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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Microsoft, 13 other firms take student privacy pledge

Fourteen companies have promised not to sell student data or use it for advertising

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Skype appears to bow to Indian rules, ends in-country calls to local networks

Microsoft said local calls from Skype to landlines and mobile phones will stop from Nov. 10

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Samsung investing $14.7 billion in new chip fabrication facility

Samsung has a significant and growing business in memories and logic chips used in mobile devices and for enterprise computing

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Google to put guards on payroll, amid concerns about inequality

Google will have security guards on its rolls rather than have them placed by contractors

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Google shakes up cloud services market with another price cut

Microsoft last week cut prices of some Azure services

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Twitter invests in MIT lab focused on online social movements

Twitter will also provide access to its archives and real-time, public stream of tweets

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Microsoft will offer locally hosted cloud services in India

Microsoft hopes to win Indian government business with local Azure and Office 365 services

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Facebook wants New York to destroy bulk user data seized under gag order

Microsoft, Google and some other tech companies are backing Facebook.

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Intel investing $1.5 billion in two Chinese chip firms

Intel is targeting China's booming mobile market

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DHL 'parcelcopter' drone to deliver medicines to European island

Amazon.com and Google are also planning to use drones for deliveries.

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BMC Software files patent infringement lawsuit against ServiceNow

BMC claims that ServiceNow infringes patents in its core products

EU tells Google to make more concessions or face charges in antitrust dispute

The European Commission competition chief said there were solid arguments against several aspects of Google's proposals

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Lyft acquires ride-sharing startup Hitch

Lyft introduced its own car-pooling service in August

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Microsoft, Getty copyright dispute heads for mediation

Getty asked the court for an injunction on a Bing widget

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New US Senate bill aims to limit access to emails stored abroad

The legislation follows Microsoft's refusal to turn in emails in Ireland to U.S. law enforcement