Zomato strikes 7th deal, buys Turkish firm

Zomato had forayed into Turkey in Nov 2013, making its website and apps available to users in Turkish and English

Zomato had forayed into Turkey in Nov 2013, making its website and apps available to users in Turkish and English

Online restaurant search service company Zomato continues to be on an acquisition spree. The firm, launched in 2008 and valued at $660 million, on Thursday announced it had acquired Turkey-based Mekanist.

Though the company didn’t disclose the size of the deal, Deepinder Goyal, founder and chief executive, said it was one of the largest, apart from the Urbanspoon acquisition. As such, sources said it was estimated at $35-50 million.

A few days earlier, Zomato had acquired Urbanspoon in the US for $52 million. With the acquisition of Mekanist, the seventh by Zomato in the past six months, the restaurant search company will expand into several cities in Turkey.

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Unleash the wrath with Antec GX900 Gaming Cabinets

Antec Inc. the global leader in high-performance computer components,power supplies and mobile accessories today announced the availability of yet another GX gaming series cabinet; the GX900. The Antec GX series has been a well received performer and the GX900 is nothing short of a spectacular product for the gaming arena.

With a net weight of 6 kilograms, this cabinet gives users the benefit of customizing drive bays. These bays work on the sliding mechanism which means one just has to slide-in the drive and plug it in to the motherboard and the PSU; absolutely tool-less. The cabinet has well placed slots to avoid unwanted mesh of wires in the front.

The front and the top of the cabinet can fit two 120mm fans for cooling. The GX900 can accommodate a 240mm cooling radiator. The rugged exterior looks like The Punisher. And rightly so, because the slot for graphics card is a freakish 12.2″ large. With a power like that one can really ‘punish’ their rivals.

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Internet of Things & Innovation: GAVS at NASSCOM Product Forum

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, January 29, 2015- Mr. Srinivasan Sundara Rajan of GAVS Technologies delivered an insightful talk on Innovation enabled by Internet of Things, in NASSCOM’s 71st Product Forum in Chennai on 28th January, 2015.

NASSCOM’s Chennai chapter organized a discussion forum on the topic “Accelerating Innovation to Internet of Things”. Practitioners from various IT organizations delivered talks on consuming IoT technology as a value proposition for internal and external customers alike. GAVS Technologies, a global technology and services firm, participated in the forum. Mr. Srinivasan Sundara Rajan, VP – Technology in GAVS Technologies, spoke on Innovation Enabled by Internet of Things – From Fantasy to Reality.

With Internet of Things being at the peak of Gartner’s hype cycle for 2015, GAVS Technologies is committed to empower next-gen enterprises be early adopters of this revolutionary technology. Mr. Srinivasan delivered an immersive talk elaborating on the platforms / vendor products that support IoT today, how organizations can get started, and the future possibilities for innovation.

Mr. Srinivasan Sundara Rajan said “Internet of Things is about connecting machines and humans to improve the lives of latter. It is about machines becoming smarter by utilizing the human like thinking. IoT is no longer a fantasy, and is real. Cloud, Big Data and Platforms enable the implementation of IoT. Proven players are better trusted in the initial initiatives.”

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Xiaomi to set up first R&D unit in India

 

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New Delhi: Handset maker Xiaomi Corp. will set up a research and development (R&D) unit in Bangalore, its first such facility outside of China, as it looks to beef up presence in the booming Indian smartphone market.

The company, which expects the centre to be operational in the next few months, will focus on localising its products and features for the Indian market through the unit. “We have always stated that India is one of our most important markets. We are in process of signing the lease on a facility in Bangalore, which will be our R&D unit. This is the first one outside China,” Xiaomi india head Manu Jain told PTI.

Work on the facility is expected to commence by the end of March and in the next few months, it will be operational, he added. Jain declined however to comment on investment details and the number of people who would work at the R&D centre.

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Airtel launches high-definition end-to-end video exchange service

 

 

airtelAirtel has launched managed Room Telepresence service for the enterprise .  According to the operator, zero CAPEX and additional cost will allow enterprise    customers upgrade to High-Definition Telepresence video exchange sessions from  the existing standard definition video experience at an cost of Rs. 799/- per day  per room.

Launched in partnership with CISCO, the new VAAS (video-as-a-service) from Airtel is said to come with all the essential components of Telepresence video calling including end point, network and VNOC to offer an integrated single SLA and single window support to customers that will be backed by 24X7 remote support with end-to-end management.

resident – Airtel Business said, “At Airtel we are committed towards developing innovative & cost effective platforms for our customers and the Room Telepresence service is a step in this direction. This new solution has the potential to transform the segment as it empowers customers with a highly scalable integrated video solution at a simplified yet affordable cost.”

Nalinikanth Gollagunta, Managing Director & Head – Commercial Sales at Cisco India & SAARC, added “We believe that this joint offering by Airtel and Cisco is a game changer that will transform the buying behavior, more specifically in the mid segment. Adoption of technology among SMBs is directly dependent on bringing down the total cost of ownership and increasing ease of use.”

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Dell OEM solutions help Agmatel reduce Total Cost of Ownership for kiosks by 30 %

                   

 

 

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 Dell, world’s fastest-growing large integrated IT company, today announced that it has successfully deployed Dell OEM solutions for Agmatel, one of the leading provider of kiosks to the public sector in India. This implementation has helped Agmatel reduce their total cost of ownership by 30 percent along with offering speedy delivery.

Bengaluru, Karnataka, January 27, 2015 – Dell, world’s fastest-growing large integrated IT company, today announced that it has successfully deployed Dell OEM solutions for Agmatel, one of the leading provider of kiosks to the public sector in India. This implementation has helped Agmatel reduce their total cost of ownership by 30 percent along with offering speedy delivery.

Like other authorities, India is rolling out self-service kiosks at many sites, including government agencies, to deliver a faster and more efficient service to citizens. Looking at the growing demand for self-service kiosks, Agmatel also decided to develop its own range of kiosk solutions. For this the company ordered PCs from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in China and Taiwan to power its kiosk terminals but problems started arising when the PCs came unsupported, leaving Agmatel with the substantial cost of servicing hardware warranties in the field. Also, because the PCs were manufactured outside of India, they had to undergo stringent testing by officials before they could enter the country.

Owing to Dell’s unremitting supply of technology to public sector clients for many years, Agmatel decided to switch to Dell OEM Solutions and Intel processors to help solve its challenges. The organization selected Dell OEM OptiPlex 7010 and 9020 PCs with Intel® Core™ i3 dual-core processors to support its kiosk terminals. Also, where kiosks were permanently connected to a network, Agmatel chose Dell Wyse thin clients.

Using Dell’s solution, Agmatel was able to offer speedy delivery which further reduced their total cost of ownership of kiosk solution by 30 percent. Moreover, Dell also provided them immense support across India so that if they need to resolve a technical issue, Dell will send an engineer with a replacement part immediately without having Agmatel incur any cost in spares or sending out their own engineers.

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hrough their deep insight into rapidly changing technology have been a step ahead to understand the needs of customers and offer best of Kiosk solutions. With best of innovative technology available at hand from Dell, Agmatel have revolutionised the concept of information and transaction by producing multifunction kiosks of excellent design with robust construction”, said Vijay Kumar Malhotra, Co-Founder and Director, Agmatel

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