The New York Post recently reported
that Larry Ellison, the Oracle CEO, offered a compromise to EU regulators. Oracle denied the repor
a few hours later. The Post cited two unnamed sources that said
Ellison was open to creating a "separate entity" to house MySQL within
the Oracle-Sun conglomerate. The report said Oracle wanted to get the
deal completed before a hearing on December 10th. One of the sources
said Oracle backed out of its plans to fight the EU because it was "the
only way to get the deal done." I bet Sun stockholders wish the report
The Android developers page just announced
that Android 2.0.1 is now available. The minor platform release
includes some API changes, bug fixes, and framework modifications.
Developers can download
this release right now as a component for the Android SDK.
Less than a day after Microsoft released its shiny new Bing Maps
service, the search engine went down
for at least 45 minutes. The Bing blog issued a statement
afterwards saying the outage was caused by "a configuration change
during some internal testing that had unfortunate and unintended
consequences." The change rollback is what took so long. Imagine what
would happen to the world if Google went down for 45 minutes.
IBM has been hired
by the Vietnamese Ministry of Science and Technology to build a cloud
for the government in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon). The cloud
will be used to centralize city officials' email systems and websites.
Quang Trung Software City (QTSC) is the Vietnamese company that will
collaborate with IBM on the project.
The top link in the last 24 hours has a juicy preview of JavaFX's next version. "JavaFX 1.3 Leakage at Devoxx 2009"
covers Richard Bair and Jasper Potts' presentation explaining of how to use the JavaFX Task API (introduced in JavaFX
1.2) and exposing some of the planned JavaFX 1.3 controls.