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ITProPortal Noon Roundup 24-05-12

Google's ex-CEO Eric Schmidt gave a speech last night at the Science Museum in which he outlined a vision for the web, and how much he believes it will change society in the future. Schmidt said: "The world wide web has yet to live up to its name," and he added that: "Put simply, to connect the world is to free the world."

Following a three-week trial and a week of deliberations, a California jury found that Google did not infringe on Oracle patents for its Android operating system. However, the search giant was found to have committed two minor copyright infringements related to a few lines of rangeCheck code and Java test files, for which damages will be determined beginning on the 29th of May.

So as the path to going public hasn't gone as well as the company had hoped, the social network Facebook has embarked on a different direction - destination, NYSE. In the wake of the disastrous NASDAQ mishap, the New York Stork Exchange has kindly stepped in to help allay the mess - after Facebook sat through a pitch about a potential stock listing with its new 'ally'.

Intel has announced Cloud SSO, a cloud-based identity and "Access Management-as-a-Service" system which is now live on, Salesforce's social enterprise platform. SSO stands for Single Sign-On, and the move means that staff will be able to use their Salesforce login to access other popular cloud applications.

Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer declared on Tuesday that the launch of the upcoming Windows 8 series will represent the ‘rebirth' of Windows operating systems. Ballmer is very enthusiastic about the future Windows 8, describing it as the "deepest, broadest and most impactful" Windows software ever created by Microsoft. "It's really, in some senses, a dawning of the rebirth of MS Windows... It's certainly the most important piece of work we've done," he said in a speech to the Seoul Digital Forum.