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Lots of news-worthy stuff happening this week. A quick round-up:
- Interview with Thomas Kurian, EVP of Product Development at Oracle (including the Java platform): “For Oracle, Every Revolution is an Evolution”.
- The JRockit JVM license has been updated – JRockit is now free (gratis) for development and internal production use on general purpose computers. See the full text for all details.
- Oracle introduces new Java Specification Requests to evolve Java Community Process (JCP.next JSR 1) towards more transparency and open participation.
- Nokia’s updates to the Qt strategy are causing a lot of confusion among developers.
- An interesting piece on Google’s latest cloud strategy push – just as on of its key cloud services goes down for 48 hours.
- Facebook is committing one PR blunder after another. First, multiple issues with obscure privacy settings, opaque terms-of-use, and questionable services – and now this.
- Finally, if you’re interested in the SmartCard/Java Card space, check out the SIMAGINE awards – a total of of €55000 is up for grabs for the coolest SmardCard applications.
Just saw this via @andreascon:
Google issues “stop ship” order to Motorola: insights into how Google controls the Android game http://scr.bi/bHxh0c via SkyHook lawsuit.
The filing makes some fascinating reading about the inner workings of the Android ecosystem.
Summaries and further analysis of the complaint:
- Bloomberg News: Skyhook casts Google as Evil-Doer …
- engadget: Skyhook: Google forced Motorola to drop our location service …
- Adotas.com: Did Google screw Skyhook?
Just some interesting links I stumbled over during the last two weeks or so:
Osvaldo Pinali Doederlein: “Android = Java”
Andreas Constantinou: “Is Android Evil?”
Jason Hiner: “The dirty little secret about Google Android”
Wall Street Journal: “Google and the Search for the Future”
James Gosling: “Some more comments …”