Chris KanaracusU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

Chris Kanaracus covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for the IDG News Service, and is based in Boston.

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Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd: Our IP will help us win in the cloud

Hurd has something to sell customers at all levels of the cloud stack

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Oracle rolls out analytics cloud services

Its Exalytics in-memory appliance also gets an upgrade

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Oracle expanding depth of its cloud development platform

Six new services are in the works, but no availability date was released

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Oracle's Larry Ellison throws down the cloud gauntlet

Ellison has come full circle from cloud skeptic to the proprietor of a one-stop shop

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Oracle, Salesforce.com trade moves in marketing software battle

Oracle syncs up with Box, while Salesforce.com releases Journey Builder for Apps

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Cloud will be key for Oracle at OpenWorld

The vendor's massive annual conference gets underway Sunday

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Workday ships first app for higher education in strike against Oracle

Workday Student Recruiting is now generally available, but a full suite won't be released for another two years

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EMC reportedly held merger talks with Hewlett-Packard

HP CEO Meg Whitman would have led a combined company, according to the Wall Street Journal

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InfiniDB going out of business, but its database will live on as open source

InfiniDB explored "all possible investment options" before calling it a day, CEO says

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SAP CEO Bill McDermott on why Concur is worth $8.3 billion

Buying Concur 'is the best business case I've ever put in front of the board,' McDermott says

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SAP buying Concur for $8.3 billion to boost cloud portfolio

The travel and expense software vendor had reportedly been shopping for a potential buyer

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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison steps down as CEO, Catz, Hurd named co-CEOs

Ellison will become CTO and executive chairman of Oracle, while two of the company's management team will lead the company.

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Microsoft plots Dynamics CRM update with an eye on marketing, global expansion

CRM Online will be available in 130 markets by the end of the year, Microsoft says

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Infor plots move into cloud financials in strike against Workday

Financials Xi will provide a broad and modern suite of applications with no need to 'bolt-on' more, Infor says

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SAP spices up its predictive analytics and visualization apps

Hadoop support and a tie-in to BusinessObjects are among the highlights