All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘APIs’

Oracle vs. Google: Jury Sides with Android

In Google’s drawn-out court proceedings regarding Oracle’s accusations that the search giant infringed upon Java API patents in the development of its Android operating system, a jury has just found that no copyrights were violated. Google released a statement on the matter – “Today’s jury verdict that Android does not infringe Oracle’s patents was a victory not just for Google …

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Oracle, Google Trial Down to API Ruling

It was recently reported that the jury in Oracle’s case against Google for copyright infringement found that the search giant did violate Java copyrights, but likewise were undecided on whether or not the manipulation of the Java APIs in question should be considered fair use. Oracle’s legal team requested that presiding Judge William Alsup rule on the question as a …

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Jury in Google vs. Oracle Case Possibly Deadlocked

It would appear that the jury in Oracle’s case against Google regarding copyright infringement is possibly deadlocked, according to The Verge, due to a potential disagreement surrounding the concept of de minimis copying of protected content. Basically, this would mean the jury has yet to come to a decision regarding Google’s minimal copying of the 37 Java APIs used when …

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Microsoft and Twilio Join Forces To Offer Communication APIs

Skype changed the way we communicate online by offering an easy and affordable way to call anybody on a land line or other Skype users. Microsoft bought Skype last year to pump money into the development of more Skype products. Enter Twilio, an API that allows anybody to build an app for cloud-based calling over land lines. Microsoft has entered …

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Google+ Platform Office Hours Details jQuery Plugin

It’s another week and you know what that means – another Google+ platform office hours. While most of these are usually pretty interesting, this week has something that’s far more helpful to developers. The office hours last week were hosted by Jennifer Murphy, a developer programs engineer for Google. She gives a short demo of the new jQuery plugin that …

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Project Glass: Could Google’s Glasses Appear At Google I/O?

Google I/O is coming in June. This is the company’s big, annual developer event, where new developer products and APIs are often revealed, and Google gets to work directly with developers to help foster creativity on its platforms. It sounds like a perfect place to get developers working on awesome uses for Google glasses doesn’t it? A report from Nathan …

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Face.com Aims To Make Fake IDs Useless With Age Detection in API

Face.com is adding age detection to its API. This news was delivered to us in an email with the subject, “Fake ID’s useless thanks to Face.com (college Freshmen mourn).” “Yep, no more lying about your age,” a spokesperson tells us. “Age Estimation was added to provide an estimation representing an age group for a detected face,” Face.com CEO Gil Hirsch …

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Spotify, Echo Nest APIs Get Integration To Make Apps More Dev-Friendly

Spotify and The Echo Nest have a new API integration. Sure, there were plenty of app integrations between the two before, but now a combined API offering should make things easier on developers. “Integrating Spotify’s artist and song IDs creates an efficiency where the developer now only has to use one ID structure to have access to The Echo Nest’s …

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Google Apps APIs: What You Can Do With Them

Google, never shy about uploading videos to help people use their products better, has been uploading a lot lately. That includes this 45-minute Google Apps Fireside Chat: API Overview. “One of the many benefits of the Google Apps platform is our robust set of APIs that help administrators provision, manage, and integrate our products more efficiently,” Google says. The chat …

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Google Maps API: Make Your Maps 3D With Just Four Lines Of Code

Google has posted an interesting video about how to easily add a 3D view to your map, when using the Google Maps API, by taking advantage of Google Earth. In the video, Josh Livni, of Google Maps Developer Relations talks about integrating Google Earth using just four lines of code. He walks through a basic Maps API example, adding a …

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Bing Webmaster Tools Gets Organic Keyword Research Tool, API

At SMX West today, Microsoft’s Bing revealed some updates to Bing Webmaster Tools. There’s a new organic keyword research tool and an API. On the keyword research tool, Bing’s Duane Forrester explains, “This tool allows you to perform keyword research on any phrase you enter. It resides within your WMT account and offers the ability to see query volume data …

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Google Ends Picnik, Urchin, Needlebase, Social Graph API, Google Message Continuity

“Take heed! The ants have invaded.” Picnik users will be familiar with all of those cute little picnic-related messages that appear while Picnik carries out various functions. Well, that’s the message that appears now, as Google prepares to shut down the service. Picnik will be closing April 19, 2012. In fact, Picnik is only one of a handful of Google …

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