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    1. March 18, 2015

      Oracle tops the S&P 500 leaderboard

      A rise in Oracle’s cloud-computing software and platform revenue, along with a dividend increase, helped the US software...

    2. March 17, 2015

      Oracle cloud services reach new altitude

      Oracle turned up the rhetorical heat on its main software rivals on Tuesday as it claimed to have seen a surge of customer...

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    1. March 15, 2015

      Week ahead: Fed looms large

      The US Federal Reserve looms large over a busy week ahead. Investors will be scrutinising the next statement from the...

    2. March 11, 2015

      Tech companies: obscured by clouds

      “That one’s a bunny.” “No, silly, it’s a bus.” Fighting over what clouds look like is a child’s pastime. Tech companies play...

    3. February 24, 2015

      Apple investors eye $1tn valuation target

      Apple’s valuation has reached heights markets have never seen before, at least in nominal terms, with the iPhone maker’s...

    4. February 16, 2015

      Infosys buys US software group Panaya

      Infosys has bought US-based technology group Panaya in a $200m deal, marking the most significant step in chief executive...

    5. February 2, 2015

      The unsung pioneers of the information age

      If financial success were the sole measure of business genius, the computer age could lay claim to more than its fair share...

    6. January 25, 2015

      Oracle shareholders turn up pressure on Ellison

      Larry Ellison, one of the US’s highest paid executives and co-founder of the Oracle software company, has come under renewed...

    7. January 6, 2015

      Servers: off-brand demand

      Last year was difficult for hardware. Big enterprise hardware stocks (such as IBM, Western Digital and Seagate)...

    8. December 19, 2014

      Hortonworks: Back to the source

      Giving things away free can be a savvy business model. Like that glass of pinot noir at a wine shop, or the first free Uber...

    9. December 18, 2014

      Oracle on fire after success in the cloud

      Oracle shares soared to their highest level since 2000 — the year the dotcom bubble burst — after the Silicon Valley company...

    10. December 18, 2014

      Oracle: a chance of cloud

      Oracle tries to make its earnings calls easy to understand. “We are just winning,” co-chief executive Mark Hurd explains....

    11. December 17, 2014

      Oracle catches up in the cloud

      Oracle shrugged off recent quarterly earnings disappointments as it beat Wall Street expectations for the latest period and...

    12. December 14, 2014

      Companies diary: December 15 — December 19

      Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters. Company...

    13. December 4, 2014

      Return of the buyback extends US rally

      Bullish equity investors have company. With stocks loitering in record territory, corporate America remains a major buyer of...

    14. December 2, 2014

      Ellison opts to defend America’s Cup in Bermuda

      The defence of sailing’s America’s Cup, currently held by Larry Ellison, co-founder of Oracle, will take place off Bermuda,...

    15. November 25, 2014

      Ben Ainslie on right course for America’s Cup funding

      Sir Ben Ainslie has spent more time in boardrooms than on the water of late. The world’s most successful Olympic sailor has...

    16. November 14, 2014

      Amazon web services: prodigal sums

      Amazon’s shares have had a bad year. If Jeff Bezos wants to fix this, he need only utter these words: “Amazon’s retail and...

    17. FT Alphaville

      November 4, 2014

      From the annals of disruptive digital currencies past

      Presenting: The lifecycle of a virtual currency scheme, via the histories of Beenz, Flooz and DigiCash. (All extracts below...

    18. October 29, 2014

      Next: weather-beaten Wolfson

      The Bank of England has been quizzing insurers on how climate change affects them. It should have asked Next instead. Here,...

    19. October 12, 2014

      Fortune 500 companies spend more than $15bn on corporate responsibility

      US and UK companies in the Fortune Global 500 spend $15.2bn a year on corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities,...

    20. September 19, 2014

      McDonald’s slow food recovery

      A recovery in McDonald’s fortunes from its lows for the year took another small step forward after the world’s largest fast...

    21. September 19, 2014

      Letter from Lex: ending a relationship

      It has been a week for thinking about break-ups, and not just in Scotland. Over on the west coast of the US there has also...

    22. September 18, 2014

      SAP buys software group Concur for $8.3bn

      SAP, the German software company, has agreed to acquire Concur, a developer of programs that help businesses manage travel...

    23. September 18, 2014

      Oracle: new skippers

      The downside to being an autocrat is the succession planning. Yet Larry Ellison, despite 37 years at the helm of his $182bn...

    24. September 18, 2014

      Larry Ellison steps aside as Oracle chief

      Larry Ellison, co-founder of Oracle and the tech industry’s second-richest man, has stepped aside as chief executive of the...

    25. FT Alphaville

      September 18, 2014

      Henley demoted at Oracle as Ellison refuses to retire

      Generalised exec deckchair shuffle at USS Oracle, out of the blue on Thursday… The Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) Board of Directors...

    26. September 15, 2014

      Microsoft buys Minecraft, Lex digs in

      Microsoft has announced that it has bought Mojang, the company that makes Minecraft, for $2.5bn. Lex hates this deal, as we...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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