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    1. 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,...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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....

    26. 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...

    27. 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,...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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