Month: July 2016

Panasonic T44 lite at Rs 3,199

Panasonic-T44-lite-1Panasonic India today unveiled its new smartphones T44 lite exclusively on Snapdeal for Rs 3,199.

T44 lite is perhaps the most value for money device which is a perfect balance of speed, performance and ergonomics. With the launch of this device, company aims to expand their portfolio in Tier II & Tier III market by offering an affordable smartphone with industry’s best features to price ratio.

Delivering an unmatched experience through a combination of better performance, bigger screen, good battery life and optimal processing power T44 lite is equipped with Android 6.0. The smartphones come along with 3G connectivity, the dual SIM models are packed with 2400 mAH along with in built features such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS and FM support…Read More

Oracle buys cloud company NetSuite

Oracle has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire NetSuite, the very first cloud company. The transaction is valued at $109 per share in cash or approximately $9.3 billion.

“Oracle and NetSuite cloud applications are complementary, and will coexist in the marketplace forever,” said Mark Hurd, chief executive officer, Oracle.

“We intend to invest heavily in both products-engineering and distribution,” added Hurd…Read More

LeEco Pan-India offline retail expansion plan

Atul-jain-leecoLeEco has announced that it is all set to strengthen its offline presence across the country after establishing itself in the online space.

LeEco has partnered with top regional retail chains like Sangeetha and Poorvika & zonal distributors like Shivalik, AppsYouNeed, Pearl Infotech and PCH to expand its retail network. Through these partnerships, LeEco will be able to expand its retail base to 2,000 outlets across 65 cities. By the end of this year, LeEco plans to reach 6,000 – 8,000 outlets…Read More


VoLTE smartphone Vivo V3 now available at Rs 14,980

vivo-v3-smartphoneVivo, the premium global smartphone brand has revised the price for VoLTE smartphone Vivo V3 at Rs 14,980.

VoLTE enabled Vivo V3 smartphone will enhance the call quality experience and improved coverage connectivity.

With the festival season around the corner, the revised price from Vivo will help customer to use this as an opportunity to create a beautiful memory by gifting this stunning device to their loved ones.

Vivo V3 smartphone comes with premium features like faster fingerprint unlocking, quick capture, metallic body and 3 GB RAM with 32 GB ROM. The device is available for sale in all retail outlets across India…Read More

Aruna Sundarajan appointed IT secretary

Aruna-Sundararajan-IAS-OfficerAruna Sundararajan, a Kerala cadre IAS office of 1982 batch has been appointed as secretary, ministry of electronics & information technology.

Aruna Sundararajan presently secretary, ministry of steel will replace Aruna Sharma on her appointment as secretary, ministry of steel.

As additional secretary, department of telecommunications, she was heading Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF), government of India and was CMD BBNL (Bharat Broadband Network) heading the National Optic Fibre Network (NOFN) …Read More

Vodafone and Huawei trial 4.5G

vodafone-huawei-4.5G-trialVodafone UK and Huawei are conducting technical trials of 4.5G (TDD+) with LTE TDD to significantly increase capacity and efficiency of its 4G network in urban areas.

The 4.5G techincal trials will lay the foundation for the introduction of 5G by 2020 in the UK market.

New 4*4 MIMO (Multiple-Input Multiple-Output) techniques eight-way transmit and receive (8T8R), together with multi-user beam-forming are being tested in Manchester. These will support the expected rapid growth in video and virtual reality applications with the arrival of next generation smartphones…Read More

Intex ropes Madhuri Dixit as brand ambassador

madhuri-dixit-at-brand-ambassador-intex-technologiesIntex Technologies has announced Madhuri Dixit as brand ambassador for its new range of consumer durable products like washing machines and refrigerators.

The actor has been signed for a period of two years. During this period, Madhuri will be seen in the company’s television commercials besides being the face of the company for a series of brand promotions and activations.

“Madhuri is one of the finest actors in the country who is known for her commitment and excellence in whatever she does. Her innovative approach towards her work is defined by perfection and style. She is the perfect blend of talent, style and timeless appeal that compliments the legacy of our brand and the product portfolio. We are confident that her tremendous connect with the audience will help us in reaching out to our consumers more effectively,” said Keshav Bansal, director, Intex TechnologiesRead More

Intex launches Aqua Fish, India’s first Sailfish OS smartphone

Intex-Aqua-FishIntex Technologies has announced the launch of its first licensed Sailfish OS device in the world – Aqua Fish in partnership with Jolla for Rs 5,499.

The Aqua Fish smartphone comes with a 5-inch HD IPS display, supported by 2 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM and 32 GB expandable memory. The smartphone weighs just 150 gram and sports a sleek look which gives the handset an elegant feel.

Powered with Sailfish 2.O OS, the device has an android application compatibility and is operated by simple gestures designed for one hand use, providing a rich set of UI elements and creating a fascinating animated and touch-enabled user interface…Read More

7th EIITF emphasizes major pain points of Indian SMEs

Inaugural-session-7th-EIITF-2016VARINDIA played host to the 7th EIITF (Eastern India Information Technology Fair – 2016) that concluded successfully in Kolkata, amidst speeches and presentations from corporate houses on the opportunities for capitalizing the Indian SMB sector. The topic for this year’s event was – “IT and Security Frameworks to protect Information Assets of SMEs”. Besides providing a common platform for the corporates to share ideas, discuss issues and challenges targeting the growth of SMBs in the region in particular and the country in general, the event brought together around 200 senior officials from the IT Department, dignitaries from other Central and State government departments and spokespersons from IT corporates.

The Chief Guest of the event was Shri Kaushik Haldar, Commissioner – IT and Telecom, Government of West Bengal. The other guests who attended the event and were present at the lamp lighting ceremony were Col A. K. Nath, ED, C-DAC; Col HPS Bawa, CEO, WTL; Shri Manjit Nayak, Additional Director, STPI, Kolkata; Mr S. P. Toshniwal, Chairman, Roshni Lights, besides the presence of other bigwigs from the industry…Read More

Verizon to acquire Yahoo for $4.83 bn

verizon-acquire-yahoo    Verizon Communications has entered into a definitive agreement under which Verizon will acquire Yahoo’s operating business for approximately $4.83 billion in cash, subject to customary closing adjustments.

The transaction will create a new rival in mobile media technology reaching over 1 billion users with an unrivaled roster of the world’s most beloved brands.

Yahoo informs, connects and entertains a global audience of more than 1 billion monthly active users including 600 million monthly active mobile users through its search, communications and digital content products. Yahoo also connects advertisers with target audiences through a streamlined advertising technology stack that combines the power of their data, content and technology…Read More