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September 3, 2009  1:51 PM

European regulators poop on Oracle’s party



Posted by: badarrow
barbara d, Database, IT channel products and technologies, MySQL, Oracle, Sun Microsystems

As many expected, the European Commission isn't smitten with Oracle's planned buyout of Sun. And the regulars want to take a closer, deeper look at the $7.4 billion deal which already won approval by the much less picky U.S. regulators.

September 2, 2009  1:26 PM

eBay to dump Skype



Posted by: badarrow
barbara d, ebay, IT channel products and technologies, Skype, VARs

It's been real but...eBay is ready to end its ill-fated marriage with VoIP pioneer Skype. The 2005 buyout--for just under $3 billion--is viewed as a disaster in terms of tech M&As with eBay writing off $900 million two years later. Almost on par with  Time-Warner's buyout of AOL. Here's a...


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