John Ribeiro

Bangalore Correspondent

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

U.S. probe of drone collisions with aircraft points to birds

Samsung starts production of new 10-nm Exynos 9 Series chip

Samsung starts production of new 10-nm Exynos 9 Series chip

Samsung unveiled a new octa-core application processor that combines a custom CPU with a gigabit LTE modem and a separate processing unit for security applications, leading to speculation that it could be designed into the new Galaxy...

LinkedIn will help people in India train for semi-skilled jobs

LinkedIn will help people in India train for semi-skilled jobs

Microsoft has launched Project Sangam, a cloud service integrated with LinkedIn that will help train and generate employment for middle and low-skilled workers.

Facing sexism charges, Uber says Eric Holder will investigate

Facing sexism charges, Uber says Eric Holder will investigate

Uber Technologies scrambled to counter the sexism charges raised by a former employee, and said it would appoint former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to the panel that would investigate allegations that the company mishandled an...

Microsoft eyes Indian startups for cloud services

Microsoft eyes Indian startups for cloud services

Microsoft is targeting Indian startups with its cloud services, and has signed up more than 2,000 such customers in the country in the last 12 months, the company’s CEO, Satya Nadella said Monday at an event for startups in Bangalore....

New Zealand High Court clears Kim Dotcom extradition to U.S.

New Zealand High Court clears Kim Dotcom extradition to U.S.

Megaupload website founder Kim Dotcom and three associates were on Monday cleared by a court in New Zealand to be extradited to the U.S. where he faces a variety of charges including copyright infringement and racketeering.

Uber orders probe into employee's charge of sexual harassment

Uber orders probe into employee's charge of sexual harassment

Uber ordered an urgent investigation after a former engineer triggered an uproar on social media, alleging sexual harassment, politics and discrimination at the ride-hailing company.

Arrest of Samsung’s Lee may not affect smartphone business in short term

Arrest of Samsung’s Lee may not affect smartphone business in short term

The arrest of Samsung Electronics’ vice chairman Lee Jae-yong on Friday in South Korea may not have a direct impact on the company’s high-profile electronics business, including its smartphones unit, according to analysts.

Legislation revived to curb warrantless geolocation tracking

Legislation revived to curb warrantless geolocation tracking

U.S. legislators have reintroduced bills that would place curbs on warrantless access by the government to electronically generated geolocation information of Americans, including on the use of cell-site simulators that can capture...

Worried about hacks, senators want info about Trump’s personal phone

Worried about hacks, senators want info about Trump’s personal phone

Two senators have written to the U.S. Department of Defense about reports that President Donald Trump may still be using an old unsecured Android phone, including to communicate through his Twitter account.

Twitter rolls back abuse fix few hours after protests

Twitter rolls back abuse fix few hours after protests

Twitter rolled back a new fix aimed to prevent abuse a few hours after it met with protests, reflecting that the company is still scrambling to find solutions to the problem of harassment on its service, but is willing to make changes...

Intel, McAfee dispute heads for settlement talks

Intel, McAfee dispute heads for settlement talks

A dispute between Intel and security expert John McAfee over the use of his name for another company is headed for settlement talks, according to court records.

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