Buyers may not be as plentiful for Yelp aYelp’s stock skyrocketed on reports it was considering selling itself, with a host of big-name firms being possible suitors.
Silicon Valley has no shortage of coffee shops where sleep-starved programmers and eager entrepreneurs sit hunched over laptop computers and talk about ideas for launching the next Google or Facebook. Now a giant tech company is opening its own cafe for the same clientele in downtown Palo Alto.
Sustainability advocates convened in Silicon Valley this week to share ideas about how to enhance the electric vehicle charging infrastructure as the technology slowly becomes mainstream.
Business software maker SAP AG says it will buy spending-management software company Ariba Inc. for about $4.51 billion.
Database software maker Oracle is rejecting a court-ordered award for $272 million from German rival SAP, saying it would rather have another trial over SAP’s theft of software and customer-support documents.
A federal judge has overturned a $1.3 billion verdict against business software maker SAP, calling it “grossly excessive.”
Oracle wants to make SAP’s $1.3 billion penalty for stealing intellectual property even bigger.
A federal jury has ordered SAP to pay $1.3 billion to its archenemy, Oracle, for stealing customer-support documents and software in a scheme to steal customers.
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison said he was deeply worried about bleeding customers because of what seemed like a masterstroke of an acquisition by archenemy SAP in 2005.
A battle between two of the world’s biggest makers of business software hinges on the value of a trove of millions of stolen customer-support documents.