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Google and Oracle present closing arguments in battle over Java

Attorneys for Oracle and Google presented their closing arguments today in a lawsuit over Google’s use of Java APIs owned by Oracle in Android. Oracle accused Google of...

Lenovo admits its Motorola business ‘has not met expectations’

Lenovo has admitted that it has failed to build on its acquisition of Motorola. The Chinese firm acquired the phone-maker from Google for $2.91 billion in late 2014 and,...

Wyper fancies itself the Tinder of car shopping

The new iOS and Android app Wyper brings the swipe left-swipe right matchmaking magic of Tinder to car shopping. When I spoke with creator Aaron Rosenthal, the app...

Jury finds Google’s implementation of Java in Android was fair use

Software developers can breathe a massive sigh of relief — a jury found today that Google’s implementation of 37 Java APIs in Android qualified as fair use. However,...

Blendle adds apps for its pay-per-story news service in the US

 News delivery startup Blendle, which is applying a marketplace model to journalism offering pay-per-article reads from a range of different publishers, has launched iOS and Android apps in the US, expanding how US...

Copyright questions remain after Google’s fair use victory

If you didn’t already know the jury’s decision in Oracle’s long-running lawsuit against Google, you wouldn’t have been able to guess it from looking at either company’s legal...

Sundar Pichai stays diplomatic about Google building its own phones

There’s been a lot of speculation as to whether Google will end up building its own phone. Google CEO Sundar Pichai had sort of an answer on stage at...

Google tests a feature that tells you which apps to remove when you run...

Running out of room on your smartphone is a problem many mobile consumers have today, thanks to sizable photo, video, and music libraries saved on their device. That...

Facebook Messenger bug allowed researchers to change conversation history

Security researchers discovered a bug in Facebook Messenger that would allow an attacker to modify or remove text, pictures, links, and other data from chats in the Messenger Android...

Android’s new Nearby feature will alert you to apps and websites useful at your...

At Google’s I/O conference last month, the company introduced the concept of “Instant Apps” – a way of more quickly downloading apps by breaking them into small, runnable...
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Bandcamp Pledges To Continue Music Downloads Following Apple iTunes Store Termination

Independent music artist platform Bandcamp has pledged to continue offering music downloads for purchase. The company sent an email reassuring customers in the wake...