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  • *Microsoft was willing to offer about $55 bln- CNBC. May 22- Microsoft Corp and Salesforce.com Inc held "significant talks" this spring but failed to agree on a price, CNBC reported, citing people familiar with the matter. A potential bidder can go up to $70 billion on the high end and Microsoft, Oracle Corp and Amazon.com Inc are the companies most likely to be suitors,...

  • May 20- Salesforce.com Inc, the subject of takeover speculation for the past few weeks, raised its revenue forecast for the full year, after the cloud software company reported a profit for the first time in seven quarters. "I think what investors will be very enthusiastic about tomorrow is how much margin upside there was," FBR Capital Markets analyst Samad Samana...

  • UPDATE 1-Salesforce raises full-year revenue forecast Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 4:50 PM ET

    May 20- Salesforce.com Inc, the subject of takeover speculation for the past few weeks, raised its revenue forecast for the full year, after the cloud software company reported a profit for the first time in seven quarters. Bloomberg reported last month that Salesforce had been approached by a potential buyer. SAP, along with Microsoft Corp, Oracle Corp and IBM,...

  • Salesforce revenue jumps 23 pct Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 4:14 PM ET

    May 20- Cloud software company Salesforce.com Inc, the subject of takeover speculation for the past few weeks, reported a 23 percent jump in quarterly revenue, helped by an increase in demand for its web-based sales and marketing software. The company reported net income of $4.1 million, or 1 cent per share, in the first quarter ended April 30, compared with a loss of...

  • Traders take big bets on Salesforce.com's cloud Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 11:32 AM ET

    Salesforce.com reports earnings after the bell on Wednesday, and some are betting the stock will rise, well, to the clouds.

  • MANNHEIM, Germany, May 20- German software company SAP's chief executive once again ruled out any move to acquire Salesforce.com, then went further by saying that its richly valued rival is unlikely to be acquired by any other player in the industry. Microsoft, Oracle, IBM and SAP have all been touted as potentional buyers of Salesforce, which last month said it had...

  • For the highest-paid CEOs, the party goes on Monday, 18 May 2015 | 10:28 AM ET
    John Malone, Liberty Media Corp.

    The New York Times reports in its Equilar ranking that executive pay is at its highest since it started keeping track in 2006, NYT reports.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, May 15- The Obama administration has been locked in internal wrangling over what position to take in high profile litigation between two American technology giants, Google and Oracle, according to multiple sources familiar with the discussions. Oracle won a federal appeals court ruling last year that allows it to copyright parts of...

  • NEW YORK, May 13- Limelight Networks Inc did not directly infringe a patent on managing Web images and video held by rival Akamai Technologies Inc because it did not carry out all the steps, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Wednesday. The case dates to 2006, when Akamai accused Limelight of infringing on its patented technology for efficiently handling website...

  • BUCHAREST, Romania— Ukraine is turning to an unlikely partner in its struggle to defend itself against Russian cyber warfare: Romania. So much so that NATO tapped Bucharest to defend Ukraine from Russian digital espionage by sending experts to monitor Kiev government institutes and train Ukrainian IT specialists. At NATO's summit last year in Wales,...

  • Disruptor 50: No. 27 MongoDB Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Dev Ittycheria, CEO of MongoDB

    This company is upending the $30 billion database market by offering database technology as a subscription service, training included.

  • Disruptor 50: No. 44 Nutanix Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Dheeraj Pandey, founder and CEO of Nutanix

    Nutanix simplifies data centers by integrating servers and storage into one solution that can be up and running in an hour or less.

  • Why Silicon Valley doesn't want Salesforce sold Monday, 11 May 2015 | 10:47 AM ET
    Marc Benioff, chairman and chief executive officer of Salesforce.com.

    Silicon Valley is voting for Marc Benioff to keep his tech darling Salesforce.com out of the hands of Microsoft or Oracle.

  • US companies hoarding $1 trillion in cash Monday, 11 May 2015 | 2:10 AM ET
    US dollars

    Just five US companies are hoarding nearly half a trillion dollars as the country’s tax code and a tepid global economy deter firms from spending.

  • Microsoft has no plans to pursue Salesforce: Report Friday, 8 May 2015 | 7:22 AM ET
    Salesforce app on Apple Watch

    Microsoft is not weighing an offer for Salesforce.com, dampening speculation that it could be drawn into bidding for the cloud software company.

  • As rates rise, biggest buyer of stocks may back off Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 12:02 PM ET
    Apple

    Apple's deft debt offering highlights the role that low rates have played in supporting the market.

  • LAS VEGAS, May 6- Hedge fund mogul Daniel Loeb on Wednesday took aim at the " Oracle of Omaha," calling beloved billionaire Warren Buffett a hypocrite. He criticizes activists but he was the first activist, "Loeb, who runs $17.5 billion hedge fund Third Point, said about Buffett who has been running conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway for 50 years. Loeb, known in investment...

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

    U.S. stocks closed lower, reversing a positive open, as investors weighed higher yields and energy prices ahead of Friday's important jobs report.

  • After offer, Salesforce execs debate possible sale Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 10:03 AM ET
    Salesforce

    As execs at Salesforce consider whether or not to sell, one firm in particular is the most likely buyer, said a person familiar with their thinking.

  • 'Doubtful' Microsoft will buy Salesforce: Analysts Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 8:57 AM ET
    Salesforce

    Despite reports that Microsoft is interested in buying Salesforce.com, Oracle is still the most likely buyer, analysts said Wednesday.