Business tech briefs, Oct. 29

Business tech briefs, Oct. 29
Modified: October 28, 2013 at 8:08 pm •  Published: October 29, 2013
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InnoTech conference scheduled

This year's InnoTech Oklahoma conference is set for Nov. 7 at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City. Information and registration information is available at innotechconferences.com/okc/. InnoTech Oklahoma, which began eight years ago, attracts more than 1,200 of the region's top business and IT professionals each year. It brings together some of the brightest minds in the industry for a day full of hands-on demonstrations, educational sessions and networking opportunities. The conference features providers and vendors from every facet of the IT world including enterprise storage, backup, virtualization, VoIP phone systems, wireless networking and security. The growing field of business intelligence is represented by Oklahoma's resident expert on the matter and the conference's presenting sponsor, Stillwater-based InterWorks.

Google settlement challenged

A group that includes Microsoft and Oracle says Google's bid to settle its antitrust case with the European Union is insufficient. The EU has been investigating Google over alleged abuse of its dominant position in the Internet search market since 2010. FairSearch, a Microsoft-led group that complained about Google, confirmed Monday the EU has begun sending out requests for feedback on a settlement, but it cannot reveal details. Europe's top antitrust official, Joaquin Almunia, said Oct. 1 Google has offered to let competitors display their own logos on Google result pages. FairSearch spokesman Thomas Vinje said Monday the settlement appears too similar to earlier requests its members rejected. Google spokesman Al Verney said FairSearch members don't want a settlement, but want Google wrapped up “in a never-ending dispute.”

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