| Sep 25, 2012
| 6:34 AM
The membership roll in Malibu's unofficial Billionaire's Beach club is shrinking. Former Yahoo Inc. Chief Executive Terry Semel and his wife, Jane, have sold their spot to Oracle Corp. head Larry Ellison, who already owns numerous homes along Carbon...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 2:02 PM
Oracle Corp. head Larry Ellison is buying yet another house along Malibu's Carbon Beach. This will be his 10th residential purchase along the coveted stretch of sand called Billionaires' Beach for its wealthy homeowners.
The seller is film and TV...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 11:06 AM
An estate has sold in the wealthy northern California community of Woodside for $117.5 million, making it one of the highest-priced residential sales ever in the U.S.
Woodside is known for its striking equestrian neighborhoods and billionaire Silicon...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 11:23 AM
The number of homes statewide sold for more than $5 million reached an all-time high last year, while those selling at a million dollars or more rose to the highest level since 2007 last year, a real estate information service has reported.
| May 17, 2013
| 5:36 PM
Billionaire Larry Ellison has hired UC San Diego energy expert Byron Washom to help fulfill his vision of sustainable energy for the Hawaiian island of Lanai, according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Washom became the school's first director of...
| Jul 15, 2011
Wall Street got to question the usually reclusive Larry Page on Thursday. Now Oracle Corp. wants its shot at questioning Google Inc.'s new chief executive in high-stakes patent litigation that has pitted the two tech giants against each other. Oracle sued...
| Jul 21, 2011
Oracle Corp. and Google Inc. squared off in a high-stakes patent battle in federal court Thursday. Damages were the focus of the hearing that Reuters described as "testy." And U.S. District Judge William Alsup unloaded on both companies, saying each was...
| Aug 2, 2011
Google may not have paid a lot of attention to patents for years. But the Internet search giant is certainly paying attention now. Google has hired one of the Federal Trade Commission's top patent lawyers, the company confirmed Tuesday. Suzanne......
| Sep 7, 2011
Foreign earnings tax break: A tax break for foreign earnings could produce 2.9 million new jobs, according to a new study by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce....
| Apr 25, 2009
Reporting from Los Angeles and Los Altos Hills, Calif. -- The housing slump has reached even the wrought-iron gates of Silicon Valley's great estates, where the rich and sometimes not-so-famous are having to adjust their thinking and their asking prices....
| Mar 5, 2011
Actress Jennifer Aniston has listed her Beverly Hills estate for sale at $42 million.
Designed by Hal Levitt, the 1970 house sits on about an acre in the Trousdale Estates area. The indoor-outdoor home of glass, wood and stone was designed for...