Arik Hesseldahl

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Filing Says Oracle’s Java Suit Against Google Could Be Worth Billions

A new court filing says that software giant Oracle is seeking damages “in the billions of dollars” from Google over its use of Java in the Android smartphone operating system, Reuters reports. Oracle sued Google last year, claiming Android mobile operating technology infringes Oracle’s Java patents. Oracle became Java’s owner after its acquisition of Sun Microsystems in 2010.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus