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  • Oracle Gets EU Thumbs-Up For Sun Acquisition

    Oracle (news, site) has announced that it has received regulatory approval from the European Commission for its acquisition of Sun Microsystems (news, site ).

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  • Reminder: Privacy is Dead!

    Former Sun Microsystems (news, site ) CEO Scott McNealy is credited for stating: "Privacy is dead - get over it!" And while being reminded that our confidentiality is quickly drowning in the digital age can't hurt, whether or not we should "get over it"--or better yet, whether or

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  • Bad Economy Is Good for Open Source

    Open source offerings and associated services are getting better and starting to seem less risky, while IT budgets are shrinking. Result? What's bad for economy is clearly good for open source. A recent survey shows that web content management is one of the prime "targets" for disruption by open source.

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  • Open Source Opens Checkbooks

    Automattic gets a US $29.5M round of Series B funding. Alfresco secures a US $9M round of Series C funding. Sun Microsystems pays a cool US $1 Billion for MySQL. What's the common thread? The flagship products for Automattic (Wordpress), Alfresco (Alfresco Enterprise Content Management), and MySQL (MySQL Database) are all open source applications. The

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  • Forrester Cites 10 Reasons Why iPhone Isn't IT-Friendly

    Forrester has released a list of 10 reasons why Apple's iPhone is no friend to IT. You can probably think of a few already: the prohibitive cost, the first-gen factor, and fidelity to AT&T.

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  • Big Blue, OpenOffice Skip Off into Wild Blue Yonder

    In English this time: IBM has joined OpenOffice.org, reportedly to "collaborate on software development for the Open Document Format (ODF), an ISO standard that governs the creation, storage, and exchange of documents," says Mark Long of newsfactor.com.

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  • Sun and Java Make Mobile Mix

    While Sun vigilantly stormed the ECM gates, competitors Microsoft, Palm and European developer Symbian were strutting for the wireless Internet market. Well, now Sun's beams are back on mobile, and the long-dormant Internet innovator is bringing some new tricks along with it.

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  • Ruby Conference: Tor Explores Ruby Tooling

    While our host waxes poetic about dinosaurs, I'm going to take an opportunity to update you on all the good that's gone down this morning. Sun Microsystems senior staff engineer Tor Norbye kicked us off this morning with Ruby Tooling: State of the Art. For those expecting the him

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