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  1. Haka Products Announces Haka Innovate on Salesforce AppExchange, the...Read the original story

    3 hrs ago |

    Haka Products today announced it has launched Haka Innovate on Salesforce AppExchange, empowering businesses to connect with customers, partners and employees in a whole new way. Integrating with Salesforce, Haka Innovate enables companies to better listen to their customers, identify customers' unmet needs, and engage customers during product development to validate that customers care about the problem they are solving and are willing to pay for their solution.


  2. Indiana may clarify 'religious freedom' law after widespread backlashRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Mashable

    ... have publicly opposed the controversial law. Apple CEO Tim Cook said he was " deeply disappointed " with it; Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff expressed a similar sentiment earlier in the week when he canceled all programs that require customers and ...


  3. Angie's List Halts Expansion Plans to Protest Indiana's...Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Re/code

    ... and political leaders and others, who said the law would lead to discrimination of gays and lesbians. Separately CEO Marc Benioff said he is planning to ratchet up the pressure he unleashed via Twitter and Facebook on Thursday when he ...


  4. Gov. seeks to 'clarify' Indiana 'religious freedom' lawRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Windsor Beacon

    ... governor's political career. Pence said, for example, that he had a "cordial and productive" conversation with CEO Marc Benioff, who announced shortly after Pence signed the legislation on Thursday that the company will cancel all ...


  5. Angie's List Action Joins Cook Scolding Indiana Over LawRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    The company's announcement Saturday that it was pulling its planned $40 million investment from City-County Council consideration, days before it planned to break ground, follows statements of concern about the Indiana law earlier this week by technology-industry leaders including Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook and Inc. CEO Marc Benioff. Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law Thursday.


  6. Several thousand demonstrators gathered in DowntownRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Daily World

    ... expansion of its Indianapolis headquarters because of his opposition to RFRA. Soon after Pence signed the bill, founder and CEO Marc Benioff announced on Twitter that he would no longer send employees or customers to Indiana. Pence ...


  7. Angie's List freezes $40 million Indiana expansion, citing anti-gay lawRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Mashable

    ... Indiana law, which passed on Thursday. Apple CEO Tim Cook said he was " deeply disappointed " with the new law; CEO Marc Benioff expressed a similar sentiment earlier in the week when he canceled all programs that require customers ...


  8. Angie's List Halts Expansion Project In Indiana, Citing Religious Bigotry ActRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    ... CEO Bill Oesterle. The company was expected to break ground on the project within days. Angie's List now joins as businesses across the country express their revulsion at Indiana's Republican-inspired backslide into hatred and bigotry ...


  9. Salesforce Makes Political, But Not Yet Economic, Statement Over IndianaRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Seeking Alpha

    The company bought ExactTarget for $2.5 billion less than two years ago and has over 2,000 employees there. CEO Marc Benioff won headlines this week with a tweet , stating the company is "forced to dramatically reduce our investment" in Indiana over that state's new Religious Freedom Act , which would allow discrimination against gay and lesbian consumers.


  10. 3/28/2015Read the original story

    14 hrs ago | Digby

    When bigotry costs you by digby Evidently a lot of Indiana businesses are upset that the state government just legalized discrimination. It's bad for business: Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has made good on a threat tweeted Wednesday evening, warning that the $4 billion company would "dramatically reduce" its investment in Indiana in response to a religious freedom law that critics say is a "license to discriminate" against LGBT individuals.


  11. Indiana's Religious Discrimination Law Is Backfiring So Badly Other States Are Rethinking TheirsRead the original story

    16 hrs ago | Externals

    ... send us a list of where its okay for us to go? Might the law apply to me?(I'm black). Cloud computing company Salesforce also took a stand, with CEO Marc Benioff tweeting a firm announcement that his company would not be doing business in Indiana. ...


  12. Gillmor Gang: Happy MediumRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | TechCrunch

    ... commentator, editor, and producer in the enterprise technology space. He is Head of Technical Media Strategy at and a TechCrunch contributing editor. Gillmor previously worked with leading musical artists including Paul Butterfield, ...


  13. These Indiana Events Need to Relocate to a New StateRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Advocate

    ... Indianapolis businesses have reportedly flooded the convention's leadership with promises not to discriminate. Salesforce has cancelled programs that require attendees to travel to Indiana, and San Francisco's mayor announced the city will not spend ...


  14. View from the left-time for the Human Rights Campaign to step upRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    ... Gov. Mike Pence signed the religious freedom bill was a Silicon Valley business man, Marc Benioff, the CEO of Salesforce, who got 8,829 retweets (and counting) when he pledged to cut all business ties with Indiana. Chad Griffin knows how to create a ...


  15. 5 freshly-funded cloud computing companies worth watchingRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | CIO

    ... Platform that touted $110 million in fresh funding led by Technology Crossover Ventures. Existing investor Salesforce Ventures also chipped in. The $110 million, which will go toward product development, sales, marketing and more, adds to $50 ...


  16. Indiana s Religious Freedom RestorationAct, ExplainedRead the original story

    19 hrs ago |

    ... is a license to discriminate against gay people: (Snip)Meanwhile, activists are calling for a boycott. The CEO of SalesForce, a company that does business in China, is pulling out of Indiana. The NCAA has expressed concern about holding events there ...


  17. Backlash to religious freedom bill goes national on social mediaRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | WANE-TV Fort Wayne

    ... We are deeply disappointed in Indiana's new law and calling on Arkansas Gov. to veto the similar #HB1228 . Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff tweeted, "We are forced to dramatically reduce our investment in Indiana based on our employees' and our ...


  18. City firms stand against Indiana anti-gay lawRead the original story

    Yesterday | SFBay

    San Francisco-based cloud computing company Salesforce Inc. has barred all employee trips to Indiana after Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law, ostensibly giving businesses the right to turn away lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender customers. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, the law will allow people to claim that they have a right to refuse to follow anti-discrimination protections and laws based on their religious beliefs.


  19. Indiana Governor Faces Backlash from Celebs and CEOs over 'Religious Freedom' LawRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday |

    ... , Miley Cyrus , George Takei , and other celebrities expressed their strong disapproval of the law. In addition, CEO Marc Benioff canceled the company's events in Indiana in direct response to it. The city of San Francisco already ...


  20. White House criticizes anti-gay Ind. religious freedom lawRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Washington Blade

    ... reconsider doing business in the state of Indiana." These include Marc Benikoff, the chief executive officer of Salesforce, a San Francisco-based technology company, who announced on Thursday that his corporation was canceling all required travel to ...