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Oracle CEO buys Hawaii island known for pineapples, Bill Gates' weddingupdated: Thu Jun 21 2012 10:41:00

In the game of bragging rights, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison now has one over his fellow billionaire Richard Branson: his private island is bigger.

Android faces first big court challengeupdated: Sun Apr 15 2012 23:15:00

Google's Android operating system will face its first big court challenge on Monday as a trial gets under way in California to consider a claim from software group Oracle that could top $1bn.

Money Magazine: Best bets in tech for 2012updated: Mon Jan 23 2012 16:58:00

Seeking shelter from the stormy market? Think tech, especially big, established technology companies, which could rival traditional plays like utilities and consumer staples as premier defensive investments.

CNNMoney: Oracle shares sink on grim sales figuresupdated: Wed Dec 21 2011 12:30:00

A dismal quarter from software giant Oracle dragged technology stocks down on Wednesday, but tech analysts say the sell-off is overdone.

CNNMoney: Facebook joins the Arctic crowdupdated: Fri Oct 28 2011 08:00:00

The northern Scandinavian landscape is dotted with fjords, lingonberries and, if you believe some locals, elves. But another sight is increasingly common on the Arctic horizon: data centers.

CNNMoney: Oracle kicks HP while it's down. But why?updated: Thu Sep 29 2011 18:26:00

Mike Tyson once famously boasted that he wanted to eat a rival's children. You kind of get the feeling that's how Oracle CEO Larry Ellison feels about Hewlett-Packard.

Iceland's 'zero-emission' data centerupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 18:37:00

A cloud-computing company is building what it calls "the world's first zero-emission data center" in Iceland.

Fortune: Uncle Sam's first CIOupdated: Wed Jul 13 2011 15:37:00

It's a title to conjure with: chief information officer of the United States. Vivek Kundra, 36, is the first person ever to hold it, having been given the new job by President Obama in March 2009. And what a job -- the U.S. government is the world's largest consumer of information technology, spending about $80 billion on it each year. Much of that money is wasted. The federal government has accumulated 24,000 websites and more than 10,000 separate IT systems; servers in some agencies are idle 93% of the time. Kundra's assignment has been to improve efficiency while also making the government's staggering quantities of valuable data more available and useful to the public.

CNNMoney: Dow slides for seventh week out of eightupdated: Fri Jun 24 2011 18:29:00

Stocks slid deep into the red Friday, as disappointing news from Oracle and Micron Technology weighed heavily on tech stocks, offsetting slightly positive economic reports on U.S. gross domestic product and durable goods orders.

CNNMoney: Oracle, Micron Tech and Pfizer light up StockTwitsupdated: Fri Jun 24 2011 12:38:00

StockTwits was all about technology and drug stocks Friday, with tweets paying particular attention to Micron Technology, Oracle, and Pain Therapeutics.

America's Cup catamaran capsizesupdated: Tue Jun 14 2011 09:48:00

An Oracle Racing crewman sustained minor injuries after his catamaran capsized while in trials in San Francisco Bay.

Oracle Racing catamaran capsizes in San Francisco Bayupdated: Tue Jun 14 2011 09:48:00

If the exhibition on the waters of San Francisco Bay Monday is anything to go by, the 34th America's Cup to be held on these waters in 2013 is going to be fast, exciting, and potentially dangerous.

CNNMoney: The Internet: One big power suckupdated: Mon May 09 2011 02:22:00

The Internet uses more electricity in America than the auto industry uses to make cars and trucks.

CNNMoney: Does glass slipper still fit for small stocks?updated: Fri Mar 25 2011 13:44:00

If you root for small schools like Butler and against heavyweights like Duke in the NCAA tournament, this story is for you.

How did Google lose, and find, all those e-mails?updated: Tue Mar 01 2011 17:01:00

Tens of thousands of Google e-mail users got a shock early this week: All of their e-mails and contacts disappeared.

Bringing Washington's technology into 21st centuryupdated: Mon Feb 14 2011 08:35:00

Last month, in his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama talked about winning the future. One way in which we can help win the future is by closing the technology gap between the government and private sector -- and leveraging recent advances in information technology to serve the American people better.

San Francisco to host America's Cup in 2013updated: Fri Dec 31 2010 22:05:00

The 34th America's Cup, scheduled to take place in 2013, will be held in San Francisco, race organizers announced Friday.

CNNMoney: SAP must pay Oracle interest on $1.3B verdictupdated: Wed Dec 29 2010 10:01:00

Corporate software company SAP must pay rival Oracle millions of dollars in interest on a $1.3 billion copyright infringement verdict, a U.S. district judge ruled this week.

CNNMoney: Hewlett-Packard: The biggest dog of the Dowupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 14:19:00

Software sultan Oracle reported strong quarterly results Thursday, lifting its already hot stock up another 6% Friday. For shareholders of Hewlett-Packard, it's a painful reminder of the good old days.

CNNMoney: SAP to pay Oracle $1.3 billion in damagesupdated: Tue Nov 23 2010 19:34:00

Business software maker SAP said Tuesday it has been ordered to pay $1.3 billion to Oracle for copyright infringement by its now-defunct software maintenance unit.

Motorola's Droid Pro takes on BlackBerryupdated: Wed Oct 06 2010 14:17:00

Motorola is taking on Research In Motion, the maker of the popular BlackBerry smartphone, with its new Droid Pro.

CNNMoney: HP settles with former CEO Hurdupdated: Mon Sep 20 2010 18:03:00

Hewlett-Packard said Monday that it has settled its lawsuit against Mark Hurd, the company's ousted CEO, after the tech giant claimed he breached his separation agreement by taking a job at rival Oracle.

CNNMoney: Hurd: 'No company better positioned than Oracle'updated: Thu Sep 16 2010 18:21:00

Mark Hurd, Oracle's new co-president, praised Oracle's strong first-quarter financial performance on Thursday and forecast a very bright future for his new employer.

CNNMoney: Hurd could get $10M bonus from Oracleupdated: Wed Sep 08 2010 12:10:00

Oracle Corp. said Wednesday it will pay its new co-president, Mark Hurd, an annual salary of $950,000 and that he could receive a bonus of up to $10 million.

CNNMoney: HP sues Hurd to stop him from joining Oracleupdated: Tue Sep 07 2010 16:58:00

Hewlett-Packard has filed a lawsuit against Mark Hurd, its former chief executive, to block him from joining Oracle as co-president.

CNNMoney: Is Mark Hurd really worth $6 billion to Oracle?updated: Tue Sep 07 2010 14:39:00

If it weren't insulting enough that Oracle CEO Larry Ellison publicly blasted Hewlett-Packard for letting Mark Hurd go, it now turns out that HP's loss is Oracle's gain.

CNNMoney: Mark Hurd lands at Oracleupdated: Tue Sep 07 2010 07:04:00

Mark Hurd, who abruptly resigned last month as chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, has landed at another big tech company.

Ex-HP chief named co-president at Oracleupdated: Tue Sep 07 2010 01:05:00

Mark Hurd is to become co-president of software maker Oracle only a month after being forced out as head of Hewlett-Packard over breaches of the computer makers' code of conduct.

CNNMoney: Epic smackdown looms in Google vs. Oracleupdated: Fri Aug 13 2010 16:14:00

Stuck between maintaining an unsettling status quo or causing a damaging but potentially lucrative ruckus, Oracle is going for the ruckus.

CNNMoney: AT&T and Verizon go after credit cards with smartphones - reportupdated: Mon Aug 02 2010 12:34:00

AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile are teaming up to compete with credit card companies by allowing customers to pay for products by waving their smartphones, according to a Bloomberg report.

Why website crashes are unavoidable -- at least for nowupdated: Fri Jun 11 2010 16:41:00

This has been a week of crashing websites.

CNNMoney: Oracle's Sun deal off to fast startupdated: Thu Mar 25 2010 18:28:00

Oracle's Sun integration got off to a fast start, as the company on Thursday reported an 18% sales increase from the year-ago quarter.

BMW Oracle claim America's Cup triumphupdated: Sun Feb 14 2010 20:50:00

BMW Oracle won the America's Cup as victory in Sunday's second race off Valencia against Swiss holders Alinghi gave them an unassailable 2-0 lead in the best-of-three series.

BMW Oracle secure America's Cup openerupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 16:41:00

BMW Oracle have taken a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three America's Cup after a comfortable victory over holders Alinghi in Friday's opening race in Valencia.

Lack of wind stalls America's Cup startupdated: Mon Feb 08 2010 11:30:00

After two years of bitter legal wrangles, the start of the 33rd America's Cup has been delayed yet again by a lack of wind off the coast of Valencia in Spain. Oracle CEO says he's interested in buying Warriorsupdated: Thu Jan 28 2010 09:12:00

A little more than two weeks after he attended a Golden State Warriors game, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison said he is interested in buying the team from owner Chris Cohan.

CNNMoney: Oracle: We're hiringupdated: Wed Jan 27 2010 10:30:00

Oracle Corp. will hire 2,000 sales and engineering employees as the business software maker looks to expand into the hardware business, according to a report published Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Outed by billboards, Oracle prez admits affairupdated: Sat Jan 23 2010 18:11:00

Oracle Corp. President Charles Phillips admitted Friday to an affair first exposed on pricey billboards plastered throughout New York's Times Square, San Francisco and Atlanta.

Software executive admits affair after mistress' billboard campaignupdated: Sat Jan 23 2010 03:00:00

The former mistress of a married man has taken their relationship public in a big way -- a series of giant billboards of the happy couple erected in New York, San Francisco and Atlanta.

Cloud computing explainedupdated: Wed Nov 04 2009 15:26:00

Have you ever wondered what happens when you save a photo to "the cloud" of the Internet? explains how it all works.

A trip into the secret, online 'cloud'updated: Wed Nov 04 2009 15:26:00

One day, while uploading yet another text file to the Google Docs Web site, I started to wonder: When I save this file online, where does it actually go?

Alinghi anger over Cup venue rulingupdated: Tue Oct 27 2009 17:30:00

America's Cup champions Alinghi reacted furiously on Tuesday to a decision by the Supreme Court in New York that it cannot defend sailing's most prestigious crown in the United Arab Emirates.

Sun blames Brussels as 3,000 jobs are axedupdated: Wed Oct 21 2009 00:03:00

Sun Microsystems on Tuesday announced plans to slash 3,000 jobs over the next year, putting the move down to the delay in getting European Commission clearance for its agreed $7bn acquisition by Oracle.

CNNMoney: Sun Microsystems to cut 3,000 jobsupdated: Tue Oct 20 2009 17:05:00

Sun Microsystems said it will cut 3,000 jobs over the next year, citing delays in its pending acquisition by Oracle, according to a regulatory filing released on Tuesday.

Fortune: The Brocade beauty pageantupdated: Thu Oct 08 2009 11:08:00

Larry Ellison does not have a hankering to add Brocade Communication Systems to his long list of acquisitions.

CNNMoney: Tech companies getting rich quickupdated: Mon Sep 21 2009 13:05:00

Technology stocks have outperformed the broader market during the past six months -- and with good reason.

CNNMoney: Oracle sales stumble 7%updated: Thu Sep 17 2009 06:16:00

Oracle shares fell sharply in after-hours trading Wednesday after the database software maker reported quarterly sales that missed Wall Street forecasts.

Fortune: Oracle's enforcer - Safra Catzupdated: Thu Sep 10 2009 14:07:00

After months of on-again-off-again negotiations to sell itself to IBM, Sun Microsystems this spring found a new, if unlikely, suitor. Oracle, the business-software giant, in many ways promised to be a better fit for Sun, the beleaguered maker of server computers.

CNNMoney: Stocks trim gains after Fedupdated: Wed Jun 24 2009 17:48:00

The Nasdaq trimmed gains Wednesday and the Dow dipped after the Federal Reserve kept a key short-term interest rate near zero, but said nothing about expanding a program meant to keep long-term rates from spiking.

Fortune: IBM-SAP combo not in the cards - execupdated: Tue May 12 2009 05:58:00

At a table in Las Vegas, a town fueled by big bets, IBM software chief Steve Mills outlined one he doesn't want to make: Buying application provider SAP.

CNNMoney: Tech deals heat up: Will Twitter be next?updated: Tue May 05 2009 12:14:00

Merger activity in the tech sector has dropped precipitously from a year earlier, but the landscape is quickly changing as confidence returns.

Fortune: Oracle-Sun changes the tech gameupdated: Mon Apr 27 2009 10:45:00

Oracle pounced on Sun Microsystems a week ago, agreeing to buy the battered server maker for $5.6 billion, excluding Sun's cash. On the surface, the tech world responded relatively quietly to Oracle's bombshell by getting about the business of reporting earnings. Behind closed doors, however, the entire industry has been turned topsy-turvy. One bold and unexpected deal has changed everything, and the ramifications will play out increasingly dramatically for months. Consider how the move affects the mightiest in the industry.

CNNMoney: IBM weathers storm even as sales dropupdated: Mon Apr 20 2009 18:14:00

International Business Machines posted first-quarter earnings per share Monday that rose more than expected from a year ago, even as sales slipped substantially.

CNNMoney: Oracle's strange Java brewupdated: Mon Apr 20 2009 14:05:00

If the term "serial acquirer" were actually in the dictionary, it would probably be accompanied by a picture of Oracle Chief Executive Officer Larry Ellison.

CNNMoney: Sun-Oracle deal isn't a big loss to IBMupdated: Mon Apr 20 2009 13:57:00

The acquisition of Sun Microsystems by International Business Machines' rival Oracle on Monday came just weeks after Sun's negotiations with IBM failed.

CNNMoney: Oracle to buy Sun for $9.50 a shareupdated: Mon Apr 20 2009 12:22:00

Business software maker Oracle Corp. said Monday it has entered into a definitive agreement to buy server builder Sun Microsystems in a deal worth $7.4 billion.

America's Cup arguers given top-level ticking offupdated: Tue Apr 14 2009 05:09:00

America's Cup holders Alinghi and challenger of record Oracle have been told to get over their differences in an open letter from some of sailing's most influential figures.

Ten promising jobs for class of 2009updated: Mon Apr 13 2009 09:02:00

This summer, diplomas will be handed out, hats will be tossed in the air and college graduates will look to enter that elusive Real World they've heard so much about. It's all very exciting and nerve wracking, in a good way.

America's Cup holders lose latest court battleupdated: Thu Apr 02 2009 11:08:00

The future of the 33rd America's Cup remains uncertain after a New York Court of Appeals ruling Thursday supported the position of U.S. syndicate Oracle in their legal battle with holders Alinghi.

CNNMoney: Time for big techs to pay up!updated: Thu Mar 19 2009 15:24:00

To preserve cash, several big banks, including some healthy ones, have been forced to slash their dividends.

CNNMoney: Oracle profits, sales beat the Streetupdated: Wed Mar 18 2009 19:22:00

Software giant Oracle reported fiscal third quarter profits and sales that beat Wall Street's expectations, and also announced that it would be issuing a dividend to its shareholders. The company also reported "record operating margins."

Fortune: Cisco aims to serveupdated: Tue Mar 03 2009 13:57:00

It is the buzz of the tech world: Cisco Systems may soon try selling servers, those heavy-duty computers that companies use to run critical back-office applications. The prospect of router giant Cisco's entering the already crowded $55-billion-a-year server market is intriguing (imagine if LeBron James decided to try his hand at football) but also has the potential to disappoint. (Remember Michael Jordan's ill-fated effort to play professional baseball?)

Fortune: Salesforce hits its strideupdated: Mon Mar 02 2009 16:22:00

A decade ago Marc Benioff declared that software was dead. In 1999, while on leave from his job at Oracle, he convened a group of developers in his downtown San Francisco apartment building to build Soon thereafter he paid the quirky rockers the B-52's $250,000 to perform at a bash where he distributed buttons with the word "software" crossed out, Ghostbusters-style. And that was all before he had signed up a single customer.

Fortune: The client-server model: Not dead yetupdated: Thu Feb 19 2009 10:54:00

With all the buzz about software served up over the Internet, you'd think old-guard enterprise software makers like Oracle and SAP would be panicking over the future of their businesses. You'd be wrong.

Fortune: Oracle's edgeupdated: Fri Dec 26 2008 10:57:00

Say what you will about Larry Ellison's style, but the in-your-face founder of Oracle knows how to manage a company through a recession, at least so far.

CNNMoney: Strong dollar hurts Oracle earningsupdated: Thu Dec 18 2008 19:14:00

Software vendor Oracle blamed the currency impact of a strengthening U.S. dollar for a decline in its second-quarter earnings, reported Thursday. While sales rose against the year-ago quarter, they came up short of analysts' expectations.

Internetting every thing, everywhere, all the timeupdated: Sun Nov 02 2008 23:45:00

It's called "The Internet of Things" -- at least for now. It refers to an imminent world where physical objects and beings, as well as virtual data and environments, all live and interact with each other in the same space and time. In short, everything is interconnected.

New series may boost Auld Mugupdated: Wed Oct 15 2008 07:14:00

A rush of entries into a new international sailing competition -- the Louis Vuitton Pacific Cup -- could be helping to restore interest in the America's Cup racing format left ailing by ongoing court battles.

IT at sea: Google to launch a computer navyupdated: Fri Sep 19 2008 10:48:00

Forget the Royal Navy and the U.S. Marines -- the 'computer navy' is on its way, and digital media on the high seas are set to make a steaming comeback.

Business 2.0: What's next for the Internetupdated: Tue Jul 03 2007 04:45:00

After taking one of the first Internet companies -- EarthWeb -- public in 1998, Nova Spivack joined some friends at a weedy airstrip deep inside the new Russia for a trip into Earth's stratosphere.

Fortune: A Googleplex for the rest of usupdated: Tue Oct 17 2006 14:19:00

Before there was Goo-Tube, there was Googleplex.

Fortune: Behold the server farm! Glorious temple of the information age!updated: Tue Aug 01 2006 12:22:00

Margie Backaus is standing on a 17-acre plot outside Secaucus, N.J., shaking her head in disbelief. Garbage bags and broken glass litter the ground, and weeds have taken over the parts of the land ...

Fortune: Behold the server farmupdated: Wed Jul 26 2006 11:57:00

Margie Backaus is standing on a 17-acre plot outside Secaucus, N.J., shaking her head in disbelief. Garbage bags and broken glass litter the ground, and weeds have taken over the parts of the land that aren't bald. At least the view is nice, if you like power lines, shipping containers, and the New Jersey Turnpike.

CNNMoney: Keeping business as usualupdated: Fri Sep 09 2005 15:16:00

On the 10th floor of a New Orleans high-rise, Michael Barnett, crisis manager at DirectNic, is blogging ( about his co-workers' efforts to keep the Internet service provider online through the hurricane and its aftermath.

IT drives India's growth curveupdated: Thu Sep 09 2004 21:13:00

Some time between 2008 and 2010, annual export revenues from India's information technology (IT) sector are predicted to hit $50 billion, up from $16.3 billion this year.

Business 2.0: What's *Really* On Marc Andreessen's Mind SIMPLE. THE GUY WHO HELPED USHER IN THE INTERNET AGE WANTS TO ROCK THE updated: Sat Nov 01 2003 00:01:00

Marc Andreessen is scribbling so furiously that he's about to tear through the paper into the table below. He whips off a few oblong shapes. "Somewhere in here is where we are now," Andreessen says...

Fortune: How Big Blue Is Turning Geeks Into Gold Can consultants and scientists mix? CEO Sam Palmisano has discovupdated: Mon Jun 09 2003 00:01:00

Andrew Tomkins, a British computer scientist, is pretty much your typical ivory-tower egghead. He's spent his entire adult life either in academia--he earned advanced degrees from MIT and Carnegie-...

Business 2.0: Where Productivity Lives Today's business software is more powerful and more complex than ever. Wondering what it can do for youupdated: Sat Feb 01 2003 00:01:00

Behind every pitch for business software lies a kind of quiet extortion. If you don't buy this product, maybe your competitors will. Maybe they will then go on a sustained surge in productivity and...

Fortune: Without Metadata, Content Is Just Bits In the Internet Age, there may be no data more valuable than data updated: Mon Nov 27 2000 00:01:00

I know this may sound obscure but, dear reader, I simply must tell you about metadata! Metadata presents the biggest challenge the tech industry faces in delivering the ubiquitous, ever present, ne...

Fortune: Their Reign Is Over Now that the Internet has replaced the PC as the key technology of our time, we no longer need the techno-viupdated: Mon Oct 16 2000 00:01:00

As far as the information technology industry was concerned, the 1990s were "The Bill and Andy Show." The kingpins of Wintel not only dictated the bits, bytes, and business models of computing but ...

Money Magazine: The Dinosaur Is Stirring EDS has badly disappointed investors, but it may be poised for a turnaround.updated: Fri Sep 01 2000 00:01:00

Shares in Electronic Data Systems got clobbered in June after the company warned that its second-quarter sales wouldn't meet analysts' expectations. The stock shed a quarter of its value in a matte...

Fortune: The Five New Rules of Web Technologyupdated: Mon Jun 21 1999 00:01:00

Today's Internet poster boys are retail Web companies like Yahoo,, and eBay. But another class of Net company--one that matters more to your business--is starting to get respect and win ...

Fortune: IBM From Big Blue Dinosaur To E-Business Animal IBM's services now matter more than its hardware. That's the key to Lou Gerstnerupdated: Mon Apr 26 1999 00:01:00

Pat Zilvitis is chief information officer at Gillette in Boston and a huge IBM customer. But it's not the quality of Big Blue's PCs, servers, and mainframes that draws him. "I often don't know if I...

Fortune: E-Business According To Gatesupdated: Mon Apr 12 1999 00:01:00

Bill Gates has a lot on his plate. As Microsoft's chairman and CEO, he's managing a galloping company that sees no bounds to its growth. There's also the pesky distraction of the company's ongoing ...

Fortune: THE PRODUCTIVITY PAYOFF ARRIVES For years, info tech didn't seem worth the investment. But at last, some smart companies are figupdated: Mon Jun 27 1994 00:01:00

LOOKING BACK, weren't we naive to think we had only to drop nearly $1 trillion of computer hardware into the slot, wait a little while for the machinery to clank and grind, and, presto, a big produ...

Fortune: WHEN TO MURDER YOUR MAINFRAME That old computer system is too inflexible to serve many future needs, but its data and customizedupdated: Mon Nov 01 1993 00:01:00

SOON AFTER you switch on a new computer, it starts to sprout cables like branches and peripherals like leaves. Time-lapse photography would show how quickly the typical personal computer can strang...

Fortune: FORTUNE Magazine contents page AUTUMN 1993 VOL. 128, NO. 7 updated: Mon Sep 27 1993 00:01:00


Fortune: HOW TO BOLSTER THE BOTTOM LINE Five well-known companies wrest outsize financial returns from investments updated: Mon Sep 27 1993 00:01:00

THOUGH BARELY out of its infancy, information technology is already one of the most effective ways ever devised to squander corporate assets. Year after year, the typical large business invests as ...

Fortune: WHY NOT FARM OUT YOUR COMPUTING? Hiring another company to do your data processing can save you big bucks. Some say it's the bigupdated: Mon Sep 23 1991 00:01:00

AT ITS HUGE manufacturing complex in Rochester, New York, Eastman Kodak operates its own steam, electricity, and water purification plants. Kodak firefighters stand on call at Kodak firehouses. Bri...

Fortune: THE GREAT SOVIET COMPUTER SCREW-UP $ Soviet industry is in big trouble with computers. Its hardware isn't modern. Breakdowns occupdated: Mon Jul 08 1985 00:01:00

WITH SOME KICKING and screaming along the way, the business managers of the Western world have long since adapted to computers. No sizable capitalist enterprise could be competitive nowadays withou...

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