The website (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images), the troubled website that launched Oct. 1 and has been heavily criticized for its lack of functionality since then, is getting help from some industry heavyweights. Google, Oracle and several other tech companies are giving much-needed support by lending dozens of computer engineers and programmers to the plagued website, according to Bloomberg News.

About 8.6 million people visited the federal website in the first week. Most, if not all, of those who visited encountered software flaws and long waits that prevented many from registering, Bloomberg reports.

"I know it's a very political topic," said Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Thursday at the software maker's annual meeting. " … As an information technology company we are doing everything we can to help," Bloomberg reports.

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