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Stories by John Ribeiro

Amazon investing $2 billion more in India as online retail booms

By John Ribeiro | 30 July, 2014 18:33

Amazon.com is investing US$2 billion more in India, which is witnessing an online retail boom.

Amazon says $9.99 e-books will boost revenue, including for Hachette

By John Ribeiro | 30 July, 2014 15:49

Amazon.com believes that pricing e-books at US$9.99 will boost sales by over 74 percent as the books are highly price-elastic.

Rhapsody reaches 2M subscribers, bets on new unRadio service

By John Ribeiro | 29 July, 2014 16:49

Rhapsody International, which operates the Rhapsody and Napster music services, said Tuesday it plans to expand in France and Latin America as a result of deals with mobile operators SRF and Telefonica.

EBay faces class action suit over data breach

By John Ribeiro | 24 July, 2014 16:58

EBay faces a class action suit in a U.S. federal court over a security breach earlier this year.

Twitter employees mainly male and white, says it has 'lot of work to do'

By John Ribeiro | 24 July, 2014 12:30

Twitter disclosed the gender and ethnicity breakdown of its employees on Wednesday, less than a week after U.S. civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson called on the company to release its employee diversity information.

Google has to face US privacy suit over new user data policy

By John Ribeiro | 23 July, 2014 16:55

A California court has allowed a privacy class action suit against Google to continue, though only in part.

Apple hit with class action lawsuit for alleged labor rule violations

By John Ribeiro | 23 July, 2014 14:30

Apple faces in a state court in California a class action suit that its employees were not provided timely meal breaks, rest breaks and final paychecks, according to the lawyer for the employees.

US court says warrant for access to all content of email account is justified

By John Ribeiro | 21 July, 2014 16:23

A New York judge defended a controversial order that gave the government access to all content of the Gmail account of a target in a money laundering investigation, holding that courts have long recognized the practical need for law enforcement to seize documents if only to determine whether they fall within the warrant.

Jesse Jackson demands Twitter release employee diversity data

By John Ribeiro | 18 July, 2014 15:19

U.S. civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson has called on Twitter to release its employee diversity information, which its Silicon Valley peers such as Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn and Facebook have already done.

Tata revenue, profit boosted by strong outsourcing market

By John Ribeiro | 17 July, 2014 23:51

Tata Consultancy Services posted strong revenue and profit growth in the second quarter, taking advantage of an uptick in the outsourcing market.

SAP raises annual Cloud revenue forecast after the business soars in Q2

By John Ribeiro | 17 July, 2014 16:46

SAP reported strong growth in Cloud revenue in the second quarter, while its software revenue continued to fall, reflecting a shift in the market from on-premises software and services to applications delivered through the cloud on a subscription model.

Microsoft's Bing follows Google in offering Europeans the 'right to be forgotten'

By John Ribeiro | 17 July, 2014 13:44

Microsoft has started accepting requests from users in Europe who want to remove search links from Bing under a recent "right-to-be-forgotten" ruling by Europe's top court.

AWS offers Marketplace software on annual subscriptions

By John Ribeiro | 15 July, 2014 16:05

Amazon Web Services is offering on its Marketplace annual subscriptions to over 90 software products, which could help customers cut software costs by over 40 percent, the Amazon.com unit said.

Infosys revenue and profit rise ahead of CEO change

By John Ribeiro | 11 July, 2014 18:30

Indian outsourcer Infosys said its revenue and profit grew in the second quarter as the company won some large deals in the period.

Samsung gives its app store a makeover with a focus on Galaxy devices

By John Ribeiro | 11 July, 2014 15:55

Samsung Electronics has updated and rebranded its app store, in an apparent bid to cut into Google's revenue from its Play store for apps running on Android devices.