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Facebook Tries, Tries Again on a Smartphone

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Can a software company build its own smartphone? We may well find out soon. This past week, Google completed its acquisition of the hardware maker Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, which could lead to the search giant's making its own smartphone. But another software titan might be getting into the...
Facebook Tries, Tries Again on a Smartphone

Microsoft: Come 'celebrate' Windows 8 on Oct. 25

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The software titan sends out invitations to a New York City event. The occasion? A coming-out party for the latest release of its flagship operating system. [Read more]...
Microsoft: Come 'celebrate' Windows 8 on Oct. 25
SAP plops down a whopping $4.3B for cloud commerce player Ariba

Bill Gates: ‘Cheap energy is like a fantastic vaccine’

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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is back in the news, talking about the importance of nuclear power. And while the software titan is bullish on the energy source, it will likely be another decade until we see a nuclear reactor from the Bellevue company he’s backing alongside Intellectual Ventures founder Nathan...
Bill Gates: ‘Cheap energy is like a fantastic vaccine’
Salesforce launches Social.com, a social advertising app based on Brighter Option
SAP to acquire Hybris to jumpstart its presence in e-commerce

13 events that defined Cisco in 2012

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January In just over two years since it started shipping, Cisco announces that it landed over 10,000 customers for its Unified Computing System (UCS) server platform. UCS began shipping in July 2009 and it is now on an annualized order run rate of over $1 billion, Cisco says. Cisco...
13 events that defined Cisco in 2012
Deal-crazy Oracle to buy Acme Packet for an astounding $2.1B

How this design geek’s toilet analogy fell flat in a 2003 pitch to Bill Gates

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Jenny Lam and Hillel Cooperman of Jackson Fish Market. (Photo by Red Box Pictures) We love hearing old stories about how Bill Gates operated at Microsoft, in part because the software titan has reshaped his image so much in the past few years. Today, many perceive Gates as a leading...
How this design geek’s toilet analogy fell flat in a 2003 pitch to Bill Gates

Surface tension: Acer needs to shut up about Microsoft tablet

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The Taiwanese PC maker has been pretty vocal in its displeasure with Microsoft, but the comments aren't likely to make the software titan too happy. [Read more]...
Surface tension: Acer needs to shut up about Microsoft tablet
Oracle agrees to buy SuccessFactors rival Taleo for $1.9B
Oracle to acquire cloud management software biz Nimbula
Oracle to acquire facilities management app maker Skire

Dell Nears $23 Billion Deal to Go Private

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Dell Inc. on Monday was close to finalizing a $23 billion deal to take itself private at between $13.50 and $13.75 a share, said people familiar with the matter, in a buyout that marks an unofficial end to the era when a handful of young entrepreneurs made PCs the dominant...
Dell Nears $23 Billion Deal to Go Private
Pokki exits beta, picks up 1M users, and plans to prove that desktop apps can be great too
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