John Ribeiro

Bangalore Correspondent

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

Samsung will launch new flagship smartphone months after Galaxy S8

Tencent adding five data centers to target cloud users outside China

Tencent adding five data centers to target cloud users outside China

Tencent Holdings has opened a data center in Silicon Valley with four more planned outside China as part of its bid to grow its cloud business outside the country.

Oracle plans ‘startup organization’ focused on cloud computing, AI and VR

Oracle plans ‘startup organization’ focused on cloud computing, AI and VR

Oracle is hiring people for a "new startup organization" inside its North America operation that will focus on key technology trends, including cloud computing, internet of things, artificial Intelligence, and augmented and virtual...

Google reportedly plans ad blocking feature for Chrome browser

Google reportedly plans ad blocking feature for Chrome browser

Google makes a lot of money from online advertisements. In what appears to be a surprising move at first glance, the company is likely to introduce an ad blocking feature that could be turned on by default in desktop and mobile...

Facebook aims to let people type from their brain, hear with skin

Facebook aims to let people type from their brain, hear with skin

Facebook revealed Wednesday that it is working on technology to let people type straight from their brains at 100 words per minute, besides disclosing another project directed at allowing people to hear with their skin.

Baidu will share autonomous vehicle technology

Baidu will share autonomous vehicle technology

Hoping to get self-driving vehicle companies to share a common platform rather than design from scratch, Baidu said Tuesday it would offer its technology for autonomous driving to other companies, while also partnering in the joint...

In India, people can now use their thumbs to pay at stores

In India, people can now use their thumbs to pay at stores

In its bid to boost digital payments, India introduced Bhim, a smartphone app that lets users make cashless payments and transfer funds.

Google tests app for food delivery and home services

Google tests app for food delivery and home services

Google has introduced in two Indian cities a new app that aggregates local providers of food delivery and home service

Samsung sees strong demand for Galaxy S8 despite Note7 fiasco

Samsung sees strong demand for Galaxy S8 despite Note7 fiasco

Samsung is seeing strong demand for its Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones, suggesting that consumers may be looking beyond the company’s debacle with the Note7.

BlackBerry wins $815 million in overpaid royalty to Qualcomm

BlackBerry wins $815 million in overpaid royalty to Qualcomm

BlackBerry said Wednesday it has been awarded US$815 million in an arbitration decision for excess royalties it had paid to chip company Qualcomm.

Apple is developing its own power management chips, says analyst

Apple is developing its own power management chips, says analyst

Apple could be developing its own power management chips, according to a report from German private bank Bankhaus Lampe. The release of the report led to a sharp drop in the shares of Dialog Semiconductors, the current supplier of...

Qualcomm says Apple using its power to pay less for a patent license

Qualcomm says Apple using its power to pay less for a patent license

Qualcomm is seeking damages from Apple, alleging that the iPhone maker interfered with long-term agreements between the chip company and licensees that manufacture the iPhone and iPad, and encouraged actions by regulators against the...

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