John RibeiroIDG News Service

John Ribeiro covers outsourcing and general technology breaking news from India for The IDG News Service.

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Microsoft will offer locally hosted cloud services in India

Microsoft hopes to win Indian government business with local Azure and Office 365 services

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Facebook wants New York to destroy bulk user data seized under gag order

Microsoft, Google and some other tech companies are backing Facebook.

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Intel investing $1.5 billion in two Chinese chip firms

Intel is targeting China's booming mobile market

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DHL 'parcelcopter' drone to deliver medicines to European island

Amazon.com and Google are also planning to use drones for deliveries.

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BMC Software files patent infringement lawsuit against ServiceNow

BMC claims that ServiceNow infringes patents in its core products

EU tells Google to make more concessions or face charges in antitrust dispute

The European Commission competition chief said there were solid arguments against several aspects of Google's proposals

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Lyft acquires ride-sharing startup Hitch

Lyft introduced its own car-pooling service in August

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Microsoft, Getty copyright dispute heads for mediation

Getty asked the court for an injunction on a Bing widget

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New US Senate bill aims to limit access to emails stored abroad

The legislation follows Microsoft's refusal to turn in emails in Ireland to U.S. law enforcement

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Yelp pays $450,000 to settle FTC's child privacy violation charges

The company's in-app registration did not have a functional age-screen, FTC said

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Apple Watch's privacy details under scrutiny by Connecticut attorney general

Attorney General George Jepsen is particularly concerned about the protection of health information collected by the new wearable device

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Intel teams with Indian firm to launch 'Eddy' tablet for children

Eddy holds out the promise of keeping children away from TVs and smartphones

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Google debuts first low-cost Android One phones in India

The India launch was the first worldwide for the low-cost phones built around Google's reference design

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Oracle to acquire content storage management company Front Porch Digital

Front Porch Digital technology is used by media companies, government agencies and sports organizations for a variety of applications

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India's biometric ID project is back on track

Critics are concerned that the biometric data may be misused