Noon News: WikiLeaks Cash Crunch, Oracle NoSQL & RightNow Acquisition, Jaguars Affected by Software Glitch

Julian Assange, the co-founder of the whistleblowing site WikiLeaks has announced that he is temporarily closing the site's operations in order to raise funds, and find a way out of the financial blockade imposed on it. Assange made the declaration at a press conference organised in London on Monday.

Enterprise software maker Oracle has moved to acquire RightNow Technologies for $1.43 billion in a bid to enhance its cloud computing portfolio. RightNow offers a web based customer service software, which Oracle believes will fit nicely into its cloud based services portfolio it is building to take on Salesforce.com and the likes.

Luxury car maker Jaguar has recalled a huge number of cars due to a glitch in the cruise control software. The company informed in a letter to affected customers that X-type models with diesel engines from 2006 to 2010 were affected with a glitch in the cruise control software, which may not respond to ‘normal inputs'.

Martha Lane Fox - the Digital Champion from UK has kick started a new campaign, appealing to the Internet surfers within the country to lend one hour from their schedule to help all those who never had the privilege of using the Web.

Oracle has unleashed the Oracle NoSQL Database platform as a part of its Big Data portfolio, making it available for download from the Oracle Technology Network. According to the company, the platform has been designed to allow users to easily manage massive amounts of data that an organisation needs to deal with on a daily basis.