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    Oracle And Salesforce Bury The Hatchet—Surprisingly, Not In The Others’ Back

    Say this for Larry Ellison. He can sometimes shoot off his mouth and piss people off, but when things get tough, he'll do whatever it takes to push Oracle forward and set things right for his company.That may be biggest takeaway from Oracle's just-announced alliance with hated rival, a...

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    Microsoft/Oracle: A Yawner That Could Have Been Much More

    If someone has to forewarn you that "BIG NEWS IS COMING!", rest assured that no big news is coming. That's what I thought when Oracle CEO Larry Ellison tried to soften another round of poor earnings with a pre-announcement that it would be soon showcasing "partnerships with the largest and...

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    Rivals Microsoft And Oracle Join Forces To Ward Off Cloud Upstarts

    Longtime rivals Microsoft and Oracle are combining cloud efforts to stave off competition from a slew of smaller companies with cheaper offerings that are slowly eclipsing the corporate giants, Reuters reports.Under an agreement announced Monday, Microsoft will offer Oracle's Database, Java, and WebLogic Server to Azure customers. In return, Oracle...

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    Oracle Makes More Big Promises After Missed 4Q Earnings

    It's classic Larry Ellison: earnings for his company showing weakness? The CEO of Oracle will blame the market. Or try to distract investors with promises of better things to come.During yesterday's earnings call for Oracle's Q4 yesterday, things must have been pretty bad, since Ellison was apparently doing both. The...

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    Oracle Adds More Jolt To Java Security Procedures

    Oracle is still trying to get its Java house in order with some new policy changes to the application development platform that will hopefully lock down the ever-present security vulnerabilities plaguing Java.In a blog post late last week, Nandini Ramani, head of the software development team that builds the Java...

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    Oracle Flim-Flam Alakazams Missed 3Q Earnings

    Magicians work their performances with a combination of talent, slight-of-hand and a lot of misdirection. On stage, a well-orchestrated misdirect is enough to pull off the best illusions. In the corporate world, it can sometimes work well, too, as Oracle seems to have discovered with their school-yard baiting of IBM...

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    Oracle’s Big Miss: The End Of An Enterprise Era?

    For decades the enterprise software industry has grown fat on outsized, upfront license fees coupled with ongoing, high-margin maintenance streams. Cracks in the model have threatened  to dismantle the system for years, as reported by The Wall Street Journal back in 2009, with CIOs chafing at paying for low-value, high-cost maintenance.But if Oracle's...

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    Who’s Right In The Oracle-Forrester Slugfest?

    Oracle Chief Executive Larry Ellison seldom shies away from a fight, so it's no surprise his company came out swinging over an unfavorable Forrester Research report.Forrester certainly struck a nerve when it released a survey on Wednesday that found a majority of customers using Oracle's e-Business Suite, PeopleSoft and Siebel business...

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    Why Oracle Fusion Doesn’t Excite Customers

    In 2006, Oracle promised customers it would always support and update its growing portfolio of business applications. By then it had swallowed PeopleSoft and Siebel Systems and it had to reassure customers that their investments were secure. Fast-forward seven years, and Oracle's promise, which it called Applications Unlimited, is coming...

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    Oracle’s Acme Packet Deal Pushes It Deeper Into Cisco’s Territory

    Oracle's footprint in the tech industry just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Since 2005, the company has spent $50 billion on more than 80 acquisitions to extend its reach from business software to hardware to cloud computing and networking. On Monday, Oracle announced plans to acquire Bedford, Mass.-based, Acme Packet...

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    Sorry, Larry, But Oracle’s Cloud BS Is Wearing Thin

    Ruthless competitiveness is what Oracle Chief Executive Larry Ellison uses to win in business. So no one should be surprised that how he defines the cloud depends on what's needed at the time. Inevitably, this sometimes shows the emperor has no clothes, or at least is down to his Armani...

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    SAP’s HANA Deployment Leapfrogs Oracle, IBM And Microsoft

    SAP has taken a big step ahead of rivals IBM, Microsoft and Oracle with the announcement on Thursday that its in-memory database called HANA is now ready to power the German software maker's business applications. The pronouncement is sure to darken the mood of competitors, who one analyst says will...

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    Oracle Buys Eloqua: Can It Digest Another Cloud-Based App Vendor?

    Now that Oracle plans to gobble up yet another company for its growing portfolio of cloud-based software, the question is whether the company can chew everything it puts in its mouth.The business applications maker said Thursday that it would buy Eloqua for $871 million. Eloqua's apps measure the effectiveness of...

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    Hey Yahoo, The Instagram Debacle Is Your Big Chance

    The holidays may have come early for Yahoo this year... assuming that the company is paying attention.Just last week I noted that if Facebook makes a misstep with its biggest acquisition to date, Yahoo's Flickr photo-sharing service is perfectly positioned to welcome a mass exodus of Instagram users. That seems to be...

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    Oracle Has Problems Telling The Truth In Its Advertising

    Oracle seems to have a problem with truth in advertising. Since April, the tech giant has had to pull three ads that claimed Oracle computers performed much better than IBM's.Each time, Oracle offered no proof of its claims and the ads were dropped after IBM complained to the National Advertising...

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    The Future of Streams: Twitter Looms As Biggest Obstacle

    One of the five reasons why Web publishing is changing is the emergence of streams of information. In other words, a constant flow of information ordered chronologically and (ideally) topically too. In the near future, the theory goes, it won't matter where you enter content - a blog platform, Facebook,...

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    Utilities and Other Industries Not Ready for Big Data, Say New Oracle Reports

    New evidence is emerging that organizations across many industries are simply not ready for the challenges of big data. Oracle has released two new reports that add hard numbers to mounting concerns about the problems big companies face when dealing with data.This week’s report from Oracle polled 333 North American...

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    ACLU: Judge’s Decision on Protest Tweets Is Troubling

    Data stored on Twitter's servers became fair game for eager prosecutors on July 2, when a New York City criminal court judge once again upheld the District Attorney's subpoena for more than a hundred days' worth of tweets and user information tied to a Brooklyn man arrested during the Occupy...

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    Epic Fail: Barclays’ Facebook Debacle Highlighted the Chasm Between the Bank and Its Customers

    In late June, the banking and financial services giant Barclays introduced a fictional character named Dan on its Facebook page. Dan's appearance coincided with the bank facing massive fines for illegally manipulating interest rates. The social media mascot - whose character was, after all, no more honest than those of rate-fixing...

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    OpenMobile’s ACL delivers 400K+ Android Apps to MeeGo (Soon to Tizen)

      Below is a new video showing OpenMobile's Application Compatibility Layer (ACL) which is capable of bringing over 400,000+ Android Apps to your MeeGo device. ACL for MeeGo performs seamlessly on Smartphones, Tablets, eReaders, Connected TVs and In-Vehicles. ACL powers MeeGo devices with an Apps ecosystem touting over 400,000 Android...

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