Facebook in Skype 5.0

PC World – Facebook has landed in the Skype desktop application for Windows, confirming rumors that had been floating around. The latest version of Skype for Windows PCs went public on Wednesday with some important new features such as group video calling, automatic call recovery and Facebook integration. Rumors that Skype and Facebook were working together emerged in late September after All Things D obtained a screenshot of the new Skype software.

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Google asks court to dismiss Oracle patent suit

Oracle Open World attendees walk by a tent in September 2010 in San Francisco, California. Google has asked a California court to throw out a lawsuit filed by Oracle that accuses the Internet search giant of violating patents held by the US business software company.(AFP/Getty Images/File/Justin Sullivan)AFP – Google has asked a California court to throw out a lawsuit filed by Oracle that accuses the Internet search giant of violating patents held by the US business software company.

Oracle is accusing Google’s Android software of infringing on Java computer programming language patents held by Oracle.

Google denied the patent infringement claims, and said it believes mobile phone makers and other users of its open-source Android operating system are entitled to use the Java technology in dispute.

Google said Sun, before it was acquired by Oracle, had declared that Java would be open-source, allowing any software developer to use it, and released some of its source code in 2006 and 2007.

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