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Late News: Google Rejected Sun Java Offer, Facebook Worst on Customer Satisfaction, Microsoft to Redesign Bing

An attorney at Google Inc. has revealed that the search engine was offered a deal to license Java for Android by Sun Microsystems before it was acquired by Oracle Corp. last year. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the Mountain View, California-based Google Inc. had rejected an offer by Java developers to use the platform for its Android operating system in exchange for $100 million.

A latest survey has shown that leading social networking website Facebook is among the lowest scorers when it comes to customer satisfaction in the United States of America. According to tech website Xinhua News, E- Business Report 2011 released by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) has shown that among the 226 companies reviewed, Facebook scores merely 66 points on the scale of 100 for customer satisfaction.

The International Business Machines (IBM) on Thursday demonstrated extensive abilities of its large scale storage machine. IBM showcased its large scale storage machine named, General Parallel File System (GPFS) that can scan through a large amount of data within a few seconds time. The machine scanned 10 billion files in precisely 43 seconds.

Software giant Microsoft is in the process of testing a new look for its Bing search engine which bring the ‘Live Tiles’ feature found on Windows Phone 7 web browser. Rafael Rivera of Within Windows was the first one to notice the new look Bing and even posted some screenshots for every one’s benefits.

Apple Inc. is said to be paying more than half of the total amount paid by a consortium of companies to acquire a portfolio of 6000 patents from bankrupt organisation Nortel in Canada. According to tech website Computer World, the Cupertino, California-based software manufacturer has informed in a filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission in the United States that it will contribute more than half of $4.5 billion, $2.6 billion to be precise for acquisition of Nortel patents.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.