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Larry Ellison Keeps a Hand on the Wheel at Oracle

Mr. Ellison’s 25 percent stake in the company — and dual role as chairman and chief technology officer — ensure he’s far from relinquishing control, Robert Cyran of Reuters Breakingviews writes.

Daily Report: Ellison Retires as Oracle's Chief

The top job at the database giant will be shared by Mark V. Hurd, now co-president, and Safra Catz, who is co-president and chief financial officer.

Larry Ellison Stepping Down as Chief of Oracle

The top job at the database giant will be shared by Mark Hurd, currently co-president, and Safra Catz, who is co-president and chief financial officer.

My Relationship with Metadata: It’s Complicated!

Ever since the Snowden revelations broke, there has been a lot of interest in metadata, with a lot of ink (or should that be bytes?) devoted to defining exactly what it is, where it can be gathered from, who is capable (and how) of doing said gathering, and most importantly of all, if it is even important enough to warrant all the discussion. Official statements of “We’re only collecting metadata” have attempted to downplay the significance and privacy implications of the metadata collection.

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My Oracle Support Patch Conflict Checker Tool
A new My Oracle Support Conflict Checker tool is available from the My Oracle Support Patches & Updates Patch Search results page.

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 04-SEP-2014

OpenWorld
Each week leading up to OpenWorld we will be publishing various announcements, schedules, tips, etc. related to the event.

Yes, Apple iCloud Wasn’t Breached. The Problem Is Actually Much Deeper

There is a lot to parse in the story about the hacking and illegal distribution online of the very personal and private pictures of a lot of (mainly female) celebrities. First and foremost, this was a despicable crime that no one deserves to suffer, no matter how public a figure they might be. Unlike ongoing discussions about what Privacy means as a social norm, this one is pretty clear cut.

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