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Jack Welch Disses HP's Board: 'Who Are These Board Members?'

Days after Oracle CEO Larry Ellison urged the entire board of Hewlett-Packard to "resign en masse right away," former General Electric CEO Jack Welch has jumped on the diss-HP's board bandwagon. The criticism comes in the wake of HP's hiring of Leo Apotheker as CEO. "Who are these board members?" Welch asked.

Larry Ellison: HP Board Must 'Resign En Masse Right Away'

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison doesn't think highly of Hewlett-Packard's board. In fact, he thinks the entire board should resign -- pronto. Why? Because "the madness must stop," Ellison said, referring to HP's hiring of Leo Apotheker, a former chief of German software giant SAP

Mark Hurd Pitches New Oracle Data Servers at Annual Confab

Oracle Corp. Co-President Mark Hurd, who was brought aboard by the software giant after leaving his CEO post at Hewlett-Packard Co. last month amid controversy, unveiled four new versions of the company's Exadata storage servers at Oracle's annual customer conference in San Francisco today, the Wall Street Journal reported.

IBM CEO Disses HP and Hurd, Praises Oracle and Ellison

Big Blue isn't bullish on Hewlett-Packard. IBM CEO Samuel J. Palmisano launched a verbal barrage Tuesday at its Silicon Valley rival, criticizing HP's expensive 3PAR purchase, its handling of the ouster of scandal-tarnished CEO Mark Hurd, and its overall strategy.

Larry Ellison's Endgame: Buy HP to Fight IBM?

Now that Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has HP's Mark Hurd, he could be getting ready to make the next move -- and go for all of HP. Sounds crazy, but at least one respected tech analyst thinks it'll happen. And he notes that Ellison is used to winning.

As HP and Apple Show, CEO Succession Planning Is Key

It might be a scandal. Or an illness. Or the CEO could simply quit. Regardless of the cause, major companies can't afford to wait until a sudden crisis dictates the need to find a new CEO. Korn/Ferry's Ana Dutra explains.

Oracle Hires Mark Hurd as a Co-President

Oracle's Larry Ellison is standing by his man, ex-Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd. Ellison, who was highly critical of HP's board of directors for showing Hurd the door over a seemingly minor expense-report infraction has hired his friend to become one of Oracle's co-presidents.

Former HP CEO Mark Hurd May Join Oracle

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd, who was forced out of the company after sexual harassment charges were brought against him, is said to be in talks to join Oracle, the world's largest enterprise software company.

Oracle's Larry Ellison Takes the CEO Cake

Larry Ellison (pictured) of Oracle (ORCL) tops the Wall Street Journal's new list of the twenty-five highest-paid CEOs of the last decade. Ellison's total compensation over the last ten years, including salary, bonus, stock and stock option grants, was $1.84 billion.

Billionaires' Lawyers Duel for America's Cup

The 33rd America's Cup taking place this week in Valencia, Spain, already seems destined to be remembered as one of the most vicious and brutal sporting events in history, as rival billionaires Ernesto Bertarelli and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison duke it out in the courts and the media -- and drive away fans and advertisers.

With Sun, Oracle Bets on a New Strategy

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's Jan. 27 webcast announcing the completion of the Sun acquisition got overwhelmed by iPad-mania the same day. So much so, that it appeared as if Oracle had made a rare publicity blunder. But maybe not.

Does AIG's new CEO deserve $7 million?

Does anyone who can't send a baseball into orbit, create the next hit YouTube video or cure cancer "deserve" to be paid $7 million ? I am not sure.

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