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Saturday, 20 December 2014

The Bengaluru Football Club Mobile App

Bengaluru Football Club (aka BFC) that caught the imagination of Football loving crowd not only in Bangalore but in India after winning I-League in their 1st appearance has got a new technical partner in SAP Labs India. SAP Labs, the giant in IT space has created a new state of the art mobile application especially for BFC and its fans. This new app will be available both for Android and IPhone user fans from 19th January along with the launch of I-League 2.

SAP Labs members along with BFC members

This new multi-featured app is card based content sharing app and has smooth navigation among different screens. This app is totally dedicated for fans with features such as real-time BFC news updates related with match schedules, score updates and other related information that fans need to know. Through this App Users can create BFC fan events and attend events created by other BFC fans and it will help in enticing new people to join BFC fan club. With a new and unique feature called Swarm, the users will have access to real time visualization of fans coverage during BFC matches and other BFC events including match day hangouts in Arbor Brewing Pub. Apart from these features, users will also have “Share-a Ride” feature that will connect fans in doing carpooling and other ride shares during BFC matches.

BFC App SnapShot

During the event from BFC group present were Coach of BFC Ashley Westwood, Captain of BFC Sunil Chhetri and COO of BFC. Mustafa Ghouse, who said “As a club based in India’s technology capital and aiming to be the best in Asia, we are constantly researching new and emerging ways to provide our fans with opportunities to connect with Bengaluru FC. Partnering with SAP, which provides innovative software solutions, will only deepen the connect and engagement that we wish to have with our growing fan-base.”

Coach Ashley Westwood and Captain Sunil Chhetri 

During the event Dilipkumar Khandelwal, MD, SAP Labs India, EVP & Head of Suite Engineering, Products and Innovation. Shared his thoughts and said  “SAP is transforming the sports and entertainment industry across the world through new technologies and platforms. In this instance, our technology is enabling Bengaluru FC to deliver a consistent and engaging fan experience.”

As SAP has worked with many big giants of sports like the German Football Association, The InternationalCricket Council (ICC), TSG 1899Hoffenheim, the Women’s TennisAssociation, the National Football League (NFL), the National Basketball Association (NBA), and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) , being a BFC fan I think this is going to be a be a great association not only for Bengaluru football club but also for BFC fans.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

The MOMOE App

Here is the new way to pay when you visit a pub or restaurant or grocery store, yes MOMOE it is. This app has been launched recently and has got very positive response from users.  After using it I can feel the smoothness and user friendliness of this app. Once you have this app, you no need to carry the Cash and cards with you for restaurants and pubs. This app can be downloaded for free from Google Play store and one can register on it with mail id and mobile number. When you install this app for 1st time they are providing you different promotional offers and discounts 

This app uses user’s location to suggest nearby restaurants and pubs and other retail stores and in which place this app can be used as it needs compatibly/partnership with those restaurants and retail stores also. Once you get in to that place, after serving your order, the counter person will use your mobile number to send you bill through this app, the total bill will contain all details along with the applied taxes and keeps getting refreshed as long as you are ordering. Once you are done you can share the bill with people you want to simply by using their phone number, with each new member getting added the bill keep getting divided and refreshed, only prerequisite is that the person need to have the app and need to accept your bill sharing request for this. Now each person can pay their share of bill separately by adding their card details. These card details are required only once and get saved for future use.






The dynamic update and bill sharing through this app makes it different from other apps of same category. You can find more about it on this app’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MomoeApp

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Meet Cricketer's Chef GoGo

Being a cricket fanatic we Indians know so much about Cricket ,players, Stats and all stuffs related with Cricket. We even watch Test Cricket ball by ball when we are free . We follow all cricketers on twitter, retweet / favorite their tweets, but I am sure many of us still don’t know about this Gentleman called Gogo. He has no relationship with Cricket but with Cricketers and that is “Relationship of food “.

Gogo  Govardhan  is Originally a Chennian ,walked out of Engineering college to join Hotel Management , moved to Japan and now based in Australia and runs a restaurant called Madras Curry House. He is one of the most favorite cook of Sachin Tendulkar and many Indian players, not only Indian team even Australian team comes to his restaurant for Eat out quite often. In last 10 years He has served almost all teams that have visited Australia for Cricket. Sometimes he use to travel with Indian team in their tour matches to different cities. Govardhan famously air-freighted 200 of his Indian spiced chops to Mumbai in 2004 for a private party for Sachin Tendulkar.


During a highly controversial Indian tour to Australia when the Monkey Gate incident happened, both teams unknowingly landed up in Gogo’s restaurant, then Justin Langer was the person to help Gogo in how to manage the situation and temporary partition was created in restaurant to make separate space for both teams. Even after the so much hype of issue both team were having same liking, at least for Food.


He has got memorable gifts from so many cricketers who have visited Madras Curry House in last more than 10 years. Gogo has been personally rewarded by almost all world Class cricketers who had food there. Gloves from Sachin Tendulkar, Match ball from Anil Kumble when he took 600th Wicket, last match captain cap from Wasim Akram, Signature book from Steve Waugh saying "Thanks Gogo for the best lamb shanks.".


Ending on Foodie thought as George Bernard Shaw has said "There is no sincerer love than the love of food".

Friday, 21 November 2014

Bangalore Veg Food Joints

I have been in Bangalore for almost 3+ years and have been to many restaurants and hotels thanks to different Social Media events, but when it comes to pure food I have liked very few and as I am pure veggie, options gets reduced by big margin. So here are some of my regular visit places for Veg Food in Bangalore.  

Mast Kalandar Mast Kalandar is chain of North Indian Veg restaurants in Bangalore and in some other cities. It offers only Veg North Indian food and snacks. It ranges from Punjabi Foods like Pindi Chole- bature to foods from other Northern parts of India, Must try are Curry like Kadhai Paneer , Naan and Different type of Parathas.In beverage you will find Lassi and Masala Chaach (probably best in Bangalore) and Juice items. In Snacks you can try nice variety of Chaat items.  



Grameen : Grameen is located in Raheja Arcade near Forum Mall in Koramangala. Grameen is a Hindi word and it means Villager. The ambience when you sit here is exactly like you get to feel in your villages. Again it's Veg restaurant and North Indian food here is really nice. The way they serve food , utensils they use and decoration inside restaurant is just so peaceful and I am sure you are not going to miss your village once you go inside . You can try with a special Thali first if you are not sure about what to eat.


Ghar Ka Khana :  Ghar ka Khana is one of my favorite as it is one of the cheapest Veg food hub for North Indians. It has 2 branches in Bangalore. The food here totally justifies the name and that is why even without advertisement they are doing pretty good. Here you will find Basic North Indian food that you get in your homes and probably with same flavor. The Chapati, the Daal, The Curry all tastes likes made in home. They have unique Buffet options at as less as 100 Rs. They also provide different Parathas. If you want to eat simple and yet Tasty food at a reasonable price, try it once for sure. 



PS : I havn't been paid to mention any of these :) 

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Mixradio announces next generation of music personalization

On 5th November in Mumbai, MixRadio, the world’s simplest music streaming service, has launched a new natively built recommendation engine, developed specifically to best deliver it’s one touch ‘Play Me’ personalized radio experience for a global audience.

The new engine curates a greater breadth of music in a more highly personalized way than ever before. It uses billions of data points from millions of consumers around the world, and uses them to deliver a completely relevant and unique listening experience. Listeners are delivered tracks from deeper into the catalogs of the artists they love, facilitating rediscovery of forgotten favorites alongside discovery of new artists. The new engine evolves the ‘Play Me’ feature of MixRadio to be an even more personal, even more effortless experience.

Jyrki Rosenberg, Head of MixRadio, comments “The challenge our development team have faced is curating overwhelming large catalog of music, 34 million tracks, for a single listener in a way which is completely relevant and personal. Our promise to listeners is to provide their own personal radio station at the touch of a single button, and the new engine lets us truly deliver on that promise”.


The new engine has been in development and evolution since 2010, MixRadio has been moving listeners to the new recommendation engine over the past months, completing the shift today. Initial reports show the new engine is improving retention and engagement with the service.



Melissa Price, Senior Product Manager from MixRadio adds “As a global music streaming company, it is important that this improved experience shared by everyone across the 31 countries where we operate. Our new recommendation engine has been developed to make the Play Me experience work perfectly on an international stage, spanning a truly global catalog of music. We have been collecting metadata for over a decade for the millions of tracks in our catalog, giving every track an in depth local relevance and context. We have years of experience in interpreting the data this provides, we have deep understanding of our markets and can make data driven decisions and improvements quickly, constantly improving the experience for the listener”.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Lukup Launches India's First Fully On-Demand Television Service

On 15th October 2014 in Bangalore Lukup Media today announced the launch of India's first on demand TV service powered by a revolutionary connected device- the Lukup Player. Poised to offer a first-of-its kind experience to consumers, the service aims to transform conventional TV viewing for Indian audiences.
The Lukup TV service aims to deliver a large number of TV channels in addition to those available on cable and DTH platforms. These additional TV channels will have content from multiple genres including movies, shows, lifestyle and sports. Using the Lukup Player, users will also be able to stream content on more than one screen or device – TV screens, tablets, mobile phones, wireless speakers - at any one time. The service includes unlimited recording capacity starting from 500 GB which can be upgraded without limit. Users can also download content on their mobile devices which they can access offline. With no minimum monthly subscription charges, users can pay per view.

The Lukup TV service is available in Bangalore now and will be available across India in phases. The Lukup Player will be online and in retail stores from October, 2014.

Commenting on the launch of the new TV service, Kallol Borah, Chief Executive Officer, Lukup Media said, "Our TV service is designed to meet the requirements of changing lifestyles and consumer behaviour where more and more people want their entertainment when they have time, on a device of their choice and even when they are travelling and away from home. We also want to bring content and channels not available to viewers in India currently and broaden their choice of content substantially."

Harsha MuttChief Financial OfficerLukup Media, elaborated, "The television and broadcast industry in India needs an overhaul since customers desire experiential content on a device of their choice, at a time of their liking. To cater to this demand, we are meticulously putting together an elaborate network for delivering content to our customers through an over the top (OTT) TV service. With exclusive content, movies and TV shows available on our video-on-demand platform, we aim to make life easier for our customers, inspiring them to celebrate their joie-de-vivre. Our association with various content providers is a significant step forward in this direction."

About Lukup Media :

Lukup Media operates India's first on demand and multi-screen TV service. Set up in 2010, the company designs, develops, manufactures, distributes and services its products. Lukup Media works with content providers and broadband providers to deliver its broadband based service that also brings a host of new entertainment channels to India. The company was founded by Kallol Borah who has a decade of experience in setting up and running new technology ventures in Europe and India. The company's co-promoter is Harsha Mutt who has more than twenty years of experience in running and scaling businesses and was part of the senior management team at Infosys and HCL Technologies.

Friday, 3 October 2014

ALCATEL ONETOUCH and Mozilla partner to launch India's most affordable smartphone​s

On October 1st 2014 ALCATELONETOUCH and Mozilla today unveiled Fire C2G smartphone with Firefox OS in the entry level stylish smartphone category. Starting immediately, the organisations will collaborate to identify and bring to market more device options that match the smartphone users’ expectation from ALCATEL ONETOUCH with the flexibility and customization of Firefox OS. The phone will be available exclusively through, Flipkart, India’s largest e-commerce marketplace exclusively priced at Rs 1,990/-



On the launch of Fire C,Mr. Praveen Valecha, Regional Director, APAC BU India for ALCATEL ONETOUCH, said, “As a launch partner for Firefox OS, we know that our customers love its simple user interface and smooth navigation. We see a great deal of opportunity to bring these benefits to more consumers on a greater variety of devices at most affordable price and we are sure of success as it’s an“innovative product selling on Flipkart, India’s largest e-commerce platform.”

Mr. Michael Chen, Marketing Director APAC for ALCATEL ONETOUCH, said, "We are pleased to have Mozilla as a strategic partner. With Firefox OS, we’d bring an amazing smartphone experience to more people around the world.We are looking at strengthening our smartphone retail with exclusive partnerships with online and offline retail stores.”

Speaking on the launch, Michael Adnani, VP – Retail & Head of Brand Alliances, Flipkart said, “We are delighted to introduce the new ALCATEL ONETOUCH Fire C on our marketplace. With this new device, we will be expanding our portfolio of affordable smartphones and making it possible for every Indian to own a smartphone just at Rs.1990.”

Dr. Li Gong, President of Mozilla said  “It is exciting to see the launch of new Firefox OS device - Alcatel Fire C in India. Our partnership with ALCATEL ONETOUCH will provide more users with comprehensive but affordable smartphone experience.”

FIRE C2G: feature-packed pocket-sized smartphone experience at an affordable price
Offering Firefox OS features at entry-level price; the FIRE C is a pocket-sized smartphone that is designed to make sharing simple. Its 3.5” HVGA screen and 1 GHZ Processor offer smooth and fast Firefox OS apps experience. Complete with mobile broadband and stereo FM radio RDS, the FIRE C2G offers all of the features needed to capture, share and enjoy content. Firefox is totally a web HTML based OS which gives best user experience on-the-go. It constitutes marketplace and best adaptive applications search along with rich media and social messaging apps support. A Unique Dynamic UI will be a Big Plus for the Phone.

Key features in FIRE C – 2G include:

OS version - Firefox 1.3
Compact, pocket friendly design·
3.5” HVGA display·
1.0 GHz
1.3 camera
Color - BLUISH BLACK and DARK CHOCOLATE
Multilingual Support - English, Bangla, Tamil and Hindi languages


About ALCATEL ONETOUCH:

ALCATEL ONETOUCH is simple, unexpected, down to earth, irreverent and colorful. We believe that what makes technology smart is what you can do with it rather than what it can do.

ALCATEL ONETOUCH is a brand within TCL Communication, an international multicultural company which designs, develops, and markets globally a growing range of mobile and Internet devices. TCL Communication is a public company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (2618.HK) and part of TCL Corporation one of the largest consumer electronics companies in the world.

For more information, please visit www.alcatelonetouch.com

AboutMozilla :

Mozilla has been a pioneer and advocate for the Web for more than 15 years. We create and promote open standards that enable innovation and advance the Web as a platform for all. Today, half a billion people worldwide use Mozilla Firefox to discover, experience and connect to the Web on computers, tablets and mobile phones. For more information please visit https://www.mozilla.org/

About Flipkart; 

Flipkart.com is India’s leading e-commerce marketplace offering over 20 million products cross 70+ categories including Books, Media, Consumer Electronics and Lifestyle. 

Monday, 29 September 2014

How a young boy went back to his hometown and surprised many

Many people who are active on social media are aware about some of most popular cities in India and lifestyle in those cities. Such a city is Bangalore in South of India also called as  IT hub of India. This city also has some unique lifestyle and that makes it worth enjoying. A young Boy Rakesh who passed his Engineering from Kanpur got placed in Bangalore in a MNC also enjoyed the lifestyle. He stayed here for over a year and then went back to his small hometown for 1 week leave and then he surprised many people there.

The first surprise from this boy came to a Traffic Policeman Sunder Yadav at a traffic Signal. According to Sunder “The BOY ACTUALLY STOPPED AT SIGNAL WHEN HE SAW RED LIGHT”. This was one of the rare moments for him as he was not used to see such things in Kanpur. When Rakesh was asked to comment on this, he told “He is used to it, it was not his intention to stop as no one does here but it happened instantly, Each signal reminds me of Silk-Board Junction in Bangalore, Been 1 year crossing that signal but still I need few extra seconds to realize that oh yes now I can cross the Signal. I saw people staring at me after this as if I am an alien “When other people were asked to comment on this in Kanpur , they told “ We don’t follow traffic lights because without power these lights are mostly off and we are used to cross signals by our sense of power of bullying, Mightier you are, earlier you cross signal.



The second surprise from this boy came to a waiter in a small restaurant. When the waiter Raju delivered Chicken Tikka to Rakesh, Rakesh said “THANK YOU”. Raju was shaken to the core by this thank you. As per him “log yaha khana dene ke baad ek hi baat bolte hai , Bencho itni der me kyun la raha? “ . Rakesh again told that this came instantly to him. He follows this practice in Bangalore so he did here also. I didn’t realize I was in Kanpur until I saw person sitting next to me fighting with waiter for extra-large leg piece.  

The third surprise came to an auto driver Prakash .When Rakesh took auto to his home from the city and Paid 30 Rs without bargaining, Prakash was shocked. As per him “ Yaar  itne saal ho gaye, aaj tak bina kam-jyada kiye koi auto se nahi utra mere, ye launda naya hai” . When asked to comment on this, Rakesh told that when the auto guy asked me just 30 Rs for fare ,It sounded to me as if I was dreaming. In Bangalore I used to pay 50 Rs just for 3 kms from Sony world to Domlur and here he just asked 30 Rs for such long distance. I thought I was in profit until my mother told me “ Auto wale ne Thag liya tere ko !!“

The Boy is still in Kanpur and not coming out from home as he is feeling alienated with all this and want to go back to Bangalore ASAP .:) 


Sunday, 28 September 2014

Rajdeep Sardesai Slapped


Popular Indian Journalist Rajdeep Sardesai was slapped or had a fight with an ardent and pathetic BJP Supporter. Being a Modi fan I feel ashamed off such fans . Even after going to America such people have not learn tolerance and manner .  



Here is another video link related with this controversy

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152351530891701&fref=nf


Sunday, 14 September 2014

The Fastest Gaming Mouse - Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury

This Wednesday at LXG Bangalore I was part of launch event of the fastest gaming mouse by Logitech called G402 Hyperion Fury.

Just few months after launching Gaming Mouse G502 Proteus Core having 12,000 DPI sensor Logitech is back again with more advanced Gaming mouse G402 Hyperion Fury. It is an ultra-fast FPS (first-person shooter) gaming mouse. The G402 is expected to have track speed of over 500 IPS (inches per second) by using Logitech's Fusion Engine sensor technology, as well as the   Delta Zero sensor technology of company for extreme accuracy.



As Per Logitech it took 3 years for their R&D team to come up with G402 Hyperion Fury.It can sync the mouse movement with the fastest hand movement possible for a human being with the help of it's Fusion Engine technology.With a ultra modern and super gadget like look this mouse makes you feel like controlling a game with more authority.The mouse is light weight that helps in quick movement. By combining state of art optical sensor technology with an accelerometer and gyroscope,,fusion engine provides tremendous speed.




It has 32 bit on-baord ARM Processor that powers fusion engine allowing reliable and and perfect tracking speed exceeding 500 IPS.Apart from this low weight materials low friction allows the high speed moves.G402 comes up with many Customized settings with the 8 programmable button it contains.These buttons can be configured to any particular key strokes or game's requirement. your customized programming for different games can be saved to on-board memory in mouse and can be reused anywhere else too.

   





The Price for Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury in India is Rs 2495/-

For more information and insights on this Product visit Gaming.logitech.com or
http://gaming.logitech.com/en-in/product/g402-hyperion-fury-fps-gaming-mouse?wt.ac=HP-CTA-g402  

Monday, 18 August 2014

The Great Indian Debacle in England

Whoooaaa what a record breaking performance by this Indian test team in England. I know a lot of fanatic cricket fans are feeling really hurt after this humiliation but none the less it's just a sport and these things do happen...sometimes... or to be honest rarely with a Quality cricket playing country.If you are feeling too much hurt you are a fanatic cricket fan who loves the game more than the players, if you are just feeling hurt then you are one of those type of fans like me for whom Cricket is never same after Dravid ,Tendulkar, Ganguly and Laxman.

If we just go back in time in 2011, the England tour where we lost badly too and many people will think that performance in 2011 series was more to be ashamed off than this series loss, but let me just make this point, at that time the Legends of Indian cricket Dravid and Tendulkar and Laxmans were at last stage of their career.There was not enough scope for them to be super fit and excited to play hard cricket, in-fact they had nothing to prove. This young team in 2014 had all the reasons to play good cricket and make a mark on near future of Indian cricket but they failed and failed badly.The way we lost last 3 Tests was nothing less than a humiliation.

  • A world class team not able to make 150 runs in both innings of a test match in which opponent is making 400+ runs in one inning. 
  • World Class batsmen getting out in exactly similar ways in all the innings of series.
  • Slip fielders dropping catch like the ball is very hot and they can't hold it for more than a second
  • Bowlers not able to bowl even 4 continuous good overs in 1 spell. 

This test series was more humiliating because of hype that was made after 1st test match with Anderson-Jadeja controversy.Didn't we make hell out of it and over hyped it ? We made it a pride issue as if there was some racist things involved in it.We did put more focus on this controversy than on cricket. We tried to make Anderson a Villain in India and finally we were successful but only in making Anderson a villain for Indian Batsmen.



Here are some of the reactions on this Great Indian debacle which has hurt Indian cricket fans in a big big way.

England fantastic... India clearly have sight seeing trips booked in for tomorrow...#Pathetic
@MichaelVaughan

This is the first time in their Test history India have lost two consecutive Tests in three days and both by an innings
@mohanstatsman

you can find many explanations for poor performance but none for an innings that lasts 30 overs.
@bhogleharsha

I'm constrained 2 remark--rejoice all ye IPL suckers,U've got what U wanted, destruction of India's Test standing....!!
@BishanBedi

Surely these are not "Acche Din" for Indian Test cricket atleast :) 

Saturday, 2 August 2014

The " UnMetro "

Last week in Bangalore I was a part of this event Called “ The Unmetro” organized by Dainik Bhaskar a leading newspaper in different states of India and Afaqs an event management company . As from the name Unmetro you can sense that it is not about Metro . To explain in simple terms it was an event to discuss about emerging market and business scope in Unmetro cities of India, cities that are going to be like Metro in may be 7-10 years of time from now. There are around 50 such cities in India that are falling in this unmetro category and if you are looking for scope of business then these are some of the good places for you to start with. The event had speakers and panelist from different business categories and they explained their business experience in these cities and put forward thoughts on how future is going to be like for business in these cities. There are numerous opportunities for both national and international brands in India, especially in the tier II and tier III cities.




The Keynote was presented by P. Krishnakumar Executive Director & General Manager, Consumer & Small Business Dell India and he shared his experience about how Dell has managed to penetrate in these Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities and have been really successful. He shared some of the great insights related with doing computer/IT business in these fast growing and aspiring cities.  

 

The Keynote was followed by Ashwin Naik, CEO and co-founder, Vaatsalya, a chain of low-cost hospitals in the Unmetro cities of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. He explained about how he overcame tough and genuine negativity to establish the brand “Vaatsalya” in Tier 2 and 3 cities in South Part of India. He shared  about  a book  “ If you want to make God laugh then show him your business plan” and explained about how he is going to spread the brand in other unmetro of India .

 



It was followed by a panel discussion that had Sudhakar Rao, director - branding, ICFAI; Bhaskar Choudhari, director - marketing, Lenovo; Srinivasan KA, co-founder, strategy, business development and marketing, Amagi Media Labs; Meenal Lall, DGM Business Development AMC Cookware and Peter Suresh, head- BIU, DB Corp. It was all about Wealth in the Unmetro's. Who are the new rich? How are they getting there? 

 



In a  Q&A session where Arvind Hegde, managing director and director - consulting, Ray+Keshavan, participated in was concentrated on Design of Business.  Lacing his relies with examples, Hegde laid bare the design challenge in these markets, an altar at which a number of Indian brands had regrettably fallen short, according to him.


At last was Anustup Datta, COO, Vertebrand, Bengaluru, shared insightful quantitative data and research driven facts about these critical new markets for corporate India. He covered many surveys that were done to gauge different business and nonbusiness aspects of these unmetro cities

 

The event was managed and organised by afaqs! Events.

 

For more information and insight on this event visit http://www.unmetro.in/ and http://www.unmetro.in/unmetro-insight-details.html?aid=54

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Mobile Innovations Awards for IMImobile

IMImobile, a global technology company providing software and services which help businesses capitalize on the growth in mobile communications, today announced that they have won 3 Mobile Innovations Awards for their work with Mobile by Sainsbury’s, O2 and Universal Music Group.

The Mobile Innovation Awards were created by the Mobile Innovations Magazine to pay tribute to those who are pushing the boundaries of what is possible with mobile and who are succeeding in a business and commercial setting. Held at the Grosvenor House in London, the inaugural awards received entries from Europe, the Middle East and Africa.IMImobile and its clients were presented with the awards in the following categories

   1.    Best Use of Mobile within a CRM Strategy’ for Mobile by Sainsbury’s, Nectar Card integration : 

IMImobile built a solution which allowed Mobile by Sainsbury’s customers to link their Nectar Card account to their mobile identity, enabling them to earn points through topping up, purchasing bundles and using their mobile. Integrated into the customer journey via an SMS welcome campaign and forming part of a new customer loyalty strategy, the solution enables Mobile by Sainsbury’s to offer value that cannot be matched by competitors and links the mobile and in-store experience through cross channel promotions. The judges commented: “This CRM project is taking mobility truly into account with a bold connection between the mobile number and the card number. It is freeing the customer from plastic.
               
2.      Best Use of Mobile for Customer Service’ for O2, #TweetServe :

#TweetServe is the world’s first social self-care customer service, developed by IMImobile in partnership with O2 and Twitter. Forming part of O2’s digitally-led customer service strategy, #TweetServe lets O2 customers manage their customer account and gain information instantly via Twitter using Direct Messaging and hash tags. #TweetServe is the first of its kind, and is set to revolutionise how businesses can use Twitter to deliver customer service. The judges commented: “Social Media has revolutionised the way people   communicate, and #TweetServe enables self-care customer service where the customer is most receptive to receiving it. A very forward thinking project.” 

  3.     Most Innovative App for Entertainment’ for Universal Music Group, The Kleek : 

The Kleek is an Android music streaming app designed and built by IMImobile in partnership with BBH and Universal for the African market. It allows users to stream thousands of tracks from Universal Music Group, Sony Music, EMI and local African studios’ music catalogue, as well as access exclusive interviews, playlists, previews and artist diaries. The app also features an offline mode. The judges commented: “The Kleek answers a need for a mobile music capability in Africa, and is applauded for its promotion of unknown and local artists.” Alex Klose, Head of Marketing at IMImobile said: “We are extremely pleased to be recognised by the Mobile Innovations Magazine and well regarded industry experts on the judging panel. Having received three awards for our work with Mobile by Sainsbury’s, O2 and Universal Music Group is testament to our abilities to deliver innovative solutions and services, whether that’s CRM and loyalty, multi-channel content delivery, or pioneering customer services.”



About IMImobile PLC : IMImobile is a leading global technology company providing software and services which help businesses capitalise on the growth in mobile communication. Its services, delivered in over 60 countries in Europe, the Americas, MEA and India, help its clients to engage and transact with their customers more efficiently through smarter mobile engagement. The company’s solution allow customers to use mobile as a channel to create new revenue streams, as CRM and customer engagement channel and as a channel to improve business operations.

Sunday, 29 June 2014

BENQ Gaming Monitor launch


On !8th June at League of Extra-Ordinary Gamers Bangalore , BenQ,  a leading market player in technology innovation and design proficiency announced the launch of XL-Z series of first-person shooter (FPS) purpose-built gaming monitors: The 27-inch XL2720Z and 24-inch XL2420Z and  XL2411Z  widescreen full-HD displays.

These new displays are packed with enhancements such as Motion Blur Reduction, Low Blue Light, Zero Flicker, gaming refresh rate optimization management (GROM), and 1-ms GTG response times. In addition, the new models offer BenQ's latest firmware, which enables third-party utility support for further optimization options. The end result is striking visual clarity, seamless motion fluidity, and added viewing comfort for hours of action-packed game play.

The XL- Z Series models are co-developed by various R&D partnerships with the core product developers and masterminds of gaming industry worldwide. The FPS Mode featured in XL- Z series let players tap into the fundamental insights of pro gamers and view the game how a gaming legend would see it.  This feature automatically adjusts monitor calibrations to provide users with optimal brightness, contrast, sharpness and color tint.



Featuring Low Blue Light technology, the XL-Z monitors successfully manage the exposure of blue spectrum light emitted, resulting in more comfortable viewing. To help gamers protect their eyes during extended periods, the monitors provide several adjustable low blue light levels that automatically adjust emission without affecting quality. With the GROM management system, gamers also gain the freedom to custom-build their personal gaming experience according to viewing preferences such as refresh rates (100/120/144Hz), display resolutions, and screen sizes.

XL- Z series augments your gaming experience like never before with industry beating exclusive features like:·

  • Fast 1ms GtG Response Time enhances gaming experience with smoothly rendered Fast-moving action and dramatic transitions without the annoying effects of smearing or ghosting
  • 144Hz Refresh Rate Ensures Seamless Graphics: With a refresh rate of 144Hz, there's never a lag and every in-game details will be smoothly rendered giving gamers captivating realism on screen
  • Display Mode & Smart Scaling allows gamers to interchange between monitor screen sizes from17" (4:3), 19" (4:3), 19"W (16:10), 21.5"W (16:9), 22"W (16:10), 23"W (16:9) to 24"W (16:9), as the Smart Scaling feature gives them the freedom to manually scale the screen to any custom size


 







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Wednesday, 18 June 2014

The Discover Project

So I am supposed to write something on a video that is just 2:53 mins long but to be honest it is one of the easiest things I came across in blogging. The reason is the content that this wonderful video titled as “Find your World” has and you can watch it yourself at the end of this blog post .This small video contains the message that you will learn in a big seminar by paying big money.

This Ebay Video has a term called “Discover Project” where one person tries all possible things on earth to discover who he is and finally succeeds. The person follows a different route to find about what he actually likes and one fine day he gets to know what he is best at. This video has forced me to rethink about myself, about who I am? About what is my identity? About what I am good at or can be good at. We are so busy with our daily life that we don’t find time to think about things that makes us most happy.  There is saying  “ Everyone is this world is special in some way and is good at at-least 1 thing” but we fail to live based on our terms because we don’t spent time on knowing what is the one thing that we are good at. This video has forced me once again to rethink about all this. I am forced to go back to my past when I was almost forced to join a college and a course where I didn’t want to but had to. Only reason for this is that I was not brave enough to take decision on what I actually wanted to do in life. Had I taken a brave step at that time I wouldn’t have been doing this work that I am supposed to do now. But Yes I changed myself to align with how my life is going currently and I am more happier now than that I was 2-3 years back , but still there is so much scope in life to live it on my terms. After watching this video I am going to give it one more try to make my life more worthy for myself if not for anyone else.

There are many things I want to do to live this life on my terms, like roaming around country and world to explore this wonderful mother earth  without worrying about how much money it takes, trying all possible adventures possible.




To write about my experience about life on regular basis. I am mad about writing though I may not be very good at it but writing gives me so much of happiness so I will keep writing. 



  
I don’t have dream of becoming the richest or the mightiest person but yes I want to be the happiest person in my own terms and I am sure I am going to achieve it. I am  going to do everything i can do to make me happy and curious about life no matter at what cost it comes .Thank you ebay for this wonderful video that makes us discover ourselves.It makes us rethink about life and how to make ourselves more important in our own eyes. 

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Team Slogans for FIFA 2014 World Cup

Now Support your teams in more exciting way on Social Networks with their 1 most popular slogan in 2014 Football world Cup .

Algeria
Official slogan: “Desert Warriors In Brazil” / محاربي الصحراء فى البرازيل (Arabic)

Argentina
Official slogan: “Not Just A Team, We Are A Country”/ “No Somos un Equipo, Somos un País”

Australia
Official slogan: “Socceroos: Hopping Our Way Into History!”

Belgium
Official slogan: “Expect The Impossible!” / “Verwacht je aan het onmogelijke!” (Dutch) / ”Attendez-vous à L’impossible” (French)

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Official slogan: “Dragons in Heart, Dragons on the Field!” / Zmajevi U Scru…Zmajevi Na Terenu! (Bosnian)

Brazil
Official slogan: “Brace Yourselves! The Sixth is Coming!” / Preparem-Se! O Hexa Esta Chegando! (Portuguese)

Cameroon
Official slogan: “A Lion Remains A Lion” / Un Lion Demure un Lion (French)

Chile
Official slogan: “Chi Chi Chi!, Le Le Le! Go Chile!”

Colombia
Official slogan: “Here Travels A Nation, Not Just A Team!” / Aqui no Viaja un Equipo, ¡Viaja Todo un Pais! (Spanish)

Costa Rica
Official Slogan: “My Passion Is Football, My Strength Is My People, My Pride Is Costa Rica” / Mi Pasion el Fútbol, Mi Fortaleza Mi Gente, Mi Orgullo, Costa Rica (Spanish)

Croatia
Official slogan: With Fire in Our Hearts, For Croatia All as One! / S Vatrom U Srcima Za Hrvatsku Svi Kao Jedan! (Croatian)

Ecuador
Official slogan: “One Commitment, One Passion, Only One Heart, This Is For You Ecuador!” / “Un Compromiso, Una Pasión, Un Solo Corazón, ¡Va Por Ti Ecuador” (Spanish)

England
Official slogan: “The Dream Of One Team, The Heartbeat Of Millions!!”

France
Official slogan: “Impossible Is Not A French Word” / “Impossible N’est Pas Francais” (French)

Germany
Official slogan: “One Nation, One Team, One Dream!” / “Ein Land, Eine Mannschaft, Ein Traum” (German)

Ghana
Official slogan: Black Stars: Here To Illuminate Brazil

Greece
Official slogan: “Heroes Play Like Greeks” / ”Οι ήρωες παίζουν όπως οι Έλληνες” (Greek)

Honduras
Official slogan: “We Are One Country, One Nation, Five Stars On The Heart” / “Somos Un Pueblo, Una Nacion, Cinco Estrellas de Corazon” (Spanish)

Iran
Official slogan: “Honor Of Persia” / افتخار پارس (Farsi)

Italy
Official slogan: “Let’s Paint The FIFA World Cup Dream Blue” / “Coloriamo D’Azzurro Il Sogno Mondiale” (Italian)

Ivory Coast
Official slogan: “Elephants Charging Towards Brazil!” / “Les Éléphants a la Conquête Du Brésil” (French)

Japan
Official slogan: “Samurai, The Time Has Come To Fight!” / サムライよ!! 戦いの時はきた! (Japanese)

Mexico
Official slogan: “Always United, Always Aztecas” / ”Siempre Unidos, ¡Siempre Aztecas!” (Spanish)

Netherlands
Official slogan: “Real Men Wear Orange” / “Echte Mannen Dragen Oranje” (Dutch)

Nigeria
Official slogan: “Only Together We Can Win”

Portugal
Official slogan: “The Past Is History, The Future Is Victory” / ”O Passado é História, O Futuro é a Vitória” (Portuguese)

Russia
Official slogan: “No One Can Catch Us” / “Нас не догонят” (Russian)

South Korea
Official slogan: “Enjoy It, Reds!” / 즐겨라, 대한민국! (Korean)

Spain
Official slogan: “Inside Our Hearts, The Passion Of A Champion” / “En Nuestro Corazón, La Pasión de un Campeón” (Spanish)

Switzerland
Official slogan: “Final Stop: 07-13-14 Maracana!” / “Arret Final: 07-13-14 Maracana! (French)

Uruguay
Official slogan: “Three Million Dreams…Let’s Go Uruguay” / “Tres millones de ilusiones… ¡vamos Uruguay!” (Spanish)

United States
Official slogan: “United By Team, Driven By Passion”

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Pulse of Nation by Nimbuzz ( FIFA Special )


So like the entire Football loving world, Football fanatics in India are also getting excited and ready for once in a 4 year happening sporting event,THE FIFA World Cup 2014.Though many of us are active over internet and on different social media platforms and we keep seeing what is trending there ,we still don't get the complete detailed picture of mood of people.To Gauge the mood of Young Indian football loving public Nimbuzz with it's "Pulse of the Nation " program went to youth in different cities online and asked for their opinion on different things 

Nimbuzz’s Pulse of the Nation initiative pushed out a string of questions everyday through the Pulse of the Nation Chat Buddy that appear as regular contacts on the chat roster of over 25 million Nimbuzz users across the country and collated their opinions into the Football League special report.

Survey Result for 9 Questions posed to the Public in straight forward way : 

1. Who is most likely to take the Golden Boot home this season? (Respondents: 22,235)

  • Lionel Messi, Argentina – 47%       
  • Wayne Rooney, England – 29%
  • Bastin Schweinsteiger, Germany- 19%

2. Who is most likely to take home the Golden Ball? (Respondents: 50,314)
  • Neymar Junior, Brazil – 44%·       
  • Lionel Messi, Argentina – 22%
  • Andres Iniesta, SPain – 34%          

3. Best mentor/ icon for the season (Respondents: 20,009)
  • Felipe Scolari, Brazil- 53%
  • Joachia Loew, Germany – 25%
  • Roy Hodgson, England- 12%

 4. Who will flaunt the coolest hairstyle on the ground? (Respondents: 28,987)
  • Mario Balotelli, Italy – 54%
  • Stephen El Shaarawy, Italy  – 24%
  • Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal– 22%

 5. Who is most likely to take home the Fair Play award? (Respondents: 27,336)
  • Spain – 46%
  • Uruguay– 34%
  • France -  20% 

6. Who according to you is the most fashionable player in the World Cup? (Respondents: 34,308)
    • Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal – 52%
    • Iker Casillas, Spain - 28%
    • Mario Gotze, Germany- 20%

     7. Which celebrity you are most eager to see on the stands? (Respondents: 22,267)
    • Kate Middleton - 56%
    • Leonardo DiCaprio – 31%
    • Victoria Beckham – 13%

     8. Which team is the underdog this season? (Respondents: 34,866)
    • Russia – 62%
    • Belgium – 21%
    • Ivory Coast – 17%

     9.  A newbie player who can blow your mind with his performance? (Respondents: 19,456)
    • Oscar, Brazil – 49%
    • Neymar Junior, Brazil -  26%
    • Jetro Willems, Holland – 25%

    Many of us may agree/disagree with these findings but it's a wonderful initiative to keep fans involved in the event . 



    Tuesday, 3 June 2014

    FIFA World Cup 2014 Schedule

    Woohooo.... so finally the wait for 4 years is over and we have THE FIFA World cup in just 10 days time from now. One of the most closely and passionately followed sporting event in the world where top 32 football teams in world will fight among each other through group stages and then knockouts to try to clinch the trophy .This time the football extravaganza is happening in Brazil so these will be odd timings for Indian fans . Here is complete list of FIFA matches group wise in Indian Standard time. So as the term we use in Corporate world “ Plan accordingly “ :)




    Opening ceremony on 12th June : Eagerly waiting for la la la la by Shakira :) 

    Group A : Brazil ,Croatia, Mexico, Cameroon

    13 June 2014 at 01:30 IST - Brazil  vs.  Croatia
    13 June 2014 at 21:30 IST - Mexico  vs.  Cameroon
    18 June 2014 at 00:30 IST - Brazil  vs.  Mexico
    18 June 2014 at 22:30 IST - Cameroon  vs.  Croatia
    24 June 2014 at 01:30 IST - Brazil  vs.  Cameroon
    24 June 2014 at 01:30 IST - Croatia  vs.  Mexico

    Group B : Spain , Netherlands , Chile . Australia

    14 June 2014 at 00:30 IST - Spain  vs.  Netherlands
    14 June 2014 at 03:30 IST - Chile  vs.  Australia
    18 June 2014 at 21:30 IST - Australia  vs.  Netherlands
    19 June 2014 at 00:30 IST - Spain  vs.  Chile
    23 June 2014 at 21:30 IST - Australia  vs.  Spain
    23 June 2014 at 21:30 IST - Netherlands  vs.  Chile

    Group C : Colombia , Greece , Ivory Coast . Japan

    14 June 2014 at 21:30 IST - Colombia  vs.  Greece
    15 June 2014 at 06:30 IST - Ivory Coast  vs.  Japan
    19 June 2014 at 21:30 IST - Colombia  vs.  Ivory Coast
    20 June 2014 at 03:30 IST - Japan  vs.  Greece
    25 June 2014 at 01:30 IST - Japan  vs.  Colombia
    25 June 2014 at 01:30 IST - Greece  vs.  Ivory Coast

    Group D :  Uruguay . Costa Rica , England, Italy

    15 June 2014 at 00:30 IST - Uruguay  vs.  Costa Rica
    15 June 2014 at 03:30 IST - England  vs.  Italy
    20 June 2014 at 00:30 IST - Uruguay  vs.  England
    20 June 2014 at 21:30 IST - Italy  vs.  Costa Rica
    24 June 2014 at 21:30 IST - Italy  vs.  Uruguay
    24 June 2014 at 21:30 IST - Costa Rica  vs.  England

    Group E : Switzerland , Ecuador , France , Honduras

    15 June 2014 at 21:30 IST - Switzerland  vs.  Ecuador
    16 June 2014 at 00:30 IST - France  vs.  Honduras
    21 June 2014 at 00:30 IST - Switzerland  vs.  France
    21 June 2014 at 03:30 IST - Honduras  vs.  Ecuador
    26 June 2014 at 01:30 IST  - Honduras  vs.  Switzerland
    26 June 2014 at 01:30 IST - Ecuador  vs.  France

    Group F : Argentina + Bosnia and Herzegovina + Iran + Nigeria

    16 June 2014 at 03:30 IST - Argentina  vs.  Bosnia and Herzegovina
    17 June 2014 at 00:30 IST - Iran  vs.  Nigeria
    21 June 2014 at 21:30 IST - Argentina  vs.  Iran
    22 June 2014 at 03:30 IST - Nigeria  vs.  Bosnia and Herzegovina
    25 June 2014 at 21:30 IST - Nigeria  vs.  Argentina
    25 June 2014 at 21:30 IST - Bosnia and Herzegovina  vs.  Iran

    Group G : Germany + Portugal + Ghana + United States

    16 June 2014 at 21:30 IST - Germany  vs.  Portugal
    17 June 2014 at 03:30 IST - Ghana  vs.  United States
    22 June 2014 at 00:30 IST - Germany  vs.  Ghana
    23 June 2014 at 03:30 IST - United States  vs.  Portugal
    26 June 2014 at 21:30 IST - United States  vs.  Germany
    26 June 2014 at 21:30 IST - Portugal  vs.  Ghana

    Group H :Belgium + Algeria + Russia + South Korea

    17 June 2014 at 21:30 IST - Belgium  vs.  Algeria
    18 June 2014 at 03:30 IST - Russia  vs.  South Korea
    22 June 2014 at 21:30 IST - Belgium  vs.  Russia
    23 June 2014 at 00:30 IST - South Korea  vs.  Algeria
    27 June 2014 at 01:30 IST - South Korea  vs.  Belgium
    27 June 2014 at 01:30 IST - Algeria  vs.  Russia

    I have schedule and timings for knockout stages too but that will not be worth as currently we don't know which team is going to end up qualifying and when they will be playing their knockout matches.Knockout matches schedule Will be updated in appropriate time.

    And yes you can bookmark this page till 27th June at least if you wish too :)