As predicted, Google has moved for a mistrial. I can't see myself how the jury can have found an infringement if, on the same count, it was unable to determine whether it counted as fair use. Either, or...
Thanks for summarizing the situation succinctly, Kim. It sure seems to me, as Tom Nolle has stated, that this kind of decision isn't served by litigation but needs to be determined and regulated in other ways.
Not sure what the outcome will be here. But my prediction is that it will stand and not much will really happen as a result.
The FBI recently issued a warning to smartphone users, highlighting two mobile malware applications: Loozfan, which steals personal information, and FinFisher, which is spyware that takes over a smartphone's functions.
The Oracle/Google lawsuit is about arcane issues like APIs, but the ramifications of a decision here could touch every single software developer and every piece of software on the Internet. We're going to have to review the decision closely; it could stop innovation in its tracks!
Malware designed to infect Google Android smartphones has increased dramatically, and now the government is stepping in. The National Security Agency has developed SE Android, a system that tries to close up its security holes.
As smartphones and tablets forge into the mainstream, vendors can begin work on the next big wave: wearable devices. Apple and Google are two of the heavyweights reportedly investing time, effort, and money here. This broad category spans the range from devices that can be worn like watches to computers integrated with people's clothing.
Linux Journal recently released its 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards. As an Ubuntu convert in recent years, I was glad to see Ubuntu took the top spot for "Best Linux Distribution" (at 16 percent, edging out Debian, which took 14.1 percent).
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