The court charged with policing Microsoft’s 2002 antitrust
settlement with the U.S. government has extended its oversight of the company until November of
2009, an additional two years.
Most of the watchdogs were supposed to be called off this
HP is buying Exstream Software LLC, a
privately held, 300-man, enterprise ISV whose widgetry creates personalized
documents from diverse data sources, both structured and unstructured, for mass
mailings online or in print.
VMware failed to hit Wall Street’s consensus estimates when it reported its Q4 numbers tjhis evening and the stock, already hammered down from its highs, lost $22 bucks more than 26% of its stock price – in after-hours trading.
The virtualization leader,...
Something has happened – or maybe didn’t happened – that has
caused Microsoft to delay the release of SQL Server 2008 to the calendar three
quarter. It offered no excuse. It was generally expected in the second
quarter. Microsoft is still going to...
A blog posting from MySQL founder and original developer, Michael "Monty" Widenius, announces the release of a major new database engine called Maria. Over two years in the making, the Maria engine appears to be the open source database leader's...
See what cutting costs can do. Sun nearly doubled its
profits in the December quarter to $260 million, or 31 cents a share, better
than thought, on flat revenues of $3.6 billion, up only 1.4%. Its margin was up 3.5 points to 48.5%. Server revenue was...
EMC has started monetizing its four-month-old, $76 million
acquisition of Mozy, the online backup software that claims GE as a client, a
move that catapults the old storage denizen into the software-as-a-service
Forget the fact that Microsoft came in Thursday with
record-breaking fiscal Q2 earnings, up 92%, to $4.7 billion, or 50 cents a
share, on revenues, up 30%, to $16.37 billion and an operating income of $6.48 billion, the giant leaps are skewed
Rumors on Wall Street and a speculative article in the
Financial Times have IBM possibly playing Prince Charming to AMD’s Cinderella
and either digging into its jeans for an equity investment or carrying it off
in an outright merger with IBM...
In the midst of Microsoft’s initial assault wave on
virtualization leader VMware this week, VMware announced the public beta of its
Stage Manager management software, stuff that’s supposed to accelerate the
delivery of new or updated applications from...
The third time, they say, is the charm.
Dell has just taken its third swing at blades, a field on
which it’s struck out before, leaving IBM and HP to clean up.
This time, of course, is supposed to be different.