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April 2009 Entries

Introducing Aidan Jacob Brust

Aidan made his debut yesterday, Wednesday, 4/29/09, weighing in at a hearty 9 lbs, 11 oz. and measuring 22 inches. His mom and brothers (as well as his dad) are doing well ......

The Oracle-Sun Deal: What it Means for Microsoft

The dictionary defines an oracle as a prophet, or someone who can divine the future. Is that an apt description of the Redwood City, California company we know so well? If Oracle can predict the future, does its $7.5 billion deal to acquire Sun Microsystems relegate Microsoft industry dominance to the past? Or is it just about a winning move in a game of one-upmanship with IBM? Emerging common wisdom (and Oracle’s own press release) says this deal enables Oracle to provide the first real competition ......