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Submission + - Opera picks up Webkit Engine ( 1

nthitz writes: Opera has announced that they will be dropping their rendering ending Presto, in favor of Webkit. This knocks the number of major rendering engines down to three. Opera will also be adopting the Chromium V8 Javascript engine. The news coincides with their announcement of 300 million users. "300 million marks the first lap, but the race goes on," says Lars Boilesen, CEO of Opera Software. "On the final stretch up to 300 million users, we have experienced the fastest acceleration in user growth we have ever seen. Now, we are shifting into the next gear to claim a bigger piece of the pie in the smartphone market."

Submission + - Google vs Oracle Jury says No Patent Infrigement (

nthitz writes: After 23 days of trial, the jury's decision is unanimous: no infringement. A real win for anyone who will ever write a rangeCheck method. Groklaw goes on to call out big media for their sensationalism of the story: "I want you to think about those $6 billion damages headlines. Where did the "information" come from? Was it an accurate tip?"

Submission + - Android Ported to C# (

nthitz writes: "Oracle and Google are currently in a $1 billion wrestling match over Google’s use of Java in Android. But Java is not the only way to build native apps on Android. In fact, it’s not even the best way: we have been offering C# to Android developers as a high-performance, low-battery consuming alternative to Java. Our platform, Mono, is an open source implementation of the .NET framework that allows developers to write their code using C# while running on top of the Java-powered operating system, and then share that same code with iOS and Windows Phone."

Nothing is finished until the paperwork is done.