Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Apr 2012 22:11 UTC
Oracle and SUN "Oracle CEO Larry Ellison said the software maker had considered building its own smartphone to compete with Apple and Google but decided it was a 'bad idea' after a weeks-long cost and market analysis. As part of that exhaustive internal analysis, he said, Oracle had pondered at one point buying Blackberry-maker RIM and Palm." So, Larry (likely after consulting with his best friend Jobs) decided to try to extort money from Google instead - which isn't working out either. Did you analyse that, too, Larry?
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by spiderman on Wed 18th Apr 2012 07:02 UTC
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They wanted to compete with Google and Apple, right. They didn't want to compete with Samsung, Nokia, etc. Motorola isn't even merged yet and Google isn't even a competitor in smartphones and Motorola isn't even mentioned.
Looking at the 2 sentences article surrounded by adverts, now I understand. They just tried to make a page with the words Google, Apple and Oracle, if possible in the same sentence for SEO, no matter if it doesn't make any sense. I hope OSNews gets money when they link to those pages.

Edited 2012-04-18 07:03 UTC

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cyrilleberger Member since:

Right... reuters is a new blog in town that do need some SEO recognition...

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spiderman Member since:

Right, because Reuters is so old it couldn't possibly use sensationalistic headlines to get more clicks and money. Reuters is only driven by noble ideals, and good journalism.
Google doesn't even do smartphones yet. It's still Motorola and even Motorola is not Samsung yet.

Edited 2012-04-18 20:56 UTC

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Kebabbert Member since:

Have you read this?

Oracle reveals several internal mails from Google.

page 77, 78
"My proposal is that we take a license that specifically grants the right for us to Open Source our product. We’ll pay Sun for the license and the TCK. Before we release our product to the open source community we'll make sure our JVM passes all TCK certification tests so that we don't create fragmentation"

"Q48. Does Android support existing Java apps?
A. No.
Q49. Is Android Java compatible?
A. No."

And page 90 is also informative.

Some questions: all companies paid Java license money to Sun (IBM, Oracle, etc) but Google choose not to pay. Why is that? Why is Google bosses saying "we need to negotiate a Java license from Sun". Why is Google saying "Android Java is fragmenting Java"? Just read the slides.

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lucas_maximus Member since:

It is a compelling argument on Oracle's side.

However I doubt many would read it.

Unfortunately tech bloggers like Thom don't actually write code, they don't appreciate the effort that goes into it.

If I scraped this site and all the articles, I can guarantee they wouldn't be happy.

Edited 2012-04-18 09:33 UTC

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