Oracle's lawsuit against Google over its use of Java in Android could have implications for other software products based on Java, although Google said it will continue to work with open-source technology. "It's something that developers perceive as a threat to the potential health of the Java ecosystem," said Mik Kersten of Tasktop Technologies.
A startup, backed by an international group of investors, says it believes it can give Intel a run for its money in the market for low-power chips. Smooth-Stone says it can use smartphone chips for business data center servers, which would save big money for enterprises.
A big aspect to shoring up the government's cybersecurity strategy is hiring skilled professionals, and agencies are moving forward to help streamline and improve the hiring process. Federal organizations are collaborating in support of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, which encompasses workforce needs as well as education.
Facebook, under fire from privacy advocates, needs to make revealing personal information an opt-in experience and find ways to entice users to voluntarily share more of their own data, Kevin Kelleher writes.
Quarterly numbers out of IBM and Intel last week were better than expected, but revenue was down by double digits at both companies from the same quarter a year ago, leading Kevin Kelleher to caution that it may be a bit too soon to start popping champagne corks for the tech sector.