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Oracle, not just PeopleSoft, employees on chopping block

Victorious in its takeover of PeopleSoft, Oracle is set to debut its newly combined company on January 18 with a live Web cast. This will come four days after it may lay off as many as 6,000 workers, according to the company's initial estimates, and not all from the PeopleSoft side.

January 5, 2005 by Chris Jablonski



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January 4, 2005 by ZDNet


iWork + iLife = Apple

Rumors are now flying that Apple is prepping iWork, a Microsoft Office competitor that includes an updated version of Keynote, Apple's PowerPoint equivalent, and a new word processor (an old term from the early days of office automation--how about document maker). So...

January 4, 2005 by ZDNet


Has Microsoft patented a patent problem?

"Here's a charming start to the day" says Groklaw's Pamela Jones, who provides some sharp-tongued insight into two patents that were awarded to Microsoft according to a report on

January 4, 2005 by David Berlind


Where have all the good databases gone

Former Microsoft and BEA and now Google software wizard Adam Bosworth has a controversial blog post on the problems with today's database products, and calls on the open source community to rise up and create the Apache of databases...My message is to the Open Source community that has, so ably, built LAMP (Linux, Apache and Tomcat and MySQL and PHP and PERL and Python).

January 4, 2005 by ZDNet