Another day, another statement out of Oracle meant to embarrass HP's brand
Late Wednesday, three days into the SAP trial, Oracle came out and said,
"Hewlett-Packard has refused to accept service of a subpoena requiring Mr.
Apotheker to testify about his role in SAP's illegal conduct. Mr. Apotheker
started work for HP on Monday, but it now appears that the HP Board of
Directors has decided to keep him away from HP's headquarters and outside the
court's jurisdiction. We will continue to try to serve him."
HP might as well have painted a big bull's eye on Apotheker's chest because
Oracle's gonna use his failure to show as evidence, circumstantial or
otherwise, of his alleged complicity in the illegal downloading of Oracle IP
that went for years at SAP's now shuttered third-party maintenance outfit,
The trial is supposed to decide how much SAP ow... (more)
Google and its subsidiary Motorola Mobility may have to break down and start
paying Microsoft royalties on the IP Redmond claims is in Android like the
rest of the Android ecosystem.
That is if they want to keep Google Maps alive in Germany.
FOSS Patents reported Thursday that the Munich I Regional Court told Google
and Motorola "in no uncertain terms" that it's likely to decide that they
infringe a Microsoft patent on a "computer system for identifying local
resources and method therefore."
And that means that Google Maps will be banned locally despite Google
complaining that ... (more)
Zuora, the Marc Benioff-backed on-demand billing and payments start-up, has
announced what it calls the Z-Commerce Platform, a development platform
dedicated to monetizing cloud computing services.
Zuora CEO Tien Tzuo describes the widgetry as the start-up’s most important
product announcement to date, “a big step towards our vision of being the
de facto commerce engine for the cloud.”
With Z-Billing, Z-Payments, and Z-Force, its existing products, the
company’s supposed to have a suite of business cloud solutions focused on
driving revenue from cloud computing.
It figures there... (more)
Eighteen months or so after Google Gears debuted, a period of time scarred by
several major Gmail outages, Google’s cloud-accessible-only e-mail is
finally getting invested with offline support.
English-speaking US and UK Gmail users who want to test the new skill can now
catch up with the rest of the world.
Google calls the feature “early experimental,” but then Gmail is still in
beta two years after its general release.
Although Google has been using the widgetry internally “for quite a
while,” it warns that there still may be “some kinks that haven’t been
completely ironed ou... (more)
Lindows.com, which Microsoft is now suing in Europe as well as America over
its choice of name, has upgraded its desktop LindowsOS 4.0 kit to 4.5 adding
integrated search, free SIPphone support and ability to translate Web content
back and forth into six different language - English, Spanish, French,
Italian, German and Portuguese - facilities Windows XP doesn't have and, so,
provoking Lindows CEO Michael Robertson to proclaim that Lindows "is taking a
leadership role in innovation in the operating systems business."
The rev is supposed to be the first time an operating system has ... (more)