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Flash Player inches closer to smartphones

Adobe Systems' Flash Player is getting closer to appearing on smartphones, with Research in Motion adding its BlackBerry to the list of devices that will run the software. Apple's elusive iPhone remains out of reach, however.

Written by James Niccolai05 Oct. 09 15:07

HP prepares new Integrity servers for Tukwila launch

Hewlett-Packard will make some significant updates to its Integrity server line next year to coincide with the launch of Intel's first quad-core Itanium processor, known as Tukwila, an HP executive said.

Written by James Niccolai01 Oct. 09 05:37

Oracle, Sun launch high-end OLTP server

Oracle has launched a high-end database and storage system that it co-developed with Sun Microsystems, the companies' first joint product since announcing their plans to merge almost five months ago.

Written by James Niccolai16 Sept. 09 10:49

Novel way to cool data centers passes first test

A team of engineers led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has successfully tested a novel system that they say could greatly improve the efficiency of data center cooling.

Written by James Niccolai11 Sept. 09 13:53

HP's third quarter propped up by EDS buyout

Hewlett-Packard reported a 2 percent drop in revenue for the July quarter, which was better than expected, and said its business is stabilizing.

Written by James Niccolai19 Aug. 09 09:51

Desktop virtualization on a slow ramp, VMware chief says

Organizations are finding it hard to calculate the cost benefits of desktop virtualization and broad adoption is unlikely to happen for another year or two, VMware's CEO said on Wednesday.

Written by James Niccolai23 July 09 10:55

VMware license revenue slips 20 percent

VMware reported a drop in profit for the second quarter as businesses cut spending on new software amid the tough economy.

Written by James Niccolai23 July 09 07:07

Google's Q2 revenue climbs 3 percent

Google reported second-quarter revenue on Thursday of $US5.52 billion, a modest 3 percent increase from a year earlier but still ahead of analyst estimates.

Written by James Niccolai17 July 09 05:38

Sun shareholders approve Oracle merger

Sun Microsystems' shareholders voted on Thursday to approve the company's acquisition by Oracle, but not by a wide margin.

Written by James Niccolai17 July 09 04:31

Sun expects sharp revenue drop ahead of Oracle vote

Sun Microsystems said it expects to report a sharp drop in sales for the June quarter as it prepares to put its planned acquisition by Oracle to a shareholder vote later this week.

Written by James Niccolai15 July 09 04:42

VMware to buy $20 million stake in Terremark

VMware is buying a 5 percent stake in Terremark, a close partner that provides collocation and managed infrastructure services using VMware's virtualization software, Terremark said on Tuesday.

Written by James Niccolai27 May 09 09:29

VMware pulls trigger on vSphere 'cloud OS'

After eight months of hype VMware has finally delivered the update to its core virtualization platform, announcing Thursday that vSphere 4 is generally available worldwide.

Written by James Niccolai22 May 09 03:04