In a case that has lasted for over six years, Oracle is still trying to convince the courts that Google stole their Java code and that the company has damages in excess of $9 billion dollars.
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Nearly four years after being found in breach of contract, Oracle has found itself on the receiving end of a $3 billion damages bill after withdrawing software support for HP's Itanium products.
Microsoft says SQL Server 2016 is now available, promising an "unmatched value proposition" that delivers superior security and performance to Oracle "at less than one-tenth of the total cost".
A jury has ruled in Google's favor in the case against Oracle over the use of the firm's Java APIs in Android. It was determined that Google's usage is covered under the fair use clause.
Larry Ellison - co-founder of Oracle, and one of the world's wealthiest people - is donating $200 million to fund a new research center dedicated to transforming the way that cancer is treated.
Microsoft has decided to offer free SQL Server licenses to entice customers who want to migrate their enterprise applications from Oracle databases to Microsoft SQL Server.
During a court case with Oracle, it was revealed by a lawyer for Oracle that Google has made as much as $31 billion in revenue, with $22 billion of that being profit, from the Android OS.
Microsoft has announced that it will be joinging as a founding member of the R Consortium formed by the Linux Foundation along side Google and Oracle for creating a vibrant data science community.
One of the long-running legal battles between Google and Oracle over Android's use of the Java API has finally reached the Supreme Court, where it has been tossed out for the time being.
The Ask toolbar is undeniably one of the programs on the internet no one really wanted. In line with this, Microsoft has flagged the toolbar as malware, for its ability to alter a browser's settings.
Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference used to ban employees from competitive organizations such as Google and Oracle but that has now changed for WPC 2015 with anyone being abled to attend.
Information obtained from litigation reporters is pointing at a reversal of ruling in Google vs Oracle case regarding Android's unlawful use of code from Java APIs which would be a setback for Google.
Larry Ellison made a lot of Oracle OpenWorld attendees upset when he decided to watch the latest America's Cup race instead of presenting new cloud offerings at the keynote with Microsoft.
Microsoft has announced a new partnership with Oracle that brings several Oracle products into the company's Azure cloud offering.
Oracle is facing a lawsuit stemming from a $33k strip club bill that one of its employees racked up at last year's OpenWorld conference and that the company is now refusing to pay.
Oracle made three announcements during the opening keynote: In-memory database option to improve performance, the new M6-32 high performance server, and a new appliance to backup 1000s of databases.
Larry Ellison is almost ready to get on stage. Follow our liveblog as we report on what he has to say about Oracle's future, including their database, hardware, and probably even Java.
The Oracle OpenWorld keynote is tomorrow night, but today the company is busy setting up for the big event. What key message is Oracle hammering home to attendees this year compared to last year?
Oracle OpenWorld kicks off next week in San Francisco, and Neowin will be there to report on new and updated products, security news, java updates, and everything else Larry Ellison has to share.
Apple has some of the bigger names in technology on their side as the company looks to reverse an Internation Trade Commision (ITC) ban on the importation of older iPhones.
Microsoft Open Technologies has announced a partnership with Azul Systems that will bring Oracle's Java to Windows Azure sometime later in 2013 using the OpenJDK specification.
As expected, Microsoft and Oracle have announced a new partnership that will, among other things, allow Oracle software to run on on Windows Server Hyper-V and in Windows Azure
Microsoft and Oracle executives, including Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Oracle president Mark Hurd, will be holding a press conference on Monday, but details have yet to be revealed.
Microsoft has announced that it has hired Judson Althoff as its new president of its North America Sales and Marketing, after previously working for 14 years at Oracle.
Oracle's most famous product, Java, has a few more woes to add to its past week after a Polish security firm discovered two more potential weaknesses hackers could use in future attacks.
A new report claims that Microsoft has decided to take Oracle's side in the company's lawsuit against Google over Google's use of Java in the Android operating system.
Another day, another Java security flaw. To quote the movie Wargames, "the only winning move is not to play." In this case, that means to constantly update Java and use it only if absolutely necessary
Oracle released a new update for Java over the weekend that fixes some exploits, but security experts believe PC running Java are still vulnerable to cyber attacks.
The United States government is warning PC users to disable Java on their machines, as a recently discovered flaw in the latest unpatched version is being exploited in the wild by hackers.
As the micro-blogging site continues to grow, more and more people are sharing their thoughts with the world. Last night's presidential debate generated 10.3 million tweets, a new political record.
Join us at 2:45pm PT (5:45pm ET) for a liveblog of Larry Ellison's keynote. He'll be joined by Infosys CEO S. D. Shibulal, and they will be discussing the cloud and built-in BI, social, and mobile.
Oracle OpenWorld is the annual conference where the company announces its new products and strategies. It's also traditionally the time when CEO Larry Ellison throws his partners under the bus.
Oracle will officially be switching to Nokia's mapping and location services. The move was confirmed today and is expected to be publicly announced tomorrow at Oracle OpenWorld.
Larry Ellison's keynote at Oracle OpenWorld will begin at 8pm ET/5pm CT. Join us here to see what the company's future plans are regarding Big Data, Cloud Computing, databases, and more.
We're on the ground in San Francisco as Oracle finishes up the final setups for the OpenWorld conference. Looking at the setup, it's easy to see what Oracle is selling.
Oracle OpenWorld starts next Sunday, and we'll be there to listen to everything Larry Ellison has to say about Java, databases, and their love of Google's products.
A security researcher has discovered another zero-day security exploit in Java, one that affects pretty much every Java version across every browser - putting around one billion computers at risk
In the continuing argument between Google and Oracle over Java APIs, Google has been requested to pay $0 to Oracle. The judge is also leaving open the possibility of Oracle paying all lawyer fees.
A new report claims that the new version of the open source-based OpenOffice software suite gets 87 percent of its downloads from Windows users, with only two percent from Linux users.
In a controversial ruling in the Oracle v. Google Java lawsuit, the jury issued a partial verdict in favor of Oracle. The jury's results have prompted Google to motion for a mistrial.
The judge presiding over Oracle's lawsuit against Google regarding Google's use of Java revealed that Google lost money on Android during every quarter of 2010, despite revenue of $97.7 million
The highest court in the European Union ruled yesterday that programming languages cannot be copyrighted, although original works created from programming languages can be.
A new article claims that as part of a settlement offer with Oracle, Google shows that it makes less money off its Android OS than it does offering services like Google Maps to Apple's iOS devices.
The world's third-largest software maker could be having more internal issues than previously thought, with a previous explanation being questioned.
Oracle has revoked the license allowing vendors to distribute Sun Java with operating systems. Now Ubuntu will, without warning, automatically disable and remove it from your system.
Oracle has been ordered to pay out in a settlement after supposedly lying in a contract dating back to 1998, by the General Services Administration.
In a new blog post, Google takes aim at Microsoft, Apple and other companies who the company says have engaged in a campaign to attack the success of Google's Android OS.
The saga does apparently continue. New developments have occurred regarding the dispute over the use of Java in Android. Google says the Oracle's damage estimate should be thrown out because Oracle set the cost of...
HP and Oracle are fighting in court again over a dispute about the processor chip inside one of HP's servers. The BBC reports that HP has filed a lawsuit claiming that Oracle has used "strong-arm...
The third day of HP Discover has officially wrapped and today's focus was clearly on unseating Oracle in the enterprise. As such, we saw a presentation on migrating from the Sun/Oracle SPARC architecture to HP's...