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 to acquire Indian startup ZipDial in emerging markets play

ZipDial's office in Bangalore will operate as an engineering center for Twitter

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Opponent of Apple, Google settlement with workers wants larger cut in new deal

One of the named plaintiffs, Michael Devine, wants a larger share of the new settlement proposed

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Uber woos European cities with the promise of 50,000 new jobs in 2015

The ride-hailing company said it could take 400,000 cars off the road in 2015 and reduce emissions and congestion

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Samsung's first Tizen phone is finally here: The $92 Z1

The Z1, besides focusing on entertainment, addresses a growing concern about personal security in India

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Intel, Google, Apple try again to settle employee antitrust lawsuit

A previous settlement was rejected last year by the court as being too low

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Obama revives call for immunity to companies sharing threat data

The president is expected to announce the measure Tuesday

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Obama aims to tighten laws on data hacking and student privacy

The moves come in the wake of the hacks of Sony Pictures and some retailers

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Google's next business: Selling U.S. car insurance?

Google may also be acquiring CoverHound, an insurance comparison shopping site, according to a Forrester analyst

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Apple's Beats unit sued by Monster over headphone deal

Monster claims it was fraudulently eased out from a development deal with Beats ahead of Apple's acquisition.

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Two standards groups backing wireless charging plan to merge

The Alliance for Wireless Power absorbs a smaller rival. However, the largest group, the Wireless Power Consortium, is still pushing its standard.

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Google's Gmail appears to have been blocked by China at IP level

Dyn Research said Gmail was being blocked at the IP level when served from Hong Kong

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Ireland wants US to use treaty to access Microsoft held emails

Ireland has asserted that foreign courts are obliged to respect Irish sovereignty

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Rockstar sale of patents latest sign of cooling in smartphone litigation

Rockstar has agreed to sell 4,000 patents to RPX for licensing to tech companies

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Sony threatens to sue Twitter over hack-related Tweets

Confidential information from Sony was leaked after a hack in late November.

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North Korea's Internet restored after over 9-hour outage

The outage had led to speculation that the US had retaliated in the wake of the hack of Sony Pictures