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Salesforce.com Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff Receives InternetNews.com 2008 CEO Vision Award

Listing of Top 10 industry leaders honored for industry vision, talent and leadership

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the market and technology leader in Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS), today announced that InternetNews.com (a Jupitermedia property), has listed chairman and CEO Marc Benioff among the technology industry's most visionary CEOs. As one of the top 10 industry leaders to be honored with its 2008 CEO Vision Awards, InternetNews.com recognized Benioff for his talent, drive, energy and leadership, and for his conviction to his vision for Software as a Service. Joining Benioff on the list are industry luminaries Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com; John Chambers, Cisco; Steve Jobs, Apple; and Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook.

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"Our vision for the 'End of Software' has never wavered," said Benioff. "Our customers worldwide are building applications and running their businesses in the cloud. It's an honor to be recognized by InternetNews.com for that vision and our customers' success."

Editors and judges at InternetNews.com commended Benioff for having the vision and making the leap in 1999 to start a company that championed the benefits of Software as a Service. He was given accolades for deepening the company's partnership with Google, and accelerating the company's Platform as a Service approach with Force.com. According to InternetNews.com, "with the company on track for a $1 billion year, Benioff is showing how a vision launched at the height of the dot-com boom is bearing fruit."

The InternetNews.com CEO Vision Awards are designed to honor CEOs who impact the industry on "the strength of clear vision" and are "executing on that vision." Criteria such as innovation, accomplishments, and year-over-year performance were evaluated in the ranking. Most importantly, according to InternetNews.com, "how and why (the CEO) made that vision happen carried the most weight."

For more information on the InternetNews.com CEO Vision Awards, visit http://www.internetnews.com.

About Jupitermedia Corporation

Jupitermedia Corporation (http://www.jupitermedia.com), headquartered in Darien, CT, is a leading global provider of images, news and original information, career Web sites and events for information technology, business, media and creative professionals. Jupitermedia includes Jupiterimages, one of the leading images companies in the world with over 10.0 million images online serving creative professionals with brands like BananaStock, Workbook Stock, Brand X Pictures, FoodPix, Botanica, Nonstock, The Beauty Archive, IFA Bilderteam, Comstock Images, Creatas Images, PictureQuest, Liquid Library, Thinkstock Images, Thinkstock Footage, Bigshot Media, Goodshoot, Polka Dot Images, Stock Image, Pixland, Photos.com, Ablestock.com, PhotoObjects.net, Clipart.com, JupiterGreetings.com, AnimationFactory.com, RoyaltyFreeMusic.com, StudioCutz.com, eStockMusic.com and Stockxpert.com.

The JupiterOnlineMedia division of Jupitermedia consists of five distinct online networks: internet.com and EarthWeb.com for IT and business professionals; DevX.com for developers; and Mediabistro.com and Graphics.com for media and creative professionals. These networks include more than 150 Web sites and over 150 e-mail newsletters that are viewed by more than 15 million users monthly. JupiterOnlineMedia also includes specialized career Web sites for select professional communities, which can be found on Mediabistro.com and JustTechJobs.com. In addition, JupiterOnlineMedia includes JupiterEvents and Mediabistro's media-related events, which produce offline conferences and trade shows focused on IT and business-specific topics including ISPCON, Mediabistro Circus, Web 3.0 Conference & Expo and Mobile Content & Marketing Expo.

About salesforce.com

Salesforce.com is the market and technology leader in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). The company's portfolio of SaaS applications, including its award-winning CRM, available at http://www.salesforce.com/products/, has revolutionized the ways that customers manage and share business information over the Internet. The company's Force.com PaaS enables customers, developers and partners to build powerful on-demand applications that deliver the benefits of multi-tenancy across the enterprise. Applications built on the Force.com platform, available at http://www.force.com/, can be easily shared, exchanged and installed with a few simple clicks via salesforce.com's Force.com AppExchange marketplace available at http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange/.

As of July 31, 2008, salesforce.com manages customer information for approximately 47,700 customers including ABN AMRO, Dow Jones Newswires, Japan Post, Kaiser Permanente, KONE, Sprint Nextel, and SunTrust Banks. Any unreleased services or features referenced in this or other press releases or public statements are not currently available and may not be delivered on time or at all. Customers who purchase salesforce.com applications should make their purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available. Salesforce.com has headquarters in San Francisco, with offices in Europe and Asia, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "CRM". For more information please visit http://www.salesforce.com, or call 1-800-NO-SOFTWARE.

Copyright (c) 2008 salesforce.com, inc. All rights reserved. Salesforce and the "no software" logo are registered trademarks of salesforce.com, inc., and salesforce.com owns other registered and unregistered trademarks. Other names used herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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