"We never comment on these kinds of things," the co-chief executive responded. "We've never had a deal leak."
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Salesforce has a gawdy market cap so the field of potential acquirers is limited. Nevertheless, a handful of tech giants led by Oracle could pull off a deal.
"It's always hard for me to talk about Oracle because Larry Ellison is a good friend of mine," said Benioff.
Oracle takes a cloud victory lap as analysts and investor cheer the second quarter. CTO Larry Ellison lays out plans to pass Salesforce.
Ellison speculated that not only would Oracle catch up with partner/rival Salesforce.com next year -- but that it would eventually surpass the CRM giant in the cloud market.
Salesforce.com is upgrading its cornerstone ExactTarget Marketing Cloud to continue changing the way brands communicate with their customers via social channels.
Oracle to open two cloud datacentres for customers who want their applications and data to stay on European soil.
Here are some thoughts on how I see the CRM market moving and various tech companies and projects that I think you'll find to your liking.
Monday morning opener: Adobe rates high on our survey of enterprise software vendors being used or considered. Microsoft dominates and Salesforce, Workday and others sneak up on giants like SAP and Oracle.
Rimini Street rolled out a services designed to mix, match and migrate legacy SAP and Oracle applications with cloud tools from the likes of Workday and Salesforce.
On balancing HP and Oracle as infrastructure partners, Salesforce's co-founder quipped, "It's not just an Internet of Customers but Internet of Partners."
The deal will expand the $400 million integrator's reach on the east coast.
By integrating each other's apps, both companies are capitalizing on their shared "mutual customers." It also brings Workday a step closer to Oracle, which already has a nine-year cloud pact with Salesforce.
Salesforce is putting some big guns behind its enterprise sales efforts as it aims for revenue growth.
If you thought the new bromance between Benioff and Ellison was unbelievable before, just find out what he said at TechCrunch Disrupt on Tuesday.
Firm buys SAP, Oracle and software-as-a-service implementation firms to boost growth.
Recently named U.S. partner of the year by the giant software developer, the company is also aligned with EMC, Google, IBM, Oracle, Salesforce and TIBCO.
Oracle partners with Salesforce, Microsoft and NetSuite in a week. Analysts say Workday needs to think through its partnership strategy to control more of its own destiny.
In an eagerly awaited discussion (or match-up), Larry Ellison and Marc Benioff talked it out in front of media and analysts on Thursday.
Linda Blair's Exorcist character couldn't spin her head around as fast as software market watchers are doing this week. Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, and NetSuite are all doing the alliance dance. But are these deals as substantial as they sound?
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