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To reduce dependence on Zomato and Swiggy, restaurants seek own delivery platform
The restaurant industry that has been clashing with food delivery platforms over prices and commissions is planning its own digital offerings and delivery services to reduce dependence on aggregators such as Swiggy and Zomato.
Hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak and the lockdown, restaurants are also looking at a common loyalty programme that can help the business grow in the future, which will be very different from the pre-coronavirus world.
"Aggregators have become virtual landlords, they came in trying to solve a genuine problem but eventually they are just decimating the small businesses with their business policies," Thomas Fenn, a National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) member, said addressing a virtual town hall on May 6.
The industry should work together to create an alternate technology solution to expand business in the post-Covid19 world, Fenn, who owns the popular Mahabelly restaurant in New Delhi, said.
Close to 500 people had logged into the Facebook live session.
While NRAI didn't share details of its plan, Fenn said the focus would be on easy reconciliation, transparent pricing, cheaper delivery and protection of customer data.
Citing NPCI offering UPI, TCS helping run passport services and Infosys the GST Network, Rahul Singh, cofounder of Beer Café, said the industry was looking for a similar solution to bring all restaurants onto a common platform.
The owners have complained against aggregators' predatory pricing, high commissions and even hiding customer data from restaurants.
"They have been using our own data to develop private label solutions and their own brands, at the same time they hide details about customers who are ordering from us," said Fenn.
Even commissions had shot up to 24 percent from around 6 percent, making life difficult for restaurants, he added.
Swiggy has its private labels like The Bowl Company and Homely. It also runs Access Kitchens or virtual kitchens that process orders only from Swiggy. Even Zomato has a cloud kitchen called Zomato Kitchen.
This is the first time the food and beverage industry is trying to create an alternative digital platform, the success will depend on the coming together of a highly fragmented and dispersed sector.
The technology used by Swiggy and Zomato has made ordering and tracking deliveries simple, how much it can be replicated by an industry body run by restaurant owners and celebrity chefs is something that needs to be watched.
Three factors -- customer loyalty, online orders and payments and digitised delivery logistics--will drive the solution NRAI is looking for.
It can leverage social media platforms like WhatsApp, Facebook or Instagram to reach out to consumers.
Given that Facebook was working with Reliance's Jio Platforms to expand into a hyperlocal delivery with small stores as suppliers, Fenn said something similar could be done in the food delivery business as well.
Most restaurants didn't employ delivery staff to cut costs but outsourcing it to Swiggy and Zomato was working out to be more expensive, he said.
"For instance, we can leverage Dunzo, Delhivery and so many other players for our delivery partnerships, there are ways to connect restaurants to delivery partners by leveraging technology," he said.
The restaurant industry had never worked on a common loyalty programme and that was something that could be looked at, NRAI president Anurag Katriar, also CEO deGustibus Hospitality, said.
"We are in an advanced stage of discussion around creating a restaurant network-wide loyalty programme, a customer can eat in one restaurant and get points redeemable in another restaurant, that will be a force multiplier for business," he said.
This could be aimed at Zomato's loyalty programme Zomato Gold that covers restaurants across major cities. This programme had been a flashpoint between Zomato and restaurant partners.
On "contactless dining", a term Zomato and few other restaurant aggregators have thrown about, Katriar said NRAI was looking at bringing in a digital dining experience to make consumers feel safer when eating out.
NRAI represents more than 5 lakh restaurants in a $4-billion industry.
With restaurants shut across the country, the food and beverage industry has been one of the worst-hit sectors, with more than 70 lakh people looking at a bleak future.
NRAI has on multiple occasions sought the government's intervention to bail out the industry but, so far, nothing has come of it.
Not just restaurants, food delivery platforms are facing similar problems. With the lockdown in its third phase and an uptick in coronavirus cases, orders have dwindled.
Will the coronavirus outbreak tear apart a partnership that has changed the way India eats or will the warring sides find a way to stick it out? Only time will tell.
Disclosure: Reliance Industries Ltd. is the sole beneficiary of Independent Media Trust which controls Network18 Media & Investments Ltd.
courtesy: money control
Indian Railways to start special trains from May 12, bookings on IRCTC
The Indian Railways will be gradually starting passenger train operations from May 12, initially, with 15 pairs of trains (30 return journeys), the government has said.
It has said that these special trains will run as special trains from New Delhi station connecting Dibrugarh, Agartala, Howrah, Patna, Bilaspur, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Secunderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Madgaon, Mumbai Central, Ahmedabad and Jammu Tawi.
The booking for reservation in these trains will start from May 11 at 4 pm, the government has said, adding that the booking option will be available only on IRCTC website.
"Ticket booking counters at the railway stations shall remain closed and no counter tickets (including platform tickets) shall be issued. Only passengers with valid confirmed tickets will be allowed to enter the railway stations," the government has said.
"It will be mandatory for the passengers to wear face cover and undergo screening at departure and only asymptomatic passengers will be allowed to board the train," it added.
The railways had shut services after a national lockdown was announced following the outbreak of coronavirus in the country. The government is currently running special services, called Shramik special trains, for stranded migrants to travel back to their respective states.
The Ranking downgrade of SBI, Bank of Baroda, and ICICI Bank
Bank of America has downgraded the ratings for four of India's largest banks -- the State bank of India (SBI), Bank of Baroda, IndusInd Bank and ICICI Bank.
The emerging cycle of non-performing assets will be the 'biggest nightmare of 2020' according to Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma.
Bank of America's downgrade follows in the footsteps of UBS and CLSA, who also slashed their expectations from banks.
According to Sharma, the rise of bad loans is likely to spillover beyond banks to the fintech sector where a large number of startups have been giving out small unsecured loans.
Indian banks had barely cleaned up the massive pile of unpaid loans from the country's corporates, the coronavirus pandemic is barrelling into an economic crisis that may bring a fresh wave of non-performing assets (NPA) -- this time from the small borrowers.
Bank of America (BoA) has downgraded the earnings estimates for four of the biggest banks in India -- the State Bank of India (SBI), Bank of Baroda, IndusInd Bank and ICICI Bank.
This is what Vijay Shekhar Sharma, the billionaire founder of Alibaba-backed Paytm, described as the 'biggest nightmare' of 2020 in an exclusive chat with Business Insider on April 10.
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SBI, part of the Fortune 500 list, saw the biggest slash in rating, from being a stock that people should buy to a stock that's now expected to underperform alongside Bank of Baroda (BoB).
Even IndusInd Bank, where more than 90% of the customers have chosen not to opt for the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) three-month moratorium on repayments has been downgraded to neutral -- the same as ICICI Bank.
The only bank which managed to avoid a cut is HDFC Bank -- the equity that BoA maintains a 'buy' rating for in the sector.
However, BoA isn't the only one to lower its expectations. UBS also cut its estimates after banking shares dipped by over 30% in April.
This was followed by CLSA slashing the target price on banks by up to 70%.
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Experts believe that most fintech lending companies that hold non-banking financial company (NFBC) licenses will take a significant hit as a result of the coronavirus crisis -- especially since they don't fall into the RBI's offer of the three-month moratorium on repayments.
The RBI reduced the reverse repo rate to increase liquidity for NBFCs but that only solves one part of the problem. "There is a moratorium, but even after that, people will not have money to pay. So there will a pass credit rating discount which will happen in this country," Sharma predicted.
Startup NBFCs were booming in 2019 with as many as 69 companies garnering $593 million of capital and now both the companies and the investors are staring at a possible spike in bad loans. Indian banks already have a massive pile of bad loans amounting to over ₹9 lakh crore at last count.
"There should be a moratorium on credit ratings also," said Kanchan Gupta from the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), in agreement with Paytm's Sharma.
With cash flow drying up as people struggle to repay their loans and investors shy away from loosening their purse strings, it's not just banks, even fintech startups are going to get hit on both sides of their balance sheets.
courtesy: business insider
Amazon introduces Prime Gaming in India with free in-game content for Prime subscribers
Amazon Prime members in India get access to a variety of benefits ranging from faster delivery times to Prime-exclusive deals, along with access to services like Prime Video, Amazon Music, and more. Adding on to the list, Amazon has now introduced gaming offers for Prime members in the country, offering free in-game content like collectable characters, upgrades, in-game currency, and Prime-only tournaments, in a couple of popular mobile games.
As per a recent report from the Times of India, Amazon has set up a new micro site for the gaming benefits which lists down all the games in which members will be able to unlock the new benefits. These include popular titles like Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, World Cricket Championship, Black Desert Mobile, Words with Friends 2, Mafia City, and The Seven Deadly Sins. To claim the Prime benefits in these games, users will have to log-in to the game with their Amazon Prime account and click on 'Allow' when prompted.
In a statement regarding the new Prime benefits, Akshay Sahi, Director and Head of Prime at Amazon India, said, "With the launch of Prime gaming, we continue to make Amazon Prime more valuable for members in India. We recognize the need for in-game content by mobile gamers to enhance their playing experience and are delighted to provide access to this content free to Prime members. We will continue to add new in-game content for other popular games, with frequent content refreshes."
For now, the free content line-up is quite limited and includes things like a Stadium Unlock for World Cricket Championship, 50 Gold and 10K cash for Mafia City, an item chest, hero and skin trial cards for Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, and a Mystery Box for Words with Friends 2. However, you can expect new content and games to be added to the list in the near future.
courtesy: xda developers
Microsoft offers $100,000 to hack its custom Linux OS
Microsoft is offering hackers up to $100,000 if they can break the security of the company's custom Linux OS. The software giant built a compact and custom version of Linux last year for its Azure Sphere OS, which is designed to run on specialized chips for its Internet of Things (IoT) platform. The OS is purpose-built for this platform, ensuring basic services and apps run isolated in a sandbox for security purposes.
Microsoft now wants hackers to test the security of the Azure Sphere OS, paying up to $100,000 if the Pluton security subsystem or Secure World sandbox is breached. The bug bounty program is part of a three-month research challenge that runs from June 1st until August 31st. "We will award up to $100,000 bounty for specific scenarios in the Azure Sphere Security Research Challenge during the program period," explains Sylvie Liu, a security program manager at Microsoft's Security Response Center.
The challenge is focused on the Azure Sphere OS itself, and not the underlying cloud portion that's already eligible for Azure bounty program awards. Microsoft is specifically looking for a group of security researchers to try and break its Linux OS security. Physical attacks are out of scope, but researchers can apply to be part of the challenge here.
Azure Sphere was announced at last year's Build developer conference, and it's still relatively new. Businesses like Starbucks are rolling out Azure Sphere to secure its store equipment, which feeds back data points on the type of beans, coffee temperature, and water quality for every shot of espresso.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sees IoT devices as a key area for the company, describing its cloud business as the biggest hardware business at Microsoft earlier this year. Nadella is chasing the billions of IoT devices that analysts predict will be in use over the next decade. Azure Sphere is a key part of the mission to help secure and manage these devices, and part of Microsoft's increased push to win a world beyond Windows that's increasingly moving to cloud computing.
Professionals with these top tech skills are in high demand
According to Vikram Ahuja, co-founder, Talent500 by ANSR Consulting, a recruitment platform, there is a huge demand for a full stack developer as firms are now looking at doubling their product development.
Despite hiring activity being badly hit due to the coronavirus outbreak, professionals equipped with certain skills continue to be in demand, according to experts.
These include cloud computing, network architect, full stack developers, data scientists and augmented and virtual reality experts.
Nothing has brought forth the importance of network engineer like COVID-19. Their role includes planning, implementing and managing computer networks. This could include data, voice, calls and wireless networks.
They are also responsible for ensuring connectivity at all times and diagnosing and troubleshooting network errors.
This is one of the hot profiles right now as industries are moving to remote working model.
Who needs them? All firms need network engineers, especially tech firms where they are needed to oversee the network. According to Indeed.com, there are about 105 jobs for freshers and also opening in major firms such as Accenture and Tech Mahindra for the profile.
Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) engineer
What is AR/VR? In AR, technology is used to enhance or augment the real world whereas VR lets you immerse in a whole different world in 3D.
Demand for AR/VR engineers have been on the rise in the last few years with tech majors investing in the technology. But the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed the demand ever further. According to reports, demand for AR/VR technology increased after the virus outbreak intensified increased 2X as companies are looking to train their staff using the technology.
Who is hiring? Tech firms like Google that are making investing in the tech and game developers. According to Naukri.com site, there are close to 180 job postings for VR engineers with payscale ranging between Rs 3 lakh per annum and Rs 15 lakh per annum depending on experience.
Full stack developer
A full-stack developer is someone who can handle both the frontend, which involves the user or the business, and the backend, essentially the technical part.
Who is hiring?
According to Vikram Ahuja, co-founder, Talent500 by ANSR Consulting, a recruitment platform, there is a huge demand for a full stack developer as firms are now looking at doubling their product development. Their salary might range anywhere between Rs 5 lakh per annum to Rs 18 lakh per annum based on experience and talent.
During the Q4 FY2020 results announcements major IT firms had one area where the traction was significant. It was cloud. With the virus outbreak, came the need to migrate to cloud and fast if the companies had to stay in business. Like Arvind Krishna, CEO, IBM pointed out during an event, the pace at which this adoption is happening has accelerated due to COVID-19 and the transformation is happening in few months period compared to few years before.
Who is hiring? All cloud giants are hiring including Google, AWS and Microsoft. According to a report by Virtualisation Review, while Microsoft has reportedly frozen hiring in other areas, it is still recruiting Azure talents. According to executives, salary could range between Rs 4-5 lakh for freshers and Rs 25 lakh for a decade of experience.
AI, Data science and ML
These three skills continue to be in demand as more firms are beginning to invest in digital. Speaking at the IBM Think Digital 2020 event, CEO Arvind Krishna said that every company will be an AI company going forward, for the innovation and scale can come from deploying AI. All sectors from hospitals and banks and startups are investing heavily in AI to make their systems more intelligent and efficient. Data scientists are at the core of all these innovations, who help companies make sense of data.
According to executives, firms are even willing to pay a premium for this talent even amid the crisis. A beginner can get a salary of Rs 8-10 lakh per annum and in a couple of years can step it up to Rs 16 lakh. A data scientist with five to six years of experience can get Rs 30 lakh.
courtesy: money control
Apple WWDC 2020 to take place on June 22: iOS 14 expected for iPhones
Apple has finally revealed when it will be holding its annual worldwide developers conference (WWDC) 2020. The event, which will be hosted online for the first time, will take place on June 22. The firm has also announced the Swift Student Challenge, through which student developers can submit their coding work.
“WWDC20 will be our biggest yet, bringing together our global developer community of more than 23 million in an unprecedented way for a week in June to learn about the future of Apple platforms,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “We can’t wait to meet online in June with the global developer community and share with them all of the new tools we’ve been working on to help them create even more incredible apps and services. We look forward to sharing more details about WWDC20 with everyone as we get closer to this exciting event.”
This year, the company is holding the conference online-only in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic. “The current health situation has required that we create a new WWDC 2020 format that delivers a full program with an online keynote and sessions, offering a great learning experience for our entire developer community, all around the world. We will be sharing all of the details in the weeks ahead,” said Schiller last month.
At the conference, Apple usually unveils the next major iterations of iOS, watchOS, iPadOS, tvOS and macOS. These also hint the arrival of new device later in the year. This time we are expecting Apple to reveal iOS 14 for iPhones.
courtesy: hindustan times
Govt Issues Notice Against Wipro For Benching 300 Employees
The letter by NITES states that Wipro BPO located in Pune (Phase 2 Hinjewadi) has benched its employees starting 23 April 2020 and that the jobs of 300 employees have been put at risk.
Further, the letter points out that this is a clear violation of Maharashtra state Government's and Central Government's directions, rules and regulations.
These employees include those working in the travel and hospitality vertical of Wipro.
The letter states, "On behalf of NITES, Maharashtra we would like to bring to your notice that we have received complaints from employees of Wipro BPO Pune Phase 2 Hinjewadi regarding putting employees on bench to maintain profitability of business under COVID-19 pandemic."
In the letter, NITES demands that the labour commissioner office take strict action against Wipro BPO in Pune stating reasons that the firm has failed to follow the basic policies of Human Rights and violated Maharashtra state government's rule and regulation.
Another employee has also seconded this development and said that employees have been benched by the organization by late April. He revealed that when the employees are put on bench, they are given a specified time limit to find projects. However, it is unclear whether they would be laid off in case they arent able to find any.
In a startling development, it has been revealed that leading IT company Wipro has benched around 300 employees during this lockdown phase, and as a result, their salaries have been slashed.
Maharashtra based IT union National Information Technology Employees Senate (NITES) has complained about this to the Pune Labour commissioner about this. And based on this complaint, office of the Labor Commissioner has issued a notice to Wipro.
On the other hand, Wipro's CFO, Jatin Dalal, has revealed that the company's condition is worse than it was during the 2008 global financial crisis due to its unpredictability.
Saurabh Govil, Chief Human Resources Officer, Wipro said, "We will look at if people can go on furloughs and leaves. If sub-contractor costs can come down and if we can deploy people there. We will have to cut costs wherever possible. These are tough times and we may have to take tough decisions."
The company has also halted revenue guidance due to the lack of clarity and deferred promotions and stopped wage hikes as well.
However, the company has penned a statement that says, "The speculation related to the workforce is unfounded and has no basis. Wipro categorically denies these malicious rumors. Wipro reiterates that there are no retrenchment plans. Also, we request you not to misrepresent or misinterpret intra-company surveys that are undertaken from time to time on various topics. The company has well defined policies and people practices in place to take care of its employees.
Google releases Flutter 1.17 and Dart 2.8 stable SDKs for app development
Flutter is a cross-platform programming framework, aiming to solve the woes of developing cross-platform apps without the mess of non-native code. With knowledge of the Dart programming language, a developer can build apps for Android, iOS, web, and desktop with a unified UI look across all. Flutter 1.9 brought macOS and Catalina support in an alpha state, while v1.12 release matured their support past the pre-alpha state. Now, Google is out with a new v1.17 release of Flutter and v2.8 release of Dart, marking them as the first stable releases for Flutter and Dart in 2020.
Last month, Google had announced changes to its release process. The company's earlier process lacked clarity on when releases would be built, what code would be in it, and so on. Now, Google plans to ship stable releases on a roughly quarterly cycle. This by itself posed a few challenges, as the release infrastructure had to be retooled for the new release process. Now, Flutter 1.17 is being released to the stable channel for developers. Google has closed 6,339 issues since their previous Flutter 1.12 release, and they have closed more bugs than have been opened this year, leading to a net decrease of ~800 issues.
In addition to bug fixes, Flutter 1.17 brings substantial performance improvements, improved support for Metal on iOS, and includes new Material widgets.
Apps built with Flutter 1.17 versus older releases will see a 20-37% speedup for the default navigation case in which there are opaque routes with no transparency. There's also a considerable improvement in app sizes built with Flutter 1.17. For example, the Flutter Gallery sample is now 8.1MB in 2020 versus 9.6MB at the end of 2019. For memory usage, the 1.17 release brings a 70% memory reduction in fast scrolling through large images.
Metal is Apple's low-level graphics API that provides nearly direct access to the underlying GPU of iOS devices. Flutter now uses Metal by default when building for supported iOS devices, making Flutter apps run faster. The improved Metal support improves rendering speeds of iOS apps by about 50% on average. On iOS devices that don't fully support Metal, namely devices with iOS versions lower than 10 and released before the A7 processor, Flutter falls back to OpenGL.
Flutter 1.17 adds support for new Material widgets. There are also updates to existing widgets. For instance, NavigationRail helps developers to add responsive app navigation models to apps and is great for apps that can switch between mobile and desktop form factors. DatePicker and TextSelection overflow widgets have also been updated: DatePicker's new visuals match the updated Material guidelines and add a new text input mode, while TextSelection now has improved fidelity for iOS and Android when buttons are longer than can be displayed without overflowing. Lastly, Google is also shipping the new Animations Package that provides pre-built animations implementing the new Material motion specification.
Other changes in Flutter 1.17
Google has completed implementing the Type Scale portion of the 2018 Material Design specification without breaking existing Flutter apps.
Google Fonts for Flutter v1.0 is also now available. This lets developers experiment with and use any font from fonts.google.com in their app. The developer can decide whether to bundle the font with the APK or whether the user receives the font by downloading it from the API.
Google has improved the accessibility of Flutter apps with fixes to scrolling, text fields, and other input widgets.
Google is also preparing to swap out the current version of Dart DevTools with the new Flutter version. Developers can test this new version by starting DevTools and then clicking the "breaker" icon in the top-right hand corner of DevTools. The biggest improvement in the new Flutter version of Dart DevTools is the new Network tab which shows the network traffic for your Flutter app when you hit the "Record" button.
Another improvement is an experimental "fast start" option allowing you to start Flutter app debugging up to 70% faster when you're building an app for Android.
Google is also giving a shoutout to the Superformula team for remaking the entire MGM Resorts Android app in Flutter.
Dart is the programming language used for building apps in Flutter. With the release of the Dart 2.8 SDK, Google is introducing a couple of changes:
Improvements to the pub client tool, which is used to manage packages downloaded from the pub.dev package repository.
Google has improved the performance of pub get by adding support for parallel fetching of packages and deferring pub run precompilation.
Google has also added a new tool (pub outdated) for ensuring package dependencies are kept up-to-date.
Preparation for Sound null safety, since null references are a common source of application crashes that happen when code attempts to read a variable that has a null value.
Google is preparing to add support for sound null safety in Dart, which will ensure that all variables expressed hold non-null values.
Implementing sound null safety is a huge undertaking that will initially cause breaks in the Dart language and libraries. Google wants developers to be aware of these breaking changes and file any issues on their issue track.
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Future iPhones could come with this cool new audio technology
Apple's iPhones are some of the most advanced smartphones in the market right now. The company leaves no stone unturned in bringing new features and technologies to its smartphones. Now, a new report hints that the company is working on a cool new technology that would improve the audio quality of iPhones by manifolds.
A newly published Apple patent describes that the company is bringing binaural recording to its future iPhone models.
To give you some idea about this technology, binaural recording of sounds leads to a full 3D sound capture. In simple words, devices with this technology are able to reproduce the exact sound scene, which gives the listener the sensation of 'being there'.
In its patent, as noted by Patently Apple, the company says that the binaural recording "can be accomplished through spatial rendering of audio inputs using Head Related Transfer Functions (HRTF), which modifies a sound signal in order to induce the perception in a listener that the sound signal is originating from any point in space."
The company also says that while this approach is compelling for virtual reality VR applications, wherein a user can interact both visually and audibly in a virtual environment, in traditional video capture applications binaural audio can distract a user. "In contrast, monophonic or traditional stereophonic recordings may not provide a sufficient sense of immersion," the patent says.
The patent then dwells into the details as to how this technology would be implemented. You can take a peek at Apple's patent here.
As far as the timeline of implementation of this technology is concerned, there is no word on when Apple iPhones will be able to make binaural recording or if at all this technology will ever make it to iPhones. For now, all we can do is sit tight and wait for Apple to give us a clue about its future plans.
courtesy: hindustan times
Guidelines out for companies willing to work with 33% staff
The authorities of Gurgaon and Noida have issued detailed guidelines for companies willing to open their offices with 33% workforce.
The guidelines mandate companies to strictly observe the social distancing protocol, including restricting the number of people in a lift, providing health insurance to workers and random testing for Covid-19.
The companies have also been advised to keep a one-hour difference between two shifts.
"We have asked the companies to adhere to the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). They will have to sanitise the premises and ensure social distancing," said Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) CEO VS Kundu.
The Uttar Pradesh government has also issued separate protocols for industries and private companies, including those based in Noida, which lies in the 'red zone'.
The local administration has allowed 33% workforce to attend office though employees coming from outside Noida will not be allowed.
"Companies have been asked to do RT-PCR test of 5% staff on random basis. In meetings or training, employees should sit at least 6 ft away from each other," a Noida administration official said.
The work space providers are also taking necessary precautions before re-starting work.
"While we are putting in place all the recommended practices like deep sanitisation of all our centres, regular and strict cleaning of all the touch-points, and continuous temperature monitoring at the entry gate, we will also be informing and updating clients about the practices being put in place," said Akshita Gupta, co-founder and CMO of NCR-based ABL Workspaces.
courtesy - indiatimes
Google - There Is More To Rankings Than Just Quality
Gary Illyes from Google said on Twitter "there's more to ranking than just quality." He added a fact, that Google uses "hundreds of signals to offer users the most relevGoogle - There Is More To Rankings Than Just Qualityant piece of content for their query." Sometimes other ranking signals can push a lesser quality page above the higher quality page in the Google search results.
What does this mean? Gary explained "sometimes that means that indeed they get the highest quality, other times it may mean that they get lower quality, but much faster."
In short, he said that Google uses "hundreds of signals" for ranking web pages in search. So it is not just about, is this page the highest quality page - there are many other signals Google uses for rankings
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Because of IT People
The whole world is in Corona crisis but IT people are working from home and office.
Because of IT people All banking systems continue to function.
Because of IT people the stock trading system continues as it is
Because of IT people All hospitals are functioning because of websites and softwares
Because of IT people ATM software works 24 hours a day to keep it running smoothly,
Because of IT people 24x7 hours of monitoring to keep all websites running,
Because of IT people Internet, phone services are running because softwares that IT people manage.
Because of IT people There are millions of mobile apps that you use every day because of IT
Because of IT people You get uninterrupted Updates on all the news channels because of the news softwares
Because of IT people All entertainment channels are functional because of softwares
Facebook WhatsApp etc. Social media is functioning efficiently today because of IT people.
Because of IT people Your kids are learning online because of IT.
Because of IT people
Pharmaceutical software are running and managed by IT researching software is made by IT people,
All lab test reports are made.
Because of IT people The software that manages the power grid are maintained by IT
There is nothing in the world today that does not require computers and softwares
IT people are working from home so as to ensure everything continues to run smoothly.
*Everyone is saluting to life saving doctors, nurses, police, cleaners, .....*
*But All IT guys who are working behind the scenes and are making the life go deserve even bigger Salute.*
Facebook AI launches Blender, an open-source chatbot
Facebook has launched Blender, an open-domain chatbot for more in-depth and human-like conversations.
Facebook stated that Blender is the first chatbot to build a diverse set of conversational skills.
67 percent evaluators concluded that Blender sounds more human than Google's chatbot Meena.
Facebook's AI has built an open-sourced Blender, the largest, open-domain chatbot, the tech giant's blog noted.
It has been trained on 9.4 billion parameters -- nearly 4 times as many as Google's Meena and more than 10 times as many as the previous largest OS
chatbot available on the internet, Engadget reported.
Facebook stated that Blender is the first chatbot to build a diverse set of conversational skills which include empathy, knowledge and personality in one system.
The bot in terms of engagement feels "more human" according to human evaluators, the blog noted.
To feel more human-like, the bot is designed in such a way that it can assume a persona, discuss nearly any topic, and show empathy -- in natural, 14-turn conversation flows.
Facebook stated the composition used in making the AI. The bot uses transformer neural networks on large amounts of conversational data.
Facebook stated that the chatbot uses previously available public domain conversations that have 1.5 billion training examples of extracted conversations.
"Our neural networks are too large to fit on a single device, so we utilized techniques such as column-wise model parallelism, which allows us to split the neural network into smaller, more manageable pieces while maintaining maximum efficiency," Facebook stated.
Stephen Roller, a research engineer at Facebook's AI lab (FAIR) told Engadget "There are a lot of sophisticated techniques that you have to use in terms of how you chop this thing up. If you split it over different devices and chop it up like the wrong way, then you're going to lose that efficiency that you have and you're not going to be able to scale to these terabyte-sized data sets that we've been working with."
Facebook said that it has introduced Blended Skill Talk (BST) for training and evaluating desirable skills like the use of personality, knowledge, and display of empathy.
Further in the composition goes beam search, token sampling and n-gram blocking.
"To make sure conversational agents don't repeat themselves or display other shortcomings, researchers typically use a number of possible generation strategies after the model is trained," Facebook notes.
To test the bot, it was kept against Meena, Google's chatbot which has not been released yet. The blog states that human evaluators were shown a series of dialogues between humans paired with each respective chatbot.
After being presented with Meena in action and Blender in action, 67 percent of evaluators concluded that Blender sounds more human.
courtesy: india today
Following the government order of letting cab aggregators operate in orange and green zones, Uber has confirmed that it will start operating from Monday (May 4, 2020) in select regions. "If you must travel, Uber is ready to serve residents in these zones from Monday, May 4, 2020. Riders will constantly be notified with further information and the status of specific cities through our app," says the firm.
Users will have to use the Uber app to choose from available rides in their areas. In green zone, Uber recommends that not more than two riders should travel in a single ride at a time, besides the driver. Also, no one should sit next to the driver while travelling.
Areas covered in green zone are Cuttack, Guwahati, Jamshedpur, Kochi, Silvassa and Daman.
The orange zone areas include Amritsar, Gurgaon, Panchkula, Tiruchirapalli, Asansol, Hubli, Prayagraj, Udaipur, Bhubaneshwar, Kozhikode, Puducherry, Vapi, Coimbatore, Mangalore, Rajkot, Vishakhapatnam, Dehradun, Mehsana, Rohtak, Durgapur, Mohali, Thiruvananthapuram, Ghaziabad, Nadiad and Thrissur.
The aggregator has confirmed that it won't be operating in red zones for now. "Our services remain suspended in all cities which fall under the red zone. However, we'll continue to serve our communities in this zone with Uber Essential and UberMedic."
Uber Essential is available in Bangalore, Bhopal, Hyderabad, Indore, Mumbai, Nashik, and Ludhiana. UberMedic is available in Delhi. Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Pune, Kolkata, Patna, Lucknow, Noida, Kanpur, Prayagraj, Agra, Ghaziabad, Jamshedpur, Surat, Guwahati.
Uber safety guidelines:
Uber has mentioned some safety guidelines that it is taking to keep drivers and riders safe.
-If you're sick, please stay home.
-Wash your hands with soap or use a sanitizer before and after every ride.
-It's mandatory to wear a face mask/ covering during an Uber ride. If you sneeze or cough, do so into your elbow or a tissue.
-You can either open the windows for ventilation or ask your driver to switch on the A/C in the fresh air mode only.
-Whenever possible, please use digital payments.
courtesy: hindustan times
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Starting February 15, 2021, G Suite accounts will only allow access to apps using OAuth. Password-based access will no longer be supported.
To strengthen G Suite accounts against hijacking attempts, we'll be turning off access to apps that can access Google accounts with only a username and password, called Less Secure Apps (LSA).
Access will be turned off in stages, according to the following timeline:
June 15, 2020 - Users who try to connect to an LSA for the first time will no longer be able to do so. This includes third-party apps that allow password-only access to Google calendars, contacts, and email such as CalDAV, CardDAV and IMAP. Users who have connected to LSAs prior to this date will be able to continue using them until usage of all LSAs is turned off.
February 15, 2021 - Access to LSAs will be turned off for all G Suite accounts.
What do my customers need to do?
To continue using email, contacts, or calendar tools with their G Suite accounts, customers need to switch to a more secure type of access called OAuth. This connection method allows apps to access account information with a digital key instead of requiring users to reveal their username and password. Instructions for updating email, contacts, and calendar apps are included in the customer message below.
What can I do to support my customers?
We've contacted your affected customers about this change. To better prepare your customers, we recommend taking the following actions as soon as possible:
Carefully review the notification we sent to your customers (copied below). It includes details about switching to third-party apps that use OAuth to securely access G Suite account information.
Follow up with your customers to provide additional support as needed.
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Cheques Transactions to be BAN soon in INDIA
Are you using cheque book for digital transactions.Make sure that you make alternative arrangements because the Narendra Modi Government may soon ban the usage of cheques in order to speed up the acceleration of digital transactions and move towards the less cash society.
Government officials have said that "the decision has already being taken and it would be announced in the next budget session". They have also said that the government has taken this decision after consulting experts and it would have the following benefits
# Digital Transactions
Currently, many high-end digital transactions are done through cash and cheques are used to withdraw cash.Govt feels that cheques are withdrawn more high-end transaction would be a shift to digital platforms such as IMPS, RTGS and NEFT. Although there is a ban on cash transaction above Rs 2 lakhs this doesn't apply to cheques as there is no limit on cash withdrawal using cheques.
# Reduction in pending cases
Currently, many cheque bounce cases are filed in courts and these take a long time to solve as these are civil cases and these are not filed in consumer courts and this adds backlog to the Judiciary. If cheques are abolished people would shift to the digital transaction and there are various platforms available to complain if a digital transaction fails and thereby reducing the judiciary backlog and they can concentrate on other important cases.
BHIM App - Digital Payment Transactions via Finger Print - NO CARD/CASH
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched a UPI (United Payments Interface) based app called BHIM, short for Bharat Interface for Money. The BHIM app is a straightforward UPI app, which would allow anyone to make simple digital payments directly from their bank account, and it is now available for download.
The BHIM app is supposed to support Aadhaar-based payments, where transactions will be possible with just a fingerprint impression, but that facility is yet to start.
The UPI-based BHIM app allows anyone to pay or receive money through online banking, unlike a wallet where you have to first load the money before you can use it.
"Be it a smartphone or feature phone of Rs 1,000-1,200, BHIM app can be used. There is no need to have Internet connectivity," says PM Modi. "One only needs a thumb. There was a time when an illiterate was called 'angutha chchap'. Now, time has changed. Your thumb is your bank now. It has become your identity now."
Let's take a closer look at everything you need to know about the BHIM app.
Also seeBHIM app explained in 10 points
What is BHIM app?
With the BHIM app, anyone can send or request money through the app to make a digital payment. The app is linked to your bank account, so you don't have to load money in it unlike a wallet, and a merchant does not have to worry about transferring the money back to their bank account.
How to download BHIMP app?
Download the BHIM app by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) on Google Play to start using the free Android app.
How to download BHIM app for iPhone?
BHIM app is presently now available on Android and will come to iPhone 'soon'.
How exactly does the app work?
BHIM lets you choose your preferred bank, after it has verified your mobile number. You get an SMS, so it's best to use the same number as the one that's linked to the bank account. BHIM will ask you to set a 4-digit passcode. Pick something you won't forget easily because you'll need the code every time you open the app.
The app will then ask you to select your bank. If your account is UPI activated, it will reflect the relevant number. You'll see options to send and receive money, and transact via IFSC. If UPI is not activated, you can put in six digits of your debit card number, and the expiry date, after which the app will let you use it.
To send money, type in the mobile number or VPA address. BHIM will verify the payee. Type in the amount, and hit pay. If the payee doesn't have UPI, tap on the three dots above the send money option. The ACCOUNT + IFSC option will open up, where you can put in the details.
One problem currently is that you can access only one account per mobile number. So if your number is linked to two accounts, you will have to disable the selected one and go back to the bank selection option.
How do I use BHIM app?
After you download the BHIM app, you'll have to register your bank account through the app, and set a UPI PIN. Your mobile number is your payment address, and you can start transacting. Through the app, you can send or receive money to a phone number, check balance, or scan a QR code to make a payment without sharing a phone number.
Using the BHIM app, money can also be sent to non-UPI banks through IFSC, like you do with normal net banking.
Does the BHIM app work on feature phones?
Apart from the Android app, the interface behind the BHIM app can be accessed using USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) from feature phones - you will need to dial *99# to access it. With this method, an Internet connection will not be required to use the core functionality behind the BHIM app.
What banks support the BHIM app?
All the major banks are supported by the BHIM app - as long as the bank supports UPI, you will be able to access your money through the BHIM app.
The list of banks supported by the BHIM app is as follows:
Bank of Baroda
Bank of India
Bank of Maharashtra
Catholic Syrian Bank
Central Bank of India
Indian Overseas Bank
Karur Vysya Bank
Kotak Mahindra Bank
Oriental Bank of Commerce
Punjab National Bank
South Indian Bank
Standard Chartered Bank
State Bank of India
Union Bank of India
United Bank of India
What are the BHIM app transaction limits?
There is a maximum of Rs. 10,000 per transaction permitted, and Rs. 20,000 within 24 hours.
What's so special about BHIM then?
BHIM also has options to transfer via IFSC and MMID as well for non-UPI banks. It indicates the government has decided to go with one app that will enable digital payments via UPI. Of course, for BHIM to be of use to a majority of people, everyone must start accepting and activating UPI as a payment method.
As of now, iOS users are out of this system -- and Apple devices are used by affluent users who are often likely to do a lot of digital transactions. From an infrastructure point of view, there's a long way to go before BHIM becomes India's default payments app. The Internet is spotty or non-existent across vast swathes of the land. And the Aadhaar-based payments part for BHIM is yet to be rolled out fully
Millions of Google accounts compromised after Android malware attack
Malicious software designed to attack Android smartphones has breached the accounts of more than a million Google users, security researchers said Wednesday.
The report by Check Point Software Technologies said the malware dubbed Gooligan targets devices running Android 4.0 and 5.0, which represent nearly 74 percent of mobile devices using the Google-powered operating system.
The attacks can steal email addresses and authentication data stored on the devices to access sensitive data from Gmail, Google Photos, Google Docs and other services, Check Point said.
"This theft of over a million Google account details is very alarming and represents the next stage of cyber-attacks," said Michael Shaulov, Check Point's head of mobile products.
"We are seeing a shift in the strategy of hackers, who are now targeting mobile devices in order to obtain the sensitive information that is stored on them."
Check Point said researchers discovered Gooligan's code in an application last year and that a new variant appeared in August 2016, affecting some 13,000 devices per day. About 57 percent of those devices are located in Asia and about nine percent are in Europe.
"The infection begins when a user downloads and installs a Gooligan-infected app on a vulnerable Android device, or by clicking on malicious links in phishing attack messages," the company said in a statement.
Attackers can gain control over the device and generate revenue by fraudulently installing apps from Google Play and rating them on behalf of the victim.
Check Point said it reported the details of the malware to Google, and that the tech giant indicated it would take steps to protect users.
Google did not immediately respond to an AFP query.
Courtesy: Economic Times
Saithan Hunts for Jayalakshmi
Vijay Antony released his first 10 mins of movie officially in his channel to create tempt about this thriller concept. This might be the very bold move in Indian cinemas. Again, the movie story is based on the great writer Sujatha.! No longer available
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Secrets Hidden Purposefully in the EPIC History1) Ravana was a strict vegetarian, and always against animal sacrifice. So whenever he came to know about yagya, he would go their and destroy yagya, and release the animals which were captured for 'sacrifice in yagya'. But many puranas are telling only the part of he destroyed yagyas. Jain scripts are telling why he destroyed them.
2) 'Ashwamegha yagya' was sending a horse through out the land, if any country didn't receive it ,then the sender(king) would invade them and conquer that country and join it with their kingdom. If any country receives it with flowers, then the sender won't invade them, but they have to pay taxes to the sender every year. This horse would run through out the country and return to the sender. So this was like indirect invasion on all countries.Ravana opposed these kind of atrocities of big kingdoms, so he became the common enemy for many kingdoms.
3) Ravana always won the countries but he never ruled them, he always left the defeated country to its people. He always ruled his native country only.
4) Ravana's wife,his sister,his daughter all were educated women.
5) Ravana,his father,his son, through out his hereditary every male has one wife only.
6) Ravana,and his son never touched drinks.
7) There were medicinal works,music grammer got created by ravana.
Ravana was an extra ordinary multi tasking person. In old days multi tasking persons were called as 'Avadhani'. They would exhibit this by doing drawing,simultaneously counting,simultaneously answering questions,etc.Generally the maximum simultaneous tasks , a avadhani can do is 8. But ravana was capable of doing 10 tasks simultaneously. So he was called as 'Dhasamana', means 10 head.Means his one head is equal to 10 heads. Later many persons mistook it as ravana was having 10 separate heads.
9) Ravana gave equal rights to women. So a girl can propose to a male. This is what happened when ravana's sister met rama's brother. Rama,and his brother considered it as inappropriate and cut her nose,ears. This raged Ravana's anger and brought the consequences.
10) Ravana was an expelled student from saints(Saint Agathiyar lineage). The reason was either due to animal sacrificing, or he didn't like to keep quite when some kingdoms ruled in a wrong way. Unfortunately the saints didn't expect this, he was the best student, so they were afraid that if he enter into war path, nobody can stop him. They asked Saint Agathiyar to stop him.
11) Agathiyar challenged him for a musical fight. The bet was Ravana should not come to south india again, He should stay in Sri Lanka. Ravana agreed with it. Agathiyar used Veena made up of wooden materials, But ravana's was made up of metal. Ravana refused to participate, because agathiyar's veena was made up of wood , the dual was not fair, and if Ravana wins people would say that due to veena quality only ravana won. Agathiyar insisted on starting the dual irrespective of the Veena quality. The challenge started smoothly, later Agathiyar used high frequency raagas. Ravana has to play the same in his veena. Due to his metalic veena,that created resonance tore the string out, and ravana lost.
12) Saints advised rama that if he create an army full of warriors, ravana would surely defeat it.Rama created Army of monkeys based on the advise of Saints. Everybody counted on Ravana's 'Not killing animals' character. It worked out. Ravana didn't order his army to attack the monkeys till his death. He also fought against rama , but not against monkeys.
13) Ravana never used Horse,Elephant in his army. Otherwise few elephants are enough to kill so many monkeys.
14) Ravana didn't use chariot which was pulled by horse. Instead he used 'Pushpaka Vimana'(Kind of a helicopter). His son used One chariot which can fly in the air.
15) Based on saints advice rama made all of his weapons from woods alone. Ravana found it unfair to use steel weapons against a person who has only wooden weapons. So he didn't use his sword,metal arrows,metal weapons against rama. He didn't even wear breast plate, because it was made up of metal. Unluckily he was not having any weapon made up of wood.
16) Ravana took Sita, but he never touched her. He never put her into prison. He put her into flowery place. He sent his own daughter to take care of Sita, because one princess to the other. All Ravana expected from rama is a single 'sorry' for his act of cutting his sister's body parts. He was adamant in it, even though many persons told him to leave the matter.
17) After so many centuries Facts became stories,stories became myths,myths became puranas. (Puranas were written by authors. They have to say that winning king was good, and defeated king was bad. Otherwise their head won't be allowed to stay on their neck.)
1) Vaishnavas were having a habit of eating non-veg. Because in yagya they put animal body parts into fire. After yagya they eat them. This included beef. This was the scenario before Mahabaratham. Proof: In temples you can see a separate place which would have a big,strong beam in the middle called as 'dhuvajasthambam'. Cow,and other animals would be tied in this, before it got cut. There would be another place where there would be a hip height flat stone place called as 'Balippedam',which is used for sacrificing animals( Now a days this one is used for breaking the coconuts).
This habit got changed later due to various saints teaching.
2) Aadhi shankarar conquered many jains through arguments. The defeated jains,their disciples,family persons,and their relatives converted into Vaishnav.
3) Jains were strict vegetarians. They changed their god in one day. But they could not change there food habits in a single day. They brought vegetarianism into Vaishnava. In the immediate next generation many Vaishnavs started to follow Vegetarianism. Because there ancestors were Converted Jains. Soon all of Vaishnava people started to follow Vegetarianism.
4) Aaadhi Shankarar almost changed 70% of the country into Vaishnava through defeating other religions like saiva,jains,buddhism through arguments. So almost 70% of the country followed the Vaishnav, thereby followed the vegetarianisam introduced by Jains.
5) When later the foreign invaders put the whole country religions into a domain 'Hinduism',they considered the Vegetarianism as 'Hinduism' method.
6) Many saints also opposed beef eating, due to the fact that India is a warm weather country, so beef would create heavy fat,thereby health problems. They put it as a law through religion works.
1) After Ravana got defeated, many of his people in south india were not given job due to the fact that ruling party didn't like to get resistance from the nearby kingdom people. They don't like to raise the defeated past kingdom people. They were denied for job for centuries. Further kingdoms followed this. This brought them down to poverty. They became downtrodden people.The job they got mostly was drumming.
2) This drum was made up of cow skin. So, they had to kill the young cows to get it's skin. Later they thought that , the cow meat is going waste, why don't we eat it. Due to poverty , and single cow can give plenty of food in the form of meat to many persons, their diet fully changed into cow. Beef became their common diet. These people later called as ScheduledCaste(SC) people.
21st Century India. One news channel broadcasted an event that
"A hindu person beat 5 SC people because they ate beef"
Valmiki Ramayana,Jain Puranas,Koorma Purana,Some other puranas, Research works. I could not remember them properly. Not from any specific book. Don't prefer translations, many authors are translating intentionally in a wrong way, prefer original Sanskrit versions.
உலகெங்கும் coca cola போன்ற பல குளிர்பானத்தை சந்தைப்படுத்தும் அமெரிக்க நாட்டின் ஜனாதிபதிகூட ஆரோக்கிய பானம்
இதைப் பார்த்தாவது அந்நிய பானங்களின் மீதுள்ள மோகத்தை தவிருங்கள்...!!
ஆரோக்கியமா வாழவேண்டுமா இளநீர் குடியுங்கள்.
Google New Messaging App - ALLO
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More details - https://allo.google.com/! No longer available
SpaceX - Static Fire Anomaly - AMOS-6 - Facebook Satellite Destroyed VideoMessage from Mark Zuckerberg
As I'm here in Africa, I'm deeply disappointed to hear that SpaceX's launch failure destroyed our satellite that would have provided connectivity to so many entrepreneurs and everyone else across the continent.
Fortunately, we have developed other technologies like Aquila that will connect people as well. We remain committed to our mission of connecting everyone, and we will keep working until everyone has the opportunities this satellite would have provided.! No longer available
Happy Internaut Day! - Celebrating 25 Years of Internet (WWW)
Thanks to Sir Tim Berners-Lee!
Web Inventor and Founding Director of the World Wide Web Foundation
Can you imagine a day without access to the Internet?
The World Wide Web forms an integral part of modern existence, but it was not until August 23, 1991 that its inventor, a British scientist at CERN, Tim Berners-Lee allowed its access to the general public - the non-technical people.
Today marks the 25th anniversary of public access to the world of endless information.
Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web (WWW) in 1989 while working at CERN. It was originally conceived and developed to meet the demand for automatic information-sharing between scientists in universities and institutes around the world.
Subsequently, the web was opened to all. Berners-Lee is now dedicated to enhancing and protecting the Web's future.
By definition, 'Internaut' is a portmanteau of the words 'Internet' and 'astronaut' and refers to a designer, operator, or technically capable user of the Internet.
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Happy birthday Madras, you turned 377 today and still you look beautiful as before !So here from Chennai Memes we bring you some mind blowing facts about madras a.k.a chennai on this special occasion.
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Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.83 billion
After a months-long bidding process and many layoffs, Yahoo has finally found a buyer. Verizon (which owns AOL, which owns TechCrunch) is officially acquiring Yahoo’s core business for $4.83 billion in cash, which includes Yahoo’s advertising, content, search and mobile activities.
“Just over a year ago we acquired AOL to enhance our strategy of providing a cross-screen connection for consumers, creators and advertiser,” Verizon Chairman and CEO Lowell McAdam said in the release. “The acquisition of Yahoo will put Verizon in a highly competitive position as a top global mobile media company, and help accelerate our revenue stream in digital advertising.”
Yahoo’s stakes in Alibaba and Yahoo Japan aren’t part of the acquisition. These stakes are worth tens of billions of dollars alone. As of Friday July 22nd, Yahoo’s 15 percent stake of Alibaba represented $31.2 billion, and its 34 percent of Yahoo Japan was worth $8.3 billion. Yahoo’s patent portfolio, which is worth around $1 billion, isn’t part of the sale either. Yahoo’s Sunnyvale headquarters are part of the acquisition, a source told TechCrunch.
Yahoo will be integrated with AOL, and Verizon EVP and President of the Product Innovation and New Businesses organization Marni Walden is going to lead the process. AOL CEO Tim Armstrong also mentions Marissa Mayer in his memo though. “For me personally, I’m planning to stay. I love Yahoo, and I believe in all of you. It’s important to me to see Yahoo into its next chapter,” Mayer wrote in an internal Yahoo memo. The transaction is expected to close in Q1 2017.
“Yahoo is a company that has changed the world, and will continue to do so through this combination with Verizon and AOL. The sale of our operating business, which effectively separates our Asian asset equity stakes, is an important step in our plan to unlock shareholder value for Yahoo,” Marissa Mayer said in the release. “This transaction also sets up a great opportunity for Yahoo to build further distribution and accelerate our work in mobile, video, native advertising and social. Yahoo and AOL popularized the Internet, email, search and real-time media. It’s poetic to be joining forces with AOL and Verizon as we enter our next chapter focused on achieving scale on mobile. We have a terrific, loyal, experienced and quality team, and I couldn’t be prouder of our achievements to date, including building our new lines of business to $1.6 billion in GAAP revenue in 2015. I’m excited to extend our momentum through this transaction.”
Last year, Verizon acquired AOL for $4.4 billion to boost its media and advertising businesses. Verizon remains a giant telecom company, but the acquisitions of AOL and now Yahoo show that the company wants to diversify its revenue and operations.
Once the deal closes, Verizon wants to merge Yahoo and AOL to form a bigger advertising and media subsidiary. This way, AOL gets more scale and reaches enough internet and mobile users to become an advertising giant reaching hundreds of millions or even billions of people.
As we noted last week when reports emerged that a deal was imminent, AOL has been preparing for this integration process for months already. It will be a sizeable integration process, and the company seems to want to hit the ground running when it comes to combining the two teams.
Eventually, Verizon wants to compete with Google and Facebook when it comes to advertising. Online advertising is currently dominated by the two Silicon Valley-based companies. Verizon wants to become the third way.
This isn’t the first time a telecom company has been looking at ways to provide and operate more than dumb pipes for computers and phones — Verizon now wants to control what’s going through these pipes. And the company is investing a lot of money in this venture.
“Our mission at AOL is to build brands people love, and we will continue to invest in and grow them. Yahoo has been a long-time investor in premium content and created some of the most beloved consumer brands in key categories like sports, news and finance,” AOL CEO Tim Armstrong said in the release. “We have enormous respect for what Yahoo has accomplished: this transaction is about unleashing Yahoo’s full potential, building upon our collective synergies, and strengthening and accelerating that growth. Combining Verizon, AOL and Yahoo will create a new powerful competitive rival in mobile media, and an open, scaled alternative offering for advertisers and publishers.”
Verizon now faces two challenges if the acquisition is approved by the regulator. First, the integration process will be tough. In its most recent earnings call, Yahoo said that its headcount stands at 8,800 employees and 700 contractors — by comparison, AOL has around 5,600 employees. So merging two big teams with thousands of employees will be no small feat for everyone involved. Second, Yahoo has been losing quite a bit of money. Verizon will need to turn Yahoo into a money-making, profitable company otherwise it’s going to hurt AOL’s bottom line.
In the official announcement, Verizon named a few reasons that justified an acquisition. Yahoo has a global audience of more than 1 billion users, including 600 million on mobile. The company also owns premium brands in finance, news and sports. Yahoo Mail has 225 million monthly active users. And when it comes to advertising technology and analytics, Verizon named Brightroll, Flurry and Gemini. Interestingly, Verizon didn’t mention Tumblr.
In February and after years of turmoil, Yahoo officially announced that it was exploring acquisition offers. A month later, activist investor Starboard wrote a controversial letter saying that the entire board should be replaced and both the board and the management team were dragging their feet on the acquisition process.
Between the lines, you could see that Starboard wanted to sell Yahoo as quickly as possible and maximize the acquisition price. But Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer kept giving interviews and saying that she could turn the company around in five to seven years.
When Marissa Mayer joined Yahoo in July 2012, she had big plans to make Yahoo relevant again. She doubled down on mobile, made dozens of acqui-hires, acquired Tumblr for $1.1 billion, acquired Brightroll for $640 million and revamped key products, such as Yahoo Mail, Flickr, Yahoo Weather and Yahoo Messenger.
But all of these changes didn’t really boost the company’s bottom line, leading to today’s acquisition.
While Verizon has been the most likely buyer from day one, other potential buyers included AT&T, a private equity group led by TPG, and an investor group led by Dan Gilbert of Quicken Loans. Verizon will hold a call in a little bit more than an hour with more details about the transaction. Verizon’s stock is flat (+0.21 percent) in pre-market trading following the news. The deal started leaking on Friday and shareholders anticipated today’s announcement.
Content Source: Tech Crunch
WhatsApp will stop working on many phones end of 2016
WhatsApp, the most popular messaging app platform, is used by almost 95 per cent smartphone users in India. However, there are a few smartphones that will not be able to use WhatsApp by end of this year. According to statements by the popular app service, WhatsApp will be pulled out from Symbian and BlackBerry BBOS this year.
WhatsApp has announced that December 31, 2016 will be the last day for support on Symbian and BlackBerry smartphones. This will also include Nokia S40. WhatsApp also mentioned that older smartphone operating systems on Android, Windows and iOS will also face the same wrath. The announcements were being made since March 2016, but no final date for the final support was made, however, it is now clear.
Those having older Android, iOS and Windows phones and others having feature phones with Symbian and BBOS will be affected. The move from WhatsApp comes in since the market prediction reveals that feature phones will be overtaken by smartphones from 2017 onwards.
Using WhatsApp on older smartphones and feature phones could pose a security threat later since there would be no more updates and security patches supplied by WhatsApp. Third-party developers would opt for the versions and tweak it in order to make them function. However, using a third-party or tweaked application is never recommended.
WhatsApp had announced the end of support for the said operating systems on their blog in February.
'So, by the end of 2016, we will be ending support for WhatsApp Messenger on the following mobile platforms:
BlackBerry, including BlackBerry 10
Nokia Symbian S60
Android 2.1 and Android 2.2
Windows Phone 7.1
iPhone 3GS/iOS 6
While these mobile devices have been an important part of our story, they don't offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app's features in the future. If you use one of these affected mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer Android, iPhone, or Windows Phone before the end of 2016 to continue using WhatsApp.'
Courtesy: Deccan Chronicle
Acer admits hackers stole over over 30,000 customers' credit card details
In another massive security breach, data of as many as 34,500 Acer customers have been hacked. The Taiwanese company recently told California's Attorney General (AG) that hackers broke into the company's online store and stole sensitive customer data.
The company also sent out letters to its customers, saying, "We recently identified a security issue involving the information of certain customers who used our ecommerce site between May 12, 2015 and April 28, 2016, which resulted in unauthorized access by a third party."
According to the company, the leaked data includes information such as customer names, addresses, and credit card numbers including expiry dates and three-digit CVC security codes.
The hack affects company's customers based in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
So far, it's not clear how the hackers broke into Acer's servers. On its part, Acer reportedly said that the breach was was the result of an "unspecified security issue."
Infographic - 6 Most Common Financial Mistakes
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Microsoft is buying LinkedIn for $26 billion
What an amazing day on the LinkedIn campus.
For a few months now, Jeff Weiner, Reid Hoffman, Qi Lu and I have been dreaming about what Microsoft and LinkedIn could do together. It was clear early on that both Microsoft and LinkedIn are centered on a common mission - to empower people and organizations. This sense of purpose and mission is palpable all over campus.
I witnessed first-hand the LinkedIn team's relentless focus on delivering value to its members - something that will never change. We also know that by bringing together the world's leading professional cloud of Office 365 and Dynamics with the world's leading professional network of LinkedIn, we can deliver new delightful and intelligent experiences.
This morning in a public presentation, Jeff and I outlined how we will reinvent new ways to help professionals be more productive and also reinvent selling, marketing and talent management business processes. Think about it - how people find jobs, build skills, get work done and ultimately find success requires a connected professional world.
It requires a vibrant network that brings together a professional's information in LinkedIn's public network with the information in Office 365 and Dynamics. This combination will make it possible for new experiences such as a LinkedIn newsfeed that serves up articles based on the project you are working on and Office suggesting an expert to connect with via LinkedIn to help with a task you're trying to complete.
Of equal importance to this deal, is the distinct sense of purpose and culture that will define our path forward. Just as Microsoft employees joined the company to make a difference in the world, so did LinkedIn's employees - and together, I believe we can have an even greater impact in the future.
Steps to activate Airtel 4G SIM Card
Just send an simple SMS "SIM SPACE NEW_SIM_NUMBER" ("SIM 8991***************") from your airtel mobile number and send it to 121.
You will get SMS "Reply 1 to confirm"
Type 1 and send it to 121
You will get the following message:
"Dear Customer, We have received your request for new SIM activation on airtel mobile 98******** and will be processed shortly.
Your Old SIM will work till the new SIM gets activated."
You will get following message once the SIM gets activated.
"Your new SIM number <8991*************** > has been activated for your mobile number 98********"
The new SIM will be activated within 5 minutes.
Google New Technology - Project ARA! No longer available
Project Ara is a new modular computing platform, allowing devices to be customized for style and function. Choose your high-res camera, add a louder speaker, swap in a better battery. Imagine the possibilities. And we're releasing a developer kit with device later this year. Check for updates here: g.co/ara and follow us on twitter @ProjectAra
Launch of India's First Apple Development Centre in Hyderabad ! No longer available
Chief Minister Sri K. Chandrashekar Rao inaugurated the Apple Development Centre in Hyderabad, Telangana along with the technology major's CEO Mr. Tim Cook and IT Minister Sri KT Rama Rao.
The inaugural event began with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp at WaveRock campus in the IT Corridor of capital city of Telangana. With this, Hyderabad became home to the largest tech development center of Apple Inc outside of US. The event also marks the fact that Hyderabad is now home to four of the top five most valued tech companies' largest offices outside USA. The other being Google, Microsoft and Amazon.
Speaking on the occasion Chief Minister Sri K. Chandrashekar Rao said, "We are honoured Apple chose Hyderabad as a home for its Maps development office" adding, "This will create thousands of jobs here and is a testament to our proactive approach, quality infrastructure and the excellent talent base we have in the region."
"Apple is focused on making the best products and services in the world and we are thrilled to open this new office in Hyderabad which will focus on Maps development," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO. "The talent here in the local area is incredible and we are looking forward to expanding our relationships and introducing more universities and partners to our platforms as we scale our operations. This investment will accelerate Maps development and create up to 4,000 jobs." The new facility at the Waverock campus will provide a world-class, LEED-certified home for the expanding Maps team.
Sri KT Rama Rao, Minister for IT said, "Hyderabad is one of the best cities in India in terms of cost of living, quality of living, human resources, infrastructure, proactive policies and ease of doing business. We have studied and imbibed best practices from across the world while preparing Industrial, ICT and other Policies."
Elaborating on the Industrial Policy, Sri KT Rama Rao requested Mr. Tim Cook to consider building Apple's own campus in Hyderabad and make Telangana the destination for the manufacturing of Apple products in the future.
The Minister also sought Apple's partnership with Telangana Government in Innovation and strengthening T-Hub for mutual growth.
Welcome to NAVIC !!!
Congratulations India! Through ISRO - Indian Space Research Organisation's dedicated efforts and the launch of IRNSS-1G, India joins an elite club of 5 nations that have their own GPS.
Welcome to NAVIC!
Dont Pay Current Bill for Two Months !!!
OLA Is Running Fake Account Racket To Harm Our Business, Says UBER
The competition between the two biggest taxi-hailing companies Uber and Ola takes a new turn on Tuesday when the former accused Ola of adopting fraudulent practices causing huge losses to its local rival. Uber has told Delhi High Court that Ola has created over 90,000 fake accounts on Uber app and they are booking cabs and cancelling them later. For this, Uber has sought a compensation of Rs 50 crore in damages for losses.
However, Ola has denied the charges made against them. They claim this to be Uber’s media gimmick. Uber calculated a total loss of Rs 496,164,780. They also claim that Ola has created a total of 93,859 fake accounts. The Delhi High Court has given Ola four weeks to submit a detailed response though the court has listed the next hearing in September.
While Ola is India’s third-most valuable start-up with a value of $5 billion, Uber is the world’s most valuable start-up.
courtesy: logical indian
How Many 3 is there Find out !!!
Housing Shutdown - Rentals, Rental Agreements, Flatmates, and PG/HostelsA little more than 3 years ago, Housing.com set out to solve a massive problem - making real estate in India more transparent and trustworthy. An idea born out of the struggle faced by our founders to find a decent home in the big city, our dream at the outset was to ensure that everybody had a hassle-free experience while searching for their next home. At the time, it wasn't relevant to us whether our users were interested in buying or renting. We wanted to help everyone, because we sincerely believed that we had a big role to play in cleaning up the murky real estate sector.
Through this journey we saw many exhilarating highs. We were the first online real estate portal in the world to hit 1,000,000 verified listings this August, within just three years of starting out. Back in April, we also became the real estate portal of choice in the country, with 11 Million+ website visits, and our real estate app on the Google Play Store got over 1.2 Million app installs. Not to mention the many innovations by our teams in Technology, Product Design, Engineering, and DSL - Map View, Heat Maps, Child-Friendliness Index, Housing Lifestyle Rating, Slice View, Home Loans, Online Rental Agreements, and so many more. We truly have had a great run, all thanks to you!
But (yes, there is a but) tackling the problem of home search requires unwavering focus. While we started out with several verticals where we could help resolve this issue, namely PGs, Rent, Buy and Resale, and Land & Plots, we've had to take the tough decision of focusing only on one - Buy. With your continued support, we believe that Housing.com can still achieve everything it was created for - a simplified, transparent and convenient home search.
We are packing up our beloved Rentals, Rental Agreements, Flatmates, and PG/Hostels by February end. You will stop seeing these sections of the website and app thereafter. So, act fast! If there are Landlords or Agents you want to contact, Rental Agreements you need to download, potential Flatmates you want to reach out to, and PGs you want to scout for, now's the time to do it. The change is big, but it's for the better. Much better! We have a lot in store for you in the new Buy. So keep an eye out as new features are rolled out over the next few months.
Needless to say, this is bitter-sweet, but there's work to be done. Does this mean we're breaking up? Of course not! Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org whenever you miss us, and we can have a chat.
Your home awaits.
Stop the Bottle on Correct Spot !!!
ATHIKADAVU AVINASHI Water Project & Scheme
A Mass movement in western tamilnadu, India towards global environmental sustainability
WHAT'S ATHIKADAVU AVINASHI GROUND WATER RECHARGE SCHEME ABOUT:-
Bhavani River originates in the Nilgiris district (Ooty) of western Ghats in Tamil Nadu, India. During monsoon seasons the extensive rainfall in the Ooty ,Coonur and other upper reaches of Nilgiri hills reaches the Pillor dam ( athikadavu ), which is situated in the melur Reserve Forest range of western Ghats and finally the excess or surplus water gets wasted by draining to sea after travelling long and long course .
This scheme is about channeling the surplus water from pillor dam during monsoon season to all the high and dry areas of Coimbatore Tirupur and Erode districts of Tamil Nadu, through artificially filling the excess water from the Pillor dam to ponds and lakes through existing streams and artificial channels.
which would recharge back the water table from deep 1000 feet to just 50 feet from the ground level. This athikadavu avinashi scheme would bring revolutionary change in the field of agriculture, human livelihood and industries of the western part of the state of tamilnadu.
WHY THE ATHIKADAVU AVINASHI PROJECT SHOULD BE IMPLEMENTED:-
1. Due to excessive bore well digging and erratic pumping of water by the population, water table in the region has gone down tremendously from 600 to 1500 ft below the level.
2. Taking water from much depth using motor pumps resulted in large consumption of electricity
3. Because water is depleting at a very fast pace, there is an alarming situation that very soon the humans will cause a man made catastrophe by creating an irreversible damage to environment.
4. Farmers, and cattle's are severely affected leading to the food security of India. Because of fast development of farm lands.
BENEFITS OF ATHIKADAVU AVINASHI PROJECT:-
On an average 2 TMC of water is enough for this ground water recharge scheme
1. ATHIKADAVU AVINASHI will bring back water table from 1500 ft to 50 ft from ground level.
2. So 50 lakh people will be benefited in the region.
3. Approximately 48 tanks and 213 smaller ponds will be filled up.
4. ATHIKADAVU AVINASHI scheme benefits an aye cut area of 15000 acres approximately.
5. Drinking water problem in western Tamil Nadu will be solved in areas like Karamadai, Metupalayam, Annur, Avinashi, Puliampatti, Kavilipalayam, Perunduri, and Nambiyur.
6. ATHIKADAVU AVINASHI will stop severe drought like conditions in three districts like coimbatore,Tiruppur and Erode
7. ATHIKADAVU AVINASHI will enormously benefit the population belonging to seven assembly constituencies and five parliamentary constituencies.
Are you eligible for Modi's Startup Action Plan ?Many entrepreneurs were excited by the announcements made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as part of the Startup India Action Plan. There's no doubt the measures were significant, but they do beg the question, are all the startups really eligible for the benefits that were announced?
Here's a quick analysis of the eligibility criteria(please note that the following flow chart is specifically applicable for startups seeking tax exemption):In addition, for a startup to be recognized as one,
It must be an entity registered/incorporated as
a.Private Limited Company under the Companies Act, 2013; or
b.Registered Partnership firm under the Indian Partnership Act, 1932; or
c.Limited Liability Partnership under the Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008.
Five years must not have elapsed from the date of incorporation/registration.
Annual turnover (as defined in the Companies Act, 2013) in any preceding financial year must not exceed Rs. 25 crore.
Startup must be working towards innovation, development, deployment or commercialization of new products, processes or services driven by technology or intellectual property.The Startup must aim to develop and commercialize:
a) a new product or service or process; or
b) a significantly improved existing product or service or process that will create or add value for customers or workflow.
The Startup must not merely be engaged in: developing products or services or processes which do not have potential for commercialization; or
b. undifferentiated products or services or processes; or
c. products or services or processes with no or limited incremental value for customers or workflow
The Startup must not be formed by splitting up, or reconstruction, of a business already in existence.
The Startup has obtained certification from the Inter-Ministerial Board, setup by DIPP to validate the innovative nature of the business, and
a. be supported by a recommendation (with regard to innovative nature of business), in a format specified by DIPP, from an incubator established in a post-graduate college in India; or
b. be supported by an incubator which is funded (in relation to the project) from GoI as part of any specified scheme to promote innovation; or
c. be supported by a recommendation (with regard to innovative nature of business), in a format specified by DIPP, from an incubator recognized by GoI; or
d. be funded by an Incubation Fund/Angel Fund/Private Equity Fund/Accelerator/Angel Network duly registered with SEBI* that endorses innovative nature of the business; or
e. be funded by the Government of India as part of any specified scheme to promote innovation; or
f. have a patent granted by the Indian Patent and Trademark Office in areas affiliated with the nature of business being promoted.
* DIPP may publish a 'negative' list of funds which are not eligible for this initiative.Our Analysis
One of the eligibility criteria states that "The product or service should be a new one or a significantly improved version of existing services or products."Let's take the example of startups who are engaged in creating and developing online marketplaces like Flipkart and Amazon. So a new startup engaged in the same field may not be eligible unless its product is significantly improved than what existing players provide.
Another eligibility criteria states that the startup should get a recommendation letter from the recognized incubator cell or be recognized by the GoI or should be funded by recognized funds. Now this will be quite a task for startups.In our estimate, going by these criteria, roughly 60% of existing startups could be rendered ineligible for the Startup India plan.
An Indian Doctor can't find a job in a Hospital in US so he opens a clinic and puts a sign outside
GET TREATMENT FOR $20 - IF NOT CURED GET BACK $100
A American lawyer thinks this is a great opportunity to earn $100 and goes to the clinic...
Lawyer: "I have lost my sense of taste"
Indian : "Nurse, bring medicine from box no. 22 and put 3 drops in patient's mouth"
Lawyer: "Ugh..this is kerosene"
Indian: "Congrats, your sense of taste is restored. Give me $20"
The annoyed lawyer goes back after a few days to recover his money...
Lawyer: "I have lost my memory. I cannot remember anything"
Indian: "Nurse, bring medicine from box no. 22 and put 3 drops in his mouth"
Lawyer (annoyed): "This is kerosene. You gave this to me last time for restoring my taste"
Indian : "Congrats. You got your memory back. Give me $20"
The fuming lawyer pays him, and then comes back a week later determined to get back $100.
Lawyer: "My eyesight has become very weak I can't see at all "
Indian : "Well, I don't have any medicine for that, so take this $100"
Lawyer (staring at the note): "But this is $20, not $100"
Indian : "Congrats, your eyesight is restored. Give me $20"
You can't beat Indians !!!
Centre may not allow Google Street View
"They told officials that this platform was useful for tourism and disaster management."
The Centre is unlikely to allow Internet giant Google's Street View service in India amid red flags raised by the Ministry of Defence and security agencies.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), which was to take a decision on the matter, has put the ball in the Defence Ministry's court for now, a senior government official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
In April 2015, Google representatives made a presentation on Street View for the MHA. "They told officials that this platform was useful for tourism and disaster management."
They submitted a formal proposal in July to shoot images through high-end cameras and upload them on 'Street View'.
As of now, we can say that intelligence agencies are also stonewalling it," the official said.
Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the Google headquarters in California in September last, it was anticipated that an announcement would be made for giving the plan the green signal. In 2011, Google launched Street View as a pilot project in some of the tourist sites like Qutub Minar, the Thanjavur temple, the Varanasi riverbank, the Taj Mahal, the Red Fort, Nalanda University, Mysore Palace and Chinnaswamy Stadium in partnership with the Tourism Ministry.
Street View allows users to have a panoramic view of places in cities, as they would look in real life. The Internet giant uses cars and bikes fitted with cameras to collect 360-degree images of a place.
"The case of Street View has going back and forth between various departments of Ministries.
"Not all are on the same page when it comes to giving it the go-ahead. We are also looking at the stand taken by countries which have not allowed the platform," the official said.
The service was launched in 2007 in the United States, and has since expanded to other parts of the world.
The Street View imagery has run into trouble in Germany, Greece, Switzerland, Poland and the United Kingdom amid privacy concerns and data protection issues.
User Experience Vs Design
Benefits of Surya Namaskar
Flipkart plans to close its website and switch to mobile app
Flipkart is India's leading e-commerce company which was started in 2007 by Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal. With 33,000 strong workforce and 46 million registered users, Flipkart has emerged as the first billion dollar e-commerce corporation in India. It has constantly been ranked amongst Top 10 websites in India by Alexa. Flipkart's digital innovation has changed online shopping in India.
Flipkart, like its acquisition Myntra, will shut down its website and continue to serve customers through mobile platform. The Vice President of retail and head of brand alliances, Michael Adnani, said that there has been a rise in the sale of smartphones in India and approximately 80% of internet population will be on mobile devices by 2018. This is contrast to a year earlier when 6% of traffic was through mobile. More than 60% of Flipkart's order comes from small towns, where most people have no access to computers and internet broadband. Chief Product Officer, Punit Soni, in an interview with Times of India has also confirmed the transition and said that the company has been following a mobile first approach and experimenting with various aspects of the mobile service in order to create the best shopping experience for the users.
India's internet market is the third largest in the world after China and US. Currently, there are more than 243 million internet users in India. According to experts from Boston Consulting Group, that number is expected to increase to 580 million by 2018 with 70-80% of users accessing from mobile devices.
In recent times, smartphones have become affordable thanks to local sales in India. The rise in smartphone users has allowed more people to get access to mobile apps. In fact, the rate at which Indian consumers have adapted to shopping on app is faster than even the US and China.
Flipkart released its mobile app in 2013, initially for Android devices and later for iOS. The app has been very popular amongst users through its easily accessible features. It allows all basic functions such as browsing through the items, reading product reviews, checking deliver estimates and securing credit card payment. Many users have found the app very convenient because it allows faster checkout than the website. Flipkart has recently announced sales on several items only on the app. This is an indication that the company intends to test its customers before making the move. Cost saving is also in the company's agenda for switching to the app. Those who are familiar with internet technology would know that maintaining a website, reaching out to customers and advertising is an expensive process whereas on app things are more focused to the needs. Moreover, it is relatively easy to collect user data on the app than on website, thereby making easy marketing strategy.
Smart mobile technology with the tap of a button has definitely made shopping simple and convenient. While the competition amongst the e-commerce giants continues to grow, buyers can enjoy seamless shopping experience from the comfort of their homes.
The Internet Lives in a Huge Hotel in Manhattan
Fiber optic cables form a dense nest around a technician - PETER GARRITANO
Biometric mantrap snares (double locking doors) are common security protections - PETER GARRITANO
Fiber optic cables enter and exit carrier hotels through underground vaults. Some of these cables are running local connections, others are on their way to cross the Atlantic - PETER GARRITANO
Raised floors are commonly used to manage wiring and channel cool air ducts directly to server arrays- PETER GARRITANO
New, higher capacity fiber optic cables are fitted onto a rack, replacing slower copper cabling - PETER GARRITANO
20-cylinder diesel engines kick on to keep systems running if primary utilities fail - PETER GARRITANO
Electrical switches transfer and distribute power. PETER GARRITANO
Server racks inside a peering exchange, where large networks exchange traffic with others when a mutual benefit exists. PETER GARRITANO
Ceiling tiles removed for maintenance reveal various conduits-some fiber cabling and some utility lines. PETER GARRITANO
A customer's servers are installed in vacant space on a rack. PETER GARRITANO
A network operations center where a facility is monitored and controlled. PETER GARRITANO
An electrical substation transforms incoming voltage and distributes power through a building. PETER GARRITANO
Techs are on site 24/7 to diagnose and fix issues for clients without immediate access to their equipment. PETER GARRITANO
Technical drawings on a whiteboard. PETER GARRITANO
A technician works on a server. PETER GARRITANO
Conduit carrying lines of power, fiber, and control cables enters a room where backup power systems are connected. PETER GARRITANO
Yellow cables indicate fiber optic lines. The grey wires are lower bandwidth copper cables. PETER GARRITANO
In a sub basement, redundant utility equipment and diesel fuel are stored for disaster recovery. PETER GARRITANO
Construction begins on newly leased floor space. PETER GARRITANO
Security guards in the lobby of 60 Hudson Street, originally built as Western Union's headquarters in 1930. PETER GARRITANO
Build out begins on a floor that will become colocated space. PETER GARRITANO
Fans move warm exhaust air of the roof at 60 Hudson Street. PETER GARRITANO
THERE IS NO shortage of cool stuff to see on the Internet, but the Internet itself--the networks and servers and cables tying it all together--is pretty mundane. Peter Garritano discovered as much when he went behind the scenes at some of New York's big Internet hubs to see how it all works.
Garritano always knew the Internet is as much a place as it is a thing, one where vast networks in frigid rooms move enormous amounts of data around the world. But he didn't have a real understanding of how all that info moves from one place to another, and he wanted to find out. He's spent the last few months doing just that, shooting at five "carrier hotels" where many networks converge to form a single, larger network. That's why they called it the Internet. It allows an unlimited number of different networks to come together as one.
At a carrier hotel, AT&T's network can hook up with Verizon's network. Verizon's network can connect with Google's network. And so on. Mostly, it's a place for connecting big Internet service providers like AT&T and Verizon--the organizations that give homes and business their Internet connections--but increasingly, the companies that run massive applications over the Internet--like Google and Microsoft--are starting to run their own networks as well.
Meanwhile, all sort of other companies that use the Internet can set up machines inside these facilities. That's how they get their websites and other software to you and a world of businesses.
Getting into these wired hotels wasn't easy. Garritano pinged tech journalists for leads and spent weeks sending emails and making calls to arrange meetings. Two of the five carrier hotels in New York didn't want to be named, but the other three are run by outfits like Telx and Zayo. They provide a direct connection to Internet providers and businesses including Time Warner Cable and Hewlett-Packard. Security is drum-tight, with security guards, security cameras, biometric security checkpoints, and even man traps.
Get past all that, though, and the Internet is pretty boring: miles and miles of cables linking row after row of servers cooled by enormous HVAC systems. It's tough to wrap your head around the idea that something so small as a fiber optic cable can move so much data so quickly. "It's so massive but the individual cables themselves are no the thicker than your phone charger. In that sense, without appreciating the context of the space it can be kind of visually anticlimactic," Garritano says.
At least one escort accompanied Garritano at all times. Sometimes they let him linger as long as he liked, but other times they whisked him through so quickly he had to shoot from the hip--literally. On those instances where he had plenty of time, Garritano used a medium format film camera. He favored a DSLR on those occasions when he shot on the fly.
Garritano suspects he is hardly alone in having never given the Internet much thought. He took it for granted, but has come to appreciate it. He hopes others do, too. "On a basic level, I hope this series can help communicate that reality and illustrate the various systems required for the Internet to function," he says. "That is, the massive amounts of power required, the cooling systems, the enormously complex system of cable connections, and of course, the people who design and maintain these systems."
Complaint Against Amazon in Coimbatore Police Station
"A kilo of gold on everyday items. Amazon online company that provided us with plenty of advertisements in newspapers. But a condition to reside in the state of Tamilnadu is said to have no place in this competition has created huge controversy. To take action against the company is currently undergoing a complaint with the police.
Online trading companies dominated the advertisements on front page of newspapers in the last few weeks. The Offer, as the concentration of the offer, seeing the ads, some people have been reduced to the status of the item to have. This time, the advertisement of the Amazon made many surprise. For the purchase of Rs.299 above items to get a kilo of gold everyday.
Everyday at 6 pm The winner will be informed that the full page ad in the care of the purchased items with interest, participated in the contest, many off to fetch the gold. But where Amazon had a Twist.
Terms of office by saying that, "for the residents of the state TN is no longer eligible to participate in the competition," the company noted that.
This has caused much controversy. 'Printed in Tamil Nadu, Tamil newspapers published in the state and give the advertisement, if the state does not allow those to whom and how?'. The police have now taken up this issue. In Coimbatore, Periyar Dravida Press Secretary, '' which is deliberately attempting to Tamils. The main complaint is, in the tamil daily news papers Amazon gold ad is coming as twice but no terms and conditions about the state applying but in the website they have mentioned TN people are not eligible to participate. In this case, why the Ad has been published and cheat the normal news reading people and make tempt to purchase the items at website.
As a result, hundreds of thousands of Tamil people can be deceptive, the advertisements should be banned immediately.
Tamil Dubsmash Video Collections
Through one of my friend torture, forced to see the website and concept behind Dubsmash, simple and interesting.. End of Thirsty for all fans to speak their role model languages on their voice. Just dubbing in our phone.. Cool Video made by celebrity...
(FRESHERS) United Health Group Looking for Associate Software Engineer - Apply Now !!!United Health Group
Website : www.unitedhealthgroup.com
Job Role : Associate Software Engineer
Eligibility : BE/BTech/ME/MTech/MCA
Experience : Freshers
Job Location : Hyderabad
UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone. We are committed to introducing innovative approaches, products and services that can improve personal health and promote healthier populations in local communities. Our core capabilities in clinical care resources, information and technology uniquely enable us to meet the evolving needs of a changing health care environment as millions more Americans enter a structured system of health benefits and we help build a stronger, higher quality health system that is sustainable for the long term.
Would like to build deeper technical skills.
Would like to build deeper domain skills.
Interested in pursuing technical career path.
If you are a risk taker and would like to innovate.
If you want to understand and solve market problems.
Associate Software Engineer, applies knowledge of algorithms, principles and techniques to solve technical problems.
Solves complex problems and develop.
1. 2014 - BE/BTECH/ME/MTECH/MCA are eligible for these positions, candidates with distance education courses are not eligible.
2. A minimum of 60% marks across education background (10th, 12th , Graduation/ Post Graduation).
3. Only 2014 pass outs are eligible, we are not considering 2013 or earlier pass outs.
4. Candidates who have appeared for any opportunity at UHG in the last 6 months are not eligible.Apply Now
(FRESHERS) Novell Looking for Software Engineer, Bangalore - Apply Now !!!Novell
Website : www.novell.com
Job Role : Software Engineer
Eligibility : BE/BTech/MCA/MSc
Experience : Freshers
Job Location : Bangalore
Event Date : 22 Jan 2015
Last Date : 20 Jan 2015
Novell India contributes to the next generation technology evolution by owning end-to-end engineering responsibility for key Novell, NetIQ, SUSE products & technologies. The Novell Bangalore teams contribute to award-winning Novell products - leading to several innovations, product initiatives & patents. The teams at Novell Bangalore develop products & technologies relating to Endpoint Life Cycle and Security Management, Security Information and Event Management, Intelligent Workload and Identity Management, Core Platform Services - File Systems & Storage Protocols, Directory Services & Open Enterprise and SUSE Linux Platforms.
- 2014 batch BE/BTech (CS, IT, ECE), MCA/MSc (Computers).
- Good academics.
- Good pH score.
- Good understanding of different layers of protocols, networking.
- Good understanding and knowledge of programming skills like C/C++.
- Good understanding of Operating Systems (OS), computer fundamentals.
- Good analytical and problem solving skills.Apply Now
CISCO Looking for Software Engineer - Bangalore, Apply Now !!!Cisco Systems
Website : www.cisco.com
Job Role : Software Engineer
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Experience : Experienced
Job Location : Bangalore
Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Founded in 1984 by a small group of computer scientists from Stanford University, Cisco engineers have been leaders in the development of Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking technologies since the company's inception. This tradition of innovation continues with industry-leading products in the core areas of routing and switching, as well as advanced technologies in areas such as Unified Communications, Network Security, Video, Virtualisation and Cloud Computing.
Define, design and develop new software features in a real-time Linux (or similar) OS environment.
Contribute to all phases of software development, from requirements gathering through implementation.
Develop complex, multiple modules of code.
Write functional, design and unit test specs.
Contribute to the development of project goals, schedules, and resource planning.
Represent Cisco to customers and the rest of the industry in the development and deployment of VPN solutions.
Systems and network programming.
Linux/Unix OS development.
Multi-threading, synchronization, and memory management.
SSL and/or IKEv2.
Strong debugging/troubleshooting.Apply Now
(FRESHERS) Walk in Interview for Data Analyst Trainee, ChennaiNTrust Infotech Pvt Ltd.
Website : www.ntrustinfotech.com
Job Role : Trainee - Lease Data Analyst
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Experience : Freshers
Walk-In Date : 31 Dec - 31 Jan 2015
Walk-In Time : 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Job Location : Chennai
NTrust Infotech is a Real Estate Business Process Outsourcing company providing reliable lease administration related services and onsite support services to customers worldwide. With over 300 professionals in USA and around the world, NTrust is well positioned to quickly respond to customers varying service needs. NTrust is an ISO 9001:2000, CMMi Level 4 certified and ISO27001 certified company.
Job Roles & Responsibilities:
Abstracting the Key information from the Lease Agreements and populating into the Clients Application Software.
Abstracting the critical data from the Multi-lingual Lease Documents and entering in the Lease Abstract Form.
Analyzing the Lease Data and Financial information including CAM (Common Area Maintenance), Taxes, Insurance and other Expense Recoveries.
Desk Top Audit / Expense Reconciliation / Recovery Analysis for CAM, Taxes & Insurance and present the Audit Findings to the Management Team.
Very good written English communication.
Analytical and logical skill.
Attention to detail.
1. Written Test (Aptitude).
2. One to One discussion (First Level).
3. One to One Interview (Second Level).
NTrust Infotech Pvt. Ltd.,
Ganesh Arcade, Chandrabagh Avenue,
Radhakrishnan Salai, Mylapore,
Chennai - 600004.
Here Are Google's Most Popular Searches Of 2014
As for the top person searched worldwide in 2014, Jennifer Lawrence edged out Kim Kardashian. If that's because of the photo hack in August, then maybe the internet is broken after all.
Walmart was the most-searched location, followed by Starbucks. The top athlete searches were for Ray Rice followed by Adrian Peterson. The overall top U.S. searches provide a very accurate snapshot of the news and culture over the past 12 months:10. Ukraine
6. ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
5. Flappy Bird
4. Malaysia Airlines (there were also over 200 million searches for "mh370″)
2. World Cup
1. Robin Williams
There's a lot of bleakness above, but -- at least with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge -- some hope as well. In fact, across the trillions of searches in 2014, we as a species searched for the word "hope" more than "fear." We all want to look forward to a brighter 2015.Top Trending Searches
1. Robin Williams
2. World Cup
4. Malaysia Airlines
5. ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
6. Flappy Bird
7. Conchita Wurst
10.Sochi OlympicsTop Trending People
1. Jennifer Lawrence
2. Kim Kardashian
3. Julie Gayet
4. Tracy Morgan
5. Renee Zellweger
6. Jared Leto
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9. Amal Alamuddin
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1. James Rodriguez
2. Michael Schumacher
3. Ray Rice
4. Luis Suarez
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3. Peaches Geldof
4. Shirley Temple
5. Maya Angelou
6. Joan Rivers
7. Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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10. Harold RamisTop 10 Worldcup Matches
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2. Germany vs Argentina
3. Brazil vs Chile
4. Argentina vs Belgium
5. Brazil vs Croatia
6. Brazil vs Netherlands
7. Netherlands vs Mexico
8. Germany vs Portugal
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Walk in Interview for Team Member in TCS, ChennaiTata Consultancy Services
Website : www.tcs.com
Job Role : Team Member
Eligibility : BCom/BBA/BBM/BA/BMS/BPharm/BSc
Experience : 0 - 3 Months
Job Location : Chennai
Walk-In Date : 24 & 26 Dec 2014
Walk-In Time : 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
When you choose Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) as your IT services, consulting and business solutions partner, you will discover what so many global enterprises have already discovered--the power of certainty. We are a leader in the global marketplace and among the top 10 technology firms in the world. Our continued rapid growth is a testament to the certainty our clients experience every day. Building on more than 40 years of experience, we add real value to global organizations through domain expertise plus solutions with proven success in the field and world-class service. It's how we keep you moving forward.
Only Commerce Graduates-(B.Com / B.B.A /BBM /M.Com) (0.9months to 3yrs) of any Banking domain experience can walk in.
Arts & Science, B.E, B.Tech, MA, MBA, BCA, M.E, MSc, MCA, BSc IT, MSc IT & M. Tech are not eligible.
3 Months of any experience can apply. (Part time Experience will not be considered).
Minimum 15yrs of regular education (10th + 12th + 3 years Graduation).
Graduates through Open Universities/Correspondence graduates need not apply.
Not more than 2 years of gap in Graduation or Employment.
Willingness to work in any Shifts.
Relieving letters from all the previous companies are mandatory.
Candidates who have attended the selection process in the last 6 months will not be eligible to apply again.
Tata Consultancy Services,
769, Anna Salai, 9th Floor,
III Phase, Spencer Plaza,
Mangal Tirth Estate, Chennai - 600 002.
Walk in Interview for Trainee Associates in GSS InfotechGSS Infotech
Website : www.gssinfotech.com
Job Role : Trainee Associates
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Experience : Freshers
Job Location : Hyderabad
Walk-In Date : 22 Dec - 26 Dec 2014
Walk-In Time : 10:00 AM
Founded in 1999 GSS Infotech is a pioneer in applying innovative, technology-based solutions to common business problems. We help organizations leverage the power of Virtualization, "The Cloud" and outsourced models of technology services delivery. Utilizing these technologies, we help organizations gain competitive advantage, reduce costs, ensure system stability, and improve efficiency.
Specializing in Remote Infrastructure Management Services, Virtualization solutions and Application Management Services, GSS is a partner of choice for Infrastructure optimization solutions worldwide.
With a global headquarters at Hyderabad in India, GSS Infotech has quickly grown through organic growth and strategic acquisitions and has 9 Business centers and 3 Development centers across the globe.
1. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
2. Flexibility to work in shifts.
3. English marks should be above 60% in intermediate/Graduation.
Documents to Carry:
Candidates are requested to bring 1 copy of resume.
A valid photo identity card.
Copies of all educational and prior experience documents.
Printout of this email for security reasons.
GSS InfoTech Limited,
Brigade Towers, 3rd Floor,
Plot No: 30, 31 Gachibowli,
Nanakram Guda, Hyderabad - 500 032.
Ministry of Home Affairs Hiring Deputy Director, Apply Now !!!Ministry of Home Affairs
Website : www.mha.nic.in
Job Role : Deputy Director General
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Experience : Freshers/Exp
Job Location : New Delhi
Last Date : 22 Jan 2015
The Minister of Home Affairs (or simply, the Home Minister) is the head of the Ministry of Home Affairs of the Government of India. One of the senior-most offices in the Union Cabinet, the chief responsibility of the Home Minister is the maintenance of India's internal security; the country's large police force comes under his ambit. Occasionally, he is assisted by the Minister of State of Home Affairs and the lower-ranked Deputy Minister of Home Affairs. Ever since the time of independent India's first Home Minister, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the office has been seen as second in seniority only to the Prime Minister in the Union Cabinet. Like Patel, several Home Ministers have since held the add. Any Graduation, portfolio of Deputy Prime Minister.
1. The undersigned is directed to say that it has been proposed to fiil up 02 (two) future vacant posts of Deputy Director Generai in the Narcotics Control Bureau, under the Ministry of Home Affairs on deputation basis. The number of vacancies is subject to change/ variation.
2. The post is in the Pre-revised scale of Pay of 18,400-500-22400. The terms and conditions of deputation wilt be governed by the Department of Personnel & Training in OM No. No.6/B/2009--Estt. (Pay II) dated 17.06.2010, as amended from time to time.
3. The period of deputation, including deputation in another ex-cadre post held immediately preceding this appointment in the same or some other Organization/Department of the Central Government, shall ordinarily not exceed 5 (five) years.
4. The maximum age for appointment on deputation shall not exceed 56 years, as on the closing date of receipt of application.
5. As per the Recruitment Rules for the post, the officers of the All lndia Services and other Group Central Services. possessing 5 years experience in Enforcement of Regulatory Laws/investigation of economic and criminal offences and collection of intelligence relating thereto, and fulfilling the following conditions, are eligible for consideration (i) Holding analogous post on a regular basis; or (ii) Approved for appointment to the post in the pre-revised Pay scale of 18400-500-22400 or equivalent.See the Attachment
Walk in Interview for Freshers Associate in VodafoneVodafone India Service Private Limited
Website : www.vodafone.in
Job Role : Associate
Eligibility : Any Degree
Experience : Freshers
Job Location : Ahmedabad
Vodafone India is a member of the Vodafone Group and commenced operations in 1994 when its predecessor Hutchison Telecom acquired the cellular license for Mumbai. The company now has operations across the country with over 150 million customers. Vodafone India has firmly established a strong position within the Vodafone Group too, making it the largest subscriber base globally. This journey is a strong testimony of Vodafone's success in a highly competitive and price sensitive market.
The agent will have the following KPI's that his performance will be gauged on the below:
· Avg number of Cases processed per day.
· Productivity & login.
· Schedule & break adherence.
· Leave Managemen.
· Previous experience with back office environment.
· Good at Excel.
· knowledge of Irish culture. Apply Now
(FRESHERS) HP Looking for Financial Analyst in Bangalore - Apply Now !!!Hewlett-Packard (HP)
Website : www8.hp.com
Job Role : Financial Analyst
Eligibility : Any Degree
Experience : Freshers
Job Location : Bangalore
The Hewlett-Packard Company or HP is an American multinational information technology corporation headquartered in Palo Alto,California,United States. It provides products, technologies, software,solutions and services to consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and large enterprises, including customers in the government, health and education sectors.
· Provides standard-level financial support that is typically transactional for a business.
· Performs data extraction and puts it in a useful format for more senior individual contributors.
· Handles business issues of basic complexity on a routine basis.
· Develops an understanding of HPs financial processes and a working knowledge of the business.
· Ability to influence a particular cost center within a business.
· First level university degree with a focus in business or economics recommended or equivalent experience.
· Typically 0+ years of experience as a financial analyst.
· Basic understanding of accounting processes.
· Basic analytical skills.
· Good business application skills (e.g., Microsoft Excel).
· Good communication skills.
· Good teamwork skills.Apply Now
Walk in Interview for Customer Support in SitelSitel India
Website : www.sitel.com
Job Role : Customer Support Executive
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Experience : Freshers
Job Location : Hyderabad
Walk-In Date : 15 Dec - 30 Dec 2014
Walk-In Time : 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Sitel believes that great customer experiences are powered by people who love what they do and where they work. By putting people first, we deliver great experiences every day. Our vast, diverse workforce serves over 50 countries, whilst sharing one common passion - to make every customer experience memorable. Wherever they are, our dedicated people always speak the right language, so building trust and getting closer to your customers comes naturally.
- Handling inbound calls.
- Support US Customers.
- Excellent communication skill.
- Basic knowledge of computers.
- Willingness to work in US Shifts.
HITEC City, Hyderabad.
Walk in Interview at TGS Ecom for Graphic DesignerTGS ECOM Pvt Ltd
Website : www.tgsecom.com
Job Role : Graphic Designer
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Experience : 2 - 5 Years
Job Location : Bangalore
Walk-In Date : 11 Dec 2014
Walk-In Time : 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
TGS E-COM is India's premier online E-Commerce company in recruitment, matrimony, real estate, Horoscope, Travels, Online Shopping and related services. The company has a bouquet of websites and associated businesses in each of these segments.The company, with a view to tap into the growing Indian internet market, undertakes investments in early stage companies / start-up ventures.We will continuously delight our customers in current and new businesses by delivering superior value through enhanced offerings on the internet and other platforms.
Experienced in Corel Draw,Illustrator,Photoshop.
TGS ECOM Pvt Ltd,
No.L - 142, 1st Floor,
5th Avenue, 5th Main Road,
6th Sector, HSR Layout,
Bangalore - 560107.
Walk in Interview for Software Developer for FIS GlobalFIS
Website : www.fisglobal.com
Job Role : Software Developer
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Experience : 3 - 6 Years
Job Location : Chennai
Walk-In Date : 13 Dec 2014
Walk-In Time : 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM
FIS is the world's largest global provider dedicated to banking and payments technologies. With a long history deeply rooted in the financial services sector, Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., FIS serves more than 14,000 institutions in over 100 countries. FIS delivers the most comprehensive range of solutions for the broadest range of financial markets and holds leadership positions in payment processing and banking solutions, providing software, services and outsourcing of the technology that drives financial institutions. Every FIS solution has the strength you need for profitability today, and the power to help you manage whatever comes next. First in financial technology, FIS is ranked 425 on the Fortune 500 and is a member of Standard & Poor's 500® Index. FIS has also been named the number one overall financial technology provider in the annual FinTech 100 rankings.
Strong experience with Core Java J2EE development.
Java Web Applications (Servlet API, Java Server Pages).
Enterprise Java Beans (knowledge of EJB 2.1 preferable).
XML Related technologies (XML Schema, XSLT, XPath, XQuery).
Java and XML related technologies (Java binding [especially JAXB], JDOM).
Databases in Java: JDBC API, Hibernate, SQL, PL/SQL.
Should be excellent in comm skills.
Banking domain preferred.
Initial round screening (Profile Screening on CTC & Notice Period).
Technical round interview.
FIS Global Business Solutions India Private Limited,
#22 Sardar Patel Road,
Guindy, Chennai- 600032.
Landmark: Opposite to Hotel Lemon Tree
(FRESHERS) Off Campus Recruitment for CTS - Apply Now !!!Cognizant
Website : www.cognizant.com
Job Role : Fresh Candidates
Eligibility : BA/BSc/BCom/BBA/BBM
Experience : Freshers
Job Location : Coimbatore
Venue Location : Salem (TamilNadu)
Event Date : 16 & 17 Dec 2014
Event Time : 08:30 AM
Last Date : 09 Dec 2014
Cognizant is a U.S. based global IT services and business process outsourcing solutions provider headquartered in Teaneck, N.J. Cognizant was founded in 1994 as an IT development and maintenance services arm of The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation. The company was spun-off as an independent organization two years later. Since 1996, Cognizant has worked closely with large organizations to help them build stronger, more efficient, and more agile businesses. By emphasizing its strengths in close customer relationships, highly flexible operations, seamless global delivery culture, and deep knowledge of companies and markets, Cognizant helps its customers achieve better bottom-line results and delivers a better return on outsourcing.
IT - Testing to deliver test case execution, defect logging & test case writing.
B.Sc(All Streams) , BBA, BBM, B.Com, B.A.
60% aggregate in both 10th, 12th & UG.
No Standing Arrears.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Career Guidance and Placement Cell,
Knowledge Institute of Technology & Knowledge Business School,
KIOT Campus, Kakapalayam (Po.),
Salem - 637 504.
1. No Registration fee.
2. Last Date of Registration: 09.12.2014.
3. Shortlisted Students will be intimated by 11th December 2014 through mail alongwith Hall Ticket.
4. The students are instructed to bring their two recent photographs (taken with a light background, and ears clearly visible), resume (maximum of two pages) and all their academic records.
5. The candidates should be present at KIOT campus at 8.00 am.Apply Now
(FRESHERS) Walk in Interview for Technical Support in IBMIBM
Website : www.ibm.com
Job Role : Technical Support
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Experience : 0 - 2 Years
Job Location : Delhi
Walk-In Date : 04 Dec - 06 Dec 2014
Walk-In Time : 01:00 PM - 06:00 PM
IBM is a global technology and innovation company headquartered in Armonk, NY. It is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 400,000 employees serving clients in 170 countries. IBM offers a wide range of technology and consulting services; a broad portfolio of software development and systems management; and the world's most advanced servers and supercomputers. Utilizing its business consulting, technology and R&D expertise, IBM helps clients become "smarter" as the planet becomes more digitally interconnected. IBM invests more than $6 billion a year in R&D, just completing its 18th year of patent leadership.
Excellent communication skills.
ICICI Bank looking for Junior Officers - Sales, Across INDIA - Apply Now !!!ICICI Bank
Website : www.icicibank.com
Job Role : Junior Officers - Sales
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Experience : 0 - 2 Years
Job Location : Across India
Walk-In Date : 03 - 06 & 08 - 13 & 15 - 20 & 22 - 24 Dec 2014
Walk-In Time : 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
ICICI Limited was formed in 1955 through efforts by the World Bank, the Government of India and important members of the Indian industry. Our experience spans a vast range of financial services, including banking, broking, mutual funds, insurance, loans and venture funds. ICICI Group is one of India's largest providers of consumer credit and private sector life and general insurance. Also, ICICI Bank has grown to become India's second largest bank, providing innovative banking services to over 30 million customers worldwide. It is the first bank in India to provide online services. It is also the first bank in Asia (excluding Japan) to get listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Apart from India, ICICI Bank has a presence in Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, UAE, UK and USA.
1. The candidate should be a Graduate in any discipline from a recognized university.
2. Should have 0 - 2 years experience in call centers handling domestic and international customers.
3. Should have Good Communication Skills (English & Hindi & Local Language) and verbal ability.
4. The candidate should have the ability to build and maintain relationships with new and existing customers.
5. Should be able to engage with people in a convincing manner.
6. Should maintain the ability to generate ideas which can help him/her and the team to achieve the targets assigned.
7. Drive and passion for results.
Multiple (Gujarat, MP, Mumbai, ROMG, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, NCR, PHC, Rajasthan, UP, Assam, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Orissa, West Bengal) Apply Now
(FRESHERS) Indian Army Hiring for Officers Jobs, Any Graduates - Apply Now !!!Indian Army
Website : www.indianarmy.gov.in
Job Role : Officers
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Experience : Freshers
Job Location : Across India
Last Date : 31 Dec 2014
The Indian Army is the land-based branch and the largest component of the Indian Armed Forces. The President of India is the Commander-in-Chief of the army, and it is commanded by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), who is a four-star general. Two Officerss have been conferred the rank of Field marshal, a five-star ranked general, which is a ceremonial position of great honour. The Indian Army originated from the armies of the East India Company, which eventually became the British Indian Army and finally the national army after independence. The units and regiments of the Indian Army have diverse histories and have participated in a number of battles and campaigns across the world, earning a large number of battle and theatre honours before and after Independence.
Only male citizens of India and Ex - service officers who are medically fit.
Age - 18 to 42 years as on 30 JUN 2014.
Qualification - Graduate from any recognized university.
Employment - Gainfully Employed in Central Govt/Semi Govt/ Pvt Firm/ Own business/Self Employed.
Note: Serving Employees of Armed Forces/ Police/Para Military Forces are not eligible.
How to Apply:
Eligible candidates send the application in prescribed format with required documents along with self addressed stamped envelope of 28 x12 cms size, two passport size photographs and postal stamps worth Rs.12/- affixed on envelop to their respective TA Group Headquarters, as per the area (Refer Attached Image).Apply Now
(Freshers) Off Campus Interview for Fresh Graduates - Apply Now !!!Huawei Technologies
Website : www.huawei.com
Eligibility : BE/BTech/MCA
Experience : Freshers
Job Location : Ernakulam
Event Date : 06 Dec 2014
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (the "Company"or "Huawei") is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shenzhen Huawei Investment & Holding Co., Ltd. ("Huawei Holding"). Huawei Holding is solely owned by employees of the Company, without any third parties, including the government bodies, holding any of its shares.
Huawei Holding implements an Employee Shareholding Scheme (the "Scheme") through the Union, which involves 65,179 employees as of 31 December 2010. They are represented by and exercise their rights through the elected representatives. The Scheme effectively aligns the personal goals of employees with the Company's long-term development, fostering the continuing success of Huawei.
BE / B Tech / MCA.
70%+ in 10th, 12th BTech and MCA Only(with no year gaps).
CS, EC, EEE, IT, AE, EI, IC.
Skillset - Java or C or C ++ and good aptitude and logical abilities with sound knowledge in basic concepts.
No gap in education(1 year gap allowed for entrance exam preparation from 12th to BE).
No current arrears.
Outside Kerala Colleges are eligible.
Banarjee Rd, EKM.Apply Now
Walk in Interview for Software Developer in TectonicsTectonics Technologies Pvt Ltd
Website : www.tectonicsindia.com
Job Role : Software Developer
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Experience : 2 - 5 Years
Job Location : New Delhi
Walk-In Date : 02 Dec - 05 Dec 2014
Walk-In Time : 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Tectonics is a gathering of people - at a common place - for a common purpose - for creating an honest, sincere, genuine, down-to-earth atmosphere - with a fiery unconventional and soothing innovativeness with the purpose of providing the complete business solution on the latest technologies - where each member of the gathering is with you, till you don't need them in any way - till you achieve - what you had come to achieve from Tectonics.
Tectonics (Tectonics Technologies Pvt. Ltd.) was incorporated in the year 1995 with an objective of providing an integrated system solution and to impart training to individuals and to corporate houses, to full fill this objective a development center was setup by a group of dynamic software professionals and management consultants, presently the team consists of software professional's experts in Technology Domain and Functional Knowledge.
Experience in System Analysis & Development of Web - Based application in the IT sector using Asp.Net and C#.
Strong skills in ASP.NET, ADO.NET, C#, Crystal Report and SqlServer-2000.
Strong OOPS Concept.
Considerably fast adaptability to the system.
Technically hands on in developing application software.
Good Communication & Presentation Skills.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates Direct walk-in to the Company Address.
Tectonics Technologies Pvt Ltd,
GI-29, 2nd floor,
GT Karnal road, New Delhi 110033.
Near Azadpur Metro Station.
Walk in Interview for Embedded Software in Wipro, Bangalore !!!Wipro Technologies
Website : www.wipro.com
Job Role : Embedded Software
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Experience : 3 - 12 Years
Venue Location : Bangalore
Job Location : Bangalore/Pune/Kolkata
Walk-In Date : 30 Nov 2014
Walk-In Time : 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Wipro Ltd (NYSE:WIT) is a global information technology, consulting and outsourcing company with 145,000 employees serving over 900 clients in 61 countries. The company posted revenues of $6.9 billion for the financial year ended Mar 31, 2013. Wipro helps customers to do business better leveraging our industry-wide experience, deep technology expertise, comprehensive portfolio of services and a vertically aligned business model. Our 55+ dedicated emerging technologies 'Centers of Excellence' enable us to harness the latest technology for delivering business capability to our clients.
To work on Automotive Infotainment Platforms for development and maintenance. Strong experience in at least two of the below areas:
Experience in C or Object Oriented Programming like C++.
Experience in Embedded.
Experience in any of the OS Linux/RTOS/QNX/VxWorks/WinCE.
Automotive domain (Infotainment/HMI/Navigation/Bluetooth) is desirable .
ECITY - Gate No 10,
#72 Keonics Electronics City, Hosur Road,
Bangalore - 5601 00.
Walk in Interview for Cabin Crew in Interglobe (0-4 Years)Interglobe Technologies
Website : www.interglobetechnologies.com
Job Role : Cabin Crew (Only Females)
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Experience : 0 - 4 Years
Venue Location : Gurgaon
Job Location : Delhi/NCR/Mumbai/Gurgaon
Walk-In Date : 29 Nov & 01 & 04 & 06 Dec 2014
Walk-In Time : 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Monday - Tuesday)
Walk-In Time : 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM (Saturday)
InterGlobe Technologies (IGT) is a leading BPO and IT services provider committed to delivering innovation and business excellence across the entire spectrum of the travel, transportation and hospitality domain. The company offers Integrated Application Development and Maintenance, Contact Center, Back Office Services and Solution Frameworks to the travel industry worldwide.
- Fresher: 18 to 27.
- Experienced: 18 to 30.
- Height: Min.165cm.
GBP.Tower-C, 2nd floor,
Near Guru Dronachrya metro station.
Walk in Interview for System Administrator in Hinduja - Apply Now !!!Hinduja Global Solutions Ltd.
Website : www.teamhgs.com
Job Role : System Administrator
Eligibility : Any Graduate/Diploma
Experience : 2 - 4 Years
Job Location : Bangalore
Walk-In Date : 01 & 02 Dec 2014
Walk-In Time : 05:00 PM
HGS, part of the multi-billion dollar conglomerate - Hinduja Group, provides outsourcing solutions that include Back Office Processing, Contact Center services and customized IT solutions to its global clientele comprising several Fortune 500 Companies. We have been ranked among the Top 3 & Best Performing Call Centers Worldwide & by the Global Services Magazine in 2008. We were among the Global Best 10 for Sales Service in the 2010 Global Outsourcing 100 list by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals.
1. Desktop support Installation, Maintenance, Administration, LAN and network administration, Incident management, Internal and external customer Management.
2. Strong desktop and Operating System knowledge.
3. Willing to work in any shift, 6 days a week.
4. Good verbal and written communication skills.
5. Client co-ordination capability.
6. Candidate should be comfortable for 24*7 shifts.
Hinduja Global Solutions.,
HGS House, #614,
1st floor, Vajpayee Nagar,
Bommanahalli, Hosur Road,
Bangalore - 560068