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  • Oracle

    Oracle's first-quarter earnings report showed that companies will spend on technology if it can help them cut costs and improve performance, Mark Hurd, president of the software giant, told CNBC’s "Closing Bell."

  • Ellison's Spending Spree

    Larry Ellison is one of the richest men in the world. He's worth over $30 billion. But is he spending too much? CNBC's Robert Frank reports.

  • Owning a private island is something very few people can even dream of. But some of the super-rich not only own a slice of paradise, they’ve also managed to turn these exotic destinations into a lucrative business opportunity.L’Oreal billionaire heiress Liliane Bettencourt, for example, recently made headlines after selling her private island in the Seychelles for $60 million. While Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison’s half a billion dollar purchase of Hawaii’s sixth largest island in June is consi

    So, which billionaires own some of the world’s most expensive private islands? Click ahead to find out.

  • Larry Ellison

    Dear Mr. Ellison, Please, please, please, please, please, please, don't leave California. I know you recently bought most of the Hawaiian Island of Lana'i, and maybe you're thinking of eventually retiring there.

  • Hawaii, Lanai, aerial view of Puu Pehe, Sweetheart Rock.

    Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie says Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has agreed to buy 98 percent of the island of Lanai.

  • Google vs. Oracle: Page Testifies

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports on the latest details on the trial between Oracle and Google.

  • Oracle CEO Ellison Testifies

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports on Oracle building a case that Google really did need a license to use specific parts of the company's Java software. The FMHR traders discuss.

  • Google-Oracle Trial Begins

    The jury selection in a dispute over smartphone technology between Google and Oracle starts today. CNBC's Jon Fortt reports.

  • With Oracle earnings expected after the bell Tuesday, two analysts told CNBC Monday they expect CEO Larry Ellison to start spending the company's $30 billion war chest on more acquisitions.

  • Hewlett Packard

    It's been a rough year at Hewlett-Packard. The stock has underperformed peers. This week CEO Leo Apotheker announced a big executive changes. Now the company is suing Oracle. Employees who breathed a sigh of relief when scandal forced out Mark Hurd may be sighing for different reasons now.

  • In May 2011, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg bought a $7 million home in Palo Alto, Calif. He doesn’t move in for a few months, so the address remains a closely guarded secret until the current occupants move out. However, a few details have emerged -- the 5,000-square-foot home has five bedrooms, five bathrooms and a pool. It’s not quite on the same level as Bill Gates’ 50,050-square-foot Washington mansion (pictured, left), but it’s not a bad start for a man whose last few homes were rentals.Zuck

    In May 2011, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg bought a $7 million home in Palo Alto, California. Click to see the homes of CEOs in sectors such as technology, energy, fashion and more.

  • Larry Ellison

    Oracle CEO and Founder Larry Ellison has settled his longstanding lawsuit…over trees.

  • The Oracle logo is displayed on the company's world headquarters in Redwood Shores, California.

    Oracle's president, Safra Catz, will assume the role of chief financial officer following the resignation of the current CFO, Jeff Epstein, the company said Monday.

  • About 80 percent of companies in the S&P 500 have released information on executive compensation. With data from Capital IQ, CNBC.com ranked the highest paid CEOs in 2010. The final figure shows total calculated compensation, which includes salary, bonuses, estimated stock and stock option awards as well as other incentives. Note that the salary breakdown in this report only displays major sources of compensation, whereas other incentives, such as increases in retirement or pension funds are not

    About 80 percent of companies in the S&P 500 have released information on executive compensation. With data from Capital IQ, CNBC.com ranked the highest paid CEOs in 2010.