John RibeiroBangalore Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

Malware from Yahoo ads did not affect US and Mac and mobile users

Users in North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America weren't served the ads that spread malware in Europe, Yahoo says.

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Amazon offers gift cards, shipping refunds for late deliveries

The company blames delivery companies for the delays

Taiwan antitrust agency fines Apple for iPhone pricing

Taiwan's antitrust agency says Apple interfered with iPhone pricing by three carriers.

Apple and China Mobile sign deal to sell iPhones

The deal could help Apple grow its market share in China when it kicks in next month.

Tech companies ask governments to reform surveillance practices

Eight companies, from Apple to Yahoo, want world governments to revisit their surveillance laws.

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Apple seeks to bar key Samsung executives from licensing negotiations

As a sanction for leaking confidential information, Apple also wants Samsung to be prevented from bringing an injunction in another case.

Amazon's proposed drones will deliver packages in 30 minutes or less

Amazon plans to use aerial drones to deliver packages via a new Prime Air service

Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com said Sunday the company plans to deliver packages in 30 minutes or less to customers by using unmanned aerial vehicles, perhaps as early as 2015.

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Apple sued for patent infringement by DSS

DSS Technology alleges that Apple infringed on two patents covering the use of wireless peripheral devices that DSS recently acquired.

Judge refuses to stay Apple-Samsung lawsuit pending patent review

Samsung wanted the court to stay a damages retrial pending reexamination of an Apple patent, but a judge said no.

Apple acquires 3-D sensing technology company PrimeSense

Apple did not disclose how it would use the PrimeSense technology, which was used to power the Kinect motion sensing device in the original Xbox.

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Samsung's share grows while Apple's declines in Q3 smartphone market

Samsung Electronics continued to dominate the smartphone market in the third quarter, which also saw quarterly shipments cross 250 million for the first time, according to research firm Strategy Analytics.

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Apple wins in patent infringement trial against Wi-LAN

Apple had been accused of infringing a patent relating to CDMA and HSPA communications technologies, but a federal jury ruled in the company's favor.

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Samsung execs may have peeked at secret Apple info

Samsung's lawyers may have provided their clients access to highly confidential information such as Apple's patent licensing agreements with Nokia, Ericsson, Sharp and Philips, according to a court document.

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Apple ends Coca-Cola's reign as the world's most valuable brand

Apple has emerged as the most valuable brand in the world, passing Coca-Cola which held the top position for 13 years, according to a report released by brand consultancy Interbrand.

Ray Dolby died at age 80 on Thursday

Sound technology pioneer Ray Dolby dies

Ray Dolby, an American inventor known for leading work in the area of noise reduction and surround sound, died Thursday at the age of 80 at his home in San Francisco.

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