/// Oracle Hires Pearl Jam to Play Openworld
Summer is almost over and like the days of “back-to-school” when you were a kid, tech companies are readying their slate of fall events, where they woo customers and developers and generally show off how great they are. One of the bigger ones is Oracle’s Openworld, which runs from Sept. 30 to Oct. 4 in San Francisco. The software giant just announced on its Web site that it has hired Pearl Jam to play an event on Oct. 3 with Kings of Leon also on the bill. They join acts like Sting, who played at Openworld in May of 2011. That makes the fall start to look like a battle of the bands from the early 1990′s. Salesforce.com has its own Dreamforce event running Sept. 18 to 22. Salesforce has hired the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who follows Metallica from last year and Stevie Wonder the year before that. If last year’s Openworld is any indicator, there may be some fireworks. Remember that Oracle booted Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff from its keynote stage during last October’s Openworld. The kerfuffle was high profile blip in a complicated, slowly simmering feud between Benioff and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. Though later Benioff made it sound like an argument in a high school cafeteria, saying it had something to do with something he said about Ellison on Facebook . Given how close the events are on the calendar, they’ll probably find ways to tweak each other in public.
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Oracle Hires Pearl Jam to Play Openworld