Salesforce Names Former Oracle Exec Keith Block President and Vice Chairman

Baaaalllllooooooow-ing into a new gig.
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Apple Says It, Too, Was Attacked by Hackers

The Macs at Apple and elsewhere were compromised due to a vulnerability in Java, Apple said, adding that it appears none of its data was compromised.
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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison: Dog Fight in the Cloud

Oracle’s always outspoken founder speaks.
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Rebekah Brooks Charged in Hacking Case

Prosecutors in the U.K. charged the former head of News Corp.’s British newspaper unit, Rebekah Brooks, with conspiring to obstruct justice, marking the first charges filed in a wide-ranging criminal investigation into wrongdoing at the U.S. media company’s British tabloids.

Still Stuck: Oracle-Google Trial Jury Has NO Partial Verdict

The jury still can’t decide and will be back next week.
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Kepler 22-B: Earth 2.0 for Future Facebook Friending?

Hey geeks, the comics might have been right about Counter-Earth!
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Why Today Is a Very Good Day to Update Java on Your Computer

A nasty security vulnerability in Java is likely to cause headaches at large companies with lots of PCs, because installing a fix takes a lot of time.
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Former Sun CEO Schwartz Joins Board of Moxie Software

Jonathan Schwartz, the CEO who saw Sun Microsystems through to its acquisition by Oracle, isn’t sitting still. He has taken three board seats and runs a health-focused start-up.
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Intellectual Ventures Joins the Mobile Patent War, Suing Motorola Mobility

The patent amassing firm, which was started by former Microsoft executive Nathan Myhrvold, said it has filed a patent infringement suit after Motorola refused to license its intellectual property.
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In First Interview Since Joining Oracle, Hurd Talks Hardware

In his first interview since joining Oracle, Mark Hurd talks about that company’s surprising strength in Europe and the plans for its relatively new hardware business.
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Oracle Beats Q2 Earnings Forecasts

Sun Boosts Oracle Profits

AOL Poaches Another Google Exec

Sun CEO: Parting Is Such Tweet Sorrow

Apple’s Killer Quarter