MySQL's Former Owner Can't 'Save' It After Selling It
Monty Widenius continues his campaign to save MySQL from falling into Oracle's possession with a script that would have been suitable, perhaps, for the Perils of Pauline. The whole problem with "saving" MySQL at this point is that its most outspoken defenders chose to sell it to Sun, a firm on the brink of collapse.
Google AdMob Buy Opposed
Consumer groups said the acquisition would diminish competition in mobile advertising and raise privacy concerns.
Verizon Defends Cancellation Fees
The largest U.S. carrier said doubling its early termination fee was necessary to reduce consumers' costs for sophisticated devices like the Storm 2 or Motorola Droid.
5 Predictions For Government IT In 2010
Government agencies will continue to struggle with cybersecurity, while making strides in transparency and cloud computing. There will also be new pushes for accountability and IT procurement reform.
FCC Preparing Broadband Plan
A tight supply of broadband spectrum and the use of set-top boxes for Internet connections are just two of the matters the commission is working to address.
MySQL Campaign Heats Up
The open source database's author urges users to object to deal that would give Oracle ownership of MySQL.
Work Visas Back On Congressional Agenda
The Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America's Security and Prosperity Act of 2009 would make it easier for foreigners with advanced degrees from U.S. universities to get green cards.
Oracle Mobilizing MySQL Users
The European Commission investigation into Oracle's acquisition of Sun is turning into a political dogfight as MySQL users are writing letters supporting and opposing the deal.
Data.gov Heads For Overhaul
The government is looking to make significant improvements to its open data repository, adding features for developers and consumers and prodding agencies to participate.
VA Eyes Sweeping Tech Initiative
Veterans Affairs is seeking input on a proposed IT contract that would cover the "entire spectrum" of systems and applications.
U.S. Health IT Office Reorganizes
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has reorganized into groups including a Chief Privacy Officer.
FCC To Catalog White Space Spectrum
The federal agency is requiring white-space devices to be able to check an online database that identifies which spectrum is available in a given market.