Oracle’s net income swells amid Hurd hiring hubbub

SAN FRANCISCO: Oracle Corp’s net income swelled 20% in the latest quarter as the world’s biggest maker of database software prospered from freer technology spending by corporations.

Oracle’s results, reported yesterday, came as the company finds itself in a starring role in Silicon Valley’s latest soap opera, this one involving Mark Hurd, the ousted chief of Hewlett-Packard Co.

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