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JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon.

Wall Street’s MVPs, Oracle vs. Larry Ellison, and flawed science at uBiome

Here are the business stories you need to read this week, including the latest in Wall Street hiring, and what's going on at Oracle.

President Donald Trump reportedly wants to ‘scuttle’ the $10 billion Pentagon cloud contract that Amazon and Microsoft are fighting over

A chart alleging a conspiracy to award the $10 billion JEDI deal to Amazon reportedly made its way to Trump. The chart matches one made by Oracle.
Larry Ellison, Oracle's founder, chairman, and chief technology officer.

Oracle has quietly altered course on the way it sells its ‘private-cloud’ product, a key area of its cloud-computing strategy

Oracle is increasingly depending on its database as the key to its cloud. But market researcher Gartner isn't sure it can ever become a major player.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Facebook and Google track what porn you’re watching, even when you’re in incognito

Researchers analyzed more than 22,484 porn sites, of which 74% were found to contain Google trackers. Oracle had trackers on 24% and Facebook on 10%.
President Donald Trump speaks following a meeting on infrastructure at Trump Tower, August 15, 2017 in New York City.

President Trump is reportedly taking a personal interest in the $10 billion Pentagon cloud contract that Amazon is widely expected to win

President Donald Trump reportedly demanded more information about the $10 billion JEDI contract that could be awarded to either Amazon or Microsoft.

Take a look inside the $12 million Silicon Valley mansion of a famous Oracle cofounder

Ed Oates was one of Oracle's three original co-founders, but he left the company back in 1996. Now, he's selling his home, "Portola Valley Haven."
Oracle CEO Mark Hurd

A judge shot down Oracle’s protest against the Pentagon’s $10 billion JEDI deal, paving the way for Amazon or Microsoft to claim the victo...

Oracle’s protest against the DoD's $10 billion JEDI cloud contract was rejected by a judge — but it's not saying if it's giving up the fight.

Oracle is joining Amazon and Uber in the race to digitize the ‘antiquated’ $800 billion trucking industry

Oracle is adding a digital truck brokerage tool to help Coca-Cola, Kraft-Heinz, and other Fortune 500 companies fulfill their transportation needs.
Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian at Google Cloud Next 2019

Google Cloud is making another acquisition under new CEO Thomas Kurian, swooping up the Dell-backed cloud storage company Elastifile

News of the deal comes one month after Google Cloud announced it would acquire the data analytics company Looker for $2.6 billion.

Almost 40% of LGBTQ tech employees that participated in a survey said they’ve witnessed homophobic discrimination and harassment at work

The survey by anonymous chat app Blind is not scientific, but it provides a revealing glimpse into LGBTQ treatment in Silicon Valley's corporate world.