To date Oracle's Unbreakable Linux effort has been pretty quiet aside from a few conference call mentions. It certainly hasn't put Red Hat out to pasture.
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Google unveiled Tuesday its latest initiative to court small businesses--a custom search tool dubbed Google Custom Search Business Edition. Google's small business search allows companies to add Google search to their web sites.
A Credit Suisse analyst thinks BEA Systems is likely to go on the auction block in the next three to six months. And the potential buyer is two likely suspects: Private equity firms or Oracle, which indicated it has no plans to slow down its acquisition pace.
Service oriented architecture may be going mainstream--at least to the media.In recent days there has been a bevy of stories about SOA--beyond the daily developments that Joe McKendrick tracks.
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. has reached an agreement to buy Dow Jones for $5 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Notable headlines:Dan Farber: Salesforce.com transitions to platform as a service.
Salesforce.com plans to make its Apex Code available in general release next month, completing its transition from an on demand CRM application platform to a more generalized on demand software development platform.
Enterprises wondering about whether you can power your company on the Mac platform may want to ping Auto Warehousing Co. CIO Dale Frantz.
We've started a new video program, Super Techies, where I interview some of the people who are major impact on the past and future of computing. First up is Larry Tesler, currently Yahoo's vice president of user experience and design.
The Financial Times reports that Vodafone is pondering a $160 billion acquisition of Verizon. Vodafone says yeah right.