John RibeiroBangalore Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

Samsung refused stay on injunction against U.S. sales of Galaxy Tab 10.1

A court in California has refused to stay its earlier preliminary injunction on sales of Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets in the U.S., pending an appeal by Samsung.

Kodak allowed to auction patents, despite Apple's claims

Eastman Kodak said on Monday that it has received approval from bankruptcy court to go ahead with the auction of its digital imaging patent portfolios, despite claims to some of those patents by Apple and another company.

Apple's Chinese suppliers violate worker rights, says labor group

There are serious violations of worker rights at Apple's other suppliers in China, even as Foxconn tries to improve working conditions, according to a labor group's latest report.

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 blocked from sale in the US

A federal court in California has blocked the sale of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in the U.S. in a patent dispute between Apple and Samsung.

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Yahoo, Facebook said to be in talks to settle patents dispute

Yahoo and Facebook are in negotiations to resolve a patents dispute, an attorney for Yahoo told a federal court on Tuesday.

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Apple, Motorola patent suit revived by US Judge

Judge Richard A. Posner has scheduled an injunction hearing in a patent dispute between Apple and Motorola Mobility, after raising the possibility last week that the case may be dismissed.

Facebook, Twitter, Google, AOL join new alliance to fight 'bad ads'

Facebook, Google, Twitter, and AOL have joined an alliance that has been set up to counter "bad ads," including those that deliver malware, direct users to scams, or try to sell counterfeit goods, said StopBadware, the promoters of the alliance.

Social app Skout suspends teen community after rape allegations

Skout, which offers a social networking app for iPhone and Android devices, has suspended temporarily access to its teen community, after three cases of alleged rape involving adults posing as teenagers on the network were reported.

Apple signs global agreement with TomTom for maps

Digital maps provider TomTom says it's signed a global agreement with Apple for maps and related information.

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Judge cancels Motorola, Apple patent trial

Circuit judge Richard A. Posner canceled a trial scheduled to start Monday in a patent dispute between Apple and Motorola Mobility, saying neither side in the dispute had established a right to relief.

Apple tries to stop US sales of Samsung's Galaxy S III

Apple has asked a court in California for a preliminary injunction against Samsung's Galaxy S III smartphone ahead of that device's U.S. launch.

Apple faces delay in bid for Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales ban

Apple's bid to get a ban on sales in the U.S. of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet has been delayed.


Apple claims US government sides with monopoly in ebook case

The U.S. government has sided with monopoly rather than competition in bringing a case of ebook price-fixing against Apple, the company said in a filing on Wednesday.

Google rolls out automatic translation for all Gmail users

Over the next few days, Google plans to bring Gmail's Labs translation service to all Gmail users. The service enables users to automatically translate email in other languages into their own language. The company is also retiring eight Gmail Labs features.

Shutterfly only bidder for Kodak Gallery customer accounts

Online photo service Shutterfly has emerged as the only bidder for the customer accounts and images of Kodak Gallery online photo services business.