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Submission + - Facebook Loses Users, Users Happier With Google+ (theregister.co.uk)

benfrog writes: "Facebook has lost what (by the standards of their userbase) is a modest number of users over the last six months, perhaps being one of the causes of a fall in their stock price. In the meantime, a study shows that (both) Google+ users are more satisfied with the site than Facebook users, who are (understandability) upset about the number of recent UI changes, the amount of advertising, and other elements, according to a statement accompanying the study. Figures also show dramatic growth in Google+ usage."

Submission + - Benchmark Results Released for Purported Google/Asus Tablet (rightware.com)

benfrog writes: "Benchmarks results have been released for what is purported to be the new Google/Asus tablet (best of luck getting the page to load). The tablet is rumored to be released in early June or thereabouts, with what (according to the benchmark page) would be a quad-core Tegra 3 and Nvidia's ULP GeForce GPU."

Submission + - Microsoft Wins Yet Another Mobile Patent Case (cnet.com)

benfrog writes: "Microsoft has won a legal battle in Germany over Google/Motorola (right after Google spent $12.5 billion to acquire Motorola and its patents) that would allow Microsoft to enforce a ban on Android products in Germany. According to Cnet, this "could signal an end to at least one long-running dispute between Microsoft and Android players" forcing Google to negotiate a settlement with Microsoft as HTC and Samsung already have."

Submission + - Google Asks for Judgement on Java Copyrights (arstechnica.com)

benfrog writes: "Google asked the court last night for a judgement that would invalidate at least part of the copyrights Oracle claims over Java APIs. "Google argued that the source code and object code for implementing Oracle's APIs are not derivative works of the copyrighted work as a whole. Further, Google said the alleged copying of Java code is 'de minimus,' or insignificant, and 'thus non-actionable.' Groklaw has copies of Google's brief as well as Oracle's response. The case could have a verdict as soon as next week."

Submission + - Lindholm Testifies that Java Memo was Misinterpreted (wsj.com)

benfrog writes: "Ex-Sun and current Google employee Tim Lindholm testified that it was "not what he meant" when asked about the smoking gun email (included here that essentially said that Google needed to get a license for Java because all the alternatives "suck[ed]". He went on in "brief but tense testimony" to claim that his day-to-day involvement with Android was limited."

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