Webwire: Oracle seeks billions from Google; MS gets nod for Skype buy

Webwire: Oracle seeks billions from Google; MS gets nod for Skype buy

Dylan Bushell-Embling  |   June 20, 2011
Court documents show that Oracle is seeking up to $6.1 billion in damage in its lawsuit against Google, which alleges that Android violates Java patents.
US antitrust regulators have cleared Microsoft to buy Skype. As the deal progresses Skype has reportedly been firing some senior executives, in order to limit their payout, which would be higher after the deal closes.   
CommScope has filed a patent violation lawsuit against rival telecom vendor Comba Telecom Systems, a Hong Kong listed company, over technology used in base station antennas.
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop will use tomorrow's Nokia Connection 2011 in Singapore to outline his strategy for Asia, in a possible plan to win back market share in a region which financial analysts believe the company has been neglecting.
Barclays Capital analyst Jeff Kvaal has maintained his rating on RIM despite the firm cutting its earnings per share forecast its current fiscal quarter by $2 to $5.50. Kvaal is cutting the firm some slack because it is weeks away from launching its first BlackBerry OS 7 device.
Telefonica O2 admits its Litmus application development platform failed to connect developers with the public, and so is calling time on the service.
Vodafone Essar has ditched a defamation case against an Indian customer who criticized the firm on Facebook. The firm buckled to online and consumer pressure in its case against Dhaval Valia, who revealed just half of the firm’s Mumbai towers are 3G ready.
Game developer Sega has become the latest entertainment company to fall victim to a cyber attack, with the company disclosing that the names, dates of birth and email addresses of around 1.29 million customers had been stolen.
A US woman has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder after attempting to use Facebook to hire a man to kill her baby's father.
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