back to article Salesforce saddles itself with MuleSoft for $6.5bn

Salesforce has decided to buy API-farmer MuleSoft for a cool US$6.5bn – about a billion bucks above the latter company’s market capitalisation. Mulesoft offers a cloudy integration platform that lets you discover APIs, then connect them to other APIs. The platform promises just about any-to-any integration to let data flow …

  1. Notas Badoff

    I took affright

    'scarifying' : "I do not think it means what you think it means."

    I _have_ been scarified by saddles, and am scared of ideas, but I think you simply want to be terrifically >>terrifying<<.

  2. Pu02

    Gotta love the lie hiding the truth at the end of that...

    "Salesforce execs also warned that the deal may make it harder to achieve some of its recently-stated financial targets , especially operating margins"

    With a salty, rotten seed of truth included, that would have been:

    "Salesforce execs needed a deal that would give it an excuse for not achieving any of its stated targets, especially operating margins- and in fact needs a shiny new asset with which to bamboozle markets and customers- and one which will soak up as much as possible of their operational costs with over the next decade.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    deep customer experiences throughout a personalized 1:1 journey.

    They've commercialised wanking? WaaS?

  4. colinb

    VC's offices across America

    tapping their Gucci heels three times

    this is not a bubble,

    this is not a bubble,

    this is not a bubble

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "about a billion bucks above the latter company’s market capitalization"

    Scary when that's not a joke or exaggeration...

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      A billion here, a billion there -- pretty soon you're talking about real money

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