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.
A 14,000-square-foot penthouse apartment in San Francisco's yet-to-be-completed Lumina property has just been listed for a jaw-dropping $49 million. If sold for the listing price, it would be a record for San Francisco. The most expensive condo ever sold in the city was the St. Regis penthouse, which went for $28 million in 2011.
Some carriersuse "small cells"to boost their coverage, because these relatively tiny transmitters are 1.) a lot cheaper, and 2.) more inconspicuous than their traditional counterparts. Verizon is one of those carriers -- in fact, it's planning to install 400 small cells in certain high-traffic areas in San Francisco starting this second quarter.
The typical transmitters used by mobile carriers are built to cover large areas, but in turn are expensive and require lots of space. "Small cells" are the exact opposite. They are small transmitters that only cover a radius of 250 to 500 feet, but the trade off is that they are cheaper to build and maintain, and their size means they can be installed in places and remain inconspicuous.
Salesforce's stock went crazy in after-hours trading the company reported its year-end earnings. As we write this, the stock is up 11% to a new all-time high of $69.80. Salesforce posted a good year, meeting analysts' high expectations exactly — it grew top-line revenue 32% to $5.37 billion and non-GAAP EPS to 14 cents. But that's not what made investors so bullish.
Google on Friday submitted a proposal to raze parts of its Mountain View campus and replace it with a series of airy, space-age buildings with translucentroofs and modular interiors that can be moved around and reconfiguredlike Lego bricks.The campus plan, designed by Heatherwick Studio of London and the Bjarke Ingels Group of Denmark, is more than architectural eye candy.
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.
concerns about this assessment" but said it paid what was owed in full.Airbnb has paid "tens of millions" in owed hotel taxes and penalties to the city of San Francisco, according to SFGate . The short-term rental startup had technically been operating in the city illegally until San Francisco passed the so-called "Airbnb law" which took effect on February 1.
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.
Benioff boasted that Salesforce's version is doing a lot better. "And Service Cloud from Oracle, that's a great example. This is not a multi-billion business for Oracle like it is for us. They have not been able to execute," Benioff said.
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.
At Wikinvest, which got renamed Sigfig, we were constantly just two or three months away from not being able to make payroll. We constantly pivoted, two or three times."At the age of 34, Parker Conrad's life has been so fantastical, so filled with highs and lows, that it sounds like a made-for-TV movie.
The Zuckerbergs' money will go towards buying equipment and technology for the new hospital, which is set to open by the end of 2015. It's being built on the site of the old hospital, whose structure doesn't meet earthquake-safe standards.Chan is a pediatric resident at UCSF and has worked alongside doctors at San Francisco General. The hospital is currently the only trauma center in the city.
Airbnb's been struggling with numerouslegal issuesfor a while now, and one of the biggest complaints against the service is that hosts have been using it to set up illegal hotels to avoid paying taxes. These days, Airbnb's trying to get on the good side of the law, so aftergetting ridof sketchy listings (in NYC, at least), it's now collecting tourist taxes in more locations.