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salesforce.com's Benioff Says Oracle-Siebel Deal "Puts Investors out of Misery"

salesforce'com CEO Mark Benioff, a former Oracle executive, can be relied upon to provide provocative comments with respect to his company and competition, particularly so with respect to rivals Oracle and Siebel Systems. Below are initial comments he made in a note to employees in reaction to hearing that his two rivals have now combined into a single company by dint of Oracle aquiring Siebel for $5.85 billion. (It should be noted that Benioff has a home in Hawaii and is known for his wearing of Hawaiian shirts.) His comments follow: Marc Benioff "Oracle put Siebel investors out... (more)

Oracle and Sun Reaffirm Their Relationship

Partners for more than 20 years, Sun and Oracle renewed their relationship during a press conference hosted by Sun CEO Scott McNealy and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison at Oracle's headquarters and stated that they will continue to work closely for at least the next 10 years. The companies have established themselves as a force in the enterprise, making Sun the #1 marketshare leader with Oracle globally and the #1 marketshare platform for Oracle Database and Applications. Over the last several months, the two companies have re-established closer ties on a number of fronts from Oracle's ... (more)

Oracle Sues SAP for Theft

Oracle sued its great rival SAP in a federal court in San Francisco claiming that the German company broke into its computers and stole massive amounts of its customer support material, including copyrighted software updates, bug fixes, patches, custom solutions and instruction documents. It calls it "corporate theft on a grand scale," labels it "willful and malicious," says it was meant to "injure Oracle's business and improve its own," and demands punitive damages. And it wants a jury trial. SAP had nothing to say. It was reviewing the suit. The suit names SAP AG, SAP America a... (more)