Salesforce.com (CRM) recently bought BlueTail, an Israeli startup developing data-mining...

|By:, SA News Editor

Salesforce.com (CRM) recently bought BlueTail, an Israeli startup developing data-mining software, on the sly. The purchase appears to have been an "acqui-hire": LinkedIn profiles (I, II) reveal BlueTail's CTO and CEO are now respectively the chief data scientist and VP of product strategy for Data.com, a Salesforce unit that provides business data and contact info for sales/marketing professionals.