John RibeiroIDG News Service

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

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Wikimedia mulls support for 'patent-encumbered' video file format

Wikimedia said its support for open formats has put limits on the number of videos in its repository

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Tata posts strong revenue, profit growth as outsourcing market recovers

Other Indian outsourcers are also benefiting from an improvement in the outsourcing market

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Security startup Impermium joining Google

Google expects Impermium to fit in with Google's own spam and abuse teams

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Yahoo's COO Henrique de Castro leaving

A replacement for de Castro -- who leaves Yahoo a little more than a year after he was hired -- has not been named.

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Intel slams brakes on plans for new chip factory

The chipmaker announced in 2011 plans to spend $5 billion on Fab 42

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US judges say FISA court privacy advocate may be counterproductive

Judge John D. Bates in a letter on behalf of the federal judiciary opposes some of the proposed reforms of surveillance programs

Target to invest $5 million in cybersecurity education

The move by Target comes after a breach of its customers' data.

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Infosys' profit grows on cost cutting, offshore work

The company has restructured its management to return to high growth

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India's poll panel declines Google voting services offer over security concerns

Google was to help the country's election commission with voter facilitation services

Apple, Samsung CEOs agree to mediation in court dispute

The mediation will be held by February 19 ahead of a March trial for the patent dispute

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Facebook acquiring app optimization tool developer Little Eye Labs

The first Facebook acquisition in India reflects a growing focus of local startups on technology development

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Samsung forecasts operating profit drop in fourth quarter

The company's revenue is expected to be marginally higher than a year ago

Malware from Yahoo ads did not affect US and Mac and mobile users

Users in North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America weren't served the ads that spread malware in Europe, Yahoo says.

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Facebook faces lawsuit for allegedly scanning private messages

Facebook is charged with scanning private messages to profile users

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Skype's social media accounts hijacked by Syrian Electronic Army

Scary words flew forth from Skype's social media accounts, but fear not: User accounts weren't compromised.