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Indian startups unite for 'independence' from Google

Paytm's alternative to Google Play could renew interest in web-based apps

Paytm, India's top mobile payment app, is launching an alternative to the Google Play app store in protest at the high fees charged by the U.S. search giant.   © Reuters

Ever since gaining independence from the British in 1947, Indians have been sensitive to even a hint of Western "domination" over them. Now Google, with its ubiquitous Android operating system, has unwittingly touched on the most sensitive of national nerves.

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