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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

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    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,...

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    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’...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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,...

  21. 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,...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. October 10, 2012

    Microsoft chief’s bonus slashed for third year

    Steve Ballmer, chief executive of Microsoft, has missed out on half his bonus for the third year running, as the software...

  32. October 1, 2012

    Workday eyes $3.8bn valuation in IPO

    Workday, a lossmaking US business software company, has paved the way for the biggest technology IPO since the troubled...

  33. 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...

  34. August 31, 2012

    A shallow, treacly but devastating speech

    In Tampa on Thursday night, Republican Mitt Romney made the argument for why he deserves to replace Barack Obama as...

  35. August 3, 2012

    SAP agrees to pay Oracle at least $436m

    SAP has agreed to pay arch-rival Oracle a minimum of $436m in compensation and legal fees to cover the illegal access by one...

  36. August 1, 2012

    Oracle faces billion dollar bill from HP

    US software maker Oracle is facing a damages claim that could run into billions of dollars following its loss of a breach of...

  37. August 1, 2012

    Cloud threatens to rain on Silicon Valley giants

    A decade ago, Larry Ellison, the outspoken head of Oracle, declared an end to innovation in the software industry. No big...

  38. May 24, 2012

    HP /Autonomy: a necessary gamble

    That gleeful background noise, as Hewlett-Packard presented its quarterly results on Wednesday, was Larry Ellison giggling....

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