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Thursday, 30 June 2016

Ziox Mobiles announces the launch of Zi5003 smart phone

This is press release for new smart phone launch by Ziox Mobiles. 

Ziox Mobiles, one of the fastest growing brands in the mobiles category, empowering consumers with affordable technology & quality products announces the launch of its latest Smartphone, the Zi5003 embodying the spirit of supreme performance at an affordable price point of Rs. 4990/-. Packed with state of the art features in an aesthetically appealing design, the entry level Zi5003 allows you to do much more with your phone!

Housed in an attractive body and designed for ease of functioning, the Dual SIM smartphone enjoys seamless multitasking with highly advanced 1.3 GHz Quad Core processor. Enjoy increased efficiency, higher performance, high browsing speed and smooth multitasking even on the go. Its 5” FWVGA display with a terrifically responsive and smooth capacitive touch makes the viewing experience from all screening angles, bringing in outstanding quality supported by superior graphics. Further driven by 512 MB RAM + 4 GB ROM storage, expandable up to 32 GB, and running on Android 5.1 Lollipop.

Not to miss, the Zi5003 comes loaded with 5.0 MP Rear Camera which clicks, clear and bright pictures infused with clarity and picturesque details. One can also stay connected with their loved ones with its 2.0 MP Front Camera anytime they want with video calling. Fueled with the massive 2000 mAh battery the smartphone guarantees longer fun hours. Browse the internet, play games, listen to music and make calls, without the fear of a draining battery.

  Key Features:

·         12.7 cm (5), FWVGA

·         512 MB RAM + 4 GB ROM (Expandable upto 32 GB)

·         Dual SIM (Standard & Micro) GSM 900 MHz/GSM 1800 MHz/WCDMA 2100 MHz

·         Bluetooth/GPRS/A-GPS USB/WI-FI (IEEE 802.1 1b/g/n)

·         5.0 MP Rear Camera with Flash 2.0 MP Front Camera

·         2000 mAh Battery

·         Video Recorder Multi Video-format Support

·         Smart Wake

·         Quad Core 1.3 GHz

·         Android 5.1 Lollipop

·         MP3 Player FM Radio

·         145.7x73.4x10.8(mm)

Mr. Vikas Jain (Managing Director- Ziox Mobiles), said for the launch, “In our endeavor to have a product line-up which connotes ‘Matlab Ki Baat’, we are pleased to include the Zi5003 in our stable which will appeal to our consumers who enjoy a phone for its richness of features.”

Adding significance at the budgeted prices, the Zi5003 comes installed with several pre-loaded features including Gesture Control and Smart Wake. Weave magic with smart gestures that allows one to access apps while the phone is still locked by just drawing the pre-defined designs assigned to your most accessed apps.

Lastly, express yourself better in the language you love with 21 pre-loaded languages with Zi5003. Now type, chat and save contacts in your mother tongue!

Connectivity options include WiFi, Bluetooth, free navigation with GPRS and A-GPS USB along with the media functions which incorporates FM Radio, mp3 Player and multi-file format support for videos. Explore whole new possibilities that open with the Ziox Zi5003 in your hands.

Available in Slate Black, Rose Gold & Rich Blue colors along with a 12 month warranty, the product is already available with leading retail stores 

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Microsoft Enables Startups to #EmpowerIndia

This is press release for Microsoft’s #EmpowerIndia event related to Startups which took place in Bengaluru on 22th June.

Microsoft is on a mission to empower India through technology, and acknowledges the critical role that technology start-ups can play in achieving this objective. The company is committed to fostering innovation among start-ups in India by providing resources, technology and mentoring to drive this innovation. Microsoft aims to provide the right tools, resources, connections, knowledge and expertise that startups need to leverage the full potential of the cloud and create innovative, SaaS solutions built on the cloud. Earlier this month, Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella was in Delhi where he urged Indian developers to use Microsoft platforms to innovate. He had said, "I want us to be the platform to foster the ingenuity of the people of India."

To that effect, Microsoft has launched multiple programs to support startups in the country, acknowledging the emergence of born-in-the-cloud start-ups i.e. new-age start-ups that understand the possibilities and benefits of the public cloud and build their SaaS solutions on the cloud. Its BizSpark Plus program offers free Azure Cloud services to qualified startups to power their business. The program also provides free software, developer tools, and technical support to help startups be successful. Committed to offering support throughout the growth journey, Microsoft has also partnered with 13 startup accelerators to roll out this program. Microsoft Accelerator too works with mature and late stage startups, focusing on their core needs such as guidance on scaling up and customer acquisition. Close to 100 startups have graduated from eight batches of the Microsoft Accelerator program.

Microsoft, today in an event showcased some marquee SaaS solutions for enterprises and organizations, developed by born-in-the-cloud startups. The solutions range from technologies for offering better customer experiences, building intelligent infrastructure through cloud, local market on chat and talent management platform. All these SaaS solutions have been built on the Microsoft Azure public cloud platform that offers reliability and scalability and ensures that the solutions built future-proof them, allowing these startups to keep pace with the rapidly changing customer preferences, hardware evolutions and to manage hyper business growth. Indian datacenters provide local customers with data residency and replication in multiple regions for backup and recovery, and the option of a private connection to the cloud.

Harish Vaidyanathan, Director of Independent Software Vendor Programs at Microsoft, said, “Our strategy is to build best-in-class platforms and productivity services for a mobile-first, cloud-first world and we realize the pivotal role that startups, with their ideas and enthusiasm, can play in leveraging those platforms to create newer solutions. We are committed to partner with the startups and provide them with all means necessary to grow while helping India become a more connected and empowered nation.”

Startups displaying their cloud-based SaaS solutions included Ameyo that offers an Omni-channel platform to streamline customer interaction across all conduits of communication and has helped businesses increase customer conversion by 6% to 15% while reduced cost of sourcing, lower churn and higher customer retention. Vymo – a personal assistant app for enterprise sales or service teams focusing on schedules, routes, alerts and recommendations that are actionable. Vymo’s solution has helped increase sales productivity by 30% for one of the leading insurance companies in India, and lower TAT by 80% for one of the leading Indian Banks. FlamencoTech – a cloud solution provider that creates its own 'services layer' customization on top of various technologies that fulfill varied business needs of each customer; QUSTN (Capabiliti) – a mobile-first talent management platform to Recruit, Onboard, Train and Assess frontline employees has helped companies improve employee engagement index by 65%, with new hires becoming productive team members in less than half the usual time. Yellow Messenger – a universal messaging platform to Shop, Book, Order anything on Chat. The solution helps reduce marketing and support costs by 30% and increases customer conversion and retention by 20%.

About Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables customers to quickly build, deploy and manage apps across global network of Microsoft managed data centres. The platform underscores company's commitment to consistently evolve and deliver quality solution, using technology, to its consumers.

The platform today hosts large-scale critical applications for Business across verticals, with seamless integration with existing infrastructure and financially backed SLAs.

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Datsun redi-GO - the capability of a crossover with the convenience of a hatchback

DatSun redi-GO is all set to be launched this month and seeing the excitement around it I think it is going to get a good response from Car lovers. While reading about the new car I got to see some specifications which can make it worth to be tried. It has 800CC engine which is high on fuel efficiency and if one is frequent traveler by car, not only on weekdays but during weekends, fuel efficiency of engine can be extra beneficial when it comes to cost of driving .  With mileage of 25.17/KM it surely gets thumbs up from me. I would love to test it on weekends gateways of Bengaluru which are around 80-100 Kms of city. It will help to test the mileage and fuel efficiency not only on highways but also inside the city boundaries. To make any drive safe it is must that driving that car is fun and not stressful.

Being fond of design and space when it comes to be inside of a Car, I can see that Datsun redi-GO has very spacious and meticulous interior. It has a flamboyant type of interior which will give me confidence and soothing experience while driving this car. The Good boot space is like must for be being a tall person and this car has taken care of it. So be it long journey are short journey, the comfort level will be same while sitting in the car or while driving. One of the main reason people buy car is to live some extra happy moments with their family even when driving and the spacious design of this car can easily be comfortable for 4 people even during long journeys. To make any drive safe it is must that driving that car is fun and not stressful so that attention doesn’t get diverted on unnecessary stuff and comfort level of Datasun redi-GO is trying to fulfill this requirement.The stress level while driving in Bengaluru traffic is too high and if a car can provide extra comfort level it will be appreciated by many. 

The looks of car are as important as its mileage or Engine power and when it comes to exterior of Datsun redi-GO it has beautiful headlights, nice height and length ration to make it look cool and the sporty rear design. It has beautiful LED fog lights which not only makes it safe while driving in night time in winters but also make it look super amazing. The good tyre design not only makes driving safe but also can make or break the looks of any car and company has done good job in this front.  There is prevalent concept that if something doesn’t look good from outside, it won’t get any appreciation doesn’t matter how good it is from inside. The Datsun redi-GO is made to take care both external and internal power of any Car and it will definitely get thumbs up especially because of the price range it is being launched in. The freedom to choose Car in different color options will give it extra points and I would surely love to make myself look good while sitting inside it

Words than can clearly be associated with this Car is Fun. Freedom. Confidence.The ultimate Urban Cross - Datsun redi-GO - the capability of a crossover with the convenience of a hatchback.

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Diageo Reserve World Class 2016 Grand Finale

Diageo Reserve World Class – India Competition is a unique platform for bartenders to showcase their talent and get recognized not only in India but all over the world by winning the competition and getting a chance to represent India on world stage. Diageo’s focus on nurturing young talent in India needs no verification as this was their 7th successful edition and in all past events they have produced new influencers in bartending industry.


The 7th edition finale of Diageo Reserve World Class India was organized on 1st June at Hotel ShangRi-La Bengaluru where top 20 finalist from all across India were tested on various parameters in many rounds. All of these finalists were representing India’s leading hotels and bars, some with less experience and some with more experience as bartenders. The Jury for this event had  Feroze Merchant, Head of Luxury, USL Diageo, Nicholas Ord, USL Diageo Reserve Brand Ambassador, Jamie Walker, USL Diageo Reserve Brand Ambassador, Serhan Kusakisizoglu, Director of Corporate Projects, Shangri La, Nicole Faria, ex Miss Earth 2010 and Manu Chandra, Chef Partner Toast & Tonic (Bangalore), Monkey Bar (Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai).
The Top 6 with host Dan

Nicole and Jamie, tasting to test
The competition had been running for last 6 months and bartenders from many of the prominent bars all over India competed at regional levels and 20 out of those came into grand finale in Bengaluru. The top 3 finalists were decided after testing their skills in 3 different rounds: The Pantry Round, The Speed Round and The Mystery Box Round. Each bartender went through a rigorous training procedure to survive till the end and they were equally excited to get a chance to be in Miami representing India. Jitender Singh representing Story, Gurgaon was able to impress Judges more than any other competitor with his execution and speed and finally came out victorious and got the crown of Diageo Reserve World Class 2016 Indian bartender of the Year thus getting the pass to be at Diageo Reserve World Class Global Finals to be held in Miami in September, 2016. Vikram Kumar and Dilbar Singh from Delhi/Noida impressed the judges too but were just few notches away from winning it and got the second and third position respectively.

Jitender Singh, mixing it to win
Announcing the winner, Feroze Merchant, Head of Luxury, United Spirits Ltd - a Diageo Group company said, “Diageo Reserve World Class is considered one of the most respected bartender competitions both in India and globally. The competition celebrates the best bartenders who set industry trends and standards. We have inspired the bartender community and every year have participants from the best outlets in India.









The Winning moments
Exhilarated with winning such a tough competition Jitender Singh said, “It’s a real honour to be the Diageo Reserve World Class India Bartender of the Year 2016. The platform has given me an opportunity to learn from the best in the industry and I can confidently say that I have grown enormously as a professional through this journey. It feels extremely rewarding to compete with the best bartenders in the world and represent India at the Global Finals in Miami. I can’t wait to bring the Global title back to India!”

Get access to all tweets for the event at #WorldClassIn