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COMMENTARY; Ellison makes nice with Trump

Feb 18, 2020 - Los Angeles Times

Larry Ellison, the co-founder and executive chairman of Oracle Corp., is a fierce competitor, to put it mildly. This is a man who helped build a $177-billion company, and who likes to unwind by funding ludicrous hydrofoiling racing catamarans.

Increasingly, Ellison's company is competing with the cloud computing wing of Amazon.com Inc., and he does it with zeal. Oracle funded an anti-Amazon group called the Free and Fair Markets Initiative to attack the rival. Oracle also worked desperatel...