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Major US companies are joining a crusade to give workers time off to vote on Nov. 3. From Apple to Salesforce, here are all the tech companies that are onboard.

An election judge directs voters outside a polling place in the Pearl Park Recreation Center on August 11, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Stephen Maturen/Getty Images Major tech companies like Twitter and Salesforce are giving their employees Election Day off in order to vote.  Others, like Apple and Facebook, are encouraging employees to volunteer to be poll workers.  Several tech firms have joined a movement called "Time To Vote," which aims to give US workers more flexibility to cast t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Voting, Etsy, US, America, Trends, Tech, Paypal, Features, Salesforce


Netflix's CEO says the company wants to build franchises like 'Star Wars' and 'Harry Potter' but has a 'long way to go'

"The Witcher" Netflix In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter published Thursday, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings was asked what he could learn from Hollywood, and he said that Netflix has a "long way to go" before it has its own mega franchise like "Star Wars" — but "we're getting there." "The thing that many studios are able to do is create great franchises," Hastings said. "We're making great progress on that with 'Stranger Things' and other properties, but compared to 'Harry Potter' and ...
Tags: Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, Trends, Netflix, Harry Potter, Streaming, Mark Millar, Reed Hastings, Hastings, Hollywood Reporter, Weiss, Millar, David Benioff, Millarworld, Ampere Analysis


The career life and rise of billionaire Oracle cofounder and international playboy Larry Ellison, who dropped out of college twice and has a $75 billion fortune

Larry Ellison. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Larry Ellison, the founder and CTO of Oracle, has a net worth of $75.7 billion, according to Forbes. But Ellison hasn't had the tech world's typical path to success. He dropped out of college twice and didn't become a billionaire until age 49. Over the years, he's built Oracle into a $170 billion behemoth whose former employees have gone on to start companies like Salesforce.  He's also become a lavish spender, owning several homes and even the entire...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, Enterprise, California, Steve Jobs, Washington, Life, White House, US, America, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, Features, Getty Images


The life of billionaire Oracle cofounder and international playboy Larry Ellison, who dropped out of college twice and has a $75 billion fortune

Larry Ellison. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Larry Ellison, the founder and CTO of Oracle, has a net worth of $75.7 billion, according to Forbes. But Ellison hasn't had the tech world's typical path to success. He dropped out of college twice and didn't become a billionaire until age 49. Over the years, he's built Oracle into a $170 billion behemoth whose former employees have gone on to start companies like Salesforce.  He's also become a lavish spender, owning several homes and even the entire...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, Enterprise, California, Steve Jobs, Washington, Life, White House, US, America, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, Features, Getty Images


'Game of Thrones' creators Benioff and Weiss to adapt sci-fi epic 'Three-Body Problem' for Netflix

Netflix is bringing the world of Chinese science fiction author Liu Cixin's "The Three-Body Problem" to TV, produced by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Netflix is making a series based on ‘The Three-Body Problem’

Netflix just announced its plans to turn Cixin Liu’s “Three-Body Problem” trilogy into an original science fiction series. The show will be executive produced and written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (the “Game of Thrones” showrunnersr signed a multi-year deal with Netflix last year that was reportedly worth more than $200 million), along with Alexander Woo, who previously served as showrunner for “The Terror: Infamy.” “The Last Jedi” director Rian Johnson and his producing partner Ram ...
Tags: Media, Entertainment, China, Barack Obama, Tech, Netflix, Rian Johnson, Cixin Liu, Ken Liu, Liu, Weiss, David Benioff, Benioff, Ram Bergman, D.b. Weiss, Liu Cixin


Netflix is adapting 'The Three-Body Problem' sci-fi trilogy, with the 'Game of Thrones' showrunners set to write and produce

"The Three-Body Problem" trilogy Netflix Netflix announced on Tuesday that it is developing a series based on the sci-fi "Three-Body Problem" book trilogy by the Chinese author Liu Cixin.The former "Game of Thrones" showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are writing and executive producing along with Alexander Woo, who recently executive produced AMC's "The Terror: Infamy."Rian Johnson, the director of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" and "Knives Out," will also be an executive producer.Visit B...
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‘The Three-Body Problem’ Series Coming to Netflix From ‘Game of Thrones’ Creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss

When David Benioff and D.B. Weiss brought their award-winning run on Game of Thrones to a somewhat polarizing end, everyone wondered what they would do next. After an ill-fated project with HBO, the duo signed an overall deal with Netflix last year, and we hadn’t heard a peep from them since. But Benioff and Weiss have revealed their next trick: to solve The Three-Body Problem. Netflix announced that Benioff and Weiss will be developing a series adaptation of the Hugo Award-winning science-f...
Tags: Adaptation, Netflix, Sci-Fi, Television, Alexander Woo, D.B. Weiss, David-Benioff, The Three-Body Problem


The Three-Body Problem: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss Adapting Sci-Fi Trilogy

The Three-Body Problem: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss Adapting Sci-Fi Trilogy A year after entering their overall deal with Netflix, Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have set their next TV project with the adaptation of The Three-Body Problem, the Chinese sci-fi book trilogy written by Liu Cixin, according to Deadline. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptS...
Tags: TV, Movies, Earth, Netflix, TV News, Rosamund Pike, Johnson, Ken Liu, Weiss, Bergman, David Benioff, Benioff, Robie Uniacke, ComingSoon, Bernadette Caulfield, Ram Bergman


How Salesforce beat its own target to reach $20B run rate ahead of schedule

Salesforce launched in 1999, one of the early adherents to what would eventually be called SaaS and cloud computing. On Tuesday, the company reached a huge milestone when it surpassed $5 billion in revenue, putting the SaaS giant on a $20 billion run rate for the first time. Salesforce revenue has been on a firm upward trajectory for years now, but when the company reached $10 billion in revenue in November 2017, CEO Marc Benioff set the goal for $20 billion right then and there, and five yea...
Tags: Travel, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, SaaS, Earnings, Salesforce, Taylor, Wall Street Journal, CRM, Marc Benioff, Tableau, Greenberg, Jim Cramer, Mulesoft, Paul Greenberg


Salesforce confirms it’s laying off around 1000 people in spite of monster quarter

In what felt like strange timing, Salesforce has confirmed a report in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal that it was laying off around 1000 people or approximately 1.9% of the company’s 54,000 strong workforce. This news came in spite of the company reporting a monster quarter on Tuesday in which it passed $5 billion in quarterly revenue for the first time. In fact, Wall Street was so thrilled with Salesforce’s results, the company’s stock closed up an astonishing 26% yesterday, adding great we...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Layoffs, Enterprise, Finance, Tech, SaaS, Salesforce, Wall Street Journal, CRM, Servicenow, Marc Benioff, Hawkins, Ohana, Benioff, Mark Hawkins


Davos 2021 is postponed — here's what you need to know about the invitation-only conference that brings billionaires together with business and political leaders at a Swiss ski resort

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg takes part in a panel discussion during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 25, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann The World Economic Forum (WEF) postponed its annual meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland from January 2021 to "early next summer."Countless business leaders, 53 heads of state, and a handful of celebrities attended last year's meeting, and the program featured big names including President Trump, ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Politics, Greece, Cbs News, Life, Finance, Angela Merkel, US, Trends, Bbc, Davos, United States, Hawaii, New York Times, Billionaires


Salesforce spikes 29% on blockbuster earnings and boosted full-year forecast

Salesforce Salesforce.com blew earnings expectations out of the water after markets closed on Tuesday, trouncing expectations for second-quarter profits and revenue.The company also raised its full-year guidance above expectations, a stark pivot from its guidance cut in May.Salesforce shares rallied as much as 29% on the earnings beat.Bank of America raised its price target on the stock to $280 from $235, calling the quarter "stupendous" and praising the company's organic growth.Watch Sale...
Tags: Microsoft, Trends, Management, Bank Of America, Bloomberg, Pfizer, Salesforce, Marc Benioff, Hgtv, Honeywell, Amgen, Benioff, Kansas City Fed, Salesforce Salesforce, David Baron, Adobe Salesforce


Salesforce is said to be looking at making acquisitions in the robotic process automation market. Here are 10 RPA firms the cloud giant could buy, according to analysts. (CRM)

Cloud giant Salesforce is said to be looking to acquire a company that specializes in robotic process automation, or RPA, technology that helps businesses automate common and repetitive computer tasks. The move would help boost Salesforce's position in the cloud applications market, at a time when the tech giant is going through a period of slower organic growth, partly due to the coronavirus crisis. We checked with analysts on the RPA companies that could be potential acquisition targets for ...
Tags: UK, Microsoft, Singapore, Tel Aviv, Trends, Gartner, Salesforce, Einstein, Conga, Salesforce Ventures, Sequoia, Marc Benioff, Apttus, Business Insider, Forrester, Newman


Here are the 20 economics, self-help, and strategy books C-suite execs are reading to get their firms through a black swan summer

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced firms around the world to shut down their offices and their employees to work from home – with many wondering what the future holds.  Perlego – the "Spotify for textbooks" – analyzed data from more than 600 of its C-suite customers to find out what business leaders were reading in these strange times.  Standouts include books by Nike cofounder Phil Knight and tech investor Ben Horowitz.  Perlego CEO Gauthier Van Malderen said senior execs had used their time in...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, UK, Washington Post, Trends, Nike, New York Times, Silicon Valley, Panasonic, Ben Horowitz, Kpmg, Seville, Marc Benioff, University Of Michigan, Lehman Brothers, Peter


Joe Biden's VP pick Kamala Harris has held prominent roles in California politics since 2004. Here are the tech moguls and A-list Hollywood bigwigs who have supported her over the years.

On August 11, Joe Biden picked Kamala Harris as his choice for vice president on his 2020 ticket. Harris, a Democratic senator for California, has also held positions as district attorney for San Francisco and attorney general for the state. She has homes in both LA and San Francisco. California Gov. Gavin Newsom campaigned for Harris in Iowa in December 2019. Forbes reported that an overwhelming majority of her 2019 donors came from California and she unsurprisingly has a fan base in the two...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Hollywood, Shonda Rhimes, Jobs, Instagram, Nbc, California, Steve Jobs, Ebay, Aaron Sorkin, La, Stanford, Senate, Massachusetts, Politico


Meet the 13 Salesforce power players helping CEO Marc Benioff lead the cloud giant to hit its aggressive growth targets despite the turbulent economy (CRM)

We've identified the 13 executives that are leading Salesforce's behind the scenes and helping CEO Marc Benioff with Salesforce's next stage of growth and challenges. Salesforce's executive team was shaken up in February when former co-CEO Keith Block stepped down and its head of international also left.  To adapt to the new normal with the coronavirus pandemic, Salesforce quickly added new product lines, like its Work.com tools to reopen safely, to help customers transition to the new normal....
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Europe, Microsoft, California, Ipo, Bt, Africa, San Francisco, Trends, CIO, Indiana, Middle East, Gavin Patterson, Sydney


Dreams feel real while we're in them, don't they Salesforce? 'Critical' virtual event Dreamforce faces the axe

'Obviously a critical brand' says CEO Benioff as he calls off online occasion Salesforce's 170,000-attendee annual uber-conference that the world knows as Dreamforce looks set to be no more - not even in digital form - at least as far as the 2020 version is concerned.…
Tags: Software, Dreamforce, Benioff


Elon Musk is sparring with Bill Gates after he criticized Musk's coronavirus comments. Here are 10 other rivalries that have formed between some of the world's biggest tech leaders.

While there are many close friendships among tech CEOs in Silicon Valley, there are plenty of feuds, too.  Some appear to be friendly rivalries — like Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison — but others have become more contentious.  Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg, for example, have been openly feuding for years, while Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have made digs at each other over outer space.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Silicon Valley is a breeding ground...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Cook, Jobs, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Washington, Time, US, San Francisco


Elon Musk and Bill Gates are sparring over Gates' criticism of Musk's coronavirus comments. Here are 10 other rivalries that have formed between some of the world's biggest tech leaders.

While there are many close friendships among tech CEOs in Silicon Valley, there are plenty of feuds, too.  Some appear to be friendly rivalries — like Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison — but others have become more contentious.  Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg, for example, have been openly feuding for years, while Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have made digs at each other over outer space.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Silicon Valley is a breeding ground...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Cook, Jobs, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Washington, Time, US, San Francisco


Meet the 24 rising stars at Salesforce who are playing key roles in helping CEO Marc Benioff grow the cloud computing powerhouse (CRM)

Salesforce just got a new chief availability officer — Darryn Dieken — and has also promoted Gavin Patterson and Ryan Aytay to new C-suite positions.  This comes months after Salesforce's executive suite shakeup when co-CEO Keith Block suddenly stepped down in February. CEO Marc Benioff used the occasion of Block's departure to point out that Salesforce has a strong executive bench — including Bret Taylor, who joined in 2016 after the acquisition of his startup Quip, and quickly rose through t...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Microsoft, Australia, California, India, Bt, Africa, US, San Francisco, Trends, Linkedin, European Union, Asia Pacific, Middle East


Salesforce's cofounder says he was initially shocked when the company became more valuable than Oracle: 'That's definitely a milestone'

As of July,  Salesforce was a more valuable company than its archrival Oracle, with a $179 billion market cap vs Oracle's of $176 billion. Salesforce cofounder Parker Harris took a moment to reflect on that achievement during a virtual event hosted by Piper Sandler. He said it felt like a "milestone" and recalled the company's early startup days decades ago working in Benioff's apartment when a $400 million value seemed like a lot. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Salesforc...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, San Francisco, Trends, Larry Ellison, Ibm, Jordan, Salesforce, Ellison, Oracle, Cnbc, Amazon Web Services, Marc Benioff, HARRIS, Benioff, Amazon Web Services Microsoft


Siemens and Salesforce are teaming up to try to bring employees back to the office safely. Here's what top execs from each tech firm expect for the future of the workplace.

The market is booming for firms that can help companies safely return employees back to the office.  The pandemic is forcing software and automation providers like Salesforce and Siemens to partner in order to provide tools to help companies track daily health statistics, and enable touchless entry, elevator access, and more.  Salesforce and Siemens' tool can also help increase worker efficiency and productivity, according to Siemens Smart Infrastructure USA CEO Dave Hopping.   "It's great to ...
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Elon Musk called Jeff Bezos a copycat — again — over Amazon's Zoox acquisition. Here are 9 other rivalries that have formed between some of the world's biggest tech CEOs.

While there are many close friendships among tech CEOs in Silicon Valley, there are plenty of feuds, too.  Some appear to be friendly rivalries — like Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison — but others have become more contentious.  Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg, for example, have been openly feuding for years, while Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have made digs at each other over outer space.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Silicon Valley is a breeding ground...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Cook, Jobs, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Washington, Time, San Francisco, Trends


Quip, which Salesforce bought 4 years ago for $750 million, has become core to the company's mission and is seeing 62% more sign-ups during the remote work era (CRM)

Four years after being acquired by Salesforce, Quip has evolved from a standalone productivity and collaboration tool to a product that is embedded directly into Salesforce's customer focused tools.  Quip is best known for its co-founder Bret Taylor, who is now Salesforce's COO, but the product itself has become core to Salesforce's mission of giving organizations a "360 degree" view of their customers. It's meant to make Salesforce easier to use. Quip is now run by Ryan Aytay, who focuses on ...
Tags: Google, Google Drive, Microsoft, Okta, Trends, Alibaba, Salesforce, Marc Benioff, Gibbs, Benioff, University of San Francisco, Quip, Bret Taylor, Ryan Aytay, Aytay, Kevin Gibbs


Four years after Salesforce bought Quip for $750 million, it's become a core part of its business and is seeing an even bigger boost in the remote work era (CRM)

Four years after being acquired by Salesforce, Quip has evolved from a standalone productivity and collaboration tool to a product that is embedded directly into Salesforce's customer focused tools.  Quip is best known for its co-founder Bret Taylor, who is now Salesforce's COO, but the product itself has become core to Salesforce's mission of giving organizations a "360 degree" view of their customers. It's meant to make Salesforce easier to use. Quip is now run by Ryan Aytay, who focuses on ...
Tags: Google, Google Drive, Microsoft, Okta, Trends, Alibaba, Salesforce, Marc Benioff, Saleforce, Gibbs, Benioff, University of San Francisco, Quip, Bret Taylor, Ryan Aytay, Aytay


Salesforce billionaire Marc Benioff says basic income will be part of our future and that he wishes the US had sent 10 N95 masks along with stimulus checks

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff believes that the recent round of coronavirus stimulus checks are a sign that a universal basic income is in America's future.  However, Benioff also said he wishes that those checks came with a package of 10 N95 filtration masks to help American citizens guard against the coronavirus. Benioff's comments came in a video interview with the Washington Post. Benioff has previously proposed an "8 point plan" with steps, including wearing masks, to tackle the tricky busi...
Tags: Amazon, Washington Post, China, US, America, Trends, Davos, Silicon Valley, Cnbc, Marc Benioff, Wef, World Economic Forum WEF, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Benioff, Andrew Yang, Washington Post Benioff


Farewell to Gummy Bear Jars: Tech Offices Get a Virus Safety Makeover

Companies like Salesforce created workplaces with all the comforts of home. But now they may feel more like hospitals.
Tags: Work From Home, News, Work-life balance, Salesforce, Remote Working, Facebook Inc, Marc, Benioff, Workplace Environment, Salesforce.com Inc, Labor and Jobs, Working Hours, Work From Anywhere, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Coronavirus Reopenings, Elizabeth Pinkham


Tech companies like Amazon, Microsoft, and Salesforce are taking a stand against systemic racism, but their work with law enforcement could contradict their stances

Tech companies have made public statements condemning systemic racism as protests seek racial justice and an end to police brutality.  But some of those same companies, including Amazon and Microsoft, provide technology to police departments, which disproportionately target Black and brown communities. "People are looking to companies for more than pretty words," one expert said. "People are looking for action at a company level. Companies need to rethink their contracts and hiring practices a...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Congress, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Mit, Fbi, Aclu, Ice, CBP, Salesforce, Customs


CS Soapbox: A Year Later, Are We Over Game Of Thrones?

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Soapbox: A Year Later, Are We Over Game Of Thrones? A year ago everyone’s biggest grievances seemed to be against  Game of Thrones . I’m sure you can recall the petition that was made begging HBO to redo season 8 (acquiring over a million signatures). In June of 2019, when it was all over, fans of the pop culture phenomenon found themselves in mourning. Not just of White Walkers, dragons, and wine bottles on a Sunday night, but well-rounded character arcs and broken ...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, TV News, Game Of Thrones, Jon, George R R Martin, Westeros, Weiss, Ned, Jaime, Daenerys Targaryen, Dany, Joffrey, Benioff, ComingSoon