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Oracle seeks fast profit from Sun

Oracle on Wednesday tried to answer the question that has vexed much of the technology industry since it announce its acquisition of Sun Microsystems last April: How will Oracle make the ailing systems and software vendor a profitable part of its business?

Written by James Niccolai28 Jan. 10 14:17

Oracle to scale back Sun server line, make other changes

Oracle will pare back Sun Microsystems' server lines and move to a build-to-order model to cut costs and get the hardware company back to profitability, Oracle executives said on Wednesday.

Written by James Niccolai28 Jan. 10 07:09

Oracle to provide Sun road map next week

Oracle will provide more details about its plans for Sun Microsystems at an event next Wednesday, the same day European regulators are expected to sign off on the deal.

Written by James Niccolai21 Jan. 10 11:43

IBM reports 10 percent jump in profit for Q4

IBM on Tuesday reported a 10 percent jump in profit for the fourth quarter as revenue increased at the company for the first time in more than a year.

Written by James Niccolai20 Jan. 10 09:10

'Minority Report' interface shown at CES

In a small meeting room at the edge of the show floor at the Consumer Electronics Show, a startup company is demonstrating a motion-sensing interface technology that could offer a radical new way for interacting with games, PCs and televisions.

Written by James Niccolai11 Jan. 10 06:41

Yahoo gets new rivals for Connected TV

Yahoo has signed up new partners for its Connected TV effort but also faces new competition from other companies looking to bring movies and applications from the Internet to the TV.

Written by James Niccolai08 Jan. 10 10:58

New pico projectors debut, aim for prime time

New pico projectors are making their entrance at the Consumer Electronics Show this week, offering a better image quality that manufacturers hope will let them break into the mainstream.

Written by James Niccolai07 Jan. 10 07:55

Skype video calls go high-definition

Skype users can now make high-definition video calls as long as they have an HD webcam and sufficient bandwidth and processing power, Skype said on Tuesday. The company also announced that HDTVs will ship later this year with its Internet calling software embedded on them.

Written by James Niccolai05 Jan. 10 16:03

Adobe will be top target for hackers in 2010, report says

Adobe Systems' Flash and Acrobat Reader products will become the preferred targets for criminal hackers in 2010, surpassing Microsoft Office applications, a security vendor predicted this week.

Written by James Niccolai30 Dec. 09 00:07

Microsoft's Bing tries to leapfrog Google Maps

Microsoft is taking aim at one of Google's most popular services, Google Maps, with a richer version of its own online mapping service that was released in beta on Wednesday.

Written by James Niccolai03 Dec. 09 08:51

HP reports solid Q4 on services growth

Hewlett-Packard reported an 18 percent jump in profit for its fiscal fourth quarter, thanks to cost-cutting efforts and the strength of its services business.

Written by James Niccolai24 Nov. 09 11:52

HP reports solid Q4 on services growth

Hewlett-Packard reported an 18 percent jump in profit for its fiscal fourth quarter, thanks in large part to the strength of its services business.

Written by James Niccolai24 Nov. 09 08:22

Dell's Q3 profit slides 54 percent

Dell reported third-quarter profits on Thursday that were down 54 percent from this time last year, though the company said it was encouraged by a slight uptick in sales from the prior quarter.

Written by James Niccolai20 Nov. 09 08:34
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