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May 31, 2012
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Judge crushes Oracle’s API copyright claims like a bug

Judge crushes Oracle’s API copyright claims like a bug

Larry Ellison bought Sun in the hopes of winning intellectual property riches from its Java programming language. Those hopes have now been smashed. After having Oracle’s Java patent claims against Google Android all but completely smashed, and a mere nine … Continue reading

May 16, 2012
by sjvn01
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Google to centralize Android development and sales

For all its popularity, Android programming, sales, and marketing has been… chaotic. Every hardware vendor makes its own Android mix, which more often than not is based on an older version, and each company sales and markets their smartphones and … Continue reading

May 7, 2012
by sjvn01
Comments Off on The muddled mess of the Oracle vs. Google trial

The muddled mess of the Oracle vs. Google trial

On the surface, it may look like Oracle won the first round of its intellectual property (IP) lawsuit with Google. Look again. No one’s won anything and that includes Oracle. While we wait to see what the jury has to … Continue reading

March 21, 2012
by sjvn01
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Oracle’s Google Android patent lawsuit cut down to size

Instead of extracting billions from Google for violating its Java software patents in Android, Oracle will be lucky to get over a $100-million from its intellectual property (IP) lawsuit. That’s chump change by mega-company standards. Taking into consideration the legal … Continue reading

March 5, 2012
by sjvn01
Comments Off on You can now run Arch & Debian Linux on a Raspberry Pi

You can now run Arch & Debian Linux on a Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi, a credit-card sized computer that retails for $35, finally has some operating systems ready to run on it. A remix of Fedora Linux is still the “official” operating system for Raspberry Pi, but it’s been delayed. In the … Continue reading