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Last week Oracle’s long-simmering Java infringement suit against Google, already postponed from Halloween, was scheduled to go to trial “on or after March 19.” On Thursday the court entered another order saying it won’t set a trial date any time soon and suggesting that given the dem...
After lauding Steve Jobs as the “Michelangelo of our time,” combining visionary genius with extraordinary engineering smarts, Google CEO Eric Schmidt suggested in an interview with the Italian daily Corriere della Sera that Google means to bring its own tablet to market in the next six...
Maybe Android won’t be vaporized in the thermonuclear war that Steve Jobs promised to fund before he died; maybe it’s doomed to suffer a thousand cuts. After the International Trade Commission decided Monday that HTC’s Android phones definitely infringe an Apple patent, it said Tuesd...
The jury that sat through eight weeks of complicated testimony and 600 exhibits over whether or not Microsoft broke the antitrust laws and tied a can to WordPerfect’s tail to maintain its monopoly after Novell bought the software 17 years ago couldn’t come to a unanimous decision Frida...
David Boies, the lawyer who got Microsoft convicted of antitrust for the US government, persuaded a jury to award Oracle $1.3 billion in damages against SAP last year and is currently prosecuting Oracle’s suit against Google and Android, has joined the Barnes & Noble defense team again...
Apache Hadoop start-up Cloudera, which just signed an alliance with NetApp like rival MapR’s got with storage big shot EMC, turned up Tuesday at Hadoop World in New York with $40 million stuffed in its pockets. The D round led by Ignition Partners ups its total funding to a serious...
NetApp will be coming out with a preconfigured, ready-to-deploy cluster solution called NetApp Open Solution for Hadoop based on Cloudera’s open source distribution of Hadoop. It’s supposed to offer much needed flexibility, rapid deployment, simple scalability, better performance, ...
CFEngine AS, the Norwegian outfit with the popular eponymous open source configuration and compliance management widgetry for automating distributed infrastructure, has moved its sales operation to the Palo Alto in hopes of turning its freeloading Fortune 1000 accounts into paying cust...
After waiting a brief interval for tears shed over Steve Jobs to dry, Google and Samsung, the biggest seller of Android phones, met in Hong Kong and unveiled Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphones powered by the brand new Ice Cream Sandwich version of the Apple-loathed Android operating syst...
District Court Judge William Alsup Wednesday postponed Google’s billion-dollar-plus trial for allegedly infringing Oracle’s Java patents and copyrights in Android that was tentatively set to start October 31. No new date has been scheduled. Judge Alsup previously warned that he might...
With its eye on Amazon Web Services and Amazon’s attractions for business, Google has set up App Engine Premier Accounts, an enterprise service for its restrictions-beset PaaS that abandons per-user, per-app pricing. For $500 a month, it’s promising premier support, a 99.95% uptime S...
Quanta has agreed to pay Microsoft royalties on its Android- and Chrome-based tablets, smartphones and other consumer devices. What it’s for exactly remains unclear but raises suspicions Google’s biggest OEMs don’t believe Google’s buying Motorola Mobility and its patents is going to...
Seems we will probably be deprived of the spectacle of Oracle going after Google and Google doing a lot of whimpering because it looks like the Oracle v Google trial over Google’s use of Java, which is set to start on Halloween, will probably be postponed to give precedence to a big un...
10gen, the company behind the open source MongoDB, has put out the first free NoSQL monitoring and alerting solution, which facilitates proactive alerts and support, often before a trouble ticket is filed. The cloud-based SaaS widgetry has been in beta since March with the company’...
Samsung has signed up to pay Microsoft royalties for using Android in its tablets and mobile phones under a patent portfolio cross-license the pair has executed. It’s a clear acknowledgement of Android’s patent pickle and Samsung’s lack of faith that Google’s $12.5 billion purchase o...
After two days of apparently futile settlement talks, Oracle and Google have been ordered to give up their Saturday and on October 1 take one more stab at resolving Oracle’s claims that Google’s Android operating system treads on Oracle’s Java patents. Meanwhile, Oracle has been told...
Despite a rotten economy, Red Hat delivered a healthy 28% revenue hike when in reported its second fiscal quarter Wednesday and an even better 53% boost in earnings. Total revenues came in at $281.3 million against a consensus of $271.2 million and its own predictions of seeing $27...
After Google’s Android chief Andy Rubin reached out to Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha in early July about the Nortel patents Google had just lost to a dangerous rival, Google wound up bidding $30 a share for the whole company on August 1. MMI was supposedly afraid it would be defen...
Google has bought what appears to be another 1,023 patents from IBM, a transfer recorded by the US Patent and Trademark Office Wednesday and noticed by Bloomberg, which said Google bought them on August 17. The PTO also transferred 1,030 patents from IBM to Google in July after Googl...
HTC has added five patents it just bought from Google to an infringement suit it brought against Apple in Delaware. It also added them to a complaint it had filed with the International Trade Commission and is using four other patents obtained from Google to launch a separate complai...
Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal last Friday ordered Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and Google CEO Larry Page to sit down next Monday and Tuesday and seek a financial settlement to Oracle’s Java infringement suit against Google. If they get nowhere next week they’ll have to show up for one mor...
According to latest report from research firm IDC, Apple's iPhone and Android phones from a variety of manufacturers were instrumental in lifting second-quarter smartphone sales in Western Europe by 48 percent year on year to nearly 22 million but the boost came at the expense of the F...
Oracle and Google may not get to go at each come Halloween depriving onlookers of a real treat. District Court Judge William Alsup told the pair Monday that the trial may have to be postponed. It all depends on whether a “large criminal” trial starts, as scheduled, on October 17. I...
SCO has lost its second and what is expected to be its final appeal to the 10th Circuit in Denver or anywhere else. Novell owns the Unix copyrights just like a Salt Lake City jury decided last year after a two-week trial. The appeals court found that the Novell’s board “adopted...
Eucalyptus, the butt of some impudent sass since OpenStack got started last year, says it’s got something other cloud peddlers, open source and otherwise, don’t have, and that’s high availability. So there. The breakthrough makes it the first on-premise IaaS cloud software to delive...
Google last week got a patent on estimated shipping time that it applied for on January 25, 2007. It’s titled “Electronic shipping notifications” and the abstract of US No 7,996,328 reads: “A broker facilitates customer purchases from merchants. Shippers ship shipments containing the ...
Adding a new wrinkle to the mobile wars, Google said early Monday morning that it’s buying Motorola Mobility for $40 a share in cash, or about $12.5 billion, a 63% premium, giving Google its own Android hardware maker. The move is expected to be greeted with consternation by rival And...
After a couple of false starts over the last couple of years, the Open Cloud Initiative (OCI) has been resurrected to advocate for royalty-free open standards in cloud computing with a set of Open Cloud Principles (OCP) that are unlikely to be universally accepted. It says its purpos...
District Court Judge William Alsup told Google Monday that it can’t come in at this late date – after facts discovery has pretty much closed – with what he called an “entire fleet” of additional claims that Oracle’s Java patents are invalid. Oracle was ordered to winnow its beloved 1...
MPEG LA, the royalty-collecting agency for AVC/H.264 and other multimedia codecs, told Streaming Media that 12 patent holders have responded to its call for submissions from folks who think the VP8 video codec, a key element in Google’s “royalty-free” WebM codec widgetry, infringes on ...
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Oracle is going to get the face time with Google CEO Larry Page that it wanted. Page has been ordered to sit still and answer Oracle’s questions about those Java licensing talks Google had with Sun during a two-hour deposition. Oracle is supposed to limit its questions to “topics r...
Google last week lost its shot at getting the Android trial delayed while the Patent and Trademark Office re-examines Oracle’s Java patents. Presiding judge William Alsup said the trial is still on for Halloween. Google did get its Daubert hearing. The judge told Oracle to find a n...
Google told the court considering whether the Oracle-Google Android suit should be stayed that it’s willing to settle. That’s like the next best thing to admitting that it’s guilty of infringing the Java patents that now belong to Oracle and could lose the case, something the judge ha...
Google said on a blog Wednesday that it’s putting “more wood behind fewer arrows” and winding down Google Labs, which gave birth to Google Alerts, Google Maps and Google SMS. The move will deprive people of being able to play with very early prototype products although Google reassur...
Acquia, the popularizer of Drupal, the open source content management system, has gotten a $15 million D round, its largest yet, bringing total outside investment to $38.5 million. It’s supposed to use the money to expand internationally, particularly in Europe. It claims it’s ...
An administrative International Trade Commission (ITC) law judge Friday decided that HTC infringes two Apple patents, a judgment that puts Android in Dutch. It was a preliminary decision that will be kicked upstairs to ITC’s six commissioners to vet. They should decide by December 6,...
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt has been delegated to go and testify before the US Senate’s antitrust subcommittee in September. Google has been reluctant to send any of its managers but then the Senate reminded Google that it had subpoena powers. Google had offered its chie...
Judge William Alsup, who’s hearing the Oracle v Google suit over Android, has given the pair a terse one-paragraph order ahead of the Daubert hearing Google asked for next week to limit possible damages. “It appears,” he said, that it’s “possible that early on Google recognized that ...
The trial of Oracle’s case against Google, the one that demands Google pay it $2.6 billion for allegedly treading on its patents and copyrights, could be stayed while the US Patent and Trademark Office re-examines the seven patents-in-suit. The trial is supposed to start October 31. P...