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January 2018

Organic Marketing on Social Media is not DEAD! AdEngage™ gets 1,00,000+ organic contest entries and shows how it’s done!

Organic Marketing on Social Media is not DEAD! AdEngage™ gets 1,00,000+ organic contest entries and shows how it’s done!  AdEnagage is one of the pioneers in performance focused digital marketing in India. It has emerged as one of the leading brand-building agencies in this highly competitive space with its unparalleled creativity and zest. Digital marketers, analysts and brand promoters around the world make this point that organic marketing is simply DEAD on social media, especially Facebook. This makes clients spend a…

Energy Storage Company Fluence Launches with Unparalleled Suite of Capabilities for Customers in Over 160 Countries

Business Wire IndiaFluence Energy, LLC (“Fluence”), an energy storage technology and services company jointly owned by Siemens and The AES Corporation (“AES”), announced the receipt of all government approvals and authorizations and the launch of business operations on January 1, 2018. Fluence combines the engineering, product development, implementation and services capabilities of AES Energy Storage and Siemens’ energy storage team and embarks on an aggressive expansion of the business backed by the financial support of…

Energy Storage Company Fluence Unveils SunFlex Energy Storage, its New Technology Platform for Solar PV

Business Wire IndiaFluence, an energy storage company owned by Siemens and The AES Corporation, announced its new technology platform, called SunFlex Energy Storage, that both improves and expands the capabilities of photovoltaic solar generation, already the fastest growing resource in the power sector. The company's newest energy storage technology platform enables solar facilities to sell up to 50 percent more clean energy per site, eliminates solar variability across the day – such as that caused by passing clouds – and…

A New Legend on the Lake: Hilton Arrives in Lake Como

Business Wire IndiaSet amidst the rolling hills and crystalline waters of one of the world’s most idyllic destinations, Hilton Lake Como opens its doors today, marking Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) first property in the region. As the largest hotel in Lake Como, the newly opened property will deliver Hilton’s signature hospitality to the renowned leisure destination with its upscale accommodations and awe-inspiring lake views.   This press release features multimedia. View the full release here:…

Delhi Duty Free Leads the way to Home Currency Pricing – First among all Travel Retailers in India

Business Wire IndiaShop Image INRINR PostFirst Customer with INR Bill (Rohan Prakash Shah)Hailing the directive from Central Board of Customs & Excise (CBEC) for Duty Free Retailers to display prices in Indian Rupees (INR); India’s largest Travel retailer – Delhi Duty Free is the first retailer to migrate to INR pricing and billing. With this change, all product prices will be displayed in INR and billing will also be in INR. In line with a notification from Reserve Bank of India, the CBEC said passengers will be…

SMT (Sahajanand Medical Technologies) Raises INR 230 Crores of Equity Capital in a Round Led by a Fund Managed by Morgan Stanley Private…

Business Wire IndiaSMT, the leading manufacturer of cardiac stents in India, is pleased to announce that it has successfully raised equity to the tune of Rs. 230 crore in a funding round led by Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia. Existing Investor Samara Capital also participated in the round.   Founded by Mr. Dhirajlal Kotadia in 2001, SMT became an early champion of the ‘Make in India’ initiative by being one of the first companies in Asia to indigenously develop & manufacture coronary stents. Today, SMT is the largest…

FSIE 2018 to Bring the Entire Fire Safety and Security Industry to Bengaluru

Business Wire IndiaIndia’s leading event for fire safety & security with over 150 leading participants, live demonstrations, conferences and seminar from 22-24 February, 2018 at BIEC, BengaluruThe second edition of the leading trade event for fire safety & security - Fire & Security India Expo (FSIE) will be held for the very first time in the garden city of Bengaluru from 22-24 February at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC). The fair will witness over 150 leading brands displaying their…

SuperBot for Education: India’s first chatbot for educational institutes

SuperBot for Education: India’s first chatbot for educational institutes Today, is an era of technology with impossible things turning into reality. Technology is not only taking a lead in terms of gadgets or social media, but is also playing a major role in automation industry. A major time of various businesses like Banks, Insurance, e-Commerce, etc is invested in catering to the queries/issues of their customers. With the advancement of technology, Chatbots are now taking over such processes as they have a negligible…

SOBHA Announces Second Edition of The Now or Never Sale Expo

Business Wire IndiaSOBHA Limited, India's most admired and trusted real estate brand, is back with the second edition of its unique two-day property Expo - ‘The Now or Never Sale’.  The property Expo will be held from 13th (Saturday) to 14th (Sunday) January, 2018 at Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru. At the event, the Company will bring together all its ongoing projects across India, making it a one-stop destination for customers to find their desired homes. The one-of-its-kind Expo will offer several exclusive deals and price…

Datar Cancer Genetics Limited is now CAP Accredited

Business Wire IndiaDatar Cancer Genetics Limited, a leading molecular and genetic analysis company has been awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), post a recent on-site inspection and audit.   Datar Cancer Genetics offers the most comprehensive services and solutions in molecular pathology, genomic analysis and fully integrated bioinformatics in India. It has focused largely on developing services that offer a greater insight into precision, customized and accurate…

Frontier Smart Audio Solution Powers BRAVEN Voice-Enabled Speakers

Business Wire IndiaFrontier Smart Technologies, a leading supplier of digital audio solutions, announces that its smart audio solution has been chosen by fast-growing US audio brand, BRAVEN, to power new voice-enabled smart speakers with Google Assistant.   BRAVEN devices are designed for the outdoor adventurer and modern audiophile. One of the company’s first voice-enabled speakers is the Villa Connect, a 15W mono speaker with Google Assistant, Chromecast built-in and Bluetooth.   Frontier’s SmartSDK (voice-enabled…

Amar Ujala Samwad Roadmaps a New Era for Uttarakhand

Business Wire IndiaAmar Ujala Samwad, Amar Ujala's premium convergence series recently culminated its second chapter themed Uttarakhand Uday in Dehradun on January 8, 2018. The event received tremendous response from the idyllic hill town, and from influencers and decision makers at National and State level.    Amar Ujala Samwad is one of its kind event-series, which brings together multiple media platforms of print, digital, social, event and live digital TV to facilitate dialogue between the masses and thought leaders.   …

Mothers don’t Spend Enough Quality Time with their Children

Business Wire IndiaKores India Ltd, a popular stationery manufacturer with a wide range of art and craft products for children, along with First Moms Club (FMC), a social community of mothers, undertook a study roping in 5000 mothers within the age group of 24-44 years to understand how they spend time with their children. The results gave light to the truth that young mothers do spend considerable time with their children, but due to various distractions – the time cannot be counted as quality time. Our study suggested that…

Ferring and the Chinese Academy of Sciences Collaborate to Advance Research in Reproductive Medicine

Business Wire IndiaFerring Pharmaceuticals and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) announced a long-term collaboration to advance basic and translational research in reproductive medicine through the development of novel product candidates and therapeutic strategies.   This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180110006148/en/   As part of the agreement, a new jointly funded laboratory will be created within the CAS research facility in Beijing, China.…

Merck Foundation Connects Africa and Asia through their Partnership with Malaysia and India to Build Healthcare Capacity in Africa

Business Wire IndiaFront Row (L to R): Dr. Rasha Kelej - CEO Merck Foundation, Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of the Executive Board and Family Board of E-Merck KG and Chairman of Board of Trustees of Merck Foundation, YBhg. Datuk Ir. (Dr.) Abdul Rahim Hashim, Vice-Chancellor, University Of Malaya, YBhg. Dato’ Professor Dr. Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya. Back Row (L to R) Ms. Ee Boon Huey, President and Chief Executive Officer of Merck Malaysia, Dr. Mary Yap Kain…

Skoch Order-of-Merit for UAE Exchange India, Travel and Tour Services

Business Wire IndiaMr. Sujith Kumar, Travel Head, Mr. Atul Aswal, Zonal Head North India, and Ms. Rose Beck, IATA Head-Delhi receiving the awardServing echelons with excellent facilities has made UAE Exchange India the best among the travel service providers with the bunch of services like, 24*7 support for customers, best online portal services, rate alerts, excellent after-sale services, intimations of latest offers and facilities through SMS/ WhatsApp, customized tour packages which in turn attracts more customer thus…

ABB Nominates New Board Members

Business Wire IndiaAt the coming annual general meeting (AGM) on March 29, 2018, all ABB Board of Directors members will stand for reelection, with the exceptions of Ying Yeh and Louis R. Hughes, who have decided not to seek another term. Additionally, following a careful selection process, the Board of Directors has nominated three new candidates for seats on the board – Jennifer Xin-Zhe Li, former CFO of Baidu and current head of Baidu Capital, Geraldine Matchett, Global CFO of Royal DSM, and Gunnar Brock, the former…

IDEMIA Announces a Change in Its Top Management Team, with a View to Building on Its Global Leadership in Augmented Identity

Business Wire IndiaDidier LAMOUCHE, CEO of IDEMIA, today announced the appointment of two new members of IDEMIA’s Executive Committee. Philippe BARREAU (formerly MD of SICPA SA, a Swiss company providing secured identification and authentication solutions and services) will head up both the Citizen Identity and Public Security business units as Group Executive Vice-President, while Ed CASEY (former Chief Operating Officer of Serco, a UK-based global provider of public services in various areas, including citizen services) is…

Mumbai-IX Powered by DE-CIX Establishes Presence at Netmagic DC5

Business Wire IndiaMumbai-IX, powered by DE-CIX, expands its footprint in Mumbai to Netmagic DC5 in the Chandivali neighborhood. Mumbai-IX, the leading Internet Exchange (IX) in the Indian market, will make services available at the facility, starting in February 2018. This is the second point-of-presence of Mumbai-IX in the metro market. The carrier and data center-neutral IX serves around 90 providers and is the only IX in India which carries OIX-1 certification from the Open-IX association; Open-IX is a US based…

TITANIUM ASIA Conference in Singapore to Address Aerospace, Supply Chain Issues

Business Wire IndiaThe International Titanium Association (ITA) will host the first TITANIUM ASIA 2018 conference and exhibition February 4th-5th, the day before the Singapore Airshow starts, at the Grand Hyatt Singapore.   One backdrop to the Singapore gathering is that European aerospace giant Airbus recently announced plans to ramp up production of its A320 jets at an existing assembly facility near Beijing. A January 9th report by BBC News, along with a similar Airbus press statement, said the company expects to produce…

Alpha REIT Selects Yardi Voyager

Business Wire IndiaAlpha REIT will manage its portfolio of income-producing properties with Yardi Voyager 7S®.   “Yardi Voyager gives us the financial accounting system we need to complete the dynamic reporting and robust analytics required of REITs, along with comprehensive lease management. The automatic notification of lease expirations and clear audit trail enabled by Voyager, along with other attributes, will help the Alpha REIT team work more efficiently,” said Jeyabalan Parasingam, CEO of Alpha REIT Managers Sdn Bhd.…

Parrish Medical Center Awarded Patient Safety Movement’s First 5-Star Hospital Ranking

Business Wire IndiaThe Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) today awarded Florida-based Parrish Medical Center with the first-ever Patient Safety Five-Star Hospital ranking for implementing all 13 Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS) – evidence-based processes designed to help hospitals eliminate preventable deaths and improve patient care.   This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180110006162/en/   Patient Safety Movement Foundation founder…

AHF Strongly Condemns Violence Against Rohingya in Rakhine State, Myanmar

Business Wire IndiaAIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) strongly condemns violence against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. As a global humanitarian organization, with operations in 39 countries, including Myanmar, we are committed to providing compassionate medical care to all people affected by HIV/AIDS regardless of ethnicity or religious creed.   Since August 2017, over 650,000 Rohingyas out of a population of one-million, have been forced by systematic killings, rape and arson to flee from Myanmar to…

New CTA Scorecard Identifies the Most Innovative Countries

Business Wire IndiaA new global ranking from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) identifies 13 countries as leading with factors conducive to innovation. In its inaugural International Innovation Scorecard, CTA identified Finland, the United Kingdom, Australia, Sweden, United States, Singapore, Netherlands, Canada, Portugal, Czech Republic, Austria, Denmark and New Zealand as the 2018 Innovation Champions.   Announced during CTA’s keynote address at CES® 2018 in Las Vegas, NV, the Scorecard identifies critical areas…

Jefferies Fixed Income Business Operating as Systematic Internaliser

Business Wire IndiaJefferies today announced that as of January 3, 2018, the firm’s Fixed Income business has been operating as a Systematic Internaliser (“SI”) in bonds, ahead of the September 2018 deadline.   MiFID firms transacting with Jefferies’ European entity, Jefferies International Ltd, will do so with its SI platform, on eligible securities.   “As a client-led firm, Jefferies’ desire is to partner with clients in the post-MiFID II world providing seamless access to markets and liquidity in an effective…

Official Release! DearMob iPhone Manager for Windows and Mac Hails the World Today

Business Wire IndiaDearMob, Inc embraces the complete release of DearMob iPhone Manager today – the brand-new iPhone backup software for Windows and Mac with stable, secure, and super-fast utility to manage, transfer, backup and restore iPhone or iPad data. This new-in and full-fledged iPhone backup software – DearMob iPhone Manager, stands fully ready to manage category-wide iPhone data including photos, music, videos, create ringtone, etc on iOS 11.2.1 or earlier.   DearMob iPhone Manager for Windows and Mac works in…

Synchronoss Welcomes Mary Clark as Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President

Business Wire IndiaSynchronoss Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNCR) (the “Company” or “Synchronoss”), a global leader and innovator in cloud, messaging and digital products, has appointed Mary Clark as its new Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of Product. Ms. Clark offers more than 25 years of mobile industry experience. She is a highly visible and well-respected industry thought leader, regularly speaking at major global industry events, on a wide range of issues. In her new role at Synchronoss, Ms. Clark…

ABB and Formula E Partner to Write the Future of E-Mobility

Business Wire IndiaABB and Formula E are teaming up in a ground-breaking partnership to champion e-mobility for a sustainable future. Since its first race in Beijing in September 2014, Formula E has established itself as the number one all-electric international motor sport. In the next level of development, global pioneering technology leader ABB is bringing its name and innovation and technology leadership to the series, which will be now known as the “ABB FIA Formula E Championship.”   This press release features…

Assurant and The Warranty Group Amend Deal Structure

Business Wire IndiaAssurant, Inc. (NYSE: AIZ),a premier global provider of risk management solutions, and The Warranty Group, a global leader of protection plans and related programs, and a portfolio company of TPG Capital, jointly announced that they have amended the structure of their $2.5 billion transaction, previously announced on October 18, 2017. Under the revised terms, Assurant, Inc. will acquire TWG Holdings Limited and its subsidiaries, and remain a Delaware corporation. This change follows recently enacted U.S.…