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  1. FT Tech Hub

    January 14, 2014

    Nutanix races to join the $1bn start-up club

    Nutanix, which looks like being the next billion-dollar start-up to emerge from the revolution sweeping through data centre...

  2. FT Tech Hub

    January 14, 2014

    Nutanix races to join the $1bn start-up club

    Nutanix, which looks like being the next billion-dollar start-up to emerge from the revolution sweeping through data centre...

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  1. December 19, 2013

    Oracle shares boosted by hopes of a revival

    Oracle shares jumped 5.78 per cent to close at $36.60 a day after the number two software maker’s better than expected...

  2. December 18, 2013

    Oracle ends bad run as hardware losses pared

    Oracle ended a run of disappointing quarterly earnings reports on Wednesday, as the US database and applications software...

  3. July 9, 2013

    Supercomputers: Battle of the speed machines

    With its flying buttresses and domed roof, the Terascale Simulation Facility at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory...

  4. July 2, 2013

    SAP / Oracle: cloud chasing

    Two things you can count on from an Oracle earnings release these days: weak software revenue growth and a potshot at a...

  5. MBA blog

    May 6, 2013

    Entrepreneurs are a peculiar breed

    Entrepreneurs are a peculiar breed of the human species. John Doerr, venture capitalist and an early investor in Google,...

  6. April 23, 2013

    MySQL team face rival of their own invention

    A European team of software engineers who sold their start-up to Sun Microsystems for $1bn is to be reunited under a merger...

  7. April 2, 2013

    Companies allowed to tweet #USearnings

    Companies can now tweet their earnings in 140 characters or less. The Securities and Exchange Commission gave its permission...

  8. January 11, 2013

    Java flaw poses malware threat to PC users

    A serious flaw in the Java software found on most personal computers could expose the machines to being taken over by...

  9. December 18, 2012

    Software and cloud boost Oracle

    Oracle reported second-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street expectations, boosted by an end-of-year shopping spree by its...

  10. October 7, 2012

    Size matters in the energy revolution

    “Providing sustainable energy for all could be the biggest opportunity of the 21st century,” said Ban Ki-moon,...

  11. September 24, 2012

    Take one start-up, add expertise and grow with care

    The University of California, Berkeley’s Skydeck incubator for student start-ups, has a decidedly un-student like feel. The...

  12. September 20, 2012

    Stronger dollar takes toll on Oracle

    Oracle reported quarterly sales that fell short of Wall Street expectations as it suffered from declining hardware revenues...

  13. September 10, 2012

    Microsoft executive to run HP unit

    Hewlett-Packard has poached Robert Youngjohns, Microsoft’s North American president, to run its struggling Autonomy software...

  14. June 1, 2012

    Judge sides with Google on Oracle claim

    The US judge presiding over a high-profile legal spat between Google and Oracle has ruled in favour of the search company on...

  15. May 17, 2012

    Investors bet on Facebook as gatekeeper

    If Mark Zuckerberg needs a reminder of the impermanence of success in Silicon Valley, he should look no further than his...

  16. May 9, 2012

    Case could ripple through software world

    Are you confused by the odd drama that has been playing out in a San Francisco courtroom between two of the titans of the...

  17. April 20, 2012

    Google and Oracle chiefs testify

    When the rival chief executives of two of the world’s biggest technology companies take the witness stand in a $1bn legal...

  18. April 15, 2012

    Google faces court challenge from Oracle

    Google’s Android operating system will face its first big court challenge on Monday as a trial gets under way in California...

  19. April 15, 2012

    Oracle/Google lawsuit

    Why didn’t Google just sign up for a licence and move on? Oracle’s lawsuit alleges that when Google used the Java...

  20. March 21, 2012

    Tech sector given boost by Oracle

    Oracle gave a fillip to the tech sector with better than expected quarterly earnings and described its previous earnings...

  21. FT Tech Hub

    December 20, 2011

    The traffic Facebook doesn’t want

    Facebook’s engineers and executive team moved into their new offices in Menlo Park today, finalizing the company’s move from...

  22. December 15, 2011

    A puzzling profession

    Eric Harshbarger has an interest in “eclectic things”. All “geeky”, he says. The 40-year-old also sleeps for 12 hours a day...

  23. December 9, 2011

    HP to make webOS software open-source

    Hewlett-Packard will turn the smartphone software it acquired with the purchase of Palm into an open-source project akin to...

  24. November 14, 2011

    Virtual companies face the connectivity challenge

    MySQL was one of Europe’s largest technology success stories, employing 500 people, when it was sold to Sun Microsystems of...

  25. FT Tech Hub

    October 31, 2011

    Quanta takes on HP and IBM in servers

    When Taiwan’s Quanta landed orders from Facebook and Google to help custom-build their data centres earlier this year, it...

  26. October 26, 2011

    Rometty’s rise suggests convergence for IBM

    Technology companies aren’t, first and foremost, about the technology any more. That was the lesson from Steve Jobs’...

  27. September 30, 2011

    HP close to securing control of Autonomy

    Hewlett-Packard could win control of Autonomy this weekend or Monday, three people involved in the pending transaction have...

  28. September 28, 2011

    Boardroom dangers of Silicon Valley’s insularity

    After the spectacular leadership bust-up at Yahoo, co-founder Jerry Yang and Carol Bartz, the just-dumped chief executive,...

  29. September 21, 2011

    Oracle earnings point to IT resilience

    Sales of information technology to big companies and governments may have held up better than expected in the face of...

  30. September 7, 2011

    Yahoo left behind as world moves on

    Yahoo’s revenue and share price remain roughly where ousted chief executive Carol Bartz found them when she took the helm in...

  31. August 30, 2011

    Oracle hits back at HP in legal dispute

    Oracle has filed a sharp legal riposte against Hewlett-Packard in a dispute over a longstanding technology partnership,...

  32. August 17, 2011

    Vertical success requires more than just a Motorola

    “Verticalisation” is an ungainly word for what has become a highly fashionable trend in the tech world. With Google slapping...

  33. August 9, 2011

    Oracle goes on European hiring spree

    Oracle, the business software company, is launching a recruitment drive aiming to bring 1,700 new employees to the company...

  34. FT Tech Hub

    July 27, 2011

    Nebula attracts star investor cloud

    The last space shuttle has flown and, instead of reaching for the stars, some former Nasa employees are reaching for the...

  35. June 28, 2011

    Industry trends: Standardisation is the way to save

    The first wave of business process outsourcing (BPO), 20 years ago, enabled many organisations to cut their costs by up to a...

  36. June 27, 2011

    Google’s Schmidt unfazed by antitrust probes

    Google is co-operating with a US antitrust investigation but is confident it has done nothing illegal to secure its position...

  37. June 24, 2011

    Oracle rules out M&A as too costly for now

    The sharp increases in share prices of young technology companies has led Oracle, Silicon Valley’s most acquisitive company,...

  38. June 10, 2011

    Oracle: signs of eye wrinkles?

    For tech companies, as for people, middle age is defined by behaviour, not years. Business software leader Oracle is well...

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