Salesforce.com just purchased 400,000 square feet of office space in San Francisco for $340 million, the San Francisco Gate reports.
The deal is the largest of its kind in a decade, and will effectively double Salesforce's footprint in San Francisco.
Microsoft and Salesforce announced today that they are teaming up to bring Salesforce's CRM apps and platform to Microsoft's cloud, called Azure. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Microsoft announced a similar deal with Oracle last year and with SAP just a few weeks ago .
figure does not include what Uber actually paid just to lease the space.It then filtered the permits by offices, nature of work, and price.Multi-billion-dollar startup Uber has an office space that it spent millions on in the heart of San Francisco.
LinkedIn has plans for some massive expansions. The social network teamed up with a developer to submit proposals to Mountain View, California, city officials for multiple office buildings that could house at least 10,000 employees, San Jose Mercury News reports .
When Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff asks tech CEOs to donate to his new anti-poverty effort, SF Gives, two-thirds say yes. One-third? Not so much. This is one of his many efforts to give back to the city. It's one reason why Google, and not Salesforce.com, has become the symbol of the tech unrest in San Francisco. After all, Salesforce.
As the result of an SEC investigation, Salesforce last week disclosed something strange for a $4 billion enterprise tech company : it doesn't really know how much money it generates from any of its individual products, it says. It said it didn't have the "financial controls" in place to figure that out. Can a company that has grown from $2.
Drawing on numbers from last month, the report is much more current than that of Google, which used data that was months old. Salesforce didn't try to defend its stats, instead opting to promise to update the information in the future.Joining the likes of Google Yahoo , and Facebook , enterprise tech giant Salesforce.com released diversity stats about its employee makeup on its website. Unsurprisingly, Salesforce's numbers look overwhelmingly similar to stats from the other Silicon Valley companies.
Efficient internal motors eject each compartment from a central module, making it easy to convert your apartment to suit your needs.Space comes at a premium in big cities like New York and San Francisco. Tiny-apartment dwellers could get some relief with CityHome , a new project from MIT Media Lab's Changing Places group that would help to make the most of a small space.
Today San Francisco's Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors finalized Apple 's Union Square store plans, giving it a thumbs up on its plan to construct a new store set to trump New York's notable glass cube Apple Store. Word on when construction will kick off has it pegged for summer.
"It's the proverbial, 'We're gonna need a bigger boat.'WhatsApp is about to get a whole lot bigger. According to the Silicon Valley Business Journal , the instant messaging app just leased 250 Bryant Street in Mountain View, a 78,000-square-foot building currently under construction. That's almost eight times as big as the company's current home, the 11,000-square-foot office at 303 Bryant.
SAN FRANCISCO — For some time, people have been saying that San Francisco is transforming into another, different kind of big city.First, San Francisco was the new Hollywood — given that people like Mark Zuckerberg are now household names and they are sort of in the entertainment business, too.
Apple's concern for it's California community and a dip in retail sales are in this morning's Apple news.
Apple has donated US$500,000 to an anti-poverty initiative in San Francisco . The organization SF Gives was formed by Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff and Tipping Point CEO Daniel Lurie.
The space that Google is eyeing for its first-ever retail store in New York is about 8,000 square feet, sources say. Realtors familiar with Google's search say the store could go far beyond a typical retail outlet, reports Forbe's Courtney Subramanian. It could be more like a tourist destination tech museum, filled with ever-changing tech exhibits.
Google, which has been at the center of a controversy in San Francisco over tech company shuttles using public infrastructure, is giving $6.8 million to fund a city transit program.The program, whose city funding runs out in June, provides monthly bus and streetcar passes to 31,000 low-income San Francisco youths ages 5 to 17.
For such a well-trafficked site, Reddit keeps its number of employees relatively low and uses an unapologetically retro site design, yet it's a near-bottomless source of news and humor for the Internet-at-large every single day. The company doesn't have its own dedicated space, but instead operates out of a San Francisco co-working space that seems to mirror the positive, low-key vibe of the site.
SAN FRANCISCO — On one side of a long, wooden table at Zendesk’s offices here, 80 software engineers who are collectively worth tens of millions of dollars stood with empty paper plates waiting to be fed.
Fresh off a record-breaking year, where revenue hit over $4 billion, Salesforce.com has issued annual cash bonuses to its executives, according to documents filed with the SEC . But their payouts fell a little shy of the maximum bonuses set aside for them, according to the bonus plans Salesforce.com disclosed last spring. Salesforce.com declined comment on why the bonuses were a little short.
There's a revolution of sorts going on in the city of San Francisco against tech companies. And Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff wants tech companies to open their wallets and do something to stop it. Tech companies are paying record high wages these days. That has caused housing prices to skyrocket. And that has led to some pretty scary protests.