Enterprise headlines and summaries, 2009-02-08

  • ONE Sport Extra: Interview with BMW Oracle’s Larry Ellison (5:04) SAVE

    ONE Sport’s yachting reporter Martin Tasker, spoke to billionaire BMW Oracle owner Larry Ellison on Saturday in Auckland. Ellison revaled his views on the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series currently underway in the Waitemata Harbour, his fight with Alinghi over the America’s Cup and the future of yachting. He also spoke about his admiration for his Kiwi skipper, legendary sailor Russell Coutts.
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  • View from the Top – Leo Apotheker, co-chief executive of SAP SAVE

    Long or short? Oil? Long US dollar? Long Angela Merkel? Short Yahoo? Short Microsoft? Long Google? Medium Goldman Sachs? Long Deutsche Bank? Long Barack Obama? Eight years Russia? Long
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  • Obama names Doerr, Phillips to economic board SAVE

    Charles Phillips, the president of Oracle, is another. Phillips became president in May 2003 and previously was with Morgan Stanley’s Institutional Securities Division. He’s a Linux aficionado and said in 2005: “On demand is the future of software for many years to come and we are building it on Linux.” … Both Doerr and Phillips have given to Democratic causes in the past. Doerr and his wife are some of the nation’s largest political check writers, with $209,680 handed out through the 2006 election cycle, garnering a “Solidly Democratic” rating from OpenSecrets.org. Phillips handed money to Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, John Kerry, and the exploratory senatorial committee for New Hampshire’s Katrina Swett.
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  • Charles Phillips named to Obama’s Presidential Economic Recovery Advisory Board SAVE

    On a lighter note, looking at news articles I couldn’t help but notice the amazing similarity of both men and it reminded me of a popular British political magazine, Private Eye, that runs a regular article on people who look a like in politics. If you don’t quite get it, Wikipedia explains. I thought I would create my own rendition here. Have a good weekend all, the future is looking better already :) Barack Obama Charles Phillips President of the worlds most powerful software company President of the worlds most powerful nation
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  • Two Sun Micro senior execs at MySQL database unit leaving SAVE

    Marten Mickos, a senior vice president who was chief executive of MySQL before Sun bought his company for about $1 billion last year, will depart as Sun eliminates his position, said company spokeswoman Dana Lengkeek. … Meanwhile MySQL founder Monty Widenius, one of the most respected developers of open-source software, said on his personal blog on Thursday that he was leaving because of differences in opinion with Sun’s management over development of the open-source database.
  • 06 FEB 09

    Does Alloy make Duet a crowd? SAVE

    At its Lotusphere conference in January, IBM announced its first joint offering with SAP. Alloy is an enterprise mashup that combines IBM Lotus Notes collaboration software with the SAP Business Suite of applications. Expected to roll out in March, Alloy isn’t the first acknowledgement by SAP of the need to make collaboration part of its business processes. In May 2006 it kicked off its Duet initiative with Microsoft, which enables users to interact with SAP business applications though Microsoft Office and SharePoint server. Taken together, Alloy and Duet highlight the pressing need for SAP to give its business processes a collaborative edge.
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  • Shai Agassi and Mario Lopez: Separated at Birth? SAVE

    Shai Agassi and Mario Lopez: separated at birth? You be the judge …
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  • Obama names Doerr, Phillips to economic board SAVE

    John Doerr, the billionaire venture capitalist at Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers, is one. Doerr was involved in funding companies including Google, Amazon.com, Sun Microsystems, and Cypress Semiconductor; he currently serves on the board of companies including Amazon and Google and has recently turned his attention to green tech. Charles Phillips, the president of Oracle, is another. Phillips became president in May 2003 and previously was with Morgan Stanley’s Institutional Securities Division. He’s a Linux aficionado and said in 2005: “On demand is the future of software for many years to come and we are building it on Linux.”

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