Why the iPhone Is Losing Out to Chinese Devices in Asia

That’s the headline of my newest story, which ran last week. It begins: NEW DELHI—The iPhone X has set a new benchmark for smartphone prices and bolstered Apple Inc.’s bottom line, but its steep price may be hobbling its future in Asia’s biggest markets and allowing Chinese challengers to grab market share. Buyers from India […]

By Me and a Colleague Yesterday: Blackstone Buying HP Enterprise’s Stake in Indian Outsourcing Firm Mphasis for $825 million

The story begins: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. said on Monday it planned to sell its majority stake in Indian outsourcing firm Mphasis Ltd. for about $825 million to Blackstone Group LP, as the U.S. technology company seeks to shore up capital following a recent decline in revenue. Blackstone will purchase at least 84% of HP […]

By Me Last Week: Tech Talent is Returning to India

I had a story Wednesday on the front page of our Business & Tech section. You can see it in this image, under the headline “India Welcomes Home Tech Talent.” It’s about Indian-born entreprenuers who are increasingly returning to their home country to build startups. The piece, available online here, begins: BANGALORE, India—Last year, Abhinandan […]

By Me Last Week: How Apple’s Trying to Win India

I was in India recently working on a story about Apple’s strategy to win over consumers in the world’s second-most-populous country. The piece, which ran last week, begins: NEW DELHI—Amid concerns that China’s slowing economic growth could sap demand for iPhones, Apple Inc. is increasingly turning its attention to one of the last big countries […]

Recent Stories: Google CEO Visits India

I was in India recently covering the first offiical visit Google CEO Sundar Pichai has made to his home country. In the scene–setter, I wrote about the importance of India to Google — and other big U.S. tech companies, like Facebook: NEW DELHI— Alphabet Inc.’s Google became a global technology titan serving developed-world consumers on their […]

Me on Bernard Leong’s Analyse Asia Podcast

Bernard Leong interviewed me for this week’s episode of his Analyse Asia podcast, which is about tech, business and media in the region. We discussed three India-related issues I’ve written about for The WSJ (and have mentioned on this blog): Facebook’s Internet.org project, Google’s Android One, and the talent cruch for top startup coders in the country. You […]

By Me Yesterday: ‘What the New H-1B Visa Reform Bill Could Mean for Indian Outsourcers’

The story begins: Life could get tougher for Indian outsourcing firms that do business in the U.S. and for Indians who want to get visas to work there. A key part of India’s outsourcing industry has long been to send thousands of its information-technology engineers and programmers to the U.S. on skilled-worker permits known as […]

By Me Yesterday: ‘Flush Indian Startups Face Shortage of Skilled Workers’

The story begins: BANGALORE, India—Software engineer Anshul Goel graduated from college in 2013. In the 2½ years since then, the 24-year-old has switched jobs three times, jumping from one Indian tech company to another, and doubled his salary. Mr. Goel, who specializes in writing code that e-commerce startups and others use to predict customer behavior, […]

Stories this Week: Google’s Android One and Project Loon in India

A scoop by a colleague and me earlier this week: Google’s taking another shot at low-cost smartphone success in India. The story begins: Alphabet Inc.’s Google helped launch a line of low-cost smartphones in India more than a year ago, part of a strategy to win more customers in fast-growing emerging markets. It was a […]

By Me This Week: Zuckerberg Visits India

The story begins: Shut out of China, Mark Zuckerberg is training his sights on India as a source for future growth. The Facebook Inc. founder arrived in India on Tuesday as he continues working to expand the company’s reach in a billion-person economy becoming increasingly important in the social networking giant’s quest to add new […]