May 17, 2016

Wading through Google/Oracle case and discussing tech news

Wading through Google/Oracle case and discussing tech news

Why Oracle is bad for tech and Twitter news too!


Today's Episode

Open source, it is what drives tech. However, some companies would rather say they “champion,” open source only with their words. Oracle is one of those companies. I have never been fond of them, but, their litigation-happy company needs to readdress what it means to be a champion. Their fight with Google is purely for financial gain. I'm all for projecting your properties, but, when you buy a company that made a program/language open to all you're fighting the wrong battle. Oracle knew how valuable Java is to the tech industries and is trying to capitalize on it. Android is one of the most popular mobile OS out there. If Oracle can get a fraction of the money they think they are owed, they will. This is not to save a company, this is them thinking they are owed something. This not the first time Oracle has done something like this, and it will not be the last. However, I hope they lose. Now onto the rest of the show!

Tech News Discussed:

Oracle wants the Android pie

Google makes a gigapixel camera

AT&T upgrades its internet

Twitter is testing out a live button

Twitter may remove links and picture from its character limit

Facebook wants to personalize your emojis

FAA is testing ways to detect drones

Amazon Fire TV gets Alexa

Tumblr updates its GIF tool

and more!

Apps to Try:

Really Long Tweets

Dubsmash

Openfolio

Reelgood

Mood Chat

Spaces

Acorn: Found Money

JackThreads Tryout

Question:

What do you think about removing links and pictures from the character limit on Twitter?

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