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Google Antitrust Fine

Here’s why 7 US tech giants just declared themselves Google’s enemy

June 28th, 2017

Google is in trouble with regulators… again. The EU’s anti-competition watchdogs have slapped the company with a huge penalty for what it sees as sketchy web practices that emphasize Google’s own services over those of competitors, creating an anti-competitive environment and driving other companies away. A group of seven big tech companies in the US …

Oracle Google Android Verdict

How Google’s big court win just made history

May 27th, 2016

A jury found that Google’s use of the Java programming language in Android is legal, in a patent battle that lasted some six years. Oracle, which owns Java, argued that Google stole code to build a mobile operating system that ended up being the most popular smartphone OS in the world. Google prevailed over Oracle in …

Oracle Google Appeal

Google may lose major patent case with big ramifications for Android

December 5th, 2013

In an Oracle vs. Google appeal case, the judges appear to be siding with Oracle, according to reports from Bloomberg and Reuters, although there isn’t a ruling in the case yet. In the spring of 2012, Google won the trial against Oracle, which sued the company for allegedly copying 37 Java APIs from Oracle-acquired Java in …

Google and Oracle both set to appeal verdicts in Java patent suit

October 5th, 2012

Google (GOOG) and Oracle (ORCL) have both filed paperwork to appeal the court’s ruling from the high-profile legal trial that took place between the two companies earlier this year. Google is appealing the jury’s findings that its Android operating system infringed Oracle’s copyrights concerning the Java programing language, while Oracle plans to appeal the findings that …

Nokia and Oracle announce a new mapping deal

October 1st, 2012

Nokia (NOK) on Monday announced an agreement with Oracle (ORCL) that will see the company’s Fusion Middleware Mapviewer integrated with the Nokia Location Platform. The deal will also provide enterprise customers a chance to license the Nokia Location Platform for use in their Oracle-based applications. 

Another Java exploit discovered, 1 billion PC and Mac users potentially at risk

September 26th, 2012

Security firm Security Explorations released information pertaining to a new Java exploit on Tuesday that affects all of the currently supported versions of the software on all platforms, including Java 5, Java 6 and Java 7. The zero-day vulnerability is considered critical and approximately 1 billion PC and Mac computers could be at risk. Adam …

Oracle’s emergency Java patch opens the door to more vulnerabilities

September 4th, 2012

After an exploit in the latest Java 7 framework was discovered, Oracle (ORCL) responded with an emergency patch to fix the problem. The company’s quickness, however, may have opened the door to more vulnerabilities in the Java software. While the patch fixed the original exploit, it introduced a new vulnerability that allows an attacker to bypass the …