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Oracle File Patent Infringement Against Google’s Android, and Jonathan Schwartz Joins Taleo

Jessica Thornsby
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PLUS, TweetDeck for Android released and Google announce Voice Actions for Android 2.2.

Oracle File Patent and Copyright Infringement Against
Android

Oracle have filed a patent and copyright infringement lawsuit
against Google, claiming that Android infringes on its patented
Java technology. Oracle acquired Java and the related technology
when it bought Sun Microsystems in January.

Oracle are now seeking an injunction to prevent Google from
further building and distributing Android, in addition to higher
monetary damages for the patent infringement.

The complaint was filed with the U.S. District Court for the
Northern District of California.

Jonathan Schwartz Joins Talent Management Company
Taleo

Former President and CEO of Sun Microsystems Jonathan Schwartz
has joined Taleo Corporation’s Board of Directors.

Taleo specialises in on-demand talent management solutions
including a cloud-based talent management platform, in an attempt
to provide up-to-date insights into employees and candidates. Also
joining Taleo is Jim Tolonen, former Senior Vice President of
Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer at Business
Objects.

TweetDeck Comes to Android

A beta of TweetDeck for Android is out now.

TweetDeck connects users with contacts across Twitter, Facebook
and MySpace, and can gives them the ability to customise their
Twitter experience with columns, groups, saved searches and
automatic updates.

Those wishing to participate in the Android TweetDeck Beta Preview can sign up now. Please
note that a TweetDeck account is required.

Bug Fixes for Apache Jackrabbit 2.1.1

Apache Jackrabbit 2.1.1 is out now.

Apache Jackrabbit is an implementation of the Content Repository
for Java Technology API, version 2.0. This is a bug fix release,
which addresses issues that occurred when saving concurrent
sessions executing random operations and problems with
DefaultHighlighter.java encoding XML characters.

This release is compatible with the earlier 2.1.0 release. It
can be downloaded now.

Apache CouchDB 0.11.2 Protects Against DOS
Attacks

Apache CouchDB 0.11.2 is now available.

Apache CouchDB is a document-oriented database for querying and
indexing in a MapReduce fashion using JavaScript. Apache CouchDB
can also be used for incremental replication with bi-directional
conflict detection and resolution, and provides a RESTful JSON
API.

This release attempts to avoid potential DOS attacks by guarding
all creation of atoms, and features fixes to the Futon and
JavaScript libraries. There are also replicator bug fixes for
replicating design documents from secured databases.

Google Voice Actions for Android 2.2

Google have announced Voice Actions for Android 2.2.

Users will tap the microphone button on the Google search box or
press the physical search button, and then tell the device the
action they wish it to perform, including send a text, make a call,
send an email and record a note to self. However, this app is only
available for devices running Android 2.2, and also requires the
Voice Search application for Android and the Google Search
widget.

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