Tech Around WWWorld–Oracle Sues Google over Android, IE9 Beta on September 15th [and more]

Oracle has sued Google for infringing on copyrights and patents related to Java.

Java has been forked and fragmented many times over the years, destroying the “write once run anywhere” promise of the technology with different implementations on different computing platforms. Still, Oracle, on behalf of Sun, is arguing that Java is a mobile operating system competitor against Android, and that Google is using Java-derived technologies without a proper license [source].

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IE9 Beta on September 15th

IE9 beta is scheduled for launch on September 15th and on the lines of Windows 7 launch, MS is attempting to build a momentum with beautyoftheweb.com site [source].

Voice Actions for Android

Google has launched voice actions for Android enabling users to simply perform actions via voice.

Even though our phones do all these new things, the most natural way of interacting with a phone remains what it always has been: speaking. And to that end, we’re pleased to introduce Voice Actions for Android. Voice Actions are a series of spoken commands that let you control your phone using your voice. Call businesses and contacts, send texts and email, listen to music, browse the web, and complete common tasks, all just by speaking into your phone.

To use Voice Actions, tap the microphone button on the Google search box on your home screen, or press down for a few seconds on the physical search button on your phone to activate the “Speak Now” screen [source].

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Official Tweet Buttons from Twitter

Finally! Twitter has launched official tweet buttons (already implemented at Pi). Tweetmeme was involved in this rollout and they will move to the standard Tweet button.

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