Oracle Denies Enlisting Microsoft's Support

Tuesday Mar 2nd 2004 by Staff

Oracle hasn't decided whether to ask for Microsoft's help in its case against the DoJ. Even if it does, Microsoft might not readily agree.


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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