Eye on Oracle

Oct 4 2010   5:25PM GMT

Ellison takes another shot at HP, this time over its new CEO

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison took a shot at HP over the weekend, attacking the company for its choice to hire former SAP chief Leo Apotheker as its new CEO.

You’ll remember Ellison lashing out at HP for forcing Mark Hurd to resign, and then after Oracle hired Hurd as co-president, you remember Ellison lashing out at HP for suing Mark Hurd, a legal fracas that settled quickly. So now the lashing continues.

“I’m speechless,” Ellison wrote in an email to the Wall Street Journal. “HP had several good internal candidates…but instead they pick a guy who was recently fired because he did such a bad job of running SAP.”

Ellison continued: “The HP board needs to resign en masse … right away.  The madness must stop.”

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