Supreme Court Justices Slam Google For Apparently Cheating Its Way To The Top
Google didnâ€™t want to cede more control of the marketplace to the likes of Apple and Microsoft. To get ahead, it knew it needed to move â€” and fast. ??Rather than create entirely on its own all the parts of the mobile operating system that has now come to be known as Android, Google elected to use more than 11,000 lines of coding from Oracleâ€™s Java to make it run.
??Internal emails from Android head Andy Rubin show that he advised the company to negotiate for a license. The company appeared to agree initially, as it asked for and received terms and pricing from Sun Microsystems, the owner of Java at the time. Thatâ€™s when the plot twist began.
Ostensibly not liking Sunâ€™s terms, Google co-founder Larry Page wrote, â€śIf Sun doesnâ€™t want to work with us, we have two options: 1) Abandon our work and adopt MSFT CLR VM and C# language, or 2) Do Java anyway and defend our decision, perhaps making enemies...
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Tony Romm wrote: .... But the Justice Departmentâ€™s filing alone still serves as a stunning turn of events for Google, marking the first major salvo in decades to challenge Silicon Valleyâ€™s size. It also follows roughly seven years after the government last probed the company for potential antitrust violations â€” and opted against suing Google or seeking significant penalties. The inaction in Washington for years had stood in stark contrast with the antitrust scrutiny Google has faced in Europe,
where competition regulators over the past decade have slapped the Mountain View, Calif.-based technology behemoth with $9 billion in fines....
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