More than half of IT leaders say it's hard to determine the best cloud-computing technology option, but 75% of enterprises are using or planning to deploy cloud packages in the next five years, IDG reports.
VMware and Google are joining forces to develop Java development tools for cloud portability and browser applications that allow greater visibility into the cloud-computing environment, according to this article.
Patent-infringement lawsuits are affecting many software, mobile and Internet companies, Jennifer Scott writes. "The root of the problem is that America gives out patents like it's a rubber-stamping exercise," said technology lawyer Struan Robertson, who notes that it is then left up to the courts to decide whether patents are valid. "... What often happens is that large companies build patent portfolios to use for offensive purposes and also defensive purposes."
General Motors and Segway have partnered to create prototype Electric Networked Vehicles, two-seaters designed for crowded city streets. GM and Shanghai Automotive Industry debuted three two-wheel electric models in Shanghai that could fit five into a traditional parking spot and travel at speeds up to 25 mph.