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Meet Buck: Facebook's secret weapon in how it builds Android apps

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Facebook is becoming a mobile company — or rather a “mobile best” one if you believe founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. It’s no secret that the company has had its hiccups when it comes to mobile applications, but in a new post on its engineering blog, Facebook reveals a build...
Meet Buck: Facebook's secret weapon in how it builds Android apps
Android gets ported to C#, ditching Java
Oracle Loses (Yet) Another Battle In War On Google

Java creator James Gosling: "Google totally slimed Sun"

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Gosling said that Sun was "wronged" by Google, and that Oracle is right to sue Google for the way it used Java code in Android. [Read more]...
Java creator James Gosling: "Google totally slimed Sun"

Andy Rubin knew that a clean-room implementation of Java was 'unlikely' to happen at Google

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Having watched Oracle v. Google closely from the outset of the litigation more than 20 months ago, I can say that at least the trial serves to satisfy my curiosity. None of the material that has shown up is entirely surprising, but this trial adds many pieces to the puzzle....
Andy Rubin knew that a clean-room implementation of Java was 'unlikely' to happen at Google

Java's new "very high" security mode can't protect you from malware

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Security researchers have uncovered a newly discovered bug in Oracle's Java framework that allows attackers to bypass important security protections designed to prevent malware attacks. The security improvements were introduced in Java 7 Update 10, and they came after a spate of in-the-wild attacks exploited fully patched versions of...
Java's new "very high" security mode can't protect you from malware

Oracle contests Google's 'fair use' of Java code in appeal

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An appeals court should rule, as a matter of law, that Google's commercial use of Java in a market where Oracle already competed was not fair use, the software company said in a filing. "This Court should not stop at finding that Google infringed Oracle's copyrighted work. A remand...
Oracle contests Google's 'fair use' of Java code in appeal

In Oracle Trial, Google’s Android Boss Confirms Java Talks With Sun

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Google's Andy Rubin -- the man who oversees Android -- took the stand on Monday during the company's ongoing legal battle with Oracle As the trial over Android’s use the Java programming language entered its second week, the man who oversees Google’s mobile operating system took the stand, and under...
In Oracle Trial, Google’s Android Boss Confirms Java Talks With Sun

Microsoft .NET for Mobile Company Xamarin Gets $12 Million in Series A Funding

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Xamarin, makers of cross-platform frameworks for building mobile applications, today announced a $12 million round of funding from Charles River Ventures, Ignition Partners and Floodgate. This is the first round of funding for Xamarin, which develops Mono, an open source project that brings Microsoft’s .NET development framework to non-Microsoft operating...
Microsoft .NET for Mobile Company Xamarin Gets $12 Million in Series A Funding

Oracle's opening statement vs. Google: 91 slides

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Arguing that “Android is not a clean room implementation,” Oracle said that Google copied Java code....
Oracle's opening statement vs. Google: 91 slides
Oracle declines copyright infringement damages from Google in anticipation of appeal

Alleged botnet mastermind and his coders busted by Russian, Ukrainian security

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Over a year after the arrest of eight of its members in Russia, the alleged leader of the original Carberp botnet ring that stole millions from bank accounts worldwide has been arrested, along with about 20 other members of the ring who served as its malware development team. The...
Alleged botnet mastermind and his coders busted by Russian, Ukrainian security

OUCH! Oracle Has Already Paid Google More Than It Can Win In Android Lawsuit (ORCL, GOOG)

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Oracle tried to get $6 billion from Google, alleging that the search giant had ripped off Java code to build its Android operating system for smartphones and tablets. It lost. Big. Instead, Oracle is paying Google some of its legal fees—more than Google may end up paying for two incidents...
OUCH! Oracle Has Already Paid Google More Than It Can Win In Android Lawsuit (ORCL, GOOG)

Oracle / Google Verdict Suggests Open-ness Must Be Licensed

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The central issue in Oracle's Java copyright/patent case against Google, which has been lost after a million-and-one interpretations of the case over the last two years, remains this:  If Company #1 implicitly grants Company #2 the right to use technology that #1 created and owns, to the extent that...
Oracle / Google Verdict Suggests Open-ness Must Be Licensed

Security Flaw In Java Code Being Used To Attack Computers Now

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Another loophole in Java, one of the bits of code that underpins the Net, is being exploited by hackers right now. A serious, so-called zero-day vulnerability in Java has been found by the digital security firm FireEye. The company says it is currently being exploited for malicious purposes, and...
Security Flaw In Java Code Being Used To Attack Computers Now

Oracle settles for $0 in Java-Android patent case

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The contentious Oracle lawsuit against Google's use of Java code in Android, which ended in a mixed and muted exoneration for Google, took another turn Wednesday as the two tech titans agreed to a zero-dollar award. Presiding Judge William Alsup only asked "is there a catch I need to be...
Oracle settles for $0 in Java-Android patent case

New vulnerability bypasses Oracle's attempt to stop malware drive-by-downloads via Java applets

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Researchers from the Polish firm Security Explorations have identified a serious vulnerability in the latest version of Java that completely bypasses the new security level Oracle recently introduced for Java applets. Coupled with the two other vulnerabilities discovered by the same firm less than two weeks ago, Java users are...
New vulnerability bypasses Oracle's attempt to stop malware drive-by-downloads via Java applets

Bloch: I 'likely' copied Sun's Java code for Android

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The Google versus Oracle fight continued in court today, with self-titled "Chief Java Architect" Joshua Bloch's recorded testimony stating that it was "likely" some code he wrote for Android was the same as Sun's Java code. Nine lines of the code in question are duplicated in Google's Timsort.java file from...
Bloch: I 'likely' copied Sun's Java code for Android

Oracle contests Google's 'fair use' of Java code in appeal

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An appeals court should rule, as a matter of law, that Google's commercial use of Java in a market where Oracle already competed was not fair use, the software company said in a filing....
Oracle contests Google's 'fair use' of Java code in appeal

Oracle Versus Google: The Database Kingpin Gets Desperate

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Oracle’s lawsuit against Google over alleged infringement of Java slipped from epic battle to soap opera this week: The relationships between the judge, jury, plaintiff and defendant have become a tangle of legal ambiguity and financial suffering — or is it avarice? The jury deferred to the judge on...
Oracle Versus Google: The Database Kingpin Gets Desperate
Google Calls For Mistrial After Jury Says Android Stole From Java

Oracle and Google Agree To Copyright Truce (For Now)

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Google and Oracle find a way forward on the copyrightability of APIs. Image: o5com/Flickr Oracle and Google have struck a deal in their ongoing Java dispute which could speed the case along, but with one catch: Oracle has now essentially bet the farm on its claim that Google violated its...
Oracle and Google Agree To Copyright Truce (For Now)

Corona Labs Raises An Additional $2 Million To Grow Its Mobile App Framework, Corona SDK

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Corona Labs (formerly Ansca Mobile), the makers of the cross-platform mobile app development framework known as the Corona SDK, has raised an additional $2 million in funding from existing investor Merus Capital and new investor Western Technology Investment (WTI). The funding, a Series A-1 round, is a combination of both equity...
Corona Labs Raises An Additional $2 Million To Grow Its Mobile App Framework, Corona SDK
Google's chief Java architect: it's 'likely' I copied Sun code found in Android
Android made Java-free thanks to 'XobotOS' project, but what are the legal implications?

Oracle vs Google Split Decision: Jury Finds Copyright Infringement But Deadlocks On “Fair Use”

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According to published reports, a federal jury earlier today delivered a mixed result in Oracle v. Google. The jury found that Google had in fact infringed on Oracle’s Java copyright (by virtue of its Sun Microsystems acquisition) in using some Java code in Android and related APIs. However... Please visit...
Oracle vs Google Split Decision: Jury Finds Copyright Infringement But Deadlocks On “Fair Use”

Judge: Google 'failed' to list astroturf writers

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In the ongoing dispute between Google and Oracle over patents related to Android's use of Java code, US District Court Judge William Alsup last week ordered both parties to disclose any paid journalists, bloggers, pundits or other writers who may be writing opinion pieces with or without fully disclosing their...
Judge: Google 'failed' to list astroturf writers

Oracle's Narrow Victory Is Really Google's Win In Java Trial

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It was the poet Robert Frost who once observed that “…A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.” How then to interpret the mixed-bag verdict delivered yesterday in the first phase of the lawsuit pitting software giant Oracle against the search engine concern Google,...
Oracle's Narrow Victory Is Really Google's Win In Java Trial

Red Hat hires lead JRuby developers alongside Engine Yard partnership

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Charles Nutter and Tom Enebo, key developers behind the JRuby project, are joining Red Hat. The news was announced at JRubyConf 2012 this morning and later confirmed by Nutter on Twitter. JRuby is an open source implementation of the Ruby programming language that targets the Java virtual machine (JVM). It...
Red Hat hires lead JRuby developers alongside Engine Yard partnership

Oracle gives opening statement in Google case with 91 slides

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Arguing that "Android is not a clean room implementation," Oracle said that Google copied Java code. [Read more]...
Oracle gives opening statement in Google case with 91 slides
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