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Is Oracle going after Google because Ellison is buddies with Jobs?

Aug 19, 2010, 13:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]

"I can think of all kinds of reasons why Oracle is suing Google over its use of its Java IP (intellectual property) in Android. Making money from its Java patents strikes me and most experts as the most likely reason. But, I've also heard suggested, time after time, that the real reason is that Larry Ellison, Oracle's CEO is buddies with Steve Jobs, aka Mr. Apple and he wanted to help Apple fight Android.

"Could that be the case? Here's the logic that supporters of this theory use. First, Google and Apple are competiting head-to-head in the smartphone space. The iPhone certainly has more users, but the Android phone family is quickly catching up."

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