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Intel CEO Paul Otellini woos the Oracle crowd

Intel CEO Paul Otellini went highbrow in his keynote slot at Oracle OpenWorld, invoking American architectural icon Frank Lloyd Wright.He was preceded yesterday by rival AMD's CEO Hector Ruiz, who chatted with partners during his keynote (see below).

November 13, 2007 by Dan Farber


Best of breed: No need for an obit

As Cognos--and any other mid-sized software firm--gets consolidated by the elephants in the room (Oracle, Microsoft, IBM and SAP) the concept of best of breed is on life support. But the patient won't be in critical condition for long.

November 12, 2007 by


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


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


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