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Oracle has added another network-focused tech company to its business as Ellison & Co. try to takeover the IT stacks of telecommunications companies. The acquisition of Tekelec was announced on Monday, and follows Oracle buying unified communications specialists Acme Packet for $2.1bn in early February. Oracle will add Tekelec' …

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Rubs eyes

Did anyone else misread that as "Oracle grabs Teletext" and thought they'd finally won back the franchise?

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Guess Ellison needs a new yacht again

"the acquisition means when they next go to look at their technology Ellison & Co will look back at them from a broader part of their stack than before"

...and with largely inflated price no doubt. Targeting products telcos already use is bit like exchequer targeting smokers.

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