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  • The True Objective Of The iPhone 5C [View article]
    there is no iphone 5 to be bought ;-( There is no choice. Either you go for the free 4S or the cheap 5C or the more expensive 5S with not much difference from a 5. I was actually waiting for the 5S to come out, so that I could by the 5 at a discounted price, as I am not a fan boy, and do not need to latest bells and whistles, but now, I am going to explore the android options, as I am NOT buying a fricking plastic phone for that kind of money.
    Sep 10, 2013. 08:46 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "An enormous amount of [Oracle's] tenured salesforce has left," reports JMP's Pat Walvarens, citing company sources. Meanwhile, an Oracle (ORCL) salesperson tells BI "hundreds of people are leaving each quarter," and that the company's decision to issue hardware quotas to salespeople specializing in software has bred frustration. Also, a former Oracle salesperson declares "Oracle has a horrible reputation in the tech sales circles." Oracle is coming off two straight quarters of revenue misses; the company partly blamed sales execution for its FQ3 miss, but insisted execution improved in FQ4[View news story]
    Mark Hurd ? I lived some dark years with this guy at the helm.
    Jul 8, 2013. 10:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • H-P (HPQ) wants a whopping $4B in damages from Oracle (ORCL) over the software giant's decision to discontinue support for Intel's Itanium server CPUs. Look for H-P to point to its plummeting high-end server sales (-24% Y/Y in FQ1) as evidence of the damage Oracle caused. Look for Oracle, which resumed supporting Itanium after a judge ordered it to, to argue demand for "Itanic" was diving anyway as enterprises embraced x86 servers, and that Intel's own commitment to the platform is lukewarm[View news story]
    Oracle must pay the piper
    Mar 19, 2013. 03:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment