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India Extends Hand to Apple and Others by Easing Rules on Foreign Firms

Apple executives argued that the 30-percent figure was impossible to meet, at least in the short term, because the company assembles almost all of its products in China and buys many of the necessary components there. Although the company’s supply ...

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India Clings to Cash, Even as Tech Firms Push Digital Money

Still, the country’s cash economy has endured. Only one-third of India’s 1.3 billion residents have access to the internet. Of those who are able to go online, just 14 percent make mobile payments at least once a week, according to ...

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Google Missed Out on China. Can It Flourish in India?

At an event on Tuesday in New Delhi, Google plans to unveil its most ambitious India-focused product so far — a new version of its Android operating system and related apps designed for low-end smartphones. The package will include YouTube ...

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IBM Now Has More Employees in India Than in the U.S.

The work in India has been vital to keeping down costs at IBM, which has posted 21 consecutive quarters of revenue declines as it has struggled to refashion its main business of supplying tech services to corporations and governments. Continue ...

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India court acquits filmmaker convicted of raping U.S. student

An India court has acquitted a Bollywood director in the 2015 rape of a Columbia University graduate student after he appealed his conviction, according to reports Monday. Filmmaker Mahmood Farooqui was accused of drunkenly raping the woman at his home ...

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Bits Daily Report: A Net Neutrality Setback for Facebook in India

Photo Credit Net neutrality has often sounded unnecessarily complex, but it really comes down to a simple notion: Internet providers should provide equal access to all Internet content. In the United States, Facebook has been a frequent proponent of net ...

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Facebook Loses a Battle in India Over Its Free Basics Program

SAN FRANCISCO — In a setback for Facebook, Indian regulators have banned free mobile data programs that favor some Internet services over others. The regulations, issued Monday after months of intense public debate over how to extend the Internet to ...

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Bits Blog: Facebook Strives to Bring Cheap Wi-Fi to Rural India

Photo Ujjwal Kohli, left, and his sister, Uttkarsha, using mobile devices. Mr. Kohli, 17, said he spends about four hours a day on the Internet and uses an Express Wi-Fi plan to supplement his Airtel data plan.Credit Poulomi Basu for ...

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Facebook Meets Skepticism in Bid to Expand Internet in India

Photo “The Reliance connection is very patchy,” said Shoaib Khan at his perfume and cellphone shop in Mumbai, India. “I would really have to sell the customer on it.” Credit Asmita Parelkar for The New York Times MUMBAI, India — If ...

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Facebook Strives to Bring Cheap Wi-Fi to Rural India

Photo A worker accessing Wi-Fi in Narendra Nagar, a hamlet in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Credit Poulomi Basu for The New York Times NARENDRA NAGAR, India — On a rooftop at the Shri Kunjapuri temple, located a mile high ...

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