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 partner Wistron seeks approval to expand Bengaluru plant

For-Apple-Wistron-Story_20161006_Ankit-Kumar_Apple-iWorld-004Wistron Corp, a Taiwanese smartphone component manufacturer that also supplies to iPhone maker Apple Inc, is seeking permission to expand its Bengaluru plant, Reuters reported on Monday. Wistron, the single-largest contract manufacturer for smartphones in India, has requested the Karnataka government to fast-track its application, the report said, citing an unnamed state government official. Wistron […]

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Motorola launches all-metal body Moto M starting Rs 15,999

MOTO_MLenovo-owned smartphone-maker Motorola on Tuesday announced the launch of its all-metal body Moto M for Rs 15,999 for the 32GB and 3GB RAM variant and Rs 17,999 for the 64GB variant and 4GB RAM model. The smartphone which was launched in China last month will be available in India exclusively on Flipkart starting December 14 […]

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Jio launch boosts demand for VoLTE-enabled smartphones, says report

JIo2Demand for smartphones compatible with the voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) technology in the country has surged after the rollout of Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd’s 4G services in India, according to market research firm Counterpoint Technology. Counterpoint Technology said 80% of all LTE-compatible smartphones shipped in the July-September quarter of 2016 were VoLTE-ready as compared with 63% in […]

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Google’s Pixel: What makes the product stand out?

Google-pixelGoogle’s Pixel, as the tech giant describes it, is the first phone made by Google ‘inside and out’. The two phones—Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL— launched last night will now be available in India starting at Rs 57,000, with pre-orders beginning from 13 October. Until the launch of Pixel, Google had the Nexus series […]

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Google’s Pixel – a peek into the smartphone

Google-picel-feGoogle is expected to launch its branded smartphones named Pixel at an event in San Francisco on Tuesday. The technology giant is likely to unveil two models— Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL, according to media reports. Till now, Google has been tying up with smartphone manufacturers such as Huawei, LG, Samsung, HTC and Motorola […]

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Can Coolpad’s Note 5 take on Xiaomi’s Redmi phones?

Coolpad_feChinese smartphone maker Coolpad has launched its latest offering, the Note 5, for the Indian market with a price tag of Rs 10,999 as part of efforts to take on the likes of Samsung and Xiaomi and boost its market share. Luo Zhongsheng, vice president at Coolpad Group, said the Note 5 has been designed […]

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