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Lava Launches 'Icon' With Star OS

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Lava international Limited, one of the leading companies in the mobile handset industry, on Thursday (09 April) announced the launch of its latest offering ‘Icon’. The new device redefines user experience with a magnificent camera and customized Star OS.

Sporting a premium metallic look, the Icon is 7.7 mm thick which makes it extremely comfortable to operate. While the classic design makes it durable and less prone to damage, the glass finish on the back panel adds to its aesthetics.
 
Commenting on the launch Navin Chawla, Vice President & Head Product, LAVA International said, “In line with our constant endeavor to offer products with great value to the consumers, we are delighted to announce the launch of our new premium smartphone- Icon. This is a beautifully designed product with a high quality camera featuring SONY EXMOR sensor and other in built features. This marks the beginning a new segment for Lava smartphones wherein we will be coming up with a new range of experience driven devices."

Surya Software Makes Use Of Microsoft SQL Server

Surya Software, a provider of banking technology, has enabled customers, including major banks, to improve their risk management capability with BALM (Banking Asset Liability Management Solution) based on Microsoft SQL Server. With this, banks are better placed to handle risks arising from asset-liability mismatches and make more effective decisions while reducing operating costs.

D N Prahlad, Surya Software said, “The asset-to-liability gap is a major task banks deal with on a daily basis. With BALM, we aim to respond faster to a dynamic market and regulatory environment. We will soon move the solution to the latest SQL Server 2014 to help take the solution to the cloud, as banks adopt cloud. Besides it helps our customers to deploy a high-performance database and benefit from advanced business intelligence and analytics for optimal risk management. The solution also carries a lower total cost of ownership and maintenance cost.”

Backup Exec 15 For Hybrid Clouds

Symantec on Thursday announced that Veritas (the planned spinout of Symantec’s Information Management business) is launching the general availability of Backup Exec 15, an updated version of the award-winning backup and recovery solution that delivers capabilities to help customers address their core needs while staying ahead of the changing landscape.
 
“Veritas has made great strides in evolving the Backup Exec platform to meet the needs of our users. In recent years, the hybrid cloud model has created new customer needs for tools that manage information in increasingly complex infrastructures,” said Andy Ng, Technical Sales and Services leader, Asia Pacific and Japan, Veritas.

Skype Translator Now Speaks Italian And Mandarin
At Skype, we want to make it easier for you to connect with people around the world, no matter where you are and what language you speak. In December, we announced the first phase of the Skype Translator preview program and today we’re excited to announce Skype Translator’s next milestone, the addition of two spoken languages: Italian and Chinese (Mandarin), to the current offering of Spanish and English.

Citrus Cash: What Goes Around Comes Around
The current version of the Ciprus Cash is a wallet app that allows users to ‘Send Money’ to friends and family, ‘Request Money’ when they need it and Split Bills with friends after fun outings. This new version we’re talking about though, does a whole lot more. Not only does it come with a newer more intuitive user interface but, it is also faster and smoother. That isn’t the best part though; the most interesting addition is the App’s social giving feature. This makes Citrus Cash the 1st digital wallet in the world, to integrate a social giving feature along with payment solutions.
 
"The new ‘Lend A Hand’ feature on Citrus Cash will let users touch people’s lives in a manner that is easier than ever before. It will make lending to deserving individuals in rural India part of everyday life. This is part of our vision at Citrus, going well beyond everyday financial transactions and enabling your money to make your life and the lives of others around you, better.” says Satyen Kothari, Founder & MD, Citrus Pay.

FabFurnish Facilitates Buyers With Instant Loan Payment Option
FabFurnish, India’s largest online home store recently rolled out the Instant Loan Payment option, to facilitate hassle-free and pocket-friendly buying of furniture from its online platform. Customers can now get personal loan approval within 2 hours on a minimum purchase of furniture worth Rs.10,000. The duration of EMI for the loan is 6 months.

Vikram Chopra, Co-Founder, FabFurnish said, “The new facility on our website has become a hit among our customers. We have already received loan requests for 10 per cent of the orders, out of which 95 per cent were processed within 2 to 4 hours. Before launching the new feature on our online platform, we conducted various pilots for over 6 months. This gave us the confidence and assurance to finally roll out the Instant Loan Payment service. Through this, we wish to change the whole outlook towards online shopping in the country.”lava, navin chawla, microsoft, fabfurnish, skype, technology, corporate, symanteclava, navin chawla, microsoft, fabfurnish, skype, technology, corporate, symantec