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The new old social network: Directory services and widgets

Saul Hansell of the NYT has fleshed out a few threads on the expected strategy from Google and Yahoo on the social networking front. The two will take advantage of their massive numbers of email and personalized page users as a base for a social network.

November 13, 2007 by Dan Farber


Oracle offers a peek at social apps and Fusion

Oracle showed how it is bringing a social dimension into its software and offered a peek at Fusion applications this afternoon at Oracle OpenWorld. It demonstrated that Oracle has fully grokked the concepts and technologies of Web 2.

November 13, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Oracle's ultimate grand Fusion

Thomas Kurian, senior vice president of Oracle Server Technologies, spent an hour on stage at OpenWorld  this morning patiently talking through...

November 13, 2007 by Dan Farber


On talking for free

It had to happen. California-based Pudding Media has introduced  a free Internet phone service.

November 13, 2007 by Ed Gottsman


Intel CEO Paul Otellini woos the Oracle crowd

Intel CEO Paul Otellini went highbrow in his keynote slot at Oracle OpenWorld, invoking American architectural icon Frank Lloyd Wright.He was preceded yesterday by rival AMD's CEO Hector Ruiz, who chatted with partners during his keynote (see below).

November 13, 2007 by Dan Farber


Best of breed: No need for an obit

As Cognos--and any other mid-sized software firm--gets consolidated by the elephants in the room (Oracle, Microsoft, IBM and SAP) the concept of best of breed is on life support. But the patient won't be in critical condition for long.

November 12, 2007 by