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Google, Oracle Compete for Innovation Label in Android Retrial

Oracle Corp and Google faced off on Tuesday in a $9 billion copyright retrial, with Oracle accusing Google of stealing programming to grow to be the world’s main telephone player and Google announcing it acted legally as a real innovator. Oracle claims Google’s Android cellphone working system violated its copyright on components of the Java programming language, even as Alphabet Inc’s Google says it have to be capable of use Java with out paying a charge below the honest-use provision of copyright law. The dispute previously went to trial in…

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South Korea Clears Oracle of Anti-Competitive Acts After Software Probe

South Korea’s Fair Trade Commission (FTC) said on Wednesday Oracle Corp did not engage in anti-competitive behaviour following a probe over its practice of packaging new software upgrades into database management service contracts. South Korea’s antitrust regulator last year opened an investigation into the practice to determine whether it was using its dominant market position to shut out rivals. The US company controlled 58.5 percent of the domestic database management system market as of 2014, according to the FTC, marginally lower than 59.6 percent in 2011. The regulator said on…

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Oracle Seeks $9.3 Billion in Damages From Google: Report

Global software and cloud major Oracle has sought $9.3 billion (roughly Rs. 61,873 crores) from search engine giant Google over software copyrights infringement, a media report said. Oracle claims that it should receive $475 million (roughly Rs. 3,160 crores) in damages in addition to $8.8 billion (roughly Rs. 58,546 crores) relating to “profits apportioned to infringed Java copyrights”, Fortune reported, quoting IDG News Service. Citing court documents, the report said the two companies have been at odds over whether Google improperly used so-called APIs (application programming interfaces) related to the…

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Microsoft Takes on Oracle, Opening Up Database Software to Linux

Microsoft Corp planned on Monday to announce its move into a new business, unveiling a database software that works with a rival to its Windows operating system, a move that takes aim at a market long dominated by Oracle Corp. Microsoft’s new database product will work with the Linux operating system. The move is the latest to show Microsoft’s increasing willingness to work with competing products, a radical change for the once fiercely protective company. Microsoft’s more open strategy has become a hallmark of Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella since…

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