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Top 10 Google Stories Of 2010

Google may be the company of the decade -- the previous one, if not the next one. As such, its actions are closely scrutinized, and its steps and missteps make news. What started as a search engine is now a company that's shaping our technological future, with initiatives in mobile phones, tablet and netbook computing, telephony, and TV. Unburdened by decades of legacy tech and customer expectations, it's proven more nimble at exploiting new niches than its competitors. From successful forays in
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In a true clash of the titans, Oracle filed a lawsuit against Google last August, alleging patent and copyright infringement. The database giant's statement charged that "in developing Android, Google knowingly, directly and repeatedly infringed Oracle’s Java-related intellectual property. This lawsuit seeks appropriate remedies for their infringement." At issue are patents dealing with various program methods and security functions. Google, in turn, has claimed that not only did it not violate the patents but also that the patents should be ruled invalid to begin with. Google’s aggressive response to Oracle’s filing suggests we’ll see a pitched battle that will lasts years.

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Google Denounces 'Baseless' Oracle Lawsuit

Microsoft Sues Motorola Over Android Phone Patents

Google Becomes Focus Of Federal Antitrust Hearing

Apple, Google, Nokia Face Mobile Ad Patent Lawsuit

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