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Paytm Mall claims to empower over 1,000 Car and Bike Dealers by digitizing catalogues

Paytm Mall is contributing towards the growth of automobile dealers by bringing their offerings online. This has enabled over a thousand dealerships across the country to reach a wider set of customers. Dealers have also embraced the Paytm Mall QR code as a powerful medium to drive sales leads without the need of managing a large inventory. This has seen the Mall QR Code emerging as an impactful marketing tool to measure conversions and transaction for all local promotional activities. 
Automobile dealers selling vehicles of Suzuki, Mahindra, Honda and Yamaha use Paytm Mall QR Codes in print advertisements, outdoor installations or BTL marketing materials to drive sales or test-drive leads. This solution has helped brands drive higher sales and ensure perfect synchronization between their online and offline promotions while allowing consumers to book their favorite vehicles at the most attractive prices.
Amit Sinha, Chief Operating Officer - Paytm Mall said, “Paytm Mall’s two-wheeler…

Krishnapatnam becomes the first port to go paperless with “e-Xpressway”

Krishnapatnam Port, one of the country’s largest all-weather; deep water port on the east-coast of India today announced that it is all set to go paperless by implementing “e-Xpressway” for its container operations.
A first-of-its-kind cloud based electronic platform; e-Xpressway has been developed by Gateway Media, a knowledge management company which is into publication, conferences and market research for the last one decade in the shipping industry to speedup container terminal operations by digitizing the end-to-end documentation processes related to containers. It provides a first-of-its-kind service by digitizing the end-to-end documentation processes involving all the stakeholders of the maritime trade - Vessel operators, container operators, Terminal, CHA, Freight Forwarder, CFS, Transporter, Empty yards, etc, for export and import containers moving by both road or by rail.
According to a research, while the shipping industry has an excellent infrastructure for smooth moveme…

Canon imagePRESS C10000VP installed in Allahabad

Designed to elevate quality, productivity and consistency, Canon’s first 100ppm colour digital press, imagePRESS C10000VP was installed at Allahabad today. The machine is installed at M/s Classic Printers, renowned printing organization in the city. The production print facility was inaugurated by Mr. Puneet Datta, Director, Canon India.
Superior quality, productivity and efficiency of Canon products, have always reaffirmed the customer’s credibility in them. Canon imagePress C10000VP since its launch has been a differentiator in the digital press segment, addressing the evolving demands of the professional printing space. Post installing the Canon imagePRESS C10000VP, customers across the country have witnessed close to 40% rise in their revenues which proves the profitable business model this press brings to the printers.
Sharing his thoughts at the second installation of the machine in Uttar Pradesh, Mr. Puneet Datta, Director, Professional Printing Products (PPP), Canon India sai…

UDO establishes footprints in Malaysia, partners with Digital Edu

In a prolific move to capture the attention of foreign markets, while surging on with its expansion plan, UDO, mobile app which helps people get connected to their Udo buddy and seek expert advice related to any problems he or she is going through, and also provides M-employment opportunities as experts, has successfully launched its platform in Malaysia. To facilitate this extension, they have partnered with Digital Edu, a program launched by the Honourable Deputy Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Abu Bakar Muhammad.
In the coming months, UDO will conduct an extensive market research, initiating their pre-registration process in a swift fashion. While the association was announced at public forums on 21st May, 2017, they will be launching in September 2017 with their Android and IOS versions. The event was graced with the esteemed presence of Mr.Wemel Cumavoo, CEO Digital Edu, and Mr Repin Ibrahim, Former COO, Malaysian Open Univeristy. The Deputy Minister had com…

Indus OS Partners with Digital Turbine to Monetize 1 Billion Smartphone Users in Emerging Markets

Digital Turbine announced a multiyear agreement with Indus OS, the second-most popular smartphone platform in India, surpassing Apple's iOS. Indus OS is currently available on eight million smartphones across 80 smartphone models, and aims to add 100 million users by 2020. Currently live, Indus OS launched Digital Turbine’s Ignite platform to power its mobile app campaigns mid May 2017.
India is the world's fastest growing smartphone market, with an estimated 125 million smartphones expected to be sold in India in 2017. Further, over the next three years, it is estimated that 500 million people in India will transition to smartphones, and an overwhelming majority of these people will be users who don't understand English. Indus OS is built ground-up to meet the local market needs and currently supports 12 major languages. It currently has partnerships with 8 major Indian OEMs and has made giant strides in its vision is to help connect a billion smartphone users in emergin…

EY launches DigiGST, a tax automation tool for GST, hosted on Microsoft Azure

EY announced the launch of DigiGST, its integrated GSP-ASP solution that provides organisations with end-to-end GST compliance support. DigiGST is hosted on the highly secure Microsoft Azure platform and combines EY’s tax domain expertise, technology capabilities and deep Sector knowledge.
“The launch of GST is perhaps India’s most significant and complex economic reform the largest yet most complex change in the world and technology will play a critical role in this transformation journey. DigiGST combines our tax knowledge and technology expertise in a way that it adds value to businesses, helping them fully realise the benefits of GST while meeting compliance requirements in the most digital or user-friendly way”, says Rajiv Memani, Chairman, EY India and Chairman, Global Emerging Markets Committee, EY.
The GST Network (GSTN) will be the technology backbone of the new GST regime and it is estimated that over 8 million taxpayers will upload in excess of 3 billion invoices in a mont…

Microsoft hosts its first-ever Accessibility Summit in India : #ThinkAccessAbility

Microsoft India hosted its first-ever Accessibility Summit (#ThinkAccessAbility) in the country to enhance technology access for people with disabilities. The summit aimed at demonstrating the business value of accessible technology for organizations, the need for a collaborative effort as well as assessing policy’s role in creating an accessible India. The summit brought together leaders from the government, non-profit organizations, filmmakers, entrepreneurs and budding technologists to present their views and best practices around accessibility and technology’s potential in aiding inclusion.
Shri Navreet Kang, Secretary, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India said, “We believe that inclusion of persons with disabilities is imperative for India’s growth. It is therefore, critical that we empower them with equal access and opportunity. We look forward to public-private partnerships that can enable bette… acquires to foray into Supply Chain Financing, one of digital lending platforms, has acquired Mumbai-based supply chain financing platform, for an undisclosed sum to strengthen its supply chain financing vertical., a fintech startup, enables SME buyers to procure goods / services on credit while ensuring the sellers get their money upfront, thereby eliminating credit risk and enabling instant liquidity. 
“The acquisition strengthens our position to serve the deeply underserved supply chain market for the SME eco-system” said Deepak Jain, co-founder at As a part of the deal, Venkatesh Viswanathan, co-founder at CreditPeriod and former financial forensics professional, will be joining the FlexiLoans.comteam and drive the supply chain finance initiatives. caters to the working capital needs of unserved and underserved small and medium businesses across the country.  In less than a year, the startup has disbursed loans in over 70 citie…

Gemalto empowers smartphone-based digital vehicle key

Gemalto is providing its Trusted Services Hub (TSH) to support Daimler AG's new smartphone-based 'digital vehicle key' for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class range. The premium car maker's innovative solution gives drivers the freedom to lock/unlock and start their vehicles using nothing more than an NFC smartphone. Gemalto's TSH enables seamless and secure over-the-air deployment of the digital keys to any type of phone that supports the solution.
With the key safely downloaded to a secure element* via Gemalto's TSH, drivers can lock/unlock their cars by simply placing the smartphone against the door handle. The engine can also be turned on with the phone in the charging tray of the dashboard and pressing the start button. Capable of operating even if the phone battery** is drained, the need to carry a conventional key is eliminated.
As an integral part of the 'Mercedes me connect' program, the digital vehicle key will connect seamlessly with services that mee…

Dell EMC Launches Innovations to Help Customers Realize Digital Goals

Dell EMC announces a wave of new modern data center innovations, each serving a specific and meaningful role toward helping customers realize their goals for digital transformation.
Digital transformation will change fundamentally how every business in every industry is built and operated, and how it interfaces with customers. The unprecedented amounts of users, applications and data volumes will simply break traditional infrastructure. To succeed in this new digital world, companies will require an IT transformation. Today’s new announcements from Dell EMC help customers along this path by basing their IT on a modern architecture as the foundation for a hybrid cloud. Today’s announcements also make it easier for companies to buy from Dell EMC through the adoption of a cloud-like pricing model. Customers can scale up or scale down their environments, only paying for what they use at the component level, or at the data center level.  
Companies behind the IT transformation curve are t…

Government of Jharkhand and Oracle Sign MoU to Drive Digital Transformation

The Government of Jharkhand and Oracle signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) intended to improve citizen services and make Jharkhand an attractive destination for start-ups. The MoU was signed by Shri Sunil Kr Barnwal, Secretary, IT & e-Governance, of Jharkhand and Shri Shailender Kumar, Regional Managing Director of Oracle India, in the presence of the Honourable Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Shri Raghubar Das and Oracle CEO Safra Catz at Oracle OpenWorld in New Delhi.
Oracle will offer its support to the state through its vast portfolio of technology solutions, including Oracle Cloud - which are already powering a large number of governments globally. These solutions cater to the growing requirements and expectations of citizens, businesses and government departments for smarter, transparent and efficient governance within the state of Jharkhand.
As part of the MoU, the Government of Jharkhand and Oracle will jointly explore and identify areas in which Oracle’s latest cloud…

Digital Resilience: A Better Way to Cyber Security

By: Ray Rothrock, Chairman & CEO, RedSeal
Who says prevention is better than cure? Since the advent of networks and hacking, prevention, coupled with detection, has been the primary cyber strategy to counter cyberattacks. But, with the exponential increase in the pace and complexity of digital connections, and sophistication of the attackers, this approach is falling short as the recent Shamoon attacks in KSA so clearly demonstrated.
Clearly, we need more and better prevention. But, here’s the cold, hard truth: It’s not a question of if your organization will suffer a security breach but when - no matter how good your prevention is. Cyber-attacks are now so advanced that, should a hacker’s attention turn to your company, the attack will almost certainly succeed in getting inside your network.  Your mission should be to shut the attacker down - and fast.
You must be able to keep operating and stay productive even while fending off a cyberattack or fixing a vulnerability.  A new cyb…

Spending on Consumer Video Media Services to Reach $314 Billion in 2017

Global spending on consumer video media services will total $314 billion in 2017, a 4.2 percent increase from 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. Pay-TV services is the largest spending segment and is on pace to represent 90 percent of the total market, totaling $282 million in 2017 (see Table 1).
In 2017, emerging Asia/Pacific (20.8 percent) and Middle East and North Africa (17.4 percent) are forecast to record the highest growth in end-user spending on consumer video media services.
Earlier this year, China Mobile began offering its pay-TV service free of charge to its premium subscribers for the first two years of a new contract. "This will lead to an influx of new subscribers in the pay-TV marketplace. However, it will also bolster price competitiveness and put negative pressures on the average revenue per user (ARPU) of the overall pay-TV market," said Fernando Elizalde, principal research analyst at Gartner.
Moreover, internet-delivered linear TV services have already la…

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.

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…

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 ·       …

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…

Udacity Partners with MapmyIndia to Strengthen the Self Driving Ecosystem in the country!

India is a huge market when it comes to self driving cars and automation. In order to promote innovation and research in the spectrum of vehicular engineering, the Indian government has proposed an amendment to the motor vehicles act, which when passed will permit testing of self driving cars on Indian roads. This clearly shows that both the public and private sector are equally excited about this new disruption and therefore this opens up a plethora of opportunities for self driving car engineers within the country.

Future Group’s Retail Light Techniques deploys WorkApps

Retail Light Techniques India Ltd., a Future Group Venture, has implemented WorkApps Enterprise Collaboration for team.  A leader in lighting solutions, RLT has lit up over 40 Million sq. ft. across the country, including some noteworthy installations outside India.