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Viber Teams Up With Buzzfeed For Public Chat

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Viber, the leading mobile communications app offering free messaging and HD-quality calls, on Friday (16 January) announced that the global social news and entertainment company, BuzzFeed, has launched its own Viber Public Chat, giving users an exclusive inside view into the most shareable stories and videos on the web.
BuzzFeed’s social media editors, community moderators and editorial team will contribute to the ongoing Public Chat conversation, sharing news on Viber and adding their own commentary and discussion. Viber users can follow the conversations in real-time and interact with posts, indicating the content they like.
“We’re really excited that BuzzFeed is joining the conversation on Viber,” said Mark Hardy, CMO, Viber. “This Public Chat gives Viber users the inside scoop on the most shareable content and allows them to experience breaking news, commentary and chat from the experts as it unfolds.”
“We’re always looking for new channels to expand our reach and Public Chats is a great opportunity to give Viber’s worldwide audience a way to discover and engage with BuzzFeed’s latest news, lifestyle, and entertainment content,” said Ben Ronne, Product Lead, Growth and Data, BuzzFeed.
2015 TCS NYC Marathon
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, on Friday (16 January) announced a special initiative to raise the bar for marathon running in India. The top two Indian elite male and top two elite Indian female finishers in the full marathon of the 2015 Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon will be given the opportunity to train and compete in the TCS NYC Marathon 2015 later this year. The four top Indian athletes will be given all-expenses paid entry into the TCS NYC Marathon 2015 along with travel and accommodation. 
Called "Ready, Steady, Fly," the TCS program will fly the top two winning male and female elite athletes for the TCS New York City Marathon in November this year. The winners will also be put through a specific training program under the supervision on the Athletic Federation of India, so that they are better equipped to compete with the world's top distance runners in the TCS New York City Marathon, the biggest marathon in the world featuring 50,000 runners each year. TCS will also provide the winners with New York Road Runners (NYRR) custom-built online training software and access to top NYRR coaches' advice and training regimes. 
JungleeRummy Announces The World Rummy Tournament 2015
JungleeRummy, the ultimate online destination for all rummy players, has introduced the biggest tournament of its kind- the World Rummy Tournament 2015. Scheduled to be held from the 1st to the 4th of March 2015 in Singapore, the four day tournament guarantees a prize pool of Rs 1 Crore. The participants can both directly buy tickets for the main event, or progress through tiers of online satellite tournaments for just Rs 10 at JungleeRummy and win tickets for the grand finale. Qualifying finalists will enjoy an all-expense paid sailing to Singapore, Penang and Kuala Lumpur on the luxury cruise liner SuperStar Gemini for a world class gaming experience, mouth-watering cuisine, lavish accommodation and live entertainment!
Satya Mahapatra, CMO, Junglee Games, commented, “After our constant effort of giving our users an enhanced gaming experience, it was time for us to take rummy to the next level. The World Rummy Tournament 2015 was designed with this objective. The qualifier games are now going viral online and we have already found our first winner, Navin Krishna from Pamur, who won the first ticket to the Final Event playing a free entry tournament on JungleeRummy.”
BES Expo 2015 Inaugurated By Arun Jaitely 
Arun Jaitley and Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Inaugurated the 21st Edition of BES EXPO 2015 - International Conference & Exhibition on Terrestrial and Satellite Broadcasting at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The three days expo is organized by Broadcast Engineering Society (India) and scheduled from 15th to 17th  January 2015, with the participation of 60 companies including globally renowned brands like Sony, Dolby, Just Canon, Horizon Broadcast, AGIV India, BECIL, Cineom, Huawei & Falcon Technologies etc. Bimal Julka (Secretary, Ministry of I&B), A Surya Prakash (Chairman, Prasar Bharti), Ajay Vidyasagar (Regional Director, Youtube Partnership-youtube, Asia-Pacific) was also present at the inauguration ceremony.
The BES 2015 conference with the theme of “Social media and broadcasting: New opportunities” shall have reputed and eminent speakers, media industry professionals from India and abroad speaking on state-of-the-art topics. In the Exhibition about 300 highly reputed broadcast equipment manufacturers, industries, companies, broadcast professionals and service providers from all over the world shall be displaying their latest products, the state of the art technologies and services. This will present a very good picture of globally changing scenario of broadcasting. The main objectives of the BES(I) are to promote the advancement and dissemination of knowledge and practices of broadcasting in the field of Radio, Television & the media and To enhance the knowledge of broadcast engineering professionals.
Virtusa & Barmenia Receive SAP Quality Award 
Virtusa Corporation, a global business consulting and IT outsourcing company that combines innovation, technology leadership and industry solutions to transform the customer experience, today announced that it has won a Bronze SAP Quality Award in the category of Business Transformation alongside its customer, independent insurance group Barmenia. The award was given for the successful design, migration and integration of SAP Collections and Disbursements with Barmenia’s existing system-landscape, which was completed in 21 months.
In 2012, Barmenia decided to implement a collection and disbursement system to manage incoming and outgoing payments for its 1.8 million insurance policies; in order to meet the February 1st 2014 deadline for the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) legislation. Barmenia’s previous collection and disbursement system was unable to support the single payment requirement, having been designed over 20 years ago before demand for such capability. Barmenia opted to work with Virtusa due to its strong heritage and expertise in SAP implementations and consulting.