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Google Doubling Down?

2:45 PM -- The reports I've seen today about Salesforce.com Inc. championing online applications from Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) have focused on how cloud computing sets up a challenge to Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq: ORCL).

The AP picked up on the more interesting angle: At a $7 billion valuation compared to Google's $145 billion, Salesforce could be an enticing acquisition, and this deal would seem to be a step in that direction.

DoubleClick Inc. was only $3.1 billion, so Salesforce would be the "next level," as industry folk like to say. Think Google could stomach it?

— Craig Matsumoto, West Coast Editor, Light Reading

Pete Baldwin 12/5/2012 | 3:43:33 PM
re: Google Doubling Down? ... is its R&D-light business model, at least according to Sridhar at Zoho:

http://blogs.zoho.com/general/...
Pete Baldwin 12/5/2012 | 3:43:33 PM
re: Google Doubling Down? Good one. Scary, too, since we're talking about the company whose CEO said privacy is dead.
Mark Sebastyn 12/5/2012 | 3:43:33 PM
re: Google Doubling Down? Google buys Intuit and becomes a bank. Game over.
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