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March 7, 2013
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Pwn2Own: Down go all the browsers

In the eternal war between crackers and security professionals, the hackers have won the latest battle. At the CanSecWest conference in Vancouver, Canada, the HP Zero Day Initiative’s (ZDI) annual Pwn2Own competition has ended its first day of competition and … Continue reading

May 31, 2012
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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
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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 8, 2012
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Copyrights, APIs, and Oracle vs Google

We still don’t know what will happen with Oracle’s accusations that Google violated its patents. Given that Oracle itself doesn’t value the two remaining patents as being worth much, that decision won’t matter much. No, the real question is what … Continue reading

March 21, 2012
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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