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Time Warner's AOL unit plans to cut 2,000 jobs, or roughly 20 percent of its global workforce. The layoffs, which come as AOL transitions from a subscriber-based business to an ad-supported one, aren't unexpected.
Broadcom on Monday launched a "3G phone on a chip" that combines key mobile technologies on one low power processor. Typically, these sort of announcements wouldn't grab my attention, but if you carry this 3G phone on a chip concept far enough you could feature-packed phones on the cheap by cutting manufacturing costs.
It's official. Discovery Communications said Monday that it has acquired HowStuffWorks, a how-to site.
Initial iPhone buyers were 10 times more likely to previously own Palm's Treo. Early iPhone buyers were also three times more likely to previously own T-Mobile's Sidekick, according to a report from the NPD Group.
Oracle launched and unsolicited $17 a share bid for middleware software maker BEA. BEA responded in a letter arguing that the company is undervalued.
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Guest post: Chris Matyszczyk considers Mark Cuban's dancing skills and his significance in the tech world, a place where marketing most often lacks the "human" touch. Next Monday, he will be performing the Paso Doble or the Viennese Waltz.
This week on the Dan & David Show we discuss Oracle's proposed bid to acquire BEA. Unless a white knight (IBM or SAP, for instance) comes in to outbid Oracle, the marriage is likely a fait accompli, with BEA angling to up the bid price from $17 per share.
Vinnie Mirchandani speculates that Oracle's Fusion applications will be delay through 2009 at the earliest. The first phase of Fusion applications was slated for next year.