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Java fix released after “do not use” warning

Java fix released after “do not use” warning

Oracle has quickly whipped up a fix for its much-maligned Java, after the US Department of Homeland Security recommended web users disable or remove the software to secure their internet use. Java 7 Update 11, released late on Sunday, changes the default security settings so that unsigned Java applets or Web Start applications prompt for permission to run first, as opposed to the potentially dangerous previous behavior where they could operate without permission.

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Oracle isn’t planning NetApp acquisition, Ellison says

Oracle isn’t planning NetApp acquisition, Ellison says

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has laid any rumors of another acquisition to rest today. Many were thinking that NetApp might be the next buyout target for Oracle, which has already purchased 8 other companies this year, but speaking to CNBC today, Ellison said that Oracle is done acquiring other companies... at least for now. Instead, Oracle will be focusing on its own "organic growth" for a while, as the company thinks it has all of the pieces in place to facilitate such growth.

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Nokia supplies Oracle with Maps tech

Nokia supplies Oracle with Maps tech

Nokia and Oracle have inked a deal that will see the Finnish company's mapping expertise integrated into Oracle's applications, opening the door to custom geo-location implementations in enterprise services. The agreement, financial terms for which have not been confirmed, will see Oracle Fusion Middleware MapViewer using Nokia Location Platform tech and individual Oracle users offered the chance to license the mapping system for their own systems.

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Google and Oracle must call out paid journalists, Judge commands

Google and Oracle must call out paid journalists, Judge commands

U.S. District Judge William Alsup is worried that Google and Oracle may have paid off writers during their lawsuit, and now he's going to find out if they did. He's ordered Google and Oracle to disclose a list of journalists and bloggers the companies hired to write about their high-profile lawsuit. Alsup says that even though the case is mostly over, the court is "concerned" that Google and Oracle may have paid news writers to publish stories - either in print or on the Internet - that commented on the case.

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Oracle continues social media binge with Involver buyout

Oracle continues social media binge with Involver buyout

Cloud-based software company Oracle is apparently serious about hitting the social media scene hard, announcing today that it has purchased Involver, a company that specializes in the development of customized social media campaigns. This marks Oracle's third social media acquisition in the past two months, so Oracle will soon be ready to offer its customers a range of social media services alongside the cloud-based software services it already provides. The price Oracle paid to acquire Involver is still unknown.

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Google asks Oracle for $4 million in legal fees

Google asks Oracle for $4 million in legal fees

When you sue someone and you lose, it's a pretty big disappointment. All that time and money you invested in going after someone, with the hopes that you'd end up reaping some sort of reward, goes down the drain. But that's just the beginning. You also have to pay the person or company that you sued. And that's a problem if said company is Google.

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EU Court: Used software sales are a-ok

EU Court: Used software sales are a-ok

German company UberSoft found itself in some hot water after Oracle tried to block the company's resale of used software licenses. Now the European Court of Justice has ruled in the case, deeming that used software licenses can be resold. The court said that once a copy of the software had been sold the company waives its “exclusive right of distribution.”

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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison buys huge portion of paradise

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison buys huge portion of paradise

If you've ever watched the MTV show Cribs, you may have seen the island Virgin CEO Sir Richard Branson owns. It's a sweet island, don't get me wrong, but Branson has just been greatly outdone by Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. Ellison has reportedly purchased most of the Hawaiian island of Lanai for an undisclosed sum of money.

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Oracle agrees to $0 and moves to appeal vs Google

Oracle agrees to $0 and moves to appeal vs Google

In a case whose roots go much further back than the few weeks and months that the actual in-court session has lasted, Oracle has accepted defeat at the hands of Google with a total of $0 damages. This case had Oracle suing Google for codes used in Android that they said the latter company had used without permission, looking to get reparations amounting in the billions. Instead what's happened is that the majority of the case has gone Google's way, and Oracle has accepted an agreement in which not only will they pay for Google's legal fees, they'll have essentially nothing to show for it in the end.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: June 7, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: June 7, 2012

Happy Thursday, everyone. It's time to take a look at all the stories that made news today in the world of tech. First up, a social network that is playing damage control - LinkedIn hack update includes no unauthorized access. Moving on from there, another corporate firestorm - Oracle ordered to pay Google's legal fees. And now for something a bit more interesting to the layman - iOS brings in 40% of Google's mobile profits.

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