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Niki.ai and Zen Mobiles partner to enable smart shopping on chat

Niki.ai, an AI startup, and Zen Mobiles have partnered to provide a simple, fast and intelligent shopping experience to the customers of Zen Mobiles. Now Zen smartphone users can enjoy conversational commerce on their phones and avail crucial services such as mobile recharges and bill payments; cab, bus and hotel bookings; events and movie ticketing; food ordering; home services and nearby search all by simply chatting with Niki. The service can be currently availed on Admire Swadesh and Admire Dragon devices and on upcoming models, like Admire Thrill+, Admire Joy and Admire Buzz.
Through this tie-up, Zen Mobile aims to provide an integrated services marketplace for their users, and make the smartphone experience much more wholesome and personalized. The integration enables Zeneration 4G Smartphone from Zen Mobiles to enhance their customer experience, improve customer engagement, and monetize their customer base. It also allows users to have sufficient free memory in their phones, w…

Sonic Wall Sets Blistering Pace of Channel Sign Ups and Launches Sonic Wall University and Marketing Programs

SonicWall announced key milestones since it spun off as an independent cybersecurity company and introduced the SonicWall SecureFirst Partner Program on November 1, 2016. Over 10,000 partners have already registered as SonicWall resellers, and the SecureFirst Partner Program is now open to partners in Asia Pacific. Today SonicWall also introduced two initiatives designed to help these partners secure customers in the shifting cyber arms race – SonicWall University to train partners on cybersecurity, and new global marketing programs and incentives to help the SonicWall channel deliver their cybersecurity solutions and services for small and medium-size businesses (SMBs).
Partners Flock to SonicWall in Record Numbers In its first 150 days as an independent company, SonicWall has charted unprecedented growth in partner engagement across numerous metrics, including:
·         Since launching the SecureFirst Partner Program, which provides expanded sales and technical enablement in addit…

Paytm launches Digital Gold, makes it a more affordable investment

On the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya, Paytm announced that it has collaborated with MMTC-PAMP to launch Digital Gold, enabling Indians to buy, store and sell pure gold instantly. Paytm users can now purchase gold online and store it in MMTC-PAMP’s highly secure vaults free of charge. They can also request for their gold to be delivered at their home in the form of minted coins or sell it back online instantly.
Indians have traditionally bought gold at high fixed denominations, and without visibility to market linked prices. Purity, security, and storage charges are some of the issues that the investor has to deal with, leading to high friction costs while investing in gold. With Paytm’s Digital Gold, customers can buy 24K 999.9 Gold from MMTC-PAMP (India’s only Internationally Accredited Refinery) instantly and store it in the country’s most secure, 100% insured vaults at no additional charge. Consumers can buy gold for as little as Re. 1, thus democratizing access to a wider set of cu…

Mumbai gets it’s first neighbor‘hood’ connect App – Living Local.

Moved recently to the city or are you keen on running a social local initiative? Living Local, a neighborhood connect app lets you champion your neighborhood by connecting you to people around you. With over 20,000 users, the app helps Mumbaikars communicate with their local neighborhood for all kinds of information and activities around them. Living Local is the only neighbor‘hood’ networking platform that focuses on giving users an online identity based on their Hood. Living Local has launched its app on both Android and iOS platforms.
‘Hooders’, as the Living Local team defines, are dwellers of a neighbor‘hood’ who love to enhance their sense of belongingness to their place by seeking, helping and discovering information through other hooders. From recommended brunch options to new eateries opening in your hood, best chaat recommendations in the area to car-pooling to office during weekdays, Living Local helps hooders connect and socialize with their fellow hooders.
Communications…

Start-up sales enabler LyncBiz signs MOU with education company Globarena

LyncBiz has signed an MOU with  Hyderabad-based company Globarena to tap the growing e-learning market in India. Globarena Technologies is already a leader in providing competency enhancement solutions to more than 15 Universities and 2000 colleges, with branded programs like GEMS and TekEdge. Through this association, Lyncbiz and Globarena will target the existing user base of over 2 Million university staff and students across India with innovative blended learning solutions built on the Claned Platform and also sign on new Universities, colleges and Corporates.
"We are excited to partner with Lyncbiz and selected Claned because it represents a truly student centric, personalized approach to learning. The proven pedagogical foundation, unique learning analytics and strong focus on social collaboration in learning makes Claned an ideal platform for us to engage with", says V S N. Raju, CEO, of Globarena​.
“As we see the Indian education market moving towards digital learni…

Hitachi India appoints its first Indian Managing Director

Hitachi India announced the appointment of Mr. Bharat Kaushal as the Managing Director of Hitachi India. Bharat will be the first Indian to spearhead Hitachi India’s operations. He succeeds Mr. Kojin Nakakita who has been elevated as Chairman of Hitachi India Pvt. Ltd. and Hitachi Asia Ltd. The new appointment will be effective from 1st June 2017.
Bharat is currently serving as Chairman in India of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC). He is the first non-Japanese to be appointed as SMBC India’s CEO and served the role between 2012 and 2015. 
In his new role, Bharat will focus on promoting Hitachi’s Social Innovation Business in India. Hitachi’s Social Innovation Business resolves issues faced by society and customers by combining advanced IT with operational technology (OT) and products/systems, allowing us to provide total solutions. 
Hitachi India was declared the 5th regional headquarter for Hitachi in 2011. Other key management areas outside Japan are China, Southeast Asia…

Oslo-based videocamera startup raises $10 million in less than 10 days

Huddly, the startup that’s building a computer-vision software platform for video collaboration, has raised $10 million in new equity in the recently oversubscribed Series B investment round.
The equity issue was led by existing lead investors and a selected number of new high-quality private and institutional investors, bringing the total equity raised by Huddly to $20 million. Pareto Securities AS acted as financial advisor to the company.
The financing will be used to fund Huddly’s global launch of Huddly GO, the intelligent video camera for team collaboration powered by their world leading computer-vision software. Huddly will also accelerate their smart feature roadmap, fueled and co-created through an interactive fan-based customer pre-launch program
“Huddly represents a unique investment case going forward," says Director Richard Hegg, the project leader at Pareto Securities. "The whole process took less than two weeks and resulted in the oversubscribed equity issue …

UTStarcom to expand its footprint in India

UTStarcom India Telecom Pvt. Ltd, a global telecommunications infrastructure provider, announced its plan to increase its investment in India at the event ‘Next Gen Innovation Summit 2017- and Beyond!’, organized by UTStarcom Inc. While speaking at the event Mr. Tim Ti, Chief Executive Officer, UTStarcom Inc. said, “We have been committed to the Indian communications industry and have been making the required investments in India. The Company would be increasing its investment in India so as to further consolidate its presence in the Indian telecom infrastructure market.”
The Company would be making investments in setting up its local manufacturing and R&D. Further investments will be used in increasing its equipment portfolio and scaling up its manpower in India.
“Besides focusing on increasing the equipment portfolio, we have decided to localize the ‘optical transport and broadband solutions for Indian market,” said Dr. Zhaochen Huang, Chief Operating Officer, UTStarcom Inc.
Wh…

Huawei and Intel Sign a MOU to Accelerate HPC Innovation

Huawei and Intel signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to cooperate in high-performance computing (HPC) to provide competitive and innovative HPC products and solutions. Today, Huawei and Intel held the global HPC collaboration launch ceremony at Hannover Messe 2017, underscoring the beginning of the two partners' deeper collaboration in HPC innovation.
According to the collaboration plan, the two parties will desire to develop HPC solutions based on Huawei servers and cloud platforms which are powered by Intel® Xeon® processor, Intel® Xeon PhiTM processors and Omni-Path Architecture (OPA). Huawei will also build HPC innovation centers in Shenzhen and Chengdu, China, as well as in Munich, Germany. At these centers, the two parties may carry out joint initiatives such as application optimization, technical training and community development, so that they can provide cutting-edge HPC solution experience and services for customers. Additionally, they will carry out joint explor…

HCL Infosystems Becomes Oracle Platinum Level Partner

HCL Infosystems announced that it has achieved the Oracle Platinum Partner status in Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN). By attaining Platinum level membership, Oracle has recognized HCL Infosystems Ltd. and its subsidiaries – HCL Services (HCL Infosystems’ Domestic IT services arm) & HCL InsysPte Ltd. (HCL Infosystems’ Singapore based arm) for its in-depth expertise in selling and implementing Oracle solutions for its customers.
From Cloud to applications to disk, the expanded offerings of the Platinum level provide HCL Infosystems with the resources and support to be differentiated and recognized as a preferred Oracle solutions provider, and receive an exclusive level of engagement, commitment and benefits. With this recognition, HCL Infosystems has upgraded its partnership status to Platinum Partner from Gold Partner last year.
Rangarajan Raghavan, Joint President & Executive Sponsor – Globalisation and Strategic Operations, HCL Infosystems Ltd. said, “We are delighted to be acco…

Trend Micro Exposes Pawn Storm's Target on French and German Politicians

Trend Micro Incorporated released its latest research report on the activity of Pawn Storm (aka APT28 and Fancy Bear), an active cyber-espionage group that targets the global defense industry and politicians, among others. Trend Micro’s researchers have found and continue to find phishing domains created in March and April connected to political campaigns in France and Germany. Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, a political organization in Germany, and Emmanuel Macron’s campaign in France have both been targeted this year.
The Pawn Storm group has been operating for years and Trend Micro first took note of their activities way back in 2004. But Pawn Storm has become increasingly relevant over the past two years, particularly because the group has been found to be doing more than espionage alone. In 2016, Pawn Storm attempted to influence public opinion, influence elections, and attempted to sway the mainstream media with stolen data. Today the impact can be felt by various industries and ente…

Aspire Systems and Dell Boomi to Accelerate Digital Transformation with Cloud-based Integration Solution

Aspire Systems announced that it has formalized a partnership with Dell Boomi . The partnership will accelerate and simplify API Integration with Aspire’s Unified Reference Architecture (AURAS - Cloud) solution, a future-ready cloud integration platform capable of addressing many different vertical use cases with speed and accuracy.
“We’re excited to partner with Dell Boomi as we focus our combined energies to serve a wider range of customers with our ability to deliver fast, scalable, enterprise-class integration across a wide range of scenarios. Powered by Dell Boomi, AURAS can deliver complex integrations in a robust and accelerated fashion, enhancing productivity, achieving business agility and time to value,” said Hariharan, Head of Enterprise Integration, Aspire Systems, Inc.
In partnership with Dell Boomi, Aspire’s customers will benefit from: ·         Rapid deployment and significantly speedier integration cycles ·         Greatly reduced digital implementation risk ·       …

ABB and IBM partner in industrial artificial intelligence solutions

ABB and IBM announced a strategic collaboration that brings together ABB’s industry leading digital offering, ABB Ability, with IBM Watson Internet of Things cognitive capabilities to unlock new value for customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure.
Customers will benefit from ABB’s deep domain knowledge and extensive portfolio of digital solutions combined with IBM’s expertise in artificial intelligence and machine learning as well as different industry verticals. The first two joint industry solutions powered by ABB Ability and Watson will bring real-time cognitive insights to the factory floor and smart grids.
“This powerful combination marks truly the next level of industrial technology, moving beyond current connected systems that simply gather data, to industrial operations and machines that use data to sense, analyze, optimize and take actions that drive greater uptime, speed and yield for industrial customers,” said ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer. “With an…

ALTBalaji rolls out its Windows Universal App to 400 million global Windows 10 users

ALTBalaji, the digital platform from Balaji Telefilms Limited, has announced the roll out of its Windows 10 Universal Application. The app is available in the Windows 10 app store and works seamlessly across PCs, Laptops, Smart Phones, and Surface Tablets running Windows10 OS. The app will soon be rolled out on other popular Microsoft devices and platforms like XBox, Surface Hub, and other devices through the Universal Windows Platform (UWP). Windows 10 has 400 million monthly active users globally who can now enjoy ALTBalaji’s original, exclusive and tailor-made shows on a variety of Windows devices.
Speaking on the announcement, Sunil Nair, COO of ALT Digital Media Entertainment Limited said, “By rolling out the Windows10 app, we have shown our commitment to our audience by making it easy for them to experience ALTBalaji on laptops as well as their regular smart phones. Features like multi-device continuous play will make it easy for users to watch our shows on their mobile phone w…

Vodafone launches Unlimited Plans for International Roaming

International Roaming has never been so convenient! Vodafone India now introduces a first-time-ever truly unlimited international roaming proposition for travelers to USA, UAE and Singapore in its popular international roaming pack, Vodafone i-RoamFREE. Customers who opt for this pack will not be charged a single additional rupee for calls and data while roaming in these 3 countries. 
In case you were wondering, this offer comes with zero riders or hidden costs. There is no cap on the number of calls or amount of high speed data that can be used. Also, calls include all incoming calls and outgoing calls anywhere in the world. This means customers traveling in USA can even make calls to Hong Kong at no extra charges! 
What’s more, this pack is available at very affordable price points with options at Rs 5,000 for 30-days, Rs. 3,500 for 10-days, Rs 2,500 for 7-days and just Rs. 500 for every 24-hours. Customers in need of International Roaming service can opt for the duration that best…

The Smart Cube launches Smart Fleet, giving fleet managers better supplier choices

The Smart Cube, an award-winning global analytics and research company, has launched Smart Fleet, a new product for fleet managers that will transform how they manage their fleets and engage with suppliers.
Businesses today typically use multiple fleet suppliers, all providing different reporting data, in diverse formats, with varying levels of accuracy. As a result, many fleet managers still use manual spreadsheets for their day-jobs, which can be unreliable and time-consuming to maintain and offer inflexible and limited reporting. Increasing expectations from senior executives for data to be presented in a visually appealing format puts further pressure on fleet managers.
For the first time, Smart Fleet enables a centralized view of a company’s vehicle fleet, irrespective of the number of suppliers and supports better decision making with comprehensive visualization, analysis and reporting tools. Hosted in the cloud, the platform draws together multiple data sources to provide a si…

YuppTV launches Freedocast Pro Device and Live Streaming Platform

One of the world’s largest internet-based TV and On-demand service provider for South Asian content, YuppTV, announced the launch of Freedocast Pro Device and Freedocast Live Streaming Platform. Providing end-to-end solutions for users to go LIVE instantly, anywhere anytime, the Pro Device & Live-Streaming platform also enables users to broadcast live videos on multiple platforms such as, Facebook and YouTube Live, Twitter/Periscope and others.

Paytm Mall sells 150,000 packets for Nestle Maggi Masalas of India in 2 days of launch

Paytm Mall announced it has sold more than 150,000 Maggi Masalas of India packets as customers rushed to the platform to buy the new variants of their favorite 2-minute instant noodles.
Nestle’s latest Maggi Masalas of India has brought 4 new exciting flavors - Amritsar Achari, Mumbaiya Chatak, Chennai Super and Bengali Jhaal. Customers can buy these unique noodles packs exclusively on Paytm and Paytm Mall.
Speaking on the announcement, Saurabh Vashistha, Vice President – Paytm Mall said, “We have sold out the first batch of 150,000 Maggi Masalas of India packets within 2 days of launch. There has been a great amount of excitement around these unique flavors from one of India's favorite brands and we have received a phenomenal response from customers across the country.”
Earlier this month, Nestle and Paytm launched an online contest where customers could search ‘Meri Maggi’ on Google and vote for their four most favorite flavors to be launched. The company received an overwhelmi…

Microsoft Announces India Winners of the 15th edition of Imagine Cup

Microsoft India announced the India winners of Imagine Cup 2017, after concluding the national finals held in New Delhi.  Now in its 15th edition, Imagine Cup continues to foster innovation among students in the country and enables them to transform their ambitions into reality. With the vision of a one-click AI-based online parenting solution that helps to keep children secure from cyber-bullying, Content Holmes (BITS Pilani) emerged as the winner among 27 finalist teams from across the country. The team will now represent India at the upcoming worldwide finals in July in Seattle, USA, to compete among global teams for a USD 100,000 prize.
Microsoft Imagine Cup continues to witness strong participation from India, as well as world over. This year, more than 15000 students registered from 1600 schools and colleges across the country. The winning teams showcased their innovative thinking, technical skills and ground-breaking solutions to address everyday challenges.
Congratulating the…

Red Hat opens new offices in Bengalore and Delhi

Red Hat, Inc.  announced the opening of two new offices in Bangalore and New Delhi. These offices mark the company’s continued commitment to enabling customer success with open hybrid cloud solutions in India.
With the opening of the new offices, Red Hat is expanding its footprint in India with a goal of supporting interest for open source solutions and services from customers and partners and further promoting the benefits open source solutions can offer enterprises in India. Red Hat now has six offices in India, including additional facilities in Bangalore and New Delhi, and offices in Mumbai and Pune.
Red Hat’s new Bangalore office is a 14,000 sq. ft. facility at Lavelle Road. It is designed to act as a training and enablement center for customers and partners. Through the new facility, which features a cafeteria, and space for networking, meetings, training and certification exams, and an indoor game zone, Red Hat aims to bring its open, collaborative culture to life. The additio…

Analog Devices expands GaN Power Amplifier Portfolio

Analog Devices announced a pair of high-performance gallium nitride (GaN) power amplifier (PA) modules which offer one of the highest power-density levels in their class, thus minimizing size and weight of the subsystem. The HMC7885 and HMC7748 broadband modules target applications operating between 2 GHz and 6 GHz, including test and measurement, communications, Traveling Wave Tube (TWT) replacement, military/aerospace surveillance and countermeasures, and radar. The fully integrated, all solid-state devices expand ADI's existing line of GaN-based PAs, and feature ease of use to accelerate prototyping and system design.
The HMC7885 is a 32-W, hermetically sealed, hybrid amplifier housed in a hermetic flange-mount package for high-reliability applications. This hybrid amplifier typically provides 21 dB of small-signal gain and 45 dBm of saturated RF-output power. The device draws 2.2 A of quiescent current from a 28-V dc supply. Both RF input and output are DC blocked and matched…

NOORSAT Adopts Telairity Encoders to Prepare for HD Programming

Telairity announced that Bahrain-based satellite service provider NOORSAT has deployed multiple Telairity BE8200 and BE8740 multi-channel HD encoders to meet their rapidly growing demand for HD channels.
Established in 2004, NOORSAT is one of the most prominent satellite service providers in the Arab World, transmitting over 350 TV and radio channels to over 50 million TV homes. The company provides effective solutions for large and small broadcasters at competitive prices via its extensive satellite capacity and modern ground infrastructure.
“As the market moves towards HD, we at NOORSAT are focusing our efforts on providing new HD services to our channel partners, both current and future, based on their needs,” said Marwan Al Tal, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at NOORSAT. “We are proud to be using Telairity technology for all our growing HD requirements.  Our decision to adopt Telairity encoders back in 2013 has already paid off in the upgrade of our earlier SD units to HD,…

Galaxy's Revenue Soars, Records 92% Growth in FY 16-17

Galaxy Office Automation announced that the company has achieved a whopping 92 percent growth in revenue in FY 2016-17. Backed by some significant deals in the BFSI sector, Galaxy's impressive topline growth is a result of its strong focus on emerging digital technologies and solutions business. The company's revenue now stands at INR 2.5billion.
"Last fiscal was another impressive year for Galaxy. We witnessed an unprecedented growth in our customer base and topline, which is testimonial of our ability to adapt to this ever-evolving market," said Mr Anoop Pai Dhungat, CMD of Galaxy Office Automation. "We are hopeful of sustaining this momentum in the current fiscal as we invest in new technologies and markets."
While BFSI contributed around 40 percent of the company's total revenue, Manufacturing, Automobile, IT-ITES and Transportation sectors too were critical to Galaxy's growth. Galaxy's clientele includes country's top nationalized bank…

L&T Technology Services wins Smart City & Campus project

L&T Technology Services Limited (NSE: LTTS), a leading global pure play engineering services provider, announced the development of Smart City & Campus solutions that will be used to develop a smart office campus in Israel for a leading technology company – a result of its expanded partnership with Microsoft.
The smart office campus being developed by the firms will use IoT- enabled sensors and predictive analytics. L&T Technology Services’ smart buildings         i- BEMS platform will provide energy saving technology and cloud-based asset management that complement Microsoft’s Digital User Experience design solutions. Used together, LTTS and Microsoft technologies can lower customer energy bills by up to 40 percent, provide ‘Net-Zero’ energy generation management, and extend the asset life for cities, campuses and buildings.
The multi-year project was awarded shortly after LTTS and Microsoft expanded their existing partnership for Smart City, Campus & Building (SCCB)…

Siemon introduces Base 8 Plug and Play System in Indian Market

Siemon announced an expansion to its existing line of Lighthouse Advanced Fiber Cabling Solutions. It is the introduction of a comprehensive Base 8 Plug and Play System consisting of fiber enclosures, modules, adapters, assemblies and jumpers for the Indian Market.
Currently, multimode fiber applications i.e. 40 Gb/s (40GBASE-SR4) and 100 Gb/s (100GBASE-SR4) are deployed for backbone switch-to-switch links in the data center. These are based on 8 optical fibers with 4 fibers transmitting and 4 receiving at either 10 Gb/s or 25 Gb/s. When using 12-fiber MPO/MTP solutions for these 8-fiber applications, 33 percent of the optical fiber goes unused. While conversion cords or modules can be used to enable 100% fiber utilization, these solutions add additional cost and complexity. Furthermore, conversion modules add increased insertion loss, which can significantly limit flexibility when deploying fiber links.
 Siemon’s new Base 8 Plug and Play System enables 100% fiber utilization and eli…