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  • Oracle's colourful cofounder Larry Ellison steps aside as CEO September 19, 2014

    San Francisco: Oracle cofounder Larry Ellison is stepping aside as CEO after 37 years at the helm of the business software maker, ending a colourful reign marked by his flamboyant behaviour and outlandish wealth amassed while building one of the world's bestknown technology companies. With the changing of the guard announced...
  • Oracle to buy Micros Systems for about $5.3 billion June 24, 2014

    Redwood Shores: Software maker Oracle is buying Micros Systems Inc., which provides software and hardware to the hospitality and retail industries, for about $5.3 billion. Oracle Corp. said Monday that it will pay $68 per Micros share, a 3 percent premium to the company's $65.77 Friday closing price. Shares of Micros gained...
  • Oracle wins copyright ruling against Google over Android May 10, 2014

    San Francisco: Oracle Corp won a legal victory against Google as a US appeals court decided Oracle could copyright parts of the Java programming language, which Google used to design its Android smartphone operating system. The case, decided by the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, is...
  • Oracle to buy Responsys for $1.39 billion in cloud software push December 21, 2013

    Bangalore: Oracle Corp, the world's No. 2 business software maker, said it would buy webbased marketing software maker Responsys Inc for about $1.39 billion to bolster its cloud computing offerings. Oracle, led by billionaire Larry Ellison, has been focusing on cloud software to fend off competition from nimbler rivals such as...
  • IITK students bag $210,000 pay package December 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Engineering graduates from the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have been getting extremely lucrative job offers from MNCs as well as Indian companies despite the poor state of the economy. The number of companies visiting IIT campuses has gone up this year and several graduates have landed jobs...
  • Two IIT Kanpur students get Rs 1.20 crore package December 3, 2013

    Kanpur: Two students of Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur got Rs 1.20 crore package during the ongoing placement drive. The drive was started on Sunday and it would continue till December 22, the IIT sources said. Two students have got the highest package of Rs 1.20 crore per annum from IT...
  • Oracle helping to fix Obama's healthcare site November 3, 2013

    San Francisco: Oracle CEO Larry Ellison says the business software maker is helping the Obama administration fix the technological problems preventing people from signing up for governmentmandated health insurance. Ellison told shareholders at Oracle's annual meeting Thursday that the Redwood Shores, California company is pitching in with other government contractors in...
  • Bitter rivals Oracle, Salesforce team up on cloud June 26, 2013

    Boston: Oracle Corp, the technology giant losing market share to younger firms that sell software via the Web, has signed a longterm partnership with archrival and cloud computing pioneer Salesforce.com Inc. The two companies said on Tuesday that Oracle will integrate some of its cloudbased software programs with Salesforce products. The...
  • Oracle's software sales disappoint, stock plummets June 21, 2013

    San Francisco: Oracle 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 that new software sales and subscriptions will rise 0 percent to...
  • Oracle fixes 42 holes in Java to revive security confidence April 17, 2013

    San Francisco: Oracle Corp released a major security update on Tuesday for the version of Java programming language that runs inside Web browsers to make it a less popular target for hackers. The patch fixes 42 vulnerabilities within Java, including "the vast majority" of those that have been rated as the...
  • Hackers who targeted Facebook attack Apple, infect Macs February 20, 2013

    Boston: Apple was recently attacked by hackers who infected Macintosh computers of some employees, the company said Tuesday in an unprecedented disclosure describing the widest known cyber attacks targeting Apple computers used by corporations. Unknown hackers infected the computers of some Apple workers when they visited a website for software developers...
  • Facebook describes how the hacking incident happened February 16, 2013

    San Francisco: Facebook is getting an unwelcome look at the shady side of the hacking culture that CEO Mark Zuckerberg celebrates. Intruders recently infiltrated the systems running the world's largest online social network but did not steal any sensitive information about Facebook's more than 1 billion users, according to a blog...
  • Apple blocks Java on Macs due to security threat February 1, 2013

    New York: Some Mac users were taken by surprise on Thursday as their computers stopped running programs written using the Java programming language after Apple blocked Java due to security problems. Java allows programmers to write a wide variety of Internet applications and other software programs and run them on most...
  • Oracle says Java is fixed; US says Java still risky January 15, 2013

    Los Angeles: Oracle Corp. said Monday it has released a fix for the flaw in its Java software that raised an alarm from the US Department of Homeland Security last week. Even after the patch was issued, the federal agency continued to recommend that users disable Java in their Web...
  • Oracle updates Java, security experts say bugs remain January 14, 2013

    Boston: Oracle Corp released an emergency update to its Java software for surfing the Web on Sunday, but security experts said the update fails to protect PCs from attack by hackers intent on committing cyber crimes. The software maker released the update just days after the US Department of Homeland Security...
  • Oracle Corp to fix Java security flaw January 13, 2013

    Boston: Oracle Corp said it is preparing an update to address a flaw in its widely used Java software after the US Department of Homeland Security urged computer users to disable the program in web browsers because criminal hackers are exploiting a security bug to attack PCs. "A fix will be...
  • US government advises computer users to disable Java January 12, 2013

    Washington: The US Department of Homeland Security is advising people to temporarily disable the Java software on their computers to avoid potential hacking attacks. The recommendation came in an advisory issued late Thursday, following up on concerns raised by computer security experts. Experts believe hackers have found a flaw in Java's...
  • 'Java is a mess. It's not secure. You have to disable it' January 11, 2013

    Boston: Computer users are being advised by security experts to disable Oracle's widely used Java software after a security flaw was discovered in the past day that they say hackers are exploiting to attack computers. "Java is a mess. It's not secure," said Jaime Blasco, Labs Manager with AlienVault Labs. "You...
  • Apple drops Java from Mac OS X October 20, 2012

    Boston: Apple is removing old versions of Oracle's Java software from Internet browsers on the computers of its customers when they install the latest update to its Mac operating system. Apple, which has previously included Java with installations of Mac OS X, announced the move on its support site. It said...
  • Nokia, Oracle to announce mapping deal: Report October 1, 2012

    New York: Phone maker Nokia Oyj is expected to announce a deal that will give customers of technology company Oracle Corp access to Nokia's mapping services, the Wall Street Journal reported. The deal may be announced on Monday in San Francisco at the OracleWorld conference. It was confirmed by a Nokia...
  • Oracle fixes Java bugs that expose PCs to hackers August 31, 2012

    Redwood Shores: Oracle Corp repaired bugs in its widely used Java software on Thursday, several days after several computer security experts found flaws that they said opened PCs to attacks by hackers. Warnings about the bugs began emerging over the weekend, unnerving businesses and consumers scrambling to fend off growing threats...
  • Oracle to pay $ 2 mn fine over India bribery charge August 17, 2012

    Washington: Software giant Oracle has agreed to pay $2 million to settle US regulators' charges that its Indian subsidiary violated foreign antibribery laws by secretly setting aside money to make unauthorised payments to phony vendors. In a complaint filed with the federal court in San Francisco, the US Securities and Exchange...
  • Oracle buys social media company Involver July 11, 2012

    San Francisco: Oracle Corp said it had acquired social marketing firm Involver, notching the third deal in as many months in a redhot area for enterprise software makers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. San Franciscobased Involver, founded in 2007, provides tools for developers to create advertising campaigns on social media...
  • Oracle's Ellison buys Hawaii's sixthlargest island June 21, 2012

    Hawaii: Billionaire Oracle CEO Larry Ellison bought 98 per cent of Hawaiis sixthlargest island, Lanai, the states governor announced on Wednesday. Ellison, ranked in 2012 as Americas thirdrichest man, is purchasing the property from fellow billionaire David Murdock. Murdocks Castle and Cooke Inc, which owns all but 2 per cent...
  • Oracle unveils suite of cloud computing services June 7, 2012

    San Francisco: Business software maker Oracle is finally adapting to a shift in computing that is threatening to turn the company into relic. The 35yearold company hailed its technological transition Wednesday at its Redwood Shores, California headquarters, where hyperbolic CEO Larry Ellison announced plans to distribute more than 100 business software...
  • Microsoft 'most attractive employer' in India April 26, 2012

    Mumbai: Microsoft India on Thursday bagged the Randstad Award 2012 for the 'most attractive employer' in the country for the second consecutive year followed by Oracle India and Tata Consultancy Services. The Randstad Award 2012 was also given to Volkswagen India and Nokia India as special recognition in the auto...
  • Oracle probes Google engineer about key email April 20, 2012

    San Francisco: A Google engineer, testifying in a highstakes trial pitting Oracle Corp against Google Inc, denied that he referred to Oracle or any other company when he wrote in an email that Google should take a license to use the Java programming language. The trial entered its fourth day on...