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Powerful Karbonn Titanium Mach Two Launched

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Expanding the Titanium Series, Karbonn Mobiles, India’s leading Smartphone manufacturer, on Friday (13 March) introduced another addition to its Mach portfolio with the launch of ultra light and powerful Mach Two Smartphone. The aesthetically designed device weighs a mere 112 gms encased in a resilient front and back Corning Gorilla Glass 3 which makes the device virtually scratch proof and sturdy. The device has a sleek body with a width of 6.3mm and is equipped with an impressively powerful 1.4GHz octa- core processor for fast and lag free multi-tasking and gaming.

The attractively designed device is a delight for photography enthusiasts, equipped with True 8 MP AF front and rear camera with BSI image sensor which captures rich life-like photos with vibrant colours and sharp detailing in any lighting condition. For flawless selfies and video calling, Mach Two offers varied features including Face Beauty Mode (to beautify photos), Face Detection and Smile shot to make clicking selfies a pure delight.

The phone offers 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity and is equipped with 3.5 G (HSPA) for fast web browsing. The device is available in an elegant Deep Blue colour and is available at all major ecommerce portals and brick and mortar stores at a price of Rs. 10,490 only with a protective silicon case free.

Bowers & Wilkins Launches 3 New Products
Bowers & Wilkins, the global leader for premium loudspeaker products and purveyors of True Sound with nearly 50 years of audio heritage, today announced the launch of 3 new products in India. These new products include Bowers & Wilkins T7, Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2 & Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2.  These new products are going to give a new experience of audio entertainment to the users.

Bowers & Wilkins T7 combines Bluetooth wireless streaming with compact size, and rechargeable convenience with Bowers & Wilkins legendary approach to high-quality sound and the first commercial application of Bowers & Wilkins Micro Matrix technology. T7 is Bowers & Wilkins first Bluetooth speaker, and as with everything Bowers & Wilkins does, T7 is all about sound.

American Express Pay With Points Announced
American Express Cardmembers planning to upgrade to the recently launched iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus can now do so without paying for it, by just redeeming their Membership Reward points at Apple Stores. Cardmembers can also shop for apparel or dine at their favorite restaurants in Cyber Hub (Gurgaon) without paying anything, as American Express, the world’s largest card issuer by purchase volume, announced a new initiative enabling Cardmembers to ‘Pay with Points’ for their shopping and dining experience.
Designed to offer greater flexibility and choice to Cardmembers, the new ‘Pay with Points’ initiative from American Express allows Cardmembers to enjoy real-time Membership Rewards redemption at the point of sale at over 750 leading retail and dining outlets. With merchant partners like Apple stores, Bose, Croma, Reliance Digital, Shoppers’ Stop, Armani Jeans, Marks & Spencer, and several dining outlets at Cyber Hub (Gurgaon), Cardmembers can look forward to an enhanced shopping and dining experience.

Panasonic Announces New Video Door Phones
Panasonic recently rolled out its new range of Wireless Video Intercom models, the VL-SW251BX and VL-SF70BX priced at Rs. 29,900 and Rs. 18,500 respectively. The models come with advanced features and ease of operation which play a major role in enhancing home security today. The need for full-time security in every residential property has become important and essential due to the increasing crime rate and unsafe environment.

The VL-SW251BX comes with a 5-inch wide screen to deliver crisp and clear images with the ability of recording up to 400 pictures at a time. [50 separate sessions: 1 session consists of 8 shots]. Its special voice changing function enables answering unwanted visitors by changing ones voice. On the other hand, the VL-SF70BX comes with a 7-inch wide monitor for enhancing family security, this model can be easily installed anywhere at home. The picture recording function allows up to 50 images to be recorded at a time.

Intex Expands Its TV Range
Devised to deliver the ultimate home entertainment experience, Intex Technologies, one of the leading Consumer Electronics brand today announced the launch of its elegant, LED 3111 TV. The television offers new and improved features that provide flawless picture quality.

Elaborating on the dimensions of the television the vertical panel gives a wider view hence better viewing experience. The Eye Safe T Matrix LED technology & smart power saving feature reduces time lag, relieves eye strain & reduces power consumption. It encompasses all the essentials for a luxurious, entertaining experience.

“At Intex, we always focus on consumers who are looking for upgrading their television set with best in class technology. We strive to develop state-of-the-art products with value driven advanced technology and designs. Our latest addition in LED TV segment is blend of latest technology with elegant looks, for the customers who want style with substance,” Said Nidhi Markanday, Business Head, Consumer Durables and IT accessories.

Blue Coat Systems To Be Acquired By Bain Capital
Blue Coat Systems, a market leader in enterprise security solutions to protect enterprises against even the most advanced threats, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by funds advised by Bain Capital, one of the world’s foremost private investment firms. The company is being acquired from Thoma Bravo, LLC in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $2.4 billion.

Over the past three years, Blue Coat has experienced a significant increase in its market share across the globe, where 80 percent of the Fortune 500 are its customers. In India, Blue Coat has realised a year on year growth rate of 45 per cent and has a customer portfolio of more than 400 companies.

“Blue Coat has differentiated products for protecting enterprises from even the most sophisticated threats, and we are proud to be a foundational part of the security architecture for the world’s largest enterprises. The world’s most trusted brands use Blue Coat, and the acquisition by Bain Capital sets us on the trajectory to further grow our portfolio, better serve our customers and help us prepare to return to the public markets,” said Gregory S. Clark, Chief Executive Officer, Blue Coat Systems.

TCS Appoints New Director To Board
Tata Consultancy Services, (TCS),ba leading IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, announced today it has appointed Aarthi Subramanian as an Executive Director to the Board of Directors of the Company for a period of three years.

With this appointment, the total strength of the Board of Directors increases to 11 directors, which include six independent directors. Subramanian is the Global Head of Delivery Excellence Group responsible for governance of service delivery, compliance and risk management.

“TCS is keen on giving exposure to the functioning of the Board to top talent as part of their leadership development. Ms. Subramanian with over 25 years of experience across multiple industry solutions in different markets and a sharp focus on driving excellence in deploying best practices will bring unique perspective to the Board deliberations. She will benefit immensely from the exposure to a global set of Directors,” said N Chandrasekaran, CEO & MD.

USA Welcomes Record Number Of Indian Travelers
In 2014, USA received a total of 961,790 Indian visitors marking an impressive growth of 11.9 per cent as compared to last year. As per US Department of Commerce figures, in 2014 India was the 11thlargest inbound tourism market for the U.S.Indian travelers form an important segment in the growth in visitor arrivals to the US and India was one of the first few key countries where Brand USA set up its office in 2013, promoting the destination via a range of activities-including programs for the travel trade, consumers and public relations.

US Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Stefan M. Selig announced that a record 75 million international visitors traveled to the United States in 2014, a seven percent increase from 2013. Tourism is America's largest services export and these exports support 1.1 million US jobs.

"Today's data shows that the United States continues to be the premier destination for international visitors," Selig said. "It also highlights that we remain on track toward achieving President Obama's goal of attracting 100 million international visitors to the United States by 2021."