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Microsoft, Apple, Ericsson, RIM, Sony and EMC – The Whole Consortium Outbids Google Of Nortel Telecommunications Patents

Microsoft, Apple, Ericsson, RIM, Sony and EMC – The Whole Consortium Outbids Google Of Nortel Telecommunications Patents

Nortel Networks announced that it had sold its juggernaut patent portfolio to a consortium made up of the likes of Apple, Microsoft, and RIM for a hefty sum of $4.5 billion cash and Sony, Ericsson, and EMC will now have access to more than 6,000 patents that relate to all manner of technologies, including 4G LTE wireless capabilities, Wi-Fi, semiconductors, and social networking. Each company in the consortium could have paid $750 million each, significantly less than Google’s original $900 million bid and it is not clear if each company contributed equally or will equally share in ownership of the patents in question………….

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Google’s Chrome OS Has Bugs

Google’s Chrome OS Has Bugs

Researchers find flaws in Google Chrome OS systems and this flaws could undermine Google’s focus on security of Chrome-powered devices. Google responded to the news of the flaw in rapid fashion and fixed it, but the WhiteHat Security researcher found other instances of the same flaw in other applications soon after. Google Chrome OS gives extensions sweeping rights to access data stored on the cloud and the trusted extensions would be trusting another website, it means Google has to clamp down on extensions………..

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Gmail Getting New Look To Match Google+ – Test it Yourself

Gmail Getting New Look To Match Google+ – Test it Yourself

We seen this coming. Today Jason Cornwell, User Experience Designer of Gmail announced it on Gmail Blog. It bring the Google+ feeling in Gmail. Though it’s not released yet, but there is a Preview theme you could check it out right now.

By On July 2, 2011 Respond
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Google+ Blocked in China

Google+ Blocked in China

It has just been a day since the launch of Google’s very own social network, Google+. And surprisingly, its already banned in China. Guardian reports that Google+ is blocked by the Great Firewall of China just like other social networks including Facebook and Twitter, and users in China also reported that they are unable to open the newly launched social network.

By On July 1, 2011 Respond
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Oracle Claiming $2.6 Billion From Google For Android’s Alleged Infringement

Oracle Claiming $2.6 Billion From Google For Android’s Alleged Infringement

Oracle is seeking $2.6 billion in damages from Google as part of its patent infringement lawsuit over Java and in the latest filing in the case between the two California tech giants, Oracle revealed it was seeking $0.9 billion to $1.4 billion upfront from Google for infringing its patents. Oracle is entitled to damages based on a number of grounds, including advertising revenues from Android phones and Android has been used on more than 310 devices and now has the largest share of the smartphone market……….

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Google Teams Up With Virgin America To Provide Free WiFi In The Cloud

Google Teams Up With Virgin America To Provide Free WiFi In The Cloud

Google is joining forces with Virgin America to allow flight passengers to test-fly the new Chromebook computers for free and Airline passengers will be allowed to use the computers during their flight and even at select airport gates starting from July 1 through September 30, 2011. For passengers who borrow the Chromebook, they will receive a free WiFi session onboard Virgin America and at airport gates in San Francisco, Chicago O’Hare, Boston and in Dallas-Fort Worth will consist of Google Chrome Zone lounges beginning this week…………

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Graphical Improvements Coming To Google Search, Google Maps, and Gmail

Graphical Improvements Coming To Google Search, Google Maps, and Gmail

Google has redesigned its homepage, simplifying an already minimalist webpage , you realise it’s a change for the better, but it’s usually a bit of a double-take moment as your once nerdy friend has suddenly scrubbed up rather nicely. Not even the classic Google homepage is safe, but also the search giant reveals its intent to roll out a sweeping series of graphical improvements across Google Search, Google Maps, and Gmail over the next several months…………

By On June 30, 2011 Respond
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Facebook Co-founder Mark Zuckerberg Now The 3rd Richest Man In Technology Sector

Facebook Co-founder Mark Zuckerberg Now The 3rd Richest Man In Technology Sector

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s personal fortunes have soared, thanks to investment fund GSV,0 225,000 shares in Facebook at an average price of $29.28 each and this stake values the popular social networking site at about $70 billion. Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth has passed $18 billion and he is now the third richest man in the technology sector……….

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Google Introduced Fixes For “High-Risk” Security Holes In Its Chrome Browser

Google Introduced Fixes For “High-Risk” Security Holes In Its Chrome Browser

Google has shelled out another $7,000 in bounties to acquire and fix multiple high-risk security holes in its Chrome browser and Google Chrome version 12.0.742.112 addresses security vulnerabilities that expose users to remote code execution attacks. Chrome Stable channel has been updated to 12.0.742.112 for all platforms and contains an updated version of Adobe Flash……….

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HP TouchPads To WebOS Phone Adopters Will Get $50 Discounts

HP TouchPads To WebOS Phone Adopters Will Get $50 Discounts

HP is offering an unusual tactic to the early adopters of the TouchPad a discount based on loyalty to the webOS platform. This special offer is for the US or Canada who can prove they bought a Palm Pre, Pixi, or their Plus equivalents will get a $50 rebate on a 32GB version of the new tablet. The deal is valid anywhere the TouchPad is on sale and will continue to the end of July.

By On June 29, 2011 Respond
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Taiwan Finds Paid Android Refund Window Unlawful

Taiwan Finds Paid Android Refund Window Unlawful

Taipei City Government was recently alerted to Google’s Android Market return policies, that violate Taiwanese consumer protection laws requiring any product bought over the internet to have at least a 7-day trial period and gave Google a 15-day ultimatum to revise its app return policies to include the mandatory 7-day trial period. While the 15-minute refund window for apps and games purchased on the Android Market is fairly short and Tapei City government fined Google for the privilege of refusing to follow Taiwanese law’, followed swiftly by a T$1m ($35000 approx)……..

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General Dynamics Itronix Signed A Patent Agreement With Microsoft For Android Devices

General Dynamics Itronix Signed A Patent Agreement With Microsoft For Android Devices

Microsoft has signed yet another patent agreement with an Android device maker, General Dynamics Itronix and that will guarantee the software giant licensing fees for every Android device Itronix sells. Microsoft has already sued Barnes and Noble and Foxconn over Android patents and the new agreement will serve to increase the amount of money Microsoft earns from the overall success of Android…………

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Google Exposing Phone Locations Visible On Web

Google Exposing Phone Locations Visible On Web

Google has taken steps to limit the disclosure of the locations of WiFi Devices and the move by Google comes after the Mountain View, Calif.-based company was criticized for the way it made a database assembled by Android phones and Street View cars available to the public, even though it could link a geographical location with a unique hardware address of a Wi-Fi enabled device. The change means that Google now appears to be moving closer to the approach adopted by Apple and Microsoft and it wasn’t immediately clear what changes Google made to provide more privacy protections. The database is used to speed up geolocation fixes for mobile devices and to provide the ability to determine location for PCs that don’t have access to GPS-derived coordinates………..

By On June 28, 2011 Respond
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Facebook Now The Second Most Popular Website In UK, Overtakes Microsoft

Facebook Now The Second Most Popular Website In UK, Overtakes Microsoft

Facebook is now the second most popular web destination behind Google and the social networking site has overtaken Microsoft’s combined websites in Britain for the first time. Facebook attracted 26.8 million visitors in May compared to 26.2 million who visited Microsoft and people age of 18s re less likely to visit Twitter than two years ago but more people in that age group are joining Facebook…………

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Google To Discontinue HealthVault Competitor Of Microsoft

Google To Discontinue HealthVault Competitor Of Microsoft

Google to retire Google Health and Google PowerMeter, neither of which achieved the critical mass that Google felt would be necessary to continue it and Google Health will remain operational until Jan. 1, 2012 and also Google PowerMeter will be retired on Sept. 16 of this year. Google Health was launched to give people access to their personal health and wellness information and on the other hand, Google PowerMeter intended to raise awareness about personal energy usage by surfacing that data to users………..

By On June 26, 2011 1 Response
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