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HP’s Core WebOS Enyo Team Leaves, Joins Google

If you are an excellent programmer with some great ideas in your head, rest assured that the tech companies will be vying for you and would want you to be a part of their team. This, too, is apparently what hit HP's Core WebOS Enyo team. The team was working on webOS's HTML5-based application framework and was responsible for most of the coding…
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Google Finally Seals The Motorola Deal Raking In $12.5 Billion

Google has long been pursuing its ambition to acquire Motorola Mobility. Both companies agreed to the acquisition, raking in a whopping $12.5 billion. However, they needed clearance from regulatory authorities in Europe, America as well as China to go ahead with the deal. While American and European authorities had already cleared the deal, Google…
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Google Changes Nexus Marketing Strategy, Gets More Partners

Google's flagship device, Galaxy Nexus and other devices in the Nexus lineup have been quite a hit with the world of Android users. While Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S were initially through carriers or non-Google retailers, Google has been selling the Nexus One device directly through its site. The device was sold as unlocked. Now, it seems that Google…
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Sun’s Former CEO, Jonathan Schwartz Speaks In Favor Of Google

The trial of the ongoing legal case between Google and Oracle over Java APIs' infringement has taken a rather interesting twist. Oracle acquired Java when it acquired Sun since Sun created Java. But now, former CEO of Sun, Jonathan Schwartz, has appeared in the trial and spoken in favor of Google, stating that Java, and its APIs, were meant to be…
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Oracle Bought Sun Solely For Java, Oracle Executive Says

The legal battle between Google and Oracle continues and the latter continues to maintain that Java, although a free language, is still very valuable and that Google failed to pay the price of using it. Now, an Oracle executive has re-iterated during court proceedings that the value of Java APIs is what made Sun a very valuable acquisition for…
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Android IP Trial: Larry Page Leads As First Witness

Oracle has been quite critical of Google's Android platform, alleging that Google didn't respect the ownership of a number of Java-related patents owned by Oracle. Google, in turn, denies having done so. The failure of both to reach a settlement has now kick-started a court proceeding where Google's CEO, Larry Page, was announced the first witness.
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Larry Page Says Android Is About More Than Just Tablets

There have been a lot of rumors that Google may launch an Android tablet of its own some time soon. Whereas that remains a possibility, Google's CEO Larry Page is of the view that the Android platform is not just about tablets, but about the entire ecosystem that surrounds this platform. This essentially means that Google will continue focusing on…
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Skyhook CEO Says Major Non-Google Android Device On Its Way

Google currently has the primary control over Android platform. It decides what goes or doesn't go into the platform and actual vendors of Android devices have little sway. This, according to the CEO of Skyhook, is leading to a kind of 'mutinying' where a major, non-Google vendor wants to launch an Android device independent of Google. This would…
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