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Power of Information #66

This week on the Power of Information, Derek, Suzy, and I discuss Sun buying MySQL, an open source database engine. We also look at Yahoo! supporting OpenID, the “Nanoscope”, and even getting your Yahoo! Mail in your favorite email client. All this and more on this week’s Power of Information. Continue reading

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Sun to Purchase MySQL

Sun acquiring MySQL is big deal for many reasons, but the biggest reason probably has to do with the fact that this brings global support to the database engine. MySQL, is hands down one of the most popular open source database engines on the market today. Some of the most popular websites in the world are based on it (Google & Facebook comes to mind). This acquisition is just what MySQL needed to goto the next level. I for one am glad to see this happen because it gives that extra bit credibility to the software that some executives needed in order to be able to place their faith in it. Continue reading

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