Oracle Corp. reported fiscal third- quarter sales and profit that fell short of analysts’ estimates as the software maker faced stiffer competition from Salesforce.com Inc. and rivals selling Internet-based programs.
Nexon Co., the Japanese maker of online games such as “MapleStory,” will invest in U.S. rivals and expand partnerships to woo consumers seeking role-playing and mobile titles, its incoming chief executive officer said.
My first sip of a great Japanese single-malt whisky was back in 2004, when the 18-year-old Yamazaki was first introduced into the U.S. I found its suave smoothness and elegance as sleek as a new Lexus. It had the familiar spicy, caramel-and-honey notes of a luxury single malt from Scotland but with its own exotic appeal from partial aging in Japanese mizunara oak.
A neighborhood bistro on the cable- car line, a Greek restaurant in Silicon Valley and a pizza bar in Redwood City are among 83 San Francisco area establishments honored today by Michelin for serving good-value, quality food.