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Sun launches xVM virtualization platform

At Oracle OpenWorld Rich Green, executive vice president of software at Sun, unveiled his company's latest twist on virtualization--the Sun xVM platform. Sun xVM is based on the Xen hypervisor and supports Windows, Linux and Solaris guest operating systems, Green said.

November 14, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Dell becomes official reseller of Sun's Solaris

Michael Dell joined Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz on stage at Oracle OpenWorld to announce that Sun's open source Solaris 10 operating system would be shipping on Dell servers. "We heard from customers that they want better support for Solaris," Dell said.

November 14, 2007 by Dan Farber

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VeriSign goes back to basics

VeriSign plans to divest its communications, billing and commerce businesses so it can focus on its domain names, Web certificates and identity protection.The strategy, expected to be outlined Wednesday at an analyst meeting, will mean VeriSign will be more focused on what used to be its core business.

November 13, 2007 by

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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

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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

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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

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