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TikTok owner to challenge Spotify, Apple with a new music app

ByteDance plans a paid music service which isn’t named after TikTok and will try to convert some of TikTok’s audience into paying customers.
The Apple Inc. logo is displayed at one of the company's stores in Hong Kong | Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg

Apple and Amazon show the contradictions in India’s quest to lure foreign investment

Successes such as Foxconn aside, tales of frustrated plans & bureaucratic bottlenecks are holding India back from a China-1990s-style boom.

Google launches cheaper Pixel phones as it battles Apple & Samsung

Google is counting on its cheaper Pixel to fill in for people left behind by the rising price of many high-end phones.

Samsung can learn from Apple that boring beats sexy

Exploding of Galaxy Note 7 to poor product execution of Galaxy Fold, Samsung forgot that most consumers want a product that works, and not the one that excites.
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Google, Apple stop TikTok downloads: Is HC order quashing small town India’s creative joy?

Google and Apple have blocked downloads of the video-sharing app TikTok in India in compliance with the Madras High Court order.
An employee holds a box of the Apple Inc. iPhone XS at an Apple store during its launch in Hong Kong, China

India to be a mass producer of iPhones, a shift from China

Chairman of Apple's largest producer Foxconn said that PM Modi has invited him to India & he plans to expand in the country.

Google, Amazon, Apple can all be fixed, but not Facebook

When Facebook appropriates someone else’s content, it decides to steal its functionality. So it’s better to break it up, says antitrust expert Hal Singer.
The Apple Inc. logo is displayed at one of the company's stores in Hong Kong | Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg

As Apple launches new services, it has one big problem to grapple with: internal conflict

There are inherent ethical and business conflicts when companies such as Apple act as both a 'neutral' distributor and a provider of their own services.
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Samsung Galaxy S10 versus iPhone Xs Max: How the smartphones measure up

The choice of a Samsung or an Apple is also a decision for tight hardware-software integration rather than the usual iOS versus Android preferences.
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Apple set to combine iPhone, iPad, Mac apps by 2021

The goal of the initiative, code-named 'Marzipan', is to help developers build a single app that works on all Apple devices.

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File photo of BSP supremo Mayawati and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav | PTI

Modi’s big UP win means Akhilesh Yadav’s SP & Mayawati’s BSP will soon be rivals again

With Narendra Modi keen on winning UP again in 2022, there will be pressure on Yogi Adityanath’s government to perform better.
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Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

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On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.