Larry Ellison Uses Jedi Saber on Salesforce’s CEO

Oracle Corp’s (NASDAQ:ORCL) OpenWorld conference added some drama to its agenda after Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) Chief Executive Marc Benioff’s speech was deleted from Wednesday’s schedule.

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Benioff, a former Oracle (NASDAQ:ORCL) executive, has a love-hate relationship with Oracle’s eccentric CEO, Larry Ellison. The two have been at odds before and after the speech debacle, the situation turned into a He Said, She Said moment. Oracler released a statement that said Benioff’s speech had been moved to Thursday while Benioff scheduled his remarks for today away from the conference and added a news conference.

And just to get the last word in, Benioff said, “Sorry, Larry, the cloud can’t be stopped” in reference to Salesforce.com’s (NYSE:CRM) success as the market leader in cloud computing.

Oracle’s (NASDAQ:ORCL) stock is up 2.80% to $29.50. Shares are down 5.78% year to date. The stock has traded in a 52-week range between $24.72 and $36.50.

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