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How Asia's richest man is trying to build the next global tech giant

Hong Kong (CNN Business)Mukesh Ambani wants to build the next global technology company. And if he plays his cards right, his mobile carrier and technology juggernaut JioPlatforms could soon hold rank alongside the likes of Google (GOOGL), Amazon (AMZN), Alibaba (BABA) and Tencent (TCEHY). JioPlatforms already has an ecosystem of apps — which feature everything from online grocery shopping to video streaming — that it serves to the 388 million people subscribed through the Reliance Jio mobile network in India. Now, Asia's richest man is getting even more ambitious. In the span of a few weeks, he's amassed a $9 billion war chest from Facebook (FB) and a clutch of A-list American investors to fuel the next phase of his domination of India ...
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