Apple Follows its Instincts Out of India

CEO Steve Jobs may have a soft spot for India, but the economic reality is, building a technical support center there doesn't make sense

Apple Computer (AAPL) CEO Steve Jobs has always had a thing about India. While he was a young technician at game developer Atari (ATAR) in the mid-'70s, Jobs took a break and backpacked around India with a college friend in search of spiritual enlightenment. Not long after returning to the U.S., his more capitalistic instincts primed, he and Steve Wozniak launched Apple in 1976. Today, Jobs is known in India and through much of the rest of the world as an entrepreneur-turned-billionaire and one of the savviest marketing minds on the planet.

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