PeopleSoft fires CEO Craig Conway

In a surprise move, business software maker PeopleSoft fired CEO Craig Conway Friday, divorcing itself from the feisty leader who engineered the company’s dogged resistance to a $7.7 billion takeover bid by rival Oracle.

PeopleSoft’s board replaced Conway with its chairman and founder David Duffield, who also is the Pleasanton-based company’s largest shareholder.

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