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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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Ram Mandir to Maharashtra cop video: IPS officer’s guide to fighting caste & religious bias

Whose Ram Rajya does Ayodhya temple bring — Gandhi’s or Modi’s? Ambedkar can answer

The concept of Ram Rajya itself is not without contestation. From M.K. Gandhi to B.R. Ambedkar to Modi, Ram Rajya offers a varied understanding of Indian civilisation.
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For economists, inflation makes another rate cut by RBI tomorrow too close to call

Of the 42 economists surveyed by Bloomberg, 21 expect a 25 basis-point rate cut Thursday, one projects a 50-point move and the rest see no change.

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Women Army Officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February (for representation only)

Army to call special selection board to screen women officers for permanent commission

Some women officers said the process is still ambiguous and more clarity is needed as many have been asked to undergo a junior command course next month.
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Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.