Battle of the Bands: Tech Firms Compete for Rock Stars

The WSJ ran a story today called “Battle of the Bands: Tech Firms Compete for Rock Stars“.

Apparently the tech titans are trying to outdo each other with the rock acts they book for sales conferences and internal pep rallies. It appears Oracle leads in extravagance (surprise!). Here are the box scores.

  • Oracle: Sting, Tom Petty (past years: Billy Joel, Elton John)
  • SAP: Bon Jovi, Eric Claptop (past years: Aerosmith)
  • Microsoft: Dave Matthews (past years: Christina Aguilera)
  • Box: Third Eye Blind
  • Salesforce.com: Metallica
  • eBay: the Shins
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