That’s the subject of my story yesterday, which begins: Amazon.com Inc. pulled doormats emblazoned with the Indian flag from its Canadian website after the South Asian nation’s foreign minister threatened to oust the Seattle company’s employees. “This is unacceptable,” Sushma Swaraj, India’s foreign minister, wrote on Twitter Wednesday in response to a posting from a […]
That’s the gist of my story yesterday, which began: Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai has some straightforward life advice for students at his alma mater: loosen up and have some fun. The India-born Mr. Pichai, speaking Thursday at the elite Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur outside Kolkata, told university students who asked how they could […]
That’s the subject of my latest WSJ story, which begins: NEW DELHI— Alphabet Inc.’s Google is ramping up its efforts to get India’s small businesses online, the latest step in its quest to win new users in the populous nation. Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai said on Wednesday that the Mountain View, Calif., company will […]
That’s the subject of my latest story, out Thursday, which begins: NEW DELHI—How do you train a million new Uber drivers in a country where most people have never driven a car, tapped on a smartphone or even used an online map? Uber Technologies Inc. faces that daunting task as it tries to avoid its […]
The story, which ran Tues., begins: NEW DELHI— Apple Inc. is discussing with the Indian government the possibility of manufacturing its products in the country, according to two senior government officials, as the company seeks to expand its sales and presence in the South Asian nation. In a letter to the government last month, the […]
Spare a thought for this local reporter I saw doing a (rather crowded) live shot the other day. I count more than 15 people, not counting the journalist, in the frame. That cannot have been been easy, but she seemed totally unflustered.
The story begins: MUMBAI—A Morgan Stanley investment fund has reduced the valuation of its holding in Flipkart Internet Pvt. by 38%, as India’s leading e-commerce firm faces increased competition from U.S. rival Amazon.com Inc. and others. In a U.S. regulatory filing this week, the Morgan Stanley Select Dimensions Investment Series fund said for the quarter […]
Embedded above and on The WSJ Facebook page here: A colleague and I earlier this week discussed India’s demonetization — the government’s sudden decision to eliminate its biggest bills.
The story begins: Indian online payment firm Paytm says it has added 8 million new users in the two weeks since the government announced the replacement of the country’s highest-denomination bank notes. In a bid to root out corruption, counterfeit money and tax evasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Nov. 8 announced the replacement of […]
The story begins: U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Monday said his administration will scrutinize what he called “abuses” of visas amid speculation that he intends to restrict the flow of skilled workers into his country. In a two-minute video posted on YouTube, Mr. Trump for the first time since the Nov. 8 election articulated to […]