Google has moved that its patent infringement case with Oracle be declared a mistrial following only partial findings of infringement. The jurors found that while Google had infringed upon Oracle Java API copyright in certain claims on the case.
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The high-profile patent infringement battle between Google and Oracle has entered jury deliberations. The juror panel will now decide whether Google infringed on Oracle's Java patents in developing its Android mobile platform.
In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Google revealed it is the subject of probes in both Argentina (over Google's search and advertising business) and South Korea (over Google's mobile and advertising business).
A series of acquisitions, including buying Instagram and patents to defend against Yahoo, have occupied the attention of founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Executives reportedly have been unable to devote the time necessary to prepare for the launch.
Google is reportedly set to launch its much-anticipated Drive online storage service as early as this coming Tuesday. The company plans a service which will support both desktop and mobile platforms and will offer users 5GB of free storage space.
Google's Gmail users experienced a Gfail today. Google moved quickly to adjust its Gmail systems after a disruption left some of its users unable to access email for longer than an hour. The issue is now believed to have been fully resolved.
Google has reportedly delayed the release of its branded Android tablet until July of this year. Company sources report that the company had originally planned to debut the device in May, but concerns over pricing have delayed the release date.
U.S. Court of Appeals reverses an earlier decision that protected YouTube from damage claims under the safe harbour provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The ruling means another courtroom battle between Viacom and Google.
The Google co-founder said in his 2012 Update from the CEO report that the company would be looking to improve Google's search results while integrating the platform with Google's other services, including the Google+ social network.
Google says that its Project Glass team is aiming to create an augmented reality platform that will bring the benefits of Google's mapping and social networking platforms into real-world experiences – thanks to a "Star Trek"-like headset system.
Facebook has made good on its vow to fight Yahoo's patent claim by filing a counter suit also alleging patent infringement. Facebook claims Yahoo was infringing on 10 of its patents related to the operation of its web services and social networking.
Following public outcry over reports that companies have been asking employees to hand over login credentials in order to scan their profiles, Facebook has advised against handing password information to current or prospective employers.
Microblogging pioneer Twitter marked its sixth anniversary by announcing that it now has more than 140 million users. The company said that its users average more than 340 million tweets daily, totalling upwards of 2 billion posts per week.
Google says the UK GetMo campaign aims to provide webmasters and developers with tools for optimizing sites to run on mobile browsers. Based on the company's GoMo U.S. campaign, GetMo offers testing materials, developer guides, and case studies.
The suit alleges that Facebook features, including the News Feed and video content ads, are based on Yahoo patents for social networking and online advertising. The suit also alleges that Facebook is violating Yahoo patents preventing click fraud.
Local search and user-generated review site Yelp has become the latest technology firm to surge onto the stock market. The company yesterday closed out its IPO with its stock price up nearly 64 percent eight years after its founding.
The National Association of Attorneys General said in an open letter to Google CEO Larry Page stating that the group had "strong concerns" with the the way Google plans to consolidate its multiple privacy policies into one single agreement.
Analyst firm Canalys' App Integrator study found that the top 100 paid applications on the Android service carry an average cost of $3.74, compared to an average cost of $1.47 for the most popular paid iOS apps, likely due to a smaller audience.
A report says Google was ignoring settings on Safari intended to block tracking tools. Google platforms were reportedly able to log user activity on both the OS X and iOS versions of the browser. Google says the report "mischaracterizes" the issue.
Facebook has unveiled an authenticated account system which will target accounts of celebrities and popular figures with a large number of subscribers. Account owners can authenticate their identities by submitting a government issued ID.