Despite rules empowering shareholders to rein in soaring pay packages, few have chosen to do so, perhaps because of a rising stock market.
Oracle and Microsoft want to increase cloud capacity, making them possible suitors.
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An analysis of recent company reports, however, finds that the widest gap exists between the chief executives and workers of Disney, Oracle, Qualcomm and Starbucks.
The business software maker Oracle posted flat quarterly revenue and slightly lower profit as the dollar strengthened.
The company said the addition of Leon Panetta, director of the C.I.A. from 2009 to 2011 and defense secretary from 2011 to 2013, would expand its board to 12 members.
Oracle’s purchase of Datalogix sheds a light on an important side of the digital advertising business: connecting an ad you see with a product you buy.
Amazon Web Services already has the largest share of the worldwide cloud-computing market, and is looking for ways to expand the range of services it offers.
Scott Stringer, the New York City comptroller who oversees five pension funds, is leading a drive to let shareholders nominate board directors.
In a letter, Elliott Management criticized the tech company for being overly complex and suggested selling off a range of assets, including the separately traded cloud computing firm VMWare.