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Oracle ordered to pay HP 3 billion in Itanium case

first_imgA California jury ordered Oracle Corp (ORCL.N) to pay Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Co (HPE.N) $3 billion in damages in a case over HP’s Itanium servers, an Oracle spokeswoman said on Thursday.Oracle said it would appeal the verdict.The Itaniuum processor is made by Intel Inc (INTC.O).Oracle decided to stop developing software for use with HP’s Itanium-based servers in 2011, saying that Intel made it clear that the chip was nearing the end of its life and was shifting its focus to its x86 microprocessor.But HP said it had an agreement with Oracle that support for Itanium would continue, without which the equipment using the chip would become obsolete.In the first phase of trial in 2012, Santa Clara Superior Court Judge James Kleinberg ruled that there had been a contract. The jury on Thursday decided damages.”HP is gratified by the jury’s verdict, which affirms what HP has always known and the evidence overwhelmingly showed,” John Schultz, executive vice president and general counsel of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, said in an e-mailed statement, saying that Oracle’s decision to stop the software development “was a clear breach of contract.”In a statement, Oracle general counsel Dorian Daley said the company had been providing all its latest software for Itanium servers since Kleinberg’s decision.”Now that both trials have concluded, we intend to appeal both today’s ruling and the prior ruling,” Daley said.last_img read more

Naomi Wadler and Safe Shores Team Up To Donate Clothes to Abused

Naomi Wadler and Safe Shores Team Up To Donate Clothes to Abused

first_imgBy Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.comAt 12 years old, Naomi Wadler, who hit the world stage when she rocked the nation with her speech at the March for Our Lives last year, is working to make waves for her peers near and far- most recently with the District’s Children’s Advocacy Center, Safe Shores.On April 6 Wadler gathered some of her closest friends to volunteer for Safe Shores’ seasonal clothing switch, which stocks several rows of brand-new clothes folded by size for children affected by abuse in D.C.Safe Shores Family Advocacy Manager Sharde McConnell, activist Naomi Wadler, and Safe Shores Executive Director Michele Booth Cole and Wadler’s friends who helped her swap out Safe Shores’ clothing. (Courtesy Photo)“On average each year, Safe Shores gives more than 300 colorful new duffle bags filled with new outfits, undergarments and toiletries to our clients to not only take care of a basic need but also to show our clients they matter,” said Michele Booth Cole, executive director of Safe Shores.“Our clothing closet is a big deal and so is Naomi, an extraordinary young voice for children,” Cole added.Wadler spoke with the AFRO about her work with Safe Shores and her excitement about the collaboration.“Safe Shores is just a safe spot for so many kids who have been through violent incidents and who don’t really have a great support system- they can go to Safe Shores and they can just be surrounded with people who can help them through whatever they’re going through.  And I thought that was a great message and great mission. And it’s something that we should all pay attention to,” Wadler told the AFRO.The 12-year-old already collaborated with KIDBOX, from which she donated new clothes.  Her collaboration with KIDBOX led to her line, “Kind is the New Cool.”“I always have noticed when people don’t treat other people like people.  They treat them as objects or less than human, and I really don’t understand that and that’s always been something that I’ve not agreed with,” she said. “So I said, ‘I believe in being kind to other people and being, in general, just a good person and doing what’s right when nobody is standing with you.  So, I just said, ‘Kind is the New Cool,’ because it was kind of catchy, and I never created a t-shirt before.”Her work with KIDBOX allowed for her to donate new clothes and present a check to Safe Shores.“Raising $10,000 worth of clothing for Safe Shores is such a big thing and I’ve never really done anything like it,” Wadler explained about her work with KIDBOX and Safe Shores.  “And it’s really rewarding, and overall it’s going really well and I didn’t expect the t-shirts to sell as well the way they did. And it matters that we are helping the kids at Safe Shores and the we’re helping the non-profits to assist the kids.”last_img read more

Hip Headset

first_img 1 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. November 14, 2008 Aliph Jawbone 2 Bluetooth headset CNET’s rating: 8.7 Excellent The good: The Aliph Jawbone 2 (from $105) is a fashionable Bluetooth headset with a comfortable fit and an array of noise-canceling and voice-enhancement technologies that result in amazing sound quality. The bad: The Aliph Jawbone 2 doesn’t have a volume rocker, and the LED light is located directly on top of the Talk button. The bottom line: Despite its quirks, the Aliph Jawbone 2 is quite possibly the ultimate Bluetooth headset in terms of design and sound quality.  Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now »last_img read more