Salesforce CEO on the acquisitions that got away

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LAGUNA BEACH, California — Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff says he had an "exciting vision" for how he could have used Twitter at his company even though he wasn't able to make good on it.

Speaking Wednesday at the Wall Street Journal's WSJD conference, Benioff again spoke about his recent attempt to acquire Twitter — and why he backed off

Part of the problem, he said, was how the fact that news of the talks had leaked in the media, which invited extra scrutiny from the company's shareholders. 

"We have looked at hundreds of companies and we have done about 40 acquisitions and we've never had a deal leak before. So we don't really understand that dynamic." Read more...

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