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  1. July 29, 2014

    Oracle cuts Ellison’s share options award

    Oracle won muted support from shareholders and corporate governance experts on Tuesday after it cut the number of options it...

  2. July 25, 2014

    Visa falls after cut to sales guidance

    Visa, which has found itself uncomfortably stuck in the middle of political wranglings between the US and Russia, was forced...

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  1. July 21, 2014

    EMC rises on hopes Elliott will smoke out bids

    Shares in data storage equipment maker EMC rose Monday on hopes that its new activist shareholder, Elliott Management, will...

  2. July 21, 2014

    British America’s Cup team undeterred as Australians pull out

    Britain’s Ben Ainslie Racing on Monday underlined its commitment to contest the next America’s Cup after Team Australia, the...

  3. FT Tech Hub

    June 30, 2014

    Salesforce.com at the crossroads

    Marc Benioff, Salesforce.com chief Salesforce.com, the company that did more than any other to invent the...

  4. June 27, 2014

    Big Data: welcome to the Matrix

    If you haven’t heard, big data is everywhere. But not for investors: pure-play options are as rare as a glitch in the...

  5. June 23, 2014

    Oracle / Micros: solid premise

    It is easy to dismiss Larry Ellison’s acquisition strategy. His software stalwart, Oracle, is rooted in old-fashioned...

  6. June 23, 2014

    Oracle buys Micros Systems for $5.3bn

    Oracle has returned to big acquisitions to try to rekindle its lagging growth, with the announcement on Monday of the...

  7. June 23, 2014

    BlackBerry rises on ‘meaningful progress’

    BlackBerry shares rose above $10 apiece for the first time since March after brokerage Evercore lifted its view as the...

  8. June 20, 2014

    Coach slides on store closure plans

    Coach, the venerable US handbag maker that has struggled amid intensifying competition, continued a three-day decline on...

  9. June 19, 2014

    Oracle hit as growth rate disappoints

    An acceleration in the shift towards cloud computing contributed to weaker than expected results at Oracle in the latest...

  10. June 12, 2014

    Taxing time ahead as offshore rules come under more scrutiny

    ‘Golden age’ for offshore cash The OECD called it “the golden age” of tax planning: a period in which multinational...

  11. June 10, 2014

    Britain launches bid for oldest trophy in sport

    The London 2012 Olympics’ feelgood factor was rekindled on Tuesday when details of a British challenge for the America’s...

  12. May 11, 2014

    Pressure grows on Oracle over Ellison pay

    Oracle is facing renewed pressure over the pay of its founder and chief executive Larry Ellison from investors who say the...

  13. May 9, 2014

    Google victory against Oracle overturned

    A US appeals court on Friday overturned a Google victory against Oracle in a 2012 software case, setting the stage for a new...

  14. April 7, 2014

    Bucharest heads for recovery quicker than its neighbours

    Mention Bucharest, and many in western Europe will recall the downfall of former dictator Nicolae Ceausescu in 1989 and the...

  15. April 4, 2014

    Apple’s ‘holy war’ was a feud that made the Valley fertile

    A year before he died in 2011, Steve Jobs wrote a blunt description of Apple’s agenda. “Holy war with Google” was the first...

  16. March 28, 2014

    Rothschild’s lesson in how not to tweet a business dispute

    It is not uncommon for business relationships to dissolve in acrimony. Most do so discreetly. Very few end up in a public...

  17. March 19, 2014

    Investors lose faith in Oracle after profits miss expectations

    Oracle , Larry Ellison’s business software maker, was shunned after its profits fell short of Wall Street forecasts....

  18. March 18, 2014

    Oracle: false profits

    Larry Ellison is a champion boater having just led Team USA to a stirring comeback in the America’s Cup. He also happens to...

  19. March 18, 2014

    Oracle shares drop as earnings disappoint

    Oracle on Tuesday displayed further signs of the sluggish growth that has disappointed investors in recent quarters,...

  20. March 10, 2014

    Adapting consumer apps for business use

    Since Apple opened the first online app store in 2008 – a year after the launch of the iPhone – consumer apps running on...

  21. March 6, 2014

    Spare a thought for Silicon Valley’s rust belt

    Shrinking revenues. Stagnant share prices in the midst of a stock market boom. Doubts that some will ever see significant...

  22. February 26, 2014

    AB InBev: another round?

    Name the company: $40bn or so in sales. Dominant in its core markets, its products have been the industry standard for...

  23. FT Alphaville

    February 19, 2014

    An announcement from Blurred Group

    blur Group today announced an expansion of its global finance and payments teams as it scales processes and systems to...

  24. February 6, 2014

    Snowden leaks derail Oracle’s Hollywood dreams

    The fallout from Edward Snowden’s revelations about the National Security Agency has reached Hollywood after Oracle asked...

  25. January 21, 2014

    Mounting cash piles an embarrassment of riches for tech companies

    A growing number of big US technology companies are heeding the call from Wall Street to hand more of their excess cash back...

  26. FT Alphaville

    January 20, 2014

    Warren Buffett, management consultant

    The consequence of his incredible success finally caught up with Warren Buffett last year. At its 44th attempt, the S&P 500...

  27. FT Alphaville

    January 14, 2014

    Birinyi: US share buyback amount finished 2013 up 58%

    The chart is from a note by Birinyi Associates, which adds: 2013 buyback authorizations were the second largest year on...

  28. January 10, 2014

    SAP: softly, softly

    Why would anyone buy SAP at the current €61? The German software company’s earnings, out on Friday, were a bit of a let...

  29. December 29, 2013

    Apple, Google and Facebook are latter-day Scrooges

    All across the world companies have in recent years been hoarding cash, nowhere more so than in the US. For at least a...

  30. December 23, 2013

    Technology stalwarts: vintage value

    Lumbering technology stalwarts IBM, Cisco and Oracle cannot wait to bid 2013 farewell. The best share price gain was just 10...

  31. December 20, 2013

    Oracle to buy Responsys for $1.5bn

    Oracle has announced an agreement to pay $1.5bn in cash for marketing technology company Responsys, in its latest bid to...

  32. December 20, 2013

    BlackBerry swings wildly following Foxconn tie-up

    BlackBerry shares swung wildly after investors looked past a $4.4bn loss and poor sales of its new series of devices to...

  33. December 19, 2013

    Oracle shares boosted by hopes of a revival

    Oracle shares jumped 5.78 per cent to close at $36.60 a day after the number two software maker’s better than expected...

  34. December 18, 2013

    Oracle ends bad run as hardware losses pared

    Oracle ended a run of disappointing quarterly earnings reports on Wednesday, as the US database and applications software...

  35. FT Tech Hub

    December 17, 2013

    When Barack meets Eric, Sheryl, Tim, Dick and Marissa

    President Barack Obama will meet technology leaders on Tuesday morning for a two-hour discussion about everything from the...

  36. November 14, 2013

    Cisco revenue warning hits tech sector

    Cisco Systems shares weighed on the technology sector after its warning that its revenue would be hit in the current quarter...

  37. November 8, 2013

    Nissan and TAG Heuer release smartwatches

    Heuer and Rolex launched the Carrera and Cosmograph Daytona watches, respectively, in 1964. Almost 50 years later, these...

  38. November 1, 2013

    Say on pay: shaking off the yoke

    In a sermon delivered on a boat bound for America in 1630, the Puritan John Winthrop argued that God made some people rich...

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