Apple, under fire for turning over the data of two lawmakers to the Trump Justice Dept., said it did so unknowingly, while Google fought a request for New York Times data because it related to a corporate client.
This year, technology firms big and small stepped up to help with the Covid-19 pandemic and other thorny challenges.
Developers and investors see more opportunities in commercial real estate as businesses and consumers gobble up more data.
The move caps an acquisitive streak by Salesforce and ends Slack’s run as an independent publicly traded company.
Amazon, a rival for the $10 billion contract, has complained that President Trump interfered in the process.
President Trump, who has been pushing for a sale of the Chinese-owned video app, did not say whether Oracle would be a better buyer than Microsoft.
The complaint, filed in Europe, threatens Microsoft’s recent ability to avoid regulatory scrutiny.
Peggy Johnson, who led Microsoft’s business development, will take over the struggling virtual reality start-up in August.
Facebook, Google and other behemoths are training their sights on Silicon Valley’s company of the moment.