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Oracle acquired Grapeshot, a ‘brand safety’ marketing provider, sources say for up to $400M

In the era of fake news and controversies over how brands’ advertising — via programmatic platforms — unwittingly ends up alongside content with which they’d rather not be asso

The high-stakes battle for the Pentagon’s winner-take-all cloud contract

There is a battle afoot, one you might not have heard about yet, but it involves a high-stakes winner-take-all contract for the Department of Defense’s cloud contract. It could involve billions

Oracle wins appeal against Google in copyright case

If you thought the Oracle v. Google saga was over at last, we have some bad news for you. On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit breathed new life into the case, ruling that Goo

Oracle’s cloud biz heading in the wrong direction right now

Oracle announced its quarterly earnings last night, detailing that its cloud business grew 32 percent to $1.6 billion in the quarter. That might sound good at first blush, but it’s part of three

TechVets launches to offer UK military veterans a route into cyber and startups

There’s a problem in the UK tech industry and it’s staring us in the face. The tech industry is growing at twice the rate of the wider economy and now contributes around £97bn a year, up 30pc in

Oracle grabs Zenedge as it continues to beef up its cloud security play

Oracle announced yesterday that it intends to acquire Zenedge, a 4-year old hybrid security startup. They didn’t reveal a purchase price. With Zenedge, Oracle gets a security service to add it t

Oracle to expand automation capabilities across developer cloud services

Last fall at Oracle OpenWorld, chairman Larry Ellison showed he was a man of the people by comparing the company’s new autonomous database service to auto-pilot on his private plane. Regardless,

More long term greed… Tim O’Reilly’s recipe for a successful 2018

Silicon Valley's problem, says Tim O'Reilly, is actually a structural problem with our entire economy. What’s gone wrong, O’Reilly argues, is that what he calls “short-term greed” has repla

Oracle to buy construction collaboration software maker Aconex for $1.2B in cash

Oracle will pay $1.2 billion in cash to buy construction software developer Aconex, the companies announced today. Based in Melbourne, Aconex’s cloud-based software allow teams working on building p

Hear from leading venture capitalists at Disrupt Berlin

TechCrunch Disrupt is returning to Berlin this December, and among the founders and developers speaking, we’re pleased to have leading venture capitalists on stage to talk about fundraising, ent

Splunk is latest company to take exception to Larry Ellison’s slams at Oracle OpenWorld

Larry Ellison was at it again yesterday, making friends, influencing people and pissing off rivals. It was AWS in the keynote earlier in the week. Yesterday, it was Splunk, a seemingly innocuous loggi

Cloud computing has demanded a kinder, gentler Oracle

Oracle has always had a swagger that reflects the public persona of its bombastic leader, Larry Ellison, but over the last several years, as the company has transitioned to the cloud, it has required

AWS fires back at Larry Ellison’s claims, saying it’s just Larry being Larry

When Oracle chairman Larry Ellison announced his company's new autonomous database product at the Oracle OpenWorld conference keynote, he took several minutes to disparage AWS, one of his chief rivals

Oracle adds AI development service to platform offerings

Oracle came late to the cloud and it’s been playing catch-up in recent years trying to add a wide range of services that customers are going to be demanding from a cloud vendor. To that end, the

Oracle climbs on blockchain bandwagon with new cloud service

Oracle is working hard to be a SaaS vendor that matters, whether with its new autonomous database service or getting involved with blockchain. Today, the database giant announced a new blockchain ser

Larry Ellison pokes AWS while unveiling intelligent database service at Oracle OpenWorld keynote

Oracle is far behind in the cloud and chairman Larry Ellison knows it, so he takes whatever opportunity he can to take a swipe at market leader AWS. Last night’s Oracle OpenWorld keynote was no

Former Oracle employees sue company for alleged pay discrimination

Three female, former Oracle employees, Rong Jewett, Sophy Wang and Xian Murray, are suing Oracle for allegedly paying women less than men in similar jobs. The lawsuit, filed August 28, seeks a class-a

Oracle joins the Cloud Native Computing Foundation as a platinum member

Oracle today announced that it is joining the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as a platinum member. With this move, it’s joining companies like Amazon, Cisco, Google, IBM, Intel, Micros

Oracle breaks with tech industry in backing human trafficking bill

Oracle is one of the few in the tech industry backing a bipartisan bill to hold websites facilitating human trafficking legally accountable. The Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act, sponsored by Senator

Oracle delivers bevy of updates to its cloud suite

Oracle might not be the first company you think of when it comes to cloud computing, but the company has made significant strides in recent years. Today, it announced the bi-annual update to its Oracl
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