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New Audi R8 Gives Superior Performance

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No model with the four rings is closer to motorsport, none is more striking and more dynamic. At the Geneva Motor Show, Audi has presented the second generation of its high-performance R8 sports car. The V10 mid-engine and a newly developed quattro drive ensure breathtaking driving performance, especially in the top-of-the-range version with 449 kW (610 hp): achieving 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in just 3.2 seconds, its top speed is 330 km/h (205.1 mph).

A high-revving mid-engine with superior performance, a consistently lightweight construction concept and an extremely dynamic chassis with quattro drive system and fully variable torque control - this is what makes the R8 the sporty spearhead of Audi. The high-performance sports car has been newly developed from the ground up - it is more taut, more striking and more fascinating both on the race track and on the road.

"Motorsport is in Audi's genes, it has always been a permanent feature of our brand's character," says Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Board Member for Technical Development at Audi. "With the new Audi R8, our engineers are bringing accumulated racing expertise from the race track onto the road. No other model of ours evokes more dynamic emotion. The new R8 V10 plus is therefore the most powerful and fastest series-production Audi of all time." Thanks to the close cooperation between racing engineers, racing drivers and developers, the Audi R8 has seen a clear performance increase - this benefits both the series production car and the R8 LMS developed on the basis of this.

Loylty Rewardz Multiply With Microsoft SQL Server
Loylty Rewardz, a provider of end-to-endcustomer loyalty programs isawarding loyalty points for more than half a million transactions every 90 minutes. Its business has grown more than 22 times over the past five years,with increasingcustomer adoption of its Microsoft-powered proprietary solution, LIDSys® (Loyalty & Intelligence Development System). The solution is built on Microsoft SQL Server andis helping the companyprocessmore than 280 million customer loyalty accounts and processing transactions amounting to over INR 5,000 croreevery month for 18 leading banks in India.The solution requires minimal implementation time and is capable of reducing risks while enhancing efficiency, due to its proven and established stability and scalability.

Leveraging the core features of LIDSys - stability, scalability and versatility - banks and merchants can improve customer relationship, strengthen customers' allegiance to the brand, gain significant insights into consumer behavior and drive better profits.Customers of Loylty Rewardz includethe State Bank Group, Punjab National Bank, Bank of India, Union Bank of India, Bank of Baroda and many more.

Celebrate Holi With Lapcare's New Bluetooth Speakers
Lapcare, one of India’s leading brands in smartphone, tablet and laptop accessories and peripherals has added a new member to its “YO” lifestyle series - the trendy, oval shaped,  LBS333 Bluetooth speakers. The hallmark of the new speakers is its innovative, water resistant material. Holi fans can now celebrate without any worry with their favorite music playing to  full blast. A great gifting option for your loved ones. For normal days, the speaker serves as a perfect outdoor accessory.
Portable and light weight, the LBS 333 also sports a hook, which makes carrying it  around a much easier task. Delivering crystal clear sound, the speaker easily pairs with any Bluetooth device and offers  a wide coverage of upto 10 meters. Listen to music or make calls, it’s all hands free.  So, sit back and relax! The speaker comes powered with a rechargeable lithium battery, which helps it to keep running for up to 4 hours and supports a Micro SD slot of upto 32GB. For all  FM radio fans, the speaker has the function enabled. Go ahead and tune in to those prank calls on FM. The Lapcare LBS 333 truly is  a little bundle of joy!

Commenting on the launch, Sandeep Popli, COO, Lapcare India said “With every new launch, Lapcare takes great care to set the benchmark for innovation, utility and design aesthetics, higher, without compromising on quality, simplicity and affordability. The LBS 333 Bluetooth speakers are made from special water resistant material, making it ideal for any kind of outdoor activity. What’s more, with Holi round the corner, fans can enjoy the best of both worlds – colors and music. Packing in an array of very cool features including  a hook for easy carrying, a Micro SD slot of upto 32GB and FM radio function,  the LBS333 will surely appeal to customers.”

49,000 Colleges Compete In TCS CodeVita
Tata Consultancy Services, (TCS), a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, announced today that more than 49,000 college teams from all across the world actively competed in its global coding challenge for students, CodeVita.

Two-person student teams from universities in United Kingdom (Scotland), India (Hyderabad) and Latin America (Peru) won the top three spots respectively after a hard fought contest held at TCS Yantra Park, Mumbai.

“As world goes Digital and technology increases its impact on our lives, it is important for young students to learn the art of coding, the ability to leverage technology and building application and solutions. It is a vehicle to unleash their creativity to make new things and have an impact on those around them,” said N Chandrasekaran, CEO and MD. “Global Competitions like TCS CodeVita help us engage with young students from across the world in a very inter-active and engaging manner.

Oxigen Wallet Can Take You To The ICC World Cup
Oxigen Wallet, a prepaid digital wallet that enables customers to store their money virtually, has launched a new campaign in time for the World Cup through its ‘Ask Money’ feature. The campaign is live on all digital platforms through its mobile app, Facebook and Twitter from February 24-28 February, 2015.

Users have to simply utilize the ‘Ask Money’ feature of the digital wallet, and ask for money from a maximum number of friends to stand to win a 2 tickets to the finals of the ICC World Cup in Australia! Participants can ask for as little as Rs. 10 from their friends through their contacts on their mobile or Facebook. The person that sends the maximum number of ‘Ask money’ requests at the end of the campaign period will win the Grand Prize. This campaign is also complemented by a sub-campaign on Twitter, through Oxigen Wallet’s official handle - @OxigenWallet, called “Best bahanebaaz”. In this contest, the person who makes the best excuse to ask for money can also win daily vouchers from Beer Café. 

Ankur Saxena, CEO of Oxigen Wallet commented, “Our unique campaign is devised to add a fun element to the World Cup fervor. This campaign is a great way to incentivize our Ask Money feature by tapping the unified excitement of the Indian consumer. It also acts as a great brand building exercise.”

Netmagic’s Cloud Platform Insures Data For HDFC Life
Netmagic, an NTT Communications Company and India’s leading Managed Hosting and Cloud Service Provider, on Thursday (26 February) announced that HDFC Life, India’s leading long-term life insurance solutions provider, has chosen Netmagic’s cloud platform to support its business growth and expansion.
“Owing to the nature of our business, we treat customer information with utmost confidentiality. When we started evaluating possible cloud service providers, our priority was to choose a cloud partner that can best preserve this security. After evaluating multiple vendors on various compliance and Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) criteria, we found Netmagic to be the appropriate partner. Netmagic’s amalgamated service is in line with HDFC Life’s IT road map,” said Thomson Thomas, CIO, HDFC Life. “The datacenter experts at Netmagic seamlessly migrated our existing Disaster Recovery (DR) setup in just three days,” he added.