links for 2009-04-24

  • "(…) So Oracle bought Sun. Aside from the usual vendor sports stories (IBM lost this one), what's the deal here for Linux and other open source fixtures in both Sun's and Oracle's portfolios? What happens to MySQL? What happens to Java? How about Solaris? You tell us. (…)"
  • "(…) SANTA CLARA, Calif. April 20, 2009 Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ: JAVA) and Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) announced today they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Oracle will acquire Sun common stock for $9.50 per share in cash. The transaction is valued at approximately $7.4 billion, or $5.6 billion net of Sun's cash and debt. (…)"
  • "(…) Other than a social router that allows you to share some bandwidth with other Foneros and roam the world for free, it is a router that downloads your torrents, your files from RapidShare, Megaupload, and that uploads your videos to Youtube, your pictures to Facebook, Picasa, or Flickr all on its own. (…)
  • "(…) A new study titled 'The Fortune 500 and Blogging: Slow and steady and farther along than expected', by Dr. Nora Ganim Barnes, Research Chair of the Society for New Communications (SNCR) and Eric Mattson, CEO of research firm Financial Insite, indicates that the Fortune 500 are farther along in their adoption of public-facing corporate blogs than previous data has suggested. (…)"
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