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Oracle's Java Is a Smelly Fish Tank

John Pavley | Posted 03.14.2013 | Technology
John Pavley

I ran around the house this morning making sure the Java plugin was turned off in all our web browsers on all our computers. Why was I so panicked? Because the Department of Homeland Security issued a warning late this week about Java.

Former Tech Titan Launches Site To Ease Caregiving Toll

Posted 02.17.2012 | Impact

Jonathan Schwartz, former Sun Microsystems CEO, announced today the launch of his new internet startup site that works to ease the often-overwhelming ...

Why Immigrant Entrepreneurs Are High Quality Imports

Angela Haines | Posted 06.05.2011 | Business
Angela Haines

Overlooked in the recent raucous debate on illegal immigration is the powerful role of legal immigrants on both innovation and job creation.

Bill Gates Invests $35 Million In Nuclear Reactor

MarketWatch | John Letzing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates has contributed to an additional $35 million investment round for TerraPower LLC, a...

Gift Economy

Lee Schneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Schneider

What's the gift economy? In simple terms it's about giving stuff away for free without expecting anything back. Hold on, isn't everything supposed to be monetized?

The Chamber of Commerce and Climate Change

Joe Keefe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joe Keefe

The Chamber of Commerce is dead wrong on climate change, and dead wrong on cap-and-trade legislation.

Copyright Needs Limits, As It Restricts Innovation

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

Defenders of expanded copyright restrictions imply that content owners have been on a losing streak and have few tools at their disposal. Wrong.

U.S. Fights Corporate Bribes | DIONNE SEARCEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Justice Department is increasing its prosecutions of alleged acts of foreign bribery by U.S. corporations, forcing them to take costly steps to de...

The Illusion of Corporate Transparency: The Cluetrain Manifesto 10 Years Later

Andrew Cherwenka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrew Cherwenka

Ten years ago today, a hopefully prophetic obituary for the pre-internet business power structure, The Cluetrain Manifesto, was published. A decade later, in many key ways, it's still business as usual.

After IBM dalliance, Sun goes to Oracle for $7.4B

AP | JORDAN ROBERTSON and MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO — Sun Microsystems Inc.'s scramble to find a suitor landed the slumping server and software maker in the arms of Oracle Corp., whi...

Oracle, Sun Microsystems

CNN Money | Paul R. La Monica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK ( -- If the term "serial acquirer" were actually in the dictionary, it would probably be accompanied by a picture of Oracle Chie...

IBM, Sun Break Off Acquisition Talks: Report

AP | BRIAN BERGSTEIN and JORDAN ROBERTSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BOSTON — IBM Corp. withdrew its offer to buy Sun Microsystems Inc. for about $7 billion this weekend, clouding the prospects for a deal that wou...

IBM, Sun Microsystems Deal Could Shake Up Silicon Valley

Yahoo! News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO - If IBM Corp. scoops up Sun Microsystems Inc. for at least $6.5 billion in cash, as the companies are discussing, IBM would be making a...

IBM, Sun Microsystems Deal Possible, Shares Soar

AP | JORDAN ROBERTSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO — If IBM Corp. scoops up Sun Microsystems Inc. for at least $6.5 billion in cash, as the companies are discussing, IBM would be ma...

Sun Microsystems To Cut Up To 6,000 Employees, 18% Of Work Force

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO - Sun Microsystems Inc. plans to cut up to 6,000 jobs, or 18 percent of its global work force, as sales of its high-end computer serve...

Venture Capitalists Invest in Green

New York Times Magazine | Jon Gertner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

One afternoon last May in Menlo Park, Calif., a venture capitalist named Ray Lane led me from his office to the parking lot, where an automobile had b...

Google Readies Itself For Rumble With Microsoft

New York Times | STEVE LOHR, MIGUEL HELFT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A cerebral computer-scientist-turned-executive, Eric E. Schmidt has spent much of his career competing uphill against Microsoft, quietly watching it o...