John Paczkowski

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In the Valley, They Say, Larry’s Small Heart Grew Three Sizes That Day

his-heart-is-that-big.jpgLarry Ellison’s other company is finally going public. Today, NetSuite–the software-as-a-service company of which Ellison is a majority owner–opened bidding on the 6.2 million common shares it plans to sell in a modified Dutch auction.

Assuming the IPO goes off as planned–and given the healthy market for tech IPOs, there’s every reason to believe it will–NetSuite shares will price out in the range of $13 to $16, raising the company some $99 million with which to pay off some debt, make new investments and further enrich Ellison, who controls about 60% of NetSuite’s outstanding stock.

To be fair, though, he does plan to set aside some 31.9 million shares for charitable purposes–perhaps another $115 million pledge to make and then withdraw from Harvard University?

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald