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Related Links: Breaking News: $92 Million Settlement in Kodak-Sun Java Patents Case Sun Microsystems is hitching a ride with MTV. The pairing of Sun and MTV is part of a marketing sponsorship with the video music broadcaster, designed to introduce students to a range of Java Powered products. The emphasis, Sun said, is to be on the recreational and fun aspects of technology. Students will very likely be given media players and other gadgetry, before being offered more 'serious' Java applications like office software. Tagging along with MTV gives Sun instant credibility among the demographic segment it is after. Sun will be including print and broadcast advertising, to coincide with its travels across campuses as a participant in MTV's Road Trip Tour. By targeting college students, many of whom are not familiar with Java technology, Sun hopes to spur interest in young ... (more)

Oracle-Sun: Schwartz Is Toast - Miko Matsumara

According to Web visionary and SOA expert Miko Matsumara, there was only one certain result of there being two board factions at Sun Microsystems, one in favor of the IBM deal (the Jonathan Schwartz faction) and the other opposing (the Scott McNealy faction): "Mark my words, Schwartz is toast, IBM deal or no deal," declared Mastumara recently in his 'SOA Thoughts' blog. Now that Oracle has bought Sun instead, will the same apply? Scott McNealy & Larry Ellison on SYS-CON.TV "If the IBM deal fails completely ...look for Scott McNealy to pull a Michael Dell (or a Jerry Yang, dependi... (more)

International Conference for the Largest Independent Java

Santa Clara, CA - The International Conference for Java Technology - JC2 - attracted more than 2,500 attendees, representing 25 countries from around the world. It was the largest gathering of Java developers since JavaOne. The event, which took place September 24-27, featured four days of technical sessions and a two-day interactive exhibition. SYS-CON MEDIA, JDJ, sponsors of the event, hosted recognized Java experts, developers, leading product vendors, and IT professionals. Delegates had the opportunity to master new skills from an exceptional lineup of educational tracks des... (more)

Is Java Bigger than Sun? - The Java Ecosystem Debates the Future of Java

Sun's President: "JavaOne Wasn't About Sun" It was billed, to the press anyway, as a debate on "The Big Question." It brought together, in the general session hall yesterday morning at JavaOne in San Francisco's Moscone Center, seven highly vocal actors on the technology stage, including: Brian Behlendorf of the Apache Software Foundation; Professor Lawrence Lessig of Stanford University; Sun's Rob Gingell, Chairman of the Java Community Process; Rod Smith, VP of Emerging Technologies at IBM; and the father of Java himself, Sun's James Gosling. But what was the question? Was it shoul... (more)

Ping Identity Announces Additions to PingFederate Integration Kit Family

Ping Identity, a provider of federated identity solutions for Web single sign-on (SSO) and identity-enabled Web services, announced the expansion of its PingFederate Integration Kit family to include both Windows Kerberos and Oracle/Oblix COREid. These new Integration Kits join Ping's existing family of adapters for Windows Login, Java and .NET applications, CA eTrust SiteMinder and Salesforce.com in providing turnkey first and last mile integration when configuring PingFederate to deliver Web SSO using SAML 1.x, SAML 2.0 and WS-Federation. Federated identity allows one organizat... (more)