Two anonymous sources "with knowledge of the matter" told Reuters
that Oracle asked for a hearing with the European Commission, which will take place December 10th. This could mean that Oracle finally plans to address the EU's concerns about MySQL and the database market. Oracle previously criticized
the EU's investigation, calling it a "profound misunderstanding" of open source and competition in the database market. 59 US Senators recently put pressure
on the EU to wrap up its investigation.
Google recently gave
users a new way to confirm their identities on certain websites. The URL of a user's Google Profile is now an OpenID, which means that someone with a Google Profile can confirm their identity on any website that supports OpenID. Just paste the URL when the site asks for your OpenID and you'll be sent to Google where you confirm the request. Previously, users would have to deal with a more cumbersome URL
to access their Google Open ID. To find your own Google Profile URL, go here
Salesforce.com recently partnered
with CA and BMC Software to enhance the Force.com cloud computing platform. The Agile Planner
will help reduce time-to-market by giving users visibility and control over development initiatives. Customers will be able to accelerate Salesforce CRM deployment within their organization. The inclusion of BMC software is aimed at addressing customer demand for critical service desk function, which includes inventory management and self-service.
The New York Times continues to market its digital subscriptions by offering
a $100 discount on the Samsung Go
netbook for people who order a one year subscription to the Times Reader
2.0. The subscription costs $179.40 and the Samsung Go comes with the
Reader preinstallled. The deal will be available through March 2010.
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