November 8, 2011
Oracle interested in HP’s WebOS: Why it’s not so nuts On ZDNet, Larry Dignan gives a few reasons why it’s not a crazy idea. “Oracle is trying to sue Google into oblivion for Android. Oracle wants billions from Google and a trial has been pushed off until 2012. A purchase of WebOS would give Oracle more patents that could be used as ammo in that lawsuit,” he writes. What’s your opinion?
Best Buy UK spent £200m on failed megastores On The Register, Paul Kunert reports on the closures. “In half year results for CPW, Best Buy UK made EBIT losses of £46.7m, compared to £28.8m in the year-ago period. The JV is expected to post another loss of up to £30m as the operation is shuttered by the end of the year,” he writes. What’s your opinion?
snom adds new VoIP phones for SMB partners, customers On The VAR Guy, the author reports on the new phones. “Snom’s two new phones – known as the 720 and 760 – are VoIP business phones that snom has designed to be cost effective and feature rich, the company claims. The 720 is a more basic phone, with an array of buttons and a small gray-scale screen, while the 760 is a higher-level device, with a bigger color screen that provides a multitude of functions,” he writes. What’s your opinion?