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Google's new mantra: Making the Web a better platform for all

"In the next year we will make a series of announcements and spend hundreds of millions on innovations and giving them away as open source," said Vic Gundotra, the new head of Google's developer programs.Google believes that innovation on the Web has been lacking.

October 25, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Sun/NetApp patent dispute heats up

While Oracle and BEA are duking it out over acquisition price, Sun and NetApp are suing and countersuing each other over patents related to the Unix file system, ZFS. First, Network Appliance sued Sun, claiming that ZFS infringes on seven of its patents, and asked that ZFS be pulled from the free software community and for Sun to curtail its use of the software.

October 25, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Oracle to BEA: $17 per share--take it or leave it

Oracle responded to BEA's $21 per share price demand, calling it an "impossibly high price for Oracle or any other potential acquirer." Then Oracle gets tough:"Furthermore, no other company has come forward to bid for BEA.

October 25, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Podcast: Interop, Facebooksoft, Leopard and more...

This week on the Dan & David Show we join in the chorus evaluating Microsoft's winning the Facebook sweepstakes over Google. We also discuss Google's introduction of IMAP into GMail, the launch of Apple's Leopard Mac OS X and reports of forced Windows updates and reboots.

October 25, 2007 by Dan Farber

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BEA: We're worth $21 a share

BEA Systems' board of directors says it will negotiate with Oracle--or other third parties--with opening bids at $21 a share, $4 a share higher than Oracle's current offer.For those keeping score at home.

October 25, 2007 by

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