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.
Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, an emergency-room doctor who for years championed greater access to health care, finds his re-election campaign in trouble after his administration blew the state’s adoption of Obamacare.
Apple Inc. and Oracle Corp. won a judge’s order separating and putting on hold a dispute between them about indemnification until a patent-infringement case against Apple by U.S. Ethernet Innovations LLC is resolved.
Oracle Corp. is nearing a deal to buy Micros Systems Inc. for more than $5 billion, people familiar with the matter said, as Chief Executive Officer Larry Ellison moves to combat slowing growth by adding software for hotels and restaurants.