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    Technology & Communications

    What Happens to Cerner Stock After the Proposed Oracle Buyout?

    What happens to Cerner stock as cloud computing giant Oracle plans to acquire the company in full. A buyout would impact Cerner stock.
    By Rachel Curry
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    Earnings Report

    Why Is DBaas Preferred over Traditional Databases?

    DBaaS makes it easier to build applications in the cloud. This is why DBaaS is expected to become a dominant deployment model for all databases.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Oracle’s New ID Graph Offers Unique Features

    Oracle ID Graph’s unique feature is that it separates device-based identifiers and mobile devices that allow marketers to send a message to these devices directly.

    By Anne Shields
  • How the Server Market’s Growth Impacted Oracle in Fiscal 1Q18
    Company & Industry Overviews

    How the Server Market’s Growth Impacted Oracle in Fiscal 1Q18

    According to Gartner, server market revenues grew 2.8% to ~$13.9 billion, while shipments grew 2.4% to ~2.8 million units in 2Q17.

    By Anne Shields
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    Why Salesforce Acquired Twin Prime

    Salesforce continued its spree in December 2016 with its acquisition of Twin Prime, a startup focused on machine learning.

    By Anne Shields
  • Why Oracle’s Marketing Cloud is integral to its growth
    Earnings Report

    Why Oracle’s Marketing Cloud is integral to its growth

    Oracle’s Marketing Cloud allows customers to run marketing campaigns and manage data related to those campaigns on web, social, mobile, and email.

    By Anne Shields
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    News

    Google Versus Oracle Supreme Court Case Results in a Win for Google

    The Supreme Court ruled in Google's favor in Oracle's lawsuit over code copyright infringement. What does the outcome mean?
    By Kathryn Underwood
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    Personal Finance Guides

    Don Johnson's Critical Role at Oracle Amid Focus on Cloud Business

    Don Johnson heads Oracle’s Cloud Infrastructure product development. What's his salary and what makes him so important to the company?
    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Technology & Communications

    Why Oracle Made the Big Move From California to the Lone Star State

    In December, Oracle relocated its headquarters from California to Austin, Tex. Why is Texas so appealing to big corporations? Will the move benefit Oracle?
    By Ambrish Shah
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    Technology & Communications

    How Business Software Leader Oracle Makes Money

    Oracle is one of the largest business software companies in the U.S. How does Oracle make money? What is the company's outlook?
    By Anuradha Garg
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    Technology & Communications

    Why Oracle Stock Isn't a Buy Right Now Amid Tough Outlook

    In 2020, Oracle stock has risen 13 percent. Is ORCL stock a buy or sell at this price? How is the company's outlook?
    By Ambrish Shah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Microsoft Could Benefit from Trump’s Policies

    Microsoft’s cash and short-term investment balance of $136.9 billion was on the top of the list for the fourth straight quarter.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Oracle’s Value Proposition: A Peer Comparison

    Oracle was trading at a forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple of ~8.6x on June 29, 2016.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Microsoft Isn’t the Only Threat to Amazon’s Cloud Dominance

    In late 2016, Oracle (ORCL) launched the second generation of its IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service) offering, Oracle Bare Metal Cloud.

    By Anne Shields
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    Earnings Report

    What Can We Expect from Salesforce’s Fiscal 3Q17 Results?

    For fiscal 3Q17, analysts expect Salesforce (CRM) to post revenue and non-GAAP EPS (earnings per share) of ~$2.12 billion and $0.21, respectively.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding Investors’ Response towards Apple’s Bond Sale

    Apple continues its bond sale trend in 2017 Earlier in this series, we discussed how IBM had continued its trend of share buybacks, and how the IT (Information Technology) sector continued to be the top spender among industries. In early February 2017, Apple (APPL) raised $10 billion in debt. The Financial Times, citing Dealogic estimates, stated […]

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Oracle Continue to Outperform the S&P 500 Index?

    Earlier in this series, we discussed the factors that might impede Oracle’s (ORCL) dominance in the database space, which is also the company’s cash cow.

    By Anne Shields
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    Earnings Report

    SaaS, PaaS Playing a Role in Oracle’s Growing Net Margins

    In the past ten quarters including fiscal 1Q17, Oracle’s revenues have missed analyst expectations nine times.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Comparing Microsoft’s Valuation with Peers’

    Microsoft stock closed at $101.87 on June 20, close to its lower Bollinger Band of $98.

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Earnings Report

    Despite a Revenue Miss, Why Did Oracle Stock Receive an Upgrade?

    Oracle’s (ORCL) better-than-expected Cloud revenues led J.P. Morgan (JPM) to upgrade Oracle stock from “neutral” to “overweight.”

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    IBM’s Value Proposition in the US Software Space

    IBM was trading at a forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple of 8.77x on April 8, 2016. This was lower than Microsoft’s and Oracle’s at 10.22x and 9.10x, respectively.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    iPhone Battery Replacement Could Impact Apple’s Earnings

    Apple (AAPL) reported earnings per share of $3.36 on revenues of $78.4 billion for fiscal 1Q17, which ended in December 2016.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Earnings Report

    Oracle’s Cloud Offerings Dominated Its Fiscal 4Q17 Results

    In fiscal 4Q17, Oracle’s (ORCL) SaaS revenues grew 75% on a YoY basis to $1 billion.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are Analysts’ Recommendations for Salesforce’s Stock?

    Salesforce is a prominent player in the software space, along with Microsoft (MSFT), Oracle (ORCL), IBM (IBM), and SAP (SAP).

    By Anne Shields
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    Earnings Report

    Oracle’s Services Segment Performance in Fiscal 1Q16

    Oracle’s Services segment is composed of consulting, customer support, and education services for its products and services.

    By Anne Shields
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    Fund Managers

    Farallon Capital sells stake in Yahoo!

    Farallon Capital Management sold its position in Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) during the third quarter. The stock accounted for 3.39% of the fund’s total 2Q14 portfolio.

    By Diana Key
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is Oracle Stock Losing Momentum?

    Oracle’s tepid top- and bottom-line guidance for fiscal Q1 2019 has affected its stock price.

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Technology & Communications

    Parsing Oracle-NetSuite Material Adverse Effect Clause: Part 1

    In the merger deal between Oracle (ORCL) and NetSuite (N), the MAE clause lays out the circumstances under which Oracle can back out of the transaction.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Earnings Report

    Oracle’s Focus on IaaS: A Need Rather Than an Opportunity

    Oracle’s (ORCL) new Software Licensing segment’s revenues declined in fiscal 3Q17, falling 15.8% to ~$1.4 billion.

    By Anne Shields
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    Earnings Report

    Inside Intel’s 1Q17 Irony

    Intel (INTC) reported 1Q17 revenues of $14.8 billion, up 8% from 1Q16 and slightly below the consensus estimate.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Technology & Communications

    How Wall Street Analysts View Oracle Stock

    Analysts’ views on Oracle stock Earlier in this series, we discussed Oracle’s (ORCL) technical indicators and its value proposition in the software space. Let’s take a look at the Wall Street analysts’ view of Oracle and its metrics. Of the 34 analyst recommendations for Oracle’s stock, only one was a “sell” recommendation. Close to 74% […]

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inflows into Investment-Grade Bond Funds Increase Last Week

    Investment-grade bond (AGG) funds saw net inflows of $1.53 billion in the week ending May 1, 2015.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Word on the Street: What Do Analysts Recommend for IBM Now?

    Of the 27 analyst recommendations on IBM stock, 56% were “hold” as of July 8, 2016. About 26% were “buy” recommendations, and 19% were “sell.”

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Oracle Joins the Cloud Native Computing Foundation

    On September 13, Oracle announced that it joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation as a Platinum member.

    By Anne Shields
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    Technology & Communications

    Microsoft Reports Earnings Tomorrow, Stock Shows 23 Percent Upside

    As Microsoft gears up to report its earnings, the stock has soared this year. The company’s stock price has risen 34% in 2020.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Oracle Gets a Buy Rating from UBS following Cassandra Summit

    On September 25, 2015, UBS restated its “buy” rating on Oracle. This news came following the Cassandra Summit, which concluded on September 24, 2015.

    By Anne Shields
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    Consumer

    Inside IBM’s Cognitive Solutions Performance in 2Q16

    IBM’s Cognitive Solutions segment’s revenues grew by 3.5% to $4.7 billion in fiscal 2Q16. In this segment, cloud revenues grew by 55%.

    By Anne Shields
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    Earnings Report

    Red Hat: 56th Consecutive Quarter of Revenue Growth

    Red Hat (RHT), a leading Linux software and open-source provider, was the latest in the technology space to announce its fiscal 4Q16 earnings.

    By Anne Shields
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    Miscellaneous

    Behind IBM’s Stock Reaction to Its Latest Quarterly Results

    IBM saw its shares fall 8.2% in April, after the firm reported its 1Q17 results. IBM reported revenue of $18.2 billion for 1Q17—slightly below the analyst estimate.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Why Salesforce Was Named a Digital Marketing Hub Leader

    Focus on Marketing Cloud Earlier in this series, we discussed Salesforce’s (CRM) acquisition of Sequence. On February 20, 2017, Salesforce shared that it has been positioned as a leader by Gartner in its February 2017 Magic Quadrant for Digital Marketing Hubs report. Salesforce’s Marketing Cloud CEO and chief analytics officer Bob Stutz said that “we believe Salesforce’s […]

    By Anne Shields
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    Consumer

    How 1Q18 Treated Microsoft’s Margins

    Segment-wise contribution to revenue and margins So far in this series, we’ve discussed Microsoft’s (MSFT) segment-wise performance, Whereas its Productivity and Business Processes and Intelligent Cloud segments reported growth, its MPC (More Personal Computing) segment did not. Productivity and Business Processes, Intelligent Cloud, and MPC contributed 24%, ~28%, and 38%, respectively, of the company’s total revenue in fiscal […]

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Revenues for VMware Increase 4% YoY in 2Q15

    In this series, we will analyze the stocks in the First Trust ISE Cloud Computing Index ETF (SKYY) that comprise the Systems Software subsector. Since January 2015, SKYY generated returns of 2.42% to close at $29.18 on August 28.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Technology & Communications

    How NetSuite Will Improve Oracle’s Position in the Cloud Space

    In fiscal 2016, Oracle reported ~$2.9 billion in cloud revenue. Oracle is making progress in the space and expects 65% growth in the space in fiscal 2017.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Oracle Could Advance in the Cloud Space

    In the most recent quarter, Oracle’s cloud ERP business grew 156%, excluding NetSuite’s contribution, and reached an annual run rate of $1.2 billion.

    By Anne Shields
  • Technology & Communications

    Why IBM stands out as a leader in middleware solutions

    Lately, IBM has seen lot of harsh criticism due to its poor financial results and faltering leadership position. But there are some technological areas where the company still stands tall.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Intel’s Investment in Yuneec Will Enhance Its Presence in China

    Intel is focused on enhancing its presence in China, as is apparent from Intel’s investment in China-based Tsinghua Group in which it bought a 20% stake for $1.5 billion in 2014.

    By Anne Shields
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    Miscellaneous

    Will Apple Force Trump to Reduce the Tax Rate?

    In August 2016, Apple’s CEO, in a talk with The Washington Post about the company’s cash held overseas, said, “We’re not going to bring back until there’s a fair rate.”

    By Anne Shields
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    Technology & Communications

    Why middleware is an integral component of software industry

    The sequential binding of applications through the use of middleware is known as enterprise application integration (or EAI).

    By Anne Shields
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    Miscellaneous

    How Trump’s Regime Will Affect Technology Sector Financials

    After the announcement of the US presidential election’s outcome, which defied the pre-poll results, we saw a fall in the technology sector (QQQ).

    By Anne Shields
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    Earnings Report

    Open-Source Databases Are Set to Overtake Commercial Databases

    The double-digit growth of open source databases is posing an additional threat to Oracle, which has a revenue share of 48.3% in this space.

    By Anne Shields
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    Miscellaneous

    How AddThis Will Strengthen Oracle’s Marketing Cloud Position

    AddThis will be a part of Oracle’s Data Cloud and provide extensive market intelligence, which will boost Oracle’s presence in the marketing cloud space.

    By Anne Shields
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    Earnings Report

    Intuit Is Increasing Its Focus on QuickBooks Services

    The divestiture of QuickBooks will enable Intuit to focus on its online, subscription-based services, especially its flagship cloud software QuickBooks Online.

    By Anne Shields
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    Earnings Report

    Teradata Struggles as Cloud Adoption Increases

    Teradata primarily generates revenues from data and analytics and marketing applications. Its core business is struggling, as data warehouses are increasingly moving toward the cloud.

    By Anne Shields
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    Earnings Report

    Oracle Unveils a Range of Cloud Offerings

    Oracle’s newly launched cloud offerings are a step forward in Oracle’s strategy to shift its database and CRM business to the cloud.

    By Anne Shields
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    Earnings Report

    How Did Oracle’s Hardware Segment Perform in Fiscal 2Q17?

    In fiscal 2Q17, Oracle (ORCL) launched its second-generation IaaS (Information as a Service) offering, Oracle Bare Metal Cloud.

    By Anne Shields
  • Technology & Communications

    Overview: The software industry landscape

    Once customers adopt specific operating systems, it would be very difficult for them to even consider changing it.

    By Anne Shields
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    Technology & Communications

    SAP-Concur buyout is one of the largest deals in the tech space

    According to Dealogic, SAP’s (SAP) acquisition of Concur Technologies ranks among the top ten largest software deals. SAP acquired Concur Technologies for $8.3 billion. SAP paid $129 per share. It represents a 20% premium over Concur Technologies’ closing price on September 17.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is China Trying to Steal Apple’s Autonomous Car Secrets?

    According to NBC, the FBI has arrested a Chinese national for allegedly “attempting to steal trade secrets” from Apple (AAPL).

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Consumer

    J.P. Morgan Encourages Investors to Buy Stocks despite Worries

    The US stock market has seen a decent recovery in the first quarter of 2019 so far after a steep decline in the fourth quarter of 2018.

    By Jitendra Parashar
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    Technology & Communications

    Shareholder Activism at Work with Oracle-NetSuite Deal

    In accordance with its minimum tender condition, the majority of NetSuite stakeholders must vote in favor of the deal to make it happen.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Are NetApp’s Data Fabric and Strategic Solutions Important?

    NetApp (NTAP) believes that the data fabric is the future for data management.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Microsoft Smashes Earnings, Sales Expectations in Fiscal 1Q17

    Over the last five quarters, Microsoft has battled with shrinking sales. However, the gains in the latest quarter signaled that the company’s massive investment in building cloud data centers is paying off.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Earnings Report

    Oracle’s Database Cost Is Its Best Defense in Open Source Space

    Except for Oracle’s relational databases, all other databases—especially MySQL—are losing to NoSQL databases.

    By Anne Shields
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    Miscellaneous

    What Salesforce Is Buying in the Startup Market

    Salesforce (CRM) has recently been active in the M&A (mergers and acquisitions) market, buying startups that a company official has described as “tuck-in assets.”

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Oracle Cloud at Customer: Could It Boost Oracle’s Position?

    On March 24, 2016, Oracle (ORCL) announced a new service in the cloud: Oracle Cloud at Customer. It’s a hybrid structure in which a client can run the workload on-premise or in Oracle cloud.

    By Anne Shields
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Strong Earnings Growth Helps Keep NASDAQ Valuations Attractive

    The promise of technology stocks has translated into solid deliverables with strong earnings growth.

    By Heidi Richardson
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    Earnings Report

    Tech Sector’s Buybacks Fell despite Microsoft’s $40 Billion Plan

    The IT (information technology) sector is still the biggest spending sector on share buybacks in 2Q16, the way it was in 1Q16.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Key Tech Sector Updates for the Week Ended June 23, 2017

    Technology stocks rose a combined 2.3% in the week ended June 23, 2017, after three weeks of negative returns. The S&P 500 Index rose just 0.2% in the same period.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Net Exports: Why They Matter and What Drives Them

    A country’s net exports measure the value of total exports less the value of its total imports. It’s positive if exports are larger in value than imports.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Here’s What SAP Wants to Achieve with Its Restructuring

    SAP SE (SAP) wants to reconfigure its business structure, a reorganization it estimates will cost up to ~$1.0 billion.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Technology & Communications

    Why HP spins off to form two new companies

    HP (HPQ) is a technology company that’s been around for 75 years. On October 5, 2014, HP announced its decision to break the company into two separate publicly-traded companies.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Are These Funds Plotting to Oust Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff?

    Several hedge funds known for their activist approaches to reforming the management of the companies they target have recently disclosed their holdings in Salesforce (CRM).

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Earnings Report

    A Look at Salesforce’s Cash Position in Fiscal 2Q17

    As of July 31, 2015, Salesforce had cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities worth $1.1 billion.

    By Anne Shields
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    Consumer

    How Microsoft Aims to Capture the Hybrid Cloud with Azure

    Microsoft’s focus on the hybrid cloud Previously, we discussed Microsoft’s (MSFT) Intelligent Cloud. Azure has enabled Microsoft to gain a strong foothold in the hybrid cloud space. Within the space, where IBM (IBM) is a leader, Microsoft’s focus lies on applications, infrastructure, data, and AI (artificial intelligence). Microsoft believes that the conversion of data into AI drives a […]

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Oracle Announces Marketing Cloud Integration with MediaMath

    Oracle integrated its Marketing Cloud with MediaMath to improve cross-channel purchases.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Google Faces Pressure in the EU and United States

    The European Commission fined Google (GOOGL) ~$2.7 billion, on Tuesday, June 27, for abusing its monopoly.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Currency wars: Do they help solve low growth?

    Currency depreciation lures other countries to follow suit and depreciate their own currency. This leads to a currency war.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Billionaires

    What Does Larry Ellison Invest In?

    Oracle's chief technology officer Larry Ellison didn't reach billionaire status by twiddling his thumbs. Here's a rundown of Ellison's known investments.
    By Rachel Curry
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Competition Has Heated Up in the Marketing Cloud Space

    Oracle has stated that Maxymiser—its recent acquisition in marketing cloud—will enhance its offering to manage marketing programs spanning digital channels and customer lifecycle.

    By Anne Shields
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    News

    ByteDance Suggests TikTok IPO to Get Trump to Back Oracle Deal

    TikTok's parent company, ByteDance, has suggested a U.S. IPO of TikTok to try to win the favor of Donald Trump.
    By Mark Pygas
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    News

    Oracle Not Actually Acquiring TikTok, Looking to Become Cloud Provider

    Oracle is not actually acquiring TikTok. Instead, the company aims to become TikTik's "trusted technology provider.”
    By Mark Pygas
  • Technology & Communications

    Why Oracle’s engineered systems should drive hardware growth

    Oracle’s (ORCL) Engineered Systems business comprise the Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, and Oracle SPARC SuperCluster products.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Oracle Taps Blockchain to Strengthen Cloud Computing Offerings

    Oracle’s new solutions signal the company’s growing focus on strengthening its cloud computing portfolio.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Earnings Report

    Why Amazon Poses a Threat to Tech Guns Microsoft and Oracle

    By the end of 2016, Amazon is expected to add ~1,000 new features and services to AWS, which will compare favorably to the 722 features it added in 2015.

    By Anne Shields
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    Technology & Communications

    Understanding Oracle’s LogFire Acquisition

    After the acquisition, LogFire’s WMS (warehouse management applications) solutions will be integrated into Oracle’s SCM (supply chain management) cloud.

    By Anne Shields
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    Walmart and Microsoft Partner to Buy TikTok, Competing With Oracle

    Walmart is partnering with Microsoft in a bid to buy TikTok’s U.S. operations. Oracle is also planning to acquire the assets for $20 billion.
    By Ambrish Shah
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    Technology & Communications

    Why Oracle Acquired Vocado

    On April 30, Oracle (ORCL) announced its acquisition of cloud-based financial aid solution Vocado.

    By Anne Shields
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    Technology & Communications

    Oracle Plans to Acquire TikTok’s U.S. Operations

    After Microsoft and Twitter, Oracle is in talks to acquire TikTok’s U.S. operations.
    By Ambrish Shah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Microsoft Maintains an Increasing Dividend Payment Trend

    In fiscal 2Q18, Microsoft paid nearly $3.2 billion in dividends, compared with $3.0 billion in fiscal 2Q17.

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Earnings Report

    What are investors’ concerns with Oracle stock?

    Oracle has been implementing its acquisition strategy to gobble up cloud companies in order to access domain expertise and get entry into new markets.

    By Anne Shields
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    Earnings Report

    IBM Continues to Lure Its Investors with Share Buybacks

    In 4Q14, IBM (IBM) returned $1.2 billion to shareholders with $1.1 billion in dividends and $0.1 billion in share repurchases.

    By Anne Shields
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    Technology & Communications

    Why Oracle’s Buyback and Dividend Trend Will Likely Run into 2017

    Like IBM (IBM), Oracle (ORCL) aims to lure investors through share buybacks and dividends.

    By Anne Shields
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    Earnings Report

    39% of Analysts Rate AMD Stock as a ‘Buy’ after Q3 Earnings

    Despite a weak third quarter, 12 of the 31 analysts covering Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) rated the stock as a “buy.”

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Does Oracle’s Buyout Strategy Affect Investors’ Returns?

    Oracle has pursued the acquisition route to gain a foothold in the cloud space

    By Anne Shields
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    Earnings Report

    How has Oracle’s hardware systems segment performed in 2Q15?

    In 1Q15, Oracle’s hardware systems revenue fell 8% to $1.2 billion. The segment’s contribution to overall revenues is steadily declining.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Buffet’s Eying IBM

    With its ~8.5% stake in IBM, Berkshire Hathaway is IBM’s largest shareholder.

    By Anne Shields
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    Fund Managers

    Analysts See Symantec as Value Stock

    Analysts call Symantec (SYMC) a value stock. The average EV-to-sales for the System Software subsector is 3.93x. Symantec is trading at an EV multiple of 2.34x.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Do Technical Indicators Say about Oracle’s Stock?

    As of June 8, 2016, Oracle’s stock has fallen 9% for the trailing-12-month period.

    By Anne Shields
  • Technology & Communications

    Microsoft releases 1Q15 earnings

    On October 23, 2014, Microsoft released its 1Q15 earnings. Although earnings per share (or EPS) did beat analysts’ expectations, it declined on a year-over-year basis.

    By Anne Shields
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    SAP used the acquisitions route to join the growing cloud space

    To keep its momentum, SAP has increased its rate of acquisitions. It’s strategically shifting most of its staple applications on the cloud. SAP has a strategy to address its market. The market is expected to grow to $230 billion by 2015 through innovations and strategic acquisitions.

    By Anne Shields
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