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This is the outcome of a rigged (for emotional, not financial reasons) retrial. It's absolutely wrong. This here is a far cry from anything any appeals court ever deemed to constitute fair use.

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Oracle, however, vowed to appeal.

"We strongly believe that Google developed Android by illegally copying core Java technology to rush into the mobile device market. Oracle brought this lawsuit to put a stop to Google's illegal behavior. We believe there are numerous grounds for appeal and we plan to bring this case back to the Federal Circuit on appeal," Dorian Daley, Oracle's general counsel, said in a statement.

Google's win somewhat softens the blow to software developers who previously thought programming language APIs were free to use. It's still the case that APIs can be protected by copyright under the law of at least one appeals court. However, the first high-profile attempt to control APIs with copyright law has now been stymied by a "fair use" defense.

It isn't clear how much Oracle would have asked f

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Twitter’s disbanding of its commerce team appears to be part of Dorsey’s effort to realign the company’s resources in service of the platform’s core experience. Commerce, an effort that began under former CEO Dick Costolo, never really fit that vision, according to multiple sources. Nathan Hubbard, the former CEO of Ticketmaster who led the company’s commerce team, has been running Twitter’s global media team for the past six months.

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On Friday, Salesforce disclosed in a regulatory filing that it had signed a four-year deal with an unnamed infrastructure services company worth $400 million. The person familiar with the matter said that provider is Amazon.

By using Amazon’s infrastructure instead of its own servers, Salesforce will be able to expand into new countries more rapidly and efficiently, the company said. It will give more details on its international expansion plans later this year, Salesforce said.

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A former McDonald's CEO warned that robots will take over staff jobs at the fast food empire - because it's cheaper than employing humans.

Ed Rensi has said that buying highly skilled robotics is a cheaper alternative than employing people on minimum wage to work in the company's worldwide restaurants.

He warned that huge job losses are imminent, and commented that it would be 'common sense' to replace humans in the workplace.

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A billionaire Silicon Valley entrepreneur was outed as being gay by a media organization. His friends suffered at the hands of the same gossip site. Nearly a decade later, the entrepreneur secretly financed a lawsuit to try to put the media company out of business.

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One factory has "reduced employee strength from 110,000 to 50,000 thanks to the introduction of robots", a government official told the South China Morning Post.
Xu Yulian, head of publicity for the Kunshan region, added: "More companies are likely to follow suit."
China is investing heavily in a robot workforce.
In a statement to the BBC, Foxconn Technology Group confirmed that it was automating "many of the manufacturing tasks associated with our operations" but denied that it meant long-term job losses.

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1. Clinton's email setup was never approved by State security agencies...2. Clinton never sought assistance to set up her email system to transmit certain sensitive information...3. The arrangement made staffers nervous—and management told them to keep quiet...4. Clinton's chief of staff suggested setting up a separate computer...5. Clinton worried about 'the personal being accessible'...6. Abedin rejected the idea for Clinton to use two devices...7. Clinton's email system needed troubleshooting...8. The server was briefly shut down over hacking concerns...9. Clinton and her staffers worried about being hacked but didn't report to security personnel

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Facebook is now serving 2 billion text translations per day. Facebook can translate across 40 languages in 1,800 directions, like French to English. And 800 million users, almost half of all Facebook users, see translations each month.

That’s all based on Facebook’s own machine learning translation system. In 2011 it started working with Microsoft Bing to power translations, but has since bene working to transition to its own system. In December 2015, Facebook finally completed the shift, and now exclusively uses its own translation tech.

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Blue Coat Systems, the security-software company taken private six years ago, is close to kicking off an initial public offering, according to people familiar with the matter.

The company could make its IPO filing public as soon as next week, the people said, asking not to be identified as the information is private.

With revenues under $1 billion, Blue Coat filed under the Jumpstart our Business Startups (or JOBS) Act, which allows small companies to file for IPOs privately with the SEC.

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