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Oracle’s Ellison accuses SAP of $4 billion theft

Larry Ellison, Oracle Corp’s outspoken chief, charged that German arch-rival SAP AG stole billions of dollars of his company’s copyrighted software.

Ellison made the allegation as the the star witness in the U.S. software maker’s software-theft lawsuit, which is captivating Silicon Valley. Get the full story »

Microsoft’s successor to Bill Gates to retire

Microsoft Corp said on Monday that chief software architect Ray Ozzie, the man who took over that role from co-founder Bill Gates, would retire and not be replaced.

The move signals a new phase in Microsoft’s shift toward cloud computing, which Ozzie championed, and cements control of the company’s direction under Chief Executive Steve Ballmer. Get the full story »

Microsoft’s Oak Brook store to open Nov. 4

The Microsoft store planned for Oakbrook Center in Oak Brook will open on Nov. 4, making the Chicago-area location the fifth such store for the technology giant.

Microsoft’s first store opened a year ago in Scottsdale, Arizona and the company also has locations in Mission Viejo, Calif., Lone Tree, Colo., and San Diego. Get the full story »

HP sues to keep ex-CEO Hurd from Oracle

Hewlett-Packard Co. is suing former Chief Executive Mark Hurd to stop him from taking a job at rival Oracle Corp.

The complaint filed Tuesday in a California state court comes a day after Oracle hired Hurd as co-president to help lead the database software maker as it tries to muscle in on more of HP’s turf. Get the full story »