ForgeRock, an Identity Manager, Lands $15 Million Series B

Who knew keeping track of sign-in credentials was such a big business?


GOP Taps Tech Allies to Narrow Digital Gap

The Republican Party is working with Silicon Valley investors on a venture, backed by political strategist Karl Rove, to create a digital platform for targeting voters and donors, an effort that is adding to tensions between the party’s establishment and its insurgent wings.

Oracle-Google Lawsuit Over Java Is Over (For the Moment)

Dont forget: Oracle still plans to appeal.

Video Ads + App Ads = Vungle, a Freshly Minted Start-Up With a Big Pile of Cash

A start-up that didn’t exist last fall now has a $2 million seed round.

After Testifying in Oracle-Google Trial, Scott McNealy Speaks Out

The former Sun Microsystems Chairman and CEO talks about the lawsuit between Oracle and Google over Java.

Former Sun CEO vs. Former Sun CEO in Oracle-Google Trial Over Java

Two former Sun Microsystems CEOs apparently see Google’s use of Java in the Android mobile operating system differently.

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Scott McNealy’s Wayin Gets $14M for Second-Screen Apps

Social TV app Wayin, which asks users to “weigh in” on multiple-choice questions about live television and other topics, has raised $14 million in Series B funding led by U.S. Venture Partners, bringing it to a total of $20 million raised. Whether it’s tracking tweets or rewarding check-ins, lots of competitors are doing “second screen” stuff, but Wayin’s advantage, as it tries to get onto more platforms, is its founder and chairman Scott McNealy, the former Sun CEO, and other board members like Silicon Valley legal legend Larry Sonsini, Greg Jamison of the San Jose Sharks and Hollywood producer Burt Sugarman.

Scott McNealy Has Time on His Hands — and an App for When You Do, Too

Wayin, which officially launched this week, is an app designed to allow people interested in a particular TV show or sporting event to quickly post opinions or ask questions.

Scott McNealy's Top 15 Reasons He's Surprised We're Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Web

Last night, BoomTown headed to San Francisco’s wedding-cake City Hall to attend “The 25 Years of .Com Gala,” which is honoring a quarter-century that I have been jacked into the matrix. Actually, it’s the 25th anniversary of the .com Internet domain name. And perhaps the most enjoyable blast from the past was the appearance of jeans-clad former Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy, who ably retains the title of Clown Prince of Silicon Valley.

Departing Sun Co-Founder to Employees: “Kick Butt and Have Fun!”

With European Commission approval of its $7.4 billion buyout by Oracle in hand, Sun’s leadership is saying its goodbyes. Last week, we heard from Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz, who–as I reported yesterday–will soon resign his position. Today, it’s Sun co-founder Scott McNealy who is bidding farewell. Sources close to the company tell me that he too will leave Sun following the close of Oracle’s $7.4 billion buyout. His all-hands memo to employees after the jump.

IBM Shrugs Off Econalypse

Weekend Update, 4.11.09

Sun: May the Schwartz Be With You

Vodafone Slags T-Mobile iPhone Deal

Google Threat Level Raised to Orange