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Google wins Java copyright case over Oracle on fair use grounds

A federal jury found that Google's use of Oracle's Java programming language in Android didn't violate copyright law, claiming the fair use doctrine enabled Google to build compatible software without obtaining a license. But the case is likely far from over.

How wireless carriers can get in on the VR action

Google's not the only one making a splash in the virtual reality (VR) waters. Virtually every major tech company, including big device makers, are making a VR play as well.

For Google, other providers, online advertising morphs toward a mobile audience

As the online advertising market continues to change, Google is changing with it. The search engine giant, which relies on display and video ads to generate 90 percent of its annual revenue, said it is changing the size of the ads at the top of its search pages, The Wall Street Journal reports. The move, in part, reflects online users' continuing shift to mobile devices, and providers' efforts to keep up with the change.

Android Wear 2.0, Daydream mobile VR highlight 'the next evolution of Google'

Google showcased its Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch and Daydream mobile virtual reality technologies at Google I/O in Mountain View, California last week, and both tools could reshape the way developers collaborate with the technology giant. 

Reduce Google Play app security risks or watch your brand die

Are your Google Play apps secure? If not, they could put your end users as well as your brand reputation and revenues at risk. And while Google has launched a program to improve security of apps while they're still in development, it can't substitute for good security practices by devs themselves.

Google, Federated Wireless, others apply to fill role of SAS, ESC for 3.5 GHz

As expected, Google and Federated Wireless threw their hats into the FCC's Spectrum Access System (SAS) ring, joining several other entities in the aim to provide spectrum sharing capabilities for the 3.5 GHz band.

Google introduces Daydream, a VR platform for Android phones

Like a lot of companies in the tech world, Google has big plans for virtual reality. And for right now, at least, the smartphone is key.

CTIA wants to oversee spectrum sharing in the 3.5 GHz band

CTIA said it wants to be a database administrator for the new Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) in the 3.5 GHz band, despite the association's concerns about how the FCC's new rules around the band might interfere with licensed operations in nearby bands.

Google's Nest announces open source implementation of Thread

Counting as backers Qualcomm and Texas Instruments, among others, Nest Labs released Open Thread, an open source implementation of the Thread networking protocol.

Report: Google exploring policy for 'acceptable ads'

Google is reportedly considering adopting a policy for "acceptable ads" in an effort to combat ad blocking software. The online ad giant may require ads to be unobtrusive and not annoying, enabling ad-blocking companies with "acceptable ad" programs to let them bypass the filters.