Marc Benioff

After investing $28B in Slack, Salesforce bets on one of its own as new CEO

We sat down one on one with the new Slack CEO Lidiane Jones to learn more about what it's like taking over for a charismatic founder-CEO.

As Elliott withdraws Salesforce board nominations, activist pressure could be easing

When Elliott announced it was withdrawing its slate of Salesforce board candidates, it seems that some activist pressure had been lifted.

Activist investor Elliott ditches director nomination plans for Salesforce

Activist investor Elliott Investment Management won't be proceeding with plans to nominate directors to Salesforce's board.

The long goodbye at Salesforce continues with more layoffs reported today

It would be easy to think that when Salesforce announced that it was laying off 10% of the workforce in January that it would let those folks know, and it would be over with — but some employees

Salesforce plans to incorporate generative AI across the platform

Salesforce has been in the news for a lot of non-product reasons of late, so it would be understandable that the company wants to bring the focus back to the business of selling software and away from

Will one good quarter appease the activist investors dogging Salesforce?

After Salesforce delivered a stellar quarter, will it help get rid of the bevy of activist investors dogging the company?

Salesforce strikes back

It would be an understatement to say that Salesforce has been having a rough ride of late — from activist pressure to executive departures and layoffs — it seems like everyone was piling onto a co

Salesforce yields to activist pressure with harsh new policies for engineers, salespeople

Salesforce is looking at new ways to cut costs as activist investors continue to put pressure on the company. Today, Insider was reporting that the company is implementing much stricter performance me

Some Salesforce employees just found out they’re part of the 10% layoff announced last month

When Salesforce announced it was laying off 10% of its workforce last month, you might have assumed that meant that everyone who was affected was informed at that time. With social media flush with pe

As activist investors target Salesforce, what’s next for the CRM giant?

With two activist investors taking significant stakes in Salesforce, Marc Benioff will be challenged in ways he probably hasn't been before.

Salesforce turmoil continues into new year, as recent layoffs attest

Salesforce has been having a rough go of it lately, and the new year brought little relief with news it was laying off 10% of its workforce.

Benioff’s reported Slack statement muddles message about Salesforce’s view of WFH

CNBC reported on Friday that Marc Benioff sent a message on the company Slack channel that newer employees weren’t as productive. He questioned if this was due to working from home since COVID, and

Salesforce ends 2022 in an unusually turbulent position

Is this a short-term glitch in a bad year for all SaaS companies or a series of moves that could be indicative of something more worrisome at Salesforce?

Report indicates friction prior to Bret Taylor’s resignation from Salesforce

It seems that maybe Salesforce co-founder and CEO Marc Benioff was protesting a bit too much when he gave what seemed like a genuinely heartfelt goodbye to his protégé, Bret Taylor, last week, insis

As Butterfield exits stage left, it’s fair to wonder what’s happening at Salesforce

Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield was the third Salesforce exec to step down in less than a week.

Confirmed: Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield stepping down in January

Just days after Salesforce co-CEO Bret Taylor announced his resignation, Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield announced that he will be stepping down in January. Business Insider first reported the news. Tec

No one seemed to see Bret Taylor stepping away from Salesforce (even Marc Benioff)

Salesforce co-CEO Bret Taylor's resignation was a shock, and it’s safe to say that few if any saw this coming — even his mentor, Marc Benioff.

Bret Taylor steps down as co-chair and CEO of Salesforce

It’s been quite a roller coaster ride for Bret Taylor over the last year. In one week last December, he was named board chair at Twitter and co-CEO at Salesforce. One year later, he doesn’

Salesforce confirms it has laid off hundreds of employees

Salesforce laid off hundreds of people this week as the onslaught of tech cutbacks continued unabated. The company would not share an exact number, but said it was less than a thousand, and the people

Smaller Dreamforce still comes up big in first live meeting in three years

With the Salesforce event back live and in person this week, just in time for its 20th anniversary, everyone seemed to be happy to be together at a live event.
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