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Zuora, the Marc Benioff-backed on-demand billing and payments start-up, has announced what it calls the Z-Commerce Platform, a development platform dedicated to monetizing cloud computing services. Zuora CEO Tien Tzuo describes the widgetry as the start-up’s most important product announcement to date, “a big step towards our vision of being the de facto commerce engine for the cloud.” With Z-Billing, Z-Payments, and Z-Force, its existing products, the company’s supposed to have a suite of business cloud solutions focused on driving revenue from cloud computing. It figures there’s huge market potential for a provider of cloud-based commerce capabilities such as subscription billing and payments given predictions like Merrill Lynch’s that puts the addressable market for cloud computing at $160 billion, including $95 billion in business and productivity applications.... (more)

Chuck Phillips Was Supposed to Become CEO of CA

Oracle Keynote at Cloud Expo Cloud Computing News - Oracle co-president Charles Phillips was supposed to become CEO of CA - for all its muddied skirts still one of the world's largest software companies - and then those "soul mates forever" billboards popped up in New York, Atlanta and San Francisco, exposing his near decade-long bi-coastal double life with wife and son in the East and a live-in girlfriend in the West. Six days after Phillips was forced to admit that a picture of him and his ex-girlfriend canoodling was hanging over Times Square, CA named board member and execu... (more)

Yahoo, Intel

The Yahoo Freeze Yahoo's new CEO Carol Bartz froze salaries Wednesday. Intel Questioning AMD's x86 License AMD told the SEC that it rejected Intel's suggestion that its acquisition of ATI and its creation of the so-called Foundry Company manufacturing spin-off breached provisions in their age-old cross-license agreement. The terms of the pact, though perpetual, come up for renewal this year. Intel's getting back for all the antitrust trouble AMD has caused it. Cloud Computing Technology Contributors of 2009 10Gen, 3Leaf Systems, 6fusion International, Absolute Performance, Ajaxo, A... (more)

Novell Gets Equal Time

SCO Group CEO Darl McBride got to lay out his legal cases and his views on intellectual property, the GPL and the profit motive for the benefit of the Harvard Law School and the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology on Monday. We gather Novell vice-chairman Chris Stone demanded equal time because he's going to speak at the same venue on Monday, February 23 at 6:30 pm. He'll probably get a friendlier reception from the fashionably PC audience. One thing Darl said that we hadn't heard before was that Novell's rights shrink because it's gone into the direct competition with SCO by b... (more)

SCO Ignores Novell Ultimatum

Novell, which continues to claim that it can dictate to the SCO Group, wrote SCO a letter last Friday demanding that SCO waive any purported rights to require IBM to treat Sequent code as being subject to confidentiality requirements or to restrict Sequent's Unix license. Novell gave SCO until high noon Utah time Wednesday to do it. SCO didn't. Instead, SCO said. "It is SCO's strongly held legal position that Novell has no rights to step in and change or alter source code license agreements that SCO owns and holds with its Unix licensees. SCO has no intention of waiving any of i... (more)