Google VS. Microsoft: Patent War Ends

One of the patent litigation between Internet giant Google and the world's largest maker of software, Microsoft, has been completed.

The two American multinationals face after now owned by Google, Motorola Mobility, opposed the video compression technology used in Microsoft's Xbox 360. It was also argued that Microsoft Wi-Fi innovations used.

As part of the dispute, which broke out in November 2010, for acquisition by Google of Motorola Mobility, Google had requested that the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), which deals with patent disputes, a ban on the sale of Microsoft Xbox.

Before the motion to terminate the investigation, the ITC had been considering allegations that Microsoft infringed its patented technology to the popular Xbox console to make, and a hearing scheduled for later this year.

Calls to withdraw further claims

Following the recent news of the withdrawal, the Deputy General Counsel of Microsoft, David Howard, said: "We are delighted that Google finally who claims to ban the (marketing ban) against Microsoft removed and hopefully Similar demands now retired pending in other jurisdictions. "

According to the request for termination of the document, Motorola Mobility initially filed a complaint against Microsoft for two years, based on violations of five patents.

In October 2012 Motorola Mobility subsequently filed a motion unanimously to two of the five patents and this motion was granted a month later terminate.

The motion to remove said: "It was in the public interest, promoting the private resolution of disputes in order to avoid unnecessary litigation and public and private resources to maintain."

After the withdrawal of the last two statements, Google said that it serves the public interest by ending patents because the ITC and other private resources and save time by eliminating two patents on the case.

According to the presentation, there is now a remnant of patents on research.

Internet Browser Wars: 2012 Review

As competition for the global web domain was imposed in 2012, we look at who really won the war of the browsers.

There is no shortage of browsers that offer a variety of options and synchronization features parental controls speed-notch and direct support to people who need help to offer, but the main players who meet the masses?

According to the index of web applications NetMarketShare analytics company Net, the 2012 Desk Top Browser Share Trend Report shows that Internet Explorer (IE) browser is dominant throughout the year.

Retained just over 50 percent of quota, consistently, every month, and reached 55 percent in December. Held its lowest share in February, at 53 percent, but still far ahead of its competitors Firefox (21 percent) and Google Chrome (19 percent) in that month.

How to get ahead

Claiming "faster, safer and cleaner with unique features", IE is the only browser to offer Pinned Sites, for favorite sites directly from the Windows taskbar to open in July - without opening the IE first.

Compared with other browsers, IE is demanding more screen space for users to view their favorite sites. In a speed test Webkit SunSpider leader, IE also ranked number one.

Runner-up of Firefox, you can easily synchronize desktop and mobile Firefoxes, sits restore multiple tabs and an improved interface applications, which took place in the second-largest piece in the market based on the index NetMarketShare and hovered around 20 percent per month in 2012.

Hot on the heels Chrome, shoveled about 19 percent of the browser market each month. Chrome, with its minimalist interface and combined web address and search field is also favored for its application performance and JavaScript processing speed.

In fourth place was the Apple Safari browser, with about five percent per month. This was followed by Opera, a fee of two percent of every month throughout 2012.

Contrasting reports

Despite these results Net Applications, which are unique visitors used to measure the use of the web, web analytics firm StatCounter, which analyzes each page view refers to a search engine, claims that Chrome and IE were actually much closer to the 2012 browser wars.

Samsung Phones To Use Ubuntu OS

The Ubuntu operating system (OS) of the Smartphone will be released next month - Samsung Galaxy Nexus devices.

In early January, the software development company behind the Ubuntu operating system, Canonical announced that an interface "distinctive Smartphone, you can access the market, but could not say what specific phone launch.

Now we have found that users of Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be the first to try Ubuntu, which is designed to compete with the likes of Google Android.

During a press conference in London last week Canonical engineering, Alan Pope, said a downloadable image of the next system will be available in late February for users of the Galaxy Nexus.

Canonical private company, which was founded by South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth, will focus on the range of Smartphones, from low to high-end devices with your mobile Ubuntu OS.

The phone interface for Ubuntu introduces voice commands and text in any application for faster access to rich features, both native and web apps or HTML5, personalized art evolves in the welcome screen and a global search for applications, content and products.

Thumb gestures of the four edges of the screen, users can switch between content and applications "faster than other phones to find, and the controls appear only when the user wants.

Integrated Computer Solutions CEO, Peter Winston, said that a true open source player has the opportunity to become a major player in the emerging markets, but also with people who are already committed to the source screen.

"Almost all modern phones have many open source components, but it was only a matter of time before someone with a pure open source phone without cords.'s Really exciting to see Ubuntu enters the phone market," said Winston.

In a market already saturated and unpredictable, Ubuntu will be able to attract users of Apple's iOS, Android and even Windows Phone?

Free Wi-Fi to New York City: By Google

Google recently announced that it would provide free Wi-Fi to a neighborhood of New York City, Chelsea, where Google's headquarters are located. It would have an outdoor service for all tourists and residents and indoor coverage Social interest housing.

True High Speed

Google Wi-Fi provides approximately 5 to 10 megabits per second, which translates into speed Internet connection in the average home. The fiber optic high speed extends coverage areas can expect download speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second. That is 200 times faster than an Internet connection at home typical.

Low Cost

While Google said it has no plans other than to contribute to the area where it is based, were New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Senator Charles Schumer intrigued by the low cost and said they would like all of New York have Wi-Fi . They said it was only a fraction of what it costs the state of arena and would like free internet service to everyone in the state.

Cost only $ 115,000 to the technology installed by Chelsea Wi-Fi to get and has a $ 45,000 annual cost of maintenance. We covered two thirds of the costs and local public defender, Chelsea Improvement Company, covered the rest.

While New York had Wi-Fi in 20 parks, this was the first public appearance of widespread Wi-Fi is provided. The challenges of providing Internet service in a densely populated area are hampered by the high buildings and clear signals.

Google also provides WiFi in Mountain View, where it is headquartered. It also has Internet services temporarily in the subway stations of New York, airports and other places. Google is able and motivated to deal with the problems that come with building infrastructure because it makes money when people connect to the Internet.