Marc Benioff

  • Tech Titans Blast New Anti-Gay Law In Indiana

    Tech Titans Blast New Anti-Gay Law In Indiana

    It’s hard to believe, after how far the gay rights movement has come, that we’re still doing this. But here we are. Republican Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has signed into law a bill that allows private businesses to discriminate against gay and lesbian consumers, according to CNN. The “Restoration of Religious Freedom Act” is meant to allow businesses and corporations to… Read More

  • Marc Benioff Wins The 2014 Crunchie For CEO Of The Year

    Marc Benioff Wins The 2014 Crunchie For CEO Of The Year

    Marc Benioff had a whirlwind 2014 both professionally and personally. The Salesforce CEO made a $100 million donation to the UCSF Medical Center last year to help it build a new hospital that will bear Benioff’s name. The check was dubbed the “largest gift ever made” to the hospital by its operating organization. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Solar Panel

    Gillmor Gang: Solar Panel

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, October 17, 2014. This year’s Dreamforce 2014 overshadowed another Apple reveal of new hardware and consolidation of the mobile operating system platform. Hilary Clinton set the tone for the week by reminding us that vocabulary is the doorway to opportunity, and Al Gore and Neil… Read More

  • What’s Disrupt SF Without A Fireside Chat Between Marc Benioff and Michael Arrington?

    What’s Disrupt SF Without A Fireside Chat Between Marc Benioff and Michael Arrington?

    Marc Benioff, the outspoken founder and CEO of Salesforce, will take the Disrupt stage with Michael Arrington again this year at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. Since last year, his company has seen solid growth, and it announced that it will be moving into what will be the tallest building in San Francisco, which will also bear the company’s name. Benioff himself has continued to be one of… Read More

  • Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff Urges Tech Community To Give Back Right Now

    Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff Urges Tech Community To Give Back Right Now

    Over the years, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has emerged as one of the greatest philanthropists in the San Francisco Bay Area, and he wants others to join him. Today at the CODE Conference, Benioff urged the members of the tech community to make stronger commitments to give back to their local communities. Read More

  • Marc Benioff Funds Social Network For Film Lovers “MovieLaLa”

    Marc Benioff Funds Social Network For Film Lovers “MovieLaLa”

    “Movie studios are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to market movies without the analytics and data to know where to target that marketing and to know it’s working,” says Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce. He’s the latest investor in MovieLaLa, a film fan social network that aims to solve this problem by doubling as a data-driven marketing platform for Hollywood. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Running On Empty

    Gillmor Gang: Running On Empty

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, John Taschek, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — why September 10 will be a turning point for Tim Cook, why the Microsoft/Nokia acquisition/Ballmer resignation had it backwards, why iWatch stands for software not hardware. Confusion makes for interesting times, or something like that. We’re caught in a vortex of boredom, say some of… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Interdependance Day

    Gillmor Gang: Interdependence Day

    The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — marvel at the mutually assured creation of a partnership between Larry Ellison’s Oracle and Marc Benioff’s Salesforce.com. Few would have predicted such a stunning partnership just a few years ago, but the crescendoing intersection of cloud, social, and mobile has borne… Read More

  • Why Oracle And Salesforce, Once Bitter Rivals, Are Now On Cloud Nine

    Why Oracle And Salesforce, Once Bitter Rivals, Are Now On Cloud Nine

    Marc Benioff and Larry Ellison, the CEOs of two of the more powerful enterprise companies in the world — Salesforce.com and Oracle — are not known to be the chummiest of execs. Before this week’s sudden truce — which will see the two companies integrate their cloud services — the only clouds that connected the two were dark and foreboding ones, as the two… Read More