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Salesforce Closes Heroku Acquisition

Jan 05, 2011, 17:28 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Shread)

"Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) has closed its acquisition of Ruby cloud platform vendor Heroku for $212 million, the cloud CRM leader announced today.

"Heroku will gives Salesforce a Ruby application development platform in addition to its VMforce platform-as-a-service for Java developers.

"Salesforce says its Ruby and Java platform services position the company as a leader in 'Cloud 2' app development, but the acquisition also significantly raises the profile of the open source Ruby language.

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