John Ribeiro

Bangalore Correspondent

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


Oracle sued over employee no-poaching agreement with Google

The former Oracle employee charges the company with restraining competition

Google considers Amazon as its biggest search competitor

People looking to buy something are more likely to search on Amazon, said Eric Schmidt

French operator Iliad drops plans to acquire T-Mobile US

The French operator said that Deutsche Telekom and select board members of T-Mobile had rejected a sweetened offer

Microsoft's Nadella backtracks after comments on women pay lead to protests

Satya Nadella later said he had been "inarticulate"

With Zuckerberg in India, Internet.org promotes apps and sites for women, farmers

Facebook-backed Internet.org is giving prizes to apps, websites and services targeted at groups of users who may be less connected

Symantec reportedly in talks to split into storage and security units

The reported plans are in line with similar strategies announced by Hewlett-Packard and eBay

Nokia to stop India handset production after Microsoft cuts off orders

The handset plant in Chennai was not transferred to Microsoft because it was frozen in a tax dispute

Microsoft and other firms take pledge to protect student privacy

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

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

Samsung to invest $14.7 billion in new fab

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

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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