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 .
For the second year in a row, Salesforce.com is hosting a hackathon that will dole out $1 million in prizes. But after last year's disastrous contest , which wound up costing the company $2 million in cash and a red face, it has changed the rules. And, sadly, the biggest prize in hackathon history is gone.
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.
In a long-awaited move, will.i.am is expected to officially launch his smartwatch in San Francisco on Wednesday. Oddly, this will not be related to Apple's event this week. On Thursday, Apple is expected to launch new iPads, Macs, and a new OS. But will.i.am will launch his new product at a huge customer conference being held by enterprise cloud software company Salesforce.com.
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.
Next week, a Boston-based tech company called HubSpot plans to raise ~$100 million in an inital public offering on the New York stock exchange. Hubspot is a software-as-a-service company, which means it makes software that companies subscribe to, rather than simply buy and install. The software it makes is marketing software for small to medium-sized business.
Salesforce.com will not be left out of the big data boom, and it’s hitting it in a way that suits its mainstream customers, with less overt math and lots more pretty pictures.The product’s official name is Wave, the Analytics Cloud, and Salesforce is introducing it at the start of Dreamforce, the company’s huge annual conference, currently tying up traffic in San Francisco. Two weeks ago, the company was projecting the event would attract more than 125,000 people.
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.
Although Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff has been a big, visible supporter of President Obama and Nancy Pelosi, he says he's not a Democrat. "I'm not a Democrat and I'm not a Republican. I'm an American," he told TechCrunch's Mike Arrington. during the Disrupt conference in San Francisco earlier this month. "If I like someone I'll give them money, but I'm not particularly close to anyone.
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.
It wouldn't be an Oracle customer conference without a trash-talking keynote speech from cofounder Larry Ellison. Ellison didn't disappoint on stage Sunday night at the Oracle Open World conference in San Francisco. Talking to 60,000 attendees and seven million people online, Ellison took on Workday, Amazon, and, to a milder extent, Salesforce.
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.