John RibeiroBangalore Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

Cybersecurity

US seeks information on industry ability to hold bulk phone data

The government is exploring third-party alternatives for holding the phone metadata

Reports: IBM may sell off its semiconductor business

The company is said to be mulling a semiconductor joint venture as an alternative

PCWorld News

Cisco reaches agreement with Innovatio over Wi-Fi patents

Cisco said it settled to protect its customers who were targeted by the patent firm

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Amazon gobbles up game developer Double Helix Games, maker of Killer Instinct

The Internet retailer said the acquisition is part of its efforts to build innovative games for customers

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Twitter offers historical data to researchers hoping to gain insights from the crowd

Only a few recipients will be selected in the initial stage

PCWorld News

Google's acquisition of Nest gets US FTC clearance

Google said in January it expected to close the transaction in the next few months

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Microsoft's Scott Guthrie takes over Satya Nadella's previous role

Guthrie has been appointed as acting lead of cloud and enterprise, Microsoft said

PCWorld News

Symantec says damages from US probe may be $145 million

The U.S. is investigating the company's compliance with government contracting rules

PCWorld News

India tries to sell wireless spectrum again

The previous two auctions of spectrum had few takers as the minimum prices were seen to be too high

PCWorld News

Obama selects cryptologist to head US NSA

Vice Admiral Michael S. Rogers will take over amid demands for reform of the NSA

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Intel pulls the plug on AppUp, its cross-platform app store

The app store was first set up to support users of netbook computers

PCWorld News

Samsung not sanctioned over leakage of Apple documents

The judge said the information had not been misused in license negotiations

PCWorld News

Google ordered to pay royalty on AdWords revenue to Vringo

The judge ruled on the royalty rate after the companies did not come to an agreement on it

PCWorld News

Microsoft cloud server designs for Facebook's Open Compute Project

Microsoft also aims to set up an open-source software community in the Open Compute Project

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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