Using lesser-known celebs and eschewing a press rollout, Google has quietly begun an ad campaign promoting its Maps feature. It comes days before the company is set to release its latest earnings report, where investors will be seeking signs of new revenue growth from features like ads in Maps. On Twitter, U.S. Soccer World Cup champion and Chicago Red Stars forward Christen Press promotes various locations and businesses—which range from a so-called dog “beach” along a lake to chain athletic-retailer Footaction—with the hashtag #OnGoogleMaps. “On days off, I follow my heart,” she writes. “Here’s my handy @GoogleMaps List to fit every mood.” Broadway actor Jeremy Jordan isRead More →

New Delhi-based third generation label printer Kwality Offset Printers is now the proud owner of India’s first Digicon Series 3, the world’s fastest semi-rotary die-cutting machine, which runs at 150m/min. The machine also features print enhancement facilities along with finishing. The Digicon Series 3 is equipped with 330mm web width, cold and flatbed hot foiling, flatbed screen printing unit, two flexo printing units (for special colour), UV curing systems, embossing, varnish, waste rewinder, horizontal dancing rollers and other features. The die-cutting and print enhancement machine was supplied and installed by Vinsak, the Indian representative of ABG International. Vinsak has installed total eight Digicon kits inRead More →

Q: Google has taken a lot of initiatives to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in India. What do you bring for SMEs in Goa? Shalini: The primary goal today is to educate SMEs in Goa about the advantages of adopting digital for their businesses and also recognising some of the reasons as to why these businesses are not coming online. There are around 100,000 SMEs in Goa. Little over 8,000 of them have a domain. Very small percentage of them have a website. The situation in Goa is not better off or worse off in rest of India, as there are 51 million SMEsRead More →