Oracle snaps up PeopleSoft for $10.3 billion

...FRANCISCO - Ending 18 months of bad blood, Oracle Corp. raised its takeover bid for bitter...courtroom battles. Redwood Shores-based Oracle brought an end to the hostilities by sweetening...from PeopleSoft's market value before Oracle launched the takeover battle in June 2003...

Oracle boosts bid for PeopleSoft

SAN FRANCISCO - Oracle Corp. sweetened its hostile bid for rival...fourth time that Redwood Shores-based Oracle has revised its bid since it began its...buy PeopleSoft nearly 17 months ago. Oracle described its latest bid as its "best...

Oracle raises PeopleSoft bid to $26 per share

...FRANCISCO -- Business software maker Oracle Corp. raised its hostile takeover bid...values PeopleSoft at $9.4 billion, tops Oracle's previous bid of $19.50 per share...trading Wednesday on the Nasdaq, where Oracle's shares declined 31 cents, or 2...

Oracle remains on earnings upswing as it hunts for takeovers

SAN FRANCISCO -- Oracle Corp. continues to fatten its profits...quarter marked the final three months of Oracle's fiscal year - generally the company's...The quarter wasn't entirely rosy for Oracle as the company faltered in its licensing...

Oracle fights Microsoft document-digging

...government's upcoming antitrust lawsuit. Oracle Corp., a $7.1 billion competitor...judge to quash Microsoft's subpoena. Oracle said Microsoft "apparently believes that...commercial information." Microsoft accused Oracle of trying to hide evidence that will help...

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Oracle Team USA keeps hopes alive with race win at America's Cup

SAN FRANCISCO - Oracle Team USA's heart-stopping victory...Skipper Jimmy Spithill aggressively sailed Oracle's 72-foot catamaran to an 8-second...Zealand on San Francisco Bay on Sunday.Oracle Team USA, owned by software billionaire...

Oracle wins twice to stay alive in America's Cup

...won't go away, thanks to fickle wind and Oracle Team USA's remarkable resurgence.Twice...Skipper Jimmy Spithill and his mates with Oracle Team USA were masterful in light air Sunday...162-year history of the America's Cup, Oracle needs four more wins to keep the oldest...

Oracle Team USA wins re-sail of Race 13 to remain alive in America's Cup

...Friday afternoon, Jimmy Spithill and his Oracle Team USA teammates were smiling and slapping...the American powerhouse.Spithill and Oracle Team USA stayed alive for the second consecutive...of Race 13 by 1 minute, 24 seconds.Oracle's victory came an hour after light...

Will Athens Games be safe? The oracle is mum

...all over Europe sought advice from the oracle on Mount Parnassus. Wars, business deals...of her predictions. The source of the oracle's prophecies was the Temple of Apollo...as divine guidance. The spirit of the oracle lives today. Tourists make the two-hour...

Oracle Team USA stays alive in America's Cup

SAN FRANCISCO - Oracle Team USA remained alive in an America's...Jimmy Spithill and defending champion Oracle Team USA sped around San Francisco Bay...Cup.With the Kiwis at match point, Oracle Team USA responded with a dominating performance...