Tuesday, December 14, 2004

There's No Business Like Take-Over Business

The AP reports:
Oracle Corp. finally scooped up bitter rival PeopleSoft Inc. after 18 months of legal and verbal strife, ending a nasty feud with a $10.3 billion deal that promises to shake up the business software industry...."A lot of people compared us to Don Quixote tilting at windmills, but finally we now have PeopleSoft," Oracle chief executive Larry Ellison said yesterday....
...while wipping away a trickle of blood on his chin from the latest infant he devoured. He continued, "PeopleSoft, but Oracle hard." He then punctuated the conference call with a hearty chortle from a mad scientist he subsumed into his being after a hostile take-over earlier this month.
Oracle eventually hopes to buy other tech companies, but won't consider other acquisitions until PeopleSoft is fully digested, Ellison said...

...not even bothering to make air quotes when saying "digested." Ellison burped loudly and tossed some bones into the former shark tanks outside Oracle's Redwood City headquarters. (It really is the former site of Marine World.)


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