Salesforce cosies up to Google

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Salesforce cosies up to Google has expanded its global strategic alliance with Google, making it easier for developers to harness cloud computing for web and business application development and deployment..

A new toolkit provides tools and services to empower developers to take advantage of Google Data APIs, a common set of standard APIs for interacting with data in Google services, within applications and projects on

The APIs are freely available and promise to help developers bring together data and content in Google Apps with the database, logic and workflow capabilities in

"Google and share a common vision for making the cloud accessible to all developers," said Vic Gundotra, vice president of engineering at Google.

"Our work with will help make cloud computing increasingly accessible and powerful for developers, resulting in better web applications and experiences."

Gundotra added that the alliance gives developers a multi-cloud computing platform for building and running applications.

"The Platform-as-a-Service, encompassing a complete feature set for the creation of business applications, and Google's open APIs and technologies, will enable the creation of powerful applications delivered on the web," he said.

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