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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Anonymous app Whisper allegedly tracks user location, shares data with government

The app is accused by The Guardian of tracking users' locations.

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Oracle sued over employee no-poaching agreement with Google

The former Oracle employee charges the company with restraining competition

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Google considers Amazon as its biggest search competitor

People looking to buy something are more likely to search on Amazon, said Eric Schmidt

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French operator Iliad drops plans to acquire T-Mobile US

The French operator said that Deutsche Telekom and select board members of T-Mobile had rejected a sweetened offer

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Google, Rockstar patent dispute to be decided in California court

Google had asked the appeals court to stay the Rockstar suits in Texas

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With Zuckerberg in India, Internet.org promotes apps and sites for women, farmers

Facebook-backed Internet.org is giving prizes to apps, websites and services targeted at groups of users who may be less connected

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Symantec may split into separate security and storage businesses

The reported plans are in line with similar strategies announced by Hewlett-Packard and eBay

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Nokia to stop India handset production after Microsoft cuts off orders

The handset plant in Chennai was not transferred to Microsoft because it was frozen in a tax dispute.

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Microsoft, 13 other firms take student privacy pledge

Fourteen companies have promised not to sell student data or use it for advertising

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Skype appears to bow to Indian rules, ends in-country calls to local networks

Microsoft said local calls from Skype to landlines and mobile phones will stop from Nov. 10

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Samsung investing $14.7 billion in new chip fabrication facility

Samsung has a significant and growing business in memories and logic chips used in mobile devices and for enterprise computing

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Google to put guards on payroll, amid concerns about inequality

Google will have security guards on its rolls rather than have them placed by contractors

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Google shakes up cloud services market with another price cut

Microsoft last week cut prices of some Azure services

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Twitter invests in MIT lab focused on online social movements

Twitter will also provide access to its archives and real-time, public stream of tweets

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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