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Jun 25, 2013

Bitter rivals Oracle, Salesforce team up on cloud

BOSTON (Reuters) – Oracle Corp, 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 Salesforce.com Inc.

The two companies said on Tuesday that Oracle will integrate some of its cloud-based software programs with Salesforce products. The companies gave few details on the unprecedented partnership, which also calls for Salesforce to expand its own use of Oracle products.

Jun 24, 2013

Oracle’s sales miss magnifies fears about cloud missteps

BOSTON, June 22 (Reuters) – “What the hell is cloud
computing?” Oracle Corp (ORCL.O: Quote, Profile, Research) Chief Executive Larry Ellison
said during a diatribe against the whole concept at an investor
Q&A in 2008.

Asked to describe his strategy for expanding into a
then-small but rapidly expanding sphere, the software giant’s
head said he had no idea what people were talking about when
they referred to cloud computing, describing it as “nonsensical”
and those writing about it as “insane”.

Jun 23, 2013
Jun 22, 2013

Analysis: Oracle’s sales miss magnifies fears about cloud missteps

BOSTON (Reuters) – “What the hell is cloud computing?” Oracle Corp (ORCL.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) Chief Executive Larry Ellison said during a diatribe against the whole concept at an investor Q&A in 2008.

Asked to describe his strategy for expanding into a then-small but rapidly expanding sphere, the software giant’s head said he had no idea what people were talking about when they referred to cloud computing, describing it as “nonsensical” and those writing about it as “insane”.

Jun 22, 2013
Jun 20, 2013

Oracle’s software sales disappoint, stock plummets

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Oracle Corp missed expectations for software sales and subscriptions for the second straight quarter, sending its shares plunging as investors worried CEO Larry Ellison may have trouble getting the technology giant back on track.

On Thursday, Oracle executives forecast new software sales and subscriptions will rise 0 percent to 8 percent this quarter, blaming weakness in the past quarter on disappointing sales in Asia and Latin America.

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    • About Jim

      "Jim works in the Reuters Boston bureau covering cyber security, hacking and technology privacy issues. He’s been with Reuters since 2005. He previously covered technology, media and biotechnology for Broadcasting & Cable, the Orange County Register and Bloomberg News out Tokyo, Taipei, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Santa Ana, California."
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