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Apple offers free recycling of its products worldwide

Apple is offering to recycle its products for free worldwide, and has included even third-party products like mobile phones and PCs in the program in some countries.

By John Ribeiro | 22 April, 2014 16:23

Tags: Electronics recycling, Apple, environment

Activists want net neutrality, NSA spying debated at Brazil Internet conference

A campaign on the Internet is objecting to the exclusion of issues like net neutrality, the cyberweapons arms race and surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency from the discussion paper of an Internet governance conference this week in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

By John Ribeiro | 21 April, 2014 17:28

Tags: NETmundial, european commission, U.S. National Security Agency, internet, government

Google lawsuit against Rockstar to stay in California

A Google complaint against Apple-backed patent consortium Rockstar will stay in a California court rather than be moved to Texas where Rockstar already has patent lawsuits against Google's Android partners, the California court ordered Thursday.

By John Ribeiro | 18 April, 2014 16:51

Tags: Android OS, Google, Rockstar Consortium, intellectual property, legal, patent

Google lawsuit against Rockstar to stay in California

A Google complaint against Apple-backed patent consortium Rockstar will stay in a California court rather than be moved to Texas where Rockstar already has patent lawsuits against Google's Android partners, the California court ordered Thursday.

By John Ribeiro | 18 April, 2014 16:51

Tags: Android OS, Google, Rockstar Consortium, intellectual property, legal, patent

Michaels says breach at its stores affected nearly 3M payment cards

About 2.6 million payment cards at Michaels Stores and another 400,000 at subsidiary Aaron Brothers may have been affected in a card skimming attack that compromised its point-of-sale systems, the retailer said Thursday.

By John Ribeiro | 18 April, 2014 13:05

Tags: intrusion, security, data breach, Aaron Brothers, Michaels, malware

SAP reports strong growth in cloud amid slow overall revenue growth

SAP reported a strong growth in cloud revenue and fast adoption of its HANA platform in the first quarter, while its software revenue dipped from the same quarter in the previous year.

By John Ribeiro | 17 April, 2014 16:46

Tags: business issues, applications, Customer Relationship Management, enterprise resource planning, SAP, financial results, software, internet, cloud computing, business intelligence, Data management

Tata revenue, profit up on strong outsourcing demand

India's largest outsourcer, Tata Consultancy Services, is boosting hiring and offering wage hikes after reporting strong revenue and profit growth in its recently concluded fiscal year.

By John Ribeiro | 16 April, 2014 23:58

Tags: business issues, offshoring, services, outsourcing, financial results, Tata Consultancy Services

India's Infosys posts strong revenue, profit growth

Indian outsourcer Infosys reported revenue and profit growth in the first quarter, but is still troubled by strong staff attrition and key management changes.

By John Ribeiro | 15 April, 2014 20:01

Tags: business issues, offshoring, services, infosys, outsourcing, financial results

Mt. Gox asks for postponement of Karpeles' deposition in U.S. court

Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles, who was ordered to appear before a U.S. bankruptcy court to answer questions, has asked for a postponement of his deposition.

By John Ribeiro | 15 April, 2014 16:52

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Mt. Gox, legal, internet

Google updates terms of service to reflect its scanning of users' emails

Google has updated its terms of service to reflect that it analyzes user content including emails to provide users tailored advertising, customized search results and other features.

By John Ribeiro | 15 April, 2014 15:02

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Google, legal, internet

Gnome Foundation faces cash crunch over women outreach program

The Gnome Foundation does not have any cash reserves as expenses on a women outreach program had to be made ahead of actually receiving payments from sponsors.

By John Ribeiro | 14 April, 2014 16:59

Tags: application development, open source, software, GNOME Foundation

Obama administration backs disclosing software vulnerabilities in most cases

The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama favors disclosing to the public vulnerabilities in commercial and open source software in the national interest, unless there is a national security or law enforcement need, the country's spy agency said.

By John Ribeiro | 14 April, 2014 13:41

Tags: security, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, U.S. National Security Agency, government, internet

Canada halts online tax returns in wake of Heartbleed

Canada Revenue Agency has halted online filing of tax returns by the country's citizens following the disclosure of the Heartbleed security vulnerability that rocked the Internet this week.

By John Ribeiro | 10 April, 2014 18:16

Tags: e-government, Internet-based applications and services, Canada Revenue Agency, security, internet, government

Facebook faces class action suit in Canada over interception of private messages

Facebook is facing a class-action lawsuit in Canada over its alleged interception of private message of users of the social network.

By John Ribeiro | 10 April, 2014 15:56

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, security, legal, social networking, internet, Facebook, privacy

Jury rules against NXP in patent dispute with BlackBerry

A jury in Florida has decided in favor of BlackBerry in a patent dispute with NXP.

By John Ribeiro | 08 April, 2014 16:56

Tags: Blackberry, NXP, consumer electronics, intellectual property, legal, patent, smartphones

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