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Thomas L. Friedman: hot and hotter in Bangalore [The New York Times]

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Bangalore is entering a mature new phase as a technology centre, starting to produce its own high-tech products, research, venture capital firms and start-ups.

“The ecosystem for innovation is now starting to be created here,” said Nandan Nilekani, the chief executive of Infosys. Increasingly, Western companies will come up with a new idea and then tell Infosys, Wipro or Tata, India’s premier technology companies, to research, develop and produce the whole thing.

What will be left for the Western companies is the “ideation,” the original concept and design of a flagship product (which is a big deal), and then the sales and marketing.

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