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Founders of healthi.in Win ‘Entrepreneur of the Year in Product – Healthcare’ at Entrepreneur India Awards 2017

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The award acknowledges breakthrough ideas, concepts, and people; healthi founders emerge as winners amidst 34 nominations

New Delhi, Delhi, India

For their work and efforts in preventive health care, the Co-Founders of healthi.in, Rekuram Varadharaj and Krishna Ulagaratchagan, have been accorded the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year in Product - Healthcare’ category at the seventh edition of the Entrepreneur India Awards 2017. healthi.in is India’s fastest growing digital preventive health startup, empowering its users to make smart choices about their health so that they can avoid chronic illnesses.

The category had received 34 nominations in this category. The Entrepreneur India Awards recognizes the breakthrough ideas, concepts, and people who are doing pioneering work in the startup and entrepreneurial space.

Speaking about the award, Rekuram Varadharaj and Krishna Ulagaratchagan, Founders, healthi.in, said, “It is indeed a moment of pride not only for us as entrepreneurs, but also as a startup, to be recognized for our work. The award will only add more fuel to our mission of making the preventive health journey personalized, using insights to make it engaging, and effective. Our effort has and will always be to empower the user by making personalized health information accessible so expert guidance is sought after understanding one's health status. This way users can use our comprehensive and easy-to-understand reports to seek help from practitioners and specialists and build a healthier life. We are excited to continue innovating and introducing even better ways for users to make smart health choices, putting the power of better preventive health in the hands of the consumer."

healthi is a one-stop digital preventive health guide that conveniently provides access to the best healthcare practitioners and raises awareness about the prevention and management of lifestyle diseases. healthi has marked noteworthy milestones since it began less than three years ago. It has grown 9x year-over-year in the first two years of operations and matched its second-year performance in just one quarter this year. The company has facilitated more than 10 lakh tests with an over 95% user satisfaction rating and over 90% customer retention.

On the healthi.in website, every user has access to upwards of 9 million package choices. Further, within one minute by just answering a few simple questions, their trademarked predictive analysis algorithms help them narrow down their options to just one or two which are the most appropriate for them. The users, therefore, get everything they need and do not have to pay for things that don’t matter to them.

Combining scientifically validated predictive analytics, machine learning technology, contemporary design, strong partnerships with healthcare majors and cutting-edge research healthi is revolutionizing the preventive healthcare market. It has made significant strides within a short span of time and now serves users in over 130 Indian cities.

Since its very inception, healthi has partnered with the industry and research leaders of repute in healthcare. For its health check offering, it has tied up with most of the leading diagnostic and imaging laboratories, clinics and hospitals in India, thus offering 400+ high-quality venue options for users. healthi also has a research partnership with the Government of India on the efficacy of chronic disease prediction models. It also has a content partnership with Mayo Clinic to deliver personalized, clinically validated and relevant preventive health content to users. The company plans to empower 1.5 million users to make smart choices about their health by 2018.

About healthi

healthi is India’s fastest growing digital preventive health startup, empowering its users to make smart choices about their health so that they can avoid chronic illnesses. The company, which has been serving users since April 2014, was founded by Krishna Ulagaratchagan and Rekuram Varadharaj (RV), who are alumni of top global MBA programs at Stanford (US) and INSEAD (France and Singapore) respectively. Combining scientifically validated predictive analytics, machine learning technology, contemporary design, strong partnerships with healthcare majors and cutting-edge research, healthi is revolutionizing the preventive healthcare market. It has made significant strides within a short span of time and now serves users in over 130 Indian cities. healthi boasts of having facilitated more than 10 lakh tests with an over 95% user satisfaction rating and over 90% customer retention. For its health check offering, it has tied up with most of the leading diagnostic and imaging laboratories, clinics and hospitals in India, thus offering 400+ high-quality venue options for users.

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CyberArk Acquires Vaultive to Advance Privileged Account Security for the Cloud

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CyberArk (NASDAQ: CYBR), the global leader in privileged account security, today announced the acquisition of certain assets of privately-held Vaultive, Inc., a cloud security provider. The deal closed today.

The CyberArk Privileged Account Security Solution is the industry’s most comprehensive solution for protecting against privileged account exploitation anywhere – on-premises, in hybrid cloud environments and across DevOps workflows. Building upon the Vaultive technology, CyberArk will deliver greater visibility and control over privileged business users, and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) administrators. By delivering a cloud-native and mobile experience, Vaultive will extend the CyberArk solution to these highly privileged users, which are frequent targets for cyber attacks.

“The Vaultive team brings innovative technology and advanced cloud industry experience to CyberArk. We look forward to incorporating the technology to add additional depth and proactive protection for enterprises facing an expanding attack surface in the cloud,” said Udi Mokady, chairman and CEO, CyberArk. “Vaultive provides a strong building block to accelerate CyberArk’s cloud security strategy, making CyberArk the only vendor able to extend privileged account security to administrators and privileged business users in cloud environments with this level of granularity and control.”

According to IDC, worldwide spending on public cloud services and infrastructure is forecast to reach $277 billion in 2021.1 Privileged business users and SaaS, IaaS and PaaS administrators have broad and often unlimited access to a range of social media, web-based sales operations and financial applications. That access must be monitored and controlled consistently across multiple types of applications, and be done in a way that doesn’t change the way cloud administrators and privileged business users work.

“I'm extremely proud of everything that the Vaultive team accomplished," said Ben Matzkel, founder and CTO, Vaultive. "It's becoming increasingly clear that customers desire a unified security approach that extends from the data center to the cloud. Fortified with Vaultive's technology and its team, CyberArk is uniquely positioned to meet this critical need. We look forward to working closely with CyberArk customers around the world to advance their privileged account security strategies for the cloud.”

This acquisition furthers CyberArk’s leadership in securing modern infrastructure and applications. Using CyberArk Conjur, organizations gain a comprehensive secrets management solution for DevOps toolchains and cloud-native applications. Additionally, CyberArk offers cloud platform support across AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and has validated the ability to stand up a privileged account security solution in AWS in 15 minutes or less. With the acquisition of Vaultive, CyberArk extends its leadership to secure privileged access to SaaS, IaaS and PaaS applications by administrators and privileged business users.

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Vivo partners with China Mobile to drive 5G advancement

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Vivo announced its partnership with China Mobile on the “China Mobile 5G Device Forerunner Initiative” at the GTI Summit 2018 at Mobile World Congress. Combining the efforts of industry players including Vivo, the program will accelerate the development of next generation 5G devices. The program aims to launch the first batch of 5G pre-commercial devices for scale-up trial application showcase, plus establish support for the development of 5G devices, chipsets and component supply chains. Shi Yujian, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Vivo attended the summit and joined discussions on the latest R&D of 5G devices with industry leaders from other partner companies.

The “China Mobile 5G Device Forerunner Initiative” led by China Mobile brings together more than 20 of the industry’s most influential and capable chipset manufacturers, component manufacturers and end-solution providers, forming a strong industry ecosystem for 5G development.

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Vivo outlines 5G device commercialization

“The smartphone industry’s growth is increasingly driven by the user experience, which has significantly grown the influence of smartphone manufacturers on communication standards and regulations. For Vivo, 5G is both an opportunity and a challenge as technology changes emerge

more rapidly so the pace of market change is faster than ever. Continuous innovation is the only way to forge ahead in today’s dynamic era,” Mr. Shi said at the event.

5G networks will deliver higher speeds, lower latency and more bandwidth than ever. As applications of these key features in mobile communications broaden, 5G devices will take on different forms. While AR/VR and wearables continue to evolve, the 5G smartphone will continue to be the core platform for mobile users with its unmatched user base size.

Vivo believes the 5G smartphone will act as a hub for Smart Sensors, Smart Control and Smart Services. Smartphones will detect and analyze user behaviour, form a control centre for the Internet of things and deliver personalized AI-enabled services. Vivo also plans to launch its 5G pre-commercial devices by 2019 and officially release a commercial 5G smartphone by 2020.

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Long-term commitment to 5G development

Vivo began its research into 5G not long after the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) shared their vision of 5G. Vivo set up its 5G Research Institute in Beijing in 2016 and became one of the largest device providers at the 3GPP group to help develop 5G technologies. In the past year, Vivo has activated 5G antenna and frequency related development to further accelerate Vivo’s pace of 5G innovation. Vivo’s partnership with China Mobile on 5G started in 2016 with a joint solution that reduces power consumption of 5G devices. Vivo was also a key contributor to the China. Mobile led GTI 5G Device Whitepaper and China Mobile 5G Technical Requirements for Large Scale Field Trial.

To enable the unique consumer experience shifts that 5G will bring, Vivo has also been working closely with Qualcomm on a 5G demonstration to showcase the power of 5G applied across a range of end-to-end usage scenarios.

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Epson Takes the Lead in the Inkjet Printer Market in India

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Epson, the world leader in digital imaging and printing solutions, today announced that it has secured the No.1 position in the Inkjet printer market (by Volume and Value) for the calendar year 2017, as per a leading research firm*. Epson attained the No. 1 position for the calendar year 2017, after beating competitors including HP and Canon. Inkjet printers led the overall market with 52.2% share in Q4 2017.

As per IDC's Hard Copy Peripherals (HCP) Quarterly market report (2017 Q4), Epson sold 705,656 inkjet printers in CY 2017 to lead the market. Epson captured 42% of the Inkjet market by Volume and 54% in value, while HP followed with a volume market share of 40 % and value share of 32%. Canon lagged behind at 16% volume share.  Epson has been the leader in the Inkjet market by Value share for a few years now. As per IDC, Epson L380 has been the highest selling printer model in the Inkjet category. Epson M-series (Monochrome InkTank) witnessed significant growth from Tier 2 and 3 cities as channel partners effectively developed newer markets such as Cooperative banks, State Government, etc. where end consumers preferred the Mono InkTank to a Mono Laser printer.

"It’s been a great year for Epson and we are delighted to have achieved the No. 1 spot in the Inkjet printer market by value and volume for the calendar year 2017. At 54%, we have captured the majority of the market in terms of value. It is a great testimony towards our investment in technology and building commercially viable products. Epson were the pioneers and the first to launch InkTank printers in India. Since then, Epson's InkTank Printers have been embraced by cost and quality conscious consumers across segments, be it home usage, commercial usage in print and copy shops or office usage for black and color printing.” said Mr. Samba Moorthy, Vice President-Sales & Marketing, Epson India.

InkTank printers were first introduced by Epson in 2011 and have helped consumers across the home, commercial and office segments to print more by keeping the cost under control. The extremely low cost per print of 7 paise for Black and 18 paise for Colour** offered by Epson struck a chord with consumers and Epson has seen sale of InkTank printers in India go up exponentially over the years. In January 2018, Epson launched 5 new WiFi InkTank printers – L4150, L4160, L6160, L6170, and L6190. These new WiFi InkTank printers are compact with the integration of the ink tank into the printer, unlike the previous models. The L-series WiFi printers lower the total cost of ownership to businesses with its ultra-high page yields of 7,500 Black pages and 6,000 color (CMY)  pages for each complete set of 4 ink bottles.  The new L series WiFi printers offer the smallest footprint amongst all brands of InkTank printers. The cumulative global sales of Epson's high-capacity InkTank inkjet printers have surpassed 20 million units. In India alone, Epson has sold over 2 Million InkTank printers since its launch.

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