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The Next Hot Tech IPO Is Just About To Happen: Workday Finally Files

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In a season of hot enterprise IPOs, one of the most anticipated IPOs is finally rolling: Workday. Workday makes cloud software that helps enterprise do human resources functions. Its founders have a storied history with their arch-rival, Oracle. Workday filed for a $400 million offering, though that's only a placeholder...
The Next Hot Tech IPO Is Just About To Happen: Workday Finally Files

With Oracle bid off the table, pressure rises on BEA

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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has put the pressure on BEA management. Photo: Oracle BEA Systems rebuffed Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's $6.66 billion hostile takeover bid by letting it expire on Sunday, but this game is far from over. BEA's management now faces more pressure, not less, to sell the business...
With Oracle bid off the table, pressure rises on BEA

Take That Larry Ellison! Workday Is Expected To File For Its IPO This Month (ORCL, SAP)

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Workday is just about ready to go public in the most highly anticipated enterprise IPO of 2012, reports Ashlee Vance at Businessweek. And when it does, look out. Workday was founded in 2005 by billionaire Dave Duffield shortly after Larry Ellison stole his company, PeopleSoft, in the nastiest hostile takeover in...
Take That Larry Ellison! Workday Is Expected To File For Its IPO This Month (ORCL, SAP)

The CEO Of The Company Oracle Just Bought For $1.9 Billion Was Once Tortured By Oracle (ORCL)

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Oracle grabbed cloud-based human resources company Taleo for $1.9 billion today. Funny thing is, Taleo's CEO, Mike Gregoire, had a long and not-very wonderful history with Oracle. He lived through one of the nastiest hostile takeovers in the software history: Oracle's takeover of Peoplesoft which closed in 2004 after more...
The CEO Of The Company Oracle Just Bought For $1.9 Billion Was Once Tortured By Oracle (ORCL)

Like We Said: Workday Will File for Its IPO This Summer

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Aneel BhusriWorkday, the cloud-based purveyor of human resources software, continues to rev up its engine for an initial public offering that will take place in the fall. The latest hints on timing come in the form of an extensive interview in Bloomberg Businessweek (the magazine I used to work for)...
Like We Said: Workday Will File for Its IPO This Summer
Reed Hastings, meet Carl Icahn. And good luck.

The Hottest IPO You've Never Heard Of

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With an expected valuation of close to $100 billion, it’s understandable that no one can stop talking about Facebook’s initial public offering this week. But while Facebook basks in the social media spotlight, companies tackling tough business problems are exciting investors, if not consumers. Workday, for example, is expected...
The Hottest IPO You've Never Heard Of
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HP Worried About an Oracle Takeover After Hurd Switched Sides

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Hewlett-Packard voiced concerns about Oracle attempting a hostile takeover after it hired former HP CEO Mark Hurd as co-president, Oracle's lead counsel told a......
HP Worried About an Oracle Takeover After Hurd Switched Sides
Dell avoids hostile takeover from Carl Icahn, hopes for better deal

Joe McNally obituary

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My friend and former boss Joe McNally, who has died of cancer aged 69, launched Compaq into the UK personal computer market in 1984, shortly after the company was founded in the US. He did so on his own, apart from a secretary, with initial funds of $40,000 and a...
Joe McNally obituary

Workday Steals VMware's CFO As It Prepares To Go Public (VMW)

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Workday has pilfered VMware's CFO Mark Peek. That's another indication that Workday is on track to go public, maybe even sooner than expected. Peek was instrumental in taking VMware public in 2007. In January, co-CEO Aneel Bhusri told the New York Times that the company is planning to go public...
Workday Steals VMware's CFO As It Prepares To Go Public (VMW)

Illumina: The future of DNA

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Technology is leading the way to cheaper gene-sequencing for the company that has taken command of its industry. [cnnmoney-byline src="By Richard McGill Murphy, contributor"] FORTUNE — In April, Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche dropped its hostile takeover bid for Illumina, a supplier of genetic analysis tools based on proprietary chemistry. CEO...
Illumina: The future of DNA
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How Jason Blessing Slipped Out Of Larry Ellison's Grasp Twice

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Jason Blessing is the brand-new CEO of a hot enterprise startup, Plex Systems, but it was a strange road that got him here. Plex Systems offers enterprise resource planning software to manufacturers, competing with Oracle, SAP, and Infor. It's based in a suburb of Detroit, Auburn Hills, in Blessing's home...
How Jason Blessing Slipped Out Of Larry Ellison's Grasp Twice

Oracle Looks to Conquer the Cloud as OpenWorld Conference Gets Underway

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As conferences go, Oracle’s OpenWorld is pretty big. It literally stops traffic. It’s one of a handful of events that not only fills San Francisco’s Moscone convention center but actually spills into the streets, blocking downtown’s Howard Street and earning the ire of the local drivers. The company says it...
Oracle Looks to Conquer the Cloud as OpenWorld Conference Gets Underway

HP worried about an Oracle takeover after Hurd switched sides

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Hewlett-Packard voiced concerns about Oracle attempting a hostile takeover after it hired former HP CEO Mark Hurd as co-president, Oracle's lead counsel told a judge on Monday....
HP worried about an Oracle takeover after Hurd switched sides

Netflix takes Icahn poison pill

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DVD rental firm Netflix adopts a "poison pill" share-issuance plan to ward off a hostile takeover by activist investor Carl Icahn....
Netflix takes Icahn poison pill
Best Buy clears the way for founder Schulze to pursue acquisition

Some details revealed about HTC and Apple patent settlement

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Details from the Apple and HTC settlement agreement that ended the patent wars between the pair have started to trickle out. The agreement is governed by California law, HTC affiliate VIA is included in the agreement, and most interestingly, if one company has a change of control by way of...
Some details revealed about HTC and Apple patent settlement

Carl Icahn considered hostile takeover for control of Netflix

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The billionaire and former corporate raider, who recently acquired a 10 percent stake in the company, tells CNBC that he finds Netflix's "poison pill" defense plan "really reprehensible." [Read more]...
Carl Icahn considered hostile takeover for control of Netflix

Workday Valued at $3.6 Billion In Latest IPO Filing

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Workday, the fast-growing cloud-based human resources software outfit updated its paperwork with the US Securities and Exchange Commission day, and filing an updated S1 that gives more details into the initial public offering it has been working on all year. The company now says it will offer 22,750,000 Class A...
Workday Valued at $3.6 Billion In Latest IPO Filing

Workday Talking to Bankers. The S1 Is Coming. The Revenge Is Almost Complete.

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I’ve been digging around for a few days about Oracle, trying to figure out if another $1 billion-plus acquisition is imminent following yesterday’s news about Oracle buying Taleo for $1.9 billion. Instead, I stumbled onto another piece of news: Workday is currently talking to bankers about going public. Workday CEO...
Workday Talking to Bankers. The S1 Is Coming. The Revenge Is Almost Complete.

Some details revealed in HTC-Apple patent settlement

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Details from the Apple and HTC settlement agreement that ended the patent wars between the pair have started to trickle out. The agreement is governed by California law, HTC affiliate VIA is included in the agreement, and most interestingly, if one company has a change of control by way of...
Some details revealed in HTC-Apple patent settlement

Workday Expected to Price IPO Today, Start Trading Tomorrow

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It’s looking like Friday will be the long-awaited day in the sun for the Workday, as the cloud software company is expected to price today and see its shares begin trading sometime tomorrow. The offering is expected to raise upward of $591 million, and it should command a market capitalization...
Workday Expected to Price IPO Today, Start Trading Tomorrow

Netflix Announces Stockholder Rights Plan To Prevent Hostile Takeover

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Well, that didn’t take long. Following activist shareholder Carl Icahn’s purchase of nearly 10% of Netflix stock, the company has announced a plan which will prevent a hostile takeover of its company. Under the new stockholder rights plan, announced today, Netflix will issue one Right for each current share of...
Netflix Announces Stockholder Rights Plan To Prevent Hostile Takeover

Larry Ellison Says His Cloud Is Beating The Pants Off Big Rival Workday (WDAY, ORCL)

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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison says that Oracle's cloud business is growing largely at the expense of Workday, the new company founded by his old nemesis, Dave Duffield. Oracle launched its cloud, Fusion, in June with CRM apps that compete with Salesforce.com, ERP apps that compete with SAP, and human resources...
Larry Ellison Says His Cloud Is Beating The Pants Off Big Rival Workday (WDAY, ORCL)

Netflix adopts shareholders rights plan #thecircuit

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Netflix introduces stakeholder plan: Netflix announced Monday that it's introducing a new stakeholders' rights plan. As the Associated Press reported, the plan should insulate the company's investors in the case of a hostile takeover. Read full article >>...
Netflix adopts shareholders rights plan #thecircuit
California M&A Activity Reaches Highest Level Since 2009, With Tech Deals Leading The Way
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