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

IDC data on market share by server vendor from Q2 of 2012

Server revenue continued slide in Q2 on weak demand, says IDC

The server business continued to slide in the second quarter with worldwide revenue and unit sales down, IDC said Tuesday.

Google, Apple remove some restrictions on technology to Iran

Google has told Android developers that they can start offering free apps in Iran, while Apple has removed Iran from among the countries to which sales of its products are prohibited.

ARM acquires Sensinode, a vendor of software for 'Internet of Things'

ARM has acquired Sensinode in Finland in its bid to provide technology and processors for the "Internet of things," consisting of a variety of low-power and inexpensive devices including sensors communicating with the Internet and one another.

HP introduces SAP HANA based cloud service

Hewlett-Packard has introduced a cloud service around SAP's HANA in-memory database, targeting customers who want to analyze big data.

Creative Commons co-founder wages 'fair use' war over YouTube takedown notice

Creative Commons co-founder Lawrence Lessig has filed a complaint in a U.S federal court after he was forced to take down a YouTube video of his lecture which included clips that depicted groups of people dancing to a copyrighted song.

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Samsung refused retrial over 'overscroll bounce' patent in Apple dispute

Samsung Electronics was denied a retrial over the "overscroll bounce" patent in its dispute with Apple in a federal court in California.

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GoDaddy to acquire Locu to boost offerings to small businesses

GoDaddy has agreed to acquire Locu, a startup in San Francisco that helps local merchants get discovered online by their customers.

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Google says UK privacy laws don't apply to Safari cookies dispute

Google has told British consumers in a privacy claim that it does not have to answer to English courts and U.K. privacy laws don't apply to it, according to the law firm for the plaintiffs.

Facebook disables some legitimate apps while targeting malicious ones

The use of tools to detect malicious patterns in apps led Facebook to temporarily disable some legitimate third-party apps that integrate with the social networking website.

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IBM to acquire endpoint security company Trusteer

IBM has signed an agreement to acquire security company Trusteer, and plans to set up a cybersecurity software lab in Israel.

Zynga flattens management structure, three execs will leave

Three top executives of struggling Zynga will move out of the company, as the games developer aims to flatten its management structure.

Intelligence chief Clapper to set up US surveillance review group

The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday launched a review of whether the country uses optimally advancements in technology to protect its national security while preventing unauthorized disclosure and maintaining public trust.

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Bitcoin wallets on Android at risk of theft, developers say

Bitcoin wallets on Android are vulnerable to theft because of problems in a component that generates secure random numbers, developers said.

After Lavabit, Silent Circle also shuts down its encrypted email service

Silent Circle also shuttered its encrypted email service a few hours after Lavabit shut down citing an ongoing legal battle.

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Google adds 79 data center software patents to no-sue pledge

Google has added 79 patents to the list of patents for which it pledges not to sue any user, distributor or developer of open-source software, unless first attacked.