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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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....

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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,...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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,...

    10. 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,...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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....

    37. 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...

    38. 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,...

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