UNTIL NEW YORK MARKETS OPEN Need to Know Analyst Ratings EarningsWatch Home Industries Internet/Online Services The Wall Street Journal GET EMAIL ALERTS THE WALL STREET JOURNAL 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 LPS.1/Wikimedia 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.