John RibeiroIDG News Service

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

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Former SAP tech chief Sikka to head Indian outsourcer Infosys

Sikka takes over at a time when Infosys has seen the exodus of key executives

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Microsoft challenges U.S. warrant demanding emails stored overseas

The emails are held in a server in Dublin, Ireland

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Netflix won't budge in dispute with Verizon over video quality

Verizon sent the video streaming company a cease-and-desist notice after messages to customers blamed its network

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Verizon threatens to sue Netflix in war of words over video quality

Verizon objects to a Netflix message that blames the ISP for video streaming issues.

Microsoft demands NSA reform on anniversary of Snowden's revelations

Microsoft joins Cisco and other companies that have objected to a delay in NSA reform

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FAA may let movie makers film with drones

Seven aerial photo and video production companies have filed for permission to use drones

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Samsung introduces Tizen smartphone, with a Tizen TV next year

The Samsung Z will be on show at the Tizen Developer Conference this week in San Francisco.

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Google starts accepting 'right to be forgotten' requests in Europe

The company set up a page where people can submit their requests

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Google concedes in diversity data that employees mainly male and white

Civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson has requested tech companies to reveal the data

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Amazon 'not optimistic' about ending book standoff with Hachette any time soon

Amazon recommends buying affected titles from its third-party sellers or competitors

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Twitter users to grow 24.4 percent in 2014, U.S. still largest market

The Asia-Pacific region is increasing its share of Twitter users while the U.S. market matures.

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Apple asks US court to order Samsung to remove infringing features

Apple also wants the court to review a jury order and hike damages

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Court approval sought for $324M settlement of tech workers anti-poaching suit

The class representatives will each get $80,000 extra for their roles

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ZeniMax drags Oculus VR to court over Rift headset dispute

Game publisher ZeniMax is demanding compensation for intellectual property allegedly used by Oculus

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Obama backs new surveillance legislation, but tech companies reject

A tech industry group said it cannot support the legislation in its current form