John RibeiroIDG News Service

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

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.

PCWorld News

Alibaba invests $692 million for a presence in physical retail

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

PCWorld News

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

PCWorld News

Ceglia's ownership claim to Facebook dismissed by federal court

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

PCWorld News

'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

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Microsoft's buyout of Nokia's phone biz delayed until April

Nokia said it has yet to receive antitrust clearances from some countries in Asia

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'We'll eradicate Twitter': Turkey blocks Twitter access

Twitter is suggesting workarounds to users but did not confirm the block

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Mt. Gox finds $116m worth of bitcoins

The failed exchange says it found 200,000 bitcoins that just suddenly disappeared.

PCWorld News

Brazil to drop requirement that Internet firms store data locally

The country had planned legislation asking foreign Internet companies to store data of Brazilians locally

PCWorld News

Jesse Jackson says blacks inadequately represented in tech companies

Rev. Jesse Jackson will attend an annual shareholder meeting at HP to highlight the issue

IBM denies links with NSA spying program

Cloud vendors stand to lose up to $35 billion over the next 3 years from spying fallout.