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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Infosys To Open Technology And Innovation Hub In Connecticut; Employ 1000 by 2022



IT major Infosys said it will open its next Technology and Innovation Hub in Hartford, Connecticut and hire 1,000 American workers in the state by 2022.

The Connecticut Technology and Innovation Hub will have a special focus on insurance, healthcare and manufacturing, the firm said in a statement.

According to the statement, Infosys’ investment in Connecticut is a continuation of the company’s commitment to accelerate innovation for American enterprise by amplifying top local talent with the best global talent and shrink the IT skills gap in the marketplace.

“We are excited to announce the expansion of our presence in Connecticut and to create 1,000 technology jobs in the state,” said Ravi Kumar, President, Infosys.

“This investment will further strengthen our ability to serve clients’ needs throughout the New England region and expand the local workforce to help our clients compete in the rapidly digitizing insurance, healthcare and manufacturing sectors. Hartford’s position as the Insurance Capital of the World, paired with Connecticut’s world renowned academic institutions, will place Infosys in close proximity to valued clients and accelerate the recruitment of highly-skilled local talent,” he added.

Infosys said it inaugurated its first Technology and Innovation Hub in Indianapolis, Indiana and has already announced a Technology and Innovation Hub in Raleigh, North Carolina and a Design and Innovation Hub in Providence, Rhode Island.

As part of Infosys’ commitment to boosting American innovation and helping to create the workforce of the future, Infosys Foundation USA has provided multiple grants for classroom technology and computer science training to teachers and schools.

To date, more than 4.7 million students; 13,000 teachers and 21,000 schools across America, including over 3,500 students, 35 teachers and 24 schools in Connecticut, have benefited from computer science training and classroom equipment funded by Infosys Foundation USA.

This includes grants for professional development for teachers, hands on workshops for students, and new technology and teaching aids for classrooms, with an emphasis placed on serving underrepresented groups such as women, African-American, Latino, urban, rural and autistic groups that will gain greater access to computer science and maker education.

Central Mall Unveils #StripToShorts by Actress Kriti Kharbanda



Central, the flagship retail format of Future Lifestyle Fashions, today launched its #StripToShorts campaign at the JP Nagar Central. The campaign was unveiled in an exciting event by popular actress Kriti Kharbanda. 

With the onset of summer, the Strip to Shorts campaign by Central is perfectly timed. As the hottest time of the year is here, Central has brought to shoppers the best collection of shorts along with amazing offers to chill with this summer. With the rising mercury level, shorts seem to be the best thing to laze around in. 

With Central’s #StripToShorts campaign, fashionistas can now buy shorts for simply nothing at all Central stores. Shoppers can now buy shorts worth Rs.2000 and get Rs.1000 cashback on Future Pay. Additionally, they will also get after-shopping benefits worth Rs.1000 on Food or Gold class movies.

Vishnu Prasad, CEO at Central, said “With the onset of summer, fashion becomes all about being comfortable. With this thought, we have launched the Strip to Shorts campaign. Shorts is one thing that is fashionable yet comfortable which makes it perfect for summers.”

The launch saw popular actress Kriti Kharbanda talk about Central’s #StripToShorts campaign. The audience also got to click a few selfies with her and were super exhilarated. 

The flagship retail format of Future Lifestyle Fashions, Central is a chain of fashion departmental stores located in central areas of large Indian metropolises and cities. Central stores are large-format stores measuring anywhere between 60,000 square feet to 230,000 square feet and offering over 500 Domestic & International brands across every category including men’s-wear, casual wear, ethnic-wear, women’s-wear, kids wear, footwear, accessories, home products, health and beauty. 

These stores, often located in standalone locations also have food-courts, restaurants, supermarkets and electronics superstores built within. Central stores are located in large cities like Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad and Gurgaon, as well as smaller cities like Baroda, Indore, Vizag, Patna and Surat. At present there are 33 Central stores present in 20 cities operating over 3 million square feet of retail space across India

Bajaj Electricals Launches India’s First IoT Enabled Air Coolers




The Bajaj Electricals today launched Bajaj Cool.INXT, billed as the first of its kind Internet of Things (IoT) enabled air cooler.

 The company said it aims to improve customer's experience  through smart technology and intuitive designs. It expected a huge potential for IoT enabled air coolers, not only from the residential space but also commercial space.

 Speaking on the launch, joint managing director of Bajaj  Electricals, Anant Bajaj said, "We are extremely excited and  proud to launch India's first IoT enabled air cooler. Real intelligence is when technologies interact with one another to make things effortlessly happen."

 Croma will be the lead partner to launch the product. Bajaj did not disclose the IoT based air-cooler's price.      The key features of Cool.INXT, which differentiates it from other coolers, is that it can be controlled through art mobile app, iR remote and digital control panel on the cooler.      The cooler with a 22 litre water holding capacity has easy Wi-Fi and internet enabled operation with mobile app, intelligent sensor that reads the temperature and humidity of the room.

It also has ice chamber for faster cooling. To a question whether the company has done any study whether the air cooler is fit for the asthma patients too, Bajaj said this aspect will be looked into as the company comes out with an updated version in future.

Vu TV Launches Voice Assistant Smart Android TV with Google



Vu Technologies on Tuesday announced the launch of the Vu Official Android TV in Bangalore.

The 4K Smart TV operates on Android 7 Nougat. The Vu Official Android TV unlocks official access to the Google Play Store, YouTube, Google Games, and the complete Google ecosystem.

In addition to the partnership with Google, Vu has also partnered with video on demand service providers like Netflix, Hotstar, and ALTBalaji.

A distinct feature of the Vu Official Android TV is its ActiVoice feature. The ActiVoice remote helps users to seamlessly search, browse and select in 88 languages. The ActiVoice Search intelligence is also enabled to search within apps and recommend results according to a user’s preference.

Vu Technologies launches a new series of Vu official AndroidTM TV. The 4K Smart TV operates on the licensed operating system of AndroidTM 7.0 Nougat. This Android-powered TV unlocks official access to the Google Play Store, YouTube, Google Games, and the complete Google ecosystem. In addition to the company’s partnership with Google, Vu has also partnered with leading Video on demand service providers like Netflix, Hotstar, and ALTBalaji, to provide certified VOD apps thus allowing users to access unlimited and latest content in an authorised manner.

The TV is equipped with ActiVoice feature in a remote, which helps users to search, browse and select in 88 languages. The ActiVoice search intelligence is also enabled to search within apps and recommend results according to a user’s preference.

Vu’s TV ensures a 4K picture quality along with builtin sound bar (10W + 10W) with DTS TruSurround and Dolby Digital support. The TV has a storage capacity of 16GB and runs on a quad-core processor. The company also promises to upgrade to the latest Android OS in the future.

Additionally, integrated with Chromecast, the Vu Official Android TV supports mobile and desktop casting and is available in 43-inches, 49-inches, and 55-inches and are priced at Rs 36,999, Rs 46,999, and Rs 55,999 respectively. The TV will be available for sale via Vu’s exclusive online distribution partner Flipkart.com and Vu’s flagship stores starting 16th March 2018.

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