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Stories by John Ribeiro

FCC's Wheeler said to mull hybrid approach to net neutrality

By John Ribeiro | 31 October, 2014 15:56

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission appears set to reclassify broadband so that it comes under the agency's authority, but without explicitly prohibiting special access deals between broadband and content companies, according to a news report.

Hackers reportedly target unclassified White House network

By John Ribeiro | 29 October, 2014 13:53

Hackers targeted an unclassified White House network in recent weeks but did not damage any systems, according to news reports.

SoftBank betting $10 billion on Indian Internet market

By John Ribeiro | 29 October, 2014 04:14

Japanese telecommunications and Internet company SoftBank is planning to invest US$10 billion in India, the country's government said after meetings with the company's chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son.

Twitter keeps alive Twitpic domain and photo archive

By John Ribeiro | 27 October, 2014 14:46

Twitter will keep alive the domain and photo archive of Twitpic, which was set to shut down on Saturday, the failed image-sharing website said.

Microsoft to continue using Nokia brand on entry-level phones

By John Ribeiro | 24 October, 2014 16:21

Microsoft will continue to sell low-end phones with the Nokia brand and has licensed the brand for these type of devices.

Microsoft to discontinue free Xbox Music streaming

By John Ribeiro | 23 October, 2014 16:28

Microsoft is withdrawing free streaming on Xbox Music from Dec. 1, citing the need to focus on its music purchase and subscription service.

Microsoft sued as lawsuits over employee no-poach deal mount

By John Ribeiro | 22 October, 2014 17:38

A court filing in May last year has attracted more class action lawsuits, alleging secret no-poaching deals among tech companies to keep salaries low.

Samsung Knox devices approved for government use by NSA

By John Ribeiro | 21 October, 2014 17:38

Samsung Electronics' Galaxy devices have been approved by the U.S. National Security Agency under a program of the agency to quickly deploy commercially available technologies.

Anonymous sharing app Whisper under a cloud over user location data

By John Ribeiro | 17 October, 2014 17:17

Anonymous sharing app Whisper has come under a cloud after a newspaper report charged it with tracking the location of its users, including those who have asked not to be followed.

Oracle sued over employee no-poaching agreement with Google

By John Ribeiro | 16 October, 2014 17:48

A former employee of Oracle has sued the company for allegedly conspiring with Google to prevent poaching of certain categories of managers from each other, in a bid to keep salaries low.

Google considers Amazon as its biggest search competitor

By John Ribeiro | 14 October, 2014 16:16

Google considers as its biggest search competitor, ahead of traditional rivals like Yahoo and Bing, as people looking to buy something are more likely to search on the online retailer's website.

French operator Iliad drops plans to acquire T-Mobile US

By John Ribeiro | 14 October, 2014 13:23

French telecommunications company Iliad has dropped its bid for a majority stake in T-Mobile US after an improved offer was rejected by the U.S. carriers' majority owner Deutsche Telekom.

Google, Rockstar patent dispute to be decided in California court

By John Ribeiro | 10 October, 2014 16:26

Patent disputes between Apple-backed Rockstar and Google's Android licensees will be first decided in a California court rather than in a Texas court seen to be more favorable to patent holders.

Microsoft's Nadella backtracks after comments on women pay lead to protests

By John Ribeiro | 10 October, 2014 13:28

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella recommends that not asking for a pay raise is "good karma" for women, leading bosses to trust them and give them more responsibility.

With Zuckerberg in India, promotes apps and sites for women, farmers

By John Ribeiro | 09 October, 2014 22:41

With Mark Zuckerberg in Delhi on Thursday, Facebook-backed launched a contest to promote the creation of apps, websites and online services for women, students, farmers and migrant workers in India.