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HP and Oracle to Meet in Court Over $4 Billion Itanium Lawsuit Today

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The very public argument over a very obscure chip is spilling into public view today as lawyers for Hewlett-Packard and Oracle present their opening arguments in a California state court in their dispute over Intel’s Itanium chip. It all began in March of 2011 when Oracle said it would stop...
HP and Oracle to Meet in Court Over $4 Billion Itanium Lawsuit Today

Microsoft's Longtime Partner Intel Is Now Trying To Hurt One Of Microsoft's Most Important Businesses (INTC, MSFT)

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Intel has thrown its weight behind an open source freebie version of Microsoft Office, not that such a move will hurt Microsoft's cash cow product line much. But it is an interesting sign of how the two long-time partners are getting along these days, now that Microsoft has promised...
Microsoft's Longtime Partner Intel Is Now Trying To Hurt One Of Microsoft's Most Important Businesses (INTC, MSFT)

Former Clearwell And CenterRun CEO Aaref Hilaly Joins Sequoia Capital As Partner

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Sequoia Capital is announcing a new partner today—former Clearwell and CenterRun CEO Aaref Hilaly. At Sequoia, Hilaly will focus on investing and working with enterprise, internet, and mobile companies. Hilaly was formerly the CEO of enterprise-class eDiscovery management platform maker Clearwell systems, which was acquired by Symantec last year for...
Former Clearwell And CenterRun CEO Aaref Hilaly Joins Sequoia Capital As Partner

Andy Bechtolsheim on Google Mafia

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“When people are part of a new company that gets very successful very quickly, such as Google (but this effect is by no means limited to Google), they sometimes confuse the root of this success and incorrectly assume that the success was due to their own actions. They then want...
Andy Bechtolsheim on Google Mafia

Googler Urges Boycott Of Amazon Over Pricing (GOOG, AMZN)

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Tim Bray, co-inventor of XML and former director of Web technologies at Sun Microsystems, is now one of the more public faces for Google. He's pretty sawed-off at Amazon at the moment, and he's urging readers of his personal blog to boycott Amazon.  He explains why on his personal blog,...
Googler Urges Boycott Of Amazon Over Pricing (GOOG, AMZN)

Newvem offers insights into your Amazon Web Services usage, raises $4m from Greylock, Index, Eric Schmidt

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Two Israeli entrepreneurs with a track record in starting and selling enterprise software companies have put their weight behind a new startup called Newvem. The company’s SaaS solution – dubbed KnowYourCloud Analytics – enables Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers to analyze and optimize their cloud usage. Today, Newvem is announcing...
Newvem offers insights into your Amazon Web Services usage, raises $4m from Greylock, Index, Eric Schmidt

How two-man shop SixHourSoft went from indie to Atari

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There are plenty of iOS developers working on games in their spare time, but few have had the same journey as Salt Lake City-based SixHourSoft. A two-man company founded by Raytheon engineers Jason Taylor and Karl Zeibig, the pair still develops apps in their spare time. After using their 2010...
How two-man shop SixHourSoft went from indie to Atari

Google's Rubin spars with Oracle over definition of fragmentation

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Andy Rubin returns to court to follow up on questions that prompted him to say that the java.lang APIs were copyrighted by Sun Microsystems....
Google's Rubin spars with Oracle over definition of fragmentation

MySQL’s Marten Mickos becomes CEO of hybrid cloud startup Eucalyptus Systems

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Marten Mickos, former chief executive of open source database company MySQL, is moving to cloud computing startup Eucalyptus Systems, where he will serve as CEO. Mickos built MySQL into what seemed like the open source world’s biggest successes, with a $1 billion acquisition by Sun Microsystems in 2008. But he...
MySQL’s Marten Mickos becomes CEO of hybrid cloud startup Eucalyptus Systems

Suddenly, Zynga's Communications People Are Quitting (ZNGA)

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Since Zynga's initial public offering, three lead communications professionals at Zynga — Lisa Chan, Ashley Lipton and Adam Isserlis — have all left the company. Isserlis left to join Facebook, while Lipton left to join another startup. To be sure, they are still hiring to replace the staff that's leaving....
Suddenly, Zynga's Communications People Are Quitting (ZNGA)

In Oracle Trial, Google’s Android Boss Confirms Java Talks With Sun

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Google's Andy Rubin -- the man who oversees Android -- took the stand on Monday during the company's ongoing legal battle with Oracle As the trial over Android’s use the Java programming language entered its second week, the man who oversees Google’s mobile operating system took the stand, and under...
In Oracle Trial, Google’s Android Boss Confirms Java Talks With Sun

Scott McNealy's Top 15 Reasons He's Surprised We're Celebrating of the 25th Anniversary of the Web [BoomTown]

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Last night, BoomTown headed to San Francisco’s wedding-cake City Hall to attend “The 25 Years of .Com Gala,” which is honoring a quarter-century that I have been jacked into the matrix. Actually, it’s the 25th anniversary of the .com Internet domain name. VeriSign (VRSN), which administers the .com registry,...
Scott McNealy's Top 15 Reasons He's Surprised We're Celebrating of the 25th Anniversary of the Web [BoomTown]
In Java Trial, Judge Says Google Owes Oracle Exactly Nothing

Jury Deliberates Oracle-Google Trial, The World Waits

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The jury in the Oracle-Google trial will begin its second day of deliberations today following a round of closing arguments by lawyers for both sides. From Oracle’s perspective, the basic question jurors will have to answer, as its lawyer Michael Jacobs put it, is whether it’s okay for one company...
Jury Deliberates Oracle-Google Trial, The World Waits

What Is Novell Worth? $2 Billion, Apparently

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Elliott Associates, L.P., a hedge fund with a significant position in shares of Novell, after the close of trading in U.S. stock markets today placed an unsolicited offer to buy the open source-focused software company for close to $2 billion. The offer places a high valuation on Novell, and is...
What Is Novell Worth? $2 Billion, Apparently
FACEBOOK IN FLUX: A Hacker Haven's Nonstop Reinvention (FB)

Oracle Earnings Miss Expectations

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Quarterly earnings from the business software giant Oracle just crossed the wires and they’re slightly below what analysts had expected. Earnings on a per share basis were 65 cents on revenue of $9 billion. That’s a penny short of the consensus view of 66 cents and $400 million shy of...
Oracle Earnings Miss Expectations

Dell pushes a greener image

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As founder and CEO Michael Dell seeks to reinvent the company's public face, he's shaking more hands and hugging more trees. Dell CEO Michael Dell and Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz. Image: Sun Microsystems It was a speech at a big-business technology conference, but you could have mistaken it for an...
Dell pushes a greener image

Actually, The Hottest Thing About Sweden Is Its Tech Scene

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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Spotify, Mojang and Wrapp, respectively music, games and gift services winning online markets worldwide, are among tech start-ups that have made Sweden Europe's hottest spot for investors hunting the next big thing. Attracting more venture capital relative to the size of its economy than any of its...
Actually, The Hottest Thing About Sweden Is Its Tech Scene

Immigration Bill Simplified: 5 Proposed Changes For High-Skilled Immigrants

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The US Senate dropped an 844-page immigration bill on America’s shoulders’ today [PDF]. For decades, the tech industry has been begging for more immigrant engineers, researchers, and investors. Here’s 5 essential changes proposed in the United State Senate’s draft of comprehensive immigration reform. 1. Visas For Startups and Investors...
Immigration Bill Simplified: 5 Proposed Changes For High-Skilled Immigrants
How Indians defied gravity and achieved success in Silicon Valley

Dell Expands Alliance With Oracle

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Dell Inc. unveiled an expanded global alliance with Oracle Corp. in which the companies will offer business products that combine Dell’s hardware and Oracle’s software. For Oracle, the expanded deal reflects the company’s struggles with incorporating its $7.5 billion purchase in 2010 of hardware maker Sun Microsystems. It also continues...
Dell Expands Alliance With Oracle

Cisco Defends Switch Turf

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Cisco Systems Inc. watched as a start-up led by two of its former executives grabbed much of the market for high-speed networking gear favored by Wall Street traders. Now the Silicon Valley giant is preparing to fight back. The target is Arista Networks Inc., a closely held company whose chairman...
Cisco Defends Switch Turf
Oracle tells jury "you can't just step on somebody's intellectual property"

Judge orders Oracle to pay Google’s $300K in legal fees

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A jury decided this last month that Google did not infringe upon Oracle’s patents, but it has now come to light that Oracle must pay Google’s legal fees accrued from the trial. Oracle, a database software giant based in Redwood City, Calif., sued Google in August 2010, while alleging the Android operating system violated a number...
Judge orders Oracle to pay Google’s $300K in legal fees

The Epic Oracle - Google Spat: In Pictures

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The case pitting Google against Oracle over the use of Java in Android is turning into a spat of epic proportions. The opening arguments are in the books, with Google trying to portray Oracle as a spurned girlfriend trying to wrangle money out of a failed relationship. Oracle, meanwhile,...
The Epic Oracle - Google Spat: In Pictures

EXPLAINER: Here's What Google And Oracle Are Fighting Over (ORCL, GOOG)

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After the excitement of Larry Page and Larry Ellison testifying earlier this week, the Google-Oracle trial has turned into a highly technical discussion about Java. So what the heck is really going on? Here's our brief explainer. Q: What is Java and why do these companies care? A: Java is...
EXPLAINER: Here's What Google And Oracle Are Fighting Over (ORCL, GOOG)
Google Boss Takes Stand in Oracle Trial, Dodges Android Questions

Meet OX Text, a collaborative, non-destructive alternative to Google Docs

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The German software-as-a-service firm Open-Xchange, which provides apps that telcos and other service providers can bundle with their connectivity or hosting products, is adding a cloud-based office productivity toolset called OX Documents to its OX App Suite lineup. Open-Xchange has around 70 million users through its contracts with roughly 80...
Meet OX Text, a collaborative, non-destructive alternative to Google Docs
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