JAVA

What Corporate Computing Could Soon Look Like

Enterprise computing and consumer electronics are starting to converge. Special-use devices with integrated software, memory and storage are set to take off -- perhaps led by database giant Oracle, which now owns the Java programming language.

EU Approves $7.4 Billion Oracle-Sun Merger

The European Union has spoken. The EU's support of Oracle Corp.'s $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems Thursday didn't come as a big surprise but it is no doubt a key moment for the industry -- especially for Sun, the fourth largest maker of server computers.