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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Google buys artificial intelligence company DeepMind

Google relies on machine learning and artificial intelligence in areas such as translation and visual processing

Phishers pilfer law enforcement documents from Microsoft

Social media and email accounts of some Microsoft employees were hit by phishing attacks, the company said

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CNN's Twitter and Facebook accounts hacked

Several CNN social media accounts were hacked Thursday, and the Syrian Electronic Army seems to be to blame.

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U.S. Supreme Court: Burden of proof of infringement on patent holder

The top U.S. court was ruling in an appeal by a medical devices maker

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Icahn wants eBay to spin off PayPal

EBay has rejected the proposal as it believes that the company's interest is best served by the current arrangement

Judge rules Samsung infringed Apple patent before trial begins

A Samsung patent was also declared invalid

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Google Glass user questioned by Homeland Security in Ohio theater for suspected piracy

The person was allowed to go after it was found that he was not using Google Glass to record the movie

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SAP expects revenue of $30 billion by 2017, driven by cloud

The company saw a dip in software revenue as the cloud business grew in the fourth quarter

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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.