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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Amazon challenges Etsy with Handmade, a store for artisanal goods has made a pitch for the handicrafts market occupied by players like Etsy by setting up its own "Handmade at Amazon" store

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Global civil rights groups coalition wants changes to Facebook's real-name policy

A large group of human rights, digital rights, LGBTQ, and women’s rights advocates, has said that Facebook's system "disregards the circumstances of users in non-western countries, exposes its users to danger, disrespects the identities of its users, and curtails free speech."

Apple Music debuts June 30 — all the ways you love music, all in one place.

Apple Music, iTunes Movies, and iBooks roll out in China

Apple has launched Apple Music together with iTunes Movies and iBooks in China, which is already the company's largest market for app downloads.

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Apple disables iOS 9's space-saving 'app slicing' feature due to iCloud bug

The 'app slicing' feature in iOS 9 that would enable developers to target slimmer variants of their apps to specific devices is unavailable because of a bug in iCloud, Apple's cloud service for its devices.

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Apple lists 25 apps impacted by XcodeGhost

Apple has identified 25 iOS apps on its stores that used a rogue version of its Xcode development tool.

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Google, Apple $415M deal with tech workers gets final approval

A court in California has approved a $415 million settlement between tech workers and Intel, Google, Apple, and Adobe Systems, who were accused of conspiring to prevent the poaching of each other's employees.

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T-Mobile threatens to impose limited plans on data 'thieves'

T-Mobile USA is going after data thieves, which it says are taking advantage of the company's unlimited high-speed data plan through excessive tethering.

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Apple, Samsung battle to the end over damages payment

It may take some time for Apple to see any damages from its patent infringement dispute against Samsung Electronics.

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Twitter sees surge in government requests for account information

Twitter has expanded its latest Transparency Report to include information on trademark notices and email providers' privacy practices.

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Apple Watch lands at Best Buy on August 7, expanding the smartwatch's retail reach

Best Buy will be the first national retailer in the US, other than Apple Stores, to sell the smartwatch

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New trial on damages ordered in Apple, Smartflash patent dispute

The court is concerned that the jury was not properly instructed in iTunes patent case.

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After Uber ruling, pressure mounts to reclassify contractors as employees

New suits claim the contract workers are in effect employees

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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