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M&A, IPOs, in-memory tech, and end of a feudIt’s been another busy year in the enterprise software industry, marked by high-profile acquisitions and IPOs, the rise of in-memory computing, a red-hot HCM (human capital management) market, and even the apparent settling of a long-running Silicon Valley feud. Here’s a look at some of the highlights. In-memory databases going mainstream: SAP has been hyping its HANA in-memory computing ...
Posted on 5 December 2013 | 12:24 pm
Google And Oracle Set For Round 2 In JavaOracle CEO Larry Ellison Google once again is set to battle Oracle in court over how it used the Java programming language in building its Android mobile operating system. Oracle, which lost a patent and copyright battle to Google in the spring of 2012, has filed an appeal in the case and oral arguments started this week. At the heart of the appeal was the ruling by Federal Court Judge William ...
Posted on 5 December 2013 | 6:24 am
Oracle’s Larry Ellison continues SteveOracle's Java infringement case against Google's Android...
Posted on 4 December 2013 | 12:02 pm
The temper tantrum: The key to smartA new book portrays Jeff Bezos as a tyrant. But the most successful tech titans, past and present, including Henry Heinz, have had a temper -- and it isn't always a bad thing.
Posted on 22 November 2013 | 6:27 am
Salesforce's Marc Benioff tries toSalesforce.com's Dreamforce conference was a smashing success this week, particularly if its aim was to make a bigger splash than Oracle
Posted on 22 November 2013 | 3:04 am
New Site Tracks the Cracks in Oracle’sTo find out which database systems are most popular, the company pulls data from a variety of sources, including Google Trends, LinkedIn profiles, job listings, and questions on the popular question and answer sites like Stack Overflow. This doesn’t give ...
Posted on 5 December 2013 | 1:30 am
Larry Ellison’s Island Air proves no matchGoes to show you what happens when you switch airlines. For years Richard and I would only fly Hawaiian Airlines, we belong to its loyalty program and we really like the inflight service and schedule from the mainland to the islands and interisland.
Posted on 30 November 2013 | 10:13 am
Larry Ellison On High Alert After Lanai GetsLast year, Larry Ellison, the billionaire CEO of Oracle, fulfilled a life-long dream by buying the Hawaiian island of Lanai. The island is a quiet oasis, home to rolling pineapple fields, colorful little houses, and two Four Seasons resorts ...
Posted on 15 October 2013 | 11:06 am
Larry Ellison Skips Big Speech To AttendSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — About 60,000 people have come from all over the world to attend Oracle's biggest customer conference of the year, but Oracle CEO Larry Ellison left no doubt Tuesday that his boating team's defense of the America's Cup is a ...
Posted on 24 September 2013 | 7:59 am
Larry Ellison skips keynote at OracleThe Oracle OpenWorld 2013 conference, which kicked off Sunday, is projected to draw more than 50,000 attendees to San Francisco in one of the city's largest conferences. But Tuesday afternoon, the conference had one less attendee than planned ...
Posted on 24 September 2013 | 7:49 am