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Recode: Oracle waging war on Google

|About: Alphabet Inc. (GOOG)|By:, SA News Editor

Recode reports that last month’s revelation that Google (GOOG, GOOGL) was tracking Android users without permission came from rival Oracle (NYSE:ORCL).  

Recode’s sources say Oracle has mounted a campaign against Google for the past year as the companies fight in federal court.

Other actions Oracle has taken against Google: $8.8M in lobbying, seeking EU penalties, and anti-Google billboards in Tennessee.

The legal fight goes back to 2010 when Oracle accused Google of copying Java to create Android. The next oral arguments in the current appeal begin tomorrow.

In other Google legal news, a California court dismissed class action claims that accused the company of sex-based discrimination.

Judge Mary Wiss said the lawsuit wasn’t appropriate because it included all female Google employees. The plaintiffs have 30 days to file a complaint on behalf of only the women who experienced pay discrimination. 

Oracle shares are up 0.9%.

Google shares are up 1.4%

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