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Microsoft Launches Office 365 University For Higher-Education

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Microsoft has announced the availability of Office 365 University for full-time and part-time students studying in accredited colleges and universities in India.

Students can now subscribe to Office 365 University which includes the latest and most complete set of Office applications and works across to PCs or Macs, comes with Office on Demand and an additional 20 GB Premium SkyDrive Storage – all for? 4,199 for a 4-year subscription. Office 365 University will empower students to study better resulting in future jobs and provide them a winning edge in the young and competitive Indian job market.

Students can purchase it online at www.office.com/verify to verify their eligibility in order to activate Office.                                                                                                                           

Amazon.in Celebrates Independence Day With Exciting Offers Across Categories

On 67th Independence Day, Amazon.in is offering customers special deals across its wide selection.  The deals, on offer from Aug 12th till stocks last, will be valid across categories including books, movies, mobiles, tablets, cameras, MP3 players, headphones and storage devices.

As part of the offer, customers can avail a 66 per cent discount on select popular and children's books, 66 per cent on patriotic movies and documentaries on India plus a collection of 66 e-books will be made available for Rs 66/- each.

Further, there is a 10 per cent or more savings on select tablets, mobiles and cameras, 15 per cent off or more on MP 3 players and 20 per cent or more savings on select headphones.

Meritnation.com Launches Campaign For Students
Meritnation.com, an online education portal for school students, has announced a ‘Meri Padhai Meri Aazadi’ campaign commemorating India's 67th Independence anniversary celebrations. It has announced a 15-day Free Trial offer for all the students who register on www.meritnation.com/freedom

As a part of this offer, students who register on the website on or before the midnight of 15th of August 2013, will have access to the entire range of resources for their class for a period of 15 days.  Students will therefore be able to explore multimedia tutorials, revision notes, chapter tests, model test papers and LIVE test series for their class at no cost.

Pavan Chauhan, Co-Founder & MD- Meritnation.com, said: “Thanks to technology, learning now is now all pervasive. Online learning aids complement classroom learning. With the help of online resources, students can now clarify the concepts that are taught in the class and can even prepare themselves for topics that will be covered in the future. The idea of setting their own pace for studies liberates students and accelerates their learning curve".
 
TAG Launches PRO USB 400 Multi-Media Headset
Technology and Gadgets, a distributor and player in accessories and peripherals with its own brand 'TAG', has announced the launch of PRO USB400 multi-media headset with microphone. TAG headsets deliver high quality audio performance and a comfortable fit with great design. TAG PROUSB400 will be available at price of Rs 1200 with one year warranty.

TAG PRO USB400 headset is built with foam ear cushions that mould to the shape of ears for the comfort of users. The 2 meter long cable has attached soft keys for multifunction remote control. TAG PROUSB400 features padded soft contact surfaces, digital volume controller and movable mic for optimum usage. With a frequency response range of 20 kHz covering the full aural spectrum,  TAG PRO USB400 has been designed to provide excellent audio quality while playing games, listening to music and making calls.

Vikas Gupta, CEO and Founder at Technology and Gadgets (TAG), said "PRO USB400 is an ideal choice for masses demanding style and comfort. It provides an excellent opportunity for those who want to enjoy music, watch video and be connected with their loved ones without any interruption."

Max Life Re-Invents Pension Planning
Max Life Insurance, a life insurer company in India, has announced the launch of the ‘Max Life Forever Young Pension plan’ and ‘Max Life Guaranteed Life Time Income Plan’- a unique pension planning solution, with features based on extensive consumer research. This solution ensures a carefree and financially-secured retirement for an individual and the spouse.

Rajesh Sud, CEO & Managing Director, Max Life Insurance, said “In a proprietary study conducted by us, we unearthed an unaddressed consumer need that planning for retirement is complete only if the pension solution caters to the need of self and spouse. Additionally, the research also revealed that the consumer is concerned about the impact of inflation on retirement corpus. Through these products, we have tried to address these needs by introducing features like ‘Max Life Partner Care Rider’ and the ‘Save More Tomorrow’ option.”

“At a yield of 8% in the accumulation phase and our current annuity rates in the pension payout phase, a 35-year old individual, who invests in this plan and pays around Rs. 5,000 per month for 25 years, is likely to get an income of Rs. 20,000 per month as lifelong pension. This pension will continue up to the time the customer or his/her spouse are alive. Additionally, a legacy gift of around Rs.35 lakh would be payable to the nominee, in-case he chooses the Return of purchase price option,” he further added.

The ‘Max Life Forever Young Pension Plan’ is a unit-linked plan with a minimum guaranteed return of premiums that helps in accumulating a retirement corpus. The ‘Max Life Guaranteed Life Time Income Plan’ is an annuity plan that helps utilize the retirement corpus to guarantee an income for life. Together this retirement solution provides guaranteed lifetime income for an individual and his/her spouse.

Max Life Forever Young Pension Plan offers two fund options – Maximizer (maximum investment in equity up to 60 per cent) and Preserver (maximum investment in equity up to 35 per cent).

Max Life Guaranteed Life Time Income Plan offers four annuity options with combinations of single or joint life pension and with or without Return of Premium.

Limelight Networks Expands Presence In India

Limelight Networks, a digital presence management, has announced that it is expanding its foot in India with a new point of presence in Mumbai. The company will also begin selling its Limelight Orchestrate Digital Presence Platform in the country. 

India continues to emerge as an important market for Limelight’s services. According to a new report from the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), digital media consumption continues to grow as the country increasingly expands access to mobile devices and internet connectivity. Likewise, a recent comScore report determined that the total online video audience in India has grown 74 percent to a total of 54 million viewers. As consumers continue to embrace these technologies, businesses, publishers and media companies increasingly recognize the importance of optimizing the delivery and performance of digital content.

Released in the US and other markets earlier this year, Limelight will expand the availability of its Orchestrate v 2.0 platform to India.  The Limelight Orchestrate Platform offers a set of services designed to enable organizations of all types and sizes to reach a level of digital presence maturity that only the largest and most sophisticated digital marketing organizations could achieve in the past. By taking an architectural approach and creating an integrated, yet flexible and extensible platform, Limelight offers every organization the opportunity to generate revenue, drive content consumption and create affinity, loyalty, and advocacy by developing long lasting relationships with their digital audiences.

Andy Clark, Limelight’s group vice president of APAC said, “India is an increasingly growing market for us. There is a high demand for services that improve the quality and presence of data across networks, as well as a real need to reduce the latency issues that have plagued businesses here for years. With the addition of our Orchestrate platform we will empower companies to better engage with their digital audiences and monetize their digital assets. Overall, we’re excited about the growth potential and expanding our presence to these key markets in India.”

International Airlines Group Chooses Office 365
International Airlines Group (IAG), the parent company of British Airways and Iberia, has selected Microsoft Office 365 as the business communication solution for around 58,000 employees, enabling its workforce to collaborate virtually anytime, anywhere around the world.

IAG sought an all-encompassing solution for British Airways, Iberia, IAG Cargo and Avios that would provide a new way for employees to easily work together, as well as ensure access to the mission-critical enterprise tools a global airline group requires. The new Enterprise Agreement includes Office 365, with Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Lync Online and Yammer, and provides the necessary features and security to help British Airways and Iberia transform their businesses and use cloud based solutions.

British Airways, Iberia and Vueling are part of International Airlines Group, which is the third-largest airline group in Europe and the sixth-largest in the world based on revenue, with 420 aircrafts flying to 230 destinations and carrying more than 69 million passengers each year.