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Larry Ellison steps down as Oracle CEO

Oracle's fiery frontman becomes CTO as Mark Hurd and Safra Catz become co-CEOs. Meanwhile, Oracle delivers another shaky quarter.

By September 18, 2014


Mark Hurd reportedly contacted about running Dell after buyout

Private-equity group making rival bid for the computer maker has reportedly discussed the CEO's position with the former HP chief.

By March 20, 2013


Steve Jobs tried to help Mark Hurd regain his job, says report

Apple's co-founder reportedly urged a reconciliation between the beleaguered former CEO and Hewlett-Packard's board.

By January 10, 2013


Here's the letter Mark Hurd didn't want you to see

The 8-page missive from Jodie Fisher's attorney alleges the former HP chief made repeated sexual overtures, which Hurd's lawyer denies.

By December 29, 2011


Former HP CEO Mark Hurd loses appeal to keep letter sealed

Hurd, now president of Oracle, loses an appeal in court this week that would keep the letter accusing him of sexual harassment confidential.

By December 29, 2011


Oracle says HP committed fraud with Hurd settlement

In a new court filing, Oracle says Hewlett-Packard committed fraud by not disclosing plans to hire two former Oracle executives while the two companies were at work on a settlement.

By August 30, 2011


HP proposes new probe into Hurd's departure

In response to shareholder lawsuit, HP is ready to conduct another probe into the circumstances of the former chief executive's departure.

By January 19, 2011


Report: SEC looks into Hurd's ousting from HP

The federal government is investigating whether HP's former CEO leaked inside information to former contractor Jodie Fisher, among other things, before his ousting.

By December 20, 2010


Judge orders HP to release letter that started Hurd probe

Plaintiffs in shareholder suit have sought records related to Mark Hurd's departure from HP, including the letter from lawyers representing Jodie Fisher. Now, most of the letter will be released.

By March 18, 2011


Ep. 1302: Mark Hurd's soft landing

On today's show, a rousing discussion of scandal, sex, and giving cover to wrongdoers. And that's just Oracle hiring Mark Hurd. In other tech news, Craigslist gets rid of its adult services section in the most passive-aggressive manner possible. Google Buzz costs the Goog $8.5 million, the Nokia N8 costs roughly the same, and we decide to eat the bear.

By September 7, 2010