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Salesforce would have outbid Microsoft for LinkedIn, Benioff says
Published: July 24, 2016 11:37 p.m. ET


CEO says ‘much higher’ price possible had talks continued
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Microsoft Corp. said it would acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion in June.
By
RACHAEL
KING
Salesforce.com Inc. Chief Executive Marc Benioff, who lost a bidding war for LinkedIn Corp. to Microsoft Corp., told the social networking company that he would have made a stronger bid had it continued talks with him after its call for final offers. The information appeared Friday in a LinkedIn regulatory filing.

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