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

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Apple-Samsung judge considers possible juror misconduct

A court in California will consider Samsung Electronics' concern that the foreman of the jury deciding a patent infringement lawsuit between Apple and Samsung had concealed relevant information.

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FEMA battles online misinformation with 'rumor control'

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency has set up a "rumor control" section on its website to counter misinformation on social networks that has affected relief efforts after Hurricane Sandy.

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Apple takes aim at Samsung's Galaxy S III in amended patent complaint

Shortly after a major win against Samsung in a federal court in California, Apple added products including versions of the Samsung Galaxy S III in an amended patent infringement complaint against its rival.

Yahoo hires former Amazon executive Kathy Savitt as new CMO

Yahoo said Tuesday that Kathy Savitt, former founder and CEO of social commerce company Lockerz, is joining the ailing Internet company as chief marketing officer.

ITC clears Apple of infringement of three Motorola patents, holds decision on fourth

The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled Friday that Apple did not infringe three of Motorola Mobility's patents, while remanding the investigation into a fourth claim.

Facebook gets FTC clearance for Instagram acquisition

The Federal Trade Commission has cleared Facebook's proposed acquisition of mobile photo-sharing service Instagram in an unanimous vote.

State Department cancels large Kindle contract

The U.S Department of State has withdrawn plans to place a $16.5 million order on Amazon.com for its Kindle Touch devices.

Apple argues for trial before DOJ ebooks settlement

Apple has opposed a government proposed judgment in an ebooks price-fixing lawsuit, stating that the judgement seeks to terminate and rewrite its contracts even before the case is heard.

Twitter acquires intellectual property from iOS app testing firm Clutch.io

Twitter has acquired intellectual property from app testing firm Clutch.io and its team is joining the social networking company, it said on Monday.

Samsung argues against Apple's sanctions request

Samsung Electronics has asked a court in California to strike down Apple's "self-serving" recommendation of sanctions against the South Korean company for revealing to the press documents that were not allowed as evidence in a patent dispute, stating that Apple's request is "an affront to the integrity of the jury."

Foursquare testing program to monetize its service

Foursquare is rolling out the pilot for a new program, called Promoted Updates, which will charge merchants to send recommendations to users about their products.

Toshiba cuts NAND flash production by 30 percent

Toshiba announced a reduction in its production of NAND flash memory -- which go into smartphones, tablets and storage devices -- by about 30 percent as a result of oversupply conditions.

US appeals court refuses stay on injunction on Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales

A U.S. appeals court denied Samsung a stay on a preliminary injunction on the sale of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. The stay had been issued by a U.S. District Court judge as part of an ongoing patent dispute between Samsung and Apple.

HTC files counterclaims against Apple with two acquired patents

HTC has filed a counterclaim before a court in Florida stating that Apple has infringed on two of its patents.

Motorola says smartphones will be available in US despite ban

Motorola Mobility said Tuesday that it has taken "proactive measures" to ensure that its smartphones remain available to consumers in the U.S., despite a ban that goes into effect Wednesday.