Oracle Corp., the largest maker of database software, agreed to pay $15 million in attorneys’ fees to help settle a shareholder lawsuit challenging its purchase of a company controlled by founder Larry Ellison.
Oracle Corp. came close to acquiring Micros Systems Inc., a maker of software for stores and restaurants, six years ago. Micros Chief Executive Officer Tom Giannopoulos flew from Maryland to California to sign a deal, only to have the transaction fall through at the last minute, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.
When it comes to big data projects, there are none bigger than the National Security Agency's massive surveillance programs that were exposed by former contractor Edward Snowden a year ago. In internal documents, the agency crowed about the scope of its mission, which was encapsulated in one phrase: "Collect it all."