John Ribeiro

Bangalore Correspondent

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


Google, Apple $415M deal with tech workers heads for approval

Judge Lucy H. Koh had earlier rejected a $324.5 million settlement as too low

Iran to weed 'moral' crimes from social networks, starting with Facebook

Iran has said it is willing to cooperate with Google and other Internet companies provided they play by its rules

Indian ride-hailing app Ola acquires rival for $200 million

Ola acquired TaxiForSure in a cash and equity deal

NSA authorization to collect bulk phone data extended to June 1

The approval will be the last before the relevant statute in the Patriot Act comes up for renewal

Fresh from $532.9M win, Smartflash sues Apple again

The patent company's focus in the second lawsuit is on Apple's newer products like the iPhone 6

Samsung faces complaint in US FTC over Smart TV 'surveillance'

US Senator Al Franken started probing this month into the voice recognition technologies of Samsung and LG TVs

Sony users unable to access popular services like Hulu, Netflix

The problem appears to have affected users in many countries

Samsung holds smartphone lead in India, Apple trails

Indian vendors are, however, closing in on Samsung

Google to curb sharing of sexually explicit content on Blogger

Blogs that persist with such content will be converted into private blogs by Google

Facebook, other tech firms face pressure from drivers over work conditions

The increased unionization of drivers reflects unease about growing inequality in Silicon Valley

Edward Snowden documentary Citizenfour wins Oscar

Edward Snowden shook up the US security establishment with revelations of NSA surveillance

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