Hyderabad set to become Apple's 2nd largest tech hub worldwide

Facility will employ 4,000, as US tech giant seeks to draw upon Indian talent and capture domestic market for its products

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With markets in the US and China shrinking and India’s prospects brightening, Apple Inc is the latest technology giant to look at harnessing the talent pool in the country. The most valuable company in the world, which has its headquarters at Cupertino California, has opened a centre to develop its web mapping tool, Map, in Hyderabad. It will employ about 4,000 people, making the centre the largest outside its headquarters. For global technology companies, India is the only lucrative market where they can find such high-quality talent in large numbers. For Apple, India could ...