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  1. October 12, 2012

    Workday raises $637m ahead of debut

    Workday, a HR software provider, has raised $637m in what is set to be the biggest technology initial public offering since...

  2. October 5, 2012

    Software’s gunfighter is out for revenge

    Ask anyone in the software business about Dave Duffield and, sooner or later, they will say the same thing: even if he is...

  1. February 9, 2012

    Oracle in online shift with Taleo purchase

    Oracle is set to take its biggest leap yet into the fast-growing world of cloud computing, announcing on Thursday that it...

  2. FT Tech Hub

    October 25, 2011

    Tech bubble 2.0, revisited

    It seems that August’s stock market mayhem has done little to deflate the latest internet bubble – at least, when it comes...

  3. October 24, 2011

    Oracle to buy RightNow for $1.5bn

    Oracle has mounted one of its biggest acquisitions yet in the fast-growing field of cloud computing, a business that was...

  4. January 23, 2011

    Air Products ruling will set takeover benchmark

    Defining moments in corporate law are pretty infrequent. Less often still do they resonate beyond an elite cabal of...

  5. November 29, 2010

    Oracle court win casts pall over 3rd-party application maintenance providers

    When a jury in California last week settled on a record-breaking $1.3bn damages award against SAP for copyright...

  6. November 10, 2010

    Ellison is not Silicon Valley’s judge

    The world of enterprise applications software is short on entertainment, so we can thank Larry Ellison for providing some....

  7. November 9, 2010

    Stakes raised in Oracle and SAP download battle

    Larry Ellison, Oracle chief executive, has put a value of $4bn on software from his company that was downloaded illicitly by...

  8. FT Tech Hub

    November 2, 2010

    High noon in Oakland? Not yet

    Pulses quickened in a Federal courtroom in Oakland, California on Tuesday when a lawyer for Oracle promised jurors in the...

  9. October 27, 2010

    Oracle boss turns up courtoom heat on SAP

    The software that resides in the guts of corporate IT systems does not normally make for high drama. But if Larry Ellison,...

  10. October 3, 2010

    Oracle fury at HP choice of chief

    Hewlett-Packard’s choice of Léo has enraged Larry Ellison, Oracle chief executive, who said over the weekend that Mr...

  11. April 9, 2010

    Sticks and stones

    While it is true that a majority of takeovers add no value for shareholders – at least those of the buyer – they have a...

  12. March 26, 2010

    Watchdog turns to old rule in antitrust quest

    The Federal Trade Commission, the competition and consumer protection watchdog, is on a mission to push the boundaries of US...

  13. March 9, 2010

    HP unveils lighter laptops

    Hewlett-Packard unveils two additions to its EliteBook line of business notebooks. The 2740p tablet PC sports a 12-inch LED...

  14. November 23, 2009

    Citrix hopes to virtualise desktops

    The technology has been a long time waiting in the wings, but Citrix hopes to virtualise desktops with the launch of Citrix...

  15. FT Tech Hub

    November 3, 2009

    Oracle/Sun: the plot thickens

    When it comes to deal-making, predicting what Larry Ellison will do next is never easy – which is just the way he wants it....

  16. October 6, 2009

    IBM takes its e-mail into the cloud

    Tired of running your corporate e-mail in-house? IBM has launched LotusLive iNotes, a cloud-based e-mail service with a...

  17. September 17, 2009

    Oracle / Sun Microsystems

    Larry Ellison is no stranger to drawn-out deals – it took the Oracle chief 18 months and a court fight with US trust-busters...

  18. April 21, 2009

    Java looked upon as the hottest prospect

    The Java programming language, developed by James Gosling, the Sun Microsystems engineer, in the 1990s as an industry...

  19. April 20, 2009

    Java looked upon as the hottest prospect

    The Java programming language, developed by James Gosling, the Sun Microsystems engineer, in the 1990s as an industry...

  20. April 20, 2009

    Oracle in $7.4bn swoop on Sun

    Oracle chief executive Larry Ellison unveiled a surprise $7.4bn offer for Sun Microsystems on Monday, turning Sun’s...

  21. April 14, 2009

    Bull offers crisis consultancy

    French IT group Bull has launched a range of consultancy services under the umbrella name of Next. The aim is to help...

  22. March 12, 2009

    Court joins Claranet's band

    IT services provider Claranet has appointed Paul Court as technical director. Mr Court, formerly technical services...

  23. November 19, 2008

    Industry consolidation: Customers can suffer when IT vendors merge

    The list of well-known names in the IT industry that have merged or been bought out in the past few years is long: Business...

  24. November 11, 2008

    Former Oracle executive moves to German rival SAP

    SAP has hired John Wookey, a former prominent executive from rival Oracle, in a senior role as it seeks to expand into...

  25. FT Tech Hub

    April 4, 2008

    Microsoft v Yahoo: Words, words, words

    Microsoft and Yahoo continue to circle each other like wrestlers, each waiting for the other to show its weakness before...

  26. February 21, 2008

    Yahoo's challenge

    Yahoo is starting to look more like Dow Jones by the day. Both are leaders in their field - the former as an internet...

  27. February 21, 2008

    Microsoft nears hostile bid for Yahoo

    Until recently, the idea that Microsoft would even consider a hostile takeover bid for one of Silicon Valley's leading...

  28. February 20, 2008

    Microsoft nears hostile bid for Yahoo

    Until recently, the idea that Microsoft would even consider a hostile takeover bid for one of Silicon Valley’s leading...

  29. February 20, 2008

    Yahoo’s challenge

    Yahoo is starting to look more like Dow Jones by the day. Both are leaders in their field – the former as an internet...

  30. February 11, 2008

    Tech cash piles

    Have technology companies finally smelt the coffee? For years they built up cash mountains almost as a badge of honour,...

  31. February 10, 2008

    Tech cash piles

    Have technology companies finally smelt the coffee? For years they built up cash mountains almost as a badge of honour,...

  32. FT Tech Hub

    February 4, 2008

    Will Kroes get to sort out Silicon Valley's tangled Web?

    The Microsoft-Yahoo-Google tangle might end up making more money for the lawyers than it does for the investment bankers....

  33. January 17, 2008

    Oracle acquires BEA for $8.5bn

    Oracle led a fresh round of consolidation in the software industry on Wednesday as it pulled off the $8.5bn purchase of BEA...

  34. January 17, 2008

    Oracle acquires BEA for $8.5bn

    Oracle led a fresh round of consolidation in the software industry yesterday as it pulled off the $8.5bn purchase of BEA...

  35. FT Tech Hub

    November 15, 2007

    The consolidator's curse

    Growing a company through acquisitions can feel a bit liking eating Chinese food. Two hours after you’ve had a meal you’re...

  36. November 15, 2007

    Ellison warns BEA on possible future bid

    Any future Oracle takeover bid for BEA Systems will be for less than the $7bn it offered last month, Larry Ellison, Oracle’s...

  37. November 12, 2007

    IBM in $5bn cash deal for Cognos

    IBM unveiled its biggest acquisition on Monday with the $5bn cash purchase of software maker Cognos. The deal marks Big...

  38. October 29, 2007

    Oracle stalks BEA

    BEA Systems is facing the big squeeze. On one side, activist investor Carl Icahn owns 13 per cent and is pushing for a sale....

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