Oracle names Thomas Kurian president

Long-time vet promoted

When Oracle CEO Larry Ellison promoted co-presidents Safra Catz and Mark Hurd to co-CEOs in September, a slot opened up for a new president. Now…

By the numbers: How big is Fab?

An article in Bloomberg that questioned his management style and how things were not as rosy as it seems at e-commerce Fab has gotten under the skin of CEO Jason Goldberg. Those media slingshots are packed with details about Fab’s financial performance. Here you go.

Should Mike Bloomberg buy the Financial Times?

New York mayor Mike Bloomberg is the leading candidate to buy the prestigious Financial Times, which is set to be shopped in 2013. It would be a prestigious pairing, but would the FT become a distraction to Bloomberg LP’s core business?

How crowdfunding could revolutionize solar

If one percent of retail investments in savings accounts, money markets and U.S Treasuries was put into crowdfunding of solar projects, that would deliver more than $90 billion for the creation of clean energy projects, according to a new white paper from Bloomberg.

Microsoft in talks to buy social software company Yammer

Microsoft is reportedly in talks to purchase Yammer, which could be a significant move by the venerable software company to add a social dimension to its products, Bloomberg is reporting. Yammer offers a Facebook-like experience for corporate clients and could give Microsoft a social networking boost.

Twitter CEO: some days, mobile ads outsell web ads

Twitter has raised more money from mobile advertising than web advertising in many instances this past quarter, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said Tuesday, demonstrating the platform’s success at earning mobile dollars in comparison to peers like Facebook by allowing advertisers to purchase promoted Tweets and hashtags.

Woe Canada: RIM falls behind iPhone on home turf

Given the wider trends, this day was probably inevitable, but it probably doesn’t make it any easier to swallow at Research in Motion. Sales of the interloper from the south, the iPhone, surpassed the BlackBerry in Canada during 2011, a year RIM would like to forget.

LightSquared exodus continues: Cricket lands at Clearwire

Given that LightSquared won’t be launching an LTE network any time soon, its customers are looking for alternatives – and they’re landing at Clearwire. Leap Wireless signed up with Clearwire Wednesday, marking the second in what will likely be many defections to the wholesale 4G carrier.

Getty adds news and fact-based clips to its video library

Getty Images has amassed a library of more than 800,000 video files for licensing. Now it’s adding some newsy and fact-based clips from content partners like Bloomberg, the American Museum of Natural History, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, Barcroft Media and Boston public broadcaster WGBH.

Now that is what I call piling on Netflix

You might have noticed the free-for-all on Netflix these days. The company’s vanishing stock market capitalization and missed earnings has everyone screaming for CEO Reed Hastings’ head. Sure, some of it the anger is justified, but I think now we all are going overboard.

Bloomberg: Personalizing the News for 20 Million People

Mining terabytes of data isn’t just for service providers — media companies are also trying to make use of the oceans of information they have about their users to come up with better ways of recommending news to them, says Bloomberg Digital head Kevin Krim.

Global Clean Energy Investment Hits $243B

We can thank China, offshore wind and European solar rooftops for a record $243 billion of global investment into clean power — including funding mechanisms like the public markets, private investment, government funding, asset financing and corporate spending — according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

What Will It Take for Solar to Hit 44GW by 2020?

Solar energy accounts for less than 1 percent of the U.S. electricity sources, but $100 billion of private investment and continual government subsidies could push that to 4.3 percent by 2020, according to a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

The First Bloomberg BusinessWeek Issue

The integration of Bloomberg BusinessWeek is complete, as the first print issue bearing Bloomberg’s name is hitting the newsstands now, four…

Bloomberg Says It May Acquire Some Companies

The media portion of Bloomberg’s business is tiny right now, but that could change, as the company tells BusinessWeek’s Jon Fine. One option…