Steve Jobs Leave of Absence and Microsoft to Compete with Salesforce.com

Seattle Tech Marketing Roundup for Monday January 17, 2011

Today’s top Seattle tech news and online marketing tips

Apple CEO Steve Jobs takes medical leave Seattle Times

The fate of Apple may hang in the balance with news of another medical leave for co-founder and creative genius Steve Jobs, as the company’s stock dropped in European trade while US markets are on holiday. But investors can take reassurance from the man likely to succeed Jobs and already an experienced stand-in, chief operating officer Tim Cook.

Can Quora Survive Its Growing Popularity? BusinessWeek

Q&A site Quora, started by a pair from the Facebook team, is facing serious growing pains and a struggle to maintain a solid reputation after the spotlight of recent publicity. Anxious to avoid sacrificing quality for size, the service is committed to providing expert answers – and heeding the lesson of Yahoo.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online launches Monday Seattle Times

Microsoft is taking on Salesforce. com and Oracle with the debut of its own sales software Dynamics CRM Online 2011, along with an updated non-cloud edition. The software giant is counting on a price war victory, offering rebates to woo users of rival products and subscriptions at a fraction of competitor fees.

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Upcoming Seattle Tech Events

Social Media Club Seattle – Party with a Purpose
Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM (PT)
Location: Banyan Branch – 2030 1st Ave, 3rd Floor Seattle, WA 98121
Cost: $10

The second anniversary party for Social Media Club Seattle with proceeds donated to local charity Jolkona.org.

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  1. Terrific news roundup, very interesting stuff.

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