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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald