Oracle and NetSuite go after customers with the same kinds of needs, but they've carved out their own turfs, and are about to get even cozier.
FORTUNE -- Larry Ellison is cheering for Oracle and NetSuite. Not surprising, considering the billionaire tech mogul (and Oracle founder and CEO) is a major shareholder in both companies. But now Oracle (ORCL) and NetSuite (N) have more than Ellison's stake in common -- they're MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - May 16, 2011 2:34 PM ET
Oracle and Hewlett-Packard rarely miss an opportunity to diss each other. The latest round of press releases and quarterly earnings calls are no exception.
Earlier this week Oracle (ORCL) issued an oddly-worded announcement saying it would halt all development on software compatible with Intel's (INTC) Itanium microprocessor, and took the opportunity to point out that HP (HPQ) CEO Leo Apotheker did not mention his plans for Itanium in a recent presentation MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Mar 25, 2011 11:40 AM ET
Starting with the fact that he's $176 million poorer on paper than he was a month ago
According to the current issue of Forbes, Steve Jobs is the 34th richest person in the U.S. and tied for 110th in the world, having climbed 40 spots in the magazine's annual list of the world's billionaires.
But where does that wealth come from, and how does it compare with other tech luminaries? Let's take MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 11, 2011 7:54 AM ET
It's been just over a year since Oracle's (ORCL) acquisition of Sun Microsystems closed. In that time, former CEO Scott McNealy has been keeping pretty busy. McNealy launched a non-profit education project called Curriki, founded the Alternative Golf Association to offer a modern alternative to the game of golf, and continues to advise a smattering of startups. Find out why the Sun Microsystems founder wanted to meet Facebook CEO Mark MOREMason Cohn, Producer - Feb 28, 2011 3:02 PM ET
Held at venture capitalist John Doerr's house last night in the suburb of Woodside, President Barack Obama met the leaders of Silicon Valley to discuss jobs and innovation.
Full size, suitable for wall mounting, here. via Whitehouse Flickr
From the White house Flickr account comes this iconic picture of the heads of the largest Silicon Valley Tech companies including:Seth Weintraub - Feb 18, 2011 12:24 PM ET
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President Obama wined and dined many of Silicon Valley's top execs last night during his first official trip to the San Francisco Bay Area. On the guest list: Apple CEO Steve Jobs, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, Google CEO Eric Schmidt, Oracle CEO MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Feb 18, 2011 8:33 AM ET
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"I remember him [Larry Ellison] very distinctly telling me one time: Bruce, we can't be successful unless we lie to customers. ... All the things that you would read in books of somebody being a leader, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 2, 2010 6:00 AM ET
Leo Apotheker is barnstorming the world as he embarks on fixing the culture and focus of the huge technology company. One to-do stands out above all the rest.
Here's what new Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker's to-do list might look like:
Move to Palo Alto
Increase investment in research and development
Build a "strong and viable" software business
The first two tasks should be easy enough to cross off the list. MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Nov 29, 2010 2:45 PM ET
In the wake of the Oracle's $1.3 billion legal victory over SAP, the software giant is turning its guns towards another business trying steal away its lucrative customers.
It was clear from the beginning of its recently concluded trial against SAP that Oracle wasn't in it just for the money. It got that, though. A federal jury awarded Oracle $1.3 billion in damages stemming from SAP's (SAP) acknowledged copyright infringement of MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Nov 29, 2010 11:05 AM ET
Larry Ellison is never far from the public eye, yet it's hard to deny that in 2010 the 66-year-old billionaire is having quite the moment. Even for him.
Consider Ellison's winning streak:
* Oracle's (ORCL) acquisition of Sun closed in January, a relatively long eight months after Oracle announced it. In short order, however, Oracle's strategy of owning a hardware company with some storied software under the hood went from being ridiculed MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Oct 29, 2010 1:50 PM ET
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