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Shailesh Rao leaves Google; to move to Twitter

Shailesh Rao leaves Google; to move to Twitter 

Google’s Managing Director – Media and Platforms, JAPAC, Shailesh Rao has resigned from the company, according to market buzz. Twitter Inc. is believed to hire Shailesh Rao.


Shailesh Rao joined Google in March 2005 as the Director of local search. In 2007, Rao was named the Managing Director of Google India. Prior to this, he was a VP – Products at Yodlee. In January 2012, Shailesh Rao was named the Internet Professional of the Year 2011 at IAMAI’s 2nd India Digital Awards.

Matrix Comsec to further strengthen its Call Center Industry

Matrix Comsec to further strengthen its Call Center Industry 

Matrix Comsec has tested and integrated the range of IP-PBX and VoIP gateways with the contact center solutions from Teckinfo, India to further strengthen the position in the call center industry.


Sajeev Nair, Manager-Product Management, Matrix Comsec said, “Matrix has developed a fine range of IP-PBX and VoIP Gateways to suit the requirements of all types of inbound, outbound and blended call centers. To increase the customer value, we have identified the need to offer more opportunities to call centers to increase their efficiency and productivity through better call center solutions. After evaluating various call center solutions available in the domestic market, we have selected Teckinfo, for its range of contact center software suite, to integrate with our range of IP-PBX and VoIP gateways.”


“Inter dialog is a feature rich software suite for modern call centers and has been acclaimed by leading call centers in the domestic market. With this mutual association we look forward to offer our call center customers more flexibility to select software suites for their changing needs and ensure the long-term business opportunities. Besides the domestic market, we aspire to take forward this association to international market to strengthen the position of Matrix as a preferred solution for global call center industry,”added Sajeev Nair.

Vodafone India appoints Analjit Singh as Chairman

Vodafone India appoints Analjit Singh as Chairman 

Vodafone has appointed  Analjit Singh as non-executive Chairman of Vodafone India.


Vittorio Colao, Chief Executive, Vodafone Group, said “Analjit has been a longstanding, reliable and trustworthy partner in India.”


Nick Read, CEO, Vodafone’s Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific region, said, “I am delighted to announce Analjit’s appointment as Chairman of Vodafone’s operations in India. Analjit brings a wealth of business experience and is one of India’s leading entrepreneurs. He knows our business well, having been the Founder and Chairman of Max Telecom, the business which has grown to become Vodafone India with nearly 150 million customers.”


Analjit Singh said, “It is a great honour to become Chairman of Vodafone India, a company I have been involved with since its inception. The business has performed strongly in the market under Vodafone’s stewardship and I look forward to working with Vodafone India CEO Marten Pieters and his team as the company continues to compete strongly in the fast-growing mobile market.”

Edimax India launches AR-7167WnA ADSL2+ Modem Router

Edimax India launches AR-7167WnA ADSL2+ Modem Router 

Edimax Technology has launched AR-7167WnA/B, the wireless ADSL modem router in India.  It is a high-performance router that supports the ADSL2+ and 802.11n standards. Its advanced MIMO (Multiple input Multiple output) technology provides users up to 150Mbps wireless data transmission rates and better signal coverage when compared to standard 802.11g/b routers.


The EdimaxAR-7167WnA/B allows network speeds of up to 24Mbps downstream and 1Mbps upstream. Its IP sharing capability allows users to share a single ADSL connection with up to 253 wired or wireless client devices.


The EdimaxAR-7167WnA/B features WPS button. Users can set up an encrypted wireless connection simply by pressing the WPS button on this router and the client device. An easy-to-use multi-language set-up wizard is provided in the bundled CD. The user can select a preferred language and it will set up the Internet connection, Wi-Fi network, and network security in a few simple steps.


Moreover, the Edimax AR-7167WnA/B is built with virtual server and DMZ functionality for applications that require open ports, such as online games, VoIP phones, and web servers.

HP to organize Latex Summit in Mumbai

HP to organize Latex Summit in Mumbai 

HP has announced that it is organizing a Latex Summit in Mumbai, an education programme on Latex Technologies, and aims to set a stage for greener technologies for indoor and outdoor advertising. The Latex Summit will be a two-day event to be held on 1st & 2nd February, 2012. At the Summit, HP is showcasing two of its world-class large format printers, HP Designjet L26500 and HP Designjet L28500, to edify the print service providers about the latest advancements in HP Latex technology.


“HP has always believed in strong market presence in the printing space. Now with an initiative of reducing the carbon footprints, HP’s Latex Technology promises the consumer a greener tomorrow while providing him the best-of-the-class prints. The eco-friendly promise by HP will take the printing industry to a new paradigm and will create a benchmark for the brand advertising business,” said Puneet Chadha, Director – GSB, HP India


“It is great to be a part of the green thought by HP. HP, through its advanced Latex technology, will bring about a revolutionary change in the printing arena. I am happy to share my knowledge on this with the print partners and look forward to a greener transformation in the field of outdoor and signage industry,” said Dhirendra Khurana, Category Manager, Asia-Pacific Region, HP.

Cisco propels Cloud-Ready Switching Portfolio

Cisco propels Cloud-Ready Switching Portfolio 

According to the Cisco Cloud Index, more than 50 per cent of computing workloads in data centers will be cloud-based by 2014, and global cloud traffic will grow more than 12 times by 2015, to 1.6 zettabytes per year.  Based on these trends, Cisco announced it has updated its switching portfolio with 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) and 40 GE capabilities. These new capabilities provide a holistic architectural approach across campus, data center and service provider environments, and give customers a significant advantage while addressing emerging trends like cloud, video, mobility, and the proliferation of 10 GE.


With this announcement, Cisco becomes the extensive provider of 1/10/40/100 Gigabit Ethernet and converged networking switching solutions.  Supporting the transition to higher networking speeds, in addition to Cisco’s recently announced Cloud Verse solution, is a key element of Cisco’s strategy to help its customers meet the demands of emerging cloud computing trends and the resulting data deluge.


Cisco is delivering investment protection with 40 GE performance options to its Catalyst 6500 switching line, and 40 GE and 100 GE capabilities in its Nexus7000 portfolio for interconnecting data centers to service providers.  To expand its campus aggregation and data center top of rack switching, Cisco also announced two new fixed-configuration platforms that provide high-density 10 GE switching. Cisco announced simpler network virtualization functionality for its Catalyst 6500, 4500 and Aggregation Services Router (ASR) 1000 product lines with a new technology called Easy Virtual Network, as well as scalable virtual services with a new Nexus1010-X appliance for the data center.  Together, these enhancements will help businesses scale their networks, simplify operations, and protect their existing Cisco switching investments, many of which have been deployed for a decade or longer.

Avid rolls out iPad app for Video Editing

Avid rolls out iPad app for Video Editing 

Avid has released its first video editing application for the iPad – Avid Studio. This iPad app for video editing offers frame-by-frame editing accuracy and access to all kinds of media. Avid Studio for iPad allows users to begin editing with ease by offering access to any videos, photos and audio already in their iPad library, or media that can be imported from iTunes, cameras and more. Users can then arrange clips in the Storyboard, make precision edits using the Timeline, and enhance their movie creations with high-quality transitions, effects and a soundtrack. They can then share movies directly to YouTube, Facebook or export projects to Avid Studio software.


“More and more users are relying on mobile devices for media content creation, viewing and sharing, and we’re proud to deliver a feature-rich new app that takes powerful Avid technology and adapts it specifically for the iPad. Now, video editors have a great, powerful and fun way to create movies and tell their stories. Editing enthusiasts can now use a mobile application that has our industry-leading video editing technology built into it with the interactive capabilities of iOS to help them make incredible movies at home or on the go,” said Tanguy Leborgne, Vice- President, Creative Enthusiasts Products and Solutions, Avid.


“As a content producer, I can tell you that a video editing app like Avid Studio for the iPad is a breakthrough. Avid is the industry leader in the field of editing. Being creative and having trust in your tools is essential. Whether you are new to video editing and animating a series of family photos or a seasoned professional working on a music video for the ‘next big thing’, having a robust editing tool in the mobile environment is a must. The technology is here and the time has come with Avid Studio for the iPad,” said Michael Dixon, Founder, Stormnet Media.