G0VO redefines Home Entertainment with launch of first “Made in India” Dolby Atmos Soundbars

G0VO, a trusted name in the home audio segment, today announced the launch of a complete line-up of Soundbars. The 2024 portfolio features select G0VO Go Surround 975 and 940 soundbars with Dolby Atmos® support, aimed at delivering immersive sound experiences right from the comfort of your living room. This launch further marks a momentous milestone making G0VO Go Surround 975 and 940 the first ‘made-in-India’ soundbars with Dolby Atmos manufactured at Channelplay’s facility in Manesar, Gurgaon.

 

Staying abreast of consumer needs and aimed at fulfilling their last-mile requirements, the G0VO Go Surround 975 and 940 have been designed with cutting-edge technology and innovative design to elevate the way people enjoy their entertainment at home. They boast a powerful chipset that allows consumers to fully immerse themselves in Dolby Atmos. Powered by advanced DSP signal processing and a 2.1.2 configuration, these soundbars ensure superior audio quality. Combined with Dolby Atmos, experience sound that moves all around you while bringing your favourite entertainment to life with greater depth clarity, and detail.

 

With a 400-Watt output the G0VO soundbars are a powerhouse of performance and come with mega bass for an impactful sensory experience. They can be placed anywhere inside the house as they provide seamless connectivity with any of your devices through universal HDMI, Bluetooth 5.3, AUX, and USB compatibility options. Moreover, the new soundbars offer complete freedom with personalisation profiles for consumers with three equaliser modes tailored for music, movies, and news, ensuring that every listening session is customised as per preferences.

 

Commenting on the association, Mr. Piyush Jalan, Co-founder and COO, G0VO India, said, “At G0VO, technology has revolutionised the home audio segment, and brands are taking efforts to provide innovative products to their customers. Moreover, the present generation is eagerly seeking gadget-friendly accessories. Through our collaboration with Dolby and Channelplay, our goal is to cater to the evolving needs and preferences of our valued customers by providing them with affordable soundbars that are a blend of advanced design and exceptional performance.”

 

To celebrate the launch, G0VO, Dolby and Channelplay co-hosted an exclusive event in New Delhi today featuring a live performance by Grammy award-winning artist Ricky Kej, who shared his perspective on the importance of high-quality audio in amplifying entertainment experiences. The event highlighted the immersive audio capabilities of the G0VO Dolby Atmos Soundbar, showcasing how it can elevate the listening experience for music, movies, and more.

 

Karan Grover, Sr. Director Commercial Partnerships – IMEA (India, Middle East & Africa), Dolby Laboratories said, “We are delighted to collaborate with G0VO and Channelplay to bring the revolutionary Dolby Atmos experience with the first Dolby Atmos enabled ‘made-in-India’ soundbars. This collaboration represents a shared commitment to innovation and excellence in audio technology, and we are excited to see how the G0VO Go Surround soundbars will transform the way people experience live sports, movies, music, and more at home.”

 

Sundeep Holani, Joint-CEO, Channelplay said, “Channelplay’s collaboration with Dolby and G0VO heralds a ground-breaking moment for India’s consumer electronics industry. By introducing Dolby Atmos enabled soundbars locally, we’re not just embracing ‘Make in India’ but also elevating home entertainment standards. This collaboration merges Dolby’s world-class technology with G0VO’s market acumen, promising an immersive audio experience like never before. Brace yourselves for a revolution in sound.”

 

The devices, priced at ₹12,999/-, will be live on Amazon from today and soon on Flipkart, as well as in leading retailer stores such as Reliance Retail and Vijay Sales.

 

Furthermore, G0VO with Dolby Atmos is set to introduce the following new additions:

  • G0VO Go Surround 980 and 965, 525W Dolby Audio, 5.1 Surround Sound Soundbar with wired Subwoofer
  • G0VO Go Surround 880 and 870, 240W Dolby Audio, 2.1 Surround Sound Soundbar
  • G0VO Go Surround 860 and 800, 180W Dolby Audio, 2.1 Surround Sound Soundbar

Reach to Teach Foundation and Department of Education, Government of Arunachal Pradesh partner to strengthen learning outcomes leading to better performance in Board Examinations

 

The Board Examination results for the CBSE was declared a couple of days ago and Arunachal Pradesh has witnessed a significant improvement in the number of children passing the Board Examinations in Classes X and XII this year as compared to performance in the previous academic year. The State’s Class X percentage has increased from 39.71% in 2023 to 49.75% in 2024, marking a 10% increase. Similarly, the performance in Class XII has risen from 61.17% to 73.14%, which is a commendable 12% rise.

 

This is the outcome of the extensive collaboration between Reach to Teach Foundation and the Department of Education, Government of Arunachal Pradesh in rolling out and implementing the Comprehensive School Transformation Programme (CSTP) that covers Classes I to XII across all Government schools in the State. The CSTP has a specific Exams and Beyond toolkit that covers children from Class IX to XII. The toolkit’s focus is entirely on improving performance in the Board Examinations through a combination of creating text books, learning outcome focused methodologies and extensive teacher support. The toolkit comprises of content creation and re-writing of textbooks interspersed with experiential and activity-based elements. These experiential elements are indexed to learning outcomes as defined by NCERT. To ensure that activities roll out in a standardized way across the entire State so that the learning outcomes are achieved, Reach to Teach Foundation has created detailed teacher Handbooks to support teachers to do this and created student Worksheets to create uniform understanding. Strategies have been devised in extensive consultation with teachers to provide emotional support to children as they prepare for examinations. To strengthen this end to end solutioning and ensure that desired outcomes are reached, there has been focused training of teachers and system officials linked to the implementation of the CSTP.

 

Reach to Teach Foundation trained 824 teachers from Secondary and Senior Secondary Government Schools of the State to enable a strong support system for children as they prepared for their Board Examinations. On our request, the State graciously agreed to the setting up of District Task Forces who were given training to review and monitor the Board Examination initiatives at the District level. A total of 88 officials were sensitised and trained on their roles and responsibilities along with the essential reporting tools.

Regarding the Class X and XII Board Exam results, Shri Amjad Tak, Commissioner (Education), Government of Arunachal Pradesh stated, “This marks a proud moment for Arunachal Pradesh. The State Cabinet set a goal and the students, teachers and education officials rose to the occasion to meet the same. I would like to commend the students for putting in the hard work, the teachers for guiding the students, and the District Task Forces who worked tirelessly to ensure the schools performed well. I would also like to acknowledge the Reach to Teach Foundation for their support to the Education Department through the development of the Exams and Beyond Toolkit and the training of teachers, as well as the District Task Forces. Their consistent collaboration with SCERT has been instrumental in the effective implementation of Board Exam initiatives across the State.”

Ratna Viswanathan, Chair of the Board, Reach to Teach Foundation said, “The enthusiasm of all stakeholders at every level and the incredible buy-in by the State Education Department has been key to the performance of children in the Board Examinations this year. The State took us on as partners in the truest sense and together, we have co-created an inclusive space that has heard all voices before creating and curating a design that has worked. The Team at Reach to Teach Foundation has worked unflaggingly to deliver and will keep doing so. We look forward to a continued partnership and will keep working to ensure children learn joyfully and perform well.”

Alteryx Unveils Industry’s First AI Assistant Designed to Empower Users to Seamlessly Build Analytical Workflows

Alteryx, Inc., a leader in AI for enterprise analytics, today announced Alteryx AiDIN Copilot, the industry’s first AI assistant designed to empower users to seamlessly build analytical workflows for improved revenue and business efficiency. Alteryx AiDIN Copilot will leverage Google Cloud’s Gemini AI models to give customers a conversational interface to interact with data.

 

Companies like Kingfisher and DoorDash are already gaining value from using the Alteryx AI Platform for Enterprise Analytics, which is powered by the Alteryx AiDIN AI engine. For example, Kingfisher is able to reduce month-end data consolidation from two weeks to two days, accelerating their time to insight by seven times.

 

Further, Alexander Barr, senior manager, revenue data at DoorDash, noted: “Like many organizations, we’re tasked with doing more with less in today’s challenging economy. That’s why our team at DoorDash relies on Alteryx to help us leverage the power of data to work more efficiently and support our mission of helping businesses innovate, grow, and reach more customers. We’re excited to see how Alteryx AiDIN Copilot’s generative AI-powered capabilities can help us innovate faster, adapt more quickly to market changes, and achieve cost effective growth at scale.”

 

The new Alteryx AiDIN Copilot is being designed to enable:

  • New and experienced data workers to solve business problems even faster: AiDIN Copilot will place tools directly on the Alteryx Designer canvas, reduce the time spent on manual configurations, and overall accelerate the analytics process.
  • All employees regardless of technical acumen to make data-driven decisions using AI: Users will be able to simply chat with AiDIN Copilot, and it will respond back with best-practice answers to guide the creation of analytics workflows in Alteryx Designer, Alteryx’s leading drag-and-drop desktop analytics solution.
  • IT to use AI in a governed and trusted environment: Built on Alteryx’s Responsible AI Principles, IT leaders can trust in Alteryx’s governance capabilities, such as Private Data Handling, Referenceable AI, or Upskilling Program, to serve as guardrails to democratizing the power of AI.

 

“Embedding AI into our products enables our customers to be more efficient and deliver high-value insights at unparalleled speed,” said Suresh Vittal, chief product officer at Alteryx. “We believe enterprises will gain a competitive edge by leveraging the automation and innovation embedded in Alteryx Designer with AiDIN Copilot and will empower everyone across the business to tackle their most pressing problems with analytics.”

 

From generative AI to cloud analytics, Alteryx is showcasing continued innovation across its portfolio at Alteryx Inspire 2024. This includes enhancements that enable customers to build high-value analytics use cases with their own data on Playbooks, an AiDIN-powered Auto Insights feature, take advantage of new enterprise readiness capabilities with the Alteryx Designer and Server 24.1 releases, and accelerate their journey to the cloud with Azure support for Cloud Execution for Desktop.

Outbrain expands its presence in India with a new Global Talent Center (GTC)

Outbrain, a leading ad-tech platform, has announced the opening of its first Global Talent Center (GTC) in India.

Headquartered in New York, Outbrain is a leading ad-tech and web recommendation platform that helps connect users with content they might be interested in, while also working as an advertising platform for businesses. The establishment of its GTC in India comes as a part of its global expansion plans.

Focused on hiring top talent for various functions, including IT, Finance, Data and Analytics, the GTC is poised to create substantial job opportunities, boosting the Indian job market and providing a significant impetus to the country’s burgeoning IT and GCC sectors.

The newly set up, state-of-the-art office in Gurgaon (Delhi NCR) will provide a best-in-class collaborative environment for Outbrains talent in India.

Mazi Ravid, VP, People & Culture, Israel, APAC, Slovenia said, “Outbrain has chosen to grow in India, after looking and examining 5 different markets (mostly in Eastern Europe). Our belief is that India will be the best option for various talents that could match our company’s high expectations professionally and culturally. We are already witnessing tremendous success in these areas with hiring and promoting local talents into global roles”.

Shouneel Charles, Managing Director, Outbrain India GTC added “The strategic placement of Outbrian’s GTC in India underscores the country’s pivotal role in the global tech landscape, leveraging its rich pool of skilled professionals”

The number of Global Talent Centers (GTCs) & Global Capability Centers (GCCs) in India is set to surge with an estimated addition of 200 centers in the next two years, totaling 1,540 GCCs currently. These centers are pivotal in managing diverse operations like technology, customer service, and finance, providing employment to over 1.66 million Indians. Focused on AI, machine learning, and cybersecurity, GCCs are expanding beyond major cities into Tier-II cities, bolstering job prospects. Accompanied by the rise of flexible office spaces, this growth underscores India’s burgeoning talent pool’s capability to support global operations, reflecting a positive trajectory in business expansion and employment opportunities.

Pocket FM brings back India’s love for superheroes – delivers four blockbuster superhero audio series Super Yoddha, The New Avatar, Shoorveer, and Number Zero co

With the growing popularity of digital entertainment and tapping the immense potential of the superhero genre, audio series platform Pocket FM today announces a rare feat in India’s superhero storytelling landscape. Four Pocket FM superhero audio series have surpassed 100 million plays.

 

In recent years, the landscape of Indian superheroes has transcended traditional mediums, finding a new home in the digital sphere. Pocket FM has been at the forefront of this evolution, spearheading the charge with its award-winning audio series – ‘Number Zero’ (140M plays), ‘Shoorveer’ (250M plays), ‘The New Avatar’ (190M plays) and ‘Super Yoddha’ (140M plays).

 

These audio series have not only redefined the superhero genre but have also made it more accessible to a diverse audience, including a younger generation of listeners aged 18 up to 40 years.Through the power of compelling storytelling, immersive soundscapes, and dynamic characters, Pocket FM’s superhero and sci-fi series have captured the hearts and imaginations of listeners across the nation.

 

Suyog Gothi, Head-India and New Markets, Pocket FM said, “As we commemorate the remarkable achievement of 100 million plays, we at Pocket FM are elated to observe the resounding reception to our superhero audio series. ‘Super Yoddha,’ ‘The New Avatar,’ ‘Shoorveer,’ and ‘Number Zero’ have not only provided entertainment but also served as source of inspiration, sparking the imaginations of millions. These shows have struck a chord mainly with our younger generation of listeners. The superhero and sci-fi genres are clearly amongst well performing genres with the ever-growing demand and affinity from the listeners for these stories.”

 

Pocket FM’s superhero audio series have garnered widespread acclaim for their immersive storytelling, rich character development, and thrilling adventures. With this milestone, Pocket FM reaffirms its mission to entertain, inspire, and connect audiences through the power of storytelling. As the platform continues to expand its offerings and innovate within the digital entertainment space, it remains dedicated to delivering high-quality content that resonates with audiences of all ages.

Soroco and Apromore Announce Strategic Partnership to Transform Process Optimization through AI

Soroco, a leader in AI and interaction data and Apromore, a leading provider of AI-driven process mining and simulation, today announced a strategic partnership.  Together, Soroco and Apromore aim to transform how organizations can increase visibility and operational excellence by empowering businesses with an easy-to-use, no-code solution to gain complete understanding of end-to-end business processes, identify areas for improvement, and achieve more effective and efficient business outcomes.

The partnership brings together Apromore’s process mining platform with Soroco’s flagship Scout AI model to enable enterprises to gain AI-accelerated insights into end-to-end business processes – both transaction-level insights from ERP systems and human-machine interaction data- driven insights from activities and workloads by teams and individuals. Combined, the solution delivers end-to-end process optimization capability that spans discovery, recommendation, simulation and modeling via digital twins, process optimization, and continuous monitoring.

“We are excited about this partnership with Apromore – a company driving innovation in process mining and operational intelligence. The combination of Soroco’s Scout AI model with Apromore’s process mining capabilities is a powerful solution that aims to provide our joint customers with comprehensive insights into operational performance, enabling them to automate and improve processes, mitigate risks, and unlock value from their data,” said Samson David, CEO of Soroco.

 

Soroco is an industry leader with innovative work graph technology that consistently delivers proven productivity improvements for organizations worldwide,” said Marlon Dumas, Co-founder and CPO at Apromore. “Combining task and process intelligence empowers business users to investigate processes at an unprecedented level of detail, context and scale from a macro-level to investigate business performance milestones and KPIs, as well as from a micro-level to investigate individual steps in employee or customer processes that require fixing or that are suitable for automation and improvement. This level of abstraction enables businesses to gain comprehensive insights into operational intelligence, rapidly discover new process enhancement opportunities, and simulate and test process modifications to ensure sustainable improvements. We look forward to joining forces with Soroco to help customers leverage operational intelligence to achieve business automation and digital transformation at scale.”

Named a Leader in the 2024 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Process Mining Platforms Report for the second consecutive year, the Apromore platform is an easy-to-use, fast-to-deploy AI-driven process mining solution that enables business and technology teams to quickly visualize and analyze their business processes and simulate proposed changes in a risk-free digital twin simulation model, assessing impact and risk prior to implementation. Powered by patents, Scout AI generates a work graph that maps hidden pains experienced by teams and their impact on business outcomes.