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October 24, 2007 at 6:28 PM

Benioff on Neil Young and Visual Basic

The real reason Salesforce.com Chief Executive Marc Benioff was in Seattle today wasn’t to pitch his company’s new development platform.

It turned out he and co-founder Parker Harris wanted to catch the Neil Young concert here Tuesday night, so they decided to stay over and update local journalists on the company’s progress.

In particular, they wanted to highlight Visualforce, an interface development tool first unveiled at a developer conference in September.

“Think of it as Visual Basic as a service,” Benioff said.

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