Posts tagged with Java

20 things that could be slowing your website down

Your website could be a visually-stunning conversion machine, but its appearance and functionality won't matter much if it takes too long to load. That's because web users are increasingly impatient and their impatience is likely to continue to grow as tablet and mobile web usage skyrockets.

Unfortunately, the list of things that can cause users to flee a website is long, and in many instances, any one of them can be enough to turn a new customer into a lost opportunity.

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Judge in Oracle-Google case: you cannot copyright an API

There's arguably never been a better time for technology companies and developers. The proliferation of billions of connected devices, coupled with the explosion of new platforms and services, has created countless business opportunities, many still yet to be exploited.

But thanks to increasingly complex litigation around intellectual property, namely patents, the technology industry has also arguably never had to deal with so many headaches.

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Will the Oracle-Google lawsuit kill the API?

As Google and Oracle duke it out in court over claims that the search giant violated copyrights and patents now owned by Oracle in developing Android, it appears that the battle may have wide-ranging ramifications.

Yesterday, a jury decided that Google violated Oracle copyrights related to the organization and structure of Oracle's Java APIs, but was unable to decide whether Google had a valid fair use claim.

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Voxeo Labs brings voice calls to the browser without plugins

Thanks to the growth of VOIP, more and more phone calls are being routed through the internet, and telephony-as-a-service platforms like Twilio are giving developers new opportunities to do interesting things with Alexander Graham Bell's invention.

Today, it's possible to talk to a friend on the other side of the globe using desktop programs like Skype, or to click a button on a website and conduct a phone call in the browser with a merchant thousands of miles away.

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