Webwire: Oracle seeks $6.1b from Google; Elop turns to Asia Pacific

Court documents reveal Oracle is seeking up to $6.1 billion (€4.2 billion) in damages from Google in a lawsuit claiming the search giant’s Android operating system violates Java patents.
 
Nokia chief Stephen Elop will tomorrow outline his strategy for Asia in a bid to win back market share in a region financial analysts believe the company has been neglecting.
 
Barclays Capital analyst Jeff Kvaal has maintained his rating on RIM despite the firm cutting its earnings per share forecast its current fiscal quarter by $2 (€1.40) to $5.50. Kvaal is cutting the firm some slack because it is weeks away from launching its first BlackBerry OS 7 device.
 
US antitrust regulators have cleared Microsoft to buy Skype. As the deal progresses Skype has reportedly been firing some senior executives, in order to limit their payout, which would be higher after the deal closes.
 
Telefonica O2 admits its Litmus application development platform failed to connect developers with the public, and so is calling time on the service.
 
Vodafone Essar has ditched a defamation case against an Indian customer who criticized the firm on Facebook. The firm buckled to online and consumer pressure in its case against Dhaval Valia, who revealed just half of the firm’s Mumbai towers are 3G ready.
 
Game developer Sega is the latest entertainment company to fall victim to a cyber attack, with the names, dates of birth and email addresses of around 1.29 million customers stolen.
 
A US woman has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder after attempting to use Facebook to hire a hitman to kill her baby's father.

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