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Times Internet continues to strengthen its Leadership Team

Looking to further consolidate its position as India's leading digital product company, Times Internet, today, announced the addition of two experienced and proven corporate leaders to their senior management team. Rattan Chugh comes in as the new Chief Peoples Officer from Standard Chartered, while Vivek Pandey joins in from the Tata Group as the Vice President of Growth and Analytics.

Get My Parking Poised for Big Leap with New Partnerships and Fundraise

Get My Parking, a Delhi-based 18-months old startup providing cloud-based mobile parking technology announced today its recently raised pre-series A funding of $1.1 million (Rs.7.35 crores) to accelerate their product innovation and business impact. The participating investors include Indian Angel Network (IAN), BEENEXT, The Chennai Angels (TCA), and Mr. Sunil Munjal (Hero group). In January 2016, the start-up had raised $0.376million (Rs.2.5 crores) from The Chennai Angels (TCA).

Centum Foundation launches Centum GRO to skill deaf youth in India

Centum Foundation, the CSR arm of Centum Learning, an ISO 9001:2015-certified skilling MNC, today announced the launch of Centum GRO to train deaf youth in India. The initiative is in collaboration with US-based Global Reach Out (GRO) a non-profit organization run by hearing-impaired individuals, which has already imparted leadership skills and entrepreneurial training to over 1,000 deaf youth across India, Kenya, Guatemala, Honduras, and Thailand.

HP launches OMEN Gaming Portfolio In India

HP Inc. made the debut of its gaming portfolio in India - OMEN by HP, featuring an array of products built for gamers combining the latest in PC innovation, delivering power and performance to dominate competition. The portfolio will be available starting 15th March 2017 on www.hpshopping.in, select HP World stores, leading ecommerce portals and LFRs.

Mahindra Comviva launches payPLUS Aadhaar Pay merchant payment acceptance solution for Rural India

Mahindra Comviva announced the launch of payPLUS Aadhaar Pay, a merchant payment acceptance solution that leverages India Stack for merchant payments.  payPLUS Aadhaar Pay simplifies digital payments by using Aadhaar number and linked biometric credentials to facilitate merchant on-boarding and payments. Given the government’s focus on digital payments, payPLUS Aadhaar Pay provides a merchant acceptance solution designed for rural India taking into account the specific challenges faced by consumers and merchants in such demographic segments.

NPCI, Mastercard, Visa develop BharatQR

R. Gandhi, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India today launched BharatQR, a world first interoperable and low cost acceptance solution, developed by National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), Mastercard, and Visa.

Siemens to deploy signalling systems for Nagpur Metro

Siemens Limited and Siemens Rail Automation Ltd. S.A.U Spain have jointly won an order worth Rs. 287 crore, out of which Siemens Limited’s share is Rs. 146 crore (all inclusive). Siemens is to supply state-of-the-art signaling technology for the first two metro lines of the Nagpur Metro i.e. the North-South and the East-West Corridors. The project comprises the deployment and installation of the Siemens communications-based train control (CBTC) solution Trainguard MT for 38.2 kilometers of double track with 36 stations and two depots, as well as onboard equipment for 23 three-cars trains.

FreeCharge hosts cashless weddings across five cities

FreeCharge, in association with Fever 104 FM, hosted India’s first ever cashless Swayamvar as part of ‘Band Bajaa Fever’ Season 3. This is an unique initiative that attempts to make marriages unforgettable, extra-special and cashless with an unparalleled entertainment quotient.

Zendesk Invests in Manila; Opens New APAC 'Customer Experience Hub'

Zendesk announced the launch of a new office in Metro Manila providing capacity for over 200 people, creating a ‘Customer Experience Hub’ for the APAC region. The APAC region is a key focus for Zendesk with paid customer accounts growing by over 35% year-over-year as of the end of 2016. The number of employees grew by over 50% during the same period.

IBM Delivers Watson for Cyber Security to Power Cognitive Security Operations Centers

IBM Security announced the availability of Watson for Cyber Security, the industry’s first augmented intelligence technology designed to power cognitive security operations centers (SOCs). Over the past year, Watson has been trained on the language of cybersecurity, ingesting over 1 million security documents. Watson can now help security analysts parse thousands of natural language research reports that have never before been accessible to modern security tools.

BVR Mohan Reddy Recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award on the Eve of Aero India 2017

Cyient Limited announced that its Founder and Executive Chairman, Mr. BVR Mohan Reddy, has received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 at the 4th edition of the Aerospace & Defense Award 2017. Cyient was also announced as the winner in the ‘Excellence in Aerospace Exports’ category at the awards ceremony. The ceremony was held on February 13, at Le Meridian, Bangalore, on the eve of Aero India 2017 in the presence of the Guest of Honor, Dr. G Satheesh Reddy, Scientific Advisor to Raksha Mantri & Director, Research Centre Imarat (RCI).

Now on Google Maps create & share ‘Lists’ of your favourite places with your friends & family

All of us love to share our experiences about places we’ve visited and things to do and see with our friends or family. Starting today, Google Maps’ new feature “Lists” will help you mark out the places you love and the places you want to recommend to friends. You can now create lists of places, share your lists with others, and follow the lists of your friends and family when shared with you – without ever leaving Google Maps on Android or iOS.

Mahindra Comviva Bags Three Awards at Aegis Graham Bell Awards

Mahindra Comviva announced that it has won three awards at the prestigious Aegis Graham Bell Awards at a glittering award ceremony held recently in New Delhi. The award ceremony was attended by Hon'ble Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office and Dr. Sam Pitroda, Father of Indian Telecom Revolution.

Coolpad Cool 1 debuts at New York Fashion Week

Renowned Designer Vaishali S launches new collection ‘Chaatak’ in association with Coolpad at New York Fashion Week. The overwhelming response and critical appreciation at NYFW SS’17 marks the second time Vaishali S has showcased at NYFW, unveiling her much anticipated AW’17 collection titled ‘Chaatak’.

Tally Solutions launches online forum for Chartered Accountants and Industry experts

Tally Solutions announced the launch of an online forum dedicated to Chartered accountants in the country. The portal will host threads of discussion on the fundamentals of GST, its implications on different stakeholders and opinions shared by eminent CAs in the form of articles and interviews. Tax practitioners and business people will be able to view and follow these and prepare themselves for the transition to GST.

Twitter introduces new Safety features

Twitter stands for freedom of expression and people being able to see all sides of any topic. The global live communication platform announced three changes today -  stopping the creation of new abusive accounts, bringing forward safer search results, and collapsing potentially abusive or low-quality Tweets.

How to use Live streaming on YouTube

It is important that your realise as to who can use the Live Streaming on Youtube. If you have more than 10k followers on YouTube, you are eligible for it. Others will have to wait a while. For those with adequate number of users on YouTube, you can simply use the Live Streaming button and connect with your followers in no time. Up on that YouTube is giving you a fair chance to make money on your streams. Isn't that great?

10 Trends that will Impact Open-Source Technology

By: Mohammed Al-Moneer, Regional Director, MENA at A10 Networks

Open source has become an integral piece of every developer’s arsenal. The power of the community, the wisdom of many, and the ability to hook into various systems and solutions make open source incredibly powerful.

Intex launches Aqua Supreme+ as its first multilingual 4G Volte smartphone

Intex Technologies announced the launch of a new smartphone called Aqua Supreme+ as its first multilingual smartphone in association with Indus OS. Built with big battery and great camera, Intex Aqua Supreme+ will be an ideal device for creating memories. The smartphone also comes equipped with value added services and features that offer users a wide range of apps to explore while using a smartphone. Priced at INR 9,490/-, all new Aqua Supreme+ is packed with outstanding 13MP camera and a powerful 3000 mAh battery.

L&T Technology Services and Rockwell Automation celebrate 10 year of Relationship

L&T Technology Services and Rockwell Automation celebrated the completion of ten years of a successful business relationship. Over the decade, the relationship between the two companies has evolved into a value based partnership for Product Engineering, Application Engineering services and now embarking on building IoT solutions for Smart Manufacturing.

Asus rolls out Zenfone 3S Max in India, at ₹14,999

Post the overwhelming response to Zenfone 3 Max last year, ASUS, the Taiwanese leader in mobile technology, today expanded their Zenfone 3 series with the launch of Zenfone 3S Max in India, featuring:

The Enterprise Argument for Hybrid Cloud in 2017

By: Richard Agnew, VP NW EMEA at Veeam Software
Hybrid cloud is set to be one of the biggest, most valuable technology opportunities for enterprises in 2017 and looking ahead over the next few years. To take advantage of this opportunity enterprises must apply the same principles they utilise in maintaining multiple data centres to data storage in the cloud – whereby a single cloud will no longer suffice.

With rising incidence of cancer, focus turns to prevention

By: Dr Lata Kini, Lead Clinical Pathologist, CORE Diagnostics
One of the most widespread killers of our times, cancer was responsible for a whopping 8.2 million deaths worldwide in 2012. According to World Health Organization, the annual cancer cases are expected to rise from 14 million in 2012 to 22 million within the next 2 decades, accounting for a massive 70 per cent increase. A number of factors are believed to be responsible for the rising incidence of most types of cancers.

VMware NSX Network Virtualization Platform Enables Businesses to Accelerate Digital Transformation

VMware announced new releases of the VMware NSX network virtualization platform to meet the diverse and evolving needs of both IT and developers. With the release of VMware NSX for vSphere 6.3 and VMware NSX-T 1.1, VMware is advancing support for the most critical IT use cases—automation, security and application continuity—while offering development organizations an agile software-defined infrastructure to build-out cloud-native application environments.

Facebook prepares people for India's state elections with new civic engagement tools

State elections have emerged as the biggest trend recently where all parties will taste their strength before the 2019 elections. In preparation for India's state elections, Facebook has introduced two tools to help encourage civic participation.

GBMiners hit 100 petahash mark

GBMiners – the biggest bitcoin mining pool outside of China has recently and globally the 9th ranked mining pool has crossed the 100 petahash mining capacity and clocked 108 petahash. The pool which has over 8000 miners has till date has mined over 5400 coins.

Twitter records over 700K Tweets with #Budget2017

Twitter is the live connection to news and culture and this reflected during the recently concluded #Budget2017 when people flocked to the platform for live breaking news and to know what’s happening. Conversations on Twitter on the Union Budget 2017 echoed the nation’s mood and its temperament towards an event of national significance.

IT Industry Reacts to the Union Budget 2017

Budget 2017 is notable first for the fact that the government has maintained fiscal discipline and resisting the urge to come up with a populist budget given the upcoming elections in a number of states. So, this is not a ‘political’ budget, which was a big fear. Here are the reactions of the industry which has welcomed the budget and called it market-friendly.