Fostered by its successful tryst in Chandigarh and Jaipur, Jugnoo now forays into the financial and tech hub of Haryana, Gurugram, with its ‘ready to eat’ food delivery service. Owing its genesis to Jugnoo’s versatile disposition, it is an on-demand meal service that garnered immense appreciation post its initial launch in August 2016.
Thursday, 29 December 2016
Ken Research has announced latest publication titled “National Broadband Plans in Asia-Pacific: Focus on Bridging the Digital Divide to Spur Economic Growth” which discuss scope of broadband in Asian region. It gives an understanding of the national broadband plans adopted by the governments in APAC region. The report analyses guidelines set under NBPs such as targets, technology, funding and role of governments as well as private operators. The report investigates NBPs in APAC countries. The report analyses targets, technologies, funding strategies and role of government and private sector in achieving the goals of NBPs.
ZOPO, the hi-tech enterprise which is engaged in designing, manufacturing and marketing of mobile intelligent terminal products, today announced its tie-up with Home Credit, a leading consumer durable loan and two wheeler finance provider in India.
In a robust push towards Indian government’s ‘Startup India’ initiative, Amazon.in’s global program ‘Amazon Launchpad’ witnessed close to 250 plus applications within 3 days of its launch. The program was announced earlier this month with an aim to make it easier for Indian startups to launch, market and distribute their products to millions of Amazon customers across India and around the world through a dedicated store.
Intex Technologies bags yet another retail industry award, with its branded retail store - Intex Smart World, winning one of the most coveted retail industry award – North India Retail Summit Award, part of the India Retail Forum. The North India Retail Summit Award (NIRS) held its inaugural edition focused on how retailing has evolved in North India and various aspects of current business scenario.
Wednesday, 28 December 2016
Ken research announced recent publication on “Consumer and Market Insights: Meat in Brazil,” which offers insights on Brazil trade scenario in meat sector. Report discuss present and future outlook of the meat demand and supply along with total domestic consumption. It provides detailed analysis on market sizing and recent trends prevailing in the industry to understand future prospects.
Moving a step ahead, World’s first free linguistic email address service ‘DATAMAIL’ is now accessible through your computer using web browsers. User can now access the Marathi email address service from all popular browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari, Netscape, Safari, Flox etc.
Tuesday, 27 December 2016
LG Electronics (LG) is showcasing its futuristic Levitating Portable Speaker (model PJ9) at CES 2017, the proving ground for exciting technology from across the electronics industry. The mesmerizing wireless speaker hovers in place over the accompanying Levitation Station to deliver high-quality audio while making quite an impression with its eye-catching design. In addition to its striking looks, the versatile speaker gives users the ability to seamlessly play music, podcasts and other audio content in the home as well as outdoors.
Friday, 23 December 2016
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft closely captured the image during its closest-ever flyby of Pandora on December 18, 2016, during the third of its grazing passes by the outer edges of Saturn's main rings.
The image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is one of the highest-resolution views ever taken of Saturn's moon Pandora.
Amazon Prime Video partners with Ultra Media & Entertainment as one of their elite content provider for Bollywood films
Amazon Prime Video which launched its on – demand video streaming service in India last week has partnered with Ultra Media & Entertainment as one of their elite content provider for Bollywood films. Ultra will provide over 300 original content of Bollywood films to them. This also includes popular names like Himmatwala, Mann, Damini, I am Kalam, Chori Chori, Gumnaam, Half Ticket, and many more. In addition It also will be providing well known classics like Anarkali, Nagin and films from Gemini & AVM Studios
74 BC Technologies operating commercial two wheelers under the “Baxi” brand, has partnered with MobiKwik, India’s leading mobile wallet provider to offer facility of paying for trips using MobiKwik. Customers can also add cash to their MobiKwik wallet through Baxi buddies, instead of transferring from bank accounts or credit cards, thereby supporting the cashless economy vision of the government.
GoDaddy announced that it has helped Ahmedabad-based - CompuBrain become a one-stop shop for domain name registration and digital services. Through GoDaddy, CompuBrain has successfully provided 80% of their customers with ideal domain names for their businesses.
Since 2009 GROHE has cooperated with the Salesians of Don Bosco and Don Bosco Mondo e.V. with a view to improving the life chances of disadvantaged young people. During this time the partners have jointly opened three GROHE Dual Tech training workshops for disadvantaged youths in India and the Philippines. Additional sites in other countries are at the planning stage. Most recently Grohe AG und Don Bosco Mondo e.V. signed a cooperation agreement laying out their plans for continued successful cooperation.
Snapdeal Sunshine, Uber, and UrbanClap partner with NGOs to celebrate Christmas and New Year with underprivileged kids
Snapdeal in partnership with Uber and UrbanClap is planning to bring a special cheer to children supported by 25 of India’s leading NGOs, this Christmas and New Year. As part of this initiative, Snapdeal Sunshine will facilitate customers to donate happiness boxes to over 25 NGOs across India (including Teach for India, GiveIndia, World Vision India, Bharti Foundation, Akshaya Patra, Samarthanam and others), and will also help them arrange Christmas and New Year celebrations for the children they work with. The customers who contribute towards this initiative will receive official invites from Snapdeal to participate in person in these celebrations, at the location of their chosen NGO.
Thursday, 22 December 2016
Samsung India has launched Samsung E.D.G.E., a first-of-its-kind campus program, to provide a platform that gives the country’s brightest minds at leading B-schools and engineering colleges an opportunity to get a head-start in their careers.
Dalmia Medicare, a healthcare platform committed to providing the highest quality medical services has collated its annual trend report encapsulating the dynamics in the Indian healthcare segment. The report identifies four key insights which have been detected by our set of doctors and analysts based on a sample size of 2, 00,000diagnostic tests from the Delhi NCR region.
Wednesday, 21 December 2016
Every piece of IT equipment has a finite life in a production environment. With the latest technologies to acquire in the IT infrastructure, space and data associated with the old one's need to be replaced. IT administrators mostly find it difficult to utilize the value associated with the old equipment. After all, equipment reliability is directly related to the profitability of the organization.
Following the digital India dream of Government of India, BSNL has offered free E-Mail Address service in 8 Indian Languages to its broadband users by launching a ‘DataMail’ service. Now BSNL broadband users will be able to open an email ID in DataMail service in their own language.
“With introducing demonetization, Prime Minister Modi is emphasizing Indians to adopt technology and the products created by it particularly in India’s rural landscape for financial inclusion and banking transactions, fruits of which would be imminent shortly” was the crux drawn out of a Seminar on Fin Tech Startups – Time to Unleash Potential under aegis of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry here today.
FreeCharge announced its partnership with gaana.com as an e-wallet payment solution provider to strengthen its presence in the entertainment category. Gaana.com is the biggest music and content streaming service in India and offers a monthly subscription service with unlimited downloads and listings of over 10 million songs. Registered users of gaana, which are more than 35 million in number, can opt and pay the subscription fee using FreeCharge wallet and enjoy a 100% Cashback offer on top of that for a limited period of time.
Gaana announced that it has crossed 50 Million app downloads since it was launched 4 years back. Gaana is now the biggest music and content streaming service in India and is credited with re inventing the music industry by replacing low quality online music with a monthly subscription service with unlimited downloads and listings of over 10 million songs.
Tuesday, 20 December 2016
Quintype, a data driven SaaS Platform for the new age digital media based out of Bangalore and California, has extended their new employees the option to brush up and add on to their skills through a BootCamp program. The start-up backed by the Indian media baron Raghav Bahl, appreciates the role that big data, analytics & data driven decision making will play in the success of media organizations.
Millions of people will declare their resolutions for 2017. Whether you're resolving to lose weight, get fit, pay off your debt, or just be more grateful for the life you've got, it can be notoriously difficult to follow through in the long run. But put technology on your side and give it your best shot.
Here are best five apps designed to help you stick with your New Year's resolutions and achieve your goals.
Flock announces the release of its platform, FlockOS. It claims that it is the world’s first chat operating system. Developers can now build customized apps, bots and integrations on Flock, and either use them within their organization, or publish it on Flock’s App Store, making them available for all Flock users.
Xerox announced that Herve Tessler has been appointed president of International Operations. Tessler, who currently serves as president for Xerox’s Corporate Operations, will assume his new role in January 2017.
Hughes Communications announced that Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), India’s largest producer of crude oil and natural gas, has selected the Hughes JUPITERTM System to revamp and upgrade its existing satellite network across India.
Monday, 19 December 2016
National Informatics Centre (NIC), under the aegis of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, organized the Digital Awards 2016, at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi today. Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble Union Minister of Electronics & Information Technology and law & Justice conferred the awards to the winners from eight categories, in the presence of P. P. Chaudhary, Hon’ble Union Minister of States for Electronics & Information Technology and law & Justice, Ms. Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Dr. Ajay Kumar, Additional Secretary, Dept. of Electronics and Information Technology, Dr. R Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India, Smt. Neeta Verma, Director General, NIC and Smt. Alka Mishra, Senior Technical Director, NIC.
Microsoft, L V Prasad Eye Institute and Global Experts Collaborate to Launch Microsoft Intelligent Network for Eyecare
Continuing to enhance real life impact through technology, Microsoft India, in collaboration with L V Prasad Eye Institute, launched Microsoft Intelligent Network for Eyecare (MINE). This is a mission-driven global consortium of like-minded commercial, research and academic institutions who have joined hands to apply artificial intelligence to help in the elimination of avoidable blindness and scale delivery of eyecare services worldwide.
By: Kenny Ye, GM-Global Markets, Alibaba Mobile Business Group
Content will be the king of 2017 – With the explosive growth in mobile internet, the preference will be for trending, relevant, portable, even ‘disappearing’ content available right at the fingertips. The one- size-fits-all approach no long works with more and more users seeking content that is unique, authentic and speaks to them directly. Brands will experiment with ways to maximize sharing and increase the reach of their content
India’s fastest growing digital payments platform, FreeCharge has announced the appointment of Anand Sinha as Director – Partnerships & Strategic Initiatives.
Fujitsu India announced the availability of the management scholarship offered by Fujitsu Limited for qualified applicants in India with a bachelor’s degree, at least three years of full-time work experience, and over 750 points in TOEIC. The scholarship covers the tuition for the Global Leaders for Innovation and Knowledge offered by Fujitsu-JAIMS Foundation. The application deadline is noon of Japan time on March 15, 2017 for the program starting in August 27, 2017.
As part of the company’s automation and digitization efforts, Zurich International Life made the decision to upgrade its document capture capabilities, starting with the deployment of ten Kodak i3400 Scanners from Kodak Alaris. The award-winning scanners are purpose-built to deliver consistent throughput and minimize downtime. Mr. Ramesh Ramakrishnan, Head of IT, Middle East at Zurich International Life estimates that in the insurance industry, the deployment of scanners can typically save 80% of the workload.
Zurich International Life is part of the Zurich Insurance Group, offering investment and protection solutions in the Middle East. The company has been operating in international markets around the globe for many years. In the Middle East, customers have trusted Zurich for almost 30 years to protect their futures and provide financial security for their families and businesses.
Sunday, 18 December 2016
Asus Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 is a treat for photography enthusiasts. With its 8MP + 16 MP (front + rear) cameras, the smartphone ensures stunning, high-resolution photos with zero shutter lag. The 16MP f2.0 camera of the Zenfone 3 Max ZC553KL features triple technology autofocus system which ensures a superfast focus time of 0.03 seconds.— laser, phase detection and conventional contrast detection for continuous auto-focus —that automatically selects the best one depending on the subject, lighting and range. For videos, an electronic image stabilization (EIS) system counteracts hand movements to ensure the resulting videos are stable and shake-free.
Friday, 16 December 2016
The final day of the fifth edition of the International Conference on Digital Libraries (ICDL) organised here by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) focused on the development of sustainable communities and the role of technologies such as the ‘Internet of Things’ in ensuring that India meets its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It placed the focus on addressing the challenge of providing communities access to an increasingly large volume of information available online today. People who have access to this information must learn to use it effectively as well and here knowledge centres such as libraries can help ensure communities are able to prepare themselves better.
Airlines and airports in India are expected to rapidly ramp up their spend on new technology over the next three years to keep up with surging growth which will see passenger traffic double to 370 million by 2020. The growth will position India as the world’s third largest aviation market.
Smart machines will enter mainstream adoption by 2021, with 30 percent adoption by large companies, according to Gartner, Inc. Technologies including cognitive computing, artificial intelligence (AI), intelligent automation, machine learning and deep learning fall under the umbrella term for smart machines.
National Conference on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) held here under aegis of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry has recommended to the government that institutional mechanism is called for protection of IPRs in the absence of which remains the scope of piracy that goes on unabated.
Sterlite Tech bagged two Frost & Sullivan India Manufacturing Excellence Awards (IMEA) 2016 for its fully integrated optical fibre (OF) manufacturing units at Waluj and Shendra, Aurangabad.
Videocon Smartphone, India’s fastest growing mobile phone player today announced the launch of its latest device, Ultra30 in partnership with online portal Snapdeal.com. Packed with advance features such as 4000 mAh battery, 3GB RAM, 32Gb ROM, MiraVision, Cast Screen, camera with LED selfie Flash, Dual WhatsApp, SOS-Be-Safe, Gesture Control, Ultra30 intends to continue the standard set by Videocon in design & craftsmanship in the handset market. The Ultra30 has brought Videocon’s latest innovation in camera, memory and battery power.
FreeCharge announced its tie up with Gautam Budh Nagar Zila Chemists Association, which will see nearly 2000 pharmacies in Noida & Greater Noida start accepting FreeCharge.
Thursday, 15 December 2016
The rapid pace of technological and societal change has given government CIOs a new sense of urgency and a willingness to experiment with smart city and open data initiatives, according to Gartner, Inc. If managed effectively, this shift will position governments at the core of technological innovation in society.
Truecaller, one of the leading mobile communication applications in the world with services in caller ID, spam detection and dialer functionalities, today released the latest edition of TrueInsights Q3 report. The report sheds light on the call volumes of ecommerce and cab hailing services in India. With internet population set to reach 730 million by 2020, Indian market offers great prospect for the businesses operating in the ‘i’, ‘m’ and ‘e’ space – transcending services over the air on your computer, smartphones, tablets and many other connected devices.
Digital payments and financial inclusion is now reaching to completely new segments of the society. With a significant increase in the adoption, it is vital to educate the users on how secure it is, answer their apprehensions and also highlight how to safeguard themselves from unscrupulous elements.
Sonata gets US patent for ‘Multi-channel delivery of augmented messages’ for Halosys Mobility Platform
Sonata Software announced that its Unified Enterprise Mobility Platform Halosys had been granted a patent USPTO # 9,491,125 for its innovation on rule based notifications. The patent was granted for a key technology innovation in the Halosys platform that enables users to be notified across web, SMS, email and in-app push notifications based on events matching a pre-configured set of filters including the user’s location, time of day, along with the data from the event’s object graph.
Ramco Systems announced that it has been mandated by GoAir, India’s fastest growing LCC, to upgrade its Ramco Aviation Suite V5.5 to Ramco Aviation M&E/MRO Solution V5.8. This upgrade will further automate and enhance its maintenance functions. The upgrade will cover modules for Engineering & Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO), Materials Management, Quality and Maintenance. The announcement was made at the India MRO Aerospace & Defence 2016 event being held at New Delhi.
Already an industry leader renowned for integrating cutting-edge technology into its premium, high-resolution monitors, LG Electronics (LG) is pushing the industry to the next level with plans to introduce a HDR-compatible 32-inch UHD 4K monitor at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next month.
Wednesday, 14 December 2016
AGC Networks announced that it has achieved Gold partner status from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), which is recognition for AGC’s consistent ability to deliver the highest level of trust, qualification and technology access to our clients businesses and IT environments. To support our partnership AGC has over 30 Years of combined experience in designing, deploying and managing solutions around HPE’s Server, Storage and Networking portfolio.
Close on the footheels of Facebook, Twitter today announced that now anyone can broadcast live video directly from its apps. Powered by Periscope, live video on Twitter allows people to share and experience everything from significant moments to daily life together with an audience - all through a Tweet.
Tuesday, 13 December 2016
By: Himanshu Palsule, CTO at Epicor Software
In the current climate, operational efficiency and business agility are more important than ever to support modern business innovation. As global markets combine with competitive pricing pressures to place greater stress on maintaining margins, organisations must seek the efficiencies needed to protect market share.
Infoblox and Qualys announced that they have joined forces to provide enterprises with powerful network visibility to better safeguard organizations from infections, automate asset management, remediate threats faster, and ease compliance and auditing. Under the expanded technology partnership, Infoblox, the network control company that provides Actionable Network Intelligence, is the first DNS, DHCP and IP Address Management (DDI) solution provider to integrate with the Qualys Cloud Platform. The integrated solution provides joint customers a single source of truth which integrates DNS data for devices and networks. Infoblox provides notification to Qualys when new physical, virtual, or cloud infrastructure elements join the network, when malicious events are detected, and generates context about infected machines on the network.
By: Hemayun Bazaz, Regional Manager - Channel Sales, Middle East and Turkey at HPN Aruba
Whether you have staff servicing customers a few miles from the office or joining a meeting from somewhere across the country, your workforce is rarely in the same place at the same time. And with an increasing number of employees working with team members across different remote locations, mobile unified communications and collaboration (UCC) solutions are a necessity. Customers globally are embracing UCC to accelerate their businesses – the UCC market is predicted to grow from $23.39 billion in 2016 to $42.72 billion in 2021.
Monday, 12 December 2016
A disruptive player in the field of consumer payments and mobile banking solutions, Citrus Pay announced its association with HPCL, aimed at making the delivery of LPG Gas Cylinders smart and cashless.
FreeCharge’s “Flat 100% Cashback Sale” received overwhelming consumer interest on day 1 of sale as users flocked to grab tempting cashback offers on a range of online and offline offers. The traffic on FreeCharge surged 4X on the first day of sale, as consumers enjoyed the never-before flat 100% cashback offer across more than 1,00,000 merchant stores.
Jagran Lakecity University confers Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts to Gurmit Singh, VP & MD, Yahoo India
DishTV Hails Govt’s Launch of Digishala - a TV channel to educate citizens on Digital Money Transactions
Government of India has launched Digishala, a 24x7 TV channel committed to educate the masses on various digital payment modes. In this crucial hour of demonetization, when businesses, consumers and common man are battling tough times to stand up to the test of doing cashless transactions, government’s initiative to come up with a channel for the purpose is an innovative and commendable step.
IBM announced that Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Ltd. (DHFL), one of India’s premier housing finance companies, is leveraging IBM technology including Cloud and Analytics, to create a digital enterprise and accelerate its growth strategy.
Hyve Pryme, First Certified Android Deca-core Smartphone, now available on Amazon from December 15th, 2016
Hyve Mobility announced the availability of Hyve Pryme, the flagship Deca-core smartphone, on Amazon from December 15th, 2016. Launched in association with MediaTek, Hyve PrymeTM is a pure android smartphone, offering an extensive range of superior capabilities. The handset is powered by MediaTek’s flagship Helio X20 processor, along with Hyve Mobility ensuring its CTS compliance, whilst bringing patented technologies like Touch2Call.
Sunday, 11 December 2016
Gionee has introduced Pioneer P7, a power packed, technology pilot for the young, daring and curios. To help the latest technology reach the innovation hungry consumers who are more price-sensitive, the handset addresses the young with its flashy design, improved performance and expanded memory. The budget-friendly Smartphone supports VoLTE and CDMA along with a 5 inch HD IPS display.
Gaana is now available to consumers in 9 Indian languages besides English, making the app more accessible for audiences outside Tier 1 cities. Gaana will now be accessible in Hindi, Tamil, Telegu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, and Bhojpuri.
Samsung India announced the launch of a new colour variant of its hugely successful flagship device Galaxy S7 edge. In addition to its existing four colours, the smartphone will now be available in an elegant new Blue Coral colour. The new variants will also come loaded with 15GB free cloud storage for an even more complete smartphone experience.
Organizations spend an average of 5.6 percent of the overall IT budget on IT security and risk management, according to the most recent IT Key Metrics Data from Gartner, Inc. However, IT security spending ranges from approximately 1 percent to 13 percent of the IT budget and is potentially a misleading indicator of program success, analysts said.
Tuesday, 6 December 2016
Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, released its key Business and Technology Trends for Asia Pacific in 2017. According to Hubert Yoshida, chief technology officer of Hitachi Data Systems and Russell Skingsley, chief technology officer of Hitachi Data Systems Asia Pacific, digital transformation will continue to dominate enterprise IT strategies in 2017, as trends in a number of areas emerge.
Bingo Technologies, a consumer electronics accessories player, has announced the launch of its all new smart band – Bingo M2 Smart Band. The band is compatible with all devices featuring Android and iOS via Bluetooth 4.0 and below.
The abandonment rate of smartwatches is 29 percent, and 30 percent for fitness trackers, because people do not find them useful, they get bored of them or they break, according to a survey by Gartner, Inc.
MobiKwik, India’s largest independent mobile wallet has joined causes with Hon’ble Member of Parliament and BJP National Spokesperson Ms Meenakshi Lekhi in her effort to spread awareness for cashless transactions in Delhi.
Augmented reality (AR) is believed to enhance and expand your view of the real world with computer-generated outputs, including sound, video, graphics, or GPS data. The discussion around augmented reality became obvious when Google Glass was launched a few years back. Most recently Pokemon Go again created buzz around augmented reality. AR has exciting implications for everything from education, defense, healthcare, and advertising, to construction, automotive, games, and much more.
Monday, 5 December 2016
Avaya announced a new version of the company’s contact center platform that enables midsize businesses to rise above the competition by offering a superior, omnichannel customer experience. Avaya IP Office Contact Center 10 is a true, end-to-end solution with the advanced features and tools customers expect, but the simplicity and affordability needed by midsize business.
Worldwide Server Revenue Declined 5.8 Percent in the Third Quarter of 2016; Shipments Were Down 2.6 %
In the third quarter of 2016, worldwide server revenue declined 5.8 percent year over year, and shipments declined 2.6 percent from the third quarter of 2015, according to Gartner, Inc. Among the top five vendors, only Cisco increased revenue in the third quarter, while Huawei and Inspur Electronics saw growth in shipments. HPE, Dell and Lenovo all experienced declines in both server revenue and shipments.
mVisa, a Quick Response (QR) code-based mobile solution by Visa, will now support payments to over 1,000 TABCab taxis powered by Ongo. The announcement marks the expansion of mVisa to a new category (taxi) after success with merchants like TataSky, Idea, Pizza Hut and others.
FreeCharge, digital payments platform, today announced its partnership with ICICI Merchant Services. With this partnership, FreeCharge will now be accepted at over 1 Lakh ICICI Merchant Services merchants across 700 cities and towns in India.
At the recently concluded event re: Invent, 2016, Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched the Service Delivery Program to help customers identify partners that provide expertise in a specific service or skill area. TO THE NEW, a leading digital technology company is happy to announce its recognition in the program for AWS CloudFront & RDS for PostgreSQL capabilities.
While winters might slowly be settling in, the fire of entrepreneurship blazes strong at The Vault, a one-of-its-kind Indian reality TV show. The ninth episode saw ‘Save Mom’, a maternity healthcare start-up, secure investment worth INR 30 lakh in exchange of 26% equity. The venture, which has developed a wearable digital health echo system for pregnant women, received the funding from Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Group Chairman, Inditrade Capital and Rahul Singh, Founder & CEO – The Beer Café.
Bharti Airtel said that it has appointed Sunil Taldar as CEO & Director - DTH. Sunil will be a member of the Airtel Management Board and report to Gopal Vittal, MD & CEO (India & South Asia), Bharti Airtel. He takes over from Shashi Arora who after a successful stint of appx. five years as CEO – DTH has moved as MD & CEO, Airtel Payments Bank.