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
"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.
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."
How Larry Ellison's Jury Box Email Could Cost HP Billions | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com
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