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Oracle Employees Walk Out to Protest Chairman Larry Ellison’s Trump Fundraiser

While a wave of employee activism marked by walk-outs and protests has rippled through Silicon Valley the past few years, Oracle Corp. glided along unscathed. Now, a symbol of tech’s old guard is facing the stirrings of a worker uprising as well. People left their desks Thursday at Oracle offices around the world to protest Chairman Larry Ellison’s fundraiser a day earlier for President Donald Trump, according to people familiar with the matter. The protest, called No Ethics/No Work, involv...
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Oracle has the support of the Trump administration and some big media industry groups in its Supreme Court fight against Google. Here's why they're siding with Oracle. (ORCL, GOOG)

Oracle and Google are scheduled to face off before the US Supreme Court on March 24.  The 10-year-old dispute is based on Oracle's claim that Google stole a key component of its Java technology to build the Android operating system. Google rejects the charge, saying Oracle cannot copyright the code — known as APIs, or application programming interfaces — which allows programs to talk to each other. The Trump administration, through Solicitor General Noel Francisco, argues that Google is using...
Tags: Google, Supreme Court, White House, US, Trends, Larry Ellison, Sun, Ibm, Dell, Francisco, Oracle, EMC, US supreme court, Sun Microsystems, Southern California, Trump


Oracle plays its Trump card: Blushing Big Red gushes over US govt support in Java API battle... just as Larry Ellison holds Donald fundraiser

Unfortunate timing – the Obama admin also supported the database giant The US solicitor general Noel Francisco on Wednesday filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of Oracle in its Java API copyright lawsuit against Google, scheduled to be argued before the US Supreme Court next month.…
Tags: Google, Obama, US, Software, Larry Ellison, US supreme court, Donald, Noel Francisco


Trump Backs Supporter Larry Ellison in Court Fight With Google

kimanaw shares a report: The Trump administration urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reject an appeal by Alphabet's Google, boosting Oracle's bid to collect more than $8 billion in royalties for Google's use of copyrighted programming code in the Android operating system. The administration weighed in on the high-stakes case on the same day that President Donald Trump attended a re-election campaign fundraiser in California hosted by Oracle's co-founder, billionaire Larry Ellison. Ellison hosted a ...
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Trump WH urges Supreme Court to kill Alphabet's appeal vs Oracle on same day Trump attends Larry Ellison's re-election fundraiser

Sure, this absolutely passes the corruption smell test. Everything is fine. Trump and his klepto-regime are (of course) supporting Oracle's Larry Ellison in his Supreme Court fight with Google. The same day the same Larry Ellison hosted a massive fundraiser for Trump in California. From reporting by Malathi Nayak at Bloomberg News: The Trump administration urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reject an appeal by Alphabet Inc.’s Google, boosting Oracle Corp.’s bid to collect more than $8 billion in r...
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11 top movie finance companies that Hollywood's biggest players turn to for the cash to get their projects off the ground

Movie financing is always a risk, but some companies, like Bron, Participant, and the streamers Netflix and Amazon, have thrived from bankrolling projects. In this power list, Business Insider breaks down the companies that are making filmmakers' dreams come true by writing the big checks and seeing returns. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It doesn't matter if a director is a first-timer or a veteran like Martin Scorsese, they all have one thing in common: Getting money to...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Matthew Mcconaughey, Orson Welles, Trends, Netflix, Wes Anderson, Larry Ellison, House Of Cards, Hasbro, Fox News, George Clooney, Rosamund Pike, Warner Bros, Roma, Anderson


11 top movie finance companies that Hollywood's biggest players turn to for the investment necessary to get their projects off the ground

Movie financing is always a risk, but some companies, like Bron, Participant, and the streamers Netflix and Amazon, have thrived from bankrolling projects. In this power list, Business Insider breaks down the companies that are making filmmakers' dreams come true by writing the big checks and seeing returns. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It doesn't matter if a director is a first-timer or a veteran like Martin Scorsese, they all have one thing in common: Getting money to...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Matthew Mcconaughey, Orson Welles, Trends, Netflix, Wes Anderson, Larry Ellison, House Of Cards, Hasbro, Fox News, George Clooney, Rosamund Pike, Warner Bros, Roma, Anderson


This Oracle engineer is an undocumented immigrant. Here's why he says that Larry Ellison's Trump fundraiser is 'a blow to the stomach.' (ORCL)

Rafael Soto-Marquez is an Oracle software engineer and one of the employees protesting founder Larry Ellison's fundraising dinner for President Trump. He is a also an undocumented immigrant who was brought to the US when he was three.  He's been able to stay legally through DACA, the program meant to help children of undocumented immigrants, which the Trump administration wants to end. "It was kind of a blow to the stomach," he told Business Insider. "I was pretty upset about Larry's position...
Tags: Mexico, US, America, Trends, Chicago, Larry Ellison, Louisiana, North America, Ellison, Oracle, US supreme court, Trump, Larry, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Soto, DACA


Oracle Employee Speaks Out Against Her Boss Raising Money for Trump

Larry Ellison, co-founder of Oracle, one of the largest software companies in the world, hosted a fundraiser for Donald Trump’s re-election on Wednesday at the tech titan’s Southern California estate. The event was expected to bring in some $7 million for the incumbent president. Some of Ellison’s employees were less than pleased about that, signing a protest petition and, according to Recode, planning to walk out on Thursday to demand Ellison and Oracle donate an equivalent amount to humanitari...
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The Tech Revolt Finally Comes for Oracle

Oracle isn’t a household name. Its product is software and cloud computing, and its customers are other companies—and so, it’s avoided much of the scrutiny heaped on public-facing firms like Facebook, while making its co-founder Larry Ellison the fifth-richest man in the United States. And amid worker backlash across…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Labor, United States, Larry Ellison, Donald Trump, Oracle, Techlash


11 of the top movie financiers that bankroll filmmakers' dreams and have scored box-office hits like 'Joker' and 'Parasite'

Movie financing is always a risk, but some companies like Bron, Participant, and streamers Netflix and Amazon are thriving thanks to bankrolling projects.  In this power list, Business Insider breaks down the companies that are making filmmakers' dreams come true by writing the big checks and seeing returns. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It doesn't matter if a director is a first-timer or a veteran like Martin Scorsese, they all have one thing in common: getting money to...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Matthew Mcconaughey, Orson Welles, Trends, Netflix, Canada, Wes Anderson, Larry Ellison, House Of Cards, Hasbro, Fox News, George Clooney, Rosamund Pike, Warner Bros, Roma


Some Oracle employees are planning to 'log off' and walk off the job in protest against Larry Ellison's fundraiser for Trump (ORCL)

Oracle employees are planning to "log off" and walk off their jobs in reaction to founder Larry Ellison's planned fundraising dinner for President Trump. The Oracle founder is planning to host the event on Wednesday, which has triggered a small rebellion at the tech giant.  The campaign, dubbed "No Ethics / No Work" calls on Oracle employees to "log off at noon local time to spend time volunteering or donating to programs and efforts that aim to resist administration policies that go against O...
Tags: Trends, Larry Ellison, Silicon Valley, Donald Trump, Oracle, Trump, Rancho Mirage California, Trump ORCL, Trump Ellison


Protests, rallies will greet Trump in Coachella Valley

President Donald Trump‘s supporters and detractors will hold dueling rallies tomorrow to coincide with the president’s brief appearance at a high-priced fundraiser in Rancho Mirage. Trump is expected to fly into Palm Springs International Airport Wednesday morning. The arrival of Air Force One will be met by several hundred locals who will line up at multiple airport exits “hoping to catch a glimpse of him,” said Joy Miedecke, president of East Valley Republican Women Federated. At least two ant...
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President Trump touches down in LA today for Olympics meeting, fund-raising

President Donald Trump will  touch down in Los Angeles today — a rare visit to the heavily Democratic region that will include formally signing off on the LA Olympics 2028, fundraising in LA and Riverside County — and in coming days, to Bakersfield, a lone bastion of GOP red. The visit to the West Coast coincides with emerging controversy back in DC, where on Friday, Attorney General William P. Barr appeared to chide the president over his constant tweeting, which he said was undermining the wor...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Colorado, California, La, Senate, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, Gop, House, Larry Ellison, Arizona, San Diego


From Sheryl Sandberg to Ted Sarandos, here are the high-powered executives who are 2nd-in-command to some of the biggest CEOs in tech

Many CEOs at the world's most valuable tech companies rely on No. 2 executives to help them get the job done.  Some of these execs may go on to run the company one day, while others may leave for big opportunities somewhere else.  For example, top executives like Sheryl Sandberg and Ted Sarandos are second-in-command at Facebook and Netflix, respectively.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Life at the top of the world's most valuable tech companies isn't easy. For CEOs at co...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Shonda Rhimes, Trends, Tesla, Larry Page, Netflix, Williams, Larry Ellison, Tim Cook, Sergey Brin


Trump will get Olympic update in LA, part of whirlwind western sweep

President Donald Trump will be briefed on preparations for the 2028 Olympics and raise millions for his reelection campaign as his three-day, four-state swing to Western states touches down in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Feb. 18. During this trip, the White House says Trump will stop in for top-dollar fund-raisers in Beverly Hills and Rancho Mirage, discuss Western water supply and delivery issues in Bakersfield and speak at a graduation ceremony for prisoners in Las Vegas. Trump will also host two ...
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Over 1,000 Alleged Oracle Employees Have Signed a Petition Demanding Founder Larry Ellison Cancel a Trump Fundraiser

Oracle founder and CTO Larry Ellison‘s decision to throw a fundraiser for President Donald Trump has apparently angered some of his employees. So much so that they have allegedly set up a Change.org petition demanding he cancel the Feb. 19 event and have asked other Oracle employees to sign. The , first reported by Vox, launched on Friday and so far has over 1,000 signatures from alleged employees. (The computer technology company employs around 136,000 people worldwide). It asks company l...
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Palo Alto, Larry Ellison, Silicon Valley, Vox, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Ellison, Oracle, Slack, Trump, Safra Catz, Onetime, 2020 Election, George Polisner


Oracle staff say Larry Ellison's fundraiser for Trump is against 'company ethics' – Oracle, ethics... what dimension have we fallen into?

Ah, bless Oracle chairman and CTO Larry Ellison is planning to hold a fundraiser at his California estate in Rancho Mirage on February 19 to help re-elect US President Donald Trump.…
Tags: California, US, Software, Larry Ellison, Donald Trump, Oracle, Cto, Trump, Rancho Mirage


Oracle employees are protesting Larry Ellison's planned fundraiser for Trump: 'His alliance with this ignoble and destructive figure damages our company culture' (ORCL)

Oracle employees are protesting founder Larry Ellison's plan to host a fundraising dinner for President Trump at his southern California home next week.  A petition being circulated by some employees are calling on the Oracle leadership to take a stand against what they called Larry Ellison's "damaging association with the Trump campaign." "His alliance with this ignoble and destructive figure damages our company culture as well as our relationships with partners and customers," the petition s...
Tags: California, US, Trends, Larry Ellison, Gizmodo, Donald Trump, Ellison, Oracle, Trump, Rancho Mirage California, ORCL, Safra Catz, George Polisner


Oracle employees are protesting Larry Ellison's planned fundraiser for Trump: 'His alliance with this ignoble and destructive figure damages our company culture'

Oracle employees protested Larry Ellison's fundraiser for Trump, blasting the tech titan's "alliance with this ignoble and destructive figure."
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Oracle Employees Demand Larry Ellison Cancel Pro-Trump Fundraiser

News that billionaire and Oracle co-founder and executive chairman Larry Ellison plans to hold “Golf Outing and Reception” fundraiser at his home in support of Donald Trump’s reelection campaign roiled employees of the tech giant. Though it has well earned a reputation as among the least outspoken tech giants,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Larry Ellison, Donald Trump, Oracle, Trump 2020, Oracle Employees For Ethics


Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison is holding a fundraiser for Donald Trump, where supporters can pay $100,000 for a golf outing and photo op with the president — and some Oracle employees are livid

Billionaire Oracle chairman Larry Ellison plans to host a fundraiser for President Donald Trump's reelection campaign, The Desert Sun's Sam Metz reported Wednesday. A group of Oracle employees launched a calling for the event's cancellation, saying, "Ellison's support of Donald Trump does not affirm Oracle's core values of diversity, inclusiveness, and ethical business conduct." Tickets for the event, which will be held on Ellison's estate in Rancho Mirage, California, cost up to $250,000, a...
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Tesla locks in stock surge with $2B offering at $767 per share

Tesla has priced its secondary common stock offering at $767, a 4.6% discount from Thursday’s share price close, according to a securities filing Friday. Tesla said in the filing it will sell 2.65 million shares at that discounted price to raise more than $2 billion. Lead underwriters Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, have the option to buy an additional 397,500 shares in the offering. Tesla shares closed at $804 on Thursday. The share price opened lowered Friday, jumped as high at $812.97 an...
Tags: Security, Elon Musk, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Economy, Automotive, Larry Ellison, Goldman Sachs, Stock Market, Morgan Stanley, Stock, Oracle, Hyperloop, Tesla Model S


Everything we know about the massive $165 million compound Jeff Bezos reportedly just purchased, the Warner estate (AMZN)

Jeff Bezos is the new owner of the Warner estate, a sprawling compound in Beverly Hills that he purchased for $165 million, according to The Wall Street Journal.  The estate was built in 1937 by one of the founders of Warner Bros., Jack L. Warner.  It features a 13,600-square-foot mansion, two guest houses, a pool, and a tennis court.  Music and movie tycoon David Geffen was the previous owner of the estate, purchasing it in 1990 for a reported $47.5 million.  Visit Business Insider's homepag...
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Trump to attend California fundraising event at Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison's estate

Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison will host a campaign fundraiser for President Donald Trump Feb. 19 at his Rancho Mirage, California, estate.         [Author: The Desert Sun]
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Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison is holding a fundraiser for Donald Trump, where supporters can pay $100,000 for a golf outing and photo op with the president

Billionaire Oracle chairman Larry Ellison will host a fundraiser for President Donald Trump's reelection campaign, The Desert Sun's Sam Metz reported Wednesday. Tickets for the event, which will be held on Ellison's estate in Rancho Mirage, California, cost up to $250,000, according to The Desert Sun. Billionaires from other industries including Home Depot cofounder Bernie Marcus and real-estate developer Stephen Ross faced public outrage and boycotts of their companies in 2019, following repo...
Tags: Google, Home Depot, America, Trends, Tesla, Gop, United States, Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, Peter Thiel, Marco Rubio, Warren, Silicon Valley, Goldman Sachs, Donald Trump, Ellison


Tesla is going back to the markets to raise more than $2B through stock offering

Tesla said Thursday it plans to raise more than $2 billion through a common stock offering and will use the funds to strengthen its balance sheet and for general corporate purposes, despite signaling just two weeks ago that it would not seek to raise more cash. Tesla CEO Elon Musk will purchase up to $10 million in shares in the offering, while Oracle co-founder and Tesla board member Larry Ellison will buy up to $1 million worth of Tesla shares, according to the securities filing. The ...
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Tesla is going back to the markets to raise more than $2 billion through stock offering

Tesla said Thursday it plans to raise more than $2 billion through a common stock offering and will use the funds to strengthen its balance sheet and for general corporate purposes, despite signaling just two weeks ago that it would not seek to raise more cash. Tesla CEO Elon Musk will purchase up to $10 million in shares in the offering, while Oracle co-founder and Tesla board member Larry Ellison will buy up to $1 million worth of Tesla shares, according to the securities filing. The ...
Tags: Travel, TC, Transportation, Elon Musk, Cars, Tesla, Ceo, Automotive, Larry Ellison, Oracle, Hyperloop, Tesla Model S, Musk, Cfo, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, The Boring Company


Tesla is raising $2 billion in fresh funding — 15 days after Elon Musk said the company didn't need to (TSLA)

Tesla is seeking to raise up to $2 billion in fresh funding through a new stock offering, it said Thursday.  The new prospectus comes two weeks after CEO Elon Musk said it "doesn't make sense" to raise new money in Tesla's current condition.  Musk will buy up to $10 million of the new shares, with board member Larry Ellison buying $1 million. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tesla said on Thursday it plans to raise $2 billion by selling shares through a public offering, jus...
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President Trump To Visit California, Stop In San Joaquin Valley Next Week

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY (CBS13) — President Donald Trump is set to visit California next week for a series of campaign fundraisers. His first event in Southern California will be at the estate of Oracle chairman Larry Ellison. Tickets for the fundraiser range from $100,000 to $150,000. The Fresno County Republican party confirmed the president will also make a stop in the San Joaquin Valley, but details for that event have not yet been released.
Tags: California, Larry Ellison, Donald Trump, Oracle, Southern California, San Joaquin Valley, Fresno County Republican party