John RibeiroIDG News Service

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

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Amazon asks FAA for permission to test Prime Air delivery drones

The online retailer plans to use drones to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less

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Infosys revenue and profit rise ahead of CEO change

SAP's former technology chief Vishal Sikka will take over as CEO of Infosys on Aug. 1

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Samsung gives its app store a makeover with a focus on Galaxy devices

The company has rebranded the store as Samsung Galaxy Apps in a bid to cut into the Google Play business.

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US lawmaker asks FTC to probe implications of Facebook 'big data' experiment

Senator Mark R. Warner wants to know what oversight, if any, would be appropriate for studies conducted by social media platforms.

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US Senate Intelligence Committee approves cybersecurity bill

The bill has been criticized by civil liberties and privacy groups because of its potential privacy implications

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Samsung expects slower smartphones market growth and competition to hit profits

Samsung Electronics said it is facing increased competition in China and Europe

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TSA to put mobile phones, other electronic devices under higher scrutiny

Electronic devices that cannot be turned on will not be allowed onboard aircraft, according to new U.S. rules

Samsung invokes Alice to challenge two Apple patents

Samsung cited a Supreme Court ruling that tightened patent standards when it asked a court to find two Apple patent claims invalid

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Goldman Sachs seeks deletion of mistakenly sent confidential email

The company said an external consultant sent an email by mistake to an unknown person's Gmail account; Google has blocked access to the mail

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India's Bombay Stock Exchange halts trading after network problem

Trading was stopped on Thursday morning for three hours on India's oldest stock exchange

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Facebook introduces 'missed call' advertising for cost-conscious Indians

Facebook is adapting advertising to cater to those Indians who would rather be called than spend on calling

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US privacy board finds no illegitimate activity in overseas surveillance program

The board warned of the privacy implications of the incidental collection of communications of U.S. persons

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Twitter to acquire mobile advertising company TapCommerce

The focus of TapCommerce is on re-engaging users who have downloaded apps

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HP reaches agreement in shareholder suits over Autonomy acquisition

Hewlett-Packard has reached agreement in three shareholder lawsuits arising from its 2011 acquisition of Autonomy

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Facebook researcher: 'We care about the emotional impact of Facebook'

The researcher behind a controversial psychology experiment on Facebook users spoke out in defense of the project over the weekend.