Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is banking on two things for the future growth in the company's applications business: Winning battles among various verticals such as retail and telecom billing and betting heavily on search. Oracle, which reported second quarter earnings earlier today, projected third quarter results in line with current expectations of earnings of 22 cents a share on sales of $4.
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A nw naming convention, XRIs, provides real value for identity on the 'Net.
While I was attending the Churchill Club event, Making a List: Fourth Annual What's Hot and What's Not in Personal Technology, I managed to snag Satjiv Chahil, senior vice president of marketing for HP's Personal Systems Group. I have know Satjiv since his days as a marketing whiz at Apple, Sony and Palm.
Oracle used its fiscal second quarter earnings release to kick around another competitor--BEA Systems. "We continue to gain market share in applications from SAP, in middleware from BEA, and in database from IBM," said Oracle President, Charles Phillips.
In what's expected to be an otherwise so-so second quarter report, Oracle may shed some light on its two-month-old plan to support Red Hat Linux. Oracle reports its fiscal second quarter results after the market closes today and analysts aren't expecting a blow-out quarter with earnings of 22 cents a share on sales of $4.
I have been using Yahoo Mail and MyYahoo since the early days of the Web, before there was a Google. The latest version of Yahoo Mail does a good job of adapting the look and feel of a familiar desktop mail application to the Web.
This week on the Dan & David Show, we look at the year in review and make a few forecasts into the future. What was the biggest story of the year?
Some of the more bizarre events in the computer business in recent memory happened this past year. Join Charles Cooper, Jim Kerstetter, Ina Fried and Michael Kanellos as their Reporters' Roundtable reviews the goofiest technology moves of 2006.
Thanks to blogosphere chatter over the iPhone Apple has a branding pickle. What do you do when the best name for an alleged phone is owned by Cisco Systems?
Headlines of the day: 10 companies where SOA made a difference in 2006 The iPhone is out--it just belongs to Cisco. Gizmodo said it would break the iPhone news and it did--sort of.