Salesforce announced plans to hold its Dreamforce conference in an online-only format from Nov. 12 to Dec. 18, ensuring that the annual business software jamboree will take place for an 18th consecutive year. This is somewhat surprising, since Salesforce Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff, in an exclusive interview with The Information in early August, suggested that Dreamforce wouldn’t happen...
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The Electric: Western Auto and Battery Makers’ Big Gamble on Indonesian Nickel
For much of the last century, metals companies have made stainless steel from nickel mined in Russia or the Philippines and smelted at temperatures up to 2,900 degrees. But demand for nickel is outstripping supplies because the metal is a key component in most electric vehicle batteries. So metals producers have turned to a new supplier—Indonesia, which possesses vast reserves of a previously...
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