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 .
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.
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.
The site is near where the Golden State Warriors are building their new 18,000-seat stadium.Uber will own 49% of the building, and will enter a 15-year lease for the space.Uber announced a partnership with Alexandria Real Estate Equities to buy two huge parcels of land — 422,980 square feet — The land, which is located at 1455 and 1515 Third Street, will also be home to Uber's headquarters.
Square, the San Francisco e-commerce start-up, plans to raise at least $100 million in a new round of venture capital funding, according to a person briefed on the investment.The new round of financing would value the San Francisco-based start-up at $6 billion, said the person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the talks were private.
"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.
When Todd McKinnon first joined Salesforce.com in 2003, his engineering team had 15 people. By 2009, it had grown to 250 engineers.McKinnon loved his Salesforce job. He was senior VP of engineering, and was considered one of the proteges of Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff. But McKinnon saw a huge business opportunity in cloud password management that he couldn’t pass up.
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.
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.
Sure rent prices might be off the charts in San Francisco, and people are protesting the tech industry and their buses People are getting evicted from their homes, while Airbnb fights to keep a foothold. But there's something else that's plaguing the city: lack of sufficient parking.
Salesforce.com has set aside $100 million to invest in mobile app startups through its Salesforce Ventures VC arm. While lots of tech companies have venture funds (from Google to SAP), Salesforce has to be one of the most active.
The week after Thanksgiving, 40 Clinkle employees gathered in the kitchen of their San Francisco office. It was the second time in two days they’d been called together for an all-hands meeting. At the front of the room stood 22-year-old Clinkle CEO Lucas Duplan, eyes cast down.
Business Insider just leased another floor in our headquarters at 150 5th, and we're looking to sub-lease up to half of it to another fast-growing company. We're making up to 10,000 square feet available for a term of one to two years.The office is open, sunny, and bright: ideal for a creative or Internet company. The space has ampleroof deck.