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My job interview with Larry Ellison

I don’t remember a lot of details. It was November 1986. I had just finished a graduate degree in computer science at Stanford University, where I had specialized in software development. 625 more words


Oracle's Management Shift Was Designed to Retain New CEOs

Part of the reason why Oracle founder Larry Ellison stepped aside as CEO yesterday was to reward two of his longtime lieutenants, Mark Hurd and Safra Catz, who are now co-CEOs. 466 more words


What if Oracle's CEO changes were a crazy plot to secure Ellison's legacy?

When the Roman Emperor Tiberius had to choose a successor, he actually chose two: His grandson Gemellus and the notorious Caligula. History books tell us that Tiberius was being shrewd: He knew he was widely despised as a ruler, and had an idea that Caligula would end up in charge and leave Rome with an Emperor that, by comparison, left his legacy looking pretty good. 960 more words


SAP buys out Concur Technologies in a $8.3 billion deal

Enterprise software giant SAP bought Concur Technologies in a deal worth a whopping $8.3 billion, SAP said Thursday. The acquisition is expected to close by the end of this year or the first quarter of 2015. 177 more words

SAP to Buy Expense Software Maker Concur for $7.3 Billion

German business software maker SAP said Thursday it had agreed to acquire U.S.-based expense management software maker Concur Technologies in an all-stock deal valued at $7.3 billion that expands its presence in Internet-based software or so-called cloud computing. 407 more words


With Ellison out at Oracle, more stays the same than changes

The most shocking thing about Thursday’s bombshell announcement that Larry Ellison is stepping down as CEO of Oracle is how little will change.

Ellison, who turned 70 last month, said Thursday he’ll become executive chairman of the software company he co-founded decades ago and that he would become chief technology officer with responsibility for software and hardware engineering. 589 more words


Larry Ellison Will Step Down as CEO of Oracle, Will Remain as CTO

Larry Ellison, the billionaire founder of the business software giant Oracle, said he intends to step down as CEO of the company today and will hand over his duties to co-presidents Mark Hurd and Safra Catz, who will serve as co-CEOs. 682 more words