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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. 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...

    1. October 26, 2014

      The Silver Economy: Silicon Valley joins quest to ‘cure’ ageing

      From earliest recorded history, a procession of emperors, alchemists and charlatans have searched in vain for the mythical...

    2. FT Alphaville

      September 24, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Wednesday, - Larry Ellison bought an Hawaiian island for “the satisfaction one day of having made the place...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    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. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. March 2, 2014

      Hasso Plattner, SAP’s software pioneer still sailing on

      Hasso Plattner does not like looking back. But he has just turned 70 and the wavy-haired computer scientist and co-founder...

    14. February 21, 2014

      Megan Ellison: Hollywood’s latest player

      Sharp-eyed observers of this Hollywood awards season may have spotted, on more than one occasion, pictures of a young woman...

    15. 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...

    16. November 1, 2013

      Say on pay: shaking off the yoke

      In a sermon delivered on a boat bound for America in 1630, the Puritan John Winthrop argued that God made some people rich...

    17. October 30, 2013

      Finding flaws with $80m to get executives out of bed

      If you were worth nearly $40bn, what would it take to get you out of bed and off to work every morning? According to...

    18. October 25, 2013

      The Everything Store, by Brad Stone

      The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon, by Brad Stone, Bantam Press RRP£18.99/Little, Brown RRP$28, 384...

    19. October 16, 2013

      Oracle headed for executive pay showdown

      Oracle looks to be headed for a showdown with shareholders at its annual meeting on October 31, after two influential...

    20. September 26, 2013

      Winner takes all

      Unlike the Olympics, the most important thing about the America’s Cup is not taking part but winning. In the first race in...

    21. September 25, 2013

      Ellison team storms to America’s Cup victory

      The US boat funded by Oracle boss Larry Ellison pulled off an improbable and dramatic victory in San Francisco Bay on...

    22. September 20, 2013

      US hopes still afloat as Oracle clings on

      Software billionaire Larry Ellison started the weekend still clinging to the hopes of a return on the hundreds of millions...

    23. FT Tech Hub

      September 18, 2013

      What will Larry Ellison choose: America's Cup or Oracle's shareholders?

      Wednesday will be a big day in the life of Lawrence J Ellison, co-founder and chief executive officer of Oracle,...

    24. FT Tech Hub

      August 13, 2013

      Larry Ellison sees dismal prospects for Apple without Jobs

      Count Larry Ellison among the Apple bears. The Oracle chief executive, who has described himself as one of Steve Jobs’...

    25. July 8, 2013

      Italians refuse to sail in opening race of America’s Cup regatta

      The 34th America’s Cup challenger series started bizarrely in San Francisco on Sunday with one team racing itself in the...

    26. June 28, 2013

      Smoke on San Francisco water for America’s Cup

      For decades, an almost mystical allure has attracted buccaneering billionaires, boat designers and leading sailors eager to...

    27. June 23, 2013

      Oracle moves to embrace cloud upheaval

      Oracle will this week lay out plans to move deeper into the cloud-computing market, as Wall Street worries that the US...

    28. May 12, 2013

      Book review: ‘Focus’

      Focus: Use Different Ways of Seeing the World to Power Success and Influence, by Heidi Grant Halvorson and Tory Higgins,...

    29. February 20, 2013

      Winners of life science prize revealed

      A group of Silicon Valley billionaires has clubbed together to create a 21st century rival to the Swedish Nobel Prize,...

    30. February 13, 2013

      Activists keep tech sector on its toes

      The last time David Einhorn, the hedge fund activist behind Greenlight Capital, tried to nudge a large and venerable...

    31. January 31, 2013

      Owner of O2 arena in bidders’ sights

      An Australian shopping centre operator, a Los Angeles bank chief executive and a Qatari quasi-sovereign wealth fund are...

    32. January 23, 2013

      Computing innovation powers SAP’s makeover

      The transformation of Germany’s SAP over the past two years has been nothing short of dramatic. Until recently, the world’s...

    33. December 30, 2012

      Oracle takes to cloud with buying spree

      Oracle went on a belated buying spree of “cloud” software companies in 2012, despite earlier denunciations by chief...

    34. 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...

    35. December 9, 2012

      SAP eyes Hana for big data breakthrough

      Hasso Plattner, co-founder and chairman of SAP, the world’s biggest business software maker by sales, believes complex...

    36. December 4, 2012

      Oracle to pre-pay $867m dividends

      Oracle said on Monday it would pre-pay $867m worth of dividends that would otherwise not have fallen due until 2013, making...

    37. November 20, 2012

      Controversy follows ex-Autonomy chief

      With a fierce competitive drive and barely concealed impatience, Mike Lynch has long been the champion for a generation of...

    38. 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...

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