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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Apple's iPhone sued for infringing touch feedback patents

Haptic technology company Immersion has accused Apple and AT&T of infringement of three of its patents in the latest iPhone models and Apple watches

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Vine boss, other key executives depart Twitter

Twitter is facing the exits of key managers, even as the company struggles with flagging growth in its user base

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Facebook sets up real-time 'Sports Stadium' for live chats and scores during big games

Facebook wants to grab the large audiences that American football attracts, and has launched Facebook Sports Stadium, which it describes as a dedicated place to experience sports in real-time with friends and the world.

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Apple plans to set up stores in India

Apple has applied to the Indian government for permission to set up a wholly-owned store operated by the company, taking advantage of changing rules for retail in India.

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Apple convinces U.S. court to ban Samsung phones in patent dispute, but only old ones

A federal court in California has banned the sale in the U.S. of Samsung smartphones that have features that infringe three patents owned by Apple.

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Apple said to scale down orders for iPhones

Apple's component suppliers are bracing for cuts in sales as the iPhone maker has apparently pared down its forecast for production.

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Ford to support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on Sync 3

Ford is increasing the number of smartphone functions that can be controlled from car interfaces by adding support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and introducing more apps for its Sync in-vehicle connectivity system.

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Tim Cook: There's no trade-off between security and privacy

In a strong defense of encryption, Apple's CEO Tim Cook said that there was no trade-off between privacy and national security when it comes to encryption.

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Walmart's rolling out its own QR code-base mobile payment system in stores

Walmart is rolling out in its stores its own smartphone-based payment system that uses QR code technology rather than the NFC tech used by Apple and Google.

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Samsung agrees to pay Apple $548 million in damages—with conditions

Samsung Electronics has agreed to pay Apple US$548 million in damages in a patent infringement lawsuit in California, which will be the first shot at compensation Apple will get in the dispute that has dragged on for several years with many twists and turns.

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Yahoo mulls sale of core Internet business

Yahoo's board may be considering this week the sale of its core Internet business, after an activist investor demanded that the company explore the sale of its core search and display advertising businesses.

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Facebook to widen use of Safety Check tool after Paris attacks

Facebook's Safety Check tool to help users alert friends about their safety was activated for the first time after a terror attack in Paris over the weekend, with a large number of users reporting they had benefited from it.

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Apple's dropping Beats Music at the end of the month

Apple has pulled the plug on Beats Music, shortly after launching the beta of an Android app for its Apple Music streaming service.

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Apple employee class-action lawsuit over bag checks dismissed

Apple has won in a class-action lawsuit brought by employees at its California stores, who claimed that they should be compensated for time spent during bag checks for pilferage at the time of their exit.

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San Francisco votes against measures to restrict Airbnb

Airbnb and the so-called "sharing economy" got a shot in the arm as early results on Tuesday suggested that the voters in San Francisco had shot down a measure that would place restrictions on the operation of short-term vacation rental businesses.