Arik Hesseldahl

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Yup, He’s Gone — Oracle Confirms Departure of Longtime Sales Exec

Oracle today confirmed the departure of Executive Vice President Keith Block in a regulatory filing today. Block was the author of a series of embarrassing instant messages disparaging Oracle’s own Sun Microsystems line of products. They emerged in documents filed by Hewlett-Packard in the ongoing lawsuit over Intel’s Intanium chip. Block had been with Oracle since 1986.


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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