re: What Will Salesforce.com Buy With $1 Billion?
There's actually been some water cooler discussion around my "day job" about what SalesForce is going to do next.
The idea that I'm betting on is that someone like Box or DropBox is going to be the next to go under their umbrella. Benioff has said that he wants to build that tecnology into the SalesForce platform and has made it a priority - why build when you can buy? Pick up the technology, spend the effort integrating it, add the functionality for your existing clientele and try to convert current Box users over to the entire platform of services... could be a serious win.