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Saritha Rai

The “account aggregator” system will be offered by banks and licensed by India’s central bank, which will also regulate the data collection and sharing.

India’s about to hand people data Americans can only dream of

India’s top banks are getting ready to roll out a system that gives consumers access to a wide swath of their financial data and allows them to share it instantly.
An illuminated Google logo is seen inside an office building in Zurich, Switzerland December 5, 2018.

Google, Walmart help drive India payments past 1 billion transactions

Amazon and Google now vie with local startup Paytm, Walmart-PhonePe and a host of other players in a digital payments market forecast to quintuple to $1 trillion by 2023.
Amazon Alexa is now made for India with the addition of Hindi and Hinglish.

Amazon Alexa now understands Hindi and Hinglish

Amazon’s AI-based assistant Alexa has been updated with support for Hindi and Hinglish. Users can now command Alexa in either of the two languages.
Apple will start selling its products in India through its online store.

Apple to start online sales in India after government eases FDI norms

On Wednesday, government eased rules that forced companies such as Apple to source 30% of their production locally -- a requirement the iPhone maker has been lobbying against for years -- to include exports as part of the requirement.
People walk past the front of an Apple store in central Shanghai on May 8, 2019.

Apple’s first retail store in India will be in Mumbai: Report

Apple has reportedly zeroed in on several upscale sites in Mumbai, and plans to make a final decision in the next few weeks.
As Apple’s market share declines in China and the US-China trade war heats up, the US company needs to diversify into India

Apple supplier Foxconn to start trial production of iPhone X in India

Apple has become a minor player in India with about 1 % of the country’s shipments as its higher prices deter customers in the world’s fastest growing major market.
Pawan Gupta, co-founder of Betterhalf, poses for a photograph at the company's office in Bangaluru, India, on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. Gupta, the MIT Sloan School of Management alum decided to build an AI-powered matchmaking app, one that would determine emotional, intellectual and social compatibility. He teamed up with engineer Namdev to create Betterhalf, employing a wide swath of data to figure out who could be successfully matched for marriage.

Betterhalf: The millennials of India are turning to algorithms for love

Spearheaded by Pawan Gupta, an MIT Sloan School of Management alum, Betterhalf uses AI to determine emotional, intellectual and social compatibility.
Without cricket, Netflix and Amazon are focused on building their libraries with TV shows and movies.

Netflix fights Murdoch in ‘movie-mad’ India

For Netflix, which is in nearly half of all American households, India could hold the key to international expansion through the next 100 million new subscribers.
OnePlus 6 became the top selling premium smartphone in India in Q2 according to Counterpoint.

OnePlus shows Apple how to become India’s top smartphone seller

OnePlus captured 40% of India’s premium smartphone market in Q2.
Google has long aspired to be the go-to platform in India, where rivals Facebook  and its WhatsApp messaging service have already amassed a huge user base. (Representative image)

Google challenges Facebook in India with Neighbourly social network

The India push is part of Google’s aggressive global expansion. The company recently invested $550 million in Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com and a smaller amount in India’s Fynd, giving it an online shopping toehold in the world’s most populous nations.

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