Despite posting positive quarterly earnings, the enterprise technology company is viewed as a laggard.
FORTUNE -- Oracle had some positive pre-holiday news for investors this week. The database giant's second-quarter results came in higher than expected, with revenue rising 2% to $9.28 billion, and net income declining about 1% to $2.55 billion.
Yes, that was good news. The quarterly numbers sent Oracle (ORCL) shares up more than 6%, the highest in years.
But MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Dec 20, 2013 12:46 PM ET
You can be forgiven for not knowing Steve Mollenkopf's name. Or even the name of the highly successful semiconductor company he's been tapped to run.
FORTUNE -- If you hadn't heard much about Qualcomm (QCOM) COO Steve Mollenkopf until last week, you're not alone. On Thursday, Bloomberg reported that Microsoft (MSFT) was seriously considering the longtime wireless executive for its top job, along with a long list of potential successors, including former Nokia MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Dec 17, 2013 5:00 AM ET
Just in time for the holidays, the U.S. chipmaker plans to give its networking code to the open-source community.
FORTUNE -- Someday in the not-so-distant future, you'll be able to walk into your home and stream content from your phone straight to your TV. Sound like a familiar prediction? That's probably because it's been in the works for at least a decade.
One of the biggest hurdles to the seamlessly connected house MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Dec 10, 2013 9:19 AM ET
In her first media interview since the FDA asked her company to stop marketing its DNA testing kit, 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki admits she failed to "communicate proactively"
FORTUNE -- Less than two weeks ago, the Food and Drug Administration sent a rather terse letter to Anne Wojcicki, founder and CEO of Google-backed 23andMe. The jargon-filled message asked Wojcicki to stop marketing her company's $99 DNA testing kits because she MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Dec 4, 2013 12:04 AM ET
The tech giant can say 'thanks' for a solid quarter, but questions about the long term plan still remain.
FORTUNE—Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) has plenty to be thankful for this holiday weekend. The company's fourth-quarter results, reported earlier this week, came in better than expected. HP's revenue for the quarter, $29.1 billion, beat Wall Street analysts' projections, as did earnings. As a result, shares of the company soared nearly 10% the day after MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Nov 29, 2013 3:00 PM ET
Not much. Still, the actor brings star power to a dense enterprise technology subject.
By Michal Lev-Ram, writer
FORTUNE -- What was Alec Baldwin doing at a cloud computing conference in San Francisco?
Delighting fans (and getting paid to do so) in an effort to smooth over his most recent public relations flap in which the 30 Rock actor was accused of yelling a gay slur at a photographer. Baldwin disputes the account, MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Nov 21, 2013 3:44 PM ET
The Facebook COO and Lean In author offers frank advice to Salesforce.com's chief executive at its annual customer conference.
FORTUNE -- Facebook (FB) COO Sheryl Sandberg has a lot of advice for women who want to advance in their careers. This week, she also took her Lean In message to Salesforce.com (CRM) CEO Marc Benioff and the throngs of conference-goers at the cloud computing company's annual Dreamforce conference in San Francisco.
Sandberg, one of MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Nov 21, 2013 10:28 AM ET
We report from the company's annual Dreamforce conference in San Francisco.
By Michal Lev-Ram, writer
FORTUNE—Salesforce.com (CRM) CEO Marc Benioff knows how to put on a good show. On Tuesday morning, the outspoken executive kicked off his company's annual Dreamforce conference in San Francisco with a nearly three-hour-long keynote that featured music performances from Huey Lewis and the News plus appearances by actor Sean Penn, supermodel Petra Nemcova and Haitian prime MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Nov 20, 2013 5:10 PM ET
We sit down with chief executive (and one-time "Peanut Butter Manifesto" author) Brad Garlinghouse.
FORTUNE—Hightail, the file-sharing company formerly known as YouSendIt, has raised $34 million in new funding. The nine-year-old startup has been around much longer than newer entrants like Dropbox or Box, but recently it sought to revamp its image and differentiate its product features in order to stand out in an increasingly competitive market in which larger companies MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Nov 19, 2013 11:59 AM ET
Big Blue gives third-party developers a crack at its cognitive crown jewel.
FORTUNE -- It has been two years since IBM's latest supercomputer, Watson, beat lowly humans on a special episode of Jeopardy!. Since then, the so-called cognitive system has expanded its vocabulary and expertise, developing into a fledgling yet promising commercial business for the tech giant.
The company has already piloted Watson-based applications in health care and customer service with a handful of MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Nov 14, 2013 11:28 AM ET
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