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Video: Oracle changes tech landscape with Sun acquisition

Senior Editor Sam Diaz shares his thoughts on Oracle's recent $7.4 billion purchase of Sun Microsystems. He says Oracle is positioning itself to come in as a one-stop player, complete with business hardware and business software.

Senior Editor Sam Diaz shares his thoughts on Oracle's recent $7.4 billion purchase of Sun Microsystems. He says Oracle is positioning itself to come in as a one-stop player, complete with business hardware and business software. The deal could also help spur other tech mergers to keep pace with the likes of Oracle

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iqbalhalani
iqbalhalani

After Peoplesoft etc etc, this is just Oracle trying to further its monopoly - the only reason US Regulators are looking the other way is it will be a US monopoly (like Microsoft) with extra bucks for American exports. You can be sure the EU (and China and India) will intervene and try to cut out this kind of monopolistic ambitions. In the long run of course there will be competitors who will offer the same service at a much cheaper price.