Also Larry has received a ton of free air time to advertise for ORCL. I think Larry is a very bright business man. He does things the old fashion way, killer instincts. Crush the competitor, Rockefeller style. If PSFT does not comply it will be crushed. Thanks for the profits Larry, I'm out.
I'm sorry, you morons that compare enterprise software to Coke and Pepsi are complete idiots - advertising means dittle.
Companies buy software as investments that they expect to profit from over time. Ellison can get all the TV face time he wants; he looks like a fanatical idiot that would recklessly destroy solid investments in solid companies.
What kind of companies purchase software from fanatical, unpredictable idiots as a solid near-term investments? What kind of tech shareholders let their CEO make psychotic business propositions?
If you want to see a psychotic business proposition by/for a CEO, just look at what Craig has been awarded over the past month or two for driving PSFT into the ground. While Conway can't compete with Ellison in the arena of public flamboyance, Craig must get the nod when it comes to arrogance, greed, and disdain for both employees and stockholders.