The company and man are scum. This is one of the diriest moves of all-time whether true or not. Remember that name Mark Murphy because he's not an analyst but an insider disclosing information that should not be known to him. What did he analyze? Someone showing him insider contracts? Did he have dinner with Marc? How can you do such precise analysis?
I'd say I smell a rat but it's way beyond that. We all, including the SEC, CRM, Piper, and the low-life Murphy knows there's a rat. The rat is a 2 headed monster called salesforce.com and Piper.