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Oracle tells court about patent victory

Oracle scored a victory in its battle with Google, as the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) decided to uphold a Java patent it had previously rejected, according to a court filing.

Vodafone offers $1.68 billion for Cable & Wireless Worldwide

Vodafone has offered to acquire Cable & Wireless Worldwide (CWW) for £1.04 billion (US$1.68 billion), as it aims to strengthen its enterprise offerings and network holdings, the company said Monday.

Orange launches telepresence service, signs interop deal with Verizon

Orange Business Services has launched the cloud-based Telepresence Pass service, and also signed an interoperability agreement with Verizon Enterprise Solutions to increase the number of companies that can communicate with each other, the company said on Thursday.

Nokia patent case loss in Germany leads to squabble about what ruling means

Nokia has lost an intellectual property case against IPCom in Mannheim, Germany, but the verdict will have little effect because existing phones aren't infringing on the patent, Nokia said Friday.

Nokia reports loss in face of stiff competition

Nokia reported a sales drop and a loss during the first quarter, as it struggles to sell cheap phones as well as Symbian-based smartphones, and Windows Phone sales remain small.

Honeywell and Inmarsat to improve in-flight connectivity

Honeywell and Inmarsat have signed a deal to cooperate on next-generation in-flight connectivity systems that will increase the maximum bandwidth to 50M bps (bits per second), they said on Wednesday.

Amazon lays groundwork for AWS Partner Network

Amazon Web Services has announced a public beta of the new AWS Partner Network (APN), a global program that aims to boost the cloud-based businesses of partners with the help of sales and marketing support, the company said in a blog post on Tuesday.

Sencha visualizes mobile app development with Architect 2

Sencha has introduced Architect 2, a cross-platform development tool for HTML5-based mobile and desktop apps that aims to make it easier to create applications with the help of a new graphical user interface, the company said on Tuesday.

Appcelerator's development tool Titanium now comes with cloud services

Appcelerator has announced version 2.0 of its cross-platform mobile development platform Titanium, which includes integrated cloud services that will make it easier for developers to build feature-rich apps for iPhone and Android-based devices at the same time, the company said on Tuesday.

Amazon advises developers on how to protect code from app thieves

Developers submitting apps to the Amazon Appstore for Android should consider obfuscating their code if they are concerned about their applications being reverse engineered, the company said in a blog post on Tuesday.

Software AG buys messaging company my-Channels

Software AG said Monday that it has acquired U.K. middleware company my-Channels, which develops low-latency messaging software that will be used to extend Software AG's current offerings.

Samsung to show 'the next Galaxy' smartphone on May 3

Samsung Electronics is expected to show the next flagship Galaxy smartphone at an event in London on May 3.

Limited first beta of Notes Social Edition now available

IBM has distributed to partners the first external beta code of Notes/Domino Social Edition, which will allow Notes client applications to run in a browser, the company said in a blog post on Thursday.

Microsoft battles delays in Windows Phone app approvals

Microsoft is battling to reduce the time it takes to approve and publish Windows Phone apps, and to improve the responsiveness of its developer portal App Hub, following complaints from developers, the company said in a blog post on Thursday.

Kindle Touch gets new software ahead of global launch

Amazon has issued a software upgrade for the Kindle Touch, which adds more languages and usability improvements, the company said on Wednesday.

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