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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Apple's Beats unit sued by Monster over headphone deal

Monster claims it was fraudulently eased out from a development deal with Beats ahead of Apple's acquisition.

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Two standards groups backing wireless charging plan to merge

The Alliance for Wireless Power absorbs a smaller rival. However, the largest group, the Wireless Power Consortium, is still pushing its standard.

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Google's Gmail appears to have been blocked by China at IP level

Dyn Research said Gmail was being blocked at the IP level when served from Hong Kong

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Ireland wants US to use treaty to access Microsoft held emails

Ireland has asserted that foreign courts are obliged to respect Irish sovereignty

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Rockstar sale of patents latest sign of cooling in smartphone litigation

Rockstar has agreed to sell 4,000 patents to RPX for licensing to tech companies

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Sony threatens to sue Twitter over hack-related Tweets

Confidential information from Sony was leaked after a hack in late November.

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North Korea's Internet restored after over 9-hour outage

The outage had led to speculation that the US had retaliated in the wake of the hack of Sony Pictures

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Google Android One phones to sell in three more Asian countries

The Android One low-cost phone was first introduced in India

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Tor warns of possible disruption of network through server seizures

Tor did not name the group that it expects may seize its specialized servers called directory authorities

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Google said to shut down engineering office in Russia

The company will, however, continue other operations in the country

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Uber to tighten driver screening after alleged Delhi rape

The ride-hailing company has been banned in Delhi, but the company pledges to improve its screening process.

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Xiaomi faces phone ban in India over Ericsson patent suit

Xiaomi, which considers India an important market, seems ready to negotiate

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Google News to be shut down in Spain ahead of new law

Google said it can't afford to pay for a service that doesn't make money for the company

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India recommends banning unregistered Web taxis in light of Uber case

Uber has already been banned in Delhi after one of its drivers was charged with rape

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Secret court extends NSA surveillance rules with no changes

A reform bill, USA Freedom Act, ran into difficulties in the Senate.