Analysts begin to question Oracle's performance; PowerNet Global upgrades its core network

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> Challenges continue to mount for Oracle Corp., with analysts questioning its weak numbers in the face of bullish reports from competitors like SAP. Article

> Betty White will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame during a special breakfast at the 2012 NAB Show, on Tuesday, April 17 in Las Vegas. Release

> Catherine McKenzie, retired Director of the Technology Unit for California Community Colleges, received the 2012 Outstanding Individual Contribution award from the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC). Release

> Ookla ranks Ghana as Africa's top country for the fastest broadband Internet speeds, at 5.13 Mbps. Article

> ZTE conducted a field demonstration of an 8x216.4Gb/s WDM transmission through a 50GHz optical spectrum grid. Release

> PowerNet Global, a Cincinnati-based CLEC serving both business and residential customers, completed an upgrade of its core network infrastructure. Article

And finally ... How tweeting daily observations made a Thai taxi driver a media celebrity. Article