Time zone database has new home after lawsuit

The organization in charge of the Internet's address system is taking over a database widely used by computers and websites to keep track of time zones around the world.

Microsoft's cloud computing system is growing up

(AP) -- Microsoft Corp. leads its industry in part because a vast army of outside computer programmers design software that only runs on its Windows operating system. Now, the company is fighting to keep those programmers ...

Oracle CEO: about 1,000 layoffs planned for Sun

(AP) -- Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison cheered the closing of his company's $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems on Wednesday, vowing that Sun will immediately add to Oracle's profits. He said layoffs won't be as ...

Battle begins in business-software square-off

A battle between two of the world's biggest makers of business software hinges on the value of a trove of millions of stolen customer-support documents.

Oracle names ex-HP CEO Mark Hurd co-president

(AP) -- Oracle Corp. has hired former Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO Mark Hurd to help lead the database software maker in a pivotal moment in Oracle's 33-year history as it tries to muscle in on more of HP's turf.

Apotheker a no-show in Oracle-SAP trial

(AP) -- An industrial espionage trial between Oracle Corp. and SAP AG, two of the world's biggest business software makers, didn't feature after all the testimony of one of its most anticipated witnesses.

HP's 3Com takeover marks a shot at Cisco

(AP) -- Hewlett-Packard Co.'s $2.7 billion takeover of 3Com Corp. is a shot at networking leader Cisco Systems Inc. - and a sign of how old relationships are being frayed by a flurry of maneuvers by technology heavyweights.

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