Marc Benioff

Salesforce promotes COO Keith Block to co-chief executive

Salesforce announced this week the promotion of Chief Operating Officer Keith Block to co-chief executive officer. Block will lead the company with …

North America

Salesforce.com Adopts CEO Structure With Spotty Record

Salesforce.com’s elevation of Keith Block to co-chief executive creates a power-sharing structure that hasn’t always worked out for other companies<p>Salesforce.com Inc.’s elevation of Keith Block to co-chief executive moves the center of gravity away from charismatic Chairman Marc Benioff, even as …

Charisma

Who is Keith Block, the new Salesforce co-CEO?

The Salesforce board has elevated its former COO Keith Block to the role of co-CEO alongside founder Marc Benioff, here's how he got there.

Technology (Australia)

Elon Musk's Plan to Take Tesla Private Could Obliterate Auto Industry's Profits

Two hours after tweeting about the possibility of taking Tesla private for $420 a share, the company released a letter Musk wrote to employees about …

Tesla

Salesforce names Keith Block, the company's vice chairman and president, co-CEO alongside Marc Benioff

Disrupt NY

Salesforce shakeup: Marc Benioff to share CEO duties with Keith Block

There’s a bit of the changing of the guard at Salesforce.<p>The pioneer of subscription-based business software is no longer going to be run solely by …

San Francisco Bay Area

Salesforce names Block co-CEO to join Benioff

The co-CEO structure at Salesforce rhymes with what rival Oracle does.<p>Salesforce named Keith Block co-CEO reporting to the board of directors. The …

Succession Planning

Salesforce Elevates Keith Block to Co-CEO Alongside Marc Benioff

Salesforce (CRM) has a new boss -- a co-boss, that is.<p>The cloud computing firm said on Tuesday that Keith Block, Salesforce's vice chairman, …

Tech Industry

Salesforce names Block as co-CEO with Benioff

Salesforce (NYSE:CRM) promotes current COO Keith Block as its new co-CEO, working alongside co-CEO Marc Benioff, who remains chairman of the company …

Business

Salesforce promotes COO Keith Block to co-CEO alongside founder Marc Benioff

Salesforce is moving to a two CEO model after it promoted executive Keith Block, who was most recently COO, to the position of co-CEO. Block will work alongside Salesforce’s flamboyant founder, chairman and CEO (now co-CEO) Marc Benioff, with both reporting directly to the company’s board.<p>Block …

Startups

EXCLUSIVE: Salesforce Names Keith Block Co-CEO, Sharing the Top Job With Marc Benioff

Salesforce announced this evening that Keith Block, the company’s vice chairman and president, would become co-CEO alongside Marc Benioff, the …

Salesforce

Salesforce.com names Keith Block co-CEO

Salesforce.com Inc. CRM, -0.27% has promoted Chief Operating Officer Keith Block to co-chief executive alongside founder Marc Benioff, the company …

Marc Benioff

Salesforce names President and COO Keith Block as co-CEO alongside co-founder Marc Benioff

Salesforce announced late Tuesday that there will now be two sheriffs atop the Salesforce Tower in downtown San Francisco, now that President and …

Cloud Computing

Dreamforce for Service

Fourth Industrial Revolution

San Francisco coffee shop owner turns down lucrative contract with tech giant over ties to ICE

A local coffee shop in San Francisco refused a lucrative contract with cloud computing-giant Salesforce because the tech company does business with Customs and Border Protection, which oversees Immigration and Customs Enforcement.<p>Nick Cho, owner of Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters, said his conscience …

San Francisco

SF Coffee shop declines $40K deal from Salesforce over

Video<p>SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - A San Francisco coffee shop had the opportunity to make gourmet coffee for Salesforce's annual Dreamforce conference, but …

San Francisco

Marc Benioff's Goals for Women Are a Priceless Lesson In Virtue Signaling

Salesforce says they are doing great things, but how does it play out in real life?<p>Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff announced some startling changes at Salesforce in order to rectify problems between male and female pay gaps. Excellent. Except there are some things that have not yet been addressed.<p><b>1.</b> …

Money

Bridging the Trust Gap in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Fourth Industrial Revolution

VMware

Today we’re seeing pretty well everything in IT infrastructure move over to a software-defined model and the ability to abstract resources, services, …

Virtualization

A coffee company gave up a $40,000 deal with Salesforce to protest a contract with US border control

Trouble continues to brew for Salesforce over the company's contract with US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), which came under scrutiny last month as Americans grappled with a Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy.<p>The latest act of protest comes from the San Francisco coffee company …

U.S. Politics

Apple Design Head Jony Ive to Make a Rare Speaking Appearance at WIRED’s 25th Anniversary Event in October

- Jul 26, 2018<p>Apple design chief Jony Ive will be among the speakers at WIRED’s 25th anniversary event set to take place in San Francisco from …

Apple

RAICES Rejects Salesforce Donation

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Austin

Salesforce donation refused by nonprofit helping migrant families

A nonprofit which leapt to the public spotlight earlier this month declined a $250,000 donation from Salesforce, pointing to CEO Marc Benioff’s …

Nonprofits

Aid group Raices rejects $250,000 from Salesforce over border agency contract

A not-for-profit legal aid group for immigrants and refugees has rejected a $250,000 donation from Salesforce over the technology company’s contracts with Customs and Border Protection (CBP).<p>“When it comes to supporting oppressive, inhumane, and illegal policies, we want to be clear: the only right …

Immigration

“Drop the Contract!” Salesforce Customers Call on CEO Marc Benioff to Cut Ties With Border Patrol Following Human Rights Abuses

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Human Rights

Salesforce continues to invest in AI by acquiring startup Datorama for a reported $800 million

It's been just two months since Salesforce closed its $6.8 billion purchase of MuleSoft, the biggest in the company's history. But the software giant's acquisition spree yet continues.<p>On Monday, Salesforce announced its intention to acquire the Israeli marketing-intelligence company Datorama. …

Artificial Intelligence

POWER UP by Magdalena Yesil, Marc Benioff, Sara Grace Read by Kim Mai Guest - Audiobook Excerpt by HachetteAudio - Listen to music

Audiobooks

Penrose VR animation studio raises $10 million from will.i.am, Marc Benioff

Penrose Studios, a virtual-reality animation company that's been a staple of film festival VR showcases, has raised $10 million from celebrities like Grammy winner will.i.am and Salesforce chief executive Marc Benioff.<p>The round was led by TransLink Capital, a venture capital firm that focuses on …

Virtual Reality

VR/AR Startup Penrose Studios Raises $10 Million From Will.I.Am, Salesforce’s Marc Benioff, Others

Penrose Studios, a pioneering and award-winning virtual-reality animation house, has banked $10 million in Series A funding led by TransLink Capital …

Streaming

Penrose Studios, which makes narrative-based VR content, raises $10M Series A led by TransLink Capital with Marc Benioff, Will.i.am, and others participating

Startups