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In India, Google races to parry the rise of Facebook

The Facebook phenomenon is evident close to home for Google

Reuters  |  San Francisco / Mumbai 

Google retains only a slight lead over Facebook in the competition for digital ad dollars in the crucial India market, sources familiar with the figures say, even though the search giant has been in the country far longer and has avoided the controversies that have dogged its rival. Facebook's success has shaken Alphabet Inc's Google, led by an Indian-born CEO, Sundar Pichai, who has made developing markets a priority. Google officials in India earlier this year were alarmed to learn that Facebook Inc was likely to generate about $980 million in revenue in the country in ...

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First Published: Tue, September 04 2018. 22:08 IST
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