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Oracle vs Google – Android Court Case

April 17th, 2012

Oracle has made available the slides of the Oracle-Google case unfolding in a San Francisco courtroom also known as The World Series of IP.
I would probably call it the match of the Larry. Or Larries. :-)
Larry Ellison of Oracle and Larry Page of Google.

In any argument, a party would only presents what is positive for them.
I’m interested to see how Google counter this, if possible with slides for the public as well.

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Google TV making a comeback?

November 7th, 2011

Google TV, supposedly the Google product that will revolutionize your home entertainment particularly the television didn’t quite live up to its expectation.
Launched with much fanfare during the Google IO 2010, the Google TV somehow failed to gain traction, probably due to its price at the range of $200 to $250.

However, the Google TV is now set for a comeback via version 2.0.

The Internet search engine unveiled a revamped version of its Google TV service and announced plans to create about one hundred online “channels” of original video programming for its YouTube website, in separate announcements on Friday.

Source: Reuters

So Google got a few celebrities to stream videos on its YouTube service and then by linking it to the Google TV, this will allow more viewable “internet channels” on the Google TV.

On the other hand, there were news that the software inside Google TV is set for Honeycomb, which is the Android version of 3.1 after a beta version was made for update.

Make no mistake, the Google TV will be version 2.0 although the software could be Android 3.1.

With all the services and software ready, the remaining factor will be the price of the Google TV hardware.
The price has been reduced and is now available at $89.95 refurbished, from Buy.com or $99.99 from Amazon.com.

Could this be the time to revisit Google TV?

Google TV official site.

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Blekko, DuckDuckGo, Topsy, Google

April 12th, 2011

How many other search engines you have tried, other than Google, Bing or Yahoo!?

Here’s some popular search engines which are not mainstream, but taking a different approach in displaying results.

Blekko
Launched November 1, 2010, Blekko aims to offer results culled from a set of 3 billion trusted websites and excluding material from such sites as content farms.
Blekko primarily uses slashtags to search only the sites you want and cut out the spam sites. use friends, experts, community or your own slashtags to slash in what you want and slash out what you don’t.
As of Blekko’s launch date, its 8,000 beta editors had developed 3,000 slashtags corresponding to the site’s most frequent searches.

Go to Blekko.

DuckDuckGo
DuckDuckGo’s weird name came from Duck, Duck, Goose the children’s game.
Kid not with it though. Although DuckDuckGo was solo-founded by Gabriel Weinberg in February 2008 and is still the only full-time person running it, DuckDuckGo has been going up the ranks in visitors/users.
It’s primary aim is to provide instant results, weed out spam and most importantly users’ privacy.
It claims that it does not store IP addresses, does not log user information, and only uses cookies when needed.

Go to DuckDuckGo.

Topsy
Topsy claims to be the search engine for the social web. Headquartered in San Francisco and founded in 2006, Topsy is backed by BlueRun Ventures, Ignition Partners, Founders Fund and Scott Banister.
Rather than scour the whole Web to deduce what’s popular, Topsy analyzes links shared by influential twitter users.
For newsy topics, it’s an effective end run around online junk.

Go to Topsy.

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