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Articles tagged with: licensing

Oracle Sues Google Over Java Copyrights & Patents

In the tech industry, suing rival companies is not a big deal so its no surprise that Oracle sued Google.

The bone of contention is Google’s US$100 million deal with Sun Microsystems to pay the royalties for using Sun Microsystems’ programming language java for building the, then-new operating system, Android.

The deal has invoked a copyright infringement case against the search giant Google. However, Google has denied the allegations put forth by Oracle.

Are Google And Microsoft About To Bid For Hulu?

The L.A. Times reports that Google and Microsoft have both been entertaining the idea of purchasing the online video service, which is jointly owned by NBC Universal, Fox, and Disney-owned ABC.

However, it is said that the presentations to the potential suitors are a first step as Hulu’s owners weigh whether to sell the site after having received an overture from Yahoo.

HP Considering Licensing Its webOS

Computer manufacturer Hewlett-Packard is currently speaking with various companies over its webOS mobile operating system. Sources claim that future Samsung tablets may sport the HP mobile OS. The move would give manufacturers such as Samsung a choice other than Windows or Android, giving consumers more options when purchasing a tablet.

It would be a win/win situation, in fact, if the deal went through. HP would be able to reach a larger user base through its webOS and tablet PC makers would be able to grab a larger portion of the market.

Google Shells Out 16K To Fix Bugs

We just got news today that Google had paid out a record $16,500 to developers in order to plug 27 Chrome Web browser vulnerabilities, and paving the way for Chrome 11’s launch. Chrome 11 includes a few perks such as speech input translation in addition to a stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. The patches were fixed after the Chromium development community members found a bunch of flaws with the latest application. 18 of these holes were rated “high”, 6 of them were rated “medium”, and three were considered low risk. Google rewarded most of the individuals for their discoveries. Google paid between $500 and $3,000 for vulnerabilities such as: