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Apple CEO Tim Cook to tap Indian software talent during maiden visit

Govt sources said Modi is likely to press Cook to set up production facilities to find jobs for Indian workforce

Reuters  |  Mumbai/New Delhi 

Apple Inc is set to announce plans to expand its Indian software development centre and build an accelerator programme for local start-ups, two sources aware of the investment said on Tuesday, hours before Chief Executive Tim Cook's maiden visit. Cook, who arrives in India late on Tuesday, is making his Indian debut just as the country emerges as one of the last large growth markets in the smartphone world, while sales in the United States and China begin to taper off. Among other officials, he is due to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi later in the week. Over 100 ...

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First Published: Tue, May 17 2016. 20:18 IST