Late News: Google Posts 32 Percent Revenue Increase, HP Strikes Back at Cisco, Oracle Releases Critical Update

Search engine giant Google has reported a record second quarter profit under the leadership of new CEO Larry Page, posting a 36 percent year-on-year rise in earnings. The company said in a statement that its second quarter net earnings increased by 36 percent to $2.5 billion while the revenue was up 32 percent at $9.2 billion.

Tech giant IBM has combined a couple of its e-commerce offerings into a single online suite with the view to simplifying work for data-welding marketing managers, the company announced. The new offering, dubbed IBM Coremetrics Digital Marketing Optimisation Suite, combines the company’s Coremetrics Web analytics software with the widely popular Unica digital marketing package.

Hewlett Packard has responded harshly to networking giant Cisco’s jibe at its A9508 switch at a recent product launch by the company, suggesting Cisco's claims were deceptive. Cisco recently launched the Supervisor 2T for the Catalyst 6500 switch and compared it to Hewlett Packard’s A9508. The company had said that the Supervisor 2T was available at one third the cost of HP’s product and offered three times better performance, Network World reports.

A researcher has claimed that search engines like Google are changing the way humans think, causing them to use less and less of their memory. The instant connectivity to the web and the massive horde of information offered by search engines like Google, allow people to get the information they need within seconds, without having them to remember things on their own.

Enterprise software maker Oracle is planning to issue a total of 78 bug fixes for its software offerings, the company has announced. The company, which is planning to release the Critical Patch update on Tuesday July 19th, said that 13 of the bug fixes were for vulnerabilities in the Oracle Database Server.