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Oracle slashes Larry Ellison's stock options

An Oracle spokeswoman won't say whether the significant cut is related to shareholders' gripes about executive pay

The Tizen smartphone flopped -- and open source is to blame

A parade of failed open source smartphone OSes should cause the open source community to rethink its mobile strategy

Amazon is right to grow AWS at the expense of profits

Claims that Amazon is hurting investors by gaining market share instead of profits from the cloud miss the long-term payoff

Layoffs cool Microsoft employees' opinion of CEO Satya Nadella

Percentage of former and current workers who approve of CEO dropped by 24 percent, those who disapprove quadrupled, after big layoffs hit

Oracle's new database patch could cost you $23,000 per processor

Latest patch set for Oracle's database automatically enables in-memory processing -- a feature for which Oracle charges extra

The mobile health apps gold rush may already be over

A collision between Silicon Valley's data-mining business model and federal medical privacy rules may prevent a viable market

Amazon can no longer take its cloud leadership for granted

With Microsoft's strong numbers and Google's continued progress, Amazon Web Services must realize it's in a three-cloud race

Money before innovation: Why Wall Street loves tech giants these days

No innovation? No sexy new products? Investors celebrate as six old-line companies churn out profits instead

Microsoft revenue lifted by cloud sales to businesses

Revenue was up by 18 percent, but profits for the quarter were down

5 takeaways from the Apple earnings call

Apple's doing great in China, not so well in tablets, and R&D spending is increasing

The Industry Standard Slideshow

The rise and fall of Sun Microsystems

Sun was a tech juggernaut for nearly three decades. Our memorial slideshow gives this former titan its due more

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Guiding iPhone into the business world

Apart from being a very cool device, the iPhone can serve as a powerful business tool whose ease of use makes it a crowd favorite... more

The Industry Standard Test Center: analysis

Why IT gives business a competitive edge

Smart companies like JetBlue, NetFlix, and BNSF Railway are reaping sustained rewards by weaving IT into the fabric of their... more

Money before innovation: Why Wall Street loves tech giants these days
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Money before innovation: Why Wall Street loves tech giants these days

Blog by Bill Snyder

No innovation? No sexy new products? Investors celebrate as six old-line companies churn out profits instead
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