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The European Court of Justice (ECJ), the European Union’s version of America’s Supreme Court, told Oracle last week that it can’t stop the resale of its customers’ castoff software, specifically the stuff that’s downloaded from the Internet. It held that the new owner can download th...
Taking cues from the shared art spaces and studios that have sprung up in many major cities, there is a new way that entrepreneurs, programmers, makers and inventors are working – the collaborative workspace. Instead of being confined to a home office or a local Starbucks, these peop...
Why a manifesto for Agile Offshore Software Development??? Is it necessary? I think it is necessary – to highlight the special challenge faced resulting from geographic distribution, from large and heterogeneous teams, from involvement of multiple organizations and from complexity in...
Google has copied Amazon and wheeled out an EC2 Infrastructure-as-a-Service imitator at the Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco Thursday proving the scuttlebutt on the money. It’s called Compute Engine and Google will rent out the spare stripped-down servers (Linux virtu...
So far, we have we discussed the fact that 2012 is the golden year for apps and how ‘by the end of 2012, app users will start to become app creators,’ and well, how that’s already happening. Then in my last article, we talked about a theory that we referred to as 3D Internet that follo...
London police dropped off a note at Ecuador’s tiny apartment-sized London embassy Thursday addressed to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who’s been holed up there for over a week, telling him to show up for his scheduled date with extradition on Friday. The cops said the “surrender n...
Google is evidently planning on competing with Amazon and simply annoying Apple with the $199 Google-brand Nexus 7 tablet that it announced at its annual I/O developers conference in California Wednesday. Asus is making and co-branding the seven-inch Android dingus. Google will sell ...
IT Cloud Management strategies enable organizations to maximize the business value of their private clouds In his session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Joe Fitzgerald, Chief Product Officer & Co-founder of ManageIQ, will discuss customer experiences and how these strategies i...
We all know that cloud computing can save time, money, and apparently all but does your laundry for you, but what are its real-use applications? In her session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Victoria Kouyoumjian, Senior Business and Technology Strategist at Esri, will showcase...
Google said Tuesday that it’s bought Quickoffice for some mystery sum. It raised $28.5 million since it was started in 1997. Quickoffice gives Google a word processor, spreadsheet and presentation program that works on mobile devices – better than Google Apps. Google prizes the widg...
As a Bronze Sponsor of Cloud Expo New York, HP is offering special passes to SYS-CON's 10th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. HP is a technology company that operates in more than 170 countries around ...
Enterprise IT organizations want to deploy a virtualized data center fabric that will provide the foundation for agile private cloud computing. Getting there does not have to be difficult, but it does require a new approach to data center infrastructure design – an approach that is non...
Mobile management and security vendor Good released its quarterly device activations report. The report states that iOS dominate Android four to one in the enterprise. This is in spite of Android devices having an equal or slightly larger market share compared to iPhone. Is it because...
After six days of deliberating, a federal jury Wednesday cleared Google and Android of infringing two Java-related patents now held by Oracle. The jury was then dismissed for good since it won’t be figuring out any damages Google might owe Oracle for treading on its copyrights. It ma...
Whatever your course, meet Cloud complexity head on with a unified approach to handle extreme performance, reliability, availability, and simplicity. In her session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Ayalla Goldschmidt, Senior Director of Product Marketing at Oracle, will reveal t...
Google said first thing Tuesday morning that it’s closed on its $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. It’s been waiting nine months to clinch the deal and get its hands on Motorola’s patent portfolio. It finally got Chinese approval over the weekend albeit with...
Google has reportedly figured out a way to sort of avoid looking like it’s playing favorites if the Chinese ever decide to let it take over Motorola Mobility. With Jelly Bean, the next version of Android, the Wall Street Journal says it’s changed its strategy. Rather than work with j...
Brazilian-born Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, 30, traded in his American citizenship last September to take up residence in Singapore, a move that will cut his taxes when Facebook IPOs on Friday. He is estimated to own about 4% or 5% of Facebook. The company was valued at $77...
District Court Judge William Alsup, who refused last week to decide whether Google had fairly used the Java IP a jury said Android infringed, had no trouble Friday deciding that the jury made a mistake in finding Google only copied nine lines of Java’s rangeCheck code as well as infrin...
Google, as expected, has put in its papers asking the court to declare a mistrial because the jury only decided it infringed 37 Java APIs in building Android and didn’t decide whether that infringement constituted so-called “fair use” of the code. So it wants a whole new trial “as to...
After days of deliberating, a San Francisco jury Monday found that Google and its Android operating system infringed the Java copyrights now held by Oracle. However, the jury remained as deadlocked as it was last Friday over the issue of whether Google made so-called “fair use” of th...
Apple has made an offer to resolve the imbroglio over the Chinese iPad trademark according to Roger Xie, a lawyer representing the Proview Technology (Shenzhen), the bankrupt company that claims the mark wasn’t included in the rights Apple acquired from a sister company in 2009. What...
The US Department of the Interior has moved its e-mail business to Google, which sued when the agency gave Microsoft a five-year $59.3 million cloud-based e-mail contract in 2010 claiming the department’s research was “stale” and Microsoft’s security wasn’t certified for government use...
CIOs today have the opportunity to become cloud champions in their organizations, building innovative new IT models that drive new business opportunities. Whether your business is purchasing a single cloud application or driving a company-wide cloud strategy, it is essential to central...
On Saturday, April 28, the FCC released the full un-redacted report on Google’s Street View project. The report is only 25 pages long and can be found at the bottom of this post.  I find the following tidbits particularly interesting: “ …Engineer Doe developed Wi-Fi d...
Cloud computing revolutionized application design, and changed the way people think about infrastructure. The rise of cloud computing coincided with a new generation of applications and services that required scale. New architecture and design had to take into account low latency netwo...
Two weeks after the trial started, the first part of the three-part Oracle case against Google went to the jury mid-day Monday. Among other things the poor jury – one of whom reportedly didn’t want to continue but the judge persuaded her to – has to struggle with are the judge’s 19 p...
After Sun’s ex-CEOs Scott McNealy and Jonathan Schwartz testified for and against Oracle, respectively, last week at the Oracle v Google infringement trial, Java creator James Gosling, who hasn’t been able to hold a job at either Oracle or Google for more than a few months, waded into ...
Judge Alsup – who really wishes Oracle and Google had settled so he wouldn’t have to hear the Java trial – is proposing to decide whether APIs are copyrightable himself and not have the jury wade into that legal brier patch. However, he is also proposing to instruct the jury that the...
Former Sun CEO Scott McNealy, an off-again-on-again buddy of Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, testified for Oracle Thursday in its infringement suit against Google and Android. His surprise appearance – in the middle of Google’s laying out its copyright defense – was used to scotch testimon...
Google finally introduced its long-trumpeted cloud-based Google Drive Tuesday hours before Apple released its Q2 results. Drive happens to compete with iCloud and Apple’s results, which could have been, shall we say, edgy, turned out to be over-the-top. Drive also competes with Mic...
If anybody’s making money off of Android, it’s Microsoft, which has just signed another licensing deal with another Android merchant. This time it’s Pegatron, which is gonna pay Microsoft to run Android and Chrome on its e-readers, tablets and phones. How much is secret like Microsof...
“Our new instant access app for Google Chrome makes it unbelievably easy to get secure access to any server, on-the-fly,” said Zohar Alon, Co-Founder and CEO of Dome9 Security, which announced on Wednesday the availability of Dome9 Instant Access for Google Chrome, a new browser-based ...
Monday morning in San Francisco Intel wheeled out Ivy Bridge, its first cutting-edge 22nm 3-D tri-gate transistor widgets, which are also its third-generation Core processors. They were originally supposed to ship in volume the end of last year and again a few weeks ago. These firs...
Facebook and Microsoft said Monday on Facebook’s web site that Facebook is buying the lion’s share of the 925 US patents and patent applications that Microsoft just bought from AOL for $1.06 billion. Facebook – and Microsoft has an investment in Facebook – is buying 650 of patents of...
The US Patent and Trademark Office has reconsidered its so-called “final” rejection of one of the Java patents that Oracle claimed Google infringed and decided that nine of the patents claims are perfectly valid. Apparently Oracle got wind of the PTO’s change of mind late last week a...
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, decked out in dark Armani duds for the trial of his landmark case against Google and Android, testified Tuesday that he had considered buying RIM or Palm to compete against Apple and its iPhone. Ultimately he decided that RIM was too expensive and Palm wasn’...
Eucalyptus Systems, the open source private and hybrid cloud merchant that just tied up with Amazon, has gotten a $30 million C round on top of the $25.5 million it’s already gotten. It says the C round was oversubscribed. The funding was led by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP). ...
The web is fundamentally changing the way we work – is your company ready? Intrigued by how more than 4 million businesses are using Google’s cloud to work in the future? Join us as we bring Google’s highly anticipated annual gathering of business leaders together to hear: Industry e...
Cloud computing is all the rage. "It's become the phrase du jour," said Gartner senior analyst Ben Pring. The problem, according to InfoWorld, is that everyone seems to have a different definition of cloud computing. Some analysts and vendors define cloud computing as an updated vers...