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Google's Pichai touts wearables SDK, 'APIs for hardware'

At South by Southwest, the head of the Android and Chrome teams touches on a wide variety of topics, including how Google plans to reach the next billion uses.

By Mar. 9, 2014


Facebook shuts down Face.com APIs, Klik app

The move to shutter Face.com's facial-recognition products comes less than a month after the social-networking giant announced its acquisition of the company.

By Jul. 8, 2012


Judge says 37 Oracle APIs are not copyrightable

In a ruling in the Oracle vs. Google case, a San Francisco district court judge says 37 of Oracle's APIs are not copyrightable. Oracle plans to appeal the ruling.

By May. 31, 2012


Oracle and Google continue sparring over APIs

On day six of the trial, Judge Alsup said he wasn't convinced that the 37 APIs that Oracle claims Google infringed upon are the "Holy Grail" of copyright law.

By Apr. 23, 2012


APIs take center stage at Oracle-Google trial

The scene of the Oracle-Google trial Thursday was more like a computer science classroom than a courtroom as the witnesses explained the inner workings of Java and APIs.

By Apr. 19, 2012


Android chief Andy Rubin said java.lang APIs are copyrighted in 2006 email

In 2006 email thread, Rubin said that Sun owned the intellectual property and brand for Java and that the Java.lang APIs were copyrighted. Over the next several years his thinking changed.

By Apr. 23, 2012


Read/write APIs redefine content

NPR has tweaked its application programming interface to allow content to flow in as well as out. The future of cloud-based content is in such read-write APIs.

By May. 18, 2010


Former Sun CEO says Google's Android didn't need license for Java APIs

Jonathan Schwartz testifies that Java APIs were not considered proprietary or protected by Sun, as long as Google didn't use the Java name, countering Oracle's claims that Google infringed on its intellectual property.

By Apr. 26, 2012


Without APIs, there is no cloud computing

If APIs enable cloud computing, what happens when it comes to portability? Will anyone voluntarily let me off of their cloud? We need standards to support functions such as portability.

By Feb. 27, 2009


Amazon APIs as cloud standards? Not so fast

Some people consider Amazon's APIs to be the de facto cloud computing API standard. I don't agree for several reasons--not the least of which is that it's too early for cloud standards in the first place.

By Jul. 9, 2010