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Mark Hurd on being Oracle’s co-CEO and not looking back

"It's a team," said Mark Hurd, Oracle's new co-chief executive, in an interview Friday about his working relationship with his fellow co-CEO Safra Catz and the company's co-founder Larry Ellison. On Thursday, Oracle shook the tech industry with the announcement that Read More →

What’s next for Yahoo after Alibaba IPO?

Alibaba shares are up, Yahoo shares are down. How is Yahoo — which owns nearly a quarter of Alibaba — being affected by Alibaba's IPO today? In the run-up to the Alibaba IPO and Yahoo's expected windfall, the Silicon Valley company's Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Once again, we've got your tech news links right here. Well, that didn't take long. Google announces that its next-generation Android OS will have encryption turned on by default, just like Apple's iOS. (Google says Android already Read More →

Quoted: Alibaba’s Jack Ma looks back

"Fifteen years ago I only earned, like, $20 a month." — Jack Ma, chairman of Alibaba, which began trading today on Wall Street and is now worth about $230 billion. Ma told CNBC he got his inspiration from America after visiting Read More →

Larry Ellison’s move seen as little change by analysts

Oracle's announcement Thursday that Larry Ellison will give up his CEO title after 37 years drew a resounding ho-hum from several analysts, though the Redwood City technology company's stock was down nearly 5 percent in early trading Friday. Here are excerpts Read More →

Off topic: History of pay phone, pay toilets; bitterness; 1984 in music

The past, present and future(?) of pay phones. Bathroom reading: on the demise of pay toilets in the United States. Bitter isn't bad, says author who calls it the most interesting flavor. And was Read More →

Tech Files outtakes: Apple’s new openness has its limits

The newfound openness Apple has demonstrated in iOS 8 is nowhere near complete; instead, it retains tight-fisted control in two big areas of the operating system -- Siri and default apps. Read More →

Apple’s new privacy campaign — and dig at Google

Apple is getting kudos galore after loudly and proudly touting the privacy it provides to its mobile customers with a new site. And it gets in a dig at its top competitor in the process. As the company launches new products and Read More →

Get ready for more self-driving cars in California

Get ready to see more self-driving cars on California roadways: The state Department of Motor Vehicles said this week that it’s issued autonomous-vehicle testing permits to three companies. And more may be in the wings. The first permits went to Mercedes-Benz Read More →

Workers to blame for most data breaches, study finds

Despite a recent string of highly publicized attacks by computer hackers, most data breaches stem from employee goofs, a study has determined. But it also noted that the threat from cyber attacks is growing and that those cases tend to Read More →
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