Started on 3 November, 1838 as the “The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce”, “The Times Of India (TOI)” today is the largest circulated English language daily in the world. Its web portal Indiatimes, is also one of the most popular websites in India (Alexa Rank 10 for the country). But there are also many who have been quite sceptical about the newspaper and its web portal for their playing to the gallery approach.
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If you have been cravingly waiting for Samsung Galaxy S III since the day it was unveiled in London , your wait will soon be over. It is now confirmed that the smartphone, which has been reviewed by many techies as the iPhone killer, will be launched in India on May 31. The news was broken by IBNLive. The surprising part of the story is that Samsung has decided to launch the Galaxy S III in India even before its official launch in US (expected in early June) . Once again Samsung has proved that unlike Apple, it is really quite serious about the Indian Market. While Apple has always treated India like a dumping zone for their products, launching its products months after their release in US and other markets; Samsung which enjoys almost 60% share in Indian smartphone market, has shown remarkable trust in the Indian consumers. But there is one disappointment though; Galaxy S III, which was earlier expected to be priced between INR 35000 and 40000 , will probably be launched at INR 42000.
in India - on 5/23/2012
Every Indian is aware that a National Holiday is observed in India on three occasions, Independence Day (August 15), Republic Day (January 26) and the Gandhi Jayanti (October 2); but in a very surprising reply to an RTI application, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) revealed that there has been no ordinance by the Government of India stipulating these three days to be observed as National Holidays. This is an embarrassment not only for the Government of India, but also for all those textbook authors and teachers who have been preaching the students that it’s a legal binding to celebrate these three dates as National Holidays.
Apple might be world’s first Trillion Dollar company, but things are very different in the world's largest democracy (population wise). It wouldn’t be harsh to say that Apple has been a total flop story in India. While Google has become a household name, more than 70% of India’s population doesn’t even know that Apple is a technology company based in California. According to a report, Apple ships fewer iPhones to India than it does to Norway. It’s worth mentioning here that Norway is more than 200 times smaller than India in terms of population. So what are the reasons why the world’s most valuable brand is lagging behind in the world’s second largest mobile phone market ? Let’s try to enlist a few of them.