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#FridayFunnies – HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ is Inspired by Real People in the Tech World — Here They Are

HBO and Melia Robinson/Tech Insider HBO’s “Silicon Valley” gives a whirlwind tour of the triumphs, debauchery, and epic fails of the real tech world. It’s a show so spot-on, the CEO of Snapchat once called it “basically a documentary.” Earlier this month, superfan and tech consultant Rex Sorgatz published the definitive person-to-person mapping of “Silicon • Read More »


Versioning and Deploying Salesforce Metadata using TFS/VSTS

This blog will show how you can use Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) version control system to version control Salesforce.com Metadata.  It will also show how the Build feature in VSTS can enable you to deploy Salesforce Metadata from one Salesforce development instance to a Salesforce QA instance. Read the source article at MSDN Blogs


WebEngage to Take on Adobe and Salesforce with its Marketing Automation Product

Software product startup WebEngage is betting on its new marketing automation software product, currently being piloted at ecommerce giant Flipkart, to take on Adobe and Salesforce and boost its reach in the lucrative US midmarket.  Read the source article at The Economic Times


IBM Follows Salesforce Lead on Supporting Their LGBT Employees

It has become increasingly common for large tech companies to use their weight and power to take a stand on social issues that could negatively impact their employees. Read the source article at Business Insider


SDL Announces Global Team App on the Salesforce AppExchange

Users can now more easily collaborate with global sales teams with real-time multilingual translation within the Salesforce platform. Read the source article at businesswire.com


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The rise of Marc Benioff, the Billionaire Founder of Salesforce

It seems like Salesforce CEO and founder Marc Benioff never leaves the spotlight. Between Salesforce’s annual Dreamforce mega-conference in San Francisco , his philanthropy , and his ongoing fight against discrimination laws in places like Georgia and Indiana , Benioff seems like he’s always making headlines. Read the source article at Business Insider


Silicon Valley is Shaping the Election

Candidates are now using data analytics and social media to target potential supporters and fundraise.  “There’s a lot of science around raising money,” said former Salesforce.com CEO John Dillon, who now runs Aerospike, the developer of a high-performance database. “Both parties have this in spades right now.” Read the source article at cnbc.com


Salesforce Alumni In The News


Scott Dorsey Joins the Lesson.ly Board of Directors

Lesson.ly, the leader in learning automation software, announced that Scott Dorsey has joined its board of directors. Dorsey is managing partner at High Alpha , a venture studio that conceives, launches and scales next-generation enterprise cloud companies. Previously, he was co-founder and CEO of ExactTarget. Dorsey became CEO of Salesforce Marketing Cloud after Salesforce’s historic • Read More »


MassRoots Recruits Former Salesforce VP, Lance Galey, as Chief Technology Officer

MassRoots, one of the largest and fastest growing technology platforms for the cannabis industry, is pleased to announce it has recruited Lance Galey as its Chief Technology Officer. Previously, Mr. Galey served as Chief Software Architect of Cloud Services for Autodesk and Vice President and Principle Architect at Salesforce. Read the source article at finance.yahoo.com


Yotco Gains a $22 Million Round and Also a Salesforce Marketing Executive

Bessemer Venture Partners is leading a $22 million round for Yotco, a startup trying to make user generated content more reliable for gaining new customers.  Along with the funding, the company has also appointed former Salesforce Marketing Cloud executive Jeff DiBartolo as Vice President. Read the source article at inc.com


Salesforce Exec Gary Flake Departs 3 Years After Tech Giant Bought His Startup

Gary Flake, who joined Salesforce in Seattle as CTO for search and data science after the CRM giant bought his local startup three years ago, left the company effective June 3. Read the source article at GeekWire


Accurate Background Appoints Former Salesforce VP as New Chief Revenue Officer

Accurate Background announced that Scott Hebert has joined the company as Chief Revenue Officer. Prior to joining Accurate Background, Scott was the VP of Industry Vertical Sales at Box.com. Prior to Box, he was the VP of Western U.S. Sales at Salesforce.com for 9 years. Read the source article at finance.yahoo.com