John RibeiroBangalore Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

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US sides with Oracle in Java copyright dispute with Google

The dispute between Google and Oracle revolves around whether Java APIs can be copyrighted

BlackBerry slashes smartphone staff around the globe

The company will continue to grow customer-facing teams and bring new talent in areas like IoT

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Amazon's 'Handmade' takes aim at Etsy

Artisan products could be a new category for the online retailer.

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US Senate blocks NSA surveillance reform bill

A bill to extend certain provisions of the Patriot Act to July 31 was also blocked

RadioShack, US states reach agreement that limits sale of customer data

The data to be sold has been considerably reduced, according to Texas attorney general Ken Paxton.

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Apple, Google, and other tech giants ask Senate to pass NSA reform bill

The USA Freedom Act was earlier passed by the House of Representatives.

Facebook's free Internet.org threatens online equality, global digital rights groups say

The groups are objecting to Internet.org's "walled garden" of services offered without data charges

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FTC recommends conditions for sale of RadioShack customer data

The FTC said it would prefer a model based on a settlement adopted with online toy retailer Toysmart.com

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Uber may pay $3 billion to buy Nokia's Here mapping business

Uber is aiming to reduce its dependence on Google for mapping services.

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Nintendo says its new smartphone games will drive console sales

The first game for smart devices will be rolled out in this calendar year

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Uber's Indian rival Ola being probed for 'predatory pricing'

Ola is being probed by antitrust body Competition Commission of India

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FAA program tests drones flying beyond pilot's line-of-sight

The agency has also partnered with CNN for drone tests in urban areas

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Uber stops operations in Kansas over new legislation

The state legislature overruled a veto on the legislation by the governor

Facebook's Internet.org opens its free Internet platform to other online services

Internet.org was criticized by net neutrality advocates for backing just a few services

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US reviews use of cellphone spying technology

The Department of Justice aims to disclose more about the use of the cell-site simulators