The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Motley Fool senior technology analyst Eric Bleeker and Chief Technology Officer Jeremy Phillips discuss emerging trends in technology.

In today's edition, Eric and Jeremy discuss recent verbal dust-ups between Oracle and salesforce.com. The two regularly spar with one another -- and Microsoft -- but the rhetoric has ratcheted up in the wake of Oracle announcing its own public cloud service.