Billionaire Marc Benioff celebrates after San Francisco votes for new tax that will take millions from big tech firms to solve the city’s homelessness crisis

Kimberly White / Stringer Proposition C, a measure which will tax San Francisco’s largest companies in order to combat homelessness, passed on Tuesday. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has been a vocal proponent of Prop C and hailed the victory in a tweet. Prop C would target Salesforce, which Benioff has estimated will pay between $ […]

San Francisco’s second largest tech employer, Uber, won’t take sides on the controversial homelessness measure that the city’s tech execs are fighting about (CRM)

Proposition C is a ballot measure in San Francisco that would tax the city’s largest corporations to provide relief in the city’s ongoing homelessness crisis.  San Francisco’s biggest tech employer, Salesforce, and its CEO, Marc Benioff, have been the biggest advocates in favor of Prop C.  The city’s second largest tech employer, Uber, has been […]

10 things in tech you need to know today

CD Projekt RED Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Business Insider ran 2 fake ads pretending to be Cambridge Analytica — and Facebook failed to catch that they were frauds. Facebook’s new political ad transparency tools allowed Business Insider to run adverts as being “paid for” by Cambridge […]

Top tech companies like Netflix and LinkedIn say they have no problem with employees interviewing for other jobs — in fact, they might want to help

Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design/Fllickr The best management strategy is encouraging employees to be open about next steps in their career, according to top tech companies like Netflix and LinkedIn. Executives at these companies have said publicly that they have no problem with employees interviewing for other jobs — in fact, they sometimes […]

UK set to impose new “tech tax” on Silicon Valley giants

Enlarge / LONDON – Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond poses with the budget box at 11 Downing Street before the announcement of the Autumn Budget Statement in the House of Commons on October 29, 2018. (credit: Wiktor Szymanowicz / Barcroft Media via Getty Images) Britain’s top financial official has included a new “tech tax” […]

10 things in tech you need to know today

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. The first wave of reviews for the iPhone XR show the phone in a positive light, praising the cheaper iPhone’s battery life and its wide-angle camera. Several reviewers found it hard to recommend Apple’s more expensive iPhone XS because […]