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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. October 27, 2013

      Mark Hurd, Oracle co-president

      Mark Hurd bounds in to the meeting room flourishing a deal. The announcement that Oracle will deliver human resources...

    5. August 12, 2013

      Former HP chief cleared of fraud

      Mark Hurd, the former chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard, has been cleared of allegations in a shareholder lawsuit...

    6. March 21, 2013

      Dell/Blackstone: the key points

      Mark Hurd would bring plenty of experience to the table as a chief executive of Dell. He can boast stints at large...

    7. February 4, 2013

      Oracle expands cloud operations

      Oracle is buying Acme Packet, a provider of secure communications technology, for $2.1bn in cash as it boosts its offering...

    8. October 3, 2012

      Hewlett-Packard shares tumble on warning

      Hewlett-Packard warned its underperforming business would get worse before it improved as the US computer maker issued an...

    9. 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...

    10. August 15, 2012

      Crisis management – the argh moment

      Aaaargh! You wake up one morning and flick on the radio. The headline is a blow-up at a company you have invested in. It is...

    11. 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...

    12. June 11, 2012

      Zeptonics poised to rearm HFT battle

      An Australian trading technology company less than a year old is poised to launch products that could reinvigorate the...

    13. May 18, 2012

      HP to axe 30,000 jobs to cut costs

      Hewlett-Packard is planning to cut as many as 30,000 jobs in one of the biggest mass lay-offs by a US company in recent...

    14. FT Tech Hub

      May 8, 2012

      An apology to Yahoos

      With Yahoo’s board meeting to discuss the latest in a seemingly endless series of crises to overtake its top leadership, CEO...

    15. March 20, 2012

      HP to combine PC and printer divisions

      Hewlett-Packard is set to merge its huge PC and printer divisions, marking the first move by new chief executive Meg Whitman...

    16. March 7, 2012

      HP chief finds pitfalls easier to identify than fix

      The loud hissing sound that can be heard in the heart of Silicon Valley is air leaking out of Hewlett-Packard’s share price....

    17. FT Tech Hub

      December 30, 2011

      The letter that got Mark Hurd sacked

      Eighteen months after landing like a bombshell on the desk of HP’s then-CEO, the letter alleging sexual harassment against...

    18. December 29, 2011

      Former HP chief loses appeal over letter

      Mark Hurd, former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard and now president of Oracle, was forced to disclose a letter detailing...

    19. November 18, 2011

      HP adds activist investor Whitworth to board

      Hewlett-Packard has added activist shareholder Ralph Whitworth to its board rather than risk more public conflict as it...

    20. 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...

    21. FT Alphaville

      September 29, 2011

      Mike Lynch and Oracle: Frank replies (updated)

      In the words of Frank Quattrone, legendary deal-maker: The slides Oracle posted publicly were sent by me to Mark Hurd in...

    22. FT Alphaville

      September 29, 2011

      "Another whopper" from Mike Lynch

      This gets better. Oracle has issued another press release and the PowerPoint slides. Another Whopper from Autonomy CEO Mike...

    23. FT Alphaville

      September 29, 2011

      Mike Lynch has a "very poor memory"

      No one messes with Oracle’s Larry Ellison. Something Autonomy boss Mike Lynch has just found… the hard way. On Tuesday, the...

    24. FT Tech Hub

      September 29, 2011

      Autonomy's Mike Lynch gets the Oracle treatment

      You have to hand it to Oracle, it never misses a chance to humiliate its rivals in public. On Wednesday it was the turn of...

    25. September 23, 2011

      HP leader cull unlikely to benefit investors

      To lose one chief executive may be regarded as a misfortune. To lose two looks like carelessness. It is easier to misquote...

    26. September 23, 2011

      HP defends Whitman as ‘best choice’

      Hewlett-Packard investors confronting the prospect of more uncertainty at a company under its fourth top executive in less...

    27. September 23, 2011

      HP’s internal choice will fuel controversy

      The decision by Hewlett-Packard’s board to choose its new chief executive and chairman from among its own members is only...

    28. September 22, 2011

      HP shares tumble as Whitman takes over

      Investors showed their concerns about board strategy at Hewlett-Packard by sending shares down more than 5 per cent on...

    29. FT Tech Hub

      September 21, 2011

      HP's board puts leadership back on the agenda

      Hewlett-Packard’s executive suite looks like it’s in line for another upheaval: as the FT’s Joseph Menn reports, the...

    30. September 21, 2011

      HP rises over talk about Apotheker successor

      Hewlett-Packard shares jumped nearly 7 per cent as the board of the largest computer maker by revenue met and considered...

    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 18, 2011

      HP acquisition fails to win over investors

      Hewlett-Packard shares tumbled more than 20 per cent during midday trading on Friday after UBS and Deutsche Bank downgraded...

    33. FT Tech Hub

      August 18, 2011

      A decade on, HP backtracks on PCs [Updated]

      Nearly ten years to the day since it doubled down on the PC business with the purchase of Compaq, Hewlett-Packard has...

    34. August 18, 2011

      HP plans to buy Autonomy for $10bn

      Hewlett-Packard is planning to buy Autonomy, one of the largest UK technology companies, for as much as $10bn and spin off...

    35. June 14, 2011

      Livermore gives up key role at HP

      Ann Livermore, Hewlett-Packard’s longest-serving senior executive, is to give up her responsibilities as part of a top-level...

    36. June 1, 2011

      Avoiding the perils of sex and the C-suite

      Did chief executives feel a spasm of dread when a member of the British House of Lords exposed Sir Fred Goodwin, former head...

    37. May 27, 2011

      PayPal sues Google over mobile payments hire

      PayPal has filed a lawsuit against Google over the hiring of one of its key payments executives, hitting back on the same...

    38. FT Tech Hub

      May 17, 2011

      The mystery surrounding HP's services business

      Leo Apotheker has just added a valuable new euphemism to the business lexicon. In striving to maintain the profit margin in...

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