In its heavyweight court fight with Google over the Android operating system, Oracle saw almost all of its claims rejected by judge and jury. But the software giant did win one battle over a mere nine lines of software code, and the company believes this victory is more important than it might seem.
Oracle and Larry Ellison received another legal setback on Wednesday when a California judge said the company must continue to support HP’s Itanium servers.
GM researchers are working on technology that will use the Wi-Fi Direct peer-to-peer wireless connection standard to allow smartphones and other connected devices to communicate with cars. Wi-Fi Direct would be integrated with existing driver-assistance systems that use sensor-based object detection to identify pedestrians and others carrying smartphones equipped with a Wi-Fi Direct app that the automaker is also developing.
Oracle will bow to a national advertising board and stop running ads that claim its Exadata machines are better than IBM?s Power systems.
The security firm once known as Blackwater has repeatedly tried to distance itself from its bad old days of wrongful death and corporate misconduct. But a new lawsuit filed by two former employees raises questions about whether the firm’s kinder, gentler rebranding is more than skin deep.
Director Zack Snyder and new Supes actor Henry Cavill show Comic-Con a bit of their upcoming reboot.
Cisco is facing a backlash over its decision to update the embedded software on some its home Wi-Fi routers so that they’re managed via a new “cloud” service it offers over the net. Some customers are concerned that Cisco is invading their privacy by requesting personal data via the service, while others felt that the fine print barred them from surfing the net for “obscene, pornographic, or offensive purposes.”
Netflix, Pinterest, and Instagram may be sticking with Amazon’s cloud after last weekend’s outage, but for Brandon Wade’s online dating site, the Friday night crash was the last straw. He’s going off of Amazon now. After two outages in June, he says Amazon is simply not reliable enough for romance. The paying users of his website, Whatsyourprice.com, are “very impatient, and relatively intolerant of such failures,” he says. “Some people’s lives were interrupted in a big way.”
Apple must be doing something right in the PC space — or PC makers or doing something wrong. The ratio of PC sales to Mac sales has dropped to the lowest point in about 15 years.
In the past four years, the U.S. has forged a close, and largely unreported, alliance with the Ugandan military. But Uganda’s escalating crackdown on its gays, lesbians and transgenders has the U.S. indicating that it might just cut off that military aid.