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NetApp claims Sun's ZFS violates its patents

Sun has been touting the ZFS storage software as a key advantage of its Solaris 10 operating system. Network Appliance is alleging that ZFS violates seven of its patents, and is seeking a permanent injunction that would prevent Sun from shipment or further development of the software, which has also been released as open source under the CDDL license.

September 5, 2007 by Dan Farber


Facebook, people search and privacy

Facebook is now giving members the option to make their profiles searchable (see Techmeme for the various viewpoints on the news). In effect, your Facebook profile can be injected into the Web at large and non-members can see portions of Facebook profiles.

September 5, 2007 by Dan Farber


Henri Richard lands at Freescale

Henri Richard, the former chief sales and marketing officer at AMD, has landed at Freescale Semiconductor.Freescale announced that Richard will be chief sales and marketing officer for the chip maker.

September 5, 2007 by


When independent advice isn't

Tony Byrne of CMS Watch has commented on a story from Wired about a Federal Government lawsuit against Accenture, Sun, and HP. The suit alleges that Accenture defrauded the government of millions of dollars by taking kickbacks and rebates on massive government IT projects.

September 5, 2007 by Phil Windley

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Cognos buys Applix

Business intelligence company Cognos said Wednesday that it will buy Applix, a performance management software company, for $339 million. With the deal Cognos can add financial management tools to its business intelligence suite.

September 4, 2007 by


Yahoo bolsters ad arsenal with BlueLithium

Yahoo picked up BlueLithium, a fast growing behavioral marketing firm, for $300 million and rounded out what it hopes will be a stronger ad arsenal.In a statement, Yahoo noted that:The addition of BlueLithium is the logical next step in creating the largest and most effective online ad network globally, which includes inventory on Yahoo!

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