Browser collaboration startup, GoInstant has been acquired by Salesforce.com for $70 million. GoInstant allows people to surf the web with each other in a shared session. The applications approach does not require downloadable plugins, but focuses on features purely in the cloud. This new type of web browsing is called co-browsing. Co-browsing can take place anywhere and across platform including desktop PC, laptop, tablet and pretty much any device that connects to the web.
Zuora, subscription billing solutions provider, and Citrix, remote access and web conferencing software provider, announced today a partnership to extend the capabilities of Citrix's CloudPortal Services Manager. Citrix CloudPortal allows cloud providers and their customers to quickly and easily provision new apps, desktops and other services from a simple to use, all-in-one web console. Meanwhile, Zuora's industry leading Z-Commerce for the Cloud solution will integrate seamlessly with CloudPortal Services Manager to provide a powerful billing and payment platform that allows cloud service providers to quickly monetize and grow their cloud services.