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Maureen O'Gara02/05/08
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Screw the Recession: Intel

With the economy gripped by fears of recession, nobody knowing how deep this mortgage crisis thing is going to run and the American consumer snapping his pocketbook shut, it seems a heck of a time to try to invent a new category of consumer widgets. But Intel...

Steven Devijver02/05/08
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Grails 1.0 released!

Graeme Rocher just announced on the Grails mailing list the release of Grails 1.0. I'm very happy to announce this news here on Groovy Zone since more than 2 years ago I stood at the cradle of Grails together with Graeme, Guillaume La Forge and Dierk Koenig....

Maureen O'Gara02/04/08
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Google Itching To Play Spoiler

The Wall Street Journal says Google CEO Eric Schmidt called Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang Friday to offer Yahoo help to avoid selling out to Microsoft. It’s unlikely, however, that Google, the target of the proposed merger, can do much of anything other than...

Maureen O'Gara02/03/08
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Google Blinks: General counsel using the "M-word"

Google doesn’t like the idea of Microsoft buying Yahoo any more than Microsoft likes the idea of Google buying DoubleClick.

Ivo Jansch02/03/08
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Why Microsoft Needs Yahoo: the Real Story

So one day, Scott McNealy, founder and chairman of Sun, read in his morning newspaper how the use of Java was rapidly diminishing, courtesy of something called 'The LAMP Stack'. Furiously, he called his accountant.

Maureen O'Gara02/02/08
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Dell Phone?

There’s a rumor going around saying Dell is gonna do a Google Android phone given legs by the fact that Motorola’s ex-mobile guy Ron Garriques now runs Dell’s consumer operation.

Maureen O'Gara02/02/08
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Moto May Exit Phones

Motorola has confirmed rumors that it might pull out of cell phones, the now-ubiquitous device that it invented. It put out a statement saying it was “exploring the structural and strategic realignment of its business” and that its...

Maureen O'Gara02/02/08
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The Great Cisco Switch

There are so many toes in the virtualization pool right now it looks like a convention of foot fetishists and Cisco is expecting to make an exceptionally big splash. The other day it unveiled what it thinks is its most important product in, oh, goodness,...

Jim Bethancourt02/01/08
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Microhoo? or Yacrosoft! What will it be?

Disclaimer: I have great respect for both Microsoft and Yahoo! and merely wish to provide humorous editorial banter. With the wording of Microsoft's letter to Yahoo seeming all but imminent, but the phrasing clearly being that of a merger:I am writing on...

Maureen O'Gara02/01/08
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Microsoft Makes $44.6b Hostile Bid for Yahoo

Microsoft this morning made a $44.6 billion hostile bid for the floundering Yahoo, striking at a point when it has become evident to all and sundry that Yahoo doesn’t have a prayer of turning things around on its own, let alone getting competitive.

Maureen O'Gara02/01/08
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Microsoft Makes Hostile Bid for Yahoo - Developing Story

Microsoft is offering $44.6 billion for the floundering Yahoo. The $31 a share represents a 62% premium to Yahoo's $19.18 yesterday. Microsoft expects the deal to close this half. Yahoo would help MIcrosoft level the playing field with Google.

Maureen O'Gara01/31/08
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Mighty Google Misses - Update

Google, which does not give guidance, missed both Wall Street’s top and bottom expectations for its December quarter by a hair and the punters immediately turned vicious pounding it down around 50 bucks after-hours. Consensus demanded non-GAAP earnings...

Maureen O'Gara01/31/08
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Mighty Google Misses

Google, which does not give guidance, missed both Wall Street’s top and bottom expectations for its December quarter by a hair and the punters immediately turned vicious pounding it down around 50 bucks after-hours. Consensus demanded non-GAAP earnings...

Maureen O'Gara01/30/08
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Sun Open Sources SPOT

Sun is open sourcing SPOT, its Java-based Small Programmable Object Technology research project under the GPLv2 license. It said the contribution, made in search of Java-based wireless sensor and embedded apps, will include so-called eBones hardware...

Maureen O'Gara01/30/08
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IBM Takes a Swipe at VMware

IBM, which invented virtualization back in “ye ole mainframe days,” has waded into the current discussion with entry-level virtualization for its Power6-based, usually Unix-run, System p servers and BladeCenter blades called PowerVM Express. Now,...