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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Nokia name will live on in Microsoft's entry-level phones

A company executive said the first 'Microsoft Lumia' device will be announced soon.

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Microsoft to discontinue free Xbox Music streaming

Microsoft said it would emphasize its music purchase and subscription service

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Microsoft sued as lawsuits over employee no-poach deal mount

Microsoft, Ask.com and Oracle have been sued so far in the latest round

NSA approves Samsung Knox devices for government use

The certification may help Samsung establish itself as a serious player in secured devices

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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