Is a price list that anyone piece together via Google really a trade secret? EMC seems to think so.
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The Web 2.0 meme has reared its head again, this time spurred by Peter Rip's post in which he described the second generation Web as a wave that is "now rather long in the tooth, as cycles go.
BEA must be doing something right. The middleware company has become Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's latest obsession.
On Adobe's first quarter earnings conference call it became clear in a hurry that if you want to get the full impact of Creative Suite 3 you better upgrade those Macs. Meanwhile, more color on Creative Suite 3's impact and pricing will come next week.
Notable headlines: Ryan Naraine: Xbox Live hacked, accounts stolen. Firefox update patches FTP port scanning flaw.
While a lot of talk centers on the power law when people pitch Web 2.0 apps, Britt Blaser argues that the real power is with people and it always will be.
Last night at a Sun event featuring Tim Bray and Mike Arrington talking about Web 2.0, Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz made a brief appearance.
Virtualization vendors would like you to believe that software that allows you to run more applications on one server actually helps server sales. The argument, which I heard from a few analysts and VMware after I questioned that logic here and here, goes like this: Virtualization means you'll upgrade servers.
Updated: Oracle CEO Larry Ellison was spreading the love for his competitors on the company's third quarter conference call. Notably, Ellison said Oracle replaced Red Hat for Linux support at Yahoo.
Oracle's third quarter delivered better-than-expected results on the back of strong middleware. Meanwhile, Oracle took a few swipes at BEA and SAP.