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No more Apathy , Go Carpathy

Gurgaon based startup Carpathy to provide a hassle free car maintenance

Want a hassle free solution for your car maintenance with pick and drop facility? Carpathy is a one stop solution for all your car needs viz car wash, wheel care, regular service and maintenance. It is a network of service stations and trained technicians dedicated to service your car. Carpathy was founded in 2015 by three friends based in Gurgaon, Himanshu Bansal, Akshat Lavania and J Jimmy Yadav. Jimmy and Himanshu had to consult Akshat for all their car problems who was at that time working with Hyundai Quality Care. They identified that the authorized service stations were highly overpriced and it was very hard to find a reliable mechanic in the unorganized market who can offer transparent and quality services. As a result, they started Carpathy to solve these common problems faced by all car owners.

 

Carpathy aims to solve the core problems pertaining to car servicing industry like variable pricing, hidden charges and service quality. With the vision to standardize the highly unorganized and scattered sectors of car service industry, which holds 60% market share, Carpathy provides handcrafted service packages to individuals and businesses with standard pricing and assured quality. It upkeeps and maintains your car through diversified car care services and maintains transparency for car owners throughout the process. With free pick and drop facility, Carpathy understands the needs of today’s busy professionals by saving time spend on routine round about trips to the service centres. In fast moving markets like NCR where the car resale industry is on a boom, Carpathy also maintains complete service records of the car to ensure high resale value. 

 

When everyone in the car service industry is trying to list service stations and provide quotations, the core problems of providing quality service and transparent billing to the car owners remains unresolved. Carpathy is working to solve this problem and bring organization to this industry by acting as a managed marketplace for multi-brand service centres by offering standard packages through tech-enabled web and mobile platforms. Carpathy provides a better and easy way for people to book their car services with just a few clicks. Guaranteed customer service, reliable car maintenance and indelible experience every single time with tech-enabled platforms makes Carpathy synonymous to ‘Convenience at your fingertips’.

 

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Gramin Healthcare Line

Aircel launches first of its kind service ‘Gramin Healthcare Line’ in Odisha

 

Reiterating its unwavering focus on innovation and to bring a meaningful service to its customers, Aircel, one of the leading innovative service providers in India, in association with Gramin Healthcare, today launched Primary Care Health Helpline “Gramin Healthcare Line” for its customers in Odisha. Aimed at servicing the Rural and Semi-Urban customers in the state, the helpline will empower the customers with an easy access to quality and professional healthcare.

 

The first-of-its-kind service will help a great deal for people to get maximum convenience for their medical needs from their mobile phones. The service will be the gateway for a large of number of people to connect with a system that gives access to a wide network of service providers in the healthcare domain, tremendously helps people save money and time running around in search of the best treatments and doctors that’s almost always unaffordable, get opinions about peoples’ illnesses by specialists. Aircel customers need to dial a short code 55557 chargeable at Rs. 6 per minute to activate the service.

 

Rajiv Gupta, Circle Business Head – Odisha, Aircel, said, “Aircel considers its responsibility to make its robust network useful for the welfare of its customers, and hence, the service was brought on the network in partnership with Gramin Healthcare. India spends 4.2% of its national GDP towards healthcare goods and services compared to 18% in US. A staggering 70% of the population still lives in rural areas and has no or limited access to hospitals and clinics. One of the ways to fix the problem is to look at innovative avenues and develop services like ‘Gramin Healthcare Line’ which will take care of the primary health needs of the people. This will also give easy access to people to effective healthcare, guidance, convenience and is affordable for the masses.”

 

 

Aircel’s ‘Gramin Healthcare Line’ is available for customers across Odisha, however, the physical consultations are available in 6 districts of Odisha as of now – Puri, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendra Pada, Nayagarh and Khurda.

 

Suhita Banerjee, Chief Operating Officer, Gramin Healthcare, said, “With a vision to transform healthcare delivery, providing affordable and consistent quality healthcare services, Gramin Healthcare is introducing a unique model of assisted telemedicine supported by a trusted and well-connected network that would empower the common man with one stop access to health care services. Talking about the service “Gramin Healthcare Line”, Ms. Banerjee, said, “We are happy to be associated with a brand like Aircel as a part of our efforts towards democratizing healthcare and reaching out to the masses for creating a healthier India. To support the service offered by Aircel, we have Gramin Healthcare Centre Lines which are supported by fully operational & dedicated Healthcare call centers network. These lines are operated by trained healthcare professionals and provide immediate online medical advice and treatment options, to the callers”.

 

 

 

 

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Project Tango Device

Lenovo and Google Partner on New Project Tango Device

 

  • Lenovo is developing the first OEM Project Tango-enabled smartphone in collaboration with Google
  •  Project Tango technology gives a mobile device the ability to navigate the physical world similar to how we do as humans
  • Calling all developers to submit a Project Tango app proposal for the chance to have app funded and featured on upcoming Lenovo Project Tango-enabled smartphone

Today at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Lenovo announced the development of the first consumer mobile device with Project Tango in collaboration with Google. Available in summer 2016, the new smartphone powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor, turns the screen into a magic window that can overlay digital information and objects onto the real world. Lenovo, Google, and Qualcomm Technologies are working closely together to optimize the software and hardware to ensure consumers get the most out of the Project Tango platform.
 
Google’s Project Tango is a technology platform that uses advanced computer vision, depth sensing, and motion tracking to create on-screen 3D experiences, allowing users to explore their physical environments via their device. Specialized hardware and software combine to let the device react to every movement of the user, when they step forward, backward, or lean side to side. App developers can transform your home into a game level, or create a magic window into virtual and augmented environments.

 

Project Tango-enabled devices can recognize places they’ve been before, like your living room, the office, or public spaces. Unlike GPS, Project Tango motion tracking works indoors, allowing users to navigate precisely through a shopping mall, or even find a specific item at the store where that information is available. Using the sensor in the device, Project Tango devices can also capture the 3D dimensions of the room, giving measurements that can be used to help you when shopping for furniture or decorations.

 

As part of the partnership, we’re also inviting developers to help grow the budding Project Tango app ecosystem. Project Tango’s advanced technology capabilities let developers create apps they couldn’t have before. Starting today at https://www.google.com/atap/project-tango/app-incubator, developers can submit their Project Tango app proposals for a chance to win funding and the chance to have their app featured on Lenovo’s upcoming smartphone. The submission period closes on Feb. 15, 2016.
 
The Project Tango Tablet Development Kit can be purchased in the Google Store:
https://store.google.com/product/project_tango_tablet_development_kit
 
Find official guidelines, eligibility requirements, and judging criteria here:
http://g.co/ProjectTango/AppIncubator
 
To break new ground in today’s hypercompetitive smartphone and tablet industries, we must take innovation risks – it’s the only way to truly change the way people use mobile technology,” says Chen Xudong, senior vice president and president, Mobile Business Group, Lenovo. “Together with Google we’re breaking down silos by working across mobile hardware and software. Turning our shared vision into reality will create a more holistic product experience that captures the imagination of today’s consumer.”
 
With Project Tango, the smartphone becomes a magic window into the physical world by enabling it to perceive space and motion that goes beyond the boundaries of a touch screen,” said Johnny Lee, Project Tango Lead, Google. “By working with Lenovo, we’ll be able to make Project Tango more accessible to users and developers all over the world to both enjoy and create new experiences that blends the virtual and real world.”

 

Qualcomm Technologies is very pleased that Lenovo and Google are bringing a Project Tango-enabled device to the mainstream so that consumers can experience a whole new level of advanced connected mobile computing apps and services across video, imaging and graphics,” said Seshu Madhavapeddy, vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies.  “Qualcomm Technologies has a rich and long history with working with the developer community to ensure that all of the experiences that Project Tango and Lenovo are set to deliver are optimized for the Snapdragon processor.”
 

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Launch of Ford Aspire

Launch of Ford Aspire

Ford India to Open Bookings for Figo Aspire from July 27, 2015 

• First sub-four meter sedan with standard Driver and Passenger airbags; Available with up to six airbags for even greater peace of mind

• Figo Aspire to be offered with a choice of responsive, efficient petrol and diesel engines optimized to deliver a fuel efficiency of 18.2* Km/L and 25.8* Km/L respectively

• Loaded with advanced connectivity solutions, including segment-first MyFord Dock or SYNC with Ford AppLink along with the innovative Ford MyKey

• Dynamic, modern and efficient sub-four-meter design complements spacious, refined interior with 20 flexible and convenient storage spaces

 

Are you ready to Aspire for more? So wait no further.

Beginning July 27, 2015, Ford will start accepting bookings for its much awaited compact sedan, Figo Aspire across all its dealership at a nominal amount of INR 30,000.

“Created specifically for customers in India, the Figo Aspire is a no-compromise compact sedan that will delight Indian customers with its stunning design, smart technology, advanced safety and impressive fuel efficiency,” said Anurag Mehrotra, executive director, marketing, sales and service, Ford India.

Smart to own and smart to use, the new Ford Figo Aspire is set to redefine expectations when it goes on sale in August and will be made available in 4 trim levels – Ambiente, Trend, Titanium and Titanium+.

Customers will be able to book Figo Aspire from the choice of two responsive, powerful and efficient engines: A refined and sophisticated new 1.2-liter Ti-VCT petrol engine, delivering a peak power of 88 PS and fuel economy of 18.2* Km/L and a 1.5-liter TDCi diesel engine, offering a peak power of 100 PS and an outstanding fuel economy of 25.8* Km/L. Both of these engines are paired to a responsive five-speed manual transmission.

For those looking for the sophisticated refinement of an Automatic Transmission, Figo Aspire can be booked with a six-speed PowerShift automatic transmission paired with a 1.5L TiVCT petrol engine, offering a peak power of 112 PS and a fuel economy of 17.2 Km/L.

The Figo Aspire will be available in 7 all-new colours – Ruby Red, Sparkling Gold, Oxford White, Tuxedo Black, Deep Impact Blue, Ingot Silver and Smoke Grey.

It sets a new standard for compact cars in India with a sub-four-meter sedan combining premium design, class-leading safety features and advanced technologies. This latest compact sedan from Ford is designed to turn heads with an elegant, striking design that sets it apart from competitors. The sophisticated exterior of the Figo Aspire is complemented by a modern interior that delivers an extraordinary experience for a sub-4 meter car.

Reflecting on the importance of safety, the Figo Aspire will be the first compact sedan in India to offer driver and passenger airbags standard across all variants. It is also the first sub-4-meter sedan to offer side and curtain airbags for an extra level of protection.

Understanding the growing importance of technology in customers’ lives, Ford is introducing several first-in-class technological features like an innovative MyFord Dock with the Figo Aspire. The feature allows drivers to store, mount and charge mobile phones, MP3 players and satellite navigation systems, and to integrate these devices into the car’s entertainment system.

The Figo Aspire will also introduce Ford MyKey that allows owners to program keys with restricted driving modes that encourage good habits, such as increasing seat belt use, limiting vehicle top speeds and regulating audio volume.

Ford India has 341 sales and service outlets spread across 186 cities across the country.

 

 

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New IPAD2 released

Steve Jobs unveiled the latest Ipad named iPad2, This is thinner and faster.

Steve, who has not been well made a surprising appearance, which immediately impacted a rise in Apple Stock which had declined following news of Steve’s ill health.

It is slated for launch on March 11, 2011 in the US and 25th MArch … resto fthe world.

Priced at USD 499 this gadget would have Apple’s competitor scurrying to the drawing board.

 

 

 

 

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