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Welcoming Oracle OpenWorld To San Francisco

Despite the traffic and other issues related to hosting one of the world's most important conferences, Ed Lee, mayor of San Francisco, took the stage before Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's keynote to thank Oracle for hosting the event in the city.

"By the way, I don't mind closing down Howard Street for you," Lee said. "What other street do you want me to close?"

Lee Praised Oracle's innovation, which he said fits with San Francisco's self-proclaimed status as the "Innovation Capital of the World."

"Today, because of that innovation, our unemployment rate is 5.3 percent," he said.


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