Google shoots down Oracle case
Published in News


Java Applets were fair use

Google has won a major US court battle with software firm Oracle after a jury ruled it did not nick parts of the Java programming language.

Oracle blames falling profits on Google
Published in News


Payback is cool for Catz


Data-storage outfit Oracle is blaming the fact that Google “illegally” used Java in Android for all the woes which have befallen the company.

Catz claims Oracle bought Sun to protect its own products
Published in Mobiles


We did not have a court battle with Google in mind

Oracle told a court that it did not acquire Sun Microsystems in 2009 to launch a copyright lawsuit against Google, but rather to protect its products that relied on Sun's software.

Wearable market predicted to grow
Published in Wearables


Gartner polishes its crystal balls


Augurs in the divination division of the analyst outfit Gartner have been consulting the entrails of load of bullocks and come to the conclusion that 274.6 million wearable electronic devices will be sold worldwide in 2016.

Intel signs pact with Oracle
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Oratel Alliance targets IBM busting deal using the Sun god Apollo

With Microsoft not really needing Intel for its cloud bid, Chipzilla has been snuffling around looking for allies and found another party who has missed the boat to team up with – Oracle.

Oracle fires Java evangelists
Published in News


No faith in a return from dead or at least dying

It is starting to look like Oracle believes that Java is getting too old and is starting to die.

Oracle shows off SPARC details
Published in Processors


Sonoma ready for the big time

Oracle has been sharing a few details about its SPARC processor code-named Sonoma. Sonoma is not a sleeping Italian mama at all but a place where Americans grow wine that Europeans will not touch.

Apple spends a fortune protecting Cook
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From what?

Fruity cargo cult Apple is so terrified that something bad will happen to its leader Tim Cook that it spends nearly $700,000 to protect him. 

Oracle names new chip after cheap wine
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Sonoma cure for networking hangovers

Oracle is looking to expand the market for its Sparc-based servers with a new, low-cost processor which it curiously called Sonoma. 

Oracle releases Java mega patch
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One already being exploited

Oracle has just fixed 25 vulnerabilities in its aging Java platform, including one that's already being exploited in attacks.