The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google and Salesforce.com are forming a partnership that might integrate Salesforce.com with Gmail and Gchat. That’s a very interesting development for everyone and not just in the nonprofit world. There’s been talk of such a merger or buyout occurring before this. It’s a natural alliance of two very smart companies that are leveraging the Internet and their respective business models to the hilt. Nobody knows how deep the alliance or partnership will be but I can certainly imagine a Google Apps and Salesforce.com mashup very easily. As a Google Apps for Domains user myself, I can’t wait as the contacts manager within Gmail is substandard compared to Salesforce.com.