In the game of bragging rights, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison now has one over his fellow billionaire Richard Branson: his private island is bigger.
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.
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.
A dismal quarter from software giant Oracle dragged technology stocks down on Wednesday, but tech analysts say the sell-off is overdone.
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.
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.
A cloud-computing company is building what it calls "the world's first zero-emission data center" in Iceland.
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.
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.
StockTwits was all about technology and drug stocks Friday, with tweets paying particular attention to Micron Technology, Oracle, and Pain Therapeutics.
An Oracle Racing crewman sustained minor injuries after his catamaran capsized while in trials in San Francisco Bay.
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.
The Internet uses more electricity in America than the auto industry uses to make cars and trucks.
If you root for small schools like Butler and against heavyweights like Duke in the NCAA tournament, this story is for you.
Tens of thousands of Google e-mail users got a shock early this week: All of their e-mails and contacts disappeared.
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.
The 34th America's Cup, scheduled to take place in 2013, will be held in San Francisco, race organizers announced Friday.
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.
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.
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 is taking on Research In Motion, the maker of the popular BlackBerry smartphone, with its new Droid Pro.
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.
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.
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.
Hewlett-Packard has filed a lawsuit against Mark Hurd, its former chief executive, to block him from joining Oracle as co-president.
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.
Mark Hurd, who abruptly resigned last month as chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, has landed at another big tech company.
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.
Stuck between maintaining an unsettling status quo or causing a damaging but potentially lucrative ruckus, Oracle is going for the ruckus.
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.
This has been a week of crashing websites.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Have you ever wondered what happens when you save a photo to "the cloud" of the Internet? CNN.com explains how it all works.
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?
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 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.
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.
Larry Ellison does not have a hankering to add Brocade Communication Systems to his long list of acquisitions.
Technology stocks have outperformed the broader market during the past six months -- and with good reason.
Oracle shares fell sharply in after-hours trading Wednesday after the database software maker reported quarterly sales that missed Wall Street forecasts.
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.
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.
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.
Merger activity in the tech sector has dropped precipitously from a year earlier, but the landscape is quickly changing as confidence returns.
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.
International Business Machines posted first-quarter earnings per share Monday that rose more than expected from a year ago, even as sales slipped substantially.
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.
The acquisition of Sun Microsystems by International Business Machines' rival Oracle on Monday came just weeks after Sun's negotiations with IBM failed.
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 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.
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.
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.
To preserve cash, several big banks, including some healthy ones, have been forced to slash their dividends.
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."
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?)
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 Salesforce.com. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Before there was Goo-Tube, there was Googleplex.
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 ...
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.
On the 10th floor of a New Orleans high-rise, Michael Barnett, crisis manager at DirectNic, is blogging (www.mgno.com) about his co-workers' efforts to keep the Internet service provider online through the hurricane and its aftermath.
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.
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...
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-...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
Today's Internet poster boys are retail Web companies like Yahoo, Amazon.com, and eBay. But another class of Net company--one that matters more to your business--is starting to get respect and win ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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