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Larry Ellison

Forget the America's Cup, Larry Ellison's Art Is at the Asian Art Museum

Pamela Feinsilber | Posted 10.28.2013 | San Francisco
Pamela Feinsilber

Ellison is wealthy enough not only to have a collection of very good Japanese works (sculpture, paintings, folding screens, hanging scrolls, lacquer and metal work), but to have the former director of the Asian as his private curator.

Big Tech Company CEO Is Totally Fine With NSA Surveillance

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 08.13.2013 | Technology

The chief executive of one of the country's biggest software companies thinks that NSA surveillance is "absolutely essential." Oracle CEO Larry Ell...

Billionaire Larry Ellison Says Google CEO Acted 'Absolutely Evil'

Reuters | Jennifer Saba | Posted 10.13.2013 | Technology

By Jennifer Saba (Reuters) - Larry Ellison, Oracle Inc's outspoken chief executive officer, said Google Inc CEO Larry Page acted "absol...

Apple Is Screwed Without Steve Jobs, Says Billionaire CEO

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 08.13.2013 | Technology

Billionaire Larry Ellison isn't taking a wait and see approach on Apple's future. The Oracle CEO apparently knew the tech giant was doomed as soon as ...

A Cup of Caen: A Day with Oracle

Christopher Caen | Posted 09.28.2013 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

Despite all the America's Cup controversies, once on the boats, all the noise disappears and is replaced by a new noise -- that of a catamaran going so fast it feels like you're sticking your head out of a car on the freeway.

A Cup of Caen: Hand to Hand Combat

Christopher Caen | Posted 09.11.2013 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

Tomorrow we are going to have an honest to goodness, we are not kidding here, America's Cup race. You know, with two boats. Both on the course at the same time. Actually racing each other. I know, it boggles the imagination.

A Cup of Caen: Opening Day By the Bay

Christopher Caen | Posted 09.08.2013 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

This was the Cup that we all want to see, the top sailors in the world racing the best boats. The days of champagne and blazers and going to insanely large mansions in Newport, Rhode Island, for meals on china are over.

A Cup of Caen: The Kiwis Have Landed!

Christopher Caen | Posted 08.28.2013 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

Wakas are the war canoes made by the Maori tribes native to New Zealand. They build little ones to go bash on their neighbors. They also build big ones, some over 100 feet long, to go bash on people on other islands. Some are painted white and black, which in Maori represents death.

A Cup of Caen: Of Cats and Cups

Christopher Caen | Posted 08.20.2013 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

For me, the America's Cup was where the wonder and the magic of sailing lived. Ridiculously romantic? Probably, but romance is also part of the Cup.

A Cup of Caen: Of Lineages, and Paul Cayard

Christopher Caen | Posted 08.14.2013 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

Let's get one thing out of the way at the start: just like in royal families, sports have their lineages. Fathers and sons have passed on the torch in basketball, football, and baseball.

A Cup of Caen: What's an America's Cup team?

Christopher Caen | Posted 08.06.2013 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

I am sitting with Jimmy Spithill, and I am giddy. I ask, "Who do you race for? Larry Ellison, Oracle Team USA, or San Francisco?" I have managed to corral Spithill, the skipper for Oracle Team USA, at a bar on Union Street, and we have headed to the back of the room to talk about the upcoming races.

The Most Dangerous Race

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 05.27.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- The margin for error is exceedingly small for a sailor sitting three stories above the San Francisco Bay on the side of a high-tech c...

CEO Buys Airline Serving His Hawaii Island

AP | By AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 05.15.2013 | Business

HONOLULU (AP) — Larry Ellison bought a small commuter airline in Hawaii in part to ensure it would continue service to the island that is mostly own...

The 7 Richest Divorcees In The World

Posted 03.05.2013 | Divorce

It seems the Beatles were right: money really can't buy you love. Forbes published their annual World's Billionaires list on Monday and we here at...

Larry Ellison Buys An Airline

Posted 02.27.2013 | Travel

Larry Ellison, America's third richest man, has purchased Hawaii's Island Air. The Oracle CEO, who bought 98 percent of the island of Lanai last y...

7 Filthy Rich Philanthropists Who Grew Up Humbly

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.31.2013 | Impact

We sometimes take our favorite philanthropists for granted. Maybe it's because throwing around a few million to support global education here, writ...

Oracle Issues Java Fix, But Is Still In Hot Water

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 03.16.2013 | Technology

LOS ANGELES — Oracle Corp. said Monday it has released a fix for the flaw in its Java software that raised an alarm from the U.S. Department of ...

Oracle's Java Is a Smelly Fish Tank

John Pavley | Posted 03.14.2013 | Technology
John Pavley

I ran around the house this morning making sure the Java plugin was turned off in all our web browsers on all our computers. Why was I so panicked? Because the Department of Homeland Security issued a warning late this week about Java.

People on the Street: Do You Believe This Stereotype? (VIDEO)

Nato Green | Posted 03.04.2013 | Comedy
Nato Green

The holiday season, when Americans make legions of bad choices about money, seemed like a good time to revisit one of the most venerable stereotypes about money: that Jews have it and hoard it.

LOOK: 15 Private Islands Of The Rich And Famous

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 12.27.2012 | Business

Nowadays, you don't have to be super-duper rich to buy a private island, just normal super-rich with sprinkles of eccentricity. So fill out that busin...

Ann Brenoff

PHOTOS: The Biggest, Baddest Celebrity Homes Of 2012 | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.20.2012 | Los Angeles

With apologies to Frank Sinatra, 2012 wasn't a very good year for celebrities with homes on the market, and maybe not so good for anyone else with a h...

America's Cup Frontrunner Faces Shocking Accusation

San Jose Mercury News | Julia Prodis Sulek | Posted 02.05.2013 | San Francisco

Larry Ellison's America's Cup sailing team has been accused by its Italian competitor of spying, a practice as old as the 161-year-old America's Cup t...

The Top Four Trends Shaping Social Enterprise in 2013

Beverly Macy | Posted 12.23.2012 | Business
Beverly Macy

The economy will eventually improve. When it does, the organizations that are social, mobile, in the cloud, and using big data will be on top. The rest of you will wonder what happened.

Tech Billionaire's Dr. Evil-Like Island 'Laboratory' Welcomed By Hawaiians

Reuters | Malia Mattoch McManus | Posted 12.04.2012 | Technology

By Malia Mattoch McManus HONOLULU, Hawaii (Reuters) - If Oracle billionaire CEO Larry Ellison has his way, the Hawaiian island of Lanai...

Larry Ellison Inches Closer To Cartoonish Super-Villainy With Island 'Laboratory'

AP | Posted 12.02.2012 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Oracle CEO Larry Ellison envisions his recently acquired Hawaiian island becoming a "little laboratory" for experimenting with ...