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 '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.

PCWorld News

Apple asks US court to order Samsung to remove infringing features

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

PCWorld News

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

PCWorld News

Obama backs new surveillance legislation, but tech companies reject

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

Apple and Samsung fail to settle patent dispute in California

A news report has said that the two companies are working towards a settlement

Cybersecurity

Cisco's Chambers tells Obama that NSA surveillance impacts U.S. technology sales

Chambers was reacting to reports that the U.S. National Security Agency intercepts equipment shipped abroad to install surveillance tools

PCWorld News

Samsung, Rockstar patent dispute to continue in Texas court

Samsung had claimed that a Rockstar subsidiary lacked standing to sue

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Autodesk announces 'Spark' open software platform for 3D printing

The company will also be offering its own 3-D printer

BlackBerry opens management of its smartphones to rivals

BlackBerry said that its devices could now be managed using third-party mobile device management applications

PCWorld News

Google under antitrust investigation in India over AdWords

Google is already under investigation in other antitrust cases before the Competition Commission of India

PCWorld News

In net neutrality dispute, investors come out in support of small companies

The investors have written to the US FCC saying startups would be hurt by charges for preferential access

PCWorld News

Google picks up cloud monitoring service Stackdriver

Stackdriver offers a service for developers to monitor apps and services on the cloud

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Tech leaders want more computer education in California schools

There is currently a large mismatch between demand and supply of computer science graduates, the industry said