Microsoft India Consolidates Startup Offerings

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Mumbai: Software giant Microsoft India today said it has consolidated all of its startup related offerings under a single umbrella.

In alignment with the recent Microsoft Ventures announcement, Microsoft India will now offer startups a single point of entry to engage with Microsoft through a broad-based and holistic approach, the company said in a statement.

This will feature a seed fund, an accelerator programme and the community evangelism programme called BizSpark, it added.

Gozoop acquires social media agency Red Digital, Digital agency Gozoop today said it will acquire Red Digital, an Indian social media agency, for an undisclosed amount.

Post the acquisition, Gozoop aims to double its Indian revenue in the next financial year. It will also increase the employee strength of the company to about 100 members, it said in a statement.

"Red Digital's brands and talent, together with Gozoop's end-to-end digital service offerings and social products, will help move our collective clients. We look forward to acquiring digital agencies to fuel our growth in India and to enter international markets like the US, Australia and Qatar," Gozoop co-founder and India MD Ahmed Naqvi said.

Asus launches Windows 8-powered M51AC desktop for Rs 51,400 * Taiwanese electronics major Asus today said it has launched its latest desktop, M51AC, powered by Windows 8 operating system.

The desktop is based on the latest 4th generation Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics. It also comes with a wireless charger tray for wireless recharging of smartphones and tablets, Asus said in a statement.

It also features Asus Power Pack -- a removable UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) that acts like a mini UPS for the PC providing 60 seconds of power backup.

Fifth edition of FAIRPRO 2013 to begin from Aug 2 * The fifth edition of property fair FAIRPRO 2013, organised by CREDAI (Confederation of Real Estate Developers' Association of India), will begin here from August 2.

The fair would present properties of over 30 member developers, apart from housing finance companies assisting prospective buyers with instant home loan processing option, said I Gugan, Chairman, FAIRPRO.

A wide range of properties ranging from Rs 25 lakh to Rs 6 crore would be on offer, he added.

Last year, the fair did business worth Rs 80 crore, with Rs 40 crore from bank loans alone.

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