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HP's Mark Hurd: Thoughts on consolidation

During his keynote at Oracle OpenWorld, HP CEO Mark Hurd gave his views on market consolidation. It's an appropriate setting given Oracle has made 41 acquisitions in 45 months totalling.

November 12, 2007 by Dan Farber

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HP's Mark Hurd: More content is fantastic for us

HP CEO Mark Hurd took a turn at Oracle OpenWorld, responding to a series of video questions from attendees. The engaging Hurd was ready for softballs, including whether one should buy a Dell or HP PC and whether he beats Oracle CEO Larry Ellison at tennis.

November 12, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Google and the 'American Idol' creator: The secret tapes

Guest post: Chris Matyszczyk considers what Google and Idol creator and entertainment impresario Simon Fuller might be cooking up that could revolutionize TV.It has been revealed that Google has been meeting with Simon Fuller, he of the Spice Girls, David Beckham and "American Idol," amongst others, to revolutionize the way TV is viewed on the Web.

November 12, 2007 by Chris Matyszczyk

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Oracle's Charles Phillips: Fusion on track and SaaS for all

In a meeting with Enterprise Irregulars after his keynote at OpenWorld, Oracle President Charles Phillips discussed the future of Fusion, software-as-a-service (SaaS), his notion of "acquired innovation" and other topics.Fusion is Oracle's next-generation suite of applications, built from the ground up on SOA principles.

November 12, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Oracle virtualization 3x better than the competition?

Updated below: At Oracle OpenWorld today, the company announced its own server virtualization software that the company claims is three times more efficient than existing x86 and x86-64 VM products from other vendors. Oracle's VM is based on open source software ( Xen hypervisor technology) and includes a Web-based management console.

November 12, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Oracle OpenWorld: The fruits of 'acquired innovation'

Oracle has taken over the Moscone Center and cordoned off streets this week in San Francisco for the annual gathering of its tribe. Last night CEO Larry Ellison celebrated the 30th anniversary of the company he founded, with "Saturday Night Live" member Darrell Hammond doing an Ellison imitation.

November 12, 2007 by Dan Farber

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