6 Tech Company Slogans That Mattered

Intel's always been a bit of a brand machine — remember the "Intel Inside" stickers? — and on Tuesday it upheld that tradition. In a pivot from the sort of stodgy "Sponsors of Tomorrow" slogan, the company is going with the hacker-friendly "Look Inside." How much can a new slogan really matter, though? A lot, if history is any guide. Read More >>

Oracle's Latest Java Fix Is Still Broken, Better Learn to Live Without

Remember that big zero-day Java vulnerability the everyone was all worried about? Well, Oracle fixed it. Oh wait, no. That latest Java fix still has a big ol' hole. It's time to abandon ship, folks. Read More >>

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How To Disable Java in Your Browser

Java isn't good for your for your computer's health right now. It can mess it up pretty bad. Bad enough that the US Department of Homeland Security is warning its citizens to turn it off. OK, but how do you do that? Fortunately, it's not that hard. Read More >>

The List of Google's Paid Bloggers Is Way Less Fun Than We Wanted It to Be

Well, to be fair, any list of bloggers is going to be less fun than any expectation you could possibly have for it. (And your expectations for a blogger list better be pretty low to begin with.) But this list of who commented on the Oracle vs. Google trial, while also being paid by Google? Dud. Read More >>

Google Denies Paying Bloggers During Java Lawsuit

As the last details of the Google vs. Oracle Java lawsuit wrap up, both companies have responed to a court order to disclose paid bloggers. Google has claimed they had none, despite Oracle's assertions to the contrary. Oracle fessed up to one. Read More >>

Oracle CEO Ellison Buys Hawaiian Island; James Bond Gets Nervous

Larry Ellison, the sixth richest man in the world, has just bought 98 per cent of Lanai, the sixth largest island in Hawaii. All the other kids at the billionaires club must have been bullying Ellison over his private island credentials, because his newly purchased chunk of America is 1000 times bigger than Branson's puny piece of off-shore real estate, that'll show 'em. Read More >>

Oracle Ordered to Pay Google's Costs in Latest Legal Humiliation

Fresh from losing a critical battle in its fight with Google over Java and Android, Oracle has now been shamed a little more thanks to the judge ordering it to pay Google's legal fees. Read More >>

Oracle Loses Google/Java API Copyright Case, Android Bandwagon Free to Roll on

A US judge has ruled on the case between Google and Oracle, in which Oracle was trying to claim copyright ownership of some code used within Java and therefore Google's Android OS that's built around it. The judge dismissed some of Oracle's key complaints, saying Google's actions were fine. Read More >>

Oracle v. Google Juror: 'Wanted Steak. Got Parsley'

Jury duty! The worst. Civic duty? Oh please. And since we can't avoid serving, it better be good. One unnamed juror from the high-profile Oracle v. Google case was described by Jury Foreman Greg Thompson, 52, as dissatisfied with Oracle uber-lawyer David Boies's attempts to prove Google had infringed on both its patents and its copyrights in building the Android mobile OS. Read More >>

Jury Finds That Google Did Not Infringe Oracle's Patents

After a week of deliberations a jury has returned a verdict in the patent portion of the Google-Android fight to the death. Google is innocent — it did not infringe on two of Oracle's patents with Android. Read More >>

Google and Oracle Enter Round Two of Heavyweight Legal Fight

After the jury returned a partial verdict in the copyright phase of the Google-Oracle trial -- unable to decide whether Google's recreation of the Java platform constituted "fair use" of Oracle's copyright -- the trial has now entered the patent phase, where the same jury will seek to decide whether Google infringed on Oracle's patents. Read More >>

Google Is Found (Kind of) Guilty in Java Trial

The verdict is in for the Oracle vs. Google trial on whether Java was used improperly in the development of Android. The answer? Yes, sort of. Read More >>

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RocketSail Hits Freeway Speeds on the Water—Sadly, Without Rockets

While not quite as imposing as BMW Oracle's USA-17, the Vestas Sailrocket Mk.II is no less impressive. It's aiming to top 65 mph on wind power alone—the water-borne equivalent to going plaid—and break the short-distance world speed sailing record. Read More >>

Now HP Might Be Selling—Not Killing—WebOS

Contradicting earlier reports from the Guardian, Reuters reported late Monday that four sources close to the matter have confirmed that WebOS is being sought by companies, potentially Oracle, and that HP is weighing the benefits of a potential sale. PC Magazine has further analysis. Read More >>

Larry Ellison of Oracle Calls Autonomy CEO Lying Liar

Unless companies are suing each other over patents, you can expect a level of disconnected PR speak when companies talk on the record about each other. Unless you disrespect Oracle, then it's on. Read More >>


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