Eye on Oracle:

August, 2011


August 30, 2011  6:51 PM

Feds helped Oracle complete Sun acquisition

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Oracle Sun

Wikileaks published a document last week revealing that the U.S. government assisted Oracle with the Sun acquisition, mainly by approving it themselves and then pressuring the European Union to do the same. The 2009 document is a cable from Christopher W. Murray, who was then deputy chief of the...

August 25, 2011  12:57 PM

Would Oracle really consider buying HP?

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
HP vs. Oracle

The New York Post reported recently that HP's acquisition of Autonomy and its recent steep stock price drop might make it a takeover target for Oracle. Really? First, the story. The Post cited several...

August 22, 2011  2:01 PM

Oracle vs. Google, and whether APIs are copyrightable

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Oracle Java, Oracle vs. Google

The latest battle in the Oracle vs. Google "lawsuit between behemoths" is over whether application programming interfaces (APIs) should be considered copyrightable. When Google developed the Android platform, it copied a lot of the Java APIs that Sun - now Oracle - had developed. Google is...

August 9, 2011  3:34 PM

Oracle to talk about Sparc T-4 processor at Hot Chips

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Oracle Sun processors, Sparc

Oracle will give a presentation on its upcoming Sparc T-4 processor at Hot Chips in Palo Alto, Calif. next week. The eight-core processor is scheduled to be released sometime this year, with the scuttlebutt going around that Oracle will reveal it at...


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