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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison buys Hawaiian island of Lanai

Jun 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Business

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has his clock. And now Oracle’s Larry Ellison has a Hawaiian island. The tech giant has bought the Hawaiian island of Lanai, the governor of the 50th state said. “It is my understanding that Mr. Ellison has had a longstanding interest in Lanai,” Gov. Neil Abercrombie said in an Agence France-Presse story. “His passion [...]

In the era of big boxes, a day for the little guy

Jan 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Business

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio (AP) — It began quietly, as an email to 40 friends. But when a steady stream of customers began coming through the door before the family-owned Chagrin Hardware had even opened for the day on Saturday, it was clear that it had turned into much more than that. The idea started with [...]

Take that, Adobe! Jobs gets the last laugh on Flash

Nov 9th, 2011 | By | Category: Business

In April, 2010, Steve Jobs devoted about 1,700 words to a public postripping Adobe’s Flash to shreds. His most cutting comments concerned the mobile version of Flash.   “In addition, Flash has not performed well on mobile devices. We have routinely asked Adobe to show us Flash performing well on a mobile device, any mobile device, [...]

Apple’s Supply-Chain Secret? Hoard Lasers

Nov 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Business

About five years ago, Apple (AAPL) design guru Jony Ive decided he wanted a new feature for the next MacBook: a small dot of green light above the screen, shining through the computer’s aluminum casing to indicate when its camera was on. The problem? It’s physically impossible to shine light through metal. Ive called in a team [...]