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Tesla's Patent Release Isn't Crazy or Altruistic

Andrew Cherwenka | Posted 06.16.2014 | Business
Andrew Cherwenka

Tesla Motors is freeing up its 200 patents to electric car competitors, throwing automotive analysts into a frenzy. But CEO Elon Musk is just following the profitable open source road paved by Salesforce, Facebook and Apple.

The Bond Market Disagrees With The Fed: So What's New About That?

Terry Connelly | Posted 06.22.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

Bond traders seem to have seen Steve Martin's The Man With Two Brains so often they have forgotten it was a comedy. And these are the folks the equity markets are supposed to pay attention to?

How Mentoring May Be the Key to Solving Tech's Women Problem

Cassie Slane | Posted 04.10.2014 | Technology
Cassie Slane

Without women to look to at the top, many women in STEM fields get discouraged and leave the workforce. However, one group is changing that.

The Data Dilemma: Finding Meaning in the Modern-Day Sales Industry

Ilana Greene | Posted 02.10.2014 | Business
Ilana Greene

The profession of sales has evolved greatly since the door-to-door days of Willy Loman. With the internet, email and Big Data, technology has facilitated communication and provided access to data in ways that were unimaginable 50 years prior.

Education Integration: How One Company Is Revolutionizing Ed-Tech

Zev Gotkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Zev Gotkin

In fact, many students who complete online degree programs using 2U often enthusiastically fly out for the in-person graduation ceremonies at their own expense.

As Newspapers and Magazines Struggle, Companies in Other Industries Are Hiring Journalists, Getting Into the Media Business. Why?

Dan Lyons | Posted 10.05.2013 | Technology
Dan Lyons

The big question for journalists like me who are making the jump to companies is whether you can really be a journalist if you're part of a marketing department.

How Salesforce And Deloitte Tackle Employee Engagement With Gamification

George Bradt | Posted 09.02.2013 | Business
George Bradt

With less than 30 percent of workers today committed to and satisfied with their work, leaders need to find ways to change their employees' attitudes ...

Small Business Awareness of the Cloud's Benefits Is Growing

Mike Foreman | Posted 06.01.2013 | Small Business
Mike Foreman

Small businesses have always looked to their local computer contractors whom they know and trust to advise them which software is best suited to their needs.

Five Ways Social Media Has Forever Changed the Way We Work

Vala Afshar | Posted 05.24.2013 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Organizations seeking to evolve need to not only recognize the changes in technology and behavior but they also need to take a strategic approach to changing how their employees fundamentally work. Technology without strategy won't get you very far.

Job Cred: Social Media Certification Revs the Resume

Jason Schmitt | Posted 04.23.2013 | College
Jason Schmitt

For the first time ever, the skill sets and resume building certifications that relate to the newest iteration of digital proficiencies are cheap, accessible, and increasingly credible.

Dreamforce and the Social Enterprise: An Interview With Terri Griffith

Phil Simon | Posted 11.25.2012 | Business
Phil Simon

The annual pow-wow took place last week amid much fanfare. While I could not attend, I was able to get a first-hand account of it through Terri Griffith, a professor of Management at Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business.

It's a Good Day When Good Things Happen to Good People

Janet Balis | Posted 08.05.2012 | Impact
Janet Balis

2012-06-05-Screenshot20120605at11.09.50AM.jpgThis was not a business story, but rather one of facing life without fear and being grateful for every precious second we all have on this earth.

Aaron Levie and Box: Thinking Outside Of It

Bill_Robinson | Posted 03.11.2012 | Technology

Aaron Levie was a student at USC in 2005, when he started his company from his dorm room with Dylan Smith. It almost sounds commonplace, after all Michael Dell and countless others did the same thing, right? Wrong. It's not as commonplace as you might think.

PHOTOS: Tech Giant Plans Massive SF Expansion

Robin Wilkey | Posted 01.10.2012 | San Francisco

On Friday, Mayor Ed Lee announced that Salesforce -- a global enterprise software company -- signed a lease with the city worth nearly $340,000 for 40...

Business Is Social

Narinder Singh | Posted 10.29.2011 | Technology
Narinder Singh

Social media creates the world's biggest global gala and leaves many of the world's most established companies trying to find their way and voice... just like each of us in our first jobs.

Toyota Announces Social Network For Drivers

AP | By YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 07.23.2011 | Technology

TOKYO -- Toyota is setting up a social networking service with the help of a U.S. Internet company and Microsoft so drivers can interact with their ca...

Cloud Computing: A Shift From IT Luxury to Business Necessity

Ben Kerschberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ben Kerschberg

Cloud computing may have started out as an emerging trend that only IT professionals could get excited about (or fear), but it has quickly become one of the most important paradigm shifts in business today.

How Cloudy Is Your Business?

Andy Lark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Andy Lark

It's a simple idea. Rather than building and running proprietary information technology, it is available on demand -- through the economical and always-on networks often drawn as "clouds."

Celebs, Silicon Valley Giants Reinvent New Media Fundraising

The Huffington Post | Nicole Hardesty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

ED NOTE: The contest is fundraising for the construction of the entire children's hospital, not just the wing that will be named after the contest win...

The Bill Clinton Twitter Ban That Wasn't

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

UPDATE: Yahoo clarifies that Clinton did not intend to stop attendees from posting updates during his speech. Yahoo writes of the mix-up, A Clinto...

Web 3.0 Companies

Michael Tasner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Michael Tasner

When it comes to utilizing Web 3.0, there are a few companies that I consider to be game changers and in a whole different league from the rest. Here is what they have in common.

Know Your Audience: Social Networks and Business Tools

Karen Appleton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Karen Appleton

Like it or not, the line between consumer-focused social networks and business-driven software continues to blur. The networks we joined to share party photos and witty remarks with friends now connect to our business tools, and web-based workplace platforms.

Workplace Rebellion: Savvy Workers Drive Technology Transformation

Karen Appleton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Karen Appleton

We're on the verge of a massive shift where user experience will become the determining factor for technology adoption at work. Let the workplace rebellion begin.

Salesforce Chatter: A Real-Time Social Network For Enterprise Collaboration | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Today, Salesforce is making its own venture into the stream with Salesforce Chatter which allows any company to collaborate in real time with a secure...

Why Washington Needs to Keep Its Eye On the Cloud

Sean Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sean Donahue

Recognizing the power of cloud computing would create jobs, promote innovation and help organizations of all sizes become more competitive.