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  • Sheriff Babeu interview on the protest of illegals in the town of Oracle, AZ (vanity)

    07/15/2014 1:47:39 PM PDT · by lulu16 · 28 replies
    It has been raining hard, with thunder and lightening since 10am this morning in the Oracle area with flash flood alerts. I am 30 minutes away and I was concerned how the protester on our side were doing. They are for the most part senior citizens from the adult community called Saddlebrook, which is nearby, and the citizens of this rural community. Here is the interview with Sheriff Babau with KNST conservative talk host Garrett Lewis: http://www.knst.com/onair/garret-lewis-41270/interview-sheriff-paul-babeau-live-from-oracle-protest-about-illegal-alien-minors-12567556/ Here are the highlights: The sheriff got information about this transfer of illegals from two separate sources. He has not gotten any response...
  • Will Oracle [Arizona] block migrant children, Murrieta style?

    07/15/2014 9:48:35 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 9 replies
    AZ Central | July 15, 2014 | by Laurie Roberts
    According to AZ Central which can't be posted here per copyright complaint, things are about to get ugly, Murrieta-style, in Arizona. A group of citizens in Oracle is planning to try to block the federal government from delivering 40 or more Central American children to a boy's ranch that houses at-risk kids...
  • [LINUX TECH] Experience with btrfs?

    05/28/2014 12:14:45 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 25 replies
    2014-05-28 19:08:22 UTC | /dev/null
    Sure there are technical forums that discuss btrfs, the shiny new filesystem for Linux but my experience has shown that FReepers meet or exceed the technical expertise anywhere on the net. The two cutting-edge filesystems that are (supposedly) impervious to bitrot are btrfs and zfs (which has a Linux implementation, older than what Oracle has now closed off).
  • Former Cover Oregon IT Manager Speaks Out [Obamacare Website]

    03/01/2014 10:37:14 PM PST · by steve86 · 20 replies
    KNDU Television ^ | March 1, 2014 | Tracci Dial
    PORTLAND, OR - The former IT manager of the troubled Cover Oregon website is speaking out. Carolyn Lawson resigned following the state's health care exchange problems but says she is not at fault. She blames the technology's contractor, Oracle Group, and says she warned her superior, Bruce Goldberg, several times that the exchange was in trouble. Goldberg is the interim director of Cover Oregon now and would not comment on Lawson's claim.
  • Obama tees off on Oracle founder’s private course

    02/16/2014 10:03:01 AM PST · by Innovative · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb 15, 2014 | AP
    President Barack Obama is teeing off on a private California golf course owned by supporter Larry Ellison, the billionaire co-founder of the Oracle software company. Ellison ranks third on Forbes’ annual list of the 400 richest Americans, with an estimated $41 billion fortune.
  • Lawsuit: Oracle called $50K 'good money for an Indian'

    01/14/2014 8:21:14 PM PST · by coldphoenix · 60 replies
    IT World ^ | 14 Jan 2014 | Chris Kanaracus
    A former Oracle sales manager is suing the vendor, alleging he was fired shortly after complaining of discriminatory actions by his superior and other company officials. Ian Spandow was a high-performing sales manager at Oracle in Europe and later California, according to his lawsuit filed last week in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. After coming aboard in 2005, he trained more than 1,000 new hires and gave skills coaching to hundreds of others, the suit states. Spandow was subsequently promoted in January 2008 to the position of coaching manager, and after continued success was promoted to...
  • Oregon health exchange turns up heat on Oracle over programming 'bugs'

    12/23/2013 5:27:55 PM PST · by steve86 · 29 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | Dec. 16, 2013 | Nick Budnick
    As Oracle Corp. programmers try to fix problems with its work on the state's health insurance website, Cover Oregon is bringing in outside experts to make sure the company isn't adding new bugs at the same time. The exchange's interim director, Bruce Goldberg, said Monday he's hiring people with the skills to look at programming code as it is being written to ensure "it is done correctly and we don't have to continue to go back and fix bugs in the system." Goldberg's statement turns up the heat on Oracle and provides perhaps the most direct acknowledgement yet that the...
  • Oregon fiasco: Online health exchange yet to launch [Oracle]

    12/22/2013 6:57:16 PM PST · by steve86 · 43 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | dec 21, 2013 | GOSIA WOZNIACKA JONATHAN J. COOPER
    Oregon, one of a handful of states that got federal money to be an “early innovator” in an online health-care registration system, now has the only system in the nation that still hasn’t launched.
  • Technology Delays Plague Cover Oregon (Oracle)

    11/18/2013 12:26:35 PM PST · by steve86 · 22 replies
    The Lund Report ^ | Diane Lund-Muzikant
    Oracle, which is developing the website, has assured Rocky King the site will be operational by Dec. 1 The same problem that’s plagued the federal health insurance exchange – healthcare.gov – appears responsible for Cover Oregon’s failure to implement its web-based portal on Oct. 1: technology. Even though Cover Oregon has paid Oracle, the technology giant, $43.2 million this year, the site’s still not working, and temporary workers are processing paper applications. As of Tuesday, Cover Oregon had received 17,000 applications but can’t say how many people may require subsidies, or want to enroll in the Oregon Health Plan, Healthy...
  • Tech experts enlisted to help fix Obamacare website

    10/31/2013 1:36:54 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | October 31, 2013 | CNN Staff
    (CNN) -- Tech titans Oracle and Red Hat are joining the effort to "address the problems around HealthCare.gov," the federal website for Obamacare, according to a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. "As part of the 'Tech Surge,' we've added key personnel from the government and private sector, including expert engineers and technology managers. These dozens of people are strengthening and reinforcing the team we have working 24/7 to address the problems around HealthCare.gov," said Julie Bataille. The experts come from Red Hat and Oracle, and include Michael Dickerson, a site reliability engineer on leave from...
  • As Healthcare.gov Falters, Silicon Valley Cringes ('State of the Art Incompetence')

    10/25/2013 3:17:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 10/24/2013 | Kevin Roose
    This week, as programmers in Washington scrambled to fix the glitch-ridden healthcare.gov, the centerpiece of the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act architecture, their counterparts in Silicon Valley viewed the situation with a mixture of rolled eyes and sympathy. Many Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have experienced a flawed launch of a big product, accompanied by unexpected delays and over-budget implementation. It's the way things go here, and failure is often embraced as a learning experience. Still, around the coffee shops of San Francisco and the tech campuses of the South Bay this week, the topic of the government's health-care push often elicited...
  • Oracle makes a comeback! Team USA wins the 34th America's Cup..

    09/25/2013 2:31:01 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 63 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | September 25, 2013 | Reuters Reporter
    Skipper Jimmy Spithill and Oracle Team USA won the 34th America's Cup today in one of the greatest comebacks in sports history. Spithill steered Oracle's space-age, 72-foot catamaran to its eighth straight victory, speeding past Dean Barker and Emirates Team New Zealand in the winner-take-all Race 19 on San Francisco Bay to keep the oldest trophy in international sports in the United States. All but defeated a week ago, the 34-year-old Australian and his international crew twice rallied from seven-point deficits to win 9-8 Wednesday.
  • Oracle -- Patches 42 security holes -- in Java

    04/17/2013 8:21:22 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Wednesday, 17 April 2013 09:33 | Nick Farrell
    Patches 42 security holes Oracle has released a major security update for the version of Java programming language that runs inside Web browsers. The patch fixes 42 vulnerabilities within Java, including "the vast majority" of those that have been rated as the most critical. Oracle Executive Vice President Hasan Rizvisaid that a series of big security flaws in the Java plug-in for browsers have been uncovered in the past year by researchers and hackers, and some have been used by criminal groups. One hacking campaign infected computers using Microsoft Windows and Apple software inside hundreds of companies.Earlier this year the US Department...
  • Oracle: 'We Have to Fix Java'

    01/29/2013 7:04:53 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 36 replies
    eSecurity Planet ^ | 28 January 2013 | Sean Michael Kerner
    Over the course of the last two years, Oracle's Java has been exploited time and again as hackers eviscerate the technology, seemingly at will.As each exploit emerges against Java, Oracle typically responds within a short period of time with a security update, only to have the update exploited within days. While Oracle has pledged with its successive releases that it is improving Java security, the company has not publicly spoken out about the string of exploitation that has crippled confidence in Java in recent months. That is until now."As many of you are keenly aware, there has been a...
  • Surprised? Old Java exploit helped spread Red October spyware (New Java exploit ....out)

    01/17/2013 7:55:07 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    The Register (UK) ^ | 16th January 2013 21:12 GMT | Neil McAllister in San Francisco
    New Java exploit can be yours for $5,000 Unpatched Java installations may have helped spread the malware responsible for the recently uncovered "Red October" cyber-spying campaign, researchers at Seculert have revealed. Kaspersky Labs first disclosed the existence of Red October on Monday, claiming that the program had been responsible for attacks on systems in Eastern European countries, former Soviet republics, and Central Asian nations over the last five years. The primary vectors used to install the malware were emails containing attached documents that exploited vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word and Excel. Recipients who opened the documents became unwitting participants in the...
  • Experts urge PC users to disable Java, cite security flaw

    01/10/2013 2:51:44 PM PST · by alancarp · 38 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Jan 10, 2013 5:06pm EST | Jim Finkle
    [No quote due to Reuters source. Title is accurate representation of article. Please see link.]
  • Apple tries to kill its own Java on most Macs

    10/19/2012 9:40:52 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies
    Computer World ^ | October 18, 2012 | Gregg Keizer
    Apple tries to kill its own Java on most Macs Pushes users to deal with Oracle, which maintains Java 7 for OS X By Gregg Keizer October 18, 2012 03:01 PM ET Computerworld - Apple yesterday started scrubbing most Macs of older Java browser plug-ins, a move that will force users to download the software from Oracle. The company also patched Java for OS X, the second time Apple synchronized its Java security update with Oracle's, releasing its patches for OS X the same day as the Java software maker. Along with the Java patches, Apple beefed by OS X...
  • Court Orders Oracle to Continue Release and Support Software for Intel Itanium-Based Servers.

    08/07/2012 11:54:36 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies
    xbitlabs.com ^ | 08/01/2012 09:31 PM | Anton Shilov
    Judge Rules in Favour of HP in Litigation with Oracle Concerning Support of Itanium SoftwareA California state judge ruled on Wednesday that Oracle will have to continue supporting and releasing new versions of its software designed for Intel Itanium-based servers sold by Hewlett-Packard. The judge said that an agreement between HP and Oracle regarding release of software compatible with Itanium did exist and that Oracle is obliged to follow it. The latter will appeal the decision. "Today’s proposed ruling is a tremendous win for HP and its customers. The superior court of the state of California, Santa Clara County, has...
  • What was Larry Ellison thinking in Java Android lawsuit?

    05/23/2012 11:39:12 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    The Inquirer ^ | Egan Orion | Egan Orion
    Column Oracle won't win this case against Google IT SEEMS that Oracle's lawsuit against Google over its use of Java in Android has fallen apart. Although the trial is still ongoing, and the judge has yet to hand down an important copyright ruling while the jury has yet to return its verdicts on patents and damages, if any - it's already apparent that Oracle is unlikely to win billions or even millions of dollars from Google, and it's possible that Oracle might lose entirely. This lawsuit is rather important, however, if only because it has raised the spectre that software...
  • Oracle v Google Judge Is A Programmer!

    05/16/2012 5:08:14 PM PDT · by DarthFuzball · 20 replies
    I-Programmer.info ^ | Wednesday, 16 May 2012 09:20 | Sue Gee
    One month into the Oracle v Google trial, Judge William Alsup has revealed that he has, and still does, write code. Will this affect the outcome? So far all that Oracle has managed to prove is that Google copied nine lines of Java code, that are incorporated into Android operating system and eight test files that are not part of the production code. And yesterday, in a hearing about "infringer profits" Judge Alsup challenged Oracle's lawyer David Boies for trying to pin so much on the rangeCheck infringement. U.S. District Judge William Alsup, Northern District of California (Image: Hillary Jones-Mixon/The...
  • The muddled mess of the Oracle vs. Google trial

    05/08/2012 8:16:30 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    Zdnet ^ | May 7, 2012, 3:46pm PDT | Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    Summary: There were no winners in Oracle vs. Google. Only losers, including all programmers, and perhaps everyone else as well.Not counting the APIs, here's how much code Google was found to have copied from Java.On the surface, it may look like Oracle won the first round of its intellectual property (IP) lawsuit with Google. Look again. No one’s won anything and that includes Oracle.While we wait to see what the jury has to say about the two remaining patents, let’s take a closer look at what the jury decided. They said that Google’s Android mobile platform infringed on part of...
  • Five years of open-source Java: Freedom isn't (quite) free

    05/05/2012 9:27:17 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    The Register ^ | 13th November 2011 11:00 GMT | Matt Stephens
    Open-source Java: Part One Open source Java has a long and torrid history, rife with corporate rivalry, very public fallings-out, and ideological misgivings. But has all the effort and rumpus that went into creating an officially sanctioned open JDK been worth it? Java co-creator James Gosling certainly thinks so - although he didn't seem entirely open to the idea in the early days. Gosling told The Reg that putting Java under the GPL has helped unify what was a fractured community while making the code freely available has helped uptake from a grassroots up. "In general, I'd say that it's...
  • Obama's Foursome

    01/25/2010 8:06:44 AM PST · by opentalk · 396+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 1.25.10 | The Prowler
    MEN OF HONOR Apparently, if you want to cheat on your wife or spurn the mother of your unborn child, cover up and easily settle your institution's criminal efforts to help Americans avoid paying their federal income taxes, or just avoid paying your own fair share, the place to be is on President Barack Obama's economic-recovery advisory board. Because that's where Robert Wolf, chief executive of UBS Group Americas, the U.S. arm of one of Switzerland's largest banks, UBS AG, sits, as do Charles E. Phillips, President of Oracle Corporation, Peter Orszag, the director of the Office of Management of...
  • Google engineer admits "strong indication that it is likely" he copied Sun code into Android

    09/08/2011 12:27:54 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 24 replies
    Foss Patents ^ | September 7, 2011 | Florian Mueller
    This is the second of three consecutive posts on information gleaned from last night's filings in Oracle v. Google. I previously blogged about Sun's proposal to create a Red Hat-style Android distribution with open source Java.While patents are the most important part of Oracle's lawsuit against Google, the copyright infringement part shouldn't be underestimated. Google is currently trying to get rid of it on summary judgment, but Oracle defends its related claims.Judge Alsup denied the filing of various interesting documents under seal, so they entered the public record last night. Also, documents that were heavily-redacted are now much less redacted...
  • Judge Tosses Oracle Award (SAP needn't pay $1.3Bn)

    09/01/2011 5:28:58 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 9 replies
    WSJ ^ | 9/1/11 | BEN WORTHEN And STEVE D. JONES
    It's been a tough week for Oracle Corp. and its lawyers. Oracle sued SAP alleging copyright infringement. A judge said the evidence didnt' support the penalty. On Thursday, the judge in a high-profile copyright case Oracle brought against rival SAP AG threw out a $1.3 billion jury verdict against the German software company. The ruling is expected to result in a new trial to set damages, unless Oracle accepts the judge's suggested figure of $272 million. The court ruling is the second bit of unwelcome news for Oracle this week. On Tuesday, The Wall Street Journal reported that U.S. authorities...
  • Thinking The Unthinkable: Is Oracle Considering Buying Hewlett-Packard?

    08/23/2011 7:52:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Forbes ^ | 08/23/2011 | Eric Savitz
    In what would be Larry Ellison‘s crowning achievement if he could pull it off, the market is buzzing over the idea that Oracle could make a run at Hewlett-Packard. This idea stems from a New York Post story Sunday, which asserts that the sell-off in the stock last week has “put the world’s largest tech company in a vulnerable position and may make it an Oracle takeover target.” The piece says that “one source close to the situation” thinks Ellison is ready to pounce, and that a deal is “inevitable” if HP’s share price keeps dropping. The source told the...
  • The Real Reason Warren Buffett's Taxes are Low

    08/17/2011 9:03:24 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 08/17/11 | Peter J. Reilly
    Warren Buffett was in the New York Times today bragging about his low effective tax rate and saying how he would like to be paying more. Fellow Forbes contributor Tim Worstall weighed in quibbling about Mr. Buffet not factoring in the corporate taxes on Berkshire Hathaway's earnings. I'm just a simple CPA, whose firm won't even let him sign audit reports anymore. (That's true of all tax partners here by the way. I don't take it personally). I don't want to quibble with a quibble but apparently economists have a hard time figuring out the incidence of the corporate income...
  • Oracle to depose Google's CEO in patent lawsuit ( Android threatened?)

    07/23/2011 10:41:28 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    CNET ^ | July 22, 2011 5:41 AM PDT | Lance Whitney
    Google Chief Executive Larry Page has been ordered to testify before the court as part of an ongoing lawsuit in which Oracle has accused the search giant of infringing on its patents for Java. Google CEO Larry Page(Credit: Google) The order yesterday by Judge Donna Ryu of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California states that "Oracle may depose Mr. Page for a maximum of two hours, excluding breaks, solely on topics relevant to the willfulness of Defendant's alleged patent infringement, and the value of Android to Defendant," according to a blog published today by FOSS Patents'...
  • Oracle, RIM, Best Buy Headline Tech Earnings Thursday

    03/21/2011 1:48:48 PM PDT · by Slyscribe
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 3/21/2011 | Ed Carson
    The earnings rainy season has come and gone. For the next several weeks, it’s a virtual desert for corporate results. But on Thursday, thirsty investors can find an oasis of tech earnings. Best Buy (BBY) reports before the opening bell, and Oracle (ORCL), Research In Motion (RIMM) and Accenture (ACN) release results after the market close. These giants, some of them lumbering, will provide insight into current and future consumer and business tech spending via their various industries. Many may offer some sense of how Japan’s earthquake and tsunami will affect operations or sales.
  • Twitter, Yahoo called

    02/17/2011 9:03:23 PM PST · by ColdOne · 5 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 02/17/11 | MATT NEGRIN
    The White House has released the list of tech leaders meeting with President Obama this evening in San Francisco: • John Doerr, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers • Carol Bartz, President and CEO, Yahoo! • John Chambers, CEO and Chairman, Cisco Systems • Dick Costolo, CEO, Twitter • Larry Ellison, Co-Founder and CEO, Oracle • Reed Hastings, CEO, NetFlix • John Hennessy, President, Stanford University • Steve Jobs, Chairman and CEO, Apple • Art Levinson, Chairman and former CEO, Genentech • Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO, Google • Steve Westly, Managing Partner and Founder, The Westly Group • Mark...
  • Oops: Android contains directly copied Java code, strengthening Oracle's case (updated)

    01/21/2011 7:07:20 PM PST · by The Duke · 17 replies
    engadget.com ^ | Jan 21, 2011 | Nilay Patel
    Florian Mueller has been killing it these past few months with his analysis of various tech patent suits on his FOSSpatents blog, and today he's unearthed a pretty major bombshell: at least 43 Android source files that appear to have been directly copied from Java. That's a big deal, seeing as Oracle is currently suing Google for patent and copyright infringement in Android -- which isn't a hard case to prove when you've got 37 Android source files marked "PROPRIETARY / CONFIDENTIAL" and "DO NOT DISTRIBUTE" by Oracle / Sun and at least six more files in Froyo and Gingerbread...
  • Future of Open Source patents uncertain

    01/12/2011 11:51:40 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 2 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Wednesday, 12 January 2011 13:55 | Nick Farrell
    Proprietary deal falls through A cunning plan by the big names in proprietary software to snap up Novell's patents has fallen through leaving the future of the patents in doubt. Microsoft, Apple, Oracle and EMC had planned to create a consortium to acquire hundreds of Novell patents but now they have decided not to press ahead with it as it could get them into all sorts of anti-trust hotwater. CPTN Holdings was to jointly acquire 882 Novell patents for $442 million. The rest of Novell was to be sold to Attachmate for $2.2 billion, with that sale being conditioned upon...
  • CPTN HOLDINGS LLC is really Microsoft, Apple, EMC, and Oracle—bought 882 Novell Patents

    12/16/2010 9:53:46 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 5 replies · 1+ views
    FOSS Patents ^ | DEC 16, 2010 | BY FLORIAN MUELLER
    CPTN Holdings LLC (acquirer of 882 Novell patents): Microsoft, Apple, EMC and Oracle are the partners according to German antitrust notification Breaking news: Twitter user @VM_gville (whose account has meanwhile disappeared) pointed me to the website of the German federal antitrust authority ("Bundeskartellamt"), which discloses a merger (or more precisely, joint venture) notification filed a week ago (on 09 December 2010), according to which the four companies behind CPTN Holdings LLC -- the acquirer of 882 Novell patents -- are Microsoft, Apple, EMC, and Oracle. The product market in which the newly formed company plans to operate is defined as...
  • Microsoft SQL Server Overtaking Oracle as Primary Database Among Surveyed Technology Professionals

    09/28/2010 5:04:24 PM PDT · by WebFocus · 33 replies · 1+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | 09/28/2010
    InformationWeek Analytics, the leading service for peer-based IT research and analysis, today announced the release of its "Research: 2010 State of Database Technology" report. More than 750 business technology professionals weigh in on their database strategies. Report author Richard Winter is founder and president of WinterCorp, an independent consulting firm that specializes in the performance and scalability of data management systems. Research Summary: Our first InformationWeek Analytics State of Database Technology Survey reveals serious fault lines beneath the critically important enterprise database and data warehousing markets. The 755 business technology professionals taking part in our poll express discontent with rising...
  • Google Vs. Oracle: Microsoft Wins? (Google has sullied Java through modifications for Android?)

    09/12/2010 7:29:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    InformationWeek ^ | 09/12/2010
    Oracle, now the keeper of the Java flame through its acquisition of Sun Microsystems, has decided that Google has sullied Java through its modifications for the Android platform. For that, Google must pay, and it must pay Oracle. At least that's the way Oracle sees things. Microsoft must be laughing at this turn of events. Recall that Sun went after Microsoft in the 1990s for similar transgressions against the purity of Java. Sun's catch phrase of the hour was "Write Once, Run Anywhere". The changes Microsoft made in the Java VM allowed Java apps to access Windows-specific functionality if they...
  • Larry Ellison Responds: HP Is "Making It Virtually Impossible" For Us To Work Together

    09/08/2010 7:08:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/08/2010 | Jay Yarow
    Oracle has responded to HP's lawsuit against new hire Mark Hurd. In short, Larry Ellison is ready to fight! Here's the statement: “Oracle has long viewed HP as an important partner,” said Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. “By filing this vindictive lawsuit against Oracle and Mark Hurd, the HP board is acting with utter disregard for that partnership, our joint customers, and their own shareholders and employees. The HP Board is making it virtually impossible for Oracle and HP to continue to cooperate and work together in the IT marketplace."
  • H.P. Files Suit Against Former Chief (Top stop Mark Hurd from joining Oracle)

    09/07/2010 1:45:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/07/2010 | Ashlee Vance
    It took Hewlett-Packard less than a day to file a lawsuit against its former chief executive, Mark V. Hurd, over his decision to join its rival and partner Oracle as a co-president. H.P. filed its lawsuit on Tuesday in the Superior Court of California in Santa Clara, claiming that Mr. Hurd had breached his contract with the company. The lawsuit said that Mr. Hurd could use his intimate knowledge of H.P. and its trade secrets to aid Oracle and harm H.P. The two companies compete in the market for computer servers, storage systems and business software. Mr. Hurd resigned from...
  • Oracle hires HP's former chief Mark Hurd

    09/07/2010 7:33:09 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09/07/10 | Megan Davies and Ritsuko Ando
    Oracle hires HP's former chief Mark Hurd Credit: Reuters/Fred Prouser/Files By Megan Davies and Ritsuko Ando NEW YORK | Tue Sep 7, 2010 9:32am EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) - Silicon Valley technology giant Oracle Corp has hired Mark Hurd, the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard Co who resigned amid a scandal, as president. Hurd, a close friend of Oracle CEO Larry Ellison will replace Charles Phillips, who has resigned, Oracle said in a statement on Monday. Phillips was co-president alongside Safra Catz, who remains in her role. Ellison had slammed HP's decision to oust Hurd, calling the actions of HP's...
  • Ubuntu Founder Blasts Oracle's Java Lawsuit

    08/19/2010 10:07:16 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Internet News ^ | August 16, 2010 | Sean Michael Kerner
    Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu Linux, says Oracle's move is "going to be a significant setback for their relationship with the broader open source community." Before it was purchased by Oracle, Sun Microsystems enjoyed a strong relationship with the open source community, particularly for its Java programming language, which the company evolved over time to adapt to an open source framework. But last week Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) surprised the open source community with a patent infringement suit against Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), over the search giant's use of Java in Android, its open source mobile operating system. Datamation reports on...
  • Oracle sues Google over Android and Java

    08/13/2010 5:48:06 AM PDT · by Mr. Blonde · 8 replies
    CNET ^ | August 12, 2010 | Tom Krazit
    Two Silicon Valley heavyweights are about to reenact the Java wars: this time, in a court room. Oracle issued a press release late Thursday saying it has filed suit against Google for infringing on copyrights and patents related to Java, which Oracle acquired along with Sun Microsystems earlier this year. The terse release claimed Google "knowingly, directly and repeatedly infringed Oracle's Java-related intellectual property." A copy of the complaint, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, says that "Android (including without limitation the Dalvik VM and the Android software development kit) and devices...
  • German fans want revenge grilling of oracle octopus

    07/08/2010 9:06:57 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 8, 2010 | Erik Kirschbaum
    BERLIN - Some Germans are calling for a public roasting of the oracle octopus who correctly picked the winner of all six of their national soccer team's World Cup matches -- including a bitter defeat to Spain on Wednesday. Paul, a two-year-old octopus in a German aquarium, turned into a global celebrity for his uncanny ability to predict the winner of all Germany's matches -- even a group stage defeat to Serbia and an ousting by Spain in the semi-finals.... Not an ordinarily superstitious people, Germans became believers in Paul's possible psychic powers. The country was shocked and distraught when...
  • Ellison Won't Buy Warriors: NBC

    07/15/2010 11:29:12 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thu, Jul 15, 2010 | LORI PREUITT
    Just a day after several media sites, including this one, had Larry Ellison minutes away from a microphone to announce he was going to buy the Golden State Warriors-- came the news that the deal is off. Instead, Comcast Sports Net, the Bay Area News Group, and CNBC are reporting that Joe Lacob, managing partner at private equity firm Kleiner Perkins, and Peter Guber, chairman of Mandalay Entertainment and producer of "Batman," have won the bid for the team. Their winning bid, according to CNBC, was a record $450 million. That was apparently enough cash to cause Ellison to fold...
  • Larry Ellison Razor Close to Warriors Deal: Report

    07/14/2010 4:41:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wed, Jul 14, 2010 | JOE KUKURA
    Your long, tightwad-ownership nightmare is reportedly over, Warriors fans. The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that software tycoon Larry Ellison has won the bidding process and will soon be announced as the new owner of the Golden State Warriors. KNBR and the Chronicle are both reporting the official announcement will come by the close of business today. The dollar amount of Ellison's winning bid is not yet public, but the Oakland Tribune reports that he beat out a $350 million offer from 24-Hour Fitness owner Mark Mastrov. Ellison has long been the Bay Area's favorite obnoxious and ruthless billionaire. His...
  • Spain worried about safety of new world star Paul the Octopus

    07/08/2010 6:56:45 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Earth Times ^ | 07/08/10 | Wolfgang Dahlmann
    Spain worried about safety of new world star Paul the Octopus Posted : Thu, 08 Jul 2010 13:42:23 GMT By : Wolfgang Dahlmann Oberhausen, Germany - Paul the Octopus has turned into a global superstar revolving around the 2010 World Cup, with top political leaders in Spain even worried about the oracle mussel-eater's safety. /snip Two glass cubes are baited with mussels and marked with flags of Germany and Uruguay. The mussel Paul chooses first is viewed by his handlers as his prediction. While Spanish football supporters are in heaven about La Roja reaching their first World Cup final, politicians...
  • Is Oracle's MySQL Move Really A Threat To Microsoft? (Battle of the databases)

    05/17/2010 8:00:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies · 232+ views
    A lot of people believe that Oracle last week left no doubt that it will wield MySQL as a potent weapon to fight Microsoft for database market share. The company announced several new MySQL products at a conference in California and reaffirmed its commitment to the open-source software it acquired from Sun Microsystems earlier this year. As reported by Reuters, "In a bid to woo customers from rival Microsoft Corp, Oracle Corp will boost investment in the widely used MySQL open-source database." A ZDNet blogger said Oracle MySQL head honcho Edward Screven noted that "more customers deploy MySQL on Windows...
  • OpenOffice 3.2 Is On Tap (Open Office 3.2.0 Is Out Alert)

    02/12/2010 3:34:31 PM PST · by goldstategop · 18 replies · 589+ views
    UK Channel Register ^ | 02/12/2010 | Austin Modine
    OpenOffice 3.2 is available for download. Improvements in the latest release of the open source office suite include faster start-ups, improved compatibility with other office programs, and several new features (with special attention to the Calc spreadsheet program.) At the same time, the OpenOffice.org team is celebrating its tenth anniversary and a claimed total 300 million downloads of the office software since its initial launch. They say that just over a year since its launch, OpenOffice 3 has logged over one third of those downloads from the central server alone. (Thanks in a large part to Germans, Czechs, and Poles,...
  • A Sad Day in Cyberspace.....

    01/31/2010 6:25:17 AM PST · by SubGeniusX · 18 replies · 1,161+ views
    Sun Microsystems ^ | 1/31/01 | me
    Click Link www.sun.com sigh....
  • Billboard mistress was duped (by Obama economic advisor)

    01/24/2010 9:08:00 AM PST · by Liz · 23 replies · 1,625+ views
    NY POST ^ | 1/24/09 | By JEANE MacINTOSH and LUKAS I. ALPERT
    Obama economic advisor and Oracle tech exec Charles Phillips allegedly lied to his mistress. When they starting dating in 2001, Phillips, 50, told YaVaughnie Wilkins he was separated. Two years later, he told her the divorce had been finalized. Making $20M a year, he whisked Wilkins around the world and in 2008 moved her into an $11M San Francisco mansion, near his wife's $6M spread. Jilted Wilkins had billboards erected near Times Square and Atlanta, displaying the two lovers, and directed onlookers to a Web site which chronicles their love affair.
  • Oracle president Charles Phillips' dirty laundry hung up in Times Square (billboard displays affair)

    01/23/2010 5:23:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies · 1,067+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 1/23/10 | Patrick May
    Oracle president Charles Phillips' dirty laundry hung up in Times SquareBy Patrick May Updated: 01/23/2010 11:33:54 AM PST Their ill-fated romance seemed to cry out for a tabloid headline: TECH TITAN BURNED IN BIG APPLE BY JILTED GAL PAL After days of thickening innuendo across the Internet, Oracle co-president and Obama adviser Charles Phillips acknowledged Friday that he had had a long affair with the woman whose smiling mug was plastered beside his all week on New York City billboards. The one overlooking Times Square stretched three-stories high and featured the married former U.S. Marine captain with YaVaughnie Wilkins, a...
  • Billboards expose Oracle executive's affair

    01/23/2010 8:59:10 AM PST · by free1977free · 24 replies · 1,658+ views
    latimes.com ^ | January 23, 2010 | By Jessica Guynn
    Reporting from San Francisco - A prominent Silicon Valley executive with ties to the Obama administration has admitted to an extramarital affair after his former mistress plastered romantic pictures of the two of them on giant billboards in three major cities. "I had an 8˝-year serious relationship with YaVaughnie Wilkins," said Charles E. Phillips, co-president of Oracle Corp. and a member of President Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board. "The relationship with Ms. Wilkins has since ended, and we both wish each other well." Wilkins, a writer and actress, this week had a three-story-tall sign put up near Times Square in...