The results and fighting from this past weekend's Carfax 250 wasn't the only NASCAR-related news in the last few days. It's not a secret that many NASCAR drivers aren't happy with the modifications made to NASCAR vehicles, often referred to as the "Car of Today" (which is sometimes abbreviated as CoT). As recently as this last Friday, famed driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. addressed NASCAR sanctioning officials pleading for further development of the so-called "CoT" as a suggestion to improve the sport in terms of drivers' use and how the drivers compete. Despite … Read more
Intel's "rock star" ads will try to show that Intel is more than just microprocessors--a theme of its broader ad campaign to launch on Monday.
One of the first Internet-based ads focuses on Ajay Bhatt, an Intel Fellow who was one of the principal engineers behind the development of USB, a crucial Intel technology used in virtually all PCs today. (Intel engineers in the ads are personified by hired actors. "Several of the engineers we're personifying confided that acting isn't within their comfort zone," said Sandra Lopez, Intel's global consumer marketing manager … Read more
A federal court judge ordered Oracle to name its settlement price in its ongoing litigation against archrival SAP over the handling of proprietary maintenance and support information for former Oracle customers who had switched over to a subsidiary of SAP.
Judge Joseph Spero on Monday ordered Oracle to give a specific dollar amount by February 13 to settle the lawsuit it filed in March 2007. Oracle previously indicated in its lawsuit that its damages were in excess of $1 billion.
SAP has until February 18 to issue a counterproposal. A settlement conference is scheduled for February 23.
The judge's … Read more
Oracle upped the ante in its lawsuit against rival SAP on Monday, claiming in an amended complaint that SAP's CEO and other top executives were aware of alleged illegal downloading of proprietary software and documents before, during, and after its acquisition of third-party support and maintenance company TomorrowNow.
The amended complaint broadens the allegations raised by Oracle in its initial lawsuit in March 2007. In that initial lawsuit, Oracle alleged that its enterprise software applications rival acquired TomorrowNow (TN) to not only woo away its PeopleSoft customers who needed maintenance and support, but to also use those customers' contracts … Read more
SAP announced Monday its third-party support and maintenance company TomorrowNow, which is embroiled in a legal battle with archrival Oracle, may be put up for sale. TomorrowNow's founder and several executives have resigned effective immediately.
SAP acquired TomorrowNow as a means to woo away maintenance and support customers from Oracle. TomorrowNow provides third-party support and maintenance for PeopleSoft and JD Edwards, two companies that Oracle acquired.
But earlier this year, Oracle filed a lawsuit against TomorrowNow and SAP, alleging the company went beyond its former customers' contracts and downloaded proprietary Oracle software and materials.
SAP and Oracle have been … Read more
OK, sports fans, here's the preliminary score in the early stages of the Oracle-SAP court battle, which got underway with a case management hearing Tuesday.
Oracle - 1, SAP AG - 2...for now.
Brief recap. Last March, Oracle filed a lawsuit against SAP AG and its wholly owned subsidiary, TomorrowNow. Oracle alleged that SAP and TomorrowNow engaged in such nefarious acts as downloading more of Oracle's proprietary software and support materials than TomorrowNow was entitled to receive, via Oracle's former customers who had signed aboard with TomorrowNow, a support and maintenance company. SAP, at the time, … Read more
SAP said it plans to formally respond by midnight (PST) Monday to Oracle's lawsuit, which claims SAP's wholly owned subsidiary TomorrowNow accessed Oracle's proprietary support and maintenance information beyond contractually allowed levels.
SAP, which has already proclaimed it will "aggressively defend itself" against its rival's lawsuit, is expected to offer a more detailed counterpoint to those allegations later today.
Oracle, which filed its claim in March and amended it in June, said SAP and TomorrowNow, which provides support services for Oracle's PeopleSoft, JD Edwards and Siebel Systems products, wooed away some … Read more