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

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Gnome Foundation faces cash crunch over women outreach program

The foundation oversees the free and open source Gnome desktop environment

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Facebook faces class action suit in Canada over interception of private messages

The social networking company is alleged to have intercepted private messages to harvest data.

Canada halts online tax returns in wake of Heartbleed

Canada Revenue Agency anticipates restoring services by weekend

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Jury rules against NXP in patent dispute with BlackBerry

NXP had alleged that versions of BlackBerry smartphone and its PlayBook infringed its patents

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Movie studios sue Kim Dotcom, Megaupload for copyright infringement

A civil suit alleges that the now-defunct file-sharing site made over $175 million illegally

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T-Mobile offers credits to retain BlackBerry customers

The credit is extended to any new device, including the BlackBerry Q10 or the Z10

Google says snagging data over unsecured Wi-Fi isn't illegal, goes to Supreme Court

Google claims that its collection of data from unencrypted Wi-Fi networks was legal

BlackBerry will not renew tie-up with T-Mobile

BlackBerry criticized T-Mobile in February for pushing iPhones to BlackBerry customers.

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Microsoft slashes Azure prices, introduces new basic tier

Amazon Web Services and Google also cut prices in March

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Apple, Samsung kick off case by sparring over instructional video

Samsung argued that an instructional video for jurors suggested that Apple's products were patentable and innovative.

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Alibaba invests $692 million for a presence in physical retail

Alibaba said it is acquiring a stake in department store operator Intime Retail

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Google fined for not cooperating with India's antitrust agency

The investigation since 2012 is focused on Google's alleged abuse of market power in online search and search advertising

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Ceglia's ownership claim to Facebook dismissed by federal court

The District Judge went by an earlier recommendation to dismiss by another judge

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'Innocence of Muslims' actress files contempt motion against Google

The actress has claimed that YouTube hasn't taken down copies of the video trailer as ordered by the court

Report: Obama to unveil legislation to end NSA bulk phone data collection

Phone data will now be stored with telecommunications carriers rather than with the U.S. National Security Agency