November 28, 2012

Why Oracle Is (Still) Not Buying HP

Sarah Lacy, Pando Daily

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There is a fascinating discussion going on in the press about whether or not Oracle’s silence in the latest HP scandal is a sign that a deal to purchase HP is imminent. It’s rare, after all, that Larry Ellison — with his sidekick the former HP CEO Mark Hurd — resists the chance to call HP’s past and present management a bunch of clowns. And once again, the floppy shoes and rainbow wig seem to fit.

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