Amazon Expands Prime Video in India

Having launched its Prime Video at a lower price than Netflix, Amazon India is now consolidating partnerships to expand its user base in the country. It recently partnered with Vodafone, which, after its merger with Idea Cellular in a $23 million deal, is the biggest telecom company in the country with a customer base of […]

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Panasonic Localizes Washing Machines for India

After two years of testing experiments, Japanese multinational electronics corporation Panasonic, headquartered in Kadoma, Osaka, has launched a washing machine especially for India’s consumers. Panasonic said the introduction of a ‘curry’ button followed complaints from customers struggling to fully get curry stains off their clothes. Panasonic researchers analyzed what went into a typical Indian household’s curry dish, […]

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India’s Jio Hopes to Be World’s Fifth Largest Telecom Operator

Reliance Jio, which launched India’s first nationwide LTE network in September 2016, signed up more than 100 million 4G subscribers in less than six months. South Korea’s Samsung is Jio’s sole LTE network provider. End February this year, Jio and Samsung extended their partnership, and announced plans to enhance the LTE network in rural areas […]

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Smartphones Change Lives of Rural Women in India

28-year old Manisha Badekar runs a design and tailoring shop in Supane, a village in India’s western state of Maharashtra. Though she is well-versed in basic tailoring, Badekar has never been to a design school. Yet, her advanced design learning has been via a smartphone, which she uses to look up designs and re-create them. […]

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Blackberry Will Make Android Devices in India

Waterloo Canada-based Blackberry announced its partnership with New Delhi, India-based Optiemus Infracom, an existing distribution partner for BlackBerry devices in the country. Blackberry will license device software and brand assets to Optiemus, which will design, manufacture, sell, promote, and support BlackBerry-branded devices in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh. Alex Thurber, senior vice president, general […]

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