Amazon.com acquires Lexcycle, maker of e-book app Stanza

Amazon.com now owns Lexcycle, maker of iPhone e-book app Stanza. Stanza, which is free, allows users to read more than 100,000 books and newspapers that mostly formatted in open standard format ePub. Hopefully, Amazon does not change its free status, but instead builds on it and potentially integrates it into Kindle.

Oracle to buy Sun Microsystems

In what seems to be a rather bizarre marriage, Oracle will snap up Sun for approximately $7 billion after IBM declined to up their bid. Oracle is primarily a software company and this will be a huge foray into hardware for them, although they will get Sun’s operating systems, Java and other software assets. Unfortunately,… Continue reading Oracle to buy Sun Microsystems