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Salesforce promotes Bret Taylor to president and COO

Salesforce promotes Bret Taylor to president and COO Salesforce announced today that it has named Bret Taylor as president and chief operating officer of the company. Prior to today’s promotion, Taylor held the position of president and chief product officer. In his new position, Taylor will be responsible for a number of […]

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Convoy raises $400 million to expand its on-demand trucking platform

Convoy raises 0 million to expand its on-demand trucking platform Convoy, the digital freight network that connects truckers with shippers, has raised $400 million in a Series D funding round as it aims to scale its business amid an increasingly competitive market. The funding round brings Convoy’s post-money valuation to $2.75 billion. […]

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Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global is buying a startup that uses neuroscience to boost app usage

Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global is buying a startup that uses neuroscience to boost app usage When Arianna Huffington stepped down from her role at the Huffington Post to start Thrive Global, she said the goal of her new business was to help a generation “avoid the burnout that all too often comes […]

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As Alzheimer’s costs soar, startups like Neurotrack raise cash to diagnose and treat the disease

As Alzheimer’s costs soar, startups like Neurotrack raise cash to diagnose and treat the disease As studies show that early diagnosis and preventative therapies can help prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s, startups that are working to diagnose the disease earlier are gaining more attention and funding. That’s a boon to companies like […]

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Salesforce is buying data visualization company Tableau for $15.7B in all-stock deal

Salesforce is buying data visualization company Tableau for .7B in all-stock deal On the heels of Google buying analytics startup Looker last week for $2.6 billion, Salesforce today announced a huge piece of news in a bid to step up its own work in data visualization and (more generally) tools to help […]

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Salesforce’s first blockchain plunge will involve development tools

Salesforce’s first blockchain plunge will involve development tools Last year, Salesforce chairman Marc Benioff mentioned, perhaps for the first time, his interest in the the blockchain. It was not known at the time he was seriously interested, or if Salesforce would indeed offer a way to use the blockchain on the Salesforce […]

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How Salesforce paved the way for the SaaS platform approach

How Salesforce paved the way for the SaaS platform approach When we think of enterprise SaaS companies today, just about every startup in the space aspires to be a platform. That means they want people using their stack of services to build entirely new applications, either to enhance the base product, or […]

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When brands violate customer trust, it’s tough to win it back

When brands violate customer trust, it’s tough to win it back Trust is a fundamental building block of any healthy relationship, whether that’s between individuals or companies and customers. If you can’t trust the company you are doing business with to do the right thing by you, it’s hard to continue the […]

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With $90 million in funding, the Ginkgo spinoff Motif joins the fight for the future of food

With million in funding, the Ginkgo spinoff Motif joins the fight for the future of food Continuing its quest to become the Amazon Web Services for biomanufacturing, <a href=”http://ginkgobioworks.com/”>Ginkgo Bioworks has launched a new spinoff called Motif Ingredients with $90 million in funding to develop proteins that can serve as meat and […]

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Sustainable Ocean Alliance nets $1.5 million donation from Benioffs

Sustainable Ocean Alliance nets .5 million donation from Benioffs Healthy oceans are on the minds of Marc and Lynne Benioff, and they showed it today with a $1.5 million donation to the Sustainable Oceans Alliance, a new non-profit attempting to promote and incubate conservation-focused startups. The money will considerably expand the organization’s […]

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