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 has responded to cries of foul play in its $1 million hackathon by announcing that while winning team Upshot didn't cheat, judges weren't given sufficient information to select a winner so it's giving $1 million to each of the top two finalists, Upshot and Healthcare.love.That means Salesforce had to cough up $1 million extra to fix this PR problem. That's very expensive damage control.
The reports of the new office space come just weeks after it was announced thein its latest round of funding.Dropbox is making plans to expand in a big way. According to a report from the San Francisco Business Times , the cloud storage company has preleased all six stories of 333 Brannan Street, a highly anticipated new development in San Francisco's South Park neighborhood.
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.
One of the first big things HP CEO Meg Whitman did to try and turn HP around (besides laying off 29,000 people ) was to clear out some of the old, archaic tech that employees were using and bring in cloud computing.That's why HP became a Salesforce.com customer about two years ago (as well as Workday).HP, with over 300,000 employees worldwide, was one of largest customers that Salesforce.com had ever landed at that time.On Monday, the two companies came up with a new way to work together: a project called "Superpod."The Superpod is HP's private area in Salesforce.
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.
Apple's Stonestown Galleria Apple Retail Store in San Francisco is about to re-open following a massive transformation, reports ifo Apple Store. Previously, the Apple Store in one of San Francisco's most popular malls was one of the narrowest Apple retail stores out there, measuring just 25 feet wide.
Maybe by now you've heard of something called the Internet of Things (IoT).That's where just about every inanimate object in the world (your shoes, your toothbrush, your front door) will get its own microchip so it can be controlled by an app over the Internet.The IoT market will will generate an astounding $14 trillion in revenues over the next decade, according to research done by Cisco.
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.
Protesters in San Francisco who hate private buses for tech employees are right about at least one thing : Google and other companies that pick up and drop off their employees on public streets should pay for the privilege of using public bus stops.But the protesters are drastically wrong when they demand the companies pay $500 million a year.
“The world has shifted to mobile and as a result there’s been a huge demand todevelop mobile applications. However, companies are struggling to find thedomain expertise to deliver these applications and its supportinginfrastructure,” said Moldt.m>Path , a mobile development platform that helps users create and manage applications, has raised $1.65 million in a seed round from JUMP Investors.
Apple isn’t the only company looking to create an eye-catching campus. Amazon is pursuing permission to build an interesting biodome structure that will be part of its new downtown Seattle campus in Washington.
Salesforce.com is launching Salesforce1, its next-generation CRM platform that it has designed for developers, independent software vendors and customers to connect apps and third-party services such as Dropbox, Evernote and LinkedIn.The mobile first environment symbolizes the company’s focus as a platform provider with the promise of connecting the enterprise to the billions of things that are increasingly capable of being programmed through APIs. It’s a big promise, especially considering that most companies are still finding their way with how to use mobile apps and services for marketing and sales.Regardless, Salesforce is betting big on the Internet of Things (IoT) and will push its own take on the movement pretty heavily at its annual Dreamforce event this week in San Francisco.In that vein, Scott Holden, VP of Platform Marketing, said in a phone interview on Friday that Salesforce is equating “things,” with customers a a way to show the connection to its platform.
The latest page in Blackberry's business woes comes in the form of a property announcement, with the company revealing plans to divest the majority of its real estate located in Canada. This follows some pretty big layoffs, as well as a recent announcement that it'll be selling five of its buildings to the University of Waterloo for $41 million Canadian. The divestment will be taking place in part with CBRE, a real estate services company.
industry standard is to take almost every client over budget," Santos said to Business Insider. "The whole idea is that when you're not working on commission, your incentive is to get the best deal for your client."Initial consultations with senior Homepolish designers cost $80, or $50 to consult with junior designers. After that initial meeting, hourly rates run at $130 and $100, respectively.
After its public relations coup turned into a significant embarrassment, Salesforce.com has investigated itself, and changed the results of its recent contest for software developers.
The conclusion: Salesforce did nothing too bad, but the contest now has two winners.
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.
SAN FRANCISCO — Are Hewlett-Packard and Salesforce.com onto something?
At first pass, a deal announced Monday between the two companies is head-scratching. HP is putting dedicated computer servers, data storage and networking into Salesforce’s cloud-computing facilities.