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Google Android Antitrust

India is going forward with an antitrust case against Google’s Android

May 10th, 2019

Google has lost a number of antitrust cases in recent years, which netted the tech company three record-setting fines in Europe. The European Commission looked at Google’s Search, Android, and online ads practices and found that Google abused its position in the market. Separately, Russian regulators investigated the same alleged Android abuse, which resulted in …

iPhone Sales In India

Apple’s iPhone strategy isn’t working in India

December 18th, 2018

In a best case scenario, iPhone sales are seemingly stagnant. In a worse case scenario, iPhone sales are still trending downward. Just last quarter, for example, year-over-year iPhone sales remained unchanged. And though Apple still managed to boost iPhone-based revenue by an impressive 29%, the emerging narrative has been that we’ve reached peak iPhone. Compounding …

india dust storm

Insane dust storms have killed over 100 people in India in just the last day

May 3rd, 2018

Incredibly intense dust storms rolled across highly populated regions of India on Wednesday, causing incredible damage and loss of life. The region is accustomed to dealing with dust storms that are kicked up during the summer months, but the intensity of this particular weather system seems to have caught many off-guard, with tragic results. According …

india satellite

India just lost contact with its brand new satellite

April 4th, 2018

Countless satellites are orbiting the Earth at this very moment. Some of them are working fine, some are long dead, and others are somewhere in between. India’s GSAT 6A falls into that last category, which is incredibly unfortunate when you consider that it was only just launched a week ago. The Indian Space Research Organization …

Apple iPhone

Apple and India at odds over rejection of a ‘Do Not Disturb’ app

September 7th, 2017

Apple for quite some time has been trying to establish more of an official presence in India. And with good reason, India, with a population of 1.2 billion, represents an enormous opportunity for Apple to significantly boost iPhone sales. “I sort of view India as where China was seven to 10 years ago from that …

satellite launch

Watch 104 individual satellites achieve orbit and shatter a world record

February 16th, 2017

Earlier this week we told you about India’s mission to deploy an absurd number of satellites from a single launch vehicle. Thankfully, the mission went off without a hitch, and the record-breaking payload was successfully placed in orbit by the Indian Space Research Organization, ISRO. But the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle that carried over 100 …

Apple will start building iPhones in India this spring

February 3rd, 2017

President Trump is still attempting to negotiate a deal that will bring iPhone manufacturing to the United States, but on Friday, Bloomberg reported that Apple would begin building smartphones in India by the end of April. Priyank Kharge, the information technology minister of Karnataka, confirmed that Apple had partnered with Taiwan’s Wistron Corp. to build iPhones in the …