Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff late Wednesday joined a last-ditch effort by at least a dozen Indiana tech company executives to persuade Gov. Mike Pence to veto the controversial "religious freedom" bill, even as Pence made clear he planned to sign the measure Thursday.
The blockbuster acquisition by Salesforce.com is still helping Indianapolis attract new investment capital, recruit talent, and burnish its reputation as an emerging tech hub, according to panelists at IBJ's Technology Power Breakfast.
News that Salesforce.com wants a signature office tower downtown already has sparked an overture from one developer, shined a spotlight on available sites, and triggered fears about the impact on office vacancy rates.
Connections, the high-profile digital-marketing convention hosted in Indianapolis by ExactTarget each year since the event's founding in 2005, is moving to New York City next year, city tourism officials disclosed Thursday.