Oracle to give up on Java plug-in
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Wednesday, 14 September 2016 12:14

Oracle to give up on Java plug-in


End of an error

Oracle has decided that keeping its Java plug-in for browsers is completely pointless.

AMD takeover rumors re-emerge
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Tuesday, 06 September 2016 16:39

AMD takeover rumors re-emerge


It’s the takeover tango - one more time

I can’t remember how many times in the last 20 years that I’ve written up rumors that AMD is ripe for a takeover but now it seems it’s time to do it one more time.

Oracle pays $9.3 billion for Netsuite
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Thursday, 28 July 2016 16:18

Oracle pays $9.3 billion for Netsuite

Hey, you! Get into my cloud

Oracle paid $9.3 billion to snap up cloud company Netsuite in a bid to extend its place in the cloud market.

Oracle denies it is killing off Java EE
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Pledges its commitment

Oracle has been on the blower after we ran a story saying it as losing interest in its Java. EE and might be pulling the plug on the open saucy operating system because it was not making the outfit enough cash.

Google gives Oracle  Chinese burn
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Tuesday, 05 July 2016 13:01

Google gives Oracle Chinese burn


Revenge served lightly chilled

After being bullied by Oracle lawyers over its use of Java in Android for so long, Google is wasting no time sticking the boot in.

Oracle appears to be planning the death of Java Enterprise Edition
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Community-driven tech is not where it is at

Oracle is quietly pulling funding and development efforts away from Java Enterprise Edition, in a move that mirrors Oracle’s moves in OpenSolaris and continued with OpenOffice.org.

Oracle told to pay HP $3 billion over Itanium
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The cost of stopping support

A Californian jury has decided that Oracle should not have stopped supporting Itanium and needs to write a cheque to HP for $3 billion for doing so.Needless to say Oracle has said it would appeal the verdict.

Oracle claims Google has killed Open Source
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Before Oracle could do it

Oracle claims that Google’s court-room win gaining fair-use rights over a thousand lines of java APIs in Android will mean that Open Source is dead.

Google shoots down Oracle case
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Friday, 27 May 2016 12:11

Google shoots down Oracle case


Java Applets were fair use

Google has won a major US court battle with software firm Oracle after a jury ruled it did not nick parts of the Java programming language.

Oracle blames falling profits on Google
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Wednesday, 18 May 2016 11:49

Oracle blames falling profits on Google


Payback is cool for Catz


Data-storage outfit Oracle is blaming the fact that Google “illegally” used Java in Android for all the woes which have befallen the company.