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Sep 20, 2010

HP, Hurd settle lawsuit over hiring at Oracle

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Hewlett-Packard Co
(HPQ.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) has settled a legal dispute over Oracle Corp’s (ORCL.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz)
hiring of Mark Hurd, as the two companies moved to mend fences
and put the contentious issue behind them.

The companies said in a joint statement on Monday that,
“Hurd will adhere to his obligations to protect HP’s
confidential information while fulfilling his responsibilities
at Oracle,” but did not provide any details

Sep 20, 2010

Hurd pitches Oracle hardware in brief appearance

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 20 (Reuters) – In his first public
appearance since joining Oracle Corp (ORCL.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), Mark Hurd
avoided controversy and delivered a straightforward sales pitch
for the company’s nascent hardware business.

In brief, but closely watched remarks at Oracle’s annual
user and technology conference, Hurd made no mention of his
former employer, Hewlett-Packard (HPQ.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), where he was chief
executive until early last month.

Sep 20, 2010

Oracle unveils new hardware for managing cloud computing

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Oracle Corp (ORCL.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz),
the world’s No. 3 software maker, unveiled a new all-in-one
product to help companies manage so-called “cloud” computing.

Chief Executive Larry Ellison opened Oracle’s annual
technology and user conference on Sunday by revealing Exalogic,
which combines server, storage and networking technology with
Oracle’s software, that companies will use to run their
business applications.

Sep 16, 2010
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With all eyes on Hurd, plenty of praise for new employer

It may have been the most anticipated tech earnings conference call of the year.

It’s a good bet┬ámany many folks in Silicon Valley, and tech investors in general, were dialed in to Oracle’s presentation on Thursday, eager to hear the first public utterances of new president Mark Hurd, the recently exiled CEO of technology giant Hewlett-Packard.

And it may have been a bit painful for Hurd’s former colleagues at HP to hear him quickly lavish praise on his new employer:

Sep 15, 2010

Microsoft releases newest version of Web browser

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz)
released the latest version of its Web browser, saying that it
would work at faster speeds, deliver better graphics and be
less obtrusive to users.

Internet Explorer 9, unlike previous versions and many
competing browsers, pushes itself into the background.

Sep 15, 2010

Dell aims Streak tablet at medical commmunity

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Dell Inc (DELL.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) wants
to put its new tablet into the lab coats of doctors, as it aims
to broaden the appeal of the device beyond consumers and tie it
more closely to the company’s software.

Dell on Tuesday said it is integrating the new Streak
tablet with its established healthcare software, enabling
doctors to access patient information and electronic medical
records as they go about their daily work.

Sep 15, 2010

Twitter remakes website, adds new features

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Microblogging sensation
Twitter, which is now signing up 370,000 new users daily on
average, is redesigning its website to make it easier for its
millions of users to navigate the service and discover new

The four-year-old company, which this month reported more than
145 million users, announced on Tuesday new improvements, such as
embedded YouTube videos and other content, which is featured in a
new two-pane layout.

Sep 13, 2010

HP to pay $1.5 billion for security firm ArcSight

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hewlett-Packard Co announced a deal to buy security software firm ArcSight Inc for $1.5 billion, as HP continued its M&A spending spree even while it hunts for a new chief executive.

The transaction would mark HP’s second big acquisition since the departure of CEO Mark Hurd following a sexual harassment probe in August. The deal follows HP’s winning of a bidding war against Dell Inc for data storage company 3PAR Inc.

Sep 12, 2010

At least 5 still missing after California gas blast

SAN BRUNO, California (Reuters) – At least five people were still missing on Saturday after a gas pipeline explosion destroyed a neighborhood in a San Francisco suburb two days ago, killing four people.

The remains of the fire site are still being searched and at least five people are known to be missing, said Neil Telford, chief of police for the city of San Bruno, California.

Sep 10, 2010

Oracle rift over Hurd may not mend easily

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The relationship between long-time technology partners Hewlett-Packard Co and Oracle Corp has been strained by a very public spat over the hiring of Mark Hurd, and it could get worse.

Analysts say the bad blood and mistrust between Oracle (ORCL.O: Quote, Profile, Research) and HP (HPQ.N: Quote, Profile, Research) — sparked by Oracle’s hiring of the former HP CEO and HP’s attempt to block it — comes at a particularly sensitive time and may not fade, as the companies begin to compete more directly in the IT hardware market.

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