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Articles tagged with: Oracle

Microsoft And Google Tweet Wars

Our tech giants Google and Microsoft has taken the patent war to next level and Twitter is the new war zone. Recently, Microsoft, along with Apple and Oracle collectively bought some 6,000 patents from Nortel inc.

In the mean time, Google bought around 1,000 patents from IBM. Microsoft, Apple and Oracle in a group known as CPTN paid $3.5 billion more than the predicted price for buying the patents.

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.

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.

Hewlett-Packard Sues Former Executive, Adrian Jones

According to Reuters, Hewlett-Packard is suing a former high-ranking executive who had recently left the company to join HP’s rival, Oracle. HP claims that Adrian Jones stole hundred of documents from HP to share with Oracle. Adrian Jones was the former head of enterprise sales for the Asia region, and was accused of stealing documents and e-mails on a USB drive that contained valuable information about HP’s products and customers.

HP also said in the lawsuit that they almost fired Jones in February after discovering his relationship with a subordinate and…

Want A Million Dollar Domain? SUN.COM – May Be For Sale

Oracle bought Sun Microsystems last year for 7.4 billion dollars and with it came a short domain Sun.com (thought to be worth at least $1 million USD). Now Oracle is actively unloading the site, so experts say Oracle is also considering selling the unique domain.

Kemer Thomson, an Oracle senior manager, announced in a blog post that Oracle is planning on decommissioning Sun.com on June 1.