The big news this week this is undoubtedly the $7.4 billion purchase of the troubled server company Sun Microsystems by database specialist Oracle.
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You have to wonder if Microsoft really knows what it’s doing. There’s a lot of hoo-hah around the Web about Windows 7, and how it’s going to fix Vista’s problems.
So Sun Microsystems turned down IBM’s offer of acquisition - even though Big Blue’s $7 billion buy-out bid was twice the valuation of the troubled Silicon Valley stalwart.We read on Bloomberg that the sticking point was a clause in the contracts of top Sun execs.
There’s a battle heating up in the burgeoning voice-over-wifi (VoW) space.On the one hand you have Skype, which has just launched its eponymous app for the iPhone and, despite the almost audible gnashing of teeth from the mobile operators, has reportedly become a hugely popular app for the Jesus phone.
HP has just launched a swathe of servers in multiple form factors — rack, blade and tower — driven by Intel’s latest processor architecture, codenamed Nehalem.But there’s much more to it than that.