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Phone makers look to India, China for growth

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BARCELONA: Here’s the rub for companies: A good part of the key markets they serve already own smartphones and use them to connect various internet services. How do you grow from there? Companies from Facebook to Firefox are looking to emerging markets for the next few ...

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Why Brazil is a tricky market for Indian IT

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BANGALORE: Brazil’s promise as a market as well as a nearshore delivery location for Indian IT companies remains largely unfulfilled as the country struggles with economic and political uncertainty. Brazil, once seen as one of the fastest growing emerging economies, is fighting ...

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BlackBerry Z10 price slashed to Rs 17,990

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NEW DELHI: BlackBerry Z10, the first BlackBerry 10 smartphone, has received a big price cut and is now available at a price point of Rs 17,990 under a limited period offer part of the 10th anniversary celebrations of BlackBerry’s foray in the ...

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Nokia’s new phones run on arch rival Google’s Android

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NEW DELHI: At an event in Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Nokia announced three smartphones powered by Android, a mobile operating system created by Google. The company has launched the phones — Nokia X,Nokia X+ and Nokia XL — just weeks before it is scheduled ...

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Firefox, Tizen challenge reign of Google’s Android

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BARCELONA: A small band of upstarts is chipping away at Google’s mighty Android, hoping one day to overthrow the system that runs eight in 10 smartphones sold worldwide. Mozilla’s Firefox OS and the Samsung-promotedTizen staked a small claim to the market at the ...

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Facebook’s star is rising, but many challenges ahead

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SAN FRANCISCO/BARCELONA: Facebookchief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg took a victory lap at the world’s largest mobile technology conference in Barcelona on Monday, after beating out Google in a $19 billion acquisition of free messaging service WhatsApp. But he faces bigger hurdles on the ...

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