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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NetSuite Acquires HR Software Player TribeHR

That makes two acquisitions this year for NetSuite.
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Yahoo Redux: HP Says “All Hands on Deck” Needed, Requiring Most Employees to Work at the Office (Memo)

Another tech giant tightens its work-from-home rules.
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Sherpa Ventures Starts $150M Fundraising With $15M Infusion From TPG

Now the well-known Silicon Valley pair will have some walking-around money.
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Nearly a Year After IPO, Workday Appears to Be Working Out

A day before a quarterly report, checking in on last year’s biggest cloud IPO.
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BackOps, a Back Office as Service for Small Businesses, Lands $7 Million

BackOps, a cloud-based company that offers back-office services like accounting, human resources and financial reporting, has raised a $7 million Series A investment led by Sherpa Ventures and e.ventures. Google Ventures also invested, as did the company’s seed investors, CrunchFund and Zynga founder Mark Pincus. The company combines its cloud software platform with a legion of experienced work-at-home professionals, and aims to allow companies to outsource their day-to-day back-office operations. The round brings its total capital raised to $9 million.

Workday Shares Rise on New HR Tools, and Despite Oracle-Salesforce Tie-Up

Tuesday’s cloud alliance not bad news after all.
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SuccessFactors CEO Dalgaard Leaving SAP in Cloud Business Shake-Up

Seventeen months after being acquired, the founding CEO of SuccessFactors is leaving.
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Better Late Than Never: Yahoo’s Mayer Finally Talks About Telecommuting Kerfuffle

New CEO rule learned: It’s not what you say, but how you say it.
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Seven Questions for Workday CEO and Greylock Partner Aneel Bhusri

Catching up with one of Silicon Valley’s busiest people.
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Oracle Acquires Taleo for $1.9 Billion