John Ribeiro

Bangalore Correspondent

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

Oracle plans ‘startup organization’ focused on cloud computing, A.I. and VR

A.I. player AlphaGo to play Chinese Go champion

A.I. player AlphaGo to play Chinese Go champion

DeepMind’s AlphaGo program will test its artificial intelligence capabilities in May against top Go player Ke Jie.

Angry Shadow Brokers release password for suspected NSA hacking tools

Angry Shadow Brokers release password for suspected NSA hacking tools

Annoyed with the U.S. missile strike last week on an airfield in Syria, among other things, hacker group Shadow Brokers resurfaced and released what it said was the password to files containing suspected National Security Agency...

FCC said to have a plan for rollback of net neutrality rules

FCC said to have a plan for rollback of net neutrality rules

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has disclosed preliminary plans to roll back some of the net neutrality provisions in the U.S., which could be put to vote as soon as May or June, according to news reports.

Samsung's profit soars

Samsung's profit soars

The costly Galaxy Note7 debacle, which led to the recall of about 3 million smartphones because of overheating batteries, seems to be behind Samsung Electronics, with the company forecasting a 48 percent growth in operating profit in...

Twitter debuts a Lite version for emerging markets

Twitter debuts a Lite version for emerging markets

Twitter launched a "Lite" version of its service that runs from the browser on a smartphone, in a bid to attract customers in emerging markets, who have flaky Internet connections or are wary of spending too much on data.

Facebook loses appeal over New York search warrants

Facebook loses appeal over New York search warrants

Facebook’s appeal against 381 warrants for information from the accounts of its users was rejected by a New York court on the grounds that earlier orders refusing to quash the warrants issued in a criminal proceeding could not be...

Apple said to drop Imagination's IP in favor of own graphics chips

Apple said to drop Imagination's IP in favor of own graphics chips

Apple will soon stop using intellectual property from Imagination Technologies Group for graphics processing units for its iPhone and other devices, as it is working on a separate, independent graphics design for its products, the...

WikiLeaks’ Assange gets relief from left victory in Ecuador

WikiLeaks’ Assange gets relief from left victory in Ecuador

The win in Ecuador’s presidential elections of leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno will likely provide relief to WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange, who had been threatened with eviction from the country’s embassy in London by...

Before suing Uber, Waymo initiated action against former engineer

Before suing Uber, Waymo initiated action against former engineer

Uber is asking a federal court to use arbitration to settle most of the claims in a lawsuit brought by rival self-driving car developer Waymo.

UK official wants police access to WhatsApp messages

UK official wants police access to WhatsApp messages

A senior U.K. official is asking that law enforcement be given access to encrypted messages on WhatsApp and similar services, a demand that is likely to fuel a debate over whether companies should create backdoors into their...

Twitter considers enhanced version of TweetDeck for professionals

Twitter considers enhanced version of TweetDeck for professionals

Twitter has started surveying users to check their interest in an enhanced version of its TweetDeck product, raising the possibility that the company is considering a paid version of the service.

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