Oracle Denies Enlisting Microsoft's Support

March 2, 2004

[From internetnews.com]

Oracle (Quote, Chart) on Tuesday refuted reports that it had enlisted Microsoft's (Quote, Chart) help for its defense against the Department of Justice's antitrust lawsuit.

The DoJ is concerned about limiting competition in the enterprise applications market if Oracle's $9.4 billion bid to buy PeopleSoft goes through.

Oracle spokeswoman Jennifer Glass said the Redwood Shores, Calif., company has considered calling on Microsoft since June, when it announced its interest in PeopleSoft, but no decision has been reached.

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