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Nov 10 2010   10:14PM GMT

Where in the world is Leo Apotheker?

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Well, we know where the HP CEO ain’t

He ain’t in the Oakland courtroom where Oracle CEO Larry Ellison would love to see him.

He’s not at Hewlett-Packard HQ, where Oracle’s tried to serve him with a subpoena.

But lookee here! Leo’s in Japan! At least according to Reuters. If Oracle’s private eyes had bothered to read the Japanese press, they could have saved themselves some wear and tear.

Meanwhile, questions keep swirling about what, exactly HP’s clown car of a board was thinking when it brought Apotheker, ousted from SAP, aboard as top dog.

This Oracle vs. SAP/HP imboglio is, to steal a phrase from a Vanity Fair article summarizing the street fight between Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. and the Sulzberger-led New York Times, like the Corleones picking on the Royal Tenenbaums.

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