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Submission + - Microsoft China Borrows from Plurk (plurk.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Microsoft China recently released it's Juku service in asia which they are touting as a local innovation. In reality, the site appears to be a blatant copy Plurk, a micro-blogging site that has become very popular in asia.
Oracle

Submission + - BEA acquired for US$8.5B by Oracle (placidthoughts.com)

ken_nyc writes: "Oracle finally ate its words and offered a higher amount than the initial 6.5B to acquire BEA Systems for a new 8.5B deal. So much for Oracle conFusion and Larry Ellison's "If we made another offer [for BEA], the price would be lower," ... "Clearly the $17 price seems too high today. It seems unlikely anyone will want to buy them now. ... If their goal was to stay independent, I think they're doing a good job.". Here's a take on the deal..."
United States

Submission + - 9/11/07: General Strike (strike911.org)

An anonymous reader writes: 'A general strike has been proposed for 9/11/07 in the USA. No work, school or shopping. The General Strike is a national call to action, from citizens to other citizens. It is not about a single issue. It is not an anti-war protest, a civil rights protest, an election fraud protest. It is not about torture, surveillance, corporate media, the 9/11 coverup, or the environment. This strike is about all these issues and more.' At the time of submitting, there are 4786+3374 diggs and 3783 members in the facebook group.
Mozilla

Thunderbird to Leave Mozilla Foundation 239

An anonymous reader writes "MozillaZine is reporting that Mozilla Thunderbird is to move to a 'new separate organizational setting' as the Mozilla Foundation focuses more and more on Mozilla Firefox. Citing a blog post by Chief Lizard Wrangler Mitchell Baker, MozillaZine outlines the three possibilities for Thunderbird that are being considered: 'one is to create a entirely new non-profit, which would offer maximum independence for Thunderbird but is organisationally complex. A second option is to create a new subsidiary of the Mozilla Foundation for Thunderbird, which would keep the Mozilla Foundation involved but may mean that Thunderbird continues to be neglected in favour of Firefox. A final option is to recast Thunderbird as community project, similar to SeaMonkey, and set up a small independent services and consulting company to continue development. However, there are concerns over how the Thunderbird product, project and company would interact'. Lead Thunderbird developer Scott MacGregor favours the third option."

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