Oracle said Tuesday that it sent a letter to BEA's board of directors, urging them to accept the company's $17 a share in cash offer or watch it expire by Oct. 28.
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AT&T said Tuesday that it added 2 million wireless subscribers and more than doubled its U-verse TV customer base in a quarter.The telecom giant reported third quarter adjusted earnings of $4.
Notable headlines:David Morgenstern: Developers in dark about Leopard GM bug fixes.Larry Dignan: Apple handily tops expectations.
AdaptiveBlue is making its SmartLinks available to bloggers and others site creators to embed on their Web pages. SmartLinks offer a top-down semantic layer on Web pages, automatically identifying object types (such as books, movies, recipes, restaurants, people, etc.
Dion Hinchcliffe checks in on the state of Enterprise 2.0 in his latest in-depth post on ZDNet, and covers the major lessons learned from the recent past--such as Enterprise 2.
Apple capped a strong fiscal fourth quarter and 2007 amid strong Mac shipments. The company reported Monday fourth quarter earnings of $904 million, or $1.
Guest post: Chris Matyszczyk wonders whether Generation Y is Cartesian with a twist: I think, therefore I am great.I had dinner with someone significant in the tech world the other day.
Tapping into the green meme, Forrester analyst Christopher Mines has developed an action plan for CIOs for implementing green IT principles. According to Mines's report ($379 US) , green mandates are funded by multiple motives--saving money (reduce energy spend, improve IT equipment utilization, benefit from tax breaks), enhancing public perception and doing the right thing (corporate social responsibility).
The summer of Facebook is turning into the fall (as in the season, not the descent into an abyss) of social networking platforms. Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg are still the prince of social networks.
Dell has expanded its retail distribution via a deal with Staples to sell PCs, monitors, printers and ink and toner.The pact, which was announced Monday, will kick off Nov.