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'Religious freedom' measure becomes law in Indiana, Salesforce's Benioff fights back

Marc Benioff, chairman and chief executive officer of Salesforce.com Inc., speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview on day two of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. World leaders, influential executives

Salesforce boss Marc Benioff says his company won’t travel to Indiana, and he’s encouraging other high-powered tech types to make known their displeasure with the state over it’s new so-called “religious freedom” law. Read more »

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S aleforce CEO Mark Benioff today went on the offensive in reaction to Indiana's "Religious Freedom" measure that makes it legal for businesses to refuse homosexuals and others service.

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L auren Reed was having a generational identity crisis.

She was born in 1982, which marks the beginning of the millennial generation (according to most sources), but she didn't feel like a millennial — especially when she went to work for baby boomers after college.

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A startup designed to make boarding easier for pet owners is moving its headquarters from San Diego, California to Albany, N.Y.

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I s Facebook on the path to creating its own Internet environment in line with operating systems like Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android? It appears so. Welcome to the era of the Facebook universe.

Developments from Facebook’s F8 conference on Wednesday indicate that the social media platform wants to host your news, your friends, your apps and, basically, your entire life. As Facebook’s  ...

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Indiegogo founder says he’s exploring new equity crowdfunding business model

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I ndiegogo founder Slava Rubin says his company is investigating whether yesterday’s SEC vote to let companies raise up to $50 million by selling stock to unlicensed investors could change his business model. Expect other crowdfunding sites to do the same, even if they don’t exactly jump in the deep end.

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3 reasons industrial music pioneer Trent Reznor was perfect hire to redesign Apple’s Beats app

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T he lead singer of pioneering industrial music band Nine Inch Nails is “playing a major role in redesigning” Apple’s Beats music app, according to a New York Times report yesterday. The report, rather discreetly slipped the news, attributed to two Apple employees, in its third paragraph, giving next to no other information about the “private” project.

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W hen new billion-dollar companies known as “unicorns” lap up equity funding, they’re usually on the hunt for big chunks of office space.

So it’s no surprise that San Francisco’s email-slaying startup Slack – which reportedly got a fresh $2 billion valuation Monday – is in the market for a sizeable 50,000 to 75,000 square feet of space, market watchers say. Katie Wattie, a  ...

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