Oracle May Be Flat in Q2, but It May Be Warming Up for a Strong 2014

Sales may even fall when it reports earnings on Wednesday. But new products could fuel good news next year.
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News Byte

Top Microsoft Finance Exec Koefoed Departs for Puppet Labs

One of the voices I always enjoyed over the years at the start of Microsoft earnings calls, Bill Koefoed, will be leaving the software giant after eight years to take a job as CFO of Puppet Labs. Most recently, he was working as CFO in the Skype and then in the marketing and business development unit. But Koefoed is perhaps best known, as I called him, as “Microsoft investor relations dude-in-chief.” Puppet Labs develops IT automation software, with almost $46 million in funding from Kleiner Perkins, Google Ventures, True Ventures, VMware and others.

Katie Couric Deal to Become Yahoo’s “Global News Anchor” Set to Be Announced Monday

It looks like the deal that AllThingsD wrote about in August is finally happening.
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Yahoo’s Mayer Now Chit-Chatting With Ryan Seacrest About Content Ideas

Maybe a singing competition? Nope, he’s been there. Maybe a radio show? Yipes, he’s done that. Perhaps a New Year’s broadcast from New York’s Times Square. Does this guy get any sleep?
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AllThingsD Week in Review: BlackBerry Is Just Resting, and YouTube Goes Mobile First

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.
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Salesforce.com and Workday Team Up in the Cloud

With so many shared customers already, it makes sense.
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IBM Acquires Financial Security Firm Trusteer, Opens Israel Lab

Big Blue goes bigger on security.
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Voices

Revenge of the Installment Loan

For decades, credit card debt grew enormously while traditional consumer loans with fixed interest rates and payment terms withered away. But the Internet is changing that.
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Coming to Wall Street This Month: Quantum Dawn 2 — Cyberwar!

A sequel to 2011’s popular exercise, in which banks and federal agencies will attempt to deal with a simulated cyber attack. Probably no car chases, though.
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23andMe Names Former Gilt Exec Andy Page as President (Video)

The million-DNA march gets some exec help.
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HP Taps Jim Murrin as Treasurer

Square COO Keith Rabois Departs Company