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      SAP does not intend to follow rivals in buying back stock

      SAP sees no need to copy its US rivals by buying back its own stock, as it reported quarterly revenues that exceeded...

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    1. June 17, 2015

      Oracle stirs unease as software suffers from rise of cloud

      Oracle stirred up a fresh bout of unease on Wall Street over the dent to traditional software companies caused by the...

    2. June 14, 2015

      Corporate diary: June 15 — June 19

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    3. June 10, 2015

      Salesforce shareholders protest vote against Benioff pay deal

      Marc Benioff, head of Salesforce.com, has become the latest enterprise software executive to become the target of...

    4. May 27, 2015

      Washington backs Oracle in Google case

      The US administration has backed Oracle in a landmark legal case against Google that some technology experts have...

    5. May 17, 2015

      New market entrants create competition for business schools

      Just when business school deans thought it was safe to step back into the executive education market, they are...

    6. May 10, 2015

      Top 50 US boardroom hoarders sit on $1tn in cash

      Just five US companies are hoarding nearly half a trillion dollars as the country’s tax code and a tepid global economy...

    7. May 7, 2015

      As rivals join it in the cloud, Salesforce faces need for reinvention

      When you have done as much as anyone to build a new technology market from the ground up, what do you do for an encore?...

    8. April 28, 2015

      Oracle leads US corporate bonds sale surge

      Amgen and Oracle led a US corporate bond sales charge on Tuesday, raising $13.5bn to buy back shares as the market for...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. January 6, 2015

      Servers: off-brand demand

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

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. December 14, 2014

      Companies diary: December 15 — December 19

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

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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....

    29. 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,...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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,...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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