John RibeiroBangalore Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

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Samsung wants court to review damages in patent fight with Apple

The South Korean smartphone company has asked all judges of the appeals court to hear the case.

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Apple Music faces antitrust investigation in New York, Connecticut

The investigation is part of an overall probe into the music streaming business.

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Wearables war: Jawbone sues Fitbit for alleged trade secret theft

Fitbit has been sued by Jawbone for allegedly misappropriating trade secrets

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Apple, Google, and other tech giants ask Senate to pass NSA reform bill

The USA Freedom Act was earlier passed by the House of Representatives.

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Best Buy to accept Apple Pay, wants to give customers options

Best Buy has been a backer of a rival payment system promoted by US merchants

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Facebook clarifies rules for content, including definition of nudity and hate speech

The social network has also tried to explain when and why it removes content at the request of governments.

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Apple wants suit from battery maker A123 dismissed or moved to California

Apple told the court that the witnesses and records in the case are in California

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Lawmakers ask Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar to check driver fingerprints

The eight members of Congress say measures taken so far to screen drivers do not take advantage of all the available tools

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Apple postpones production of larger-display iPads

Apple has delayed the larger iPad tablet as it mulls over the features for the product, according to one account.

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Apple in settlement talks with car battery maker A123 Systems

The company has asked for an extension to respond to A123's charges, citing discussions for a resolution.

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Apple will replace contract security guards with full-time employees in Silicon Valley

Tech companies are under pressure to improve working conditions of workers like drivers and security guards

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Apple's Beats unit sued by Monster over headphone deal

Monster claims it was fraudulently eased out from a development deal with Beats ahead of Apple's acquisition.

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Sony threatens to sue Twitter over hack-related Tweets

Confidential information from Sony was leaked after a hack in late November.

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Apple Watch's privacy details under scrutiny by Connecticut attorney general

Attorney General George Jepsen is particularly concerned about the protection of health information collected by the new wearable device

Apple, Samsung agree to settle patent disputes outside US

The two rivals will continue to pursue existing patent lawsuits in the U.S.