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Bangalore moves to protect leading technology role

Indian state government developing plan to boost startups five-fold by 2020

BANGALORE, India -- Karnataka, home to the fourth-largest technology cluster in the world, is shifting its focus from information technology and IT-enabled services (ITes) to faster-growing e-commerce and startup businesses.

In a first for India, the state that encompasses Bangalore is drafting an e-commerce policy that seeks to provide a framework for next-generation companies, promote entrepreneurship, clear tax ambiguities and encourage innovation in rural areas.

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