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  • Nov. 5, 2010, 9:19 AM

    IBM's (IBM) curious decision to spend $50B in stock buybacks rather than buying out rivals such as Sun (JAVA), especially given that IBM's shares are at a near-record high, signals Big Blue considers its stock under-valued. And it seems committed to proving that statement to be true.

    | Nov. 5, 2010, 9:19 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jan. 27, 2010, 5:32 PM

    Having closed its acquisition of Sun Microsystems (JAVA), Oracle (ORCL) says it will boost R&D spending by 50%, to $4.3B, as Sun product lines are upgraded. MySQL - the open-source database that was at the heart of European antitrust objections - will maintain separate sales and distribution. And now Larry Ellison can concentrate on buying the NBA's Golden State Warriors.

    | Jan. 27, 2010, 5:32 PM
  • Jan. 27, 2010, 12:10 AM
    Notable earnings after Wednesday's close: ACF, AF, AMLN, BMC, CCI, CTXS, DRE, ETFC, EWBC, FLEX, FTNT, GMCR, ISIL, JAVA, LRCX, LSI, MUR, NE, NFLX, NSC, OI, QCOM, RYL, SYMC, TER
    | Jan. 27, 2010, 12:10 AM
  • Jan. 25, 2010, 6:15 PM
    Sun (JAVA) CEO Jonathan Schwartz apparently doesn't want to stick around for the Oracle (ORCL) acquisition. All Things Digital says he's set to resign soon.
    | Jan. 25, 2010, 6:15 PM | 1 Comment
  • Jan. 21, 2010, 5:48 AM

    EU antitrust regulators unanimously approve Oracle's (ORCL) purchase of Sun Microsystems (JAVA).

    | Jan. 21, 2010, 5:48 AM
  • Jan. 19, 2010, 9:53 AM

    The EC will likely sign off on Oracle's (ORCL) acquisition of Sun Microsystems (JAVA) this week, sources say, possibly as soon as tomorrow.

    | Jan. 19, 2010, 9:53 AM
  • Jan. 17, 2010, 4:54 PM
    MySQL creator Michael Widenius turns to China and Russia in the hopes of stonewalling Oracle's (ORCL) $7B takeover of Sun Microsystems (JAVA): "They are powerful, self-confident and open-source-friendly countries and they have every right and opportunity to do a better job on this than the EU." Widenius maintains a weak MySQL is worth about $1B/year to Oracle.
    | Jan. 17, 2010, 4:54 PM | 3 Comments
  • Dec. 14, 2009, 9:00 AM

    Premarket gainers: XTO +19%. JAVA +10%. CLDX +9%. PWR +8%. CHK +7%. SIGA +6%. TER +6%. HK +6%. UPL +5%. LUV +5%. ANDS +5%. EOG +5%. SM +5%. DVN +4%. SD +4%. COG +4%. V +4%. TKC +4%. APC +4%. KWK +4%. TQNT +4%.
    Losers: AUO -6%. EBR -6%. C -3%.

    | Dec. 14, 2009, 9:00 AM
  • Dec. 13, 2009, 6:29 PM
    MySQL creator Monty Widenius calls for help in his crusade to derail the Oracle (ORCL) / Sun Microsystems (JAVA) merger and save MySQL. "A weak MySQL is worth about one billion dollars per year to Oracle, maybe more. A strong MySQL could never generate enough income for Oracle that they would want to cannibalize their real cash cow."
    | Dec. 13, 2009, 6:29 PM
  • Dec. 9, 2009, 8:46 AM

    Microsoft (MSFT) and SAP will appear before EU regulators tomorrow to air their views on Oracle's (ORCL) plan to buy Sun Microsystems (JAVA) for $7B, sources say. The EC objected to the hook-up, saying the combination of Sun's MySQL database product and Oracle's products could squeeze competition in the database market, and is set to rule on the merger by Jan. 27.

    | Dec. 9, 2009, 8:46 AM
  • Dec. 4, 2009, 10:54 AM
    Oracle (ORCL) denies a New York Post report that says the company is "blinking" in its dispute with EU regulators over acquisition of Sun Microsystems (JAVA) and offering to "quarantine" open-source database unit MySQL, running it as a separate business. "Completely untrue," says an Oracle spokeswoman. JAVA was up as much as 6%; now +2.1%.
    | Dec. 4, 2009, 10:54 AM
  • Dec. 4, 2009, 9:00 AM

    Premarket gainers: BIG +13%. SNV +10%. LDK +10%. MRVL +9%. RDN +6%. GT +6%. JAVA +6%. AKAM +5%. RMBS +5%. SEED +5%. STEM +5%. PMI +4%. SOLF +4%. ID +4%. MTG +4%. RF +4%.
    Losers: TTWO -31%. SWHC -14%. GSS -8%. REG -5%. WES -5%. NG -4%.

    | Dec. 4, 2009, 9:00 AM
  • Dec. 2, 2009, 8:51 AM

    Sun Microsystems’ (JAVA) server sales continue to crater as it lies in limbo while regulators ponder a deal with Oracle. Sun's market share fell to 7.5% in Q2, down a full two points from a year ago (IDC's server tracker). Windows (MSFT) server sales were $4.5B (-12.8%), good for 43% of the pie; Linux revenue was $1.5B (-12.6%), giving it 14.8% of the market.

    | Dec. 2, 2009, 8:51 AM
  • Nov. 30, 2009, 2:26 PM
    Dana Blankenhorn at ZDNet can think of only one reason Larry Ellison (ORCL) is fighting so hard for MySQL (JAVA): to bury it. He explains Wall Street's aversion (with notable exceptions: GOOG, IBM, MSFT, RHT) to open source: "Wall Street has only one concept of value, namely something it can exploit, sell stock on, take fees on. Open source doesn't fit the mold, so Wall Street figures it's worthless."
    | Nov. 30, 2009, 2:26 PM
  • Nov. 10, 2009, 8:20 AM

    The U.S. Justice Department, which has already signed off on the ORCL/JAVA combo, reiterated that the merger is "unlikely to be anticompetitive." Oracle, meanwhile, said the acquisition "does not threaten to reduce competition in the slightest," adding that the EC's concerns "reveal a profound misunderstanding of both database competition and open source dynamics."

    | Nov. 10, 2009, 8:20 AM
  • Nov. 10, 2009, 8:14 AM

    EU antitrust authorities formally object to Oracle's (ORCL) proposed $7.4B takeover of Sun Microsystems (JAVA) on concerns Oracle ownership of Sun's MySQL database software would reduce competition. The move doesn't necessarily mean the EU will reject the deal, but should delay the process.

    | Nov. 10, 2009, 8:14 AM | 1 Comment