Is it time for Indian startups to start taking manufacturing seriously?

For-Kotak-Startup-Manufacturing-Story_ThinkstockPhotos-471824724In the coming years, there are a few surefire industries in which Indian startups are going to be concentrated. There has been much publicity about the startup boom in sectors such as e-commerce, finance, food, entertainment, pharma, education, software, and travel. However, one area which startups are currently under-emphasising is the manufacturing industry. Manufacturing is […]

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Apple to start India manufacturing soon with iPhone SE

Apple to start manufacturing in India by April with iPhone SEApple India Pvt. Ltd, the local arm of Cupertino-based Apple Inc., will soon start assembling iPhones in India at a plant in Bangalore being set up by its Taiwanese manufacturing partner Wistron Corp, a financial daily reported on Friday. Wistron will assemble units of the iPhone SE starting April this year, a report in The […]

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Apple set to start manufacturing in Bangalore

For-Apple-Story_20161007_Shah-Junaid_Apple-iPhone7-Launch-0052Apple India Pvt. Ltd, the local arm of Cupertino-based Apple Inc., is set to start initial manufacturing operations in Bangalore, with the Karnataka government issuing a press release “welcoming the move.” Apple is likely to assemble iPhones at a plant being set up by its Taiwanese manufacturing partner Wistron Corp in the Peenya industrial area […]

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Google ends Apple’s 5-year reign as world’s most valuable brand

Google_121212Google has dethroned Apple to become the world’s most valuable brand, ending the iPhone maker’s five-year reign at the top. According to Brand Finance’s Global 500 2017 report, Google’s brand value surged as much as 24 percent last year to $109.4 billion. Cupertino-based Apple’s brand value, however, fell 27 percent to $107.1 billion, and it […]

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Apple confirms $1-bn investment in SoftBank Vision Fund

Apple SoftbankApple Inc. is investing $1 billion in SoftBank Corp’s $100-billion tech fund, according to a report in a major international daily. The fund, called SoftBank Vision Fund, is also expected to witness participation from Foxconn Technology Group Ltd and the family office of Larry Ellison, chairman of Oracle Corp, The Wall Street Journal said. SoftBank […]

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Nintendo opens Super Mario Run pre-registration for Android users

Super MarioAfter launching the Super Mario Run for iOS devices earlier this month, Nintendo is now gearing up to launch the Android version. Nintendo, on its American Twitter handle, announced that it has started taking pre-registrations for the Android version of the game on Google Play, and users will be notified when it becomes available for […]

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Nokia sues Apple in Europe and US for infringement of patents

For-Nokia-Story_person-woman-hand-smartphoneNokia has filed lawsuits against Apple in Europe and the US for violating 32 technology patents. The move comes just a day after Apple’s legal action against Nokia on similar lines. Nokia alleged that the US tech giant Apple has been using Nokia’s technology in “many” products without paying for it, in its official blog. […]

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Apple in talks to start manufacturing in India

20161007_Shah-Junaid_Apple-iPhone7-Launch-005Apple Inc. is in talks with the Indian government to explore options for manufacturing its products in the country, a media report said on Tuesday. The company outlined its plans in a letter to the government last month and sough financial incentives, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing two senior government officials it didn’t name. […]

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Wearables market grows by 3% in Q3; Fitbit, Xiaomi beat Apple: IDC

For-IVFA-Story_thinkstockGlobal wearables market grew by 3.1% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2016 with fitness bands registering a double digit growth. The wearable shipments crossed the 23 million mark in the quarter, according to data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker. Fitness bands had a staggering 85% of the market […]

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Ola Play to let users stream content from car’s console

ola-play_feAmidst a fierce battle with Uber for dominance in the Indian online cab hailing market, Ola said on Tuesday it would launch a connected car platform, Ola Play. Ola Play will use custom user preferences and ride information like time and destination to offer recommendations in the ride. It will also let customers tweak the […]

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