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  • Microsoft won't stop .Net on Android

    Oracle's patent and copyright lawsuit against Google for its use of Java in Android won't be repeated by Microsoft if .Net is used on the Linux-based mobile operating system instead.

    Written by Rodney Gedda27 Aug. 10 09:34
  • Oracle to lay off more Sun workers

    Oracle is making further job cuts related to its acquisition of Sun Microsystems, primarily in Europe and Asia, the company said in a regulatory filing Friday.

    Written by James Niccolai07 June 10 04:31
  • 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-Sun merger foes head East

    With the European Commission seen as virtually certain to approve Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems in just a week, those campaigning to prevent the deal encompassing Sun's MySQL database unit have shifted their efforts to regulators in Russia and China.

    Written by Paul Meller19 Jan. 10 02:35
  • Oracle's pledges on MySQL are 'purely cosmetic', say critics

    Oracle's latest commitments designed to address the European Commission's concerns regarding its acquisition of Sun Microsystems and the MySQL database are paper thin, and even if they were confirmed they wouldn't safeguard MySQL's future, said Florian Mueller, an outspoken critic of the deal, on Monday.

    Written by Paul Meller15 Dec. 09 06:08
  • US senators ask EU to hurry investigation of Oracle-Sun

    Fifty-nine U.S. senators have asked European antitrust regulators to speed up their investigation into Oracle's planned acquisition of Sun Microsystems, due to Sun's "deteriorating financial condition."

    Written by Grant Gross26 Nov. 09 08:11
  • EU gives Oracle extra time to respond to Sun inquiry

    Oracle and Sun Microsystems have been granted an extra week to defend their planned US$7 billion merger in front of European regulators, the European Commission said Friday.

    Written by Paul Meller22 Nov. 09 08:27
  • EU issues objections to Oracle's Sun acquisition

    The European Commission has issued its formal "statement of objections" over Oracle's planned acquisition of Sun Microsystems, Sun said in a regulatory filing Monday.

    Written by James Niccolai10 Nov. 09 08:30
  • MySQL cofounder says Oracle should sell database

    Oracle should resolve antitrust concerns over its acquisition of Sun Microsystems by selling open-source database MySQL to a suitable third party, its cofounder and creator Michael "Monty" Widenius said in a blog post on Monday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs20 Oct. 09 07:52
  • Sun server sales crashing as Oracle deal stumbles

    Continued delays in the completion of Oracle Corp.'s pending US$7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems Inc. have put the latter into a limbo that appears to be devastating its computer server business.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau07 Sept. 09 14:17
  • EC opens deeper probe of Oracle-Sun merger

    The European Commission opened an in-depth investigation into Oracle's planned $7.4 billion takeover of Sun Microsystems Thursday, citing concerns about the deal's effect on competition in the market for databases.

    Written by Paul Meller and Chris Kanaracus04 Sept. 09 04:59
  • 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
  • DOJ pushes probe of Oracle-Sun deal beyond deadline

    The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) needs more time to examine Oracle's proposed acquisition of Sun Microsystems beyond an initial review period, Oracle said Friday.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez29 June 09 08:14