These things are ALL OVER THE PLACE:
For better or worse…
I’ve never seen an ad like this afore:
How long did it take to create, one wonders? About two seconds?
No matter, I’m sure SFGov is starting to think of the bluewolf as a good corporate citizen now…
And here’s the write-up by Joe Garofoli: “Tech company defies San Francisco graffiti ban at Dreamforce.”
Now let’s hear from the people at CivitasNow, the company what promised to clean up the sidewalks of SoMA and the Financh yesterday afternoon:
@bsinram 14 hours ago We’re making headlines from coast to coast @CivitasNow http://blog.sfgate.com/techchron/2015/09/14/tech-company-defies-city-ban-against-putting-logo-on-sidewalks/ …,
You see that? They think this whole sitch is funny.
I think I see the problem here, I think the CivitasNow people are thinking they might get a ticket for two or three or four or five figures, but, IRL, what they might end up with is a settlement for six or seven figures if they continue to embarrass / piss off / mock area residents, such as a Mayor, or a City Attorney, or even a Benioff or two.
Hey CivitasNow, hey Bluewolf, do you think there might be a reason why some DreamForcers covered up some of your numerous chalk ads?
Perhaps you all have reached Pariah status, but you don’t even know it?
[UPDATE: This webpage (“Dreamforce Swag”) was just pulled by “Bluewolf.” Here’s what it used to look like:
So that takes care of that.
So, no you didn’t have permits, right, Bluewolf people? Or if you do, then share the info – it sure would interesting to see that. Thank you, drive through. END OF UPDATES]
Via KatieOnViolin, you can’t do this:
Oh, what’s that, it’s only temporary? Well, that’s what they all say.
And there’s this:
“Citizens can obtain permits for sidewalk stencils, but there is no legal means for a company to advertise using sidewalk stencils, Gordon said. Still, many companies throughout the years have created guerrilla marketing campaigns on city sidewalks, including Zynga and IBM.”
What you bluewolfers ought to do, you know, wikiwiki, is come on downstairs, buy some brushes at a CVS, and then start scrubbing…
At first I though this billboard had something to do with the recent ill-starred Salesforce.com Hackathon.
Then I thought it was a beef from a laid-off salesperson.
But now I see it’s just another promotion for a business idea / patent.
Boy, I love patents, don’t you?
Here’s my favorite:
“Method of exercising a cat
US 5443036 A
A method for inducing cats to exercise consists of directing a beam of invisible light produced by a hand-held laser apparatus onto the floor or wall or other opaque surface in the vicinity of the cat, then moving the laser so as to cause the bright pattern of light to move in an irregular way fascinating to cats, and to any other animal with a chase instinct.”
Isn’t it adorable?
I’m figuring Marc’s going to go all 60 Minutes on Marissa during his hard-hitting “interview” at the Castro Theatre, j/k.
More seriously, check out the “nosebleed” tickets for just $10.
Hey, both these people have had photo shoots at San Francisco Magazine. Benioff was so enamored, he’s using one of their photos as his g0-to headshot these days. Mayer was featured about six years ago – I remember ’cause I had one of my photos taking up two pages – I should dig up that issue sometime. Anyway, the title of the piece had the word “Googirl” in it and I was thinking, “That’s not cricket.” So they Googled the term and then decided to change the title. These days, they don’t deign to fix their mistakes (like talking about diesel powered Boeing jets) after publication. Oh well.
And now, on with the show:
INFORUM is awarding Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!, our 21st Century Visionary Award. Marissa is only one of 25 women to run a Fortune 500 company, and No. 1 on Fortune Magazine’s “40 Under 40” list. She began her career as the 20th employee at Google.
In 2012, Mayer claimed a bigger stage with her appointment as CEO of Yahoo! In two years, Mayer has launched Yahoo! Screen Live, acquired 17 companies including Tumblr, and spearheaded facelifts for the mail app, homepage, and Flickr. Her boldness has made her a household name.
Marissa will be interviewed by Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO of salesforce.com. Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt will present the award to Marissa via a video introduction.
Join us for an evening with two giants revolutionizing the tech industry at The Castro Theatre.”
10 “Oh Marc, you’re the best thing ever!”
20 “Oh no, Re/code.net, _you’re_ the best thing ever!”
30 GOTO 10
[Mutual Admiration Society = OFF]
You know Benioff, it’s been all downhill since the first UCSF announcement, the first taxpayer-subsidized $100,000,000.
Oh, here’s the big announcement, with love from the RPV (0n a ryhmin’ spree, a straight G):
“Salesforce.com Chairman and CEO to Speak at Code Conference
SAN FRANCISCO, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the world’s #1 CRM platform, today announced that Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff will participate in Re/code’s inaugural Code Conference on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 4:20 p.m. (PDT) / 7:20 p.m. (EDT) in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Benioff will join Workday CEO Aneel Bhusri in a discussion about the future of enterprise technology, moderated by Kara Swisher, co-executive editor, Re/code and co-executive producer, Code Conference.
Code Conference is where top industry influencers in media and technology gather for in-depth conversations about the impact of digital technology on our lives and our businesses, today and in the future.
Following the event, the full length video of the panel will be available on Re/code’s website at http://recode.net/event-
Re/code is an independent tech news, reviews and analysis site, from the most informed and respected journalists in technology and media. Led by Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher and the rest of the team who formerly built the trusted AllThingsD site and the legendary D: All Things Digital conferences.
Re/code launched in January 2014 and announced a full calendar of industry conferences and events, including Code Conference.
Re/code is owned by the independent media company, Revere Digital LLC. The minority investors and strategic partners in Revere are NBCUniversal News Group and Windsor Media.
Salesforce.com is the world’s largest provider of customer relationship management (CRM) software. For more information about salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), visit: www.salesforce.com.
© 2014 salesforce.com, inc. All rights reserved. Salesforce, Salesforce1, Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Marketing Cloud, AppExchange, Salesforce Platform, and others are trademarks of salesforce.com, inc. Other brands featured herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.
I’ll just say that “Mission Bay” doesn’t really sound like an “inland site” to me, but whatever.
Here are your key quotes from this morning’s press release:
private, inland property,
no public property”
Oh, and what does “digitally fit” mean? IDK.
Here it is:
“FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 22, 2014
WARRIORS MAKE A PLAY FOR MISSION BAY – Team Reaches Deal with Salesforce.com for Arena on Private Property in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO – The Golden State Warriors announced today terms have been reached with salesforce.com to purchase land in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood, where the team intends to build a new state-of-the-art sports and entertainment center.
Terms of the deal were not announced.
“We believe Mission Bay is a perfect fit,” said Joe Lacob, Co-Executive Chairman and CEO of the Warriors. “It is a wonderful inland site in a dynamic part of the City that is convenient for fans from all over the Bay Area. We are buying private property, but the city will also get a new 5 ½ – acre waterfront park. It’s a win-win for everyone.”
“We’ve said all along we wanted to create a spectacular cultural destination for the City and the entire region,” said Co-Executive Chairman Peter Guber “This is about a shared cultural experience: going to a beautiful and inviting place to see a game, see a show, attend a convention. It will be easily accessible, state of the art, digitally fit, and second to none.”
Although specific details of the plan remain to be announced, the Warriors said previously discussed basic elements of the event center remain in effect: the arena will hold about 18,000 seats; it will showcase NBA basketball games as well as concerts, cultural events, family shows and convention activities; and it will be privately financed on private land, virtually unprecedented among major league sports and entertainment facilities in the U.S.
The new Warriors event center will be built on 12 acres of private, inland property, bounded by 3rd, 16th and South Streets, and Terry Francois Blvd.
The transaction with salesforce.com involves no public property and no public subsidy. There are no naming rights or sponsorship rights associated with the transaction.
The Mission Bay site is well served by public transportation, and borders Muni’s 3rd Street Light Rail. The location is also within a few blocks of Caltrain, and BART connects via an easy underground connection to Muni, both at Embarcadero and at Powell Station once the Central Subway opens in 2018. The Mission Bay neighborhood already has ample parking. And a new I-280 freeway connection at Mariposa Street will land less than a block away.
Mission Bay, a former redevelopment area that became the home of UCSF’s second campus, has been emerging as a modern urban center for the past 15 years. The Warriors new home will be within walking distance of several public plazas, parks, restaurants and retail corridors. AT&T Park is only a few blocks to the north; the Dogpatch, Potrero Hill and Bayview-Hunter’s Point neighborhoods are just to the south.
A key piece of the long-planned Mission Bay redevelopment puzzle, the build-out of this site, will also trigger the construction of a new five-and-a-half-acre waterfront park. Across Terry Francois Blvd. from the arena, the park will feature water-oriented activities and large lawn areas, which can accommodate a variety of recreational uses, similar to Marina Green.
“We’ve spent the past two years listening. We’ve learned a lot. We’re proud of the plans we’ve put forward to date, and we’re thrilled to announce this great leap forward,” said Rick Welts, President and COO of the Warriors. “We are looking forward to engaging with the neighborhood and, ultimately, making this site ‘Warriors Ground.’ This is our path to San Francisco.”
The Warriors first arrived in San Francisco in 1960 and played their first 11 seasons in the City by the Bay. The Warriors new ownership, led by Lacob and Guber, purchased the team in 2010. In 2012, the team announced plans to build a new sports and entertainment facility in San Francisco. The team has targeted the 2018-19 NBA season to debut its new arena.
Mission Bay by the Numbers
size of parcel (in acres)
Approx. # of seats in arena
Approx. height of arena (in feet)
Blocks to Caltrain
Blocks to Muni
Blocks to BART (via underground Muni connection)
Block to freeway
Existing parking spaces in Mission Bay
Current building height limit in Mission Bay (in feet)
Number of Top 25 U.S. cities (by population) without a large indoor arena (San Francisco)
Marc Benioff > Larry Ellison.
Marc Benioff > Republican Ron Conway.
Am I right, people?
So who’s left?
Anyway, this is becoming an annual tradition for Lynne and Marc Benioff – deets below.
Standing in front of the half-billion UCSF Mission Bay children’s hospital with their name on the front:
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All the deets, released this AM:
“Marc and Lynne Benioff are making the following donations:
· $250,000 to Catholic Charities CYO’s Star Community Home to provide temporary housing and assistance to families in need. This will be executed as a challenge grant, whereby contributions by the public to support Star Community Home will be matched dollar for dollar by the Benioffs, up to the amount of their gift.
· $230,000 to Hamilton Family Center’s First Avenues program to provide temporary rental subsidies to help at-risk families from becoming homeless.
· $70,000 to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Season of Sharing Fund to provide one-time temporary assistance to families experiencing unexpected crisis.
“Marc and I want to further our partnership with the City to break the cycle of homelessness for children and families in San Francisco,” said Lynne Benioff. “We hope that others will join us this holiday season to ensure the health and safety of every child in the City.”
For more information about the Catholic Charities CYO’s Star Community Home, go to: www.cccyo.org.
For more information about the Hamilton Family Services’ First Avenues program, go to:www.hamiltonfamilycenter.org.
Keep on keeping on, Marc and Lynne Benioff