Stories tagged with Oracle

Immigration ban strains Trump relations with Silicon Valley

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 30, 2017 at 9:06am   |   0 Comments

Seven weeks ago, the president-elect made nice with the titans of tech, sitting down with them at Trump Tower and pledging government support.

The Mark Hurd saga continues

By A. James Memmott   |   December 22, 2010 at 10:52am   |   0 Comments

One of the big business stories of 2010 may run well into 2011.

Mark Hurd hired by Oracle

By A. James Memmott   |   September 7, 2010 at 5:36am   |   0 Comments

Mark V. Hurd, who left Hewlett-Packard Co. last month under a cloud, has landed a new job at Oracle Corporation.

Larry Ellison best paid CEO over last decade

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 28, 2010 at 7:37am   |   0 Comments

Larry Ellison is known for his competitive streak. There are few titles more coveted than the one he nabbed this week.

Muckety mover - Billboards expose Oracle exec’s affair

By Muckety   |   January 26, 2010 at 2:07pm   |   1 Comments

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Charles Phillips, the co-president of Oracle Corporation, got some unwanted press last week when giant billboards popped up in New York’s Times Square, San Francisco and Atlanta displaying photos of the executive with YaVaughnie Wilkins, the woman with whom he had an eight-year affair.

The billboards included quotes from Phillips to Wilkins, including “You are my soul mate forever” and a web site with photos and videos of the two together. The web site, which has since been taken down, was commissioned by Wilkins as a present to Phillips, reports Business Week. Images from the site were preserved by Gawker.

Phillips has since issued a statement acknowledging the eight-year relationship with Wilkins, which has since ended. His wife, Karen, began divorce proceedings in 2008, though it’s been speculated that the couple was heading toward a reconciliation.

Phillips sits on the boards of Viacom and Morgan Stanley, as well as President Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board. None of the companies affiliated with Phillips have commented on the developments.

The professors of oil at ExxonMobil

By Gary Jacobson   |   April 16, 2008 at 8:50am   |   0 Comments

Old professors don’t fade away. They join the ExxonMobil board of directors.

Kleiner Perkins invests in luxury plug-in hybrid maker

By John Decker   |   January 15, 2008 at 3:35pm   |   0 Comments

Fisker Kharma
Fisker Kharma

If you want a sporty performance vehicle but are worried the poor gas mileage will give you bad kharma, Fisker Automotive may have just the answer.

On Monday the California start-up unveiled the Fisker Kharma, which they are billing as the first ever luxury four-door plug-in hybrid. It is being shown at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

William Cohen pushes Mideast arms deal

By Eric Rosenberg   |   January 3, 2008 at 10:30am   |   0 Comments

When Congress gets back to business in the New Year, one of its priorities will be consideration of the Bush administration’s request for a massive arms sale - in the neighborhood of $20 billion - to Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf states.

Israel and Egypt also stand to gain billions more in U.S. weapons as part of the package Congress will review.

The proposed deal is controversial because of the Saudi component. Given the Saudi government’s questionable record on fighting terrorism and curtailing terrorism financing, its funding of extremist wahabbist mosques, its supply of foreign fighters into Iraq and a judicial system that recently ordered 200 lashes for a rape victim, some in Congress don’t believe the kingdom should be rewarded with top-of-the-line American weaponry.

Google, Facebook battle for friends

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 31, 2007 at 9:30am   |   0 Comments

Despite losing to Microsoft in its bid for a piece of Facebook, Google isn’t giving up on social networks.

The behemoth of search is partnering with other tech companies and social networks to develop a competing approach called OpenSocial. The open-source technology will enable developers to write applications that can be used on many sites, including partners in the project, such as LinkedInand Friendster.

Ellison in court over America’s Cup

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 12, 2007 at 6:55am   |   0 Comments

The battle for the America’s Cup is being fought not on the high seas but in New York State Supreme Court.

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, whose team lost the race this year, has accused winner Ernesto Bertarelli of manipulating the rules governing the next cup.

The court case, filed by the Golden Gate Yacht Club, charges that Bertarelli’s team has accepted a challenge from a team with no standing, and has refused to disclose design specifications for boats sailing in the race. Bertarelli’s group, Societe Nautique de Geneve, has turned the competition into a “Defender’s Cup,” the suit charges.

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