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Second Quarter Earnings

7/23 - Sybase announced second quarter 2003 total revenues of $192.0 million, including license fees of $63.9 million, exceeding First Call consensus revenue estimates of $186.5 million.

Mobile Middleware Market Share

7/22 - In a recent report, IDC recognized iAnywhere Solutions, a subsidiary of Sybase, as the leader in mobile middleware technology with higher revenues and market share than nearly 20 competitors. The results in this year's report reflect the acquisition of AvantGo by Sybase in February 2003 and firmly position iAnywhere Solutions in the mobile middleware market for the second consecutive year.

7/21 - iAnywhere Solutions, a subsidiary of Sybase, announced that French2Hand, a new AvantGo channel, offers mobile device users a crash course in the French language. The channel brings together the power of learning and mobile technology to provide AvantGo users with quick and easy French lessons for a variety of situations, anytime, anywhere. Within the channel, users work through a scenario, designed as a 20-minute, bite-sized course that teaches and tests their French knowledge. Users can then purchase additional courses or "nuggets" to cover other popular scenarios such as eating out, business travel, or looking for real estate property.

7/15 - Sybase showcased its support of the LPGA and wireless computing this week with its third title sponsorship of New York's premier Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) event - the Sybase Big Apple Classic. Sybase subsidiary iAnywhere Solutions teamed with Intel Corporation to provide wireless (Wi-Fi) Internet access at the tournament and also offered players, attendees, and fans worldwide up-to-the-second scoring via "Sybase Big Apple Classic To Go," a dedicated My AvantGo channel available on mobile devices such as PDAs and smartphones.

Hot Spot Locator
7/15 - iAnywhere Solutions, a subsidiary of Sybase, announced the creation of a convenient Hot Spot Locator channel for personal digital assistants (PDAs) and smartphones in My AvantGo. In addition to being able to access more than 2,500 channels of content - including news, weather, sports, travel, and entertainment - My AvantGo users can now conveniently locate the nearest "hot spot" for Wi-Fi connectivity simply by entering a local zip code or city. My AvantGo users can add the free Hot Spot Locator channel to their mobile device by visiting www.myavantgo.com.

Golf Magazine
7/15 - iAnywhere Solutions, a subsidiary of Sybase, announced that Golf Magazine has extended GolfOnline to PDAs and smartphones by joining the My AvantGo service. The service delivers golf tips, the latest equipment information, news, and more to golfers of all ages, both on and off the course.

Linux Popularity Growing

7/14 - Sybase announced that growing numbers of customers and partners in transaction-heavy industries are choosing Sybase to help them reap the benefits and minimize the risks of Linux, without sacrificing high performance. Sybase allows these customers to reliably fulfill the promise of Linux with easy migration from other operating systems, rapid deployment of new solutions, and cost savings in both hardware and software due to Sybase's inherent performance leadership.

Red Hat
7/14 - Sybase and Red Hat announced that Sybase has become a Red Hat Premier ISV Partner, deepening their existing relationship. As the first stage of this agreement, Sybase has certified its enterprise-class data management systems on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, providing enterprise customers with reliable, scalable, and secure data management solutions that build on the promise of Linux by further reducing operating costs.

Linux Competency Center
7/14 - Sybase deepened its support for Linux with the opening of a new Competency Center in New York, a global Linux professional services practice and commitment for all relevant Sybase products to support Linux by 2004. In addition, the company confirmed its leadership in performance for enterprise-class relational database management systems on Linux, based on testing of Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE).

Digital China Software

7/21 - Financial Fusion, a subsidiary of Sybase, and Digital China Software Limited have announced an alliance that will combine the complete line of Financial Fusion's software for banking, payments, and capital markets with the systems integration expertise of Digital China Software Limited.

BofA Military Bank
7/15 - Financial Fusion, a subsidiary of Sybase, has announced that Bank of America Military Bank has licensed Financial Fusion Consumer Banking Solution. Consumer Banking Solution is a comprehensive Web-based account and payment management system that offers a fully integrated, multichannel delivery solution for retail banking.

STUN Conference

England's Sybase Tools User Network (STUN) will be holding their annual one-day user conference on November 12, 2003.

More Stories By Bruce Armstrong

Bruce Armstrong is a development lead with Integrated Data Services (www.get-integrated.com). A charter member of TeamSybase, he has been using PowerBuilder since version 1.0.B. He was a contributing author to SYS-CON's PowerBuilder 4.0 Secrets of the Masters and the editor of SAMs' PowerBuilder 9: Advanced Client/Server Development.

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