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European Commission Slaps Microsoft With $1.3 Billion Fine

European Union fined Microsoft 899 million Euros for failure to comply with the EU's 2004 finding that Redmond was engaged in monopolistic practices.

Sun Plans Open Source Buying Spree, Completes MySQL Deal

Sun Microsystems today said it has completed its $1 billion acquisition of open source database vendor MySQL and will move aggressively to acquire other open source vendors.

IBM Rolls Out System z10 Mainframe, Plus Dev Tools

IBM today announced the debut of its new System z10 mainframe computer for enterprise data centers.

Lattix 4.0 Management App Adds SQL Server Support

Lattix today is offering the latest version of its large-scale management and rearchitecting solution for service-oriented architectures and complex systems.

Microsoft E-Mails Employees Regarding Yahoo Acquisition

On Friday Microsoft released an e-mail sent from Kevin Johnson, president of the Microsoft Platforms & Services Division, to employees of his department commenting on how consolidating with Yahoo might impact them and Microsoft as a whole.

.NET Developers Applaud Microsoft's Open Moves

While Microsoft's announcement yesterday that it will publish key APIs and share its communications protocols was met with skepticism by the European Commission and other critics, .NET developers we talked with welcomed the step that Redmond had defiantly resisted until now.

Microsoft Takes Bold Steps Toward Open APIs and Publishing Tech Specs

Microsoft is placing a significant emphasis on standardization and interoperability, saying it will share its APIs and release extensive documentation of its protocols.

Access Control/Authentication Management

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Microsoft Open Source Project To Enable OOXML Conversion

Microsoft today launched an open source software project on the SourceForge site, aimed at developing conversion tools that will translate Microsoft Office binary files to Office Open XML (OOXML) file formats.

UPDATED: Yahoo Seeking Deal with News Corp.

The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that Microsoft is facing another suitor for Yahoo: Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.

Gates Outlines Future of Office

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates took the wraps off a major new version of Office Live Small Business and launched a new developer program for Office Live.

Gates on Yahoo: 'You Need Scale'

Today at Microsoft's Office System Developer Conference (OSDC) in San Jose, Calif., Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates commented on what he thinks Yahoo got right -- and wrong -- just as Yahoo formally rejected the Redmond, Wash.-based company's initial offer.

Google, Microsoft, IBM, VeriSign and Yahoo Join OpenID Board

In a move that could help deliver single sign-on to the masses, Google, Microsoft, IBM, VeriSign and Yahoo have joined a consortium that backs a common federated identity specification.

Sybase Has 'Record' Year

Once left for dead, Sybase Inc. has shored up its key tools and mobile businesses, while it remains a factor in a database market dominated by Oracle, IBM and Microsoft.

Macs Vulnerable to Malware? Say It Ain't So!

IT security firm Sophos this week let the cat out of the bag, spilled the beans, and otherwise debunked the widely treasured myth that Macs are invulnerable to malware in its Security Threat Report 2008; released Tuesday.

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