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Larry Ellison: Amazon uses Oracle, not Amazon to Run Their Business… Because AWS is Not Good Enough

Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison says that Amazon does not even use their own database to run their business. “Amazon runs their entire business on top of Oracle, on top of the Oracle Database,” Ellison said.

Nokia CEO: 5G is Moving Very Fast and is Going to Have Massive Benefits

Nokia President and CEO Rajeev Suri says that 5G is moving very fast and will have massive benefits for consumers. Suri also believes that Nokia will see benefits from the 5G rollout because of their end-to-end portfolio.

Oracle CEO: What’s In Our DNA Deeply is to Build for the Future

Oracle CEO Mark Hurd says that because they have a founder like Larry Ellison they are focused on generational changes. “At the end of the day what’s in our DNA deeply is to build for the future,” said Hurd.

Kevin O’Leary: The Secret of a Successful Pitch

Sometimes short and sweet is the right way to give advice and SharkTank’s Kevin O’Leary offered up a great video on how to give a successful startup pitch to potential investors.

GaryVee: Yes Beats No and Positivity Always Beats Anger

Entrepreneur and marketing genius Gary Vaynerchuk (GaryVee) produced a short video on how positivity and truth and saying yes lead to success. “People don’t get it,” he said. “When you’re positive, when you’re happy, it’s not fluffy bullshit.

SiriusXM CEO Jim Meyer: Audio is Thriving Like Never Before

In the earning call SiriusXM CEO Jim Meyer talked about adding 300,000 net new self-pay subs in the third quarter, Amazon partnership, Pandora Acquisition, Connected Vehicle initiatives paying off, and how it’s going with Automatic Labs, which they acquired last year.

Apple CEO: Our Own Information is Being Weaponized Against Us (Full Text of Speech + Video)

Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke at 2018 International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Brussels last night and gave a bold and possibly controversial privacy speech. Cook directly challenged Facebook, and tech companies in general, to change their perspective on privacy.

Intelligence Expert: How Twitter and Facebook Are Being Co-Opted by Governments for Control

Sophisticated automated bots are being increasingly used on Twitter and Facebook by foreign governments as a method to silence dissent and to target journalist, according to Sam Wooley, Digital Intelligence Lab director.

Kara Swisher on Tech: A Lot of Their Inventions Are Very Damaging to Society

Should tech companies be hiring Chief Ethics Officers in order to get better at self-examination? That’s the question posed by Kara Swisher, internet pioneer and Recode editor at large, in a New York Times column today.

Vivek Wadhwa: Facebook is a Defective Product and Should be Held Liable

Should social media companies be held liable for creating products that make people hate each other? Harvard Law School Distinguished Fellow Vivek Wadhwa says yes they should.