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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Twitter plans 'instant timeline' feature to get visitors to log in

The company also plans more features such as improved private messaging and video uploads, Twitter chief Dick Costolo said.

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Snapchat starts actively warning users that third-party apps aren't safe

Some developers build services that trick users of Snapchat and compromise their accounts, the company said.

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Samsung responds to Nvidia patent complaint with own infringement charges

Nvidia sued Samsung and Qualcomm in September for patent infringement. Now Samsung is fighting back.

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Google signs 60-year lease to do research at NASA's Moffett airfield

Google is paying US$1.16 billion over the initial 60-year lease term

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Computer scientists say copyright on APIs will stifle innovation

The Supreme Court has been asked to reverse an appellate court decision in a dispute between Oracle and Google over Android

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US net neutrality advocates plan Hungary-style protests -- tonight

The protesters are taking a cue from recent protests in Hungary against Internet taxes.

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Lyft says former COO who moved to Uber swiped confidential documents first

Travis VanderZanden, now a vice president at Uber, is charged with uploading confidential Lyft data to his personal Dropbox account

Google finds CDC data, not you, is better at tracking flu

Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be used from the current flu season

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Samsung acquires flash caching software developer Proximal

Proximal's AutoCache product aims to remove I/O bottlenecks in virtualized server environments

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FCC's Wheeler said to mull hybrid approach to net neutrality

Special access deals between broadband and content companies would be allowed

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Hackers reportedly target unclassified White House network

The hackers are said to be working for the Russian government, according to a news report

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SoftBank betting $10 billion on Indian Internet market

SoftBank also announced investments in two online businesses in India

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Twitter saves Twitpic's domain and photo archive at last minute

Twitpic had earlier said it was shutting down Saturday after it could not agree on terms with a potential buyer

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Nokia name will live on in Microsoft's entry-level phones

A company executive said the first 'Microsoft Lumia' device will be announced soon.

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Microsoft to discontinue free Xbox Music streaming

Microsoft said it would emphasize its music purchase and subscription service