Webwire: Android infringes Java patents; India probes Google

Staff writer
telecomasia.net
The jury hearing Oracle's intellectual property case against Android found that Google did violate some Java patents with the design of the OS, but failed to agree whether Google's actions constituted legally allowed fair use.
 
India's Competition Commission has launched an antitrust probe into the market dominance of Google's AdWords service, and may expand the investigation into other Google services in the future.
 
Credit card company MasterCard has become the latest group to unveil plans for an NFC digital wallet system. MasterCard's system will be called PayPass Wallet.
 
Telefonica may be forced to take a €400 million ($522.1 million) charge on its 10.5% indirect investment in ally Telecom Italia, due to the impact of the Eurozone crisis, an analyst has predicted.
 
Investment group Third Point has demanded that Yahoo hand over records relating to the recruitment of CEO Scott Thompson, in its latest bid to oust the executive due to discrepancies in his education records.
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Research indicates that Android developers are only earning the equivalent of 24 cents for every dollar earned by iOS app developers.
 
Angry Birds developer Rovio earned $100 million in sales revenue in 2011, and is now considering a public listing.
 
HTC has reported a decline in sales revenue in the month of April, as a result of growing competition from the iPhone 4S and Samsung handsets.

 

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