John RibeiroIDG News Service

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

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Silicon Valley tech companies use underpaid black and Latino workers, says report

The workers supplied by middle-men are paid low wages and benefits, according to a study

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Two Galileo GPS satellites launched in wrong orbit

The satellites were launched Friday aboard a Soyuz ST rocket

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Intel to pay $650M to buy LSI networking business from Avago

The Axxia Networking Business came to Avago Technologies from its May acquisition of LSI

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Justice Department asks court to vacate stay in Microsoft email privacy case

If the stay is lifted, Microsoft may have to refuse to comply with an order to turn over certain emails to the government.

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Amazon introduces mobile card reader to compete with Square, PayPal

How does Amazon figure to stand out in a market where so many mobile payment players are already going head to head? By offering a promotional rate on transactions as it enters the U.S. market.

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US court rules in favor of providing officials access to entire email account

The court in Columbia had earlier ruled that such a warrant would provide too much information to law enforcement

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Microsoft, Google, others back Facebook in New York privacy dispute

Facebook is seeking important rulings on the collection of bulk user data under gag orders

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USPTO rejects claims of Apple patent that figures in dispute with Samsung

The USPTO rejected some claims of the word "auto-complete" patent, but the decision is not final

Apple, Samsung agree to settle patent disputes outside US

The two rivals will continue to pursue existing patent lawsuits in the U.S.

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LinkedIn pays almost $6M for wage law violations

The professional networking company violated provisions of the U.S. Fair Labor Standards Act

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Mitro makes password manager open source as team heads to Twitter

The client and server side code is being released under an open source license

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Amazon investing $2 billion more in India as online retail booms

The announcement comes a day after an Indian retailer got $1 billion in funding

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Rhapsody reaches 2M subscribers, bets on new unRadio service

Rhapsody said it has crossed 2 million paid subscribers for its music services

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EBay faces class action suit over data breach

The proposed class action suit demands damages from eBay

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Twitter employees mainly male and white, says it has 'lot of work to do'

Twitter has been under pressure from U.S. civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson to release the data