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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WikiLeaks says it doesn’t collaborate with states

WikiLeaks claims to have many thousands of sources but does not collaborate with states in the publication of documents, its editorial board said Sunday.

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AT&T, Time Warner deal under scrutiny from politicians, consumer groups

The plan by AT&T to acquire Time Warner for US$85.4 billion has come under the microscope of U.S. politicians and public interest groups that are concerned about the antitrust implications of the mega-deal.

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AT&T will acquire Time Warner for $85.4B in content play

AT&T said it will acquire Time Warner for US$85.4 billion, reflecting a continuing trend for the consolidation of communications and media companies.

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Intel asserts trademark rights against John McAfee

Intel does not object to John McAfee using his personal name in connection with his business, but it objects to the use of the McAfee trade name and trademark in a way that could confuse consumers or dilute the brand.


Indian banks replace millions of debit cards after possible breach

Indian banks blocked or asked customers to change their PINs on 3.2 million debit cards after concerns about a security breach.

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Every Tesla car will contain the hardware to drive itself

Tesla Motors’ cars will come fitted with full self-driving hardware, as the company jousts with tech rivals and car makers who are making a pitch for the the autonomous car market.

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Samsung faces lawsuit from Note7 owners who couldn’t use their phones

Samsung’s problems with lawsuits from alleged victims of overheating batteries in the Galaxy Note7 smartphone could get compounded by consumers suing for compensation of carrier charges.

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Asylum of WikiLeaks’ Assange not in question

The asylum granted to WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange by the government of Ecuador is not in question, despite what appear to be differences of opinion between the two on the release of controversial documents by the whistleblowing site.

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HP to cut up to 4,000 jobs in next three years

HP is cutting between 3,000 to 4,000 jobs over the next three years as part of a restructuring plan worked out by the company.

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Samsung tempts jilted Galaxy Note7 buyers with steep discounts after recall

Samsung is giving larger financial incentives to people who choose to exchange the recalled Galaxy Note7 for another Samsung smartphone, rather than seek a refund.

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Samsung cuts revenue and profit forecast after Note7 fiasco

Samsung Electronics has cut its revenue and profit forecast for the third quarter, after the disastrous recall of its flagship Galaxy Note7.

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Intel targets commercial market with company-branded Falcon 8+ drone

Intel has introduced a company-branded commercial drone, the Falcon 8+ in North American markets, with the eventual aim to lead in the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) segment, particularly in the commercial space.

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Samsung kills off the Galaxy Note7 to end the exploding battery debacle

Samsung Electronics has discontinued production of its Galaxy Note7 smartphone, which has been plagued from its introduction by battery problems that caused fires and even explosions.

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Supreme Court will hear dispute over Samsung vs. Apple damages on Tuesday

The U.S. Supreme Court is to hear arguments Tuesday in a closely-watched dispute between Samsung Electronics and Apple on the procedure for calculation of damages for the infringement of design patents.

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AT&T and T-Mobile stop replacing Samsung Galaxy Note 7s after more fire reports

AT&T and T-Mobile have stopped exchanges of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, following reports that the new phones have also been involved in incidents of overheating and even explosions.