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Oracle CEO: We Considered Entering Smartphone Market, Acquiring RIM or Palm

Oracle CEO: We Considered Entering Smartphone Market, Acquiring RIM or Palm

Brandon Russell

Oracle, a company that specializes in enterprise software products — particularly database management systems — once considered entering the smartphone market to compete directly with Android. In fact, according to the company’s CEO, Larry Ellison, Oracle at one point contemplated the purchase of Research In Motion or Palm, but ultimately decided it was a “bad idea,” Reuters said. Palm...