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Google exec worries over 'rudderless' Java

As if Oracle did not have enough work convincing MySQL users of its good intentions, the company also should set its sites on getting the Java platform back on track, contends a Google chief architect.

Microsoft exec: The world runs on software

Declaring that software runs the world and developers are the engine behind software, a high-level Microsoft official Monday unleashed the company's latest software development platform, Visual Studio 2010 and the accompanying .Net Framework 4.

Google hosts 400 CIOs, updates Docs

Google's enterprise division is hosting several hundred CIOs on Monday at its headquarters, where it will unveil enhancements to its Docs office suite, including a revamped code base.

Oracle chief architect to reveal MySQL strategy

MySQL users are set to receive fresh information about Oracle's road map for the open-source database during a keynote address by Chief Corporate Architect Edward Screven at Tuesday's O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo in Santa Clara, California.

Photographers sue Google over book scanning

Google's years-long attempt to create an online library and store with millions of books will face yet another legal hurdle with the filing of a class-action copyright infringement lawsuit by the American Society of Media Photographers.

Open-source advocate enters IBM antitrust fray

Software developer and political lobbyist Florian Mueller weighed in on the European Commission's investigation of monopoly abuse claims against IBM, accusing the computing giant of deserting the interests of the open-source software community.

The iPad makes demands on Web developers

Web developers behind the sites on Apple's approved list of iPad-ready online destinations have confronted an issue that the device-maker is forcing to the fore: are official World Wide Web Consortium standard languages sufficient tools to deliver cu...

Microsoft ending support for Itanium

Microsoft is ending its support for Intel's Itanium processor with the current version of its Windows Server OS, according to a Microsoft blog posting Friday.

Court denies Microsoft appeal in i4i case

An appeals court has refused to rehear the case that ultimately forced Microsoft to remove a feature from Office 2007, leaving the U.S. Supreme Court as the software maker's most likely next step.

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