At the closing bell, CSOD is off about 6.2%, while JCP is trading flat on the day Wednesday.
Investors have been wary of the Salesforce CEO's appetite for big deals.
Product overlap and conflicts of interest abound for Oracle's $9.3 billion cloud acquisition.
As large tech groups and private sponsors shop for software companies, outfits with enterprise clients and cloud services have come into focus.
Here's a look at today's top tech stories.