According to reports, the two tech giants entered into acquisition talks sometime in early spring, but apparently failed to reach a deal.
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Here they go again. Microsoft once again seems to think its lawyers are more important for its ultimate business success than, you know, customers. This one's a fire-breather from our own David Gewirtz.
Microsoft is considering a bid for Salesforce — San Francisco's largest tech company
"We never comment on these kinds of things," the co-chief executive responded. "We've never had a deal leak."
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.
Zero Day Weekly: Active Microsoft zero-day, Oracle kills Java, D-Link snafu, more DHS cyber-negligence
A collection of notable security news items for the week ending April 17, 2015. Covers enterprise, controversies, application and mobile security, malware, reports and more.
Vlocity has honed in on the industry-specific cloud approach, with a portfolio built entirely on the Salesforce Customer Success Platform.
The compromised website is redirecting all traffic to a Nuclear Exploit Kit targeting vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash, Oracle Java and Microsoft Silverlight software.
HackerOne CPO and former Microsoft security expert Katie Moussouris says bug bounties are valuable to product development -- but there are certain steps necessary for success.
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.
Verizon's pitch is that it will offer the largest roster of cloud interconnect partners. HP and Salesforce join Microsoft Azure, AWS and Google.
It's got good hardware, good software - so what does Microsoft need to do to make Lumia a success?
After Windows 8, Microsoft needs to make Windows 10 a big success - here are some of the things it really has to get right.
Information sharing and social media are shifting the balance of power from enterprise vendors to corporate buyers. This is great news for anyone who follows IT and the CIO.
Trying to build platforms that are open and partner-centric, including the recently unveiled Windows 10, is a direct response to requests from enterprise customers, according to Microsoft's VP of Windows marketing.
Microsoft and Salesforce are on their way to delivering on the jointly developed CRM apps and connectors the two companies promised earlier this year.
Oracle has a large number of fixes lined up for Tuesday, including 25 for Java SE, while Microsoft and Adobe have patches due then too.
Oracle to open two cloud datacentres for customers who want their applications and data to stay on European soil.
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