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Trip Report: Arizona in April

- is lovely. Stark brown scrubby hills surrounding the city of Phoenix -- which stretches onforever. I will definitely go back to climb some of those hills someday, if I can convincemyself that the scorpions and rattlers are more afraid of me than I of them.I attended...

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Surprise! Oracle buys Sun

It hit the wires this morning: Oracle has agreed to pay $9.50 a share for Sun, a transactionthe companies have valued at $5.6 billion, excluding Sun's cash and debt. The deal givesOracle the ability to sell hardware as well as its database technology -- and perhaps...

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WSJ says venture capital at 11-year low

The Wall Street Journal today has a bunch of stats related to investment by venture firmsover the last several months. A quick summary: In Q1 2009, VCs invested only half asmuch as a year ago -- still close to $4 billion but the lowest amount since 1998. Thenumber of...

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Dassault Systèmes reports a tough Q1

Dassault Systèmes reported that Q1 revenue was around EU310 million, far lower than theearlier target of EU325 million to EU335 million. Said CEO Bernard Charlès in a preparedstatement, "Revenue grew a modest 1% year-over-year, as the business environment,...

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Intel thinks we’ve bottomed out

Earnings season is slowly starting. No, Intel is not a PLM company, but it is an importantindicator of global demand. Intel today reported first quarter revenue of $7.1 billion, operatingincome of $670 million and net income of $647 million. The net is far higher than...

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Solidworks cares about displaced workers, too!

SolidWorks announced that it is giving back to loyal users and helping them hone theirskills as they face tough competition in the job market. Originally mentioned at SolidWorksWorld in February but activated this week, SolidWorks' Engineering Stimulus Packageoffers a...

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Take-aways from Autodesk Investor Day

I was unable to listen to the entire day, but found the following particularly interesting:- Autodesk is trying to help its channel partners make it to the other end of the recession, inpart by reducing the inventory they have to hold in order to remain authorized....

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