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Why SoftBank's Son bet big on India

By investing $840 million in just two companies, SoftBank's Masayoshi Son signalled the beginning of a long-term romance with India. Here are some reasons for his decision.

published 1 day ago by Rajiv Rao

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India's electronics manufacturing still a dream

India has grand ambitions of becoming a major manufacturer of consumer electronics and its high quality fab design shops are a testament to its potential. Still, the country must overcome major hurdles.

published 2 days ago by Rajiv Rao

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India's Air Force clips Xiaomi's wings

The Indian Air Force is the latest party to react to allegations against Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi regarding the transfer of International user data to Beijing.

October 28, 2014 by Rajiv Rao


Uber faces the axe in India

Despite a promising start, India's radio cabs have rallied against Uber and convinced the country's central bank to put it on notice. Now, the tax authorities are questioning it. If Uber doesn't tweak its business model by the end of the month, it could be curtains for this ride-share service.

October 15, 2014 by Rajiv Rao

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Indian state brings Amazon to its knees

Since foreigners can't be majority-owned retailers in India, the state of Karnataka has heavily taxed Amazon, pointing to a warehouse as proof of its operations. The company says it is merely providing a storage service. Either way, the whole affair has put a stain on India's booming e-commerce landscape.

October 7, 2014 by Rajiv Rao


Samsung's slippery slope in India

Samsung has lost share in the fastest-growing and largest smartphone market in the world, only to be further upstaged by the recently launched, value-packed Android Ones. It will take some doing for the Korean leviathan to preserve its dominance in India.

September 23, 2014 by Rajiv Rao

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India's best budget smartphones

The Android wars have just begun, and Google's new Android Ones will soon go head-to-head against the dominant models in the marketplace. Which means it's a great time to see what devices are the best of the budget breed in India currently, and what the new Ones will have to do to wrest customers away from them.

September 15, 2014 by Rajiv Rao


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