John Ribeiro

Bangalore Correspondent

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

Apple sets up development center in India for its Maps product

5 things Apple's Tim Cook needs to do on his trip to India

5 things Apple's Tim Cook needs to do on his trip to India

Apple's CEO Tim Cook is on his first visit to India, a market where the company's revenue has grown but its market share is still very small because of price-sensitive consumers. Here are 5 things Cook will be aiming for in India,...

Apple's Tim Cook woos app developers in India

Apple's Tim Cook woos app developers in India

In a bid to win over more Indian developers, Apple on Wednesday announced it would set up by early next year a facility to help developers on best practices and improve the design, quality and performance of their apps on the iOS...

US says proposed Chinese regulations could fragment the Internet

US says proposed Chinese regulations could fragment the Internet

The U.S. has warned of fragmentation of the Internet if China goes ahead with proposed rules that would require compulsory registration of Internet domain names in China with government-licensed providers.

Tim Cook’s visit to China may help build bridges with consumers, developers, local companies

Tim Cook’s visit to China may help build bridges with consumers, developers, local companies

Apple, however, faces a number of challenges in China, including regulatory.

Google aims to block Flash by default for Chrome users, except for 10 white-listed sites

Google aims to block Flash by default for Chrome users, except for 10 white-listed sites

Google aims to make HTML5 the primary experience in Chrome by the fourth quarter of this year, except for a white-list of 10 sites that will run Adobe’s Flash Player.

Mozilla wants US to disclose to it first any vulnerability found in Tor by government hackers

Mozilla wants US to disclose to it first any vulnerability found in Tor by government hackers

Mozilla has asked a court that it should be provided information on a vulnerability in the Tor browser ahead of it being provided to a defendant in a lawsuit, as the browser is based in part on Firefox browser code.

Alleged Syrian hacker is extradited to the US on extortion charges

Alleged Syrian hacker is extradited to the US on extortion charges

A hacker with alleged connections to members of the Syrian Electronic Army appeared in a Virginia court Tuesday to face charges of participating in an extortion scheme that threatened victims to delete or sell data from compromised...

Salesforce outage continues in some parts of the US

Salesforce outage continues in some parts of the US

Cloud software company Salesforce.com was having an outage in some locations on Tuesday, prompting the company’s CEO to apologize to users on Twitter.

Bangladesh central bank hack may be an insider job, says FBI

Bangladesh central bank hack may be an insider job, says FBI

The FBI has found evidence that at least one employee of Bangladesh’s central bank was involved in the theft of US$81 million from the bank through a complex hack, according to a newspaper report.

Twitter blocks access to analytics around its data for US intelligence agencies

Twitter blocks access to analytics around its data for US intelligence agencies

Twitter has blocked Dataminr from offering analytics around real-time tweets from the social networking site to U.S. intelligence agencies, according to a newspaper report.

US trade body investigates seven smartphone companies

US trade body investigates seven smartphone companies

A U.S. trade body has launched an investigation into seven smartphone companies on charges of patent infringement, which could lead to a ban on the sale of certain phones imported and sold by these vendors in the country.

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