Saturday, November 19, 2016

Microsoft might steal our plans for Singularity 1.0

(Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella addresses the media during an event in New Delhi September 30, 2014.REUTERS/Adnan Abidi) Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff is still doing damage control over Microsoft's $26 billion acquisition of LinkedIn.
Lately, Benioff has been hinting that the guy he once thought was his friend, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, duped Benioff into revealing part of Salesforce's strategy to Microsoft.
Benioff told this story to attendees of the Code Conference on Monday, and just expanded on it Thursday on CNBC's "Mad Money with Jim Cramer." (emphasis ours).
"Well, we just had a surprise. That's all that is. We thought there was a new Microsoft. We got a call from Satya said, "Hey, you know, we're so excited to work with you. Would you spend some time with Scott Guthrie? He runs Azure. You're gonna love him. Tell him all about your strategy." And we met with Scott Guthrie. And then two weeks later, read in the newspaper that Scott Guthrie's now in charge of their CRM business. I'm like, 'Well, that would have been good to know ahead of time.' And then I kind of was like, 'You know, maybe the new Microsoft is actually the old Microsoft.' And look, these were the mid-managers during that era. Now they've moved up. And the culture's back."

OMIGOD, don't tell me, Microsoft has read my entire plot, how did they find it? OMIGOD!  Microsoft knows about the trading pit, Ethereum, and Smart Card.  What are we going to do!

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