John RibeiroIDG News Service

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

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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

PCWorld News

Pensioners withdraw lawsuit against IBM over China sales

The fund said IBM had failed to warn investors of slowing sales in China after disclosures of its alleged role in a NSA program

Surveillance, ICANN transition dominate Internet governance meeting

A non-binding statement called for Internet governance decisions by consensus among all stakeholders

PCWorld News

Nokia won't hand India smartphone factory over to Microsoft

The plan was among assets frozen by Indian authorities over a tax dispute

bing for schools

Microsoft opens ad-free Bing for Schools search engine to all U.S. schools

Microsoft launched the pilot earlier this year in five of the largest U.S. public school districts