Union 'fat cat' stands up for working man’s America’s Cup

Billionaire Larry Ellison won the yachting prize in 2010 and brought it back to the United States. Photo: Reuters

Contenders for the 34th America’s Cup have filled miles of prized San Francisco waterfront property with their yachts and tents and built villages of stores and cafes for a summer of racing that has been heralded as a boon to the local economy.

Thursday, 4 July, 2013, 11:18am

Software moguls Ellison and Benioff end feud, jump into deal

In the past few days, Oracle boss Larry Ellison has clinched deals with his opposite numbers at Microsoft, Netsuite and Photo: Reuters

Oracle chief executive Larry Ellison and boss Marc Benioff publicly ended one of Silicon Valley’s most bitter feuds on Thursday as they leapt into a major alliance aimed at selling more Internet-based software.

28 Jun 2013 - 12:25pm

Bitter rivals Oracle, Salesforce team up on cloud

Oracle co-founder and chief executive Larry Ellison’s deal with marks a profound shift. Photo: Reuters

Oracle, the technology giant losing market share to younger firms that sell software via the Web, has signed a long-term partnership with archrival and cloud computing pioneer

26 Jun 2013 - 10:43am

Rivals Microsoft and Oracle team up on push into cloud

Oracle chief executive Larry Ellison (left) said Oracle had forged alliances with Microsoft and Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer says Oracle and Microsoft have collaborated in the past. Photo: Reuters

Microsoft said it would support Oracle software on its cloud-based platforms, a tie-up aimed at improving the rivals’ chances against nimbler Web-based computing companies chipping away at their traditional businesses.

25 Jun 2013 - 11:10am

Oracle's software sales disappoint, stock plummets

Oracle chief executive Larry Ellison expects revenue from the underperforming hardware division to start growing in the May quarter. Photo: AFP

Oracle missed expectations for software sales and subscriptions for the second straight quarter, sending its shares plunging as investors worried chief executive Larry Ellison may have trouble getting the technology giant back on track.

21 Jun 2013 - 12:01pm

I'm sorry, says businessman who stole US$100m software from companies including Microsoft

Xiang Li admitted selling stolen American software from Microsoft, among others. Photo: Reuters

In a case US officials say is the first of its kind, a Chinese businessman pleaded guilty on Monday to selling stolen American software used in defence, space technology and engineering - programmes prosecutors said held a retail value of more than US$100 million.

8 Jan 2013 - 12:33pm 2 comments

Oracle launches appeal in drawn-out case: SAP could face bigger damages bill

Photo: EPA

US business software maker Oracle has launched an appeal on a five-year long court case that could see SAP pay millions more in damages over copyright infringement.

4 Sep 2012 - 10:59am

Oracle software forecasts a brighter future for human resource solutions

Many of today's top businesses manage human capital as a strategic asset. They know that success depends on aligning the workforce with business targets and having clear criteria to measure performance and gauge overall corporate progress.

12 May 2012 - 12:00am

Oracle set to push hardware

Oracle, the world's largest supplier of business software, expects to accelerate hardware sales led by strong adoption of its high-performance 'engineered systems' line in Asia, especially by large companies on the mainland.

19 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Oracle West's delight in draw

Rain adds to Singapore Cup puzzle

South African galloper Oracle West tightened his grip on the S$3 million (HK$15.5 million) Singapore Airlines International Cup at Kranji after drawing well in gate five, but several of the main players in Sunday's feature are more concerned about the weather than their barrier positions.

18 May 2007 - 12:00am

De Kock seeks to end Singapore drought with Oracle West

South African trainer Mike de Kock has already conquered Dubai and Hong Kong on his international forays and plans to raise the stable flag in Singapore for the first time this weekend with his unlucky Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup contender Oracle West.

17 May 2007 - 12:00am

Oracle's even better than Mullins

Circumstances beyond the Jockey Club's control have conspired to see one of the foreign invitees for the Audemars Piguet QE II Cup already sidelined, but the club will end up with an even better contest on Sunday week.

17 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Oracle Bones - A Journey Between China and the West

Oracle Bones - A Journey Between China and the West

by Peter Hessler

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28 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

SAP targets small firms in regional expansion

SAP executive board member Leo Apotheker, wary of the journalists who were present, promised the corporate communications staff he would give a boring speech before the company's annual internal field kick-off meeting for the Asia-Pacific last week.

But Mr Apotheker, also president of customer solutions and operations at SAP, could not resist throwing a jab at rival Oracle.

13 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Rapid expansion puts squeeze on office space

With a series of strategic corporate acquisitions tucked into its large software business, Oracle is moving to adopt a revised property management plan to cope with its growing operations, staff and customers worldwide.

26 Sep 2005 - 12:00am