John Ribeiro

Bangalore Correspondent

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


Google, Honeywell resolve patent dispute over Nest thermostats

Google, Honeywell resolve patent dispute over Nest thermostats

Google and Honeywell have signed a patent cross-license agreement that resolves a long-standing patent dispute over thermostats made by Nest Labs, the home automation startup the Internet giant acquired.

China’s booming middle class augurs well for Apple, says Tim Cook

China’s booming middle class augurs well for Apple, says Tim Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook still sees great potential in the Chinese market despite a drop in its revenue from the country in the first quarter.

Qatar National Bank claims customer data released by hackers is authentic

Qatar National Bank claims customer data released by hackers is authentic

Qatar National Bank has admitted that its systems were hacked but said that the information released online was a combination of data picked up from the attack and from other sources such as social media.

Supreme Court approves rule change that expands FBI computer search powers

Supreme Court approves rule change that expands FBI computer search powers

The Supreme Court has adopted amendments to a rule to give judges the authority to issue warrants to remotely search computers whose locations are concealed using technology.

Smartphone shipments dip as iPhone ‘fatigue’ sets in and China reaches saturation

Smartphone shipments dip as iPhone ‘fatigue’ sets in and China reaches saturation

The global smartphone market saw its first year-on-year decline in the first quarter, with both Samsung Electronics and Apple shipping fewer phones, according to a research firm.

Nokia to buy connected health gadgets firm Withings for $191 million

Nokia to buy connected health gadgets firm Withings for $191 million

Nokia is paying 170 million euros to acquire French fitness gadgets company Withings in a bid to get into the connected healthcare market.

US no longer requires Apple's help to crack iPhone in New York case

US no longer requires Apple's help to crack iPhone in New York case

The U.S. no longer requires Apple’s assistance to unlock an iPhone 5s phone running iOS 7 used by the accused in a drug investigation, stating that an “individual provided the passcode to the iPhone at issue in this case.”

Apple’s iBooks Store and iTunes Movies shut down by Chinese government

Apple’s iBooks Store and iTunes Movies shut down by Chinese government

A Chinese regulator is said to have ordered Apple to shut down its iBooks Store and iTunes Movies only six months after the services were launched in the country.

Indians can now tweet for air pollution data

Indians can now tweet for air pollution data

Indians love to discuss the weather and more recently the pollution that is on the increase in some of its cities. A new tool from Twitter could help people stay updated on pollution levels.

SpyEye botnet kit developer sentenced to long jail term

SpyEye botnet kit developer sentenced to long jail term

Aleksandr Panin, the Russian developer of the SpyEye botnet creation kit, and an associate were on Wednesday sentenced to prison terms by a court in Atlanta, Georgia, for their role in developing and distributing malware that is said...

EU charges Google with foisting its search and browser on smartphone makers

EU charges Google with foisting its search and browser on smartphone makers

The European Commission on Wednesday made new antitrust charges against Google, alleging that the company foisted its search application and the Chrome browser on Android smartphones makers as a condition to license its other apps and...

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