Articles By John Ribeiro

Judge blocks sale of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in U.S.

A federal court in California has blocked the sale of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in the U.S. in a patent dispute between Apple and Samsung. Samsung intends to appeal.In an order on

Published on: June 27th, 2012 John Ribeiro

Burnaby R&D centre to be shut as Nokia announces 10,000 global layoffs

A research and development centre in Burnaby, B.C. is among the locations on the chopping block in a round of layoffs announced by Nokia today.Nokia said it plans to cut up to 10,000positions

Published on: June 14th, 2012 John Ribeiro

RIM rumoured to be cutting 2,000 or more jobs

Research In Motion, the ailing maker of the BlackBerry, is planning to cut at least 2,000 staff as part of a global restructuring plan, according to reports.The restructuring could begin in the next

Published on: May 28th, 2012 John Ribeiro

Facebook buys $550M in AOL patents from Microsoft

Microsoft and Facebook, which have struck a variety of business, technology and advertising agreements in recent years, announced on Monday a deal related to patents AOL recently sold.As part of the deal, Facebook

Published on: April 23rd, 2012 John Ribeiro

RIM unveils low-cost BlackBerry for emerging markets

Research In Motion will start selling in India from Thursday a low-cost smartphone with the BlackBerry 7 OS that will soon be offered in other emerging markets. The 10,990 Indian rupees (US$210) BlackBerry

Published on: April 18th, 2012 John Ribeiro

DataWind’s $35 tablet mired in lawsuits, only 10,000 shipped so far

India's US$35 tablet has yet to take off, with less than 10,000 units of the device released to the market since its October launch, despite considerable interest from consumers, an executive of maker

Published on: April 16th, 2012 John Ribeiro

Ailing AOL sells patents to Microsoft for $1 billion

AOL has entered into a definitive agreement to sell over 800 of its patents and their related patent applications to Microsoft, it said Monday.The sale of patents and a non-exclusive license to its

Published on: April 9th, 2012 John Ribeiro

Twitter, American Express to launch self-service advertising platform

Twitter has tied with American Express to offer its merchants and card members early access to an online advertising platform for small businesses that the social networking company is launching in late March,

Published on: February 17th, 2012 John Ribeiro

Google, Facebook remove content after Indian court order

Google has agreed before a court in Delhi to remove religious and other content considered objectionable, though some other Internet firms are likely to appeal the court's decision, plaintiff Mufti Ajiaz Arshad Qasmi

Published on: February 6th, 2012 John Ribeiro

RIM replaces co-CEOs with Thorsten Heins

Research In Motion's co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie have quit after a tumultuous period at the company, which saw intense competition, and a long services outage at the maker of the BlackBerry.

Published on: January 23rd, 2012 John Ribeiro

DataWind low-cost tablets could sell more than 6 million this year

DataWind Inc. is targeting sales of about 6 million units of its low-cost tablet in India this year, but it has to arrange additional manufacturing capacity and strengthen its support network to meet

Published on: January 6th, 2012 John Ribeiro

BlackBerry outage prompts possible Canadian class-action suit

Research In Motion faces a possible class action lawsuit overrecent outages in its BlackBerry services earlier this month, and atrademark infringement complaint for its use of the BBX name for its upcoming platform

Published on: October 27th, 2011 John Ribeiro

RIM services ‘fully restored’ though cause for failure unknown, CEO says

Update: BlackBerry service is fully restored for 70 million customers worldwide after three days of outages, Research in Motion announced today.But officials still don't have a definitive cause for the failure of a

Published on: October 13th, 2011 John Ribeiro

Montreal firm makes $35 tablet a reality for India

India is closer to its much-touted target of a $35 tablet, with DataWind, a wireless Web access products maker in Montreal, designing and making a device that it will sell to the government

Published on: October 6th, 2011 John Ribeiro

Google navigates privacy hurdles for Street View Bangalore

Google started collecting data for its Street View project in Bangalore on Thursday, but is being very careful not to run into controversies about privacy or government concerns about security, a company executive

Published on: May 26th, 2011 John Ribeiro