John Paczkowski

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Oracle Earnings: Not Bad…

orclInvestors expecting Oracle to post fourth-quarter earnings of 44 cents per share (excluding special items) based on analysts’ guidance, received a welcome surprise today when the company reported earnings two cents per share better.

Oracle revenue was down five percent from a year ago to $6.9 billion, but this was well above the Street consensus of $6.47 billion. And new license revenue, a key measure of software growth, dropped 13 percent, pretty much what Oracle (ORCL) had predicted back in March. So, a solid performance in a difficult economic climate. Said Oracle CFO Jeff Epstein, “We executed substantially better than we expected on both the top and bottom line for the quarter.”

Oracle shares were up more than 1.5 percent in after-hours trading on the news.


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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