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Java Causing Problems Again: This Time Mozilla and Apple Take Action

Java Causing Problems Again: This Time Mozilla and Apple Take Action

Java is fast becoming the one thing on the internet no-one wants to touch and a thorn in Oracle’s side. A few weeks ago a Java update caused some minor damage and exposed a few people’s computers to a vulnerability—one that Oracle took too long to fix and which prompted Apple to block the software [...]

January 13th, 2013 by Anthony West

Apple Updates OS X Browsers and Leaves Java Behind

Apple Updates OS X Browsers and Leaves Java Behind

Apple users for years boasted that one of the cool aspects of using a Mac is that “you never have to worry about viruses and malware.” Things are not so cosy nowadays for Mac users and a big reason for that is that ubiquitous plugin called Java. The oracle made software plugin has become the [...]

October 21st, 2012 by Anthony West

Oracle Ordered To Pay Google $1 Million

Oracle Ordered To Pay Google $1 Million

As patent battles go, a $1 million payout in some circles is quite a relief. This must certainly be the thinking at Oracle after a court ordered the software maker to pay $1 million in court cost fees to Google. The court order stems from an on-going patent battle that Oracle has been embroiled in [...]

September 18th, 2012 by Anthony West

Oracle Buys Social Media Marketing Company Vitrue For $300 Million

Oracle Buys Social Media Marketing Company Vitrue For $300 Million

Oracle has been busy lately fighting Google over patents worth billions so it’s a bit of surprise to see the company taking a breather and splashing out $300 million on an acquisition. Oracle made a press release recently confirming the purchase of social media marketing company Vitrue. Though the release didn’t confirm the actual price [...]

June 10th, 2012 by Anthony West

Oracle Acquires Taleo For $1.9 Billion

Oracle Acquires Taleo For $1.9 Billion

It looks like Oracle is out splashing the cash again, and we aren’t talking peanuts here. The tech giant announced recently that it acquired cloud-based talent management company Taleo for the gargantuan sum of $1.9 billion. The acquisition of Taleo will help boost Oracle cloud-based offerings, and the deal will close somewhere around mid-2012. Many [...]

February 22nd, 2012 by Anthony West

Oracle Acquires RightNow For $1.5 Billion

Oracle Acquires RightNow For $1.5 Billion

Cloud-based platforms are so popular right now those companies who don’t have a presence or who want to increase their presence are simply just acquiring. The latest big-name company to splash out is Oracle, who announced recently that it has acquired popular Cloud-based platform RightNow. The acquisition cost Netflix roughly $43 per share and represents [...]

October 29th, 2011 by Anthony West

Oracle Sues Google for Up to $6.1 Billion

Oracle Sues Google for Up to $6.1 Billion

Oracle is seeking compensation between $1.4 billion and $6.1 billion with regards to a patent lawsuit it filed against Google last year. It claimed that Google’s Android mobile platform infringed Oracle’s Java patents. Oracle owns the Java programming language as part of its acquisition of Sun Microsystems in January 2010. Oracle’s lawsuit is connected with [...]

June 21st, 2011 by Debbie Parker

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