Saritha Rai, reporting for Bloomberg:

The iPhone giant has zeroed in on several upscale sites in Mumbai, and plans to make a final decision in the next few weeks, said the people, asking not to be named because the discussions are private. The vetted spots are comparable to iconic Apple locations on Fifth Avenue in New York, Regent Street in London or the Champs-Elysees in Paris, they said.

It seems like it’s finally happening.

Aditi Singh, writing for Bar and Bench:

[…] Spotify had approached Saregama to get a license for streaming the latter company’s musical works on its platform. The negotiation talks between the parties also began and the terms of the license were discussed. Subsequently, on Spotify’s request, Saregama also provided copyright of its work a month prior to the launch of Spotify in India.

The license agreement, however, could not be finalized and Saregama requested Spotify to block all of its work on the app..

Spotify India already doesn’t have any of Warner Music content, and this is only going to make its library less appealing.

Anandita Singh Mankotia and Romit Guha reporting for The Economic Times:

The information technology ministry has approved contract manufacturer Wistron’s Rs 5,000-crore plan to make high-end Apple devices, a move that will give a big push to the government’s Make in India initiative. Wistron currently makes cheaper Apple phones in India.

Good to see some progress on this front, it has been a long time coming.

Writankar Mukherjee & Sagar Malviya reporting for ETtech:

In an email to customers, Aramex India country manager Hector Crasto said: “Aramex is entering into a strategic relationship with Delhivery, who shall take over the domestic business of Aramex India. Accordingly, effective March 1, 2019, Aramex India will be discontinuing its domestic operations.”

Crasto wrote that Aramex in India will focus on its global competencies of express and freight and will continue the international business in the country. “However, as part of our strategic arrangement the pick-up/delivery of the shipment in India shall be done by Delhivery,” the email said.

The deal is set to be effective starting March 1st, 2019. I wonder how this is going to affect Aramex’s deal with dbrand.