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Content by Thomas Claburn
Thomas Claburn
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posted in April 2012

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Oracle Insists Google's Clean Room Was Dirty
News  |  4/30/2012
As the two sides deliver their closing arguments in the trial's copyright phase, Google maintains it played by the book. Did Google's file cabinet prop win over the jury?
Oracle, Google Trial: Who Wins Round One?
Commentary  |  4/27/2012
In the first phase of the case, concerning copyrights, Google's arguments have been more compelling than Oracle's, to date. Patent testimony is still to come.
FTC Hires Attorney, Eyes Google Search: What's Next?
News  |  4/27/2012
Despite Google's mantra, "competition is only a click away", FTC hires lawyer to head antitrust investigation of Google's search advertising business. This pressures Google to make concessions.
Why Apple Will Never Equal Sony
Commentary  |  4/26/2012
Is Apple destined to decline, as Forrester's CEO has predicted? If so, it won't be due to the absence of Steve Jobs.
The Google Phone That Never Was
News  |  4/26/2012
Evidence at the Oracle v. Google trial reveals what the original Google Phone prototype looked like, before Apple's iPhone moved the goal posts. Related Android revenue information is also enlightening.
Apple iOS 6 Wishlist: 10 Features We Want
News  |  4/25/2012
If iOS 6 is discussed at Apple's sold-out developer conference, here's what we want to hear.
Oracle Grills Google's Schmidt, Rubin
News  |  4/24/2012
Oracle, Google trial heats up as Oracle lawyers get crack at Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt, who insists that Sun supported Android.
Google Challenges Oracle Copyright Claim
News  |  4/23/2012
Judge will decide the issue of API copyrights, a turn of events that improves Google's position. But not everything went Google's way on Monday.
Google Continues Product Purge
News  |  4/20/2012
Google shutters Flu Vaccine Finder and Google Related, and ends Patent Search as a separate website, in ongoing trimming of services.
Gmail Analytics: Gain Insights, Improve Your Productivity
News  |  4/20/2012
It's not quite big data, but even a modest amount of data about the way you use Gmail has the potential to make you more productive.
Oracle, Google Struggle To Explain APIs To Jury
News  |  4/19/2012
Day four of Oracle's copyright and patent lawsuit against Google's Android OS brings a lesson in API design and programming that even the judge declares 'confusing.'
Oracle Vs. Google: Tour The Evidence
Slideshows  |  4/19/2012
Oracle and Google continue to fight a nasty courtroom battle over patent and copyright claims involving Java and mobile phones. Consider some of the crucial evidence introduced so far.
Google Gmail Back After Limited Outage
News  |  4/17/2012
Service disruption affected less than 2% of the 350 million Gmail users worldwide.
Google: Oracle Wants To Glom Onto Android's Success
News  |  4/17/2012
Day two of trial featured Oracle CEO Larry Ellison on the stand, plus Google assertions that case boils down to Oracle trying to latch onto Android's accomplishments.
Oracle, Google Trial: Goliath Vs. Goliath
News  |  4/16/2012
Oracle hopes to convince a jury that Google's Android operating system tramples its Java intellectual property rights. There's no David here, and both companies have much to lose.
Apple's 'Revolutionary' Project: 7 Possibilities
News  |  4/13/2012
Famed French designer Philippe Starck says he's been working on an Apple product to be released in late 2012. What's the mystery project?
Amazon Returns To Search Business With CloudSearch
News  |  4/12/2012
Amazon gave up on its search subsidiary A9 six years ago, but has now jumped into the fray with CloudSearch.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Pressures Apple, Amazon
News  |  4/12/2012
Refreshed Samsung tablet lineup keeps the heat on Apple's iPad, with unique features and prices starting at $250.
Google+ Gets Major Makeover
News  |  4/11/2012
After less than a year, Google gives its Google+ social network a fresh look. Check out changes due during the next few days.
Wavii: New Kind Of News Gatherer
News  |  4/10/2012
Wavii, a new breed of aggregator, gives you news feeds culled from across the Web, from sources far beyond Google News. It also understands your interests and summarizes results.
4 Fixes Google Chrome OS Still Needs
News  |  4/10/2012
The latest version of Chrome OS looks more like a desktop operating system than ever. Is this Google's way of admitting it was wrong to limit us to the Web?
Facebook Captures Instagram
News  |  4/9/2012
Facebook shells out a reported $1 billion to expand its mobile presence and assure that it remains competitive in photo sharing.
iPad Mini: 6 Reasons Apple Must Do It
News  |  4/6/2012
Apple has good reasons to think smaller with its next iPad, as a Google Android tablet waits in the wings.
Q&A: IBM Global Business Services CTO Talks Cloud
News  |  4/6/2012
IBM Fellow and Global Business Services CTO Kerrie Holley, who helped shape SOA, shares his thoughts on cloud trends, the future of IT, and more.
Google CEO Larry Page Touts First-Year Accomplishments
News  |  4/5/2012
Google boss also justifies the hard choices he had to make to keep the company focused.
Google Street View Goes Artistic
News  |  4/4/2012
Street View isn't just about streets anymore. Expanded Google Art Project adds 360-degree walk-throughs of famous artwork and its housing, including White House portraits and rooms.
Google Demos Its Augmented Reality Glasses
News  |  4/4/2012
Google+ page reveals how the company's augmented reality glasses might look and operate.
Google Wallet Gains Currency With TxVia Acquisition
News  |  4/3/2012
Google will use TxVia's technology to become a player in the growing prepaid card market and make Wallet more of a platform.
Yahoo Hopes Mobile Devs Will Guzzle Mojito
News  |  4/2/2012
Developers can use Yahoo's open-source JavaScript framework to make more-resilient, downtime-proof mobile apps.
Apple's New iPad Tops Consumer Reports' Ratings
News  |  4/2/2012
The heat issue? Review publication says it's not an issue.

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