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More tech earnings and more iPad analysis top today's headlines.
Microsoft and HP rolled out an extensive partnership that revolves around $250 million over three years to develop prepackaged software and hardware packages for the enterprise. There's a compelling case to be made that Microsoft and HP are targeting Oracle hardware foray once its acquisition of Sun Microsystems closes.
Ever since Oracle made overtures to buy Sun (and get MySQL in the process), Microsoft's been more of a MySQL foe than friend. Given that context, it's probably not too surprising that Microsoft is readying a tool designed to help customers migrate from MySQL to SQL Server and/or SQL Azure, Microsoft's cloud-hosted version of its database
The U.S. departments of Justice and Federal Trade can finally take a break and leave six of the biggest high tech companies alone as Google, Microsoft, IBM, Sun-Oracle, SAP and HP-EDS lock heads with each other on equal footing.
Google phone, Apple's countersuit against Nokia, the Crunchpad/JooJoo lawsuit and Microsoft's consumer business are at the top of the headlines.
One of the underlying currents in European politics is a policy of equality with a nice paradox of neutrality thrown in to create chaos.
The "source" reports are true: Microsoft is going to be participating in this week's hearing held by the European Commission regarding Oracle's proposal to take over Sun. Microsoft is in the opposition camp to the proposed merger. But why?
The irony is that Oracle has advanced MySQL, lost money in the process, and helped its competitors -- all at the same time. When Oracle buys Sun and controls MySQL the gift (other than to Microsoft SQL Server) keeps on giving as the existential threat to RDBs is managed by Redwood Shores.
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What Microsoft is saying to open source here, what Oracle said to open source in the Sun deal, was said perhaps most famously by Tom Friedman in regards to the Iraq war. The polite paraphrase of Friedman's statement is this. You don't count.
It's a peaceful morning at the Sydney Googleplex. The sun is shining and birds are singing. But wait a second: why are all those people wearing Microsoft Bing T-shirts?
When it comes to Google's entry into the Microsoft-dominated computer operating system business, there's a bigger question as to whether Google's move is an offensive one or a defensive one?Microsoft's official comment on Google's latest announcement seems to be a big fat "no comment" from Bill Gates himself at a conference of media execs in Sun Valley, Idaho this week.
There's plenty of high-profile buzz coming from Sun Valley, Idaho, where media executives have gathered for the annual Allen & Co. conference, considered to be an exclusive event for the who's who in the world of media and technology.
The whole SQL databases and associated tools and modeling ecosystem is ripe for tumult. My best guess is that Oracle's pending Sun Microsystems purchase will provide offense via MySQL, and the associated community, to target the Microsoft SQL Server franchise.
In a nutshell, IBM is helping enterprises create private clouds as either appliances or built on Z Series mainframes, with better connections to CEP, and managed from BPM in public cloud. It provides an excellent story for IBM, and places it at an early competitive advantage against Microsoft, Oracle/Sun, and HP in the ramp up to SOA-enabled hybrid cloud approaches that tackle tough business problems. IBM is going to the cloud with collaboration, too.
Companies including AMD, Cisco, Citrix, EMC, HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Novell, Red Hat, Sun and VMware are to develop open standards for private and public cloud interoperability.
Companies including AMD, Cisco, Citrix, EMC, HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Novell, Red Hat, Sun and VMware are to develop open standards for private and public cloud interoperability
On April 15, the European Commission (EC) granted a request by the European Committee for Interoperable Systems (ECIS) to become an interested third-party in the current browser-bundling case involving Microsoft. ECIS is an association whose members include a number of Microsoft rivals, including Adobe, Corel, IBM, Nokia, Opera, Oracle, RealNetworks and Sun.
What's a SiArch and who's on it? Those are just a couple of the questions spurred by this week's revelation that one of the key developers of Sun's SPARC architecture, Marc Tremblay, has joined Microsoft as a Distinguished Engineer. Tremblay will work on the SiArch (Strategic Software/Silicon Architectures) team at Microsoft.
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