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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 8, 2012
by sjvn01
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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

May 7, 2012
by sjvn01
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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

April 30, 2012
by sjvn01
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Oracle vs. Google: Dead lawsuit walking

The Oracle vs. Google lawsuit is ending its first phase. On April 30th, Oracle and Google will make their closing arguments. Then, within a week or two, we should get a verdict from the U.S. District Court, Northern District of … 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