John Paczkowski

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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison’s had a hell of a week, hasn’t he? Yesterday, Oracle shrugged off concerns about a tech slowdown, besting Wall Street’s expectations with a 35% gain in its second-quarter earnings. And then today, shares of NetSuite, the “software as a service” venture of which he is a principal owner, priced at $26 a share in their IPO debut, well above the expected per-share price range of $19 to $22, which itself was $6 higher than $13 price initially set by underwriters.

NetSuite sold about 6.2 million shares in its modified Dutch auction IPO, raising$161.2 million. That makes the company worth more than $1.5 billion and the stake of its mercurial investor–who’s already No. 11 on Forbes list of billionaires–worth about $1 billion.

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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik