John RibeiroBangalore Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

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Apple hears Taylor Swift, to pay artists during free music trial

The pop star had earlier complained about Apple's decision not to pay artists during the free trial

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Apple Music faces antitrust investigation in New York, Connecticut

The investigation is part of an overall probe into the music streaming business.

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Dish Network, T-Mobile US reportedly in merger talks

The merger would be the latest in a wave of consolidation in the U.S. media and communications industry

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Grooveshark shuts down after settlement with record companies

The settlement between owners Escape Media and the record companies was made ahead of a jury trial for award of damages.

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Samsung's Smart TV 'surveillance' prompts FTC complaint

US Senator Al Franken started probing this month into the voice recognition technologies of Samsung and LG TVs

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Smart TV eavesdropping furor prompts Senator to quiz Samsung, LG on privacy

The Smart TVs are under a cloud for allegedly collecting voice data.

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Dish found not to infringe Fox's copyright by letting users stream programs

The Judge refused to accept a ruling on Aereo as a precedent.

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Lyft says former COO who moved to Uber swiped confidential documents first

Travis VanderZanden, now a vice president at Uber, is charged with uploading confidential Lyft data to his personal Dropbox account

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Twitter saves Twitpic's domain and photo archive at last minute

Twitpic had earlier said it was shutting down Saturday after it could not agree on terms with a potential buyer

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Anonymous app Whisper allegedly tracks user location, shares data with government

The app is accused by The Guardian of tracking users' locations.

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Facebook wants New York to destroy bulk user data seized under gag order

Microsoft, Google and some other tech companies are backing Facebook.

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Apple Watch's privacy details under scrutiny by Connecticut attorney general

Attorney General George Jepsen is particularly concerned about the protection of health information collected by the new wearable device

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Amazon introduces mobile card reader to compete with Square, PayPal

How does Amazon figure to stand out in a market where so many mobile payment players are already going head to head? By offering a promotional rate on transactions as it enters the U.S. market.

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Amazon asks FAA for permission to test Prime Air delivery drones

The online retailer plans to use drones to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less

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

The company has rebranded the store as Samsung Galaxy Apps in a bid to cut into the Google Play business.