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Software Revenue Rose 4.8% Last Year

Software Revenue Rose 4.8% Last Year

By Sean Patterson March 31, 2014

The PC market is in a funk, with PC manufacturers scrambling to find a way to make desktop and notebook PCs relevant within the new reality of mobile tablets and smartphones. That doesn’t mean, however, that the software companies providing …

Oracle Says It's Making Progress On Java Security Oracle Says It's Making Progress On Java Security

Java became somewhat of a punching bag in the security researcher community earlier this year after numerous vulnerabilities were found in the software. After what must have been an embarrassing few months, Oracle announced in June that it would make …

'Billionaire and the Mechanic' Author Talks @ Google 'Billionaire and the Mechanic' Author Talks @ Google
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Journalist Julian Guthrie and Oracle engineer Joseph Ozanne recently participated in an At Google Talk discussing Guthrie’s book The Billionaire and the Mechanic: How Larry Ellison and a Car Mechanic Teamed Up to Win Sailing’s Greatest Race, The America’s Cup. …

Oracle Will Make Java Security A Priority Oracle Will Make Java Security A Priority

To say Java is vulnerable to exploits would be the understatement of the year. In the first two months of 2013, the software was hit with three zero-day exploits. Oracle eventually fixed all of these exploits, but Oracle should have …

You Might Want To Just Keep Java Disabled You Might Want To Just Keep Java Disabled
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Oracle has had a busy 2013 so far as it has scrambled to fix dangerous zero-day exploits found in its Java browser plugin. The company will have no rest, however, as security researchers have found more exploits. Security research firm …

Oracle To Acquire Acme Packet For $2.1 Billion Oracle To Acquire Acme Packet For $2.1 Billion

Oracle has entered into an agreement to acquire Acme Packet, a session delivery network solutions company, for $29.25 per share in cash in a deal worth $2.1 billion. Oracle President Mark Hurd had this to say about the deal: “The …

UK Government To Make Major Investment In Oracle ERP UK Government To Make Major Investment In Oracle ERP

The British Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) will invest somewhere between £250 and £750 million in an Oracle shared services ERP platform, which will reportedly be opened up to other government departments. This is a consolidation effort, to get things …

Java Patch Didn't Fix Everything Java Patch Didn't Fix Everything

Microsoft and Oracle both released patches this week for zero-day exploits found in Internet Explorer 8 and Java. If you still use Internet Explorer 8 or below, you should probably download the fix available via Windows Update. As for Java, …

Java Hit With Another Zero-Day Exploit Java Hit With Another Zero-Day Exploit
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2012 was not a good year for Oracle. After losing a major lawsuit against Google, the company had to deal with a dangerous zero-day exploit that was found in Java. It fixed the problem, but a new exploit is always …

Oracle Nabs Eloqua For $871 Million Oracle Nabs Eloqua For $871 Million

Oracle announced today that it has purchased software maker Eloqua for about $871 million. Eloqua provides cloud-based marketing automation and revenue performance management solutions, and Oracle says its “modern marketing cloud” ensures that “every component of marketing” helps to drive …

Will OpenJDK Ever Come To Android? Will OpenJDK Ever Come To Android?
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It’s no secret that Android apps are built on a customized version of Java. That being said, some Java developers haven’t made the jump to Android because they would have to rewrite their apps. Is there anything they can do? …

Oracle Acquires Instantis, Adds It To Primavera Oracle Acquires Instantis, Adds It To Primavera

Oracle announced today that it has acquired Instantis, a provider of cloud-based and on-premis project portfolio management solutions. The company will combine Instantis with its Primavera and Fusion Applications. Users will be able to track and report on enterprise strategies, …

Yet Another Java Exploit Discovered Yet Another Java Exploit Discovered

It’s been quite a hard month for Oracle’s Java. First, back in late August the Java browser plug-in was found to be vulnerable to an exploit that could make all PCs using browsers with the Java plug-in installed open to …

Oracle Posts 2% Decline In Revenue Oracle Posts 2% Decline In Revenue

Oracle posted its fiscal 2013 Q1 earnings report on Thursday. While profits were up 15%, revenues were down 2% to $8.2 billion, though GAAP new software licenses and cloud software subscriptions were up 5% to $1.6 billion. Non-GAAP new software …

FairSearch Adds Oracle, Nokia And Allegro Group FairSearch Adds Oracle, Nokia And Allegro Group

The FairSearch Coalition, initially made up of travel sites who sought to get Google’s deal with ITA Software blocked by regulators last year, continues to grow, despite Google’s apparently strengthening argument against those who find its business anti-competitive. New to …

Oracle Acquires SelectMinds, Launches More Products Oracle Acquires SelectMinds, Launches More Products

Oracle announced that it is acquiring cloud-based talent sourcing app maker SelectMinds. The company’s apps provide tools for businesses in recruiting, hiring, and employee social connections. “Recruiting candidates through employee referrals is widely acknowledged as the most effective method to …

Paid Bloggers Not An Issue In Google Oracle Case Paid Bloggers Not An Issue In Google Oracle Case

In August, a federal court in California said Google failed to comply with an order to disclose the names of individuals that have talked about the the company’s ongoing legal battle with Oracle, and have received payment from Google. Eventually, …