Every day, the Fortune staff spends hours poring over tech stories, posts, and reviews from all over the Web to keep tabs on the companies that matter. We've assembled the day's most newsworthy bits below.Facebook topped expectations at their media event yesterday -- they didn't just launch an email service, but a revamped Messaging app that fuses email, SMS, IM and Facebook chat. All communications between two people, regardless of format, MORE JP Mangalindan, Writer - Nov 16, 2010 6:00 AM ET
Every day, the Fortune staff spends hours poring over tech stories, posts, and reviews from all over the Web to keep tabs on the companies that matter. We've assembled the day's most newsworthy bits below.Those of you jonesing to get the latest tech news as it happens can sign up for the "Today in Tech" newsletter. So get to it!
Playing catch up with Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft's leading web-based email clients, Aol MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Nov 15, 2010 6:00 AM ET
Every day, the Fortune staff spends hours poring over tech stories, posts, and reviews from all over the Web to keep tabs on the companies that matter. We've assembled the day's most newsworthy bits below.
Surprise, naysayers! Microsoft posted a record first quarter: $5.41 billion in earnings and $16.2 billion in revenue -- in particular, sales were up 25%. CFO Peter Klein said in a statement that it was an exceptional MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 29, 2010 8:11 AM ET
The latest act between the feuding companies is just as baffling as the preceding ones. What exactly does Larry Ellison have up his sleeve?
"Larry Ellison does everything he does for a reason."
That's what someone who knows Ellison but didn't know his intentions said to me the day the Oracle CEO wrote an inflammatory email to the New York Times, mocking the board of Hewlett-Packard for ousting Mark Hurd as CEO. MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Oct 27, 2010 2:49 PM ET
A round-up of the companies, deals, and trends that made headlines.
CIOs are under pressure to allow personal devices into their enterprise IT departments. Companies that treat this change as an opportunity rather than a threat are more likely to win.
By Gary Kovacs, senior vice president at Sybase
When Henry Ford introduced the Model T in 1908, the speed limit in most places -- provided you were outside city limits -- was just 20 miles per hour (in town, it was usually MORESep 1, 2010 7:00 AM ET
Dave Duffield is back in a cubicle after building PeopleSoft into a giant, then losing it in a brutal takeover battle with Larry Ellison. How at 70 he's planning his return -- and his IPO.
David Duffield has earned a comfortable retirement; over the course of his nearly 70 years he's started several companies, helped define today's business software market, and become a billionaire. But you won't find him MOREJon Fortt - Apr 6, 2010 7:00 AM ET
Undoing the dupe: A way out of your Big Software contracts
By Roger Burkhardt, CEO, Ingres
(Last month Burkhardt wrote about how Big Software companies lock customers into restrictive software licensing agreements and continue to raise prices, even during tough economic times. Here Burkhardt offers some tips for effectively renegotiating contracts with your current Big Software suppliers.)
For decades now many of us in corporations have been paying loads of money to work MORENov 5, 2009 9:45 AM ET
How enterprise software giants separate you from more of your company's money
By Roger Burkhardt, CEO, Ingres
Here's how the software business really works: A software company charges your firm an enormous upfront licensing fee and locks you into escalating costs for decades to come, often using a set of hardball tactics.
But with the growing popularity of pay-as-you-go and subscription-based software and services, the old way is being exposed for the MOREOct 23, 2009 11:00 AM ET
Oracle's Ellison gives the tech world a topic. Discuss among yourselves.
Does Microsoft matter? That's the question the noted Microsoft (MSFT) hater and Oracle (ORCL) CEO Larry Ellison found himself answering at a Silicon Valley event Monday night. The short answer, as Jon Fortt reported here, was yes.
The longer version of his answer on the one hand shows Ellison as the old zen master that he is, making a backhanded MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Sep 23, 2009 6:50 AM ET
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