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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Videocon’s GST Summit empowers consumer electronic traders in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, June 24th , 2017: Videocon, a major consumer electronics and DTH company, along with ASSOCHAM and CEAMA, organized a GST Summit for traders where the implications of the proposed ‘one nation-one tax’ were discussed. The summit also addressed doubts raised by consumer electronics retailers. The Bengaluru chapter of the ASSOCHAM CEAMA GST summit powered by Videocon and Videocon d2h was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Shri. R.V. Deshpande, Honourable Minister for Large and Medium Scale Industries, Department of Commerce and Industries, Government of Karnataka. The seminar was also addressed by Shri. Narayan Swamy, Commissioner - Service Tax, Bengaluru.

Bengaluru is one of the 200 cities where Videocon plans to spread awareness and impart knowledge about GST, to consumer electronics trade partners. The national rollout of the ASSOCHAM-Videocon GST Summit in Delhi was welcomed by Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Honorable Union Minister of State for Finance, Government of India. He commended ASSOCHAM and Videocon for organizing the summit for the benefit of the trader community.

Speaking about the initiative, Mr. Vishal Sharan, Sales Head, Videocon, said, “We are committed to welcome GST and bring everyone in the consumer electronics industry within its ambit. The objective behind organizing this summit was to equip our trade partners in Bengaluru with complete knowledge of GST and prepare them for its implementation. Videocon has always taken initiatives to ensure the welfare and growth of the industry.”

Being a responsible corporate house, Videocon is committed to serve the industry and all its stakeholders. The company recently launched a digital helpline for retailers,, where consumer electronics retailers can email their queries with regards to GST. Videocon will endeavor to respond with the help of experts within 48 working hours.

GST Summit received a tremendous response from traders in Bengaluru. Consumer Electronics retailers, utilized the platform to clarify all their GST queries.

About Videocon Group
Videocon Group is a global business conglomerate with a strong presence in Household Consumer Goods, Mobile Handsets, DTH, Retail, Oil & Gas, and the Power sector. Videocon group has constantly leveraged a culture of innovation to develop a range of market re-defining products.

Photo Caption- Shri. R.V. Deshpande, Honourable Minister for Large and Medium Scale Industries, Department of Commerce and Industries, Government of Karnataka rolls out the ASSOCHAM VIDEOCON GST Summit for traders in Bengaluru. Shri. Narayan Swamy, Commissioner - Service Tax, Bengaluru was also present on the occasion.

Shri Pradeep Dhoot welcoming Shri. R.V. Deshpande, Honourable Minister for Large and Medium Scale Industries, Department of Commerce and Industries, Government of Karnataka at ASSOCHAM Videocon GST Summit in Bengaluru. 
LtoR: Shri. Narayan Swamy, Commissioner - Service Tax, Bengaluru; Shri. R.V. Deshpande, Honourable Minister for Large and Medium Scale Industries, Department of Commerce and Industries, Government of Karnataka; and Shri Pradeep Dhoot

Saturday, June 24, 2017

OnePlus5 Launch in India

Mumbai, June 22, 2017 – OnePlus today introduced the OnePlus 5, the latest in its lineup of premium flagship smartphones. With this new device, OnePlus is further demonstrating its mission to share the best technology with the world.

The OnePlus 5 features the highest resolution dual-camera system on a smartphone today for clearer photos than ever before. Dash Charge, OnePlus’ industry-leading charging technology, gives users a day's power in half an hour. The Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 platform, coupled with up to 8 GB of RAM, provides a smooth user experience at a lower power consumption rate. The OnePlus 5 also supports 34 GSM network bands, giving users seamless connectivity around the world.

“The OnePlus 5 showcases our obsessive attention to detail and our focus on delivering the best user experience possible,” said OnePlus Founder and CEO Pete Lau. “We have applied this approach to all aspects of the OnePlus 5. For example, the dual camera provides some of the clearest photos in the smartphone market today and gives users more control to take stunning photos in all conditions.”

Commenting on the partnership, Manish Tiwary, Vice President, Category Management, Amazon India, said “Reiterating our long-term exclusive partnership with OnePlus since 2014, we are thrilled     to offer our customers exclusive access to the World’s Highest Resolution Dual Camera Smartphone OnePlus 5. Customers across the country can now enjoy fast and reliable delivery of OnePlus 5 at their doorstep. has successfully brought the flagship OnePlus smartphone devices to Indian customers, and are now thrilled to offer the latest OnePlus 5. This will be available for purchase starting Rs. 32,999 exclusively on Smartphones are one of the fastest growing product lines and have repeatedly been one of the top selling categories on”

Attention to Design and Details
At 7.25 mm, the OnePlus 5, available in Midnight Black and Slate Gray colors, is the thinnest OnePlus flagship ever. The aluminum unibody features a continuous hard line around the edge of the phone. The Horizon Line, a key element of OnePlus design, casts one half of the phone in light and the other in shadow, offering an elegant, streamlined appearance. The minimalistic design is further reinforced by a new crescent-shaped antenna that blends seamlessly into the top and bottom edges of the phone. Rounded corners and edges makes the OnePlus 5 feel more comfortable in the hand.

Dual Camera. Clearer Photos.
The OnePlus 5 features the highest resolution dual-camera system on a smartphone today. A tailor-made 16 MP sensor is supported by a 20 MP sensor with a telephoto lens to accurately determine the distance between the sensor and objects in the environment. A large f/1.7 aperture allows for faster snaps and helps compensate for stuttering to improve image stabilization.

In Portrait Mode, the two sensors work together to create a focal separation between faces and backgrounds, while a custom software algorithm makes your subject clear and well-lit. This results in a professional depth-of-field (bokeh) effect that keeps faces sharp in front of a blurred backdrop. Smart Capture combines optical zoom with multi-frame technology to let you zoom in with greater clarity, while Fast AF uses the dual-camera system to more accurately calculate depth to speed up auto-focus by up to 40 percent.

The all-new Pro Mode gives smartphone users powerful DSLR features such as ISO, white balance, shutter-speed, focus and exposure modification, as well as an on-screen histogram and RAW image file support for complete control of post-shot editing.

A Day’s Power in Half an Hour
First introduced with the OnePlus 3, Dash Charge is the fastest charging solution on the global market. A quick half-hour charge gives the OnePlus 5 enough power for the day. By carrying more current and shifting the power management from the handset to the adapter to keep the phone cooler during charging, Dash Charge can continue to fast charge the OnePlus 5 even when using GPS or playing graphically intensive games. The 3,300 mAh battery also lasts up to 20 percent longer than the OnePlus 3T.

Smooth Experience
Through a combination of powerful hardware and intelligent software, the OnePlus 5 provides a truly seamless smartphone experience.

The OnePlus 5 takes advantage of the top-of-the-line Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 platform that provides powerful performance while drawing up to 40 percent less power. With up to 8 GB of LPDDR4X RAM, the OnePlus 5 can run a large number of apps in the background without a single second of lag. The combination of UFS 2.1 and a new two-lane ROM results in 26 percent faster storage performance in everything from installations to loading apps and games.

OnePlus’ custom operating system, OxygenOS, is designed to refine stock Android’s core functionalities with features and optimizations that add value to the user experience. New updates to the OnePlus 5 include Reading Mode, which utilizes an ambient sensor and gray-scale mapping to make reading as comfortable as reading an actual book. Gaming Do Not Disturb Mode allows users to play their favorite games without being disrupted by notifications or accidental hardware button presses. With App Priority, the OnePlus 5 loads your most-used apps more quickly to further improve performance.

Pricing and Availability
The Midnight Black version (8 GB RAM / 128 GB storage) will retail at Rs 37,999. The price for Slate Gray version (6 GB RAM / 64GB storage) is Rs 32,999.

The OnePlus 5 will be available in an exclusive early access sale on on June 22nd 2017 starting 4.30PM. Select users will also be able to experience and purchase the OnePlus 5 at our Pop-up stores across 5 cities in India on a first cum first serve basis: Mumbai: 22nd June, New Delhi on 23rd June, Bangalore and Chennai on 24th June and Hyderabad on 25th June.

OnePlus 5 open sales across all countries begin on June 27, 2017. In India, it will be available for sale on, and across OnePlus Experience Stores in Delhi and Bangalore.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

NI Showcases Smart Platforms and Tools for the Indian Aerospace & Defence Industry

INDIA, Bangalore – June 21, 2017: NI (Nasdaq: NATI), the provider of systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, hosted the India Defence and Aerospace Symposium 2017 in association with Society of Indian Aerospace Technologies and Industries (SIATI). The symposium which witnessed a footfall of 500, was attended by engineers, scientists, managers and professionals in the aviation, space and defence industries and focused on navigation, RADAR, Electronics Warfare, Military Communications, Satellites as well as test rig construction and HIL.
At the event, NI showcased how the design, development and test challenges of the Indian Aerospace & Defence (A&D) Industry can be integrated by smart platforms & tools powered by ready-made technology. The diverse set of industry experts present, shared their ideas on revolution in simulation and test solutions, challenges of RADAR design & test, advanced techniques for phase aligned RF signal generation & acquisition and data acquisition systems for A&D applications.
Commenting on the importance of system design for the Aerospace and Defence industry, Tarun Gupta, Business Development Manager, National Instruments India, said, “India is an established technology hub for engineering services and product development for the global defence market. At National Instruments, it is our endeavor to provide the best-in-class testing solutions for enabling this industry rapidly develop and deploy systems. The India Defence and Aerospace Symposium 2017 gives us a platform to showcase the advanced technologies that can help build modern & reliable automated test systems for the aerospace & defence segments.”

At the event, NI showcased:
·       Smarter approach to system design in Aerospace & Defence
·       Prototyping & Testing modern Electronic Warfare (EW) Systems and RADARs
·       Gigahertz Record & Playback Systems & Using Software Defined Radios (SDRs) for prototyping communications systems for A&D industry
·      Validating and Testing of Avionic Systems & Advanced Techniques for Phase Aligned signal generation and acquisition
·       Architecting Flexible HIL Test Systems for Embedded Controllers & Data Acquisition Systems for A&D Industry

The annual National Instruments Defence & Aerospace event aims to bring together and share domain knowledge and best practices from partners in the Indian Aerospace and Defence industry.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Samsung Launches Stylish and Versatile Galaxy Tab S3 in India

BENGALURU, India – June 20, 2017 – Samsung Electronics today launched the stylishly designed tablet Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 in India offering a premium on-the-go experience for users.

For digital content enthusiasts, Galaxy Tab S3 delivers superior video and gaming experience along with superior multitasking capabilities and versatile usage as a productivity device with the advanced S Pen in-box. Galaxy Tab S3, with a 9.7-inch Super AMOLED display and a 6mm thin metal frame, weighs just 434 grams and has an elegant looking glass back.

Galaxy Tab S3 is powered by a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 processor (Quad Core 2.15GHz + 1.6GHz), 4GB RAM and 32GB internal memory that is expandable via microSD up to 256GB and runs Android 7.0 Nougat.

Galaxy Tab S3 comes with Quad Speakers professionally tuned by AKG, fast charging capability and a 6,000mAh battery which supports 12 hours of Video Playback. The tablet is offered with a 13MP auto focus rear camera with flash and a 5MP front camera and supports Pogo keyboards that require no separate charging or pairing. The Pogo keyboard with deep key strokes adds to the ease of writing.

“At Samsung, we listen to our consumers and bring in meaningful innovations that help make their lives better. The powerful new Galaxy Tab S3 is built with premium technology that offers a productive and versatile experience to consumers, designed for users at home, work or on the go. With this premium tablet, Samsung will further consolidate its leadership in the market,” said Mr. Vishal Kaul, Director, Mobile Business, Samsung India.

Galaxy Tab S3 provides the most captivating entertainment experience ever in the tablet segment with several firsts:
•    Advanced S Pen: Galaxy Tab S3 features the best S Pen ever and does not require any charging or pairing, placing a powerful creativity and productivity tool in users’ hands. S Pen boasts a fine, 0.7mm tip and industry-leading sensitivity, recognizing 4,096 levels of pressure. Slide-proof and 9.4mm thick, the S Pen provides a comfortable and stable grip, allowing for a more natural handwriting experience overall.
•    HDR (High Dynamic Range) Ready: Galaxy Tab S3 support videos in HDR for true-to-life colours and vivid digital content viewing experience.
•    Samsung Flow: Samsung Flow makes working on-the-go seamless. For a safe and secure login, Samsung Flow uses biometric authentication to log-in and can wirelessly tether compatible devices to transfer documents from a mobile device to a tablet. It also syncs message notifications so users never miss an important text message whether they are using a smartphone or their tablet.

Optimized for Entertainment
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 takes on-the-go entertainment to the next level with Wi-Fi and LTE Connectivity and providing a cinema-like experience with HDR video playback on a stunning Super AMOLED display. For instance, HDR content on Amazon Prime, when played on Galaxy Tab S3 looks Bright, Vivid and Amazing just the way the filmmaker originally intended.

Galaxy Tab S3 is the first Samsung tablet to feature a four stereo setup tuned by AKG, owned by Harman International, that provides rich surround sound for a premium visual and listening experience. The speakers’ intelligent ‘Auto Rotate Stereo’ function allows the tablet to redirect sound based on its orientation, creating a more accurate and consistent listening experience.

With this holistic video and audio experience, gaming on this device is a pleasure. Optimized for gaming, Galaxy Tab S3 is powered by the Vulkan API and GPU for superior graphics and Game Launcher with a ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode for uninterrupted gameplay and enhanced user interface for a personalized gaming experience. Game Launcher also helps users get more out of their gaming experience, allowing them to optimize their device’s battery to lengthen a gaming session and also live-broadcast their gaming.

Primed for Productivity
With an advanced S Pen, Galaxy Tab S3 allows users to be more productive, creative, and do multiple things at once. Useful S Pen features include Screen-off Memos, Samsung Notes and Air Command. Samsung Notes consolidates the functions of four Samsung notetaking applications in one simple app and Air Command provides convenient access to a wide array of tools such as Translate, Magnify, Glance and Smart Select, which also lets users to create, save and share their own animated GIFs. Users can also utilize S Pen’s handy PDF Annotation function to get work done on-the-go.

Galaxy Tab S3 will be offered to consumers at a price of INR 47,990 and will come in Black and Silver colours. It will be available across retail stores starting June 20, 2017.

Under a special launch offer till July 31, Galaxy Tab S3 will be offered with one time screen replacement at INR 990 within a period of 12 months from purchase and Reliance Jio’s double data offer of 28+28GB a month at INR 309, valid till December 31.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Wagh Bakri Tea launch in Bangalore

India’s largest privately held & 3rd largest packaged tea company Wagh Bakri Tea Group launched its premium tea range in Bengaluru at a launch ceremony held at Hotel Vivanta by Taj in Bengaluru onThursday, 15 June 2017. Interacting with the representatives from the media, Mr.Rasesh Desai, Managing Director, Wagh Bakri Tea Group “Bengaluru has played a very important role in my career. Today I am transcended to the time when I was pursuing BE Mechanical from RV College of Engineering. It is this journey through which I know that Bengaluru is a unique tea destination where tea connoisseurs will be delightfully introduced to Wagh Bakri Tea.”

Recently Hon’ble President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee in presence of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi felicitated Wagh Bakri Tea Group, which has a rich legacy of 120 years of serving excellence, trust & expertise, with the Family Legacy Business Award recently in New Delhi amidst the presence of prominent business leaders of the nation. Wagh Bakri Tea Group founded by Shri Narandas Desai in the year 1892 is the largest privately held packaged tea company with one of the widest range of teas in India and more than 30 countries. Today Wagh Bakri Tea Group’s turnover is over Rs. 1000 Cr. and over 30 million kgs of tea distribution and pioneered 5 Star Tea Lounge concept in India. Wagh Bakri Tea Group has earned this reputation by an undeterred focus on quality which is pertinent from the State-of-the-art blending facility, NABL accredited laboratory for quality control.
Expressing his views about Wagh Bakri Tea Group’s strategic decision to introduce their range of teas in Bengaluru, Mr.Parag Desai,Executive DirectorWagh Bakri Tea Group said, “Wagh Bakri is a brand which is a testimony of more than 70 million satisfied customers across the world, we are here to delight Bengaluru with premium blend of tea and we are confident that Wagh Bakri Tea will soon become a household name in Bengaluru, Karnataka”. Speaking about the importance attached to Bengaluru Mr.Parag Desai, said that “After successfully introducing Wagh Bakri Tea and gaining acceptance in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana we are confident that Bengaluru which is the home to the crème de la crème of the nation’s talent accept brand Wagh Bakri with great fervor”.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

NetApp Launches NetApp Excellerator, A Startup Accelerator Program For The Era Of Digital Transformation

INDIA, June 7, 2017:  NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced the launch of the NetApp Excellerator program, the company’s first startup accelerator in Bangalore. NetApp is the leader in data insight, access, and control for hybrid cloud environments. Through the NetApp Excellerator program, the company wants to share its unique perspective and experience around data with startups, and invest in solutions that will help enterprises through this era of digital transformation.
The program was launched today at the new 15-acre NetApp campus at Bangalore in the presence of Mr. Mohandas Pai, guest of honour and keynote speaker, partners, venture capitalists, startups, and customers.
With the launch of this program, applications for the four-month-long program are now open for startups. Selected startups will receive technology and business mentorship as well as access to markets and investors to realize the full potential of their ideas and products in the global market place. Applications are invited from startups working in the areas related to IOT, cloud, big data and analytics, machine learning, virtualization, data security, storage and data management, and other adjacent areas.
Commenting on the launch Deepak Visweswaraiah, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, NetApp India said, “The tech industry is going through a transformational shift with data right at the center. Given NetApp’s rich legacy of innovation in the data management space, and the fact that we were once a startup ourselves, we recognize that some of the most creative, breakthrough ideas will happen within India’s thriving startup ecosystem. Through the NetApp Excellerator program, we would like to encourage and support these start-ups and provide them with an opportunity to graduate to their next phase of growth.”
The NetApp Excellerator program will provide startups with access to collaboration and productivity tools, co-working space out of the company’s global center of excellence in Bangalore as well as networking opportunities with potential investors, partners, and customers. Selected startups will have access to NetApp platforms and technologies, tools, co-working space, HR, marketing, legal and tech support. NetApp will provide an equity free grant of USD 15,000 to these startups upon completion of the program. What is more is that the startups can own their IP (Intellectual Property) and NetApp would not seek a stake in the same.
Ajeya Motaganahalli, Director NetApp India, who will be driving the program said, “Through the NetApp Excellerator program, we seek to engage with promising entrepreneurs contributing to diverse set of tech areas. We will assist these startups with guidance on building business relevance, exposure to our technology, partners and customers, as well as venture capitalists, and explore opportunities where we can take them to market. Our goal is to simply foster innovation and push these brilliant ideas forward.”
Applications for NetApp Excellerator program are now open for start-ups from areas related to IOT, cloud, big data and analytics, machine learning, virtualization, data security, data management and storage.

Established in the technology neighborhood of Bengaluru at close quarters with the best industry ecosystem, the NetApp Excellerator program will be hosted at the company’s center of excellence in Bangalore. Working in close proximity with one of NetApp’s largest R&D teams and best engineering talent will also help the startups draw inspiration and realise their full potential. For more information on this program, please visit .