Tesla directors to return more than $735 million to company to settle suit challenging compensation
Current and former directors of Tesla Inc. have agreed to return more than $735 million to the electric-vehicle maker to settle a shareholder lawsuit alleging that they unjustly enriched themselves with excessive compensation.
Holmes' former partner gets nearly 13 years in Theranos case
A judge has sentenced former Theranos executive Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani to nearly 13 years in prison for his role in the company’s blood-testing hoax — a sentence slightly longer than that given to the CEO, who was his lover and accomplice in one of Silicon Valley’s biggest scandals.
Elizabeth Holmes gets more than 11 years for Theranos scam
Disgraced Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for duping investors in the failed startup that promised to revolutionize blood testing but instead made her a symbol of Silicon Valley ambition that veered into deceit.
Jury takes fraud case against Elizabeth Holmes's ex-partner
The fate of hard-nosed technology executive Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani is now in the hands of a jury that will weigh criminal charges alleging he joined disgraced Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes, his former partner, in an elaborate fraud that jarred Silicon Valley.
Will money-back guarantee win over wealthy donors?
The advocacy group Global Citizen and the finance firm NPX are engineering a new campaign that targets Forbes 400 billionaires, Giving Pledge members, and the wealthy generally — a group increasingly criticized for what is seen as tight purse strings.
Jury in Elizabeth Holmes trial hears replay of her boasts
Jurors in the fraud trial of former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes returned to the courtroom Thursday to listen to a replay of audio recordings that captured her brash promises about a vaunted blood-testing technology the propelled her meteoric rise and scandalous downfall.
Former US defense secretary testifies in Holmes fraud trial
Former U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis testified Wednesday in the trial of fallen tech star Elizabeth Holmes, saying the entrepreneur misled him into believing she was on the verge of rolling out a blood-testing breakthrough that he hoped would help save lives of troops in battle.
Q&A: What does a deal between TikTok and Oracle mean?
ByteDance Ltd., a Chinese company, launched TikTok in 2017, then bought Musical.ly, a video service popular with teens in the U.S. and Europe, and combined the two. TikTok says it does not store U.S. user data in China and that it would not give user data to the government. There are also concerns about TikTok censoring videos critical of China, which TikTok denies, or pushing propaganda. Oracle was among the pool of bidders, including Microsoft and Walmart, to buy TikTok’s American operations. If Oracle and TikTok can show they can safeguard user data in the U.S., CFIUS and the Trump administration might accept the arrangement.
Source: Oracle wins TikTok over Microsoft in Trump-urged bid
TikTok denies it is a national-security risk and is suing to stop the administration from the threatened ban. TikTok denies that it has shared user data with the Chinese government or that it would do so if asked. It competes with tech giants such as Microsoft and Amazon that provide cloud services as well as business-software specialists like Salesforce. The president said on Aug. 18 that Oracle was “a great company” that “could handle” buying TikTok. He declined to state his preference between Oracle and Microsoft as buyers.
Zoom got big fast. Then videobombers made it rework security
That time is up, and Zoom is ready to take a bow. Zoom hailed some of the strides that it says it has made in a Wednesday blog post. Zoom has promised to make it virtually impossible for anyone outside a meeting to eavesdrop by scrambling conversations via end-to-end encryption. The day after its original announcement, faced with a backlash, Zoom agreed to extend the encryption to free plans as well. Steckelberg said the company doesnt have any immediate plans to sell ads, but didnt rule out that possibility.
Mark Hurd, Oracle CEO, has died
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(CNN) - Mark Hurd, CEO of Oracle and former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, two of Silicon Valley's most storied companies, has died. "Mark was my close and irreplaceable friend, and trusted colleague," Ellison said in a memo to Oracle employees that was posted on Mark Hurd's personal website. Hurd's Oracle career started in 2010, one month after he resigned as Hewlett-Packard's CEO over sexual harassment allegations. HP didn't make it easy for Hurd to make the jump: It sued Oracle in an attempt to stop Hurd from joining. He became HP's CEO in 2005, replacing ousted CEO Carly Fiorina.
Oracle CEO Mark Hurd taking medical leave of absence
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(CNN) - Oracle has announced that one of its top executives will take a leave of absence for health related reasons. Mark Hurd said in a company statement on Wednesday that the leave was granted at his request. He serves alongside Safra Catz, who is also CEO. "Oracle has an extremely capable CEO in Safra Catz and an extraordinarily deep team of executives, many with long tenure at Oracle. The-CNN-Wire & 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company.