Oracle Keeps Microsoft Up at Night

June 21, 2004


SAN FRANCISCO -- Fear of Oracle (Quote, Chart) is apparently causing many sleepless nights over at Microsoft (Quote, Chart), according to court testimony Friday.

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Justice wrapped up the second week of its legal battle to prevent Oracle from proceeding with its $7.7 billion takeover bid for PeopleSoft (Quote, Chart). The government hopes its witnesses this week will convince the judge that there are only three players in the high-level enterprise resource planning (ERP) software market: Oracle, PeopleSoft and the German SAP. (Quote, Chart)

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