Advertising Industry's Watchdog Backs Oracle In IBM Ad Row

Law360, New York (November 21, 2012, 8:38 PM EST) -- An advertising industry self-regulator on Tuesday backed Oracle Corp.'s decision to nix advertising that promised a reward for disproving claims comparing its systems' speed performance to that of machines made by IBM Corp., noting that claims made in a contest announcement need sufficient substantiation.

The National Advertising Division, an investigative unit of the advertising industry's self-regulatory system administered by the Council of Better Business Bureaus, focused its review on print advertising in the Wall Street Journal and other major newspapers that stated that Oracle's Exadata server...
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