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US Businesses Pledge $45 Billion in Indian Investments

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi is in the United States talking to some of the US’s most successful companies in order to persuade them to do more business in one of the world’s most populated countries. It looks like Modi has had some success, getting to company’s such as Walmart and Apple to invest at least $45 billion over the next two to three years in India.

The agreement was reached at a round-table discussion held in Washington DC between Modi and about 20 CEOs.

This is not Modi’s first success with American companies. Last year the Prime Minister was able to get top Silicon Valley players to try India. On Tuesday Modi sat with the CEOs of companies from a wide variety of sectors for 90 minutes. He told the CEOs that investor confidence in India is on the rise as the country is entering a growth mode.

“We will continue to make our tax policies more predictable. We have made major strides towards predictability by signing a number of Advance Pricing Agreements with the United States. At the same time, like the US, we are cracking down on tax evasion and unfair tax avoidance,’’ Modi said.

Investors Prepare for Apple’s Newest Device and Asian Breakthrough

Later today, Apple will unveil its newest iPhone. Investors have high hopes for the new device, and many are building bullish share and options positions. The unveiling will take place at a media event in Cupertino, California. Apple’s newest models include he iPhone 5S, and the cheaper version, the iPhone 5C. Experts also expect the… Continue Reading

A New and Improved Siri

Recent reports suggest that Apple may be fixing its iPhone voice-enabled task and search manager by boosting its speed and accuracy. Siri, though loved by many users, is often very slow. Business Insider explains that this is “because your voice commands are being transferred to Siri’s brain, which is online in the cloud, before an… Continue Reading

The iWatch: Apple’s Newest Project

According to Nick Bilton of the New York Times, Apple is currently working on a new project: an iWatch. Utilizing curved glass the perfectly fit a person’s wrist, these “smart watches” may not yet be in actual development. Bilton explains: “In its headquarters in Cupertino, California, Apple is experimenting with wristwatch0like devices made of curved… Continue Reading

Apple Wins Yet Another Tech Emmy Award

The National Academy of Television Arts just granted Apple a Tech Emmy Award at CES 2013. The iPhone maker is one of the leading technology companies in the world. According to Forbes, Apple’s latest award is for an “eco-system for Real Time Presentation of TV Content to Mobile Devices without the use of Specialized Television… Continue Reading

IBM’s “Watson” Heading to a Phone Near You

After four years of development and a sensational successful run on the TV quiz show “Jeopardy!” IBM’s answer to Apple’s Siri is ready for the next step: placement inside consumer’s pockets. Vice president of innovation at IBM, Bernie Meyerson, says that he sees Watson as a voice-activated electronic personal assistant which can answer questions in… Continue Reading

Apple Disappoints Investors as Stock Falls Short of Expectations

The manufacturer of iPhones and Mac computers, Apple Inc dismayed Wall Street investors on Tuesday when shares in the exceedingly stable and world’s leading technology company fell over 5 percent of their value, the second quarterly fall in under one year. The disheartening results show that even the usually rock-solid Apple brand is becoming vulnerable… Continue Reading

Apple Drops Google Maps from iPhones and iPads

AskPrimerica says:"Primerica Blog – A Primerica forum that offers answers to common questions regarding consumer complaints, job scams and recruiting fraud."   —————— The feud between the two internet giants took a new turn as Apple announced at its 23rd annual developers conference that Apple will replace Google’s mapping service, which had been pre-installed in… Continue Reading

Netflix Steals Top Spot from Apple

IHS iSuppli, the market research company, recently announced the Netflix has pushed past Apple to become the leading online movie provider in the United States. Back in 2011, Netflix’s market share rose to 44%, from less than 1% only a year before. Apple, on the other hand, recorded a major loss, falling to 32.2% from… Continue Reading