Apple Updates Java Again Following Flashback News

Yesterday we brought you news of an alarming piece of malware targeting Macs. The Flashback trojan uses a vulnerability in Java to install on users’ computers without the user’s knowledge or consent. While nearly all malware designed to attack Macs…

Flashback Botnet Infects Over Half A Million Macs

In the perennial Mac vs. PC debate, Mac users have always been able to cite one incontrovertible fact as an argument for their side: the Mac is far less susceptible than a Windows-based PC to viruses and other forms of…

Google, Oracle Ordered To Discuss Patent Settlements Before Trial

Ahead of a Java’s patent lawsuit against Google scheduled for April 16, a judge ordered on Friday that executives from both companies convene in order to discuss a potential settlement. Despite previous failed attempts to arrive at a settlement, Judge…

Google’s Reponse to the Oracle Suit

As you may have read, Google is being sued by Oracle, who claims Google is infringing on several patents it holds, related to Java. These patents came to Oracle through its recent acquisition of Sun Microsystems.

"In developing Android, Google knowingly, directly and repeatedly infringed Oracle’s Java-related intellectual property," said Oracle spokesperson Karen Tillman. "This lawsuit seeks appropriate remedies for their infringement."

Google Acquires Developer Tools Provider Instantiations

Google has apparently acquired yet another company – Instantiations. This is a provider of Java and Ajax development tools.

As MG Siegler (who first reported the news) points out, the company is known for its Google Web Toolkit designer, which is likely the reason for the acquisition.

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