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  1. Oracle Rejects Google’s $3 Million Offer to Settle Patent Dispute

    The email was written in August 2010 by Tim Lindholm, a software engineer at Google, to his superiors. He suggested that Google would have no choice but to start licensing Java as no other technologies would be suitable for use within Android and...

  2. Google’s Patent Battle With Microsoft & Apple Escalates

    Microsoft was also on the attack yesterday, releasing a new video via Google-owned YouTube called “Googlighting” that mocks Google for selling “productivity software on the side” (a.k.a. Microsoft also pre-empted any criticisms from Google that it...

  3. Biggest Search Events of 2011 & Predictions for 2012

    Google made this the "default experience" for signed-in users on Google.com in October and, as a consequence, stopped passing query data to analytics software including Google Analytics. The Microsoft-Yahoo Search Alliance gave Microsoft direct...

  4. IRS Audits Google's Off-Shore Tax Strategies

    This includes $1 billion saved by allocating profits to a Bermuda-based law firm (where corporate income tax is non-existent), the use of the Google Ireland Holdings for licensing and intellectual properties, and the amount charged for licensing...

  5. Kenshoo & Covario Team Up on SEO, PPC, Social & Local

    Enterprise SEM/SEO software providers Covario and Kenshoo have formed a strategic alliance that will see Covario licensing Kenshoo Enterprise and Kenshoo Social. In describing the terms of their licensing agreement, Covario said they will, “utilize...

  6. Top ten stories from SES New York – Day 2

    Nick discusses how computer systems and software algorithms are at the center of business today, and the implications for privacy. Paul Miller of ZDNet's The Semantic Web says, “New York-based semantic search company hakia will today use the Search...