FEATURE-Oracle CEO betting big on software consolidation

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By Lisa Baertlein PALO ALTO, Calif., June 27 (Reuters) - To hear Oracle Corp. Chief Executive Larry Ellison tell it, the future of the software industry will look much like the past -- the auto industry's past, that is. With the No. 2 software company embroiled in a bitter fight to clinch a hostile merger, even Ellison's detractors are taking his vision of a rapidly consolidating industry more seriously as Oracle borrows a leaf from the playbook of General Motors Corp., the world's ...

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