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Apple debuts new iPhone discounts, subsidies to gain ground in India

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Apple is continually trying new methods to get its products into the hands of Indian consumers, and the Cupertino company recently rolled out a range of new offers to attract iPhone buyers in the world's second-most populous coutnry....
Apple debuts new iPhone discounts, subsidies to gain ground in India

Vodafone Agrees to India's Text-Messaging Curbs

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Vodafone has complied with Indian government orders forcing the country's mobile operators to restrict text-messaging services, part of India's effort to curb mass panic that riled parts of the country in recent weeks....
Vodafone Agrees to India's Text-Messaging Curbs

AudienceScience slashes 33 jobs, plans to close ad network

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AudienceScience, a global digital marketing company with offices in Bellevue, is closing its ad network business effective Dec. 1 so the company can focus solely on the AudienceScience Gateway, its global SaaS-platform for marketers. The end of the ad business resulted in the eliminated of 33 sales and marketing jobs among...
AudienceScience slashes 33 jobs, plans to close ad network

Indian official claims BlackBerry eavesdropping standoff is 'heading towards a resolution'

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Oh, bureaucracies, the fun in dealing with them is that you're told exactly what they want you to know -- or at least, believe. That's the name of the game in India, where -- as you're surely aware -- the government has been at odds with RIM for years...
Indian official claims BlackBerry eavesdropping standoff is 'heading towards a resolution'

AT&T Expands FaceTime Over Cellular Access to More Customers

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AT&T announced today that it is planning to allow any customer "with an LTE device" on a "tiered data plan" to use iOS 6's FaceTime over Cellular feature. Previously, only customers with a Mobile Share plan could use the feature. In practice, the change only affects iPhone 5 customers with...
AT&T Expands FaceTime Over Cellular Access to More Customers

A123 Systems becomes America's latest EV battery maker to file for bankruptcy

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Having been riddled with setbacks, including a major recall of faulty batteries supplied to Fisker Automotive, Michigan's favorite EV battery maker A123 Systems has filed for bankruptcy. It has also announced the sale of its main business units to rival Johnson Controls in a deal pegged at $125 million...
A123 Systems becomes America's latest EV battery maker to file for bankruptcy

1B+ Indians gain access to iPhone 5 on Oct. 26

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RT @rajatagr: iPhone 5 India launch pegged for October 26!— Mahendra Palsule (@ScepticGeek) October 09, 2012 After rolling out the device to 22 more countries late last month, BGR.in reported today that multiple sources confirmed Apple is preparing to launch the iPhone 5 in India on October 26: Multiple sources...
1B+ Indians gain access to iPhone 5 on Oct. 26

Delhi Startup Playcez Gets Seed Round For Location-Based Social App For India

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Playcez, a startup out of Delhi, has closed a seed round of several hundred thousand USD for an events discovery app for Indian users. It wouldn’t say how much funding it got exactly, but noted that the figure is under and closer to $1 million. Its founder, Ashwani Gaur, acknowledged...
Delhi Startup Playcez Gets Seed Round For Location-Based Social App For India

India's $35 tablet getting new hardware, Android 4.0

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India's highly touted US$35 tablet, set to ship in two to three weeks, is getting a makeover with improved hardware and Google's Android 4.0 OS, according to the company assembling the device for the Indian government....
India's $35 tablet getting new hardware, Android 4.0

Ford sends out OpenXC beta, vehicle-aware apps should be just around the corner

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It's six months since Ford partnered with Bug Labs to build OpenXC and now the system is ready for third-party developers to get involved. Rather than following Renault and others down the Android route, OpenXC is a dedicated platform designed to bring together third-party apps and hardware. It comes...
Ford sends out OpenXC beta, vehicle-aware apps should be just around the corner

Aakash 2 to land in April, set budget tablet lovers back a measly $40

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The device that started as a $10 laptop, graduated to a $35 tablet and settled on a $60 reality is about to get its first successor: the Aakash 2. Like its predecessor, the new Aakash is twist on a DataWind Ubislate, namely the Ubislate 7+. According to TechSnapr, $40...
Aakash 2 to land in April, set budget tablet lovers back a measly $40

India Court Asks Essar, Loop Founders to Appear on March 17

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An Indian judge has asked the founders of the Essar and Loop groups to appear in court on March 17 to face charges of conspiracy and cheating in the allegedly rigged sale of telecom licenses and bandwidth in 2008....
India Court Asks Essar, Loop Founders to Appear on March 17

Amazon.com sets up portal in India, will only service other retailers

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Amazon.com has set up a website with its brand in India, but will not be selling on the site.In line with Indian government rules, the new marketplace Amazon.in is only offering sales and order fulfillment services to Indian retailers.Amazon Seller Services set up in February last year another website...
Amazon.com sets up portal in India, will only service other retailers

Indian IT firms are heading for a fall

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Three of India's largest IT outsourcing firms are involved in lawsuits that taken together, are a major threat to the Indian IT industry in America....
Indian IT firms are heading for a fall

Indian man arrested after newborn grandson is sold over Facebook - video

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A man in India has been arrested after his newborn grandson was sold over Facebook for the equivalent of $15,000    ...
Indian man arrested after newborn grandson is sold over Facebook - video

Lenovo's Q1 shows 'record high' market share, profits up 30 percent to $141 million

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After delivering an overachieving laptop, Lenovo has delivered financial results that also exceeded expectations, producing $8 billion in revenue and $141 million net profit. Those figures are up 35 and 30 percent respectively over last year, which the company has chalked up to a higher than ever market share...
Lenovo's Q1 shows 'record high' market share, profits up 30 percent to $141 million

Motorola Loses Top Design Engineer to Intel

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Roger Jellicoe, a veteran engineer at Motorola and the brains behind some of its once iconic - if, nowadays, derided - cellphones, has been poached by Intel. The chip manufacturer has made the Brit, 37 years a Motorola man, a VP at its new division, R&D Devices. So does this...
Motorola Loses Top Design Engineer to Intel

MyPref remembers specific things you like, and tells you where to find them

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So you’re visiting a new mall — what if you could just glance at one app to see if your favorite stores, or those jeans you’ve been dying to buy, are nearby? MyPref, an iPhone app that remembers products and brands that you like, aims to do just that....
MyPref remembers specific things you like, and tells you where to find them

Apple TV launches in India for Rs. 7,900

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Almost a year after the device launched in the U.S., Apple has brought its newest Apple TV to India, and the company is currently looking to develop partnerships to stream content directly to TVs through the device....
Apple TV launches in India for Rs. 7,900

How CIBIL Became the First to Provide Credit Intelligence on Demand

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India's first credit information company, CIBIL, also becomes the first to provide market analytics to financial institutions on a SaaS model....
How CIBIL Became the First to Provide Credit Intelligence on Demand

Vodafone India Rejigs Top Management

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Vodafone India has made key changes to its top management, creating roles of a chief operating officer and chief commercial officer as the Vodafone Group unit prepares for a possible listing....
Vodafone India Rejigs Top Management

Google's Schmidt Says Executive Moves Don't Necessarily Mean Chrome OS and Android Getting Hitched

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When Google announced last week that responsibility for Android was shifting to Chrome head Sundar Pichai, it was an easy assumption that Google might be headed toward moving its two operating systems. However, that’s not necessarily going to be the case, a fact reiterated this week by none other than...
Google's Schmidt Says Executive Moves Don't Necessarily Mean Chrome OS and Android Getting Hitched

India's politicians going social

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India's politicians take to social media to woo the young...
India's politicians going social

NimbleTV streams cable content to 'any' device, launching 'in the next few months'

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With services like Aereo TV taking a similar streaming approach -- and getting sued in the process -- NimbleTV won't have an easy road ahead, but the outfit's willing to take its chances. The startup plans to launch its subscription-based offering to the public within the next few months,...
NimbleTV streams cable content to 'any' device, launching 'in the next few months'
Floating island community off Silicon Valley draws interest from hundreds of tech startups

Google blocks controversial YouTube video in India

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Google has blocked access in India to a YouTube film trailer that mocks the Prophet Muhammad, claiming it was meeting a valid legal process, the company said on Friday....
Google blocks controversial YouTube video in India

Facebook expands capabilities for feature phones, adds support for pages and places

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Facebook recently updated its feature phones mobile app to allow users to interact with pages and check into locations, according to posts on the company’s Facebook for Every Phone page. “Facebook for Every Phone” is a native mobile app compatible with more than 2,500 different Java-enabled feature phones. Previously,...
Facebook expands capabilities for feature phones, adds support for pages and places

30% of Facebook users inn India are mobile-only

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About one third of Facebook's users in India appear to access the service from a mobile phone only, supporting the notion that many people in developing countries first experience the Internet through a mobile device rather than a PC....
30% of Facebook users inn India are mobile-only

Lenovo hopes to sell smartphones in the US within a year

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While Lenovo is one of the fastest-rising smartphone makers today, many Americans wouldn't know it when the company has never officially sold handsets in the country. They might soon be well acquainted, according to CEO Yang Yuanqing: he wants Lenovo to be selling smartphones in the US within a...
Lenovo hopes to sell smartphones in the US within a year

JustMigrate Launches To Move Posterous Blogs To Tumblr Just As Posterous Announces Imminent End

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Just in time for Posterous’ closure on April 30th, a service has launched to bring Posterous blogs over to rival service, Tumblr. JustMigrate was announced the same day that Posterous unceremoniously called it quits via its blog. The service requires you to punch in your posterous URL, authorize it with...
JustMigrate Launches To Move Posterous Blogs To Tumblr Just As Posterous Announces Imminent End
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