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Tata Docomo Launches 'Anytime, Anywhere' Connectivity

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Tata Docomo, the unified telecom brand of Tata Teleservices, has launched its new TVC showcasing the ‘anytime-anywhere’ connectivity potential of its Photon Max Wi-Fi device. The central message of the advertisement is to tell the customer ‘If you have an electric socket, you can have internet anywhere’. Tata Docomo Photon through this quirky television spot focuses on the ease getting high speed internet at the click of a button (in this case any power socket!). Along with the stress on usage, the TVC also showcases that the product can also be purchased online through the e-shop (http://eshop.tatadocomo.com) where the product is delivered at the doorstep and activated for the user within 48 hours.

Creating Wi-Fi hotspots is easier than ever before through the Photon Max Wi-Fi device; one just has to plug it in a power socket and enjoy seamless internet experience connecting upto 5 devices. The device is powered by Qualcomm Gobi with Dual processor technology, offering download speeds of up to 9.8 mbps, ensuring faster and reliable connectivity. This device has further reinforced Photon’s position as a true pioneer in the ‘internet on-the-go’ market targeting the new age internet consumer.

Industry Clamors For FDI In Retail E-commerce To Achieve Targeted $70 Bn Growth
A roundtable discussion on allowing FDI in the retail e-commerce, specifically in the B2C segment, was held on 28th May in New Delhi. The roundtable saw the presence of representatives from the various e-commerce companies such as Snapdeal.com, Yebhi.com, Infibeam.com, apart from Kiran Karnik, Chairman, CII National Committee on Broadband & Telecom, R. Chandrashekhar, President, NASSCOM,  Arvind Gupta, Head-IT Cell, BJP and Bhaskar Pramanik, Chairman, Microsoft India.

The forum highlighted some key issues related to the Indian e-commerce industry, particularly the current policy that disallows FDI in inventory-based B2C e-commerce, thereby creating a regressive environment for the industry to grow. The Indian e-commerce industry is slated to grow to a $70 billion industry by the year 2020 and in order to achieve the target, it is essential to remove the anomalies being faced by the sector currently.

The roundtable discussion was organised by the CyberMedia Group, moderated by Pradeep Gupta, CMD, CyberMedia.

Applications For L'Oréal India For Young Women In Science Scholarships 2014 Now Open
L'Oréal India invites Class XII candidates from Maharashtra, Delhi, NCR, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh to apply for the 'For Young Women in Science scholarship program. L'Oréal India will award scholarships worth Rs 2.5 lakh each to 50 young women, granted over a period of four years for graduate studies in a scientific field from a recognized college or university in India.

The L'Oréal India For Young Women in Science Scholarship Programme is an extension of the international L'ORÉAL UNESCO FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE partnership. The L'Oréal India for Young Women in Science Scholarships programwith the support of the Indian National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCOhas helped young women, passionate about science, to achieve their dreams and aspirations of pursuing a career in science. By providing the financial assistance to pursue scientific education, this scholarship reinforces the vocation of women in scientific disciplines.

Young women who have passed their Class XII exams from Delhi/ NCR, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, in the current academic year (ended March 2014), with a minimum of 85 per cent in PCM/PCB and not over 19 years of age on 31.05.2014 are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Astrum Launches Its First NFC Enabled Bluetooth Portable Speaker
Astrum Holdings, the company dedicated in creating intelligent products for use with computers, tablets and mobiles, has introduced the latest NFC (Near Field Communication) enabled portable bluetooth speaker, Symphony BT-027N. With striking design and compact size, Symphony BT-027N portable NFC bluetooth speaker is the best to enjoy music on-the-move.                                                            

Symphony BT-027N contains built-in near field connection (NFC), allowing the user to connect their devices by simple tapping the smartphones or tablets that support NFC.  The device also has a built-in noise filter microphone for conferencing. The speakers come with a rechargeable battery which enables up to 10 hours play time.

Astrum Symphony BT-027N is priced at MRP of Rs 3,200 and is available ex-stock with Emporis Peripherals. It is backed up with a carry-in 1 year warranty.

Get Ready To Screen 2014 FIFA World Cup Games With ViewSonic's High Performance Projectors
With the 2014 FIFA World Cup around the corner, all football fans are excited about the game broadcast in full HD quality. For those who can't fly to Brazil in person to watch the game, ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solution products, recommends 2 projectors with outstanding image quality and full features: PJD7820HD and Pro8520HD, to make the football matches come alive. The two projectors all come with BrilliantColor technology featuring multi-color processing to produce stunning, vibrant colors. ViewSonic projectors will bring you the ultimate visual experience to watch FIFA on a big screen.

Indian Shoppers Happy Spending Big Online!
After placing all doubts to rest, online retail in India has taken off and is witnessing an upswing, what with the entry of best international brands and big-wigs of the industry coming together. Testimonials have also come in the form of the IAMAI Report 2013 stating that the e-commerce market grew by 33 per cent to Rs 62,967 crore and is expected to see a further rise over the next five years!

The second edition of ‘Cashkaro Online Shopping Trends’ survey revealed that more than 60% online shoppers use Discount Coupons and Cashback, loving the idea of a good saving. While discount coupons registered 33% votes, Cashback received 29% votes with respondents having used the offer recently. What’s more, Indians are also spending big - more than 40%  Indian customers spend over Rs 10,000 online (exclusive of travel) each year and 10% online shoppers declared spending a massive Rs 50,000, on an average each year!

Home Needs Online Launches Its ‘At Home Service’ For All Kinds Of Appliances
Home Needs Online, the complete elite e-stop for home and lifestyle needs, has launched its ‘At Home Service’ for delivering, installing and repairing every appliance purchased from the online store. It is the only e-commerce player to launch this problem solving initiative with an objective to increase customers’ convenience, so that they don’t have to wait too long or hunt endlessly for technicians. As a one point service solution, this also goes a long way in instilling reliability and guarantee of assistance for their products post purchase.

The service promises installation within 24 to 72 hours after delivery of the products without any need to follow up with the local installation staff. Home Needs Online will call the customer and fix a prior appointment at which the installation staff will reach the residence without any reminders. The portal is also providing incredible offers like free lifetime repair services with all purchases. Any technical defect found in the appliances purchased from the website will be repaired at the customer’s home even after the warranty period is over.  If the product is within the stipulated warranty period, it will be escalated to the brand or repaired by Home Needs Online, depending on the customer’s preference.