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November 9, 1995

ORACLE IS SEEN IN TALKS TO LICENSE NEWTON OPERATING SYSTEM

By CBR Staff Writer

And Oracle Corp’s $300 Internet access terminal or WebStation could be built around the Advanced RISC Machines Ltd ARM RISC if the Wall Street Journal has it right. The paper hears that Oracle is in talks to license the operating system for Apple Computer Inc’s Newton handheld computer and plans to use it in future Internet terminals – which may indeed use the entire Acorn Computer Group Plc technology. The newspaper, citing people close to the talks, said terms of any deal were still unclear but as of last week Oracle had been talking with Apple about buying the entire Newton division, hardware and software. Apple has indicated that it wants to shed ancillaries and slim to its core business.

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