John Ribeiro

Bangalore Correspondent

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


Facebook bus drivers unionize amid concern about work conditions

The 87 drivers are employees of Facebook contractor Loop Transportation

Microsoft Azure thrown out of gear during a performance update

Microsoft detailed the cause of Azure service interruptions that continued through Wednesday for some customers

Obama backs passing of NSA reform legislation by Senate

U.S. President Barack Obama wants to sign the bill this year

Oracle, SAP settle long-standing TomorrowNow lawsuit

SAP will pay Oracle about US$359 million in damages and interest to settle the case

Twitter plans 'instant timeline' feature to get visitors to log in

The company also plans more features such as improved private messaging and video uploads

Snapchat to ask users to stop using unauthorized apps

Some developers build services that trick users of Snapchat and compromise their accounts, the company said

US net neutrality advocates plan Hungary-style protests

The protesters are taking a cue from recent protests in Hungary against Internet taxes

Google including traditional official data for tracking flu

Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be used from the current flu season

Samsung acquires flash caching software developer Proximal

Proximal's AutoCache product aims to remove I/O bottlenecks in virtualized server environments

FCC's Wheeler said to mull hybrid approach to net neutrality

Special access deals between broadband and content companies would be allowed

Hackers target unclassified White House network

The hackers are said to be working for the Russian government, according to a news report

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