Hi all,

FYI. See link. I did read that neither Wall St nor Autonomy employees like the deal with HP...Wll street feels HP is paying 2 x more than it should and Autonomy employees feel after HP closed down Alienware, killed off webOS hardware and maybe killing off webOS they fear for their jobs....(I don't blame them for worrying about it).

Take care,

Jay

Oracle now has two punching bags on call
Commentary: The fun is only just beginning

Oracle now has two punching bags on call - MarketWatch First Take - MarketWatch

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Oracle Corp. managed to land a few jabs at its newest rival, Hewlett-Packard Co., in its conference call with analysts, making H-P its latest punching bag in addition to its usual attacks on the German software giant, SAP AG.

Oracle ORCL +3.32% Chief Executive Larry Ellison told analysts that “Autonomy was shopped to us,” Ellison said. “We thought the price was absurdly high,” a reference to the fact that Hewlett-Packard Co. HPQ +0.40% agreed to pay over $10 billion for Autonomy, an unstructured data company. See news on H-P's costly deal for Autonomy.