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Here is the full text of the letter to PeopleSoft Inc. shareholders sent today by Oracle as part of the tender offer to buy PeopleSoft's common stock filed on June 9, 2003, as amended and restated on November 3, 2004. November 18, 2004 Dear PeopleSoft stockholder: It is now time for you, PeopleSoft's stockholders, to decide whether to accept our tender offer. Oracle's best and final $24.00 per share offer for all of the outstanding shares of PeopleSoft is set to expire at midnight EST on Friday, November 19. Our offer represents a 60% premium to PeopleSoft's share price at the time of our original offer, and is above the 52-week high closing price. If a majority of PeopleSoft's outstanding shares -- approximately 188 million shares -- are not tendered, we will withdraw our offer. If we receive a majority, we will seek to have the Board, or a court, remove the final ... (more)

Ellison On Oracle-PeopleSoft Layoffs: "We're Sorry"

Ellison: PeopleSoft Products Safe Until 2013 Report From the Oracle/PeopleSoft Frontline: Alienating PeopleSoft Blood To Drip from Oracle's Axe "Pink Slip Friday" At PeopleSoft Oracle-PeopleSoft: Stress in Silicon Valley Oracle To Clinch PeopleSoft Acquisition Hard on the heels of the announcement by the current market leader in the world of business software, the German giant SAP, that it will be buying TomorrowNow Inc., a supplier of software maintenance and support services for PeopleSoft apps - Oracle-PeopleSoft's CEO Larry Ellison has been speaking to the CNBC TV channel abo... (more)

Oracle Supports AJAX With Updated Fusion Middleware

Oracle VP Ted Farrell recently spoke to SYS-CON in an exclusive recorded interview about the company's emerging AJAX strategy. In a follow-up, he answered some questions about the company's JDeveloper Release 3, which supports AJAX.. He told us that Oracle 10g Release 3 has "lots of new features, including support for building Ajax applications, (including) There are many new features and functionality. For example, our new Java Server Faces support allows developers to build applications that target a wide variety of devices such as desktop, html in the web browsers, mobile device... (more)

How to Use Google Web Toolkit with Oracle Sleepycat

This AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 West session is based on Erick Audet's real-life experience using the Google Web Toolkit (GWT) with a persistence layer handled by Sleepycat from Oracle. He will demonstrate how fast the response time can be when no middle tier persistence layer such as Hibernate is used and no SQL is needed. He will also show how easy the source code can be maintained when such a architecture is used. In comparison with Struts, this architecture does not use any configuration files and is platform independent and runs on any Java EE application server. Mixin... (more)

ORACLE BEA - Round-Up of Early Responses

(October 12, 2007) - Dana Gardner says: 'Someone had to pull the trigger, and few companies could better leverage and extend the value of BEA than...Oracle.' Jeff Schneider says: 'It is interesting to look at the list of companies that [still] didn't get acquired...The odd balls include: Sybase, Tibco, Cognos, Adobe, Citrix, BMC, Red Hat and Computer Associates. In my opinion, these companies need to find a home - and soon.' The industry is responding fast and furiously to the news that Oracle has pounced on BEA, which is hopes to acquire for just $6.6BN after eyeing it up ever s... (more)