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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…

Gaana turns social for a better musical experience - “Share Music, Share happiness"

Listening to Gaana is no longer a solitary pursuit, limited to one’s headphones, car or room… with Gaana Social, users can share their music with anyone, anywhere, anytime - spreading the joy that only music can bring.
When a listener hears a song that sets her pulse racing - she wants to share it with her gang, friends and family immediately. The new Gaana Social feature lets her do just that. Users can share their favorite playlists, see what their friends are listening to, follow favorite artists and top trends - creating deep social connections.
Prashan Agarwal, COO,, said “We spent a lot of time in understanding how our users listen to music and found that they had a deep emotional desire to share their music with their friends and family in a seamless experience..Gaana Social does just that for its users, developing deeper social connections and creating content virality”.
Gaana Social will enable users to maintain social media connections, when logged in from Faceboo…

Trend Micro Detects Xavier Android Malware in 800 Mobile Apps Downloaded from Play Store

Trend Micro discovered a Trojan Android Malware called Xavier that steals and leaks a user’s information silently. Xavier’s impact has been widespread. Based on data from Trend Micro Mobile App Reputation Service, Trend Micro detected more than 800 applications embedded with Xavier have been downloaded millions of times from Google Play Store. These applications range from utility apps such as photo manipulators to wallpaper and ringtone changers. Trend Micro also provides multilayered mobile security solutions to protect users from this threat.
Trend Micro found that Xavier comes with some notable features that differentiate it from the other malwares. First, it comes with an embedded malicious behaviour that downloads codes from a remote server, then loads and executes it. Second, it goes to great lengths to protect itself from being detected through the use of methods such as String encryption, Internet data encryption, and emulator detection.
Xavier’s stealing and leaking capabil…

Airtel launches *121# Digital Care for Prepaid Customers in Hindi and 10 regional languages

Bharti Airtel announced the launch of *121# Digital Care platform in Hindi and10 more regional languages - Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bangla, Oriya and Assamese. This makes the Digital Care platform much more accessible for millions of Airtel prepaid mobile customers across the country. This is yet another industry first from Airtel to empower customers and deliver best-in-class service experience.  
*121# Digital Care is a quick and easy to use platform for Airtel prepaid customers to get basic information like balance amount/recharge validity/ details of last few transactions etc. In addition, information relating to ongoing offers can be accessed via this platform and customers can also activate/deactivate value added services on their own.       Customers simply need to dial *121# from their mobile phones and access an easy to navigate menu on their mobile screens to get their account related information in a matter of seconds. No need to wait …

Tata Docomo Business Services bags CII Award for Customer Obsession 2016

Tata Docomo Business Services (TDBS) received the CII Award for Customer Obsession 2016, in the Services segment for Large Business Organization.
CII Customer Obsession Award recognizes businesses that demonstrate highest level of commitment towards their customers by following a ‘customer first’ approach and continuously promote customer-centric culture across their value chain.
Speaking on the recognition, Mr. Prateek Pashine, President - Enterprise Business, Tata Docomo Business Services, said “We are thrilled to receive this award from CII. The award drives us to do more, anticipate our customers’ requirements earlier and better. We believe the journey of excellence is a continuous one and commit ourselves to put in all our energies to simplify customers’ lives, enable them to be more productive, competitive and ‘Do Big’ in their business.”
Tata Docomo Business Services (TDBS) is an acknowledged leader in the Enterprise space providing integrated voice, data and managed services …

Paytm Movies expects Tubelight to be one of the highest grossers of 2017

Paytm Movies, an online ticketing platform is gearing up for one of the year’s most awaited movies - Tubelight. The company expects the movie to be one of the highest grossers of 2017 and has launched advance bookings across India.
Paytm Movies is the official 'Ticketing Partner' of Tubelight and Salman Khan Films. Consumers can buy movie vouchers that can be redeemed while booking tickets; select movie-goers will get an opportunity for an exclusive meet-and-greet with Salman Khan and digital autographed posters and merchandise.
Salman’s 2017 emotional potboiler has garnered much enthusiasm since the trailer released on May 25. It has revealed the movie to be about brotherhood, with the power of love and faith in one's loved ones as the central theme. Given Salman Khan’s track record as a box office mammoth and the runaway success of Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Paytm Movies is expecting of Salman and Kabir after Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Ek Tha Tiger to make it to the list of the top-…

Top 100 Vendors in IT Worldwide

Gartner, Inc. has unveiled the top global 100 vendors in IT in 2016 based on their revenue across IT (excluding communication services) and component market segments.

In the Gartner Global Top 100: IT vendors, Apple was the largest vendor with more than $218 billion in IT revenue — approximately $79 billion larger than the No. 2 vendor, Samsung Vendor Group (see Table 1). Gartner analysts presented these findings during the Gartner Tech Growth & Innovation Conference, which is taking place in Huntington Beach, California until Wednesday.

For the first time, Gartner has published a ranking of the top 100 largest tech companies in the world based on estimates for their revenue across IT (excluding communication services) and component market segments. Technology business leaders can use the Gartner Global Top 100: IT to benchmark competitive performance against a shift from the Nexus of Forces (the convergence of social, mobility, cloud and information that drive new business scena…

Virat Kohli’s Signature Edition Gionee A1 exclusively launched on Amazon at INR 19,999

Gionee stays committed to provide every citizen of #Selfiestan with reasons to rejoice by announcing the Virat’s Signature Edition Gionee A1 exclusively on Amazon. This limited release smartphone is a prized memorabilia for all fans of the Indian captain.
In order to build advanced consumer connect  and celebrate its  first flagship of the year with the end consumer, the company decided to launch this exclusive edition that would be inscribed with Gionee’s brand ambassador and Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s signature at the back. The device will be exclusively available on Amazon starting 12 PM on 27th June and can be pre-booked on the website starting today. Customers who pre-order the device will get Sennheiser Head phones and can avail other exciting offers.
Gionee, the smartphone manufacturer has been betting big on its customer connect through mediums of Bollywood and Cricket - commonly known as the two religions of India. Along with its existing relationship with Indian cricketer…

82% of Reliance Jio connections are used as a secondary SIM: Study

Velocity MR a new age market research agency, unveiled their latest study report conducted among mobile users in the country. The study was conducted among 2000 + respondents to understand user sentiment and their views about competition in this volatile market segment.
The study was conducted across the cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Pune and Ahmedabad, Kochi through an online Panel Poll of respondents in the age group of 18 to 45 with a male to female split of 70:30.
There is a lot of consolidation in the extremely competitive mobile communication industry in India. Airtel is acquiring Telenor; Vodafone and Idea are merging; Reliance, Aircel, MTS are heading towards talks of merger; Tata Docomo is also likely to join in a merger; BSNL and MTNL are also likely to merge. Set against this backdrop in a country with an estimated 1.18 billion mobile subscribers according to Trai, this sector is probably the most talked about. Reliance Jio threw its hat into the …

Increasing Internet and Smartphone Penetration to Foster Future Growth of Indonesia On-Demand Services Market

The On-Demand Economy is defined as an economic activity created by technology companies that fulfill consumer demand through the immediate provisioning of goods and services. The rising number of individuals making everyday purchases through smartphones will drive the revenue of the on-demand services market in the country. On-demand service providers are faced with many challenges in this market, the most crucial constraint being thin margins. Given their business model and substantial labor needs, reducing margins translates to less profit per transaction. For on-demand service providers, profitability requires significant growth in scale of operations in densely populated areas.
Another important element that on-demand companies need to address to stay ahead of the competition is effective communication. When a customer expects services to be rendered in a fast manner, on-demand companies can’t afford to keep them waiting. In addition, on-demand services must be near users, as pr…

True Balance introduces ‘One-click Recharge’ to make phone bill payments easier

True Balance has introduced a welcomed addition of ‘One-click Recharge’ feature to facilitate easy phone bill payments through its platform.
Now, with ‘One-click Recharge’, users can not only process their remaining balance but can also recharge easily with the click of a button.  The new feature addition is aimed towards easing the complicated phone bill system in India by empowering customers with a strong advantage of recharging with just one click. Moreover the app has also made tracking data usage more convenient as users don’t have to dial the USSD code on the dial pad physically.
Launched in 2014, True Balance has been providing various features around managing phone bills to pre paid users in India and allows users to know how much data has been consumed, how much money is left and how many days for the next recharge with just a swipe. The platform further enhances the experience with features like ‘right time alarm’ which allows users to set their alarm limit and automatical…

Data traffic per smartphone user in India to reach 11 gb per month by 2022

Ericsson released Ericsson Mobility Report 2017, India Annexure, which shows key trends and forecasts on mobile traffic, subscriptions, consumer behavior and technology uptake in  India. As per the report, the data traffic per Smartphone user in India will grow to 11 GB per month by 2022 while the total mobile data traffic in India is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 40 percent, reaching almost 8 Exabytes of data per month compared to around 1 EB of data consumption by the end of 2016. This massive growth in data traffic is fueled by fast-paced smartphone adoption, changing user behavior and disruptive pricing strategies of operators. Increased distribution and consumption of video and multimedia services as well as the growth in mobile banking transactions and digital payments are also fueling the data traffic in the country. By the Year 2022 , 97 per cent  of mobile data traffic will be smartphone traffic .
Increasingly, data is generating far more traffic than voice calls. The…

Palo Alto Networks launches Cloud Security Service for Remote Locations and Mobile Users

Palo Alto Networks announced GlobalProtect cloud service, a new offering that provides the Palo Alto Networks next-generation security infrastructure as a cloud-based service for remote offices and mobile users. 
The new Palo Alto Networks GlobalProtect cloud service will enable customers to utilize the preventive capabilities of the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform, including application visibility and control, Threat Prevention, URL Filtering, and WildFire™ threat analysis service, to secure remote networks and mobile users. With this new service, widely distributed organizations can improve security while reducing the complexity of managing costly, time-consuming and cumbersome global deployments.
The ever-growing population of mobile users, a distributed workforce and cloud applications are forcing organizations to evolve their cybersecurity infrastructure, which has traditionally focused on securing the corporate network. To extend security to remote networks…

All India ITR launches Income tax e-filing Mobile App for Android and IOS

All India ITR, a government authorised e-filing website, has launched a mobile application today to make the process of income tax e-filing simple, fast and less stressful.
With the introduction of the new mobile app, the company adds a new dimension to the convenience quotient of the Indian consumer by providing step by step guidance on taxes to everyone, from a first time taxpayer to a businessman. Using this application, taxpayers can find out their refund or demand status without having to go through any tax professional.
“The tax-filing industry is more technology driven than ever before, and most taxpayers want an easy-to-use option that is both secure and affordable,” said Vikas Dahiya, Founder and Director of All India ITR. "With tax filing gaining momentum, we are very excited about the mobile app as it is going to offer a robust platform for self-directed tax preparation without paying a huge sum to experts.”
The All India ITR mobile app with its user-friendly interfac…

Over 200,000 registrations received for Nubia Z17 Mini

Nubia Z17 Mini was launched in India today exclusively on Amazon. The phone received 200,000 registrations from fans across India. A vast majority of interest was reported from Southern states viz (Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Karnataka).
The phenomenal interest reflects growing popularity of Nubia’s products in India, said Eric Hu - Country Manager, Nubia India. The Z17 Mini carries forward Nubia’s legacy of smart and stylish phones in India that offer best in class photography experience. The midrange flagship is a true dual lens smartphone and it comes equipped two 13 MP cameras at its rear and a 16 MP front camera.
The Nubia Z17 mini is a performance powerhouse and its 64 Bit, Octa-Core Qualcomm snapdragon 652 processor supported by 4 GB RAM and a 64 GB ROM which delivers a 2 day battery backup. The Z17 Mini is the most photography friendly product, made available in India till date by Nubia.
Nubia Z17 mini has a stunning 5.2-inch Full-HD screen and is 7.45mm slim. Its …

School dropout builds blood donation app to help people in distress

Meet Kiran Verma, a common man from Delhi who have created World’s First Virtual Blood Donation Platform called "Simply Blood". 
Simply Blood, a social startup by Kiran Verma connects a person who needs blood directly with a blood donor, making the process transparent. 
The school dropout turned founder has taken it upon himself to ensure that nobody who needs blood suffers, while people who want to donate blood need not worry about misuse.
As Kiran claims on the fundraiser page, Simply Blood since its release of the android app on 29 January 2017 with a humble aim to save 100 potential lives in 2017, in less than 4 months has saved more than “700 potential lives at ‘NO COST’ to receiver or blood donor.”
"Following the motive of the app, we taking the blood from a blood donor without any need, but we are connecting a blood donor with the needy directly without any middlemen" he said.

FootPrynt , an App for Influencer Marketing is Launched

Mumbai based startup; footprynt provides a platform to influencers & brands. On Monday it has announced the nationwide launch of its app for influencer marketing called footpyrnt. In this competitive scenario, the app aims to bridges the gap between the influencers & the brand.
footprynt is an influencer identification app which connects brands and influencers. Currently, the app is available for both the Android & iOS platform. The app analyses a social media user’s activity & then connects the user to various brands.
It caters to two platforms namely, twitter & facebook to bridge the gap. footprynt doesn’t work with so-called influencers(high followers) they work with evangelists (greater engagement) finding the right mix for us. The reports were a key to us, their dashboard is like none seen by us, and we have seen many.’
Within a span of six months since the inception of the company, the app has over 10000+ logins and identifying over 2000 influencers across T…

Paytm Mall appoints Amit Sinha as its Chief Operating Officer

Paytm Mall has announced the appointment of Amit Sinha as the Chief Operating Officer (COO).  He will be responsible for overall operations of Paytm Mall and expanding the team to ensure customers have access to the widest assortment of products across categories, delivered quickly through an efficient and optimised partner logistics network. Amit has served in several key business roles in Paytm and helped implement critical business, HR and financial processes for the company.
Speaking on the announcement, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder & CEO - Paytm said, “At Paytm Mall, we are addressing a unique opportunity of giving small businesses and retailers access to mobile internet technology to address India's large mobile consumer base. Amit's experience in building various businesses since their inception makes him our best choice to lead our commerce business.”
Amit Sinha, COO - Paytm Mall said, “Our goal is to build the country’s largest platform that enables trusted part…

Top five platforms to Build A Mobile App With No Tech Skills

The future of enterprise tech lies in apps -- largely mobile apps that deliver the same functions across virtually every platform for mobile devices, desktops and online. Small business owners are unable to fathom the magnitude of impact and traction an app can bring to their businesses and do not even have the technical skills to have it in place. 
No longer do they need to be some elite programmer in order to have a viable business app. But you do need some understanding of the app creation process and willingness to work and spend.
Here are the 'Top Five platforms to Build A Mobile App With No Tech Skills': is a built for success cloud based DIY platform which makes it simple for everyone to create instant, affordable, intuitive, and stunning, professional mobile applications with Unlimited customization, unlimited updates, and no coding skills needed to get your business online on mobile. With Instappy, one can build, launch and publish the app on…

iVOOMi Plans to Invest 250 Cr. in India for R & D centre and Product Development

After launching its first series of Smartphones, a Chinese electronics OEM / ODM major, iVOOMi announces its investment of Rs. 250 cr. in order to further strengthen its niche in the Entry level Smartphones segment in the Indian market. The company focuses on strengthening its foothold in the market through strategic alliances with technology and retail giants.
The investment will be planned in two phases. In its foremost phase, the company will be investing in futuristic technologies to bring advanced products at an affordable price & will also focus on setting up its manufacturing capacity in India. The company also plans to invest in order to propel its online retail penetration across Tier - 2, 3, 4 towns in India through a series of strategic association with retail partners.   
Mr. Ashwin Bhandari, CEO said, “We are glad to announce our investment plans for the highly competitive Indian market. With the significantly rising penetration of the iVOOMi smartphones, our mission…