Sun (NASDAQ:JAVA) announced today that they will be acquiring MySQL AB, the maker of the popular open-source database MySQL. Sun sees this as further validation of the LAMP technologies. Jonathan Schwartz (CEO of Sun) and James Gosling (father of Java) are both very excited about this. I wonder how Oracle (NASDAQ:ORCL) will view this given that Oracle already controls Berkeley DB and InnoDB, the two most popular storage backends for MySQL.
This has been a long time coming but finally the FCC has finally approved the merger of Sirius Satellite Radio with XM Satellite Radio . The combined entity is pretty much a monopoly in the satellite radio space but they are still competing with terrestrial radio. Either way, their stocks, NASDAQ:SIRI and NASDAQ:XMSR should get a good boost on Monday. Yahoo! Finance Quote for SIRI Quote for XMSR