Mark Hurd in Talks With Oracle

Mark Hurd, who resigned as chief executive of Hewlett-Packard Co. last month, is in talks to join Oracle Corp. as a top executive, people familiar with the matter said.

The exact nature of Mr. Hurd’s new job couldn’t be learned. The people familiar with the matter cautioned that talks weren’t complete and it was possible Mr. Hurd’s hiring could still fall through. Oracle’s board still needs to approve any appointment, they added.

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