Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Apr 2012 22:11 UTC
Oracle and SUN "Oracle CEO Larry Ellison said the software maker had considered building its own smartphone to compete with Apple and Google but decided it was a 'bad idea' after a weeks-long cost and market analysis. As part of that exhaustive internal analysis, he said, Oracle had pondered at one point buying Blackberry-maker RIM and Palm." So, Larry (likely after consulting with his best friend Jobs) decided to try to extort money from Google instead - which isn't working out either. Did you analyse that, too, Larry?
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Oracle acquisitions
by mattymoo on Wed 18th Apr 2012 00:01 UTC
mattymoo
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2011-12-29

What hasn't Oracle considered buying?

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RE: Oracle acquisitions
by 1c3d0g on Wed 18th Apr 2012 01:01 in reply to "Oracle acquisitions"
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2005-07-06

Micro$oft. Now that would be an epic battle of the titans! Say what you want, but in that instance, I'm on Microsoft's side, as Oracle f*cked up more than a couple of good software companies.

Besides, Ellison is a prick, and his arrogant attitude is almost as bad as Jobs.

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RE: Oracle acquisitions
by WorknMan on Wed 18th Apr 2012 01:27 in reply to "Oracle acquisitions"
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2005-11-13

What hasn't Oracle considered buying?


LOL, I remember seeing a show called 'Most Evil', where they gave serial killers a rating on a points scale to determine how evil they were. If you used such a scale to rate tech companies, I think Oracle would be way up there.

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RE: Oracle acquisitions
by fithisux on Wed 18th Apr 2012 07:51 in reply to "Oracle acquisitions"
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2006-01-22

Merging Solaris and QNX would be a dream come true. Solaris on QNX uKernel. yummmy

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