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.
Salesforce may already be one of the most powerful companies in San Francisco, but in the rest of world, it’s still working its way up to becoming a mainstream brand.And this week, it took another step forward by setting a new milestone in its 16-year history: it became part of the Fortune 500 list for the first time.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Early this year, Google unveiled renderings of several clear, tent-like buildings that would replace its current Silicon Valley headquarters, known as the “Googleplex.” Renderings may be about as far as the idea is likely to go.
Salesforce is expected to surpass $6 billion in revenue this year, making it the fastest enterprise software company to ever do so. Now it’s worth over $45 billion.He was saying: ‘You should write from my new tablet. It’s great.’ But it wasn’t really a two-way street," Harris said.
Microsoft has been telling us for eons that it is eating Google Apps' lunch, but hasn't backed that up with cold, hard figures. Now, all of a sudden, sources all over the tech industry are noticing that Office 365 is everywhere.
Amazon has made a rare acquisition in the form of 2lemetry , a startup that helps its customers make sense of all the data brought in by connected devices in the workplace or retail store, VentureBeat reports . Terms of the deal weren't announced, and Amazon loves its secrecy. Cutting through the buzzwords, 2lemetry brings "actionable insights" on so-called "Internet-of-Things" data.
As this weekend's failed launch of the latest SpaceX mission demonstrates, space travel and exploration remains a difficult endeavor. It is perhaps fitting then that weekend also saw the opening of a new exhibition from NASA at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.
When I recently wrote about Slack, a corporate messaging app that has aspirations to replace email, investors valued the company at $1 billion. That was a month ago. Today, the start-up announced that it has raised $160 million from a half dozen investors, and that it is now worth $2.8 billion.
Indy Big Data, and other sponsors bailed on the conference, too.Although Salesforce is resuming business thanks to the revisions in the law, it will still support its LGBT employees who want to relocate, a spokesperson told us. Salesforce supports employees wherever they live if they have pressing needs,"If an employee is uncomfortable, we will help as we always have," a spokesperson told us.
The true success of the new Apple Watch could very well rest on one thing: how useful will this device be for doing your job? If it's very useful, then people will buy and it and bring it work, just like they did with the iPhone and iPad. And some companies, like Salesforce, Evernote, Slack, BetterWorks have apps ready to go to encourage exactly that.
Brimer says that when General Assembly was getting off the ground in 2009, New York City's startup scene was only just getting off the ground. Any founder he met was put on his email list, Brimer says, and he gave personal office tours before its first space was even ready just to make sure people were on board when General Assembly launched.
Peach, a growing lunch delivery service that operates in Seattle and San Diego, has secured $8 million from Madrona Venture Group and Vulcan Capital.The investment will allow Peach, which says it has delivered more than 400,000 lunches since it started in June 2014, to expand its operations to Boston and Washington.
For my home office I use an iMac, which normally sits at the wrong height for my posture since I place my keyboard directly on the same surface as where my iMac stands. It would be nice to raise it up a bit, and also add a small USB hub since I only have four usb ports built into my machine.
In our everyday lives as citizens, there's an app for that. When we're dealing with our government, there's a form for that,"said Salesforce executive vice president Vivek Kundra at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in San Francisco, California.
Subscription billings platform Zuora announced that it has nabbed another huge round of funding at $115 million on Wednesday, bringing its total capital raised to $250 million.Zuora CEO Tien Tzuo didn’t comment on the company’s valuation or its financial figures.
17-year-old Humza Deas dares to go where most of us never would.As one of New York City's "outlaw Instagrammers" — a name given to a group of young photographers by a recent New York magazine article — Deas scales the city's tallest buildings and bridges to get some truly jaw-dropping shots.Most of these locations are extremely dangerous and even illegal to access.
Hampton Creek, a high-profile food start-up that has attracted investors and talent from the technology industry, laid off nearly a fifth of its work force last month, just months after announcing it had raised $90 million in funding.
and called it "a jack of all trades" and a "The company even bought a huge billboard that compared Box against Microsoft's SharePoint with the tagline "Sharing should be simple."But the 29-year old CEO still found time to praise Microsoft, his long-time rival in the storage space, during the earnings call.