Elon Musk’s Ultimate Twitter Troll: A Takeover Bid

The billionaire could be at the helm of the internet’s loudest megaphone.

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Big Tech Makes a Big Bet: Offices Are Still the Future

Even as they allow some employees to change how often they come into the office, tech companies are rapidly buying and leasing properties around the country.

#amazon-com-inc, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #meta-platforms-inc, #real-estate-commercial, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #salesforce-com-inc, #wework-companies-inc, #zynga-inc

Business Coalitions to Speak Out Against Voting Restrictions in Texas

Companies including Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft and Unilever are set to call for expanded voting access in the state after weeks of silence from national businesses on Republicans’ voting bills there.

#corporate-social-responsibility, #hewlett-packard-company, #letters, #microsoft-corp, #patagonia-inc, #republican-party, #salesforce-com-inc, #sodexo, #state-legislatures, #texas, #unilever-nv, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters

Returning to the Office Sparks Anxiety and Dread for Some

After a year of working remotely, some employees are not keen to go back to the office, and, so far, employers are being receptive to their concerns.

#amazon-com-inc, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #california-state-university-fullerton, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #executives-and-management-theory, #ford-motor-co, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #salesforce-com-inc, #shutdowns-institutional, #solomon-david-m, #target-corporation, #telecommuting, #workplace-environment

A Hidden Obstacle to Boardroom Diversity

Some companies are reluctant to let lower-level managers become outside directors, adding a systemic impediment to the push.

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Marc Benioff Sets His Sights on Microsoft

The Salesforce C.E.O.’s planned acquisition of Slack will have him competing directly with the Goliath that is Microsoft.

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Salesforce to Acquire Slack for $27.7 Billion

The move caps an acquisitive streak by Salesforce and ends Slack’s run as an independent publicly traded company.

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Has Business Left Milton Friedman Behind?

The economist taught a generation of corporate leaders that profit should be their main motive. A new group of C.E.O.s begs to differ.

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Parents Got More Time Off. Then the Backlash Started.

Pandemic policies at tech companies have created a rift between parents offered more benefits and resentful workers who don’t have children.

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Farewell to Gummy Bear Jars: Tech Offices Get a Virus Safety Makeover

Companies like Salesforce created workplaces with all the comforts of home. But now they may feel more like hospitals.

#benioff-marc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #elizabeth-pinkham, #facebook-inc, #labor-and-jobs, #remote-working, #salesforce-com-inc, #work-from-anywhere, #work-from-home, #work-life-balance, #working-hours, #workplace-environment

Employers Rush to Adopt Virus Screening. The Tools May Not Help Much.

Symptom-checking apps and fever-screening cameras promise to keep sick workers at home and hinder the virus. But experts warn they can be inaccurate and violate privacy.

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Marc Benioff’s $25 Million Blitz to Buy Protective Gear From China

A call from a university chancellor set in motion a private sector effort to procure 50 million masks, gowns and swabs for American medical facilities.

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China’s Elite Donate Coronavirus Gear to the U.S.

People and companies with vested interest in sustaining the U.S.-China relationship are stepping in as ties fray between the two countries.

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