Tag Archives: Larry Ellison

Oracle CEO Gave $250K To Graham During TikTok Deal

The Verge reports: Oracle CEO Larry Ellison donated $250,000 to a super PAC supporting Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) reelection campaign as his company closed in on a coveted position as TikTok’s US technology partner. FEC documents show that Ellison made the $250,000 donation to the Security is Strength PAC on September 14th. The Security is Strength PAC has bought ads …

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Trump Ally Oracle Wins Bid To Partner With TikTok

Bloomberg News reports: Oracle Corp. edged out rival Microsoft Corp. in negotiations for the U.S. operations of TikTok, people familiar with the talks said, as the Chinese-owned music-video app attempts to avoid getting shut down in a clash between the world’s two superpowers. Oracle has nurtured a relationship with Trump since before his administration began. In 2016, Chief Executive Officer …

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Billionaire Donors Are Advising Trump On Reopening

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump has sought and received advice on tackling the coronavirus crisis in private conversations with several of his allies in the business world, according to people familiar with the matter. There are at least four executives Trump and his team have been in regular contact with, according to the people, who declined to be named due …

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Oracle Lands Huge Deal To Support Surging Zoom

Reuters reports: Zoom Video Communications Inc said on Tuesday it has started using Oracle Corp’s cloud computing service to help handle the surge in online video call volumes brought on by the novel coronavirus pandemic. As corporations and schools shift to remote work and billions of people subject to stay-at-home orders seek ways to remain connected, Zoom has seen daily …

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Billionaire Donor Prodded Trump On Malaria Drug

NBC News reports: A top HHS official who said he was transferred from his post for pushing back on “efforts to fund potentially dangerous drugs promoted by those with political connections” felt pressured to rush access to chloroquine treatments for coronavirus after Trump had a conversation about it with a mega-rich donor, a source close to the doctor told NBC …

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Trump Admin Backs Oracle In Court Battle On Day Oracle’s Founder Holds High-Ticket Trump Fundraiser

Axios reports: The Trump administration is siding with Oracle in the database giant’s dispute with Google before the Supreme Court — a move that comes as Oracle’s founder hosts a high-dollar fundraiser for the president. Billions of dollars — and, Google argues, the future of software innovation — are at stake as a long-running copyright dispute between the two giant …

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Billionaire Oracle Chair To Host Trump For Fundraiser

USA Today reports: Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison has become one of the few tech moguls to publicly back President Donald Trump’s reelection bid after announcing a Feb. 19 campaign fundraiser to be hosted at his golf course and estate in the California desert. Less than two weeks before California’s Super Tuesday primary election, Ellison will host supporters on a golf …

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Larry Ellison To Host Rubio Fundraiser

Billionaire former Oracle CEO Larry Ellison pumped millions into the Romney campaign and he’s about to do the same for Marco Rubio. Ellison will host a fundraiser for the Florida Republican’s White House bid at his mansion in Woodside, Calif., on June 9, according to an invitation obtained by POLITICO. A VIP reception and photo opportunity with Rubio will cost …

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