Tag: Google

How To Change Payment Information for Google Play

Google Play Store

This article will describe how you can easily change payment information for Google Play.  If you are getting a message related to payments being declined or a need to update your payment information when you try to make a purchase in the Google play store either on Android or your computer, this is what you […]

How to Sync Google Calendar with Android Device

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The Common Problem with Android’s Calendar Depending on the Android device you have and the version of Android, you might be a little confused by How to Sync Google Calendar with Android and get the same items to show up on your device and in your Google Account.. For example, on a Samsung device with the […]

Amicus Brief of Intellectual Property Law Professors in Support of Google and Affirmance ~pj

Bit by bit, the amicus briefs on behalf of Google in the Oracle v. Google appeal about the uncopyrightability of Java APIs are becoming available. They are all interesting in different ways, but they all agree — Oracle is wrong on the law and if it prevails, it will be a sad day for innovation. […]

Microsoft Assigns Six Patents to Patent Troll Vringo — Is This an Antitrust Issue? ~pj Updated

Is Microsoft’s motto ‘Always Be Evil’? Look at this report from Joe Mullin at ars technica on Microsoft’s latest patent scheming: Some days $30 million seems like a lot of money, and other days it’s just a bit of a letdown. Vringo is a once-upon-a-time ringtone company that’s now basically a holding company for search […]

Innovators, Entrepreneurs and Funds File Amicus in Support of Google in Oracle v. Google Appeal ~pj Updated

The remarkable outpouring of support for Google in the Oracle v. Google appeal continues, with a group of well-known innovators, start-ups, and those who fund them — innovators like Ray Ozzie, Tim O’Reilly, Mitch Kapor, Dan Bricklin, and Esther Dyson — standing with yesterday’s group of leading computer scientists in telling the court that Oracle’s […]

EFF Files Amicus Brief in Oracle v. Google Appeal – Finally, Computer Scientists Speak ~pj Updated

An amazing collection of the leading computer scientists in the world have joined together to stand with Google and against Oracle in the Oracle v. Google appeal about APIs, and they ask the court to affirm Judge William Alsup’s decision that the Java APIs are not copyrightable. It’s in an amicus brief [PDF] that EFF […]

Software Freedom Law Center Says Google’s Draft VP8 Cross License is Compatible With FOSS Licensing ~pj Updated

This is important news, because there have been several articles claiming the opposite, and it’s good to be precise and careful. It’s why I waited until the Software Freedom Law Center could tell us whether Google’s VP8 patent cross-license is or is not compatible with FOSS licensing. The short answer is, it is: SFLC, like […]

Google Files Appeal Brief and Cross Appeal in Oracle v. Google ~pj Updated 3Xs

Google has now responded to Oracle’s appeal in the Oracle v. Google API copyright case. Plus it adds its own cross appeal. It’s fascinating. We’re working on a text version for you, but in the meantime, I’ll show you the introduction. I’d sum it up like this: The Java API isn’t a work of imaginative […]

Google Contact Information

It’s not very easy to find Google contact information when you need it. Listed here is the contact information for all of their offices worldwide. United States Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043 Phone: +1 650-253-0000 Fax: +1 650-253-0001 Google Ann Arbor 201 S. Division St. Suite 500 Ann Arbor, MI 48104 […]

Blocking of Google+ Hangouts Android App

Earlier this week, online news sites started reporting the apparent blocking of Google’s Google+ Hangout video-chat application on Android over AT&T’s cellular network [SlashGear, Time, ArsTechnica]. Several of the articles noted the relationship to an earlier controversy concerning AT&T and Apple’s FaceTime application. Our Mobile Broadband Working Group at the FCC’s Open Internet Advisory Committee […]