Tamil Nadu government-owned Handicrafts Development Corporation has tied up with e-commerce retailer Snapdeal.com for sale of traditional handicrafts from the state. Snapdeal would create a store under title "Poompuhar" on its page to sell brass products, stone, wood carvings and sandalwood products, among others. "This partnership is our endeavour to empower local artisans of Tamil Nadu," Snapdeal.com, Vice-President (Market development), Vishal Chadha said.
NDTV to set up online ventures Media firm NDTV has said that it would set up online ventures to tap the digital transaction space. The company informed the BSE that its board today accorded in-principal approval to the setting up of online ventures for digital transactions, to accelerate the company's leadership position on the internet and to benefit from the digital revolution.
Rentrak Partners Cinepolis to measure movie revenue *Portland, US-based media measurement and research firm Rentrak, has announced it has launched its box office service to report daily theater-level information for Cinepolis in terms of box office revenues. Rentrak President of Worldwide Movie Measurement Ron Giambra said: "We look forward to our partnership with Cinepolis and expanding as they continue to add more screens."
Piaggio launches Ape Xtra Dlx upgrade *Piaggio Vehicles (PVPL), a 100 per cent subsidiary of the Italian Piaggio Group, launched Ape Xtra Dlx model. While PVPL has already been marketing this vehicle successfully for some years, the upgraded model presents a series of enhancements in style and functionality. Stefano Pelle, CEO of Piaggio India said: "We are very bullish on the four-wheeler cargo segment, where we have a 20 per cent market share," he added.
Vocational trainers must install GPS enabled attendance *Labour Ministry has made it mandatory for registered Vocational Training Providers (VTPs) to install GPS enabled bio-metric attendance to capture the attendance of trainees during the start and end of training daily. "This will ensure VTPs to conduct training regularly. This is one of the many meaningful initiatives taken recently by the Ministry to monitor and improve the quality of training under Skill Development Initiative (SDI) scheme," the ministry said in release today.
iBall launches entry-level wi-fi tablet at Rs 4,999 *City-based iBall today said it has launched a seven inch entry-level wi-fi tablet 'iBall Slide Q40i' at Rs 4,999. It comes with 8 GB of built-in storage, which can be expanded up to 32 GB. The device has dual camera, the company said in a statement.