Google might replace Java with Open source Swift
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Weirdy beardie software that writes a song about everytime it is forked and dumped

Google is so hacked off with Oracle's java antics it is seriously considering taking it out of Android and replacing it with Apple's open sauce Swift software.

Carrier dissatisfaction with Google growing
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AT&T looks to Cyanogen

Carrier dissatisfaction with the Android maker Google is growing as more of them look to alternatives to curb what they perceive as the search engine outfit’s inflexibility.

Apple’s cloud disaster
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Blaming Obama now

Fruity Cargo cult Apple has spent billions trying to build its own cloud structure and failed and rather than question its own networking competence it is blaming the government.

Alphabet to flog off part of its robot arm
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Alphabet, the search outfit formally known as Google, as placed part of its robotics division, up for sale.

Google Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P now available for $299 and $399
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Unlocked phones with free shipping, while supplies last

This week, Internet retail giant B&H Photo Video is offering promotional codes on Google’s 2015 flagship smartphones, the LG-branded Google Nexus 5X and the Huawei-branded Huawei-branded Google Nexus 6P, while supplies last. Thanks to a special limited-time sale on twelve different varieties of the devices, customers can now order the Nexus 5X for as low as $299 with free shipping, while the Nexus 6P can be ordered for as low as $399 with free shipping.

HTC scores Nexus deal
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Three years

HTC has scored a deal to exclusively manufacture Nexus devices for the next three years.

"Right to be forgotten" now applies to all of Google's domains
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Geolocation fences will be deployed to avert unwanted local searchers

In 2014, the European Union’s highest court, the European Court of Justice (ECJ), ruled that Internet search engines like Google must be required to erase all webpage links to an individual’s search results in which personally identifiable information is deemed “inadequate” or “irrelevant” to a larger context of search inquiry. At first, the court order was only applicable to Google’s European Union-based search sites (see:, and, etc).

France demands $1.76 billion back taxes from Google
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Unless it surrenders at the last minute

The French government has sent Google a bill for back taxes of 1.6 billion euros.

Google gets deeper into virtual reality
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More virtual vapourware expected

Google is researching into a more virtual realtiy technology which will probably just end up in the beta stage before the search engine gives up on the whole project.

Google backing ARM servers
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Don't get your hopes up

Google is set to announce that it is working with Qualcomm to design servers based on ARM processors, in a move which could give the British chip designer some street cred in the data centre market.