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India orders coronavirus tracing app for all public and private sector employees

(Reuters) — India has ordered all public and private sector employees use a government-backed contact tracing app and maintain social distancing in offices as it begins easing some of its lockdown measures in districts less affected by the coronavirus. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government said on Friday India, with the world’s second-largest population after China, […]

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For NASA contractors, lunar landing failures by Israel and India hit close to home

The reaction at the Indian Space Research Organization was dismay when India’s lunar lander apparently crashed on descent. U.S. companies also felt the failure. (Jagadeesh Nv/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) September 15 at 6:46 AM The team was gathered in a conference room last week, about 35 in all, ready to celebrate India’s triumph: the country’s first lunar landing. […]

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Amazon Prime, Netflix face a new threat of language specific subscriptions from a local streaming player in India

Zee5, one of the biggest streaming players in the Indian market, plans on diversifying its subscription plans based on languages and introduce weekly options. Tarun Katial, CEO of Zee5, believes this will not only meet the demand for regional content for users but also for advertisers who have thus far been unsuccessful in reaching out […]

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A short trip to India showed me just how badly Apple is screwing up in the world's biggest democracy

Reuters Apple has failed to crack the Indian smartphone market, languishing behind Chinese brands with less than a 2% share of the market. During a family visit to India, I noticed Apple doesn’t have much retail or advertising presence and that it mostly advertises the “cheaper” iPhone XR. The iPhone XR is still too expensive […]