Shareholder Suit Accuses IBM of Concealing a Post-Snowden Backlash in China

Big Blue saw its sales fall considerably in China last quarter. A Louisiana pension fund argues that it was because of an association with the NSA.
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At BlackBerry, a New Strategy Emerges

The dilapidated smartphone pioneer has inked a dozen deals that will see BBM preloaded on a bunch of Android handsets in emerging markets.
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iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c Headed to 50 New Markets by November 1

Apple’s newest iPhones will arrive at market in more than 50 countries by Nov. 1. On Oct. 25, the flagship iPhone 5s and its sibling, the iPhone 5c, will go on sale in 35 new markets, including Austria, Ireland, Italy, Russia, Spain and Taiwan. A week later, on Nov. 1, the devices will begin shipping in an additional 35 countries. Among them: India, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. You’ll find a full list of the markets Apple has targeted for the next wave of iPhone releases here.

Google Play Had More App Downloads in Q2 Than iOS, but the Money Is Still on Apple’s Side

Downloads! Monetization! And a viral video of cartoon characters being horribly, hilariously killed.
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BlackBerry Targets India With Launch of Mid-Range Q5

BlackBerry is hoping the keyboard-equipped Q5 will reverse its declines in the world’s third-largest smartphone market.
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Spate of Cyber Attacks Points to Inside India

For the past three years, organizations around the globe have been hit by computer strikes that seem to originate in a country rarely associated with targeted hacking — India.

Amazon Launches Online Marketplace in India, Selling Books and DVDs to Start

Jeff Bezos’s Goliath is the latest American marketplace to target the Indian e-commerce market.
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eBay Forms Partnership With India’s Snapdeal

eBay Inc. is looking to India to accelerate its growth.

After Zynga Confirms 18 Percent Layoffs, It Lowers Guidance in All-In Mobile Move

More tough choices for the troubled gaming company.
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Zynga to Lay Off 520 Employees — 18 Percent of Staff — and Shutter New York and LA Offices in Refocus on Mobile

Right-sizing the gaming giant for the mobile market.
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A Big Year for Apple’s iPhone in India