An Ode To San Francisco's Disappearing Neon Signs

Compared to the neon behemoths of Times Square or Las Vegas, San Francisco’s neon signs were smaller and more intimate in scale, designed to be seen close up from the sidewalk, rather than at a distance from a car window. Today, however, many iconic neon signs are vanishing from the streets.
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UK Government Signs New Deal With Oracle

An anonymous reader writes: The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has signed a deal with Oracle that should allow it to cut down on spending and licensing costs with the software provider. The three-year partnership will see the two collaborate to deliver services to public sector bodies including the National Health Service. A few weeks ago the government announced it would be cutting back on its use of Oracle software, but the new deal instead extends the existing agreement. CCS CEO Sally Collier explained: “The enhanced MoU will deliver savings across government and allow easier and more effective procurement of Oracle products and services. It lays the foundation of a more collaborative relationship between government and Oracle.”

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