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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has remade the company via acquisitions. Oracle has acquired a bevy of companies such as Siebel Systems, PeopleSoft, BEA Systems and others to become a significant applications player. Meanwhile, Oracle remains the database leader and displays strength in middleware. Oracle's next frontier: Hardware. The acquisition of Sun Microsystems could position Oracle as "T.J. Watson's IBM" or be a big headache.

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Sun's Chairman Scott McNealy was back at Stanford where his company began. With him was Andy Bechtolsheim, Sun Chief Archietc of Systems. The June 20 event was the opening of a digitally enhanced earth science lab.

published June 27, 2006 by

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McNealy's Letterman-style list

Scott McNealy took the stage on the last day of JavaOne to highlight Sun's mission to eliminate the digital divide--and joke about not being CEO. He said that Java, thin clients and Web services are the answer. McNealy says he plans to talk to governments around the world and sell a lot of Sun products and infrastructure services.

published May 19, 2006 by

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The Sun also sets

Sun Microsystems was once the hottest hardware maker in Silicon Valley. Then the dot-com bubble burst and it's been a slow but steady decline. How will Sun look different under Jonathan Schwartz's leadership than it has under Scott McNealy? Charlie Cooper, Michael Kanellos, Stephen Shankland and Jim Kerstetter chew that one over in this week's CNET News.com Reporters' Roundtable, recorded in San Francisco on April 27, 2006.

published April 28, 2006 by

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Sun shines for analysts

At a San Francisco conference with analysts on Wednesday, Sun lays out its plans for growth, aiding developers with free software tools, and becoming the leading provider in the open-source world.

published February 3, 2006 by

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Netscape founder stumps for Sun

Company President Jonathan Schwartz introduced Marc Andreessen, co-founder of Netscape and Ning, at Sun's analyst conference. Andreessen plugged Sun's server products, but also asked members of Ning, a community-building site, to stay out of the office.

published February 2, 2006 by

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