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The News Minute | February 19, 2015 | 11.10 am IST Mashable is all set to launch its Indian edition in partnership with India.com, a company promoted by the Zee group. In a post on its website, Mashable says that industry forecasts show that India is expected to have 650 million smartphones in the next five years. In the context of its worldwide expansion plans, Mashable was launching its Indian edition in collaboration with India.com which is jointly owned by Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited and Penske Media Corporation.  Mashable’s India edition is the latest in a series of new websites – both Indian and foreign – launched in India in the last year. Among the international media, Huffington Post announced its India launch in collaboration with the Times Group, while BuzzFeed too set up an Indian edition some time ago. With major changes in the Indian media ownership with Reliance’s takeover of Network 18, Rajdeep Sardesai launched his own website which is runs while being Consulting Editor for Headlines Today, former rural affairs editor for The Hindu P Sainath set up the People’s Archive of Rural India, Barkha Dutt quit from her post as Group Editor for NDTV in order to run a website and policy group, Shoma Choudhary too is set to launch Catch, a web portal which she ventured into after the rape accussations against Tarun Tejpal. Read: Host of news websites set to storm the Indian market Tweet
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