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  • Copyright questions remain after Google’s fair use victory

    Copyright questions remain after Google’s fair use victory

    If you didn’t already know the jury’s decision in Oracle’s long-running lawsuit against Google, you wouldn’t have been able to guess it from looking at either company’s legal team yesterday. Moments after the verdict was read, both sets of high-powered intellectual property lawyers huddled up and spoke softly, without any outward signs that Oracle had just lost… Read More

  • 13 TechCrunch stories you don’t want to miss this week

    13 TechCrunch stories you don’t want to miss this week

    This week, announcements from Google’s annual I/O developer conference dominated tech headlines. But Oracle and Google are back in court, Apple unveiled a new redesigned store in SF and we learned that Amazon may start selling its own groceries soon. These are the stories you don’t want to miss. 1.TechCrunch live blogged the Google I/O keynote from the Shoreline Amphitheater event. Read More

  • Alphabet CEO Larry Page defends Android’s use of Java APIs in court

    Alphabet CEO Larry Page defends Android’s use of Java APIs in court

    Alphabet CEO and Google co-founder Larry Page defended his company’s development of the Android platform today during an ongoing legal battle with Oracle. Oracle sued Google in 2010, claiming that Android developers copied sections of proprietary code from Java. Google has maintained that the code in question was open source and free for its engineers to use, and that the implementation… Read More

  • In Oracle’s world, Android is a crime against open source

    In Oracle’s world, Android is a crime against open source

    Oracle and Google are back in the courtroom again — the same court they started in back in 2010, when Oracle first sued Google over the company’s use of 37 Java APIs in its Android operating system. The case, first decided in favor of Google, bounced up to an appeals court and was reversed, then appealed to the Supreme Court, which declined to hear the case. Now Oracle’s… Read More

  • The Money In Open-Source Software Crunch Network

    The Money In Open-Source Software

    It’s no secret that open-source technology — once the province of radicals, hippies and granola eaters — has gone mainstream. According to industry estimates, more than 180 young companies that give away their software raised roughly $3.2 billion in financing from 2011 to 2014. Despite the growing popularity of open-source software, though, many open-source companies are… Read More

  • Copyright Captures APIs: A New Caution For Developers Crunch Network

    Copyright Captures APIs: A New Caution For Developers

    Google v. Oracle. It’s a sensational case. A battle of tech heavyweights — and a software copyright case that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Millions of dollars are at stake. And the ramifications for software entrepreneurs are significant. Read More

  • Oracle Buys Cloud-based Customer Service Company RightNow For $1.5 Billion

    Oracle Buys Cloud-based Customer Service Company RightNow For $1.5 Billion

    Oracle this morning announced that it has acquired RightNow – both companies are listed on NASDAQ – for $43 per share or roughly $1.5 billion net of RightNow’s cash and debt. With the acquisition, Oracle is adding a robust cloud-based customer service offering (see graph below) to its own Public Cloud solution – more info on that here. RightNow’s share price closed… Read More

  • Oracle To Acquire GoAhead

    Oracle To Acquire GoAhead

    Oracle this morning announced that it has acquired GoAhead Software, which sells packaged service availability software to network equipment providers (NEPs) and other players in the commmunications industry. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Read More

  • Oracle buys Oxford-based data security company Secerno

    Oracle is acquiring Secerno, an Oxford, UK-based provider of database firewall solutions for Oracle and non-Oracle databases. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed, and Oracle expects the transaction to close before the end of June 2010. Until the deal closes, each company will continue to operate independently. Secerno’s solution adds a critical defensive layer of security… Read More

  • Oracle Acquires UK-based Data Security And Control Company Secerno

    Oracle is acquiring Secerno, an Oxford, UK-based provider of database firewall solutions for Oracle and non-Oracle databases. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed, and Oracle expects the transaction to close before the end of June 2010. Until the deal closes, each company will continue to operate independently. Secerno’s solution adds a critical defensive layer of security… Read More

  • Larry Ellison Still Hates "Cloud Computing Nonsense" (Video)

    According to Wikipedia, cloud computing is a paradigm of computing in which dynamically scalable and often virtualized resources are provided as a service over the Internet. According to Larry Ellison, it’s nonsense and water vapor. The chief executive of Oracle last week at the Churchill Club sat down with former Motorola CEO Ed Zander for a fireside chat about the future of the company… Read More