Google's chief executive, the baby-faced co-founder Larry Page, took the stand in San Francisco yesterday in the case between his company and Oracle, but little of note happened on the day.
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If there were any doubts as to Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's attitude toward Google, those were dispelled in his testimony on Tuesday morning in a San Francisco U.S. District Court courtroom. Oracle has filed suit against Google, alleging that that its Android mobile operating system infringed on patents that Oracle acquired in 2009, when it bought Sun Microsystems.
According to a new Wall Street Journal article, Google, Inc., is reporting that chief executive Larry Page has lost his voice. Beyond noting that Page lost his voice, Google provides scant details about the reason or other possible health issues.
Oracle’s (ORCL) iconic leader Larry Ellison, who founded the company in 1977, is stepping down as chief executive, handing the helm to current de-facto bosses Mark Hurd and Safra Catz, both of whom will be officially elevated to CEO as Ellison becomes chief technology officer and board executive chairman.
Larry Ellison has stepped down as Oracle's CEO. While Ellison didn't give any specific reasons for the move, we can only assume it's to spend more time with the girls in hula skirts on his Hawaiian island. Hell, isn't that what you'd do if you had his money.
Lawrence J. Ellison on Thursday announced his retirement as chief executive of Oracle, a company he founded in 1977 that has transformed the way businesses use technology and made him one of the worlds richest people.
Remember when Oracle attempted to sue Google due to “supposed” patent infringements that were coded into Android? Google came out on top in that case when the judge ruled in favor for the search giant.
Many think Google’s (GOOG) Sundar Pinchai, the company’s powerful Android, Chrome and Apps boss, is next in line to run the company if and when chief executive Larry Page steps aside. As Page’s top lieutenant and 10-year company veteran, he may, indeed, be the heir apparent.
While it won't likely go down as the "trial of the century," the legal showdown between Oracle and Google that began in San Francisco federal court on Monday could still be quite significant. The case has already been characterized as "the World Series of IP cases" by U.S. District Judge William Alsup, who is presiding over the trial.