Google seems to be everybody's favorite girlfriend these days. We might even replace the antiquated statement "Midas touch" with "googlitis", a condition you get when google looks in your direction. Your valuation goes up even if google does not become a successful bidder (MSN + facebook = $15 billion dollar valuation), and everybody wants to be your best friend, even if you are politely collecting data from them.
So the daytime soap continues on, this time in favor of mysql -- with articles like:
MySQL to get injection of Google code and
MsSQL getting Google's blessing...and code
where google documents their progress here.
Add to this an increasing acceptance (not just awareness) of open-source databases, and that makes for another exciting day...
Til next time,