As expected Oracle yanked its $6.7 billion offer for BEA Systems.
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Notable headlines:Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: The Leopard has landed: The Mac OS X 10.5 upgrade process.
In my morning feed reading I came across a post from a startup company Path 101 about how it would like to work with Linkedin on its APIs. Linkedin has been promising to deliver APIs that would allow developers to tap into its business network.
Gartner just released its Magic Quadrant for team collaboration and social software. What's interesting is that there aren't any leaders and only two visionaries, Socialtext and SuiteTwo, products from Socialtext, NewsGator, SimpleFeed and MovableType, bundled by SpikeSource and distributed through Intel.
Just 24 hours after Facebook received $240 million from Microsoft for 1.6 percent of the company, Ami Vora, senior platform manager at Facebook, said that investment news (which probably wasn't any surprise to Facebook employees) wasn't a big deal for anyone she talked to.
Guest post: Chris Matyszczyk investigates the soft underbelly of Web culture.As Hillary Clinton and Michael Moore will tell you, there is no greater potential money-spinner in the US today than health.
Microsoft posts its best fiscal first quarter in years and Wall Street cheers. But the angst goes on.
BEA on Friday responded to Oracle's latest letter, which outlined why BEA was nuts for thinking it could get $21 a share.For those keeping score at home that's three letters in 24 hours.
The lawsuit swirling around the TJX data breach is getting interesting. The most interesting development: The banks suing TJX are arguing that the retailer should be liable because of lax security practices.
Notable headlines:Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft addresses new reports of forced Windows updates and reboots. Windows Vista: More than 88 million copies sold.