Salesforce's Marc Benioff just signed the largest commercial lease in San Francisco's history, given two $100 million gifts, and supported a raft of charitable causes, all while ramping his pioneering company toward $10 billion in revenue. Those activities set him apart from his mentor and rival, Larry Ellison of Oracle. Read more »
A look the hottest deals, business moves and upstart entrepreneurs for April 18 from around the country, as reported by The Business Journals and other local business publications.
Silicon Valley…Book casualty: Virtu, the high-frequency trader owned in part by private equity shop Silver Lake Partners, puts its IPO on indefinite hold because of negative publicity ...1 hour ago
New York International Auto Show visitors expecting to see the latest innovations must have been taken aback when they spotted the Horseless eCarriage. Part innovative (it is an electric vehicle) and part throwback, it was developed as an alternative to the horse-powered carriages that offer rides in and around New York City's Central Park.
Jason Wenig crafted the eCarriage at his Dania Beach, ...1 hour ago
It only took 40 hours for Gagan Gupta and the rest of his team to create a proof of concept for the mother of all voice hacks: they figured out a way to make Apple's personal assistant, Siri, serve apps made by other developers.
"It unleashes the power of Siri to any third-party developer," Gupta told me in a phone interview today.
The 18-year-old and his other three co-founders call themselves ...1 hour ago
Not all developers chop up property and erect buildings. Jeff Fisher, CEO and majority owner of Unique Places in Durham, sort of does the opposite.
“I’m fine with being called a developer, I’m just developing in a different way,” he says to me over coffee in Chapel Hill.
He says the DNA of Unique Places was his experience with land trust conservancies, applying those principles to the ...2 hours ago
Three years in, fashion footwear startup Bucketfeet is taking a major step forward. This month the Chicago-based, artist-designed footwear company began distributing its sneakers in 48 Nordstrom stores across the country.
The big roll-out in one of the nation's most respected department store chains is the culmination of two years of development and growth based on the concept of working with ...3 hours ago
Financial industry, meet your new competition: Walmart.
On Thursday, the retail giant announced a new service that allows consumers to make wire money transfers from one U.S. store to another at a lower price than competitors like Western Union: Transfers of up to $50 will cost $4.50 and transfers of up to $900 — the maximum amount customers can send in a day — will cost $9.50.
Walmart's ...4 hours ago
What's your best advice for staying healthy when you're working insane startup hours?
"Get some form of exercise regularly. It doesn't have to be every day but stay consistent: every day, 2 times a week, 4 times a week, whatever works for you. Determine what time of day makes you feel best. Personally, exercising in the morning makes me feel great during the day, but if I ...6 hours ago
Who can do the best job in a government function?
|40%||Elon Musk's SpaceX (NASA)|
|0%||Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook (Police)|
|17%||Jeff Bezos's Amazon (Post Office)|
|29%||All of the above (Who would't do better?)|
|14%||None of the above (Governent rules!)|
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