"Oracle CEO Larry Ellison had a 15-minute break with nothing else to do, so he typed up a few sentences that would end up costing HP billions of dollars.How Larry Ellison's Jury Box Email Could Cost HP Billions | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com
Never one to shy away from from the courts, Ellison was on jury duty in March of last year, hearing a case about a woman who slipped on a patch of diesel fuel at a car dealership in Half Moon Bay, California. One afternoon, during a break in the trial, he drafted a press release announcing that Oracle would pull the plug on all software it offered for HP servers based on the Itanium chip, a big, beefy microprocessor that HP had nurtured alongside Intel for more than a decade."
Wednesday, June 06, 2012
How Larry Ellison's Jury Box Email Could Cost HP Billions | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com
tbd if Meg Whitman will be more effective at determining HP's strategy than Larry Ellison has been, over the last couple years