Summit Notebook

NetSuite CEO on Life with Larry

May 20, 2009

What’s it like to run a public company majority owned by Larry Ellison, Oracle’s founder and the world’s 4th richest person? Fairly hands-off, NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson said at the Reuters Global Technology Summit on Wednesday. SaaS provider NetSuite,  seeded with Ellison’s cash when it was private, went public in December of 2007.

Apple’s iPhone takes slow boat to China

May 19, 2009

In China, Apple’s iPhone commands a strange presence. Perenially “coming out”, already widely available on the black market, viewed with trepidation by local telecom players but with undisguised lust by affluent consumers.

Facebook’s Zuckerberg talks MySpace, Twitter

May 19, 2009

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke to the Reuters Global Technology Summit on Tuesday and while he wouldn’t touch TechCrunch’s report about financing and valuation, he did opine about a few of Facebook’s Web peers: