Inside SaaS - January 22nd, 2019 |

Inside SaaS (Jan 22nd, 2019)

Salesforce hires / G Suite Price Hike / ServiceNow's "digital transformation"

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1. Salesforce announced plans to hire 1,500 new employees in Dublin, Ireland over the next five years. The hiring is a sign of Salesforce's efforts to enter markets outside of the US, and the company already has more than 1,000 employees in Ireland. In addition to the new Dublin hires, Salesforce said it will make a $2.5 billion investment in the United Kingdom over the same time period, through hiring employees and building a data center. —BLOOMBERG 

2. Bryan Murphey, Ebay's former vice president, will serve as the CEO of Breather, a Canadian real estate e-commerce company. Breather creates software that allows companies to rent office spaces, similarly to its popular competitor WeWork. Murphey will take the place of Breather's founder and former CEO Julien Smith, who stepped down last fall. —BREAKIT

3. Google plans to increase the price of its G Suite cloud software in April. The price hike comes as Google has improved and updated its line of productivity tools — and it's the first G Suite price change since the service was introduced. G Suite Basic Edition is rising from $5 to $6 per user per month, and G Suite Business Edition will rise from $10 to $12 (G Suite Enterprise's price will stay the same). —FORBES 

4. ServiceNow wants to lead the charge toward a "digital transformation" of the modern workplace, as its stock has tripled since 2016. In an interview with Barron, CEO John Donahoe discussed the company's growth and said part of ServiceNow's success is based in the fact that “no [customer] said they could afford to skip the digital transformation.” One analyst who spoke to Barron estimated ServiceNow could reach $10 billion in revenue by 2025. —BARRON 

5. Financial Review explains that although Dropbox reports hundreds of millions of users, the majority of those are using the free service rather than paying, and Dropbox might want to change that. —FINANCIAL REVIEW 

6. Wynd, a French point-of-sale startup, just raised $82 million in funding. —TECH CRUNCH 

7. Adobe released its third update in the past month, meant to fix a potential security breach in its Experience Manager software. —SC MAGAZINE 

8. Zendesk might be coming for some of Salesforce's and HubSpot's market shares. —FOOL 

9. A new report from HTF MI broke down the "key players" in the SaaS market. —THE TOKEN CLOCK 

10. BigCommerce announced it's moving to Google Cloud after using a mixture of IBM's Soft Layer and Amazon Web Services. —ZDNET 

Written and curated by Sean Wolfe. He is a tech reporter based in Brooklyn, New York, and has previously worked at Business Insider and GIE Media. Follow him on Twitter at @seanthomaswolfe.

Editing team: Lon Harris (editor-in-chief at, game-master at Screen Junkies), Krystle Vermes (Breaking news editor at Inside, B2B marketing news reporter, host of the "All Day Paranormal" podcast), and Susmita Baral (editor at Inside, recent bylines in NatGeo, Teen Vogue, and Quartz. Runs the biggest mac and cheese account on Instagram).

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