Can Oracle-Sun be successful in an age of "good enough" hardware? Or will the company pull the ripcord on the hardware business in the near future?
After intense antitrust investigation focused on the MySQL database, the European Commission gives an official OK for Oracle to acquire Sun Microsystems.
Though regulators have until late January to make their decision, sources close to both companies say they expect approval this week.
Oracle is set to meet with European Commission regulators to make its case for its acquisition of Sun Microsystems.
The full text of Mårten Mickos' letter to European Commissioner for Competition, Neelie Kroes, encouraging the approval of Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems.
Regulators opens antitrust probe into pending merger, citing concerns that the deal may hinder competition in the database market.
The Department of Justice wants more time to consider Oracle's proposed acquisition of Sun Microsystems, but Oracle is confident the deal will still go through without problem.
Speaking to reporters in Moscow, Microsoft's CEO said he'll have to ponder this one. Also, a source says that IBM was still interested in Sun and was blindsided by Oracle.
CNET News' Stephen Shankland examines Monday's blockbuster acquisition announcement and what it might mean for the combined company, as well as its customers.
The Oracle v. Google case is about copyright, patents, and the intricacies of the open-source world. But it's also about Oracle trying to get a do-over for decisions made by Sun's executive management.