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Oracle vs. Salesforce: Social Acquisition Face-off

Oracle and Salesforce.com have established a pattern of dueling acquisitions of social business companies. Here's how that battle is shaping up.
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In early 2012, Oracle bought Taleo for $1.9 million. Taleo is a human services management company that overlaps somewhat with Salesforce's Rypple (although a closer comparison would be with SuccessFactors, which got bought by SAP). Taleo gives Oracle tools that help companies manage human resources, recruit employees and set compensation.

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10/19/2012 | 6:01:05 PM
re: Oracle vs. Salesforce: Social Acquisition Face-off
Okey.
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10/24/2012 | 9:04:07 AM
re: Oracle vs. Salesforce: Social Acquisition Face-off
Debra, Good job! This is a great topic, article and slideshow. To juxtapose the acquisition strategy between these two competitors was brilliant. The history between Larry Ellison and Marc Benioff is something Hollywood movies are made from. There is no doubt that this rivalry will not only continue but heat up. Please keep covering it.
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