Salesforce confirms it has laid off hundreds of employees • ZebethMedia

Salesforce laid off hundreds of people this week as the onslaught of tech cutbacks continued unabated. The company would not share an exact number, but said it was less than a thousand, and the people involved were informed yesterday, according to a person close to the company. Protocol first reported the layoffs (although it got […]

With Bret Taylor out as Twitter board chair, he can focus entirely on Salesforce • ZebethMedia

Usually being a board chair is a job that involves running some meetings and pushing through routine company business, but when Bret Taylor became Twitter board chair last year, he was getting a lot more than he bargained for. Taylor was promoted to the job in November 2021, the same day Jack Dorsey resigned as […]

A brief history of activist investors in tech and the role they play • ZebethMedia

On Tuesday, activist investor Starboard Value revealed a significant stake in Salesforce, sending the company’s stock climbing more than 7%. A hedge fund founded in 2002 by Jeffrey Smith and Mark Mitchell, Starboard has a history of affecting change at major companies, spurring the spinning off of media startup Patch from AOL in 2014 and […]

Starboard Value reportedly taking ‘significant’ stake in Salesforce • ZebethMedia

Activist investor Starboard Value announced this morning that it was taking a “significant stake” in Salesforce, per CNBC. A presentation on Starboard’s website confirmed the firm’s interest in Salesforce, as well as Wix and Splunk. The presentation looks at the company’s financial situation and concludes that it could be giving investors a better return. On […]

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