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Forbes: Indians rage over Zuckerberg posting inaccurate India map on Facebook page
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg infuriated many Indians after he posted an infographic containing a map of the country minus the entire Jammu & Kashmir region, one of the country’s 29 states. Zuckerberg posted the image on his Facebook page following the launch earlier this week in Malawi of the Facebook-led Internet.org, [...]
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The New York Times: China’s smartphone makers look towards India for sales http://nyti.ms/1H0btSz
As domestic sales slow and the country’s economy cools, China turns to the much smaller but fast-growing market in India.
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Forbes: India’s 2nd biggest offline retailer Future Group takes on booming online rivals
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Kishore Biyani, founder & CEO of large Indian retailer Future Group, has a plan. He wants to crush online competition with a carefully thought-out strategy that includes several if-you-can’t-beat-them-join-them moves. Yet he continues to ask, “Who’s afraid of e-commerce?” Biyani who owns several well-recognized brands like supermarket chain, [...]
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The New York Times: With big names and money flow in, the tech start-ups in India heat up
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The stakes are high, and the valuations lofty, in a country that is adding five million new Internet users, many of them on mobile, a month.
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Forbes: China’s Alibaba Group may buy stake in India’s top phonemaker Micromax
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Micromax, India’s biggest and homegrown maker of mobile devices, is to divest a 25% stake to a consortium of investors including Alibaba Group’s leading online financial services firm, Ant Financial which owns the payment platform Alipay. The deal is to value the Gurgaon-based Micromax at over $4 -$5 billion, [...]
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Forbes: The biggest roadblock for Modi’s economic reforms agenda for India is land
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The Narendra Modi government is trying to push through Parliament a key, new land acquisition bill, on which rides its economic reforms agenda. But the Congress-led opposition is determinedly blockading it and last week Congress’ Rahul Gandhi, heir apparent to the party's president Sonia Gandhi (his mother), told a [...]
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Forbes: In a global first, India’s largest fashion portal Myntra ditches website, goes mobile-only
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As Indians increasingly access the internet exclusively through their smartphones, fashion portal Myntra owned by India’s largest e-commerce firm, Flipkart, will shut its website and go mobile-only through its app. The transition to its app-only platform from May 15 was announced by Mukesh Bansal, CEO, Myntra, and Head of [...]
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Fast Company : 4 Indians in FastCompany’s 100 Most Creative People in Business 2015 Rajan Anandan of Google India, Archana Raghuram of Cognizant, Mukesh Jha & Janardan Prasad of Autowale  http://bit.ly/1H9z7P3
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Forbes: Housing.com’s startup shenanigans agitate India’s e-commerce sector http://onforb.es/1E7OHHr
One glorified startup in India’s sizzling e-commerce scene, Housing.com, is providing a much-needed reality check to the sector along with an unintended dose of mirth. Earlier this week, the CEO of the SoftBank-backed startup, Rahul Yadav, resigned after a public statement to the board that, “I don’t think you [...]
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Indian Express: Rohan Murty on why he does not think work is ‘work’
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For someone who does not consider work as ‘work’, all Rohan Murty needs to unwind is a bit of song and dance.
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Indian Express: In India’s telecom regulator’s inbox, a million emails for net neutrality  http://bit.ly/1PlMlMh
Save The Internet campaign creates record as people flood TRAI with emails.
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TechRepublic: Nearly 1 Mn campaign for net neutrality in India by email, will the telecom regulator heed?
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Facebook's Internet.org initiative has come under fire in India, as some Indian businesses are pulling out of the project because of potential abuse of net neutrality.
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