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Larry Ellison owns a fighter jet, yacht racing team and supercars galore, so what did the billionaire buy next? The Hawaiian island of Lanai
Friday 22 June 2012
You probably would too if you had $36bn. Not content with a vast collection of toys that spans luxury homes, private jets, lavish cars and cup-winning sailboats, the software mogul Larry Ellison is splashing out on his own paradise island, it has been revealed.
Friday 08 June 2012
South coast gales in an English summer were in stark contrast to the race track off Istanbul, between the Aegean and the Bosphorus, as the founder and organiser of the Extreme Sailing Series, Mark Turner predicted: “There will be less professional sailing events in the next three to five years.”
Thursday 19 April 2012
Google's founder and chief executive, Larry Page, suited up for an appearance in court in San Francisco yesterday in what is shaping up as one of the most significant battles over smartphone patents and copyright and a dramatic showdown between two of the most powerful men in Silicon Valley.
Tuesday 17 April 2012
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Tuesday 03 April 2012
As Prada fashion house boss Patrizio Bertelli celebrates in Palermo on Wednesday the launch of his latest bid to win the America’s Cup, two teams have announced their withdrawal from next week’s world series regatta in Naples.
Wednesday 28 March 2012
British Olympic team members Nick Dempsey and Bryony Shaw were in strong form at the world windsurfer championships in Cadiz, Dempsey taking silver and Shaw finishing fourth as strong winds put paid to any more racing.
Friday 16 March 2012
A last ditch attempt by the city's port authorities to rescue a vital component of the America’s Cup in San Francisco next year is being hammered out with the event organisers.
Sunday 26 February 2012
A legal petition by a leading San Francisco politician to derail progress on preparations for next year’s America’s Cup has been lodged in the California courts.
Tuesday 10 January 2012
Britain’s triple Olympic gold medallist Ben Ainslie will be helping the Americans to defend the America’s Cup next year in a strange hybrid deal announced today at London’s Festival Hall.
Wednesday 24 August 2011
The possibility of Michael Page becoming a takeover target again was in focus last night following rumours Adecco could be gearing up for another attempt at the recruiter.
Sunday 21 August 2011
When news hit Cambridge that Autonomy had surrendered to a £7.1bn takeover by US giant Hewlett-Packard, there were both cheers and tears in the "Silicon Fen".
Saturday 20 August 2011
Shares in Autonomy soared by more than 70 per cent yesterday after the surprise news that it had accepted a £7bn takeover offer from Hewlett-Packard. Analysts believe that, despite the "very generous offer", a bidding war could break out.
Sunday 14 August 2011
Revenge was sweet for Dean Barker and his Emirates Team New Zealand as they grabbed the first fleet trophy of the America’s Cup World Series off Lisbon in a winner-takes-all single race.
Tuesday 17 May 2011
For the first time in its long history, the America’s Cup is to see the resignation of the Challenger of Record and the appointment of a replacement.
Wednesday 11 May 2011
As Microsoft announced a $8.5bn (£5.2bn) deal to buy Skype, investors were hungry for further takeover activity in the technology sector last night after bid chatter pushed Sage high up the blue-chip index's leaderboard. The software company surged forwards 10.2p to 296p following the emergence late in the session of vague speculation that it could be about to receive an approach.
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