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The Friday WTF Awards - Oracle Not The Only One Who Deserves Calling Out

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I need to lighten things up a bit with all this Oracle brouhaha. Oracle acquired Xsigo recently. I wrote about the acquisition and how Oracle will lose as IT gets virtualized. Oracle’s Bob Evans came back with his own special brand of attack. Yesterday I responded with my post: Open?...
The Friday WTF Awards - Oracle Not The Only One Who Deserves Calling Out

Oracle's profit looks fine, but sales? Not so much

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Oracle met analysts' estimates of $0.53 per share but fell short of expected revenues by $210 million. Software sales were up six percent. [Read more]...
Oracle's profit looks fine, but sales? Not so much

Tech coalition objects to Google's domain names applications

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An industry coalition with backing from Microsoft, Nokia and Oracle has objected to Google's application for certain top-level domain strings....
Tech coalition objects to Google's domain names applications

Oracle's fix for zero-day Java flaw to be available 'shortly'

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In response to the discovery of a Java 7 flaw that prompted Apple to disable the software in OS X, Oracle issued a statement saying it is currently working on a fix and will release the patch soon....
Oracle's fix for zero-day Java flaw to be available 'shortly'

Judge to Apple and Samsung: So How Does All This End?

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The federal judge overseeing the Apple-Samsung case asked a question last week that is clearly on everyone’s mind. When will all of this mobile patent warfare come to an end? Unfortunately, the responses that she and the rest of us got back indicate that the answer is probably no time...
Judge to Apple and Samsung: So How Does All This End?

Oracle's OpenWorld 2012: What's in store

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With each year, Oracle becomes a bigger company and in turn, so does its annual OpenWorld conference, which kicks off Sunday in San Francisco....
Oracle's OpenWorld 2012: What's in store

SAP to pay $306M to Oracle after infringement fight

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SAP will be paying Oracle a damage award of $306 million in the copyright infringement suit. [Read more]...
SAP to pay $306M to Oracle after infringement fight

Oracle cloud hype set for major escalation

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Oracle Thursday held the first of nearly 100 Cloud Builder Summit events scheduled for locations across the globe between now and December....
Oracle cloud hype set for major escalation

Salesforce.com hires former Oracle executive as president

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Salesforce.com has hired a key former Oracle executive Keith Block as its president and vice chairman.He will lead the enterprise cloud computing company's global sales, customer support and consulting services businesses, and has also been appointed to the company's board.Block, who was executive vice president of Oracle's North America...
Salesforce.com hires former Oracle executive as president

Infratel Raises $3 Million For Facebook Connected Cloud-Based Telephony Service

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Go to almost any small business Web site and you will find you can’t make a call.  A real call where you talk to someone simply by clicking a button. Infratel hopes to change all that. The Seattle company has received $3 million in funding from Prostor Capital and Runa Capital...
Infratel Raises $3 Million For Facebook Connected Cloud-Based Telephony Service

Some Oracle database users face support window's end, price hike

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Oracle database customers running version 11g Release 1 have until the end of this month to upgrade, or else face increased annual maintenance fees....
Some Oracle database users face support window's end, price hike

Five new flaws found in the latest version of Java

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A week after disclosing two Java vulnerabilities, a Polish security firm reported finding five more in the latest version of Java. When used together, the new holes could bypass the technology's sandbox in order to install malware. Security Explorations notified Oracle Monday of the vulnerabilities in Java SE 7...
Five new flaws found in the latest version of Java

Oracle to stop patching Java 6 in February 2013

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Java 6 will be retired from security support in less than two months, and users and businesses should prepare now for its demise, experts said today....
Oracle to stop patching Java 6 in February 2013

Oracle Tuxedo offers cloud muscle to the mainframe set

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With the latest release of its Tuxedo transaction processing server (TPC), Oracle is hoping to lure mainframe users onto the cloud....
Oracle Tuxedo offers cloud muscle to the mainframe set

Oracle's emergency Java patch blocks zero-day exploits, researchers confirm

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Oracle today issued an emergency update to patch the critical vulnerabilities hackers have been using in increasing numbers to hijack Windows PCs....
Oracle's emergency Java patch blocks zero-day exploits, researchers confirm

Oracle-HP Ruling Highlights Risks of IT Vendor Partnerships

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The strongly worded order by a California judge saying Oracle has to keep porting its software to Hewlett-Packard's Itanium-based servers is not the end of the......
Oracle-HP Ruling Highlights Risks of IT Vendor Partnerships

MySQL users caution against NoSQL fad

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While NoSQL may be getting all the buzz, in many cases an old fashioned relational database, such as MySQL, may work just as well if not better. That was the message from a number of MySQL users who presented their stories at Oracle's first MySQL Connect conference, held Saturday and...
MySQL users caution against NoSQL fad

Oracle faces 'strategic dilemma' with Fusion Applications

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Oracle spent years developing its next-generation Fusion Applications and finally put them into general availability nearly a year-and-a-half ago, but some new evidence suggests that it's been less than successful at enticing customers to move up....
Oracle faces 'strategic dilemma' with Fusion Applications

Six free databases with commercial-quality features

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Free or open source databases run hundreds of millions of public-facing and private applications worldwide, but how effective is this technology and how do these products compare? For answers, we reviewed six popular free or open source database products: Microsoft SQL Server Express, PostgreSQL, Oracle's MySQL, MariaDB, Apache Derby and...
Six free databases with commercial-quality features

Java Trial Judge Slaps Google Over Disclosure Order

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The judge hearing the still-not-quite complete lawsuit between Oracle and Google over Java slapped Google today for not complying with an order to disclose any financial relationships it may have with bloggers and journalists who wrote about the case. “In the Court’s view, Google has failed to comply with the...
Java Trial Judge Slaps Google Over Disclosure Order

Oracle beats estimates with fiscal Q2 revenues of $9.1 billion and earnings per share of $0.64

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Today Oracle reported its fiscal second quarter financial performance, with revenues of $9.1 billion and earnings per share of $0.64. Analysts on the street had expected revenue of $9.02 billion, and earnings per share of $0.61. Those earnings per share figures are non-GAAP figures. On a GAAP basis, the company earned $0.53 per...
Oracle beats estimates with fiscal Q2 revenues of $9.1 billion and earnings per share of $0.64

Judge orders Oracle to pay Google $1M for court costs

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A judge ordered Oracle to pay about $1 million to Google for costs related to the companies' lawsuit over the Android mobile OS. The ruling is only a partial victory for Google, which had originally sought about $4 million....
Judge orders Oracle to pay Google $1M for court costs

IBM's Project Sparta Is Now Named PureData

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So remember last month how I told you about Project Sparta? That would be the IBM project aimed at simplifying how companies attack their big data problems. So anyway, it has a name now, and like I suspected, it’s part of the growing Pure line. It’s been dubbed the PureData...
IBM's Project Sparta Is Now Named PureData

Oracle Sues Ex-partner on Similar Grounds as SAP, TomorrowNow, Rimini Street

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Oracle has sued former partner CedarCrestone on grounds it has been providing third-party support for Oracle's software in an illegal fashion, a move that echoes......
Oracle Sues Ex-partner on Similar Grounds as SAP, TomorrowNow, Rimini Street

Gartner: Worldwide CRM revenue grew 12.5 percent in 2012

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Global CRM (customer relationship management) revenue grew 12.5 percent last year to US$18 billion, a rate three times that of all enterprise software segments on average, as companies look to acquire more business and serve existing customers better, according to a new Gartner report.Salesforce.com overtook SAP as the largest...
Gartner: Worldwide CRM revenue grew 12.5 percent in 2012

Oracle releases new Java fixes, speeds up patching cycle

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Oracle released new Java security updates on Tuesday and announced plans to accelerate the release of future Java patches following recent attacks that have infected computers with malware by exploiting zero-day vulnerabilities in Java browser plug-ins....
Oracle releases new Java fixes, speeds up patching cycle
After so many hacks, why won't Java just go away?
Oracle updates Java to fix security exploits already in the wild, but safety is not guaranteed

Oracle knew about zero-day Java vulnerabilities for months, researcher says

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Oracle knew since April about the existence of the two unpatched Java 7 vulnerabilities that are currently being exploited in malware attacks, according to Adam Gowdiak, the founder and CEO of Polish security firm Security Explorations....
Oracle knew about zero-day Java vulnerabilities for months, researcher says

Apple's Peter Oppenheimer ranks as highest-paid CFO for 2012

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Apple's Peter Oppenheimer was the highest-paid chief financial officer during 2012, according to Bloomberg. The executive received compensation worth $68.6 million, roughly 16 times what Apple CEO Tim Cook received for the year. By comparison, Oppenheimer's closest competition -- Oracle CFO Safra Catz -- was given $51.7 million, while Google...
Apple's Peter Oppenheimer ranks as highest-paid CFO for 2012
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