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Cloud Computing Giant and Facebook Collaborate: Force.com for Facebook Is Born

New tools to bring together the Facebook and Force.com platforms to build new kinds of social and business applications

"This is the premier social graph fully integrating with the premier enterprise cloud computing company - this is the true power of Internet," gushed Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO of Salesforce.com, as he today launched a new offering called Force.com for Facebook – designed to foster a global development community for Facebook’s 120 million users and Salesforce.com’s 100,000 developers.

"We are seeing social meet CRM and the enterprise for the first time," Benioff added.

"Facebook users are always eager to try new applications that can improve their ability to connect and share in a trusted environment," commented Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook. "Our work with salesforce.com will give developers the tools to create and deliver a new class of business applications for Facebook’s 120 million active users," she continued.

With Force.com for Facebook, the companies explained in an ano8uncement, developers have new tools to bring together the Facebook and Force.com platforms to build new kinds of social and business applications"

"Force.com provides a complete feature set for the development and delivery of business applications. By leveraging the social graph data on Facebook Platform, developers will have unprecedented capability to create applications that take advantage of the best of both platforms. As with applications built on Facebook Platform, users’ data remains secure and can only be accessed by developers with users’ permission."

Force.com for Facebook is freely available from today at http://developer.force.com.

 

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