I read license agreements so that you don't have to. In an update on its decision to remove H.264 support from its Chrome browser, Google cites "significant royalties" as a contributing factor. Just how much are those fees, and who pays? I've got the answers.
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Microsoft has a browser toolbar. So does Google. Microsoft has a blog-authoring tool. So does Google. One is surprisingly open, the other is mostly closed. Guess which is which?
Microsoft has finally taken its battle against Android directly to the source. In a German courtroom today, Microsoft's lawyers announced they were adding Google as a defendant in a patent-infringement lawsuit against Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility.
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Some analysts are convinced that Google's new OS marks the beginning of the end for Windows. But I've seen this movie before. The Chromebook is a glorified netbook, and its deceptive price tag comes with too many question marks.
Google Drive looks like just another ho-hum Dropbox clone. Same feature set, same market positioning. But was it really necessary for Google to copy the outrageously unfair terms of service Dropbox published and then hastily dropped last summer?
Newly released documents from Oracle's copyright and patent lawsuit against Google contain sections that Google's lawyers fought unsuccessfully to keep confidential. The details support Oracle's claim that Google copied Java code, and one slide is certain to make Android OEMs nervous.
Recent reports suggest that Google is attempting to circumvent industry-standard privacy protections in both Safari and Internet Explorer. Google's defense cites a study from Carnegie Mellon. What they don't mention is that that study argues for increased regulation of companies like ... Google