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Oracle Sues Google For Android Ad Revenue

Oracle Corporation has slammed a case against Google, in attempts of snagging a large portion of Google’s ad revenue through Android’s mobile operating system. Oracle reasons that Google’s Android stole seven of the former’s Java patents, and in a way, they’re seeking damages.

Oracle expert, Lain Cockburn, presents the case. Google denied the allegations in a filing made Monday through the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California, stating that Cockburn’s statements are unreliable and misleading.

Twitter Gears Up To Launch Photo Sharing Service

Twitter has some exciting news for users around the world! The social media giant is geared up to launch its own photo-sharing service, due next week. All I can say is, beware Twitpic and Yfrog! Twitter is currently set on revealing the upcoming photo-sharing service at the D9 conference in California. Twitter’s CEO, Dick Costolo will formally introduced the new image sharing service on Wednesday.

Although current third party image sharing sites make their money through the advertisements displayed, it is uncertain how the new Twitter’s business model will work. Some expect the new service to work similar to Twing.com.

Symantec Catches Facebook Leaking Info

A programming bug found yesterday on Facebook’s website may have mistakingly given advertisers a dose of personal information according to researchers at anti-virus organization, Symantec. The issues were posted on Tuesday saying that it was probably a bug that has affected 100,000 Facebook applications for years. Symantec claims that Facebook apps have been inadvertently giving advertisers access tokens (special codes that are used by a browser to access Facebook accounts over the Internet).

Ultimate Private Browsing Through Chrome

I know there are a lot of people out there who are supporters of Google but aren’t too fond of the amount of data that is being stored by them. Google loves information, I think that’s a well known fact. Well, fortunately for all you users who seek a bit more privacy in your lives, listen to this. Google’s Chrome browser will be getting an option that will ensure Adobe Systems’ Flash Player isn’t getting “in the way.”

Web sites often store details about a user through cookies (small text files) that record details such as usernames, browsing history, and advertisements that have been seen. Unfortunately, due to previous storage methods, even if a user deletes his or her cookies, the web site can still reconstruct particulars from the Flash data.

Gmail’s New “Smart” Ad System

To all you reading this, how do you guys feel about keyword ads? You know, the advertisements that pop up when you’re on a website, such as a public forum, that are generated based on your keywords. For example, if you’re on a forum thread that is talking about universities, you may see an ad to “go back to school with *insert name here*.” Google has been using the same system for a number of years through their e-mail service, Gmail. What it did is it would scan your email for keywords and match that to a specific advertisement, say about cars.

Although this system usually worked well, there have been times where the system misinterpreted the content of the e-mail and displayed an ad that had little to no relevance to the user. That’s all going to change with Google’s…

Google Adds +1 Button, Competes With Facebook’s Like

Today Google official launched it’s “+1” button, a way to share search results that you like with your friends and the rest of the internet. The small button will be placed next to each search result, and if you like the website just click +1 to have your opinion shared with everyone.

The “friends” aspect is interesting, since Google is not a social network (yet). The people your +1 gets shared with are Gmail chat contacts and friends on Reader and Buzz, which may or may not be an accurate representation of your online friends who’s opinions you care about.

Of course there was a way to harness this for financial gain. You can +1 ads, which sounds like something no one would do on purpose, so Google added a catch: if you +1 a site in the search results, and if that site has an ad then a +1 is added there as well.

If You Dont Have An iPhone — You’re Screwed ???

Apple has come out with a series of ads titled “If You Don’t Have an iPhone” which plays of the notion that the iPhone has more features and is superior to other smartphones.

While I admit the iPhone was revolutionary, the ads make it seem that if you don’t have an iPhone, you are not cool enough or hip enough. The ads try to make it seem as if Apple has the best notebooks, MP3 players, and App store features, but in reality, there are great alternatives on other platforms too…

First Verizon Motorola XOOM Commercial

First Verizon Motorola XOOM Commercial – Highlights the ability to play movies on the tablet. Who is getting one of these sweet tablets???