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India poised to become a ‘superpower’ with rapid digitisation: Salesforce

India has the potential and is set to become a superpower, with accelerated digital adpotion, Salesforce Chief Digital Evangelist Vala Afshar has said on Thursday. “India can be very much poised to be a superpower when it comes to accelerating digital transformation, because of the talent pool, because of the affordability of connectivity, and just the sheer size of IT professionals that exists in India. I can tell you Salesforce’s success will be largely due based on the work that’s happening...
Tags: Business, News, India, Salesforce, Vala Afshar


Freshworks jumps 36% in trading debut after pricing IPO at $36 per share

Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Shares of Indian software firm Freshworks jumped as much as 36% in their trading debut on Wednesday. The firm priced its initial public offering at $36 per share Tuesday evening. Freshworks aims to compete with Salesforce as it tries to disrupt the customer relationship management market. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Shares of Freshworks jumped as much as 36% on Wednesday during its Nasdaq...
Tags: India, US, Trends, Sydney, Salesforce, Chennai, London Berlin, San Mateo California, Chennai India, Girish Mathrubootham, FreshWorks, Bank of America Securities, Mathrubootham, Isabelle Lee, Pavlo Gonchar, Morgan Stanley JPMorgan


Freshworks jumps 31% in trading debut after pricing IPO at $36 per share

Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Shares of Indian software firm Freshworks jumped as much as 32% in their trading debut on Wednesday. The firm priced its initial public offering at $36 per share Tuesday evening. Freshworks aims to compete with Salesforce as it tries to disrupt the customer relationship management market. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Shares of Freshworks jumped as much as 32% on Wednesday during its Nasdaq...
Tags: India, US, Trends, Sydney, Salesforce, Chennai, London Berlin, San Mateo California, Chennai India, Girish Mathrubootham, FreshWorks, Bank of America Securities, Mathrubootham, Isabelle Lee, Pavlo Gonchar, Morgan Stanley JPMorgan


Salesforce's Indian rival Freshworks valued at $10 billion in Wall Street IPO

An Indian company that wants to rival Salesforce is launching an initial public offering in the United States this week.
Tags: Cnn, United States, Salesforce, Wall Street IPO


Salesforce COO Bret Taylor is slowly taking over many of CEO Marc Benioff's major leadership responsibilities. Over a dozen insiders explain his meteoric rise to the top.

Niholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images; Salesforce; Santiago Mejia/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images; Justin Sullivan/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Insider In five years, Salesforce COO Bret Taylor has emerged as the heir apparent to Marc Benioff. Taylor's profile is growing as he takes over duties typically expected from a CEO, insiders say. Over a dozen of his past and current colleagues explain how his star rose so quickly. See more stories on Insider's business page. Salesforce...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Texas, Enterprise, Trends, Indiana, Getty Images, Google Docs, Salesforce, Taylor, Signal, Slack, CRM, Marc Benioff, Software As A Service, Nordic


Salesforce reaches Net Zero energy usage, announces updates to Sustainability Cloud

Salesforce has often preached about responsible capitalism, and today at Dreamforce, the company’s annual customer extravaganza, it announced a notable achievement in the battle against global climate change. The company said that it has achieved effective Net Zero energy usage across its entire value chain with 100% renewable energy, while purchasing carbon offsets when that’s not possible. At the same time, it announced updates to the Sustainability Cloud, a product that the company sells to o...
Tags: Cloud, Enterprise, Tech, Sustainability, SaaS, Salesforce, Taylor, GreenTech, Dreamforce, Alexander, Bret Taylor, Suzanne DiBianca, COO Bret Taylor, Dreamforce 2021, Ari Alexander GM


Slack releases Clips video tool, announces 16 Salesforce integrations

Slack has been talking about expanding beyond text-based messaging for some time. Today at Dreamforce, the Salesforce customer conference taking place this week, it announced Clips, a way to leave short video messages that people can watch at their leisure. Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield sees Clips as a way to communicate with colleagues when a full 30 minutes meeting isn’t really required. Instead, you can let people know what’s going on through a brief video. “Clips are a way to record yourself...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Messaging, Tech, SaaS, Collaboration, M&a, Clips, Salesforce, Stewart Butterfield, Slack, Clubhouse, Butterfield, Josh Constine, Bret Taylor


Salesforce backs Indian payments startup Razorpay – TechCrunch

“At Razorpay, we want to make further strides on the idea of investing in India’s digital future and building an intelligent payment and banking infrastructure for the new-world. We are delighted to associate with Salesforce Ventures and Salesforce more broadly in India,” said Harshil Mathur, co-founder and chief executive of the fintech startup. Monday’s deal is Salesforce Ventures’ second investment in the Indian startup ecosystem. [Via]
Tags: Business, India, Salesforce, Salesforce Ventures, Indian Startups, RazorPay, Harshil Mathur


Salesforce backs Indian payments startup Razorpay

Six-year-old Bangalore-based fintech Razorpay, which was valued at $3 billion in a financing round in April this year, has courted one more high-profile investor: Salesforce Ventures. Razorpay said on Monday it has received a “strategic investment” from the venture arm of the American enterprise giant. The investment will help the startup “further strengthen its presence in the business banking space,” it said. The two firms didn’t disclose the size of the investment, but Sequoia Capital India-b...
Tags: Asia, Microsoft, India, Funding, Tech, Payments, Salesforce, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Salesforce Ventures, Google Facebook, South East Asian, Oyo, Arundhati Bhattacharya, Bhattacharya, RazorPay


10 things in tech you need to know today

Getty Images Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. ​​Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.Let's get started.1. Google faces calls to compensate its underpaid temp workers. After reports that the tech giant illegally underpaid thousands of contract workers, more than 140 Google employees signed a petition calling on the company to properly compensate them - calling it a "mass...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Spacex, Microsoft, Amc, US, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Earth, Gm, Salesforce, Taylor, Mailchimp


Tyk raises $35M for its open-source, open-ended approach to enterprise API management

APIs are the grease turning the gears and wheels for many organizations’ IT systems today, but as APIs grow in number and use, tracking how they work (or don’t work) together can become complex and potentially critical if something goes awry. Now, a startup that has built an innovative way to help with this is announcing some funding after getting traction with big enterprises adopting its approach. Tyk, which has built a way for users to access and manage multiple internal enterprise APIs throu...
Tags: Google, Europe, Technology, London, Enterprise, Developer, Cloud Computing, Funding, Tech, Ceo, Computing, New Zealand, Ibm, Starbucks, Api, Salesforce


Salesforce announces new Mulesoft RPA tool based on Servicetrace acquisition

When Salesforce announced it was buying German RPA vendor Servicetrace last month, it seemed that it might match up well with Mulesoft, the company the CRM giant bought in 2018 for $6.5 billion. Mulesoft, among other things, helps customers build APIs to legacy systems, while Servicetrace provides a way to add automation to legacy systems. Sure enough, the company announced today, that it’s planning a new Mulesoft-Servicetrace tool called Mulesoft RPA. The Servicetrace deal closed on September 2...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Tech, SaaS, Salesforce, Einstein, Mulesoft, RPA, Workflow Automation, John Kucera, Kucera, Einstein Automate, Servicetrace, Mulesoft RPA, Salesforce RPA


How to use LinkedIn hashtags and resume keywords to apply for remote work

Just one in 10 companies expects all their staff to return to the office after the pandemic. Manish Rajput/SOPA Images When looking for remote jobs, it's important to tailor your résumé and cover letter accordingly. Highlighting any previous remote work or related soft skills such as Zoom could go a long way. Optimizing your LinkedIn profile and using the relevant hashtags will catch recruiters' attention. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Remote work might ha...
Tags: Google, UK, Resume, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Linkedin, Remote Work, Google Docs, Job Search, Salesforce, CV, Video Conferencing, Nordic, Remote workers


Folk helps you share contacts with your team

Folk is a new productivity tool started by European startup studio eFounders. And the startup just raised a $3.3 million seed funding round led by Accel with a big group of business angels. When you think about managing contacts and relationships in a professional environment, you might think that companies have solved this already. An entire category of products and companies have emerged around this idea with CRMs. Popular CRM platforms include Salesforce and HubSpot and I’m sure your sales te...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Europe, Salesforce, HubSpot, Accel, Folk, Thibaud Elzière, Front Aircall, Airtable Folk


Sendoso nabs $100M as its corporate gifting platform passes 20,000 customers

Corporate gift services have come into their own during the Covid-19 pandemic by standing in as a proxy for other kinds of relationship building activities — office meetings, lunches, and hosting at events — that have traditionally been part and parcel of how people do business, but were no longer feasible during lockdowns, social distancing and offices closing their doors. Now, Sendoso — a popular “end-to-end” gifting platform offering access to 30,000 products including corporate swag, regular...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Enterprise, Ebay, Softbank, Funding, Marketing, San Francisco, Gift, Tech, Amazon.com, Ceo, Economy, Companies, Comcast, Ireland


Big Tech salaries revealed: How much engineers, developers, and product managers make at companies including Amazon, Facebook, Google, Apple, Microsoft, Intel, Uber, IBM, and Salesforce

Business Insider analyzed salary data for workers at top tech companies. SrdjanPav/Getty Images Business Insider analyzed salary data for thousands of workers to reveal how much large tech companies pay. We crunched the numbers for companies including Airbnb, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Salesforce, Snap, and Uber. The data, which US companies report in visa applications for foreign workers, sheds light on how engineers, designers, and others are compensated in the competiti...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Transportation, Facebook, Uber, New York, Texas, Enterprise, Microsoft, California, US, Trends, Tech, Pay, Intel


To No One’s Surprise, FOSTA Is Confounding Judges–J.B. v. G6

Plaintiffs underutilitized FOSTA’s new Section 230 exclusions for the first two years after the law’s enactment, but now we are getting FOSTA rulings at a rapid clip. Given FOSTA’s terrible drafting, it’s not surprising that the rulings are not agreeing with each other. Background As with FOSTA cases generally, this case’s facts are heartbreaking. In a prior ruling, the court held that Craigslist qualified for Section 230(c)(1) protection for state law claims but not for the 1595 claim. The pla...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Craigslist, Law, Congress, Senate, Court, Marketing, US, Internet Association, Salesforce, Doj, DOE, Kik, Thomas, Sen Portman


3 keys to pricing early-stage SaaS products

Yousuf Khan Contributor Share on Twitter Yousuf Khan is a partner at Ridge Ventures. Prior to joining Ridge, he was the first CIO of Automation Anywhere, CIO and Vice President of Customer Success at cloud-based AI platform Moveworks, as well as CIO of Pure Storage, Qualys and Hult International Business School. More posts by this contributor Customer advisory boards are a gold mine for startup brand champions ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Enterprise, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, SaaS, Aws, Salesforce, Enterprise Software, Product, Moveworks, EC Enterprise Applications, EC Column, Yousuf Khan, Ridge Ventures Prior


Salesforce will help workers leave states over abortion laws

The CEO of Salesforce said the company will help employees leave Texas, and he did so while retweeting a story linking the offer to concern about Texas’ new anti-abortion law. Salesforce, which sells customer-management software, joins a small number of companies that have reacted against the Texas law. CNBC reported that the San Francisco-based company told employees in a Slack message it will help them move “if you have concerns about access to reproductive healthcare in your state.” On Friday...
Tags: Lyft, Business, Texas, California, Uncategorized, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Abortion, Salesforce, Biden, Cnbc, Slack, Marc Benioff, Greg Abbott, U S Supreme Court


Salesforce CEO says it will help Texas workers wanting to move over abortion law

The CEO of Salesforce said the company will help Texas employees leave the state via social media as he retweeted a story linking the offer to concern about the state's’ new anti-abortion law. Other businesses and even Chicago's private-public business recruitment arm - World Business Chicago - have reacted to the anti-abortion law in Texas.
Tags: Texas, Chicago, Salesforce


Freshworks aims for nearly $9 billion valuation in US IPO

Freshworks disclosed on Monday that it is aiming for a valuation of up to $9 billion in its US initial public offering in which it is hoping to raise over $800 million. The California-based firm, which started its journey in India and rivals Salesforce, said it plans to sell 28.5 million shares at a price range of $28 to $32. If the firm is able to sell its shares at the top range, it will raise $912 million. Freshworks had originally filed paperworks for its IPO in late August, but hadn’t discl...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, California, India, US, Tech, Salesforce, Nasdaq, Tiger Global, Accel, International Data Corporation IDC, Girish Mathrubootham, FreshWorks, FRSH, Sequoia Capital India, CapitalG


10 things in tech you need to know today

Apple/Rachel Luna/Stringer Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. ​​Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.Before we dive in, we want to invite you to Insider's virtual event, "The Future of Mobility: Data Driving Innovation," presented by Arity, taking place tomorrow at noon ET. Get the details and sign up here.Now, let's get started.1. ICYMI: A judge ruled a massive blow ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Google Drive, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spacex, New York, Texas, NFL, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Salesforce, App Store, Elizabeth Holmes


How Small Design Decisions Have A Big Impact Upon Participation

We do a lot of work with Salesforce communities. It’s clear that the smallest design tweaks often have a big impact on participation. If you spend much time browsing Salesforce communities for example, you might soon notice something odd. In many communities, a member will post the entire question in the subject line . Now compare this to what a good question : Notice the difference? The subject line is clear, the context is included within the body of the email, the screenshot provides ev...
Tags: Community, Salesforce, Online Community, Speaking, Community Management, Online Communities


Salesforce to help workers leave states over abortion laws

The CEO of Salesforce said the company will help employees leave Texas after Texas' new anti-abortion law passed.
Tags: Texas, Salesforce


Women in Texas will take back control of their reproductive healthcare by leaving the state or going to Mexico to have abortions, say rights advocates

AP Women who have migrated from Mexico to Texas will have to choose whether to turn back to access abortion care. American women are also migrating across the country to manage their pregnancies how they choose to. Salesforce said it would help employees relocate if they had concerns about access to reproductive healthcare. See more stories on Insider's business page. Mexican immigrants to Texas are considering returning to their home country to terminate their pregnancies to avoid ...
Tags: Texas, Mexico, Trends, Ap, Healthcare, The Times, Nevada, New Mexico, Salesforce, Times, Albuquerque, Greg Abbott, Rocky Mountain, UK Weekend, Bethany Dawson, Texas Abortion Ban


In wake of Texas abortion law, Benioff tells Salesforce employees: ‘We’ll help you exit TX’

Salesforce has offered to help its employees get out of Texas after the state’s...
Tags: Texas, Salesforce, Benioff


Salesforce offers to help relocate employees in Texas due to new abortion law

Software company Salesforce is offering to help relocate employees in Texas due to the state’s new, restrictive abortion law, the...
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Salesforce said it will help employees leave Texas due to abortion law

Salesforce announced that it will assist its employees and their families if they want to leave Texas after the state passed the nation's most restrictive abortion law.
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Salesforce to Help Workers Leave States Over Abortion Laws

Business-software company Salesforce says it will help employees leave Texas if they are worried about a new law that severely restricts abortion in the state.
Tags: Texas, Salesforce


Salesforce will pay its workers to leave Texas

Salesforce, the cloud software company based in California, has offered to pay its workers in Texas to leave the state following its 6-week abortion ban. "These are incredibly personal issues that directly impact many of us — especially women," Salesforce told employees in the message, which CNBC obtained. — Read the rest
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