Oracle claims Google has killed Open Source
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Before Oracle could do it

Oracle claims that Google’s court-room win gaining fair-use rights over a thousand lines of java APIs in Android will mean that Open Source is dead.

Google shoots down Oracle case
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Java Applets were fair use

Google has won a major US court battle with software firm Oracle after a jury ruled it did not nick parts of the Java programming language.

MediaTek is a Daydream believer
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Qualcomm still keeping quiet

MediaTek has told some media outlets that it plans to support Google's new VR platform called Daydream.

Google releases more Home Speaker details
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No word on price though

Google is releasing a competitor to Amazon’s runaway speaker success the Echo later this year.

Google's Chromebook platform will not be "online-only" anymore
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Android app support comes to Chrome OS

On Thursday, Google announced that its Play Store will now be integrated into Chrome OS, giving all of Google’s Chromebook users instant access to the entire catalog of 1.5 million Android apps. This is a strategic horizontal decision that could potentially give much more value to the company’s cloud-centered OS for students, developers, low-income users and anyone interested in a lightweight, affordable computing option.

Android N is just "incremental upgrades"
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7.0 likely not to get to your phone

Unless you have the latest greatest and expenisve phone in the last two years the chances of seeing the next generation Android N, aka 7.0 are slim. Regardless of that Google has announced the new android that will hit most of the new phones in 2017.

Google makes major leap forward with new Tensor Processing Unit
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Accelerator will move Moore’s Law forward by seven years

On Wednesday at Google’s annual I/O developer conference in Mountain View, California, the company went forward and announced a revolutionary new processing accelerator unit for machine learning that is now expected to move a recently-slowing Moore’s Law forward by at least three chip generations, or seven years.

Oracle blames falling profits on Google
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Payback is cool for Catz


Data-storage outfit Oracle is blaming the fact that Google “illegally” used Java in Android for all the woes which have befallen the company.

Catz claims Oracle bought Sun to protect its own products
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We did not have a court battle with Google in mind

Oracle told a court that it did not acquire Sun Microsystems in 2009 to launch a copyright lawsuit against Google, but rather to protect its products that relied on Sun's software.

Google to echo the echo
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Smartspeaker dubbed Chirp

Amazon's Echo smart speaker has proved a surprise hit and now Google wants to copy it.