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To: QwikSand who wrote (64845)7/1/2009 8:32:43 AM
From: alydar
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That is not the way it works in corporate America though. I believe he is on the books to get a multi-million dollar package as a result of the sale. It will be interesting to see if Oracle keeps him on. I can't think of one thing he has done successfully since he was appointed to lead the company.

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From: E_K_S7/17/2009 11:24:19 AM
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Sun shareholders approve $7.4B Oracle deal

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Read more: sfgate.com

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To: E_K_S who wrote (64847)8/20/2009 9:08:12 PM
From: alydar
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HI,

1/2 way home with the U.S. Justice Department clearing the way for Oracle to purchase Sun. Now if the EU gets on board Oracle with revolutionize the IT world. Can you imagine Star Office being sold on a subscription basis on the cloud and the data can reside on a Oracle storage device or on your own device.

I can envision Oracle giving away the Netbook for the recurring subscription revenue of let's say $25 a month. With a couple hundred million Microsoft Office users out there this can add up to some real revenue:). Then there is middle ware and the new applications fusion products.

Oracle is the IT company of the future. They will be able to undercut, destroy and spit out Salesforce.com and all the rest. I cannnot wait to see this play out.

Alydar

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From: E_K_S8/30/2009 3:20:24 PM
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Oracle is likely to sell Sun's hardware business to HP
theinquirer.net

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To: E_K_S who wrote (64849)9/1/2009 2:54:05 PM
From: alydar
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E_K_S,

I saw those articles. I believe Oracle management has a solid plan if the EU ever approves the deal. I would like to see them become the "Apple" of the enterprise with Sun hardware. Maybe I am wrong about this strategy. Software is much more profitable.

Alydar

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From: QwikSand9/3/2009 6:06:59 AM
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What else is new.

--QS

Note: WSJ Online might require subscription

online.wsj.com

Technology Alert
from The Wall Street Journal

The European Commission opened an in-depth antitrust investigation into Oracle's planned $7.4 billion purchase
of Sun Microsystems. The commission said it has "serious concerns" that the deal might lead to reduced competition in the market for computer databases.

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To: alydar who wrote (64850)9/10/2009 12:01:48 AM
From: Charles Tutt
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I think the EU may have a tough time making a case. If they define the market narrowly as open source database systems, they have to deal with the low barrier to entry inherent in open source. If they define the market broadly as PC database software, then Microsoft becomes the elephant in the room. A still broader definition, such as database software generally, makes a myriad of other competitors significant.

JMHO, of course.

Charlie

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From: E_K_S10/19/2009 10:26:53 PM
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In 1986, Sun led the way for future tech giants
Did the market have the company's future pegged in the first month of trading?

marketwatch.com

From the article:"...Sun, Oracle Corp. and Microsoft Corp. all undertook IPOs within days of each other -- though Sun, the first out of the gate to go public, now appears be the first to be disappearing as an independent entity...."

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From: QwikSand10/20/2009 6:59:59 PM
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Current WSJ Bulletin as of 1400 PDT:

Sun Microsystems will eliminate up to 3,000 jobs as part of a
restructuring plan and in light of the delay in the closing of Oracle's planned $7.4 billion takeover.


--QS

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From: Sr K11/9/2009 10:14:12 PM
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Oracle rejects EU antitrust claims
By Richard Waters in San Francisco

Published: November 10 2009 01:52 | Last updated: November 10 2009 01:52

Oracle on Monday mounted a strident attack on Europe’s competition authorities as it confirmed that it had received an official objection from Brussels to its proposed $7.4bn acquisition of Sun Microsystems.

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In a statement on Monday, however, Oracle claimed the case was founded on a misunderstanding. “It is well understood by those knowledgeable about open source software that because MySQL is open source, it cannot be controlled by anyone,” it said. “That is the whole point of open source.”

ft.com

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