GODADDY LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE BUILDER FOR SMALL BUSINESSES IN INDIA

  • Mobile friendly website builder to help small businesses and entrepreneurs grow their ventures online
  • Create a powerful website in under an hour, available free for one month 

New Delhi, March 29, 2017 – GoDaddy, the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures, today announced the launch of GoDaddy’s new Website Builder combining a mobile optimized website builder with an integrated set of marketing and e-commerce tools, making it easy for small businesses in India to attract visitors and drive results.

Easy to use and affordable, the new website builder enables a small business, to design a fully functional and professional website in just under an hour with no technical expertise, even using their smartphone. GoDaddy’s new Website Builder features an integrated suite of online tools to help small businesses and entrepreneurs create an audience for their business and drive traffic to their website. Considering that internet access in India is mobile-first, websites created on GoDaddy’s new Website Builder are built from the ground up to be fully responsive on phones and tablets, in addition to laptops and desktops. Customers can choose from more than 1,500 ideas or industries with robust support from GoDaddy’s award-winning customer care to assist customers, as they build out their digital presence.

According to a recent GoDaddy[1] survey in India, small businesses perceive setting up a website and selling online to be complex and something that requires deep technical expertise. GoDaddy’s new Website Builder enables users to design a professional looking website by simply typing in their name and industry or an idea, and get a near-complete website, populated with relevant sections and professional images. Powered by smart algorithms and machine learning, the website builder helps customers with continuous activity updates and ways to improve results and evolve their businesses throughout their lifecycles.

“GoDaddy’s new Website Builder is an innovative website building solution that is fundamentally changing the approach to website creation and is helping customers get noticed, reach larger audiences, and help drive sales,” said Andrew Low Ah Kee, Executive Vice President, GoDaddy International. “In India, over 34 million small businesses are still offline[2] as a result of the belief that they need technical expertise and not yet recognizing benefits of being visible online. GoDaddy’s new Website Builder is designed to help small businesses in India create a professional online identity with ease, helping to grow their business online.” 

Key features of the new Website Builder:

  • Easy to get started: Fully responsive and easy to use, the new Website Builder ensures a mobile friendly experience that lets small businesses focus on achieving their goals, rather than worry about the site designs. Its intuitive user interface helps anyone, from a restaurant owner or a home entrepreneur to a design beginner, to easily customize and update their sites on the go. The new website builder lets you publish the website with instant auto-SSL encryption ensuring easy setup process.
  • Smart algorithms and machine learning: The website builder surfaces insights and actions for the users to help them achieve their goals. For instance, upon logging in, customers receive engagement and activity updates to improve results in a dashboard view. Advice ranging from attaching their website to a social network to developing a geographic-targeted Facebook advertising campaign will be shared with the users to amplify their online presence and reach more audiences to drive real results.
  • Online store to grow ventures: With online shoppers in India set to cross 100 million mark in 2017[3], the ability to be able to trade online is most important of any small business. GoDaddy’s new Website Builder’s integrated Online Store includes everything needed to set up an ecommerce platform, with a focus on driving sales. New improvements allow customers to make purchases swiftly with a streamlined mobile checkout with reduced taps and swipes. GoDaddy’s Website Builder’s integrated product and inventory management capability helps in further simplifying the selling experience. 
  • Integrated marketing solutions: The new Website Builder with integrated marketing features enables small businesses to quickly improve their Google search rankings and help jumpstart email marketing campaigns. This means even those with no email marketing experience can powerfully engage with both existing and potential customers.
  • Social media integration: Social integration allows users to link their website to Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms, integrating social media capabilities into their marketing campaigns.

The new Website Builder is available in four different pricing options following a one month free trial:

  • Personal – INR 99/month
  • Business – INR 479/month
  • Business Plus – INR 679/month
  • Online Store – INR 999/month

To learn more about GoDaddy’s Website Builder, visit: https://in.godaddy.com/websites/website-builder 

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Ola launches the world’s first connected car platform for ride-sharing

  • Ola Play brings the first connected car platform in ride sharing to transfer controls of the ride experience to the rider in partnership with Qualcomm
  • Immersive and personalised in-car experiences built with Apple Music, SonyLIV, available among others
  • Available for Ola Select users in Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi starting today; to be extended to 50,000+ Ola Prime vehicles by March 2017

Bangalore, November 22, 2016: In a global first, Ola, India’s most popular mobile app for transportation has launched ‘Ola Play’, a connected car platform for ride sharing that will transform the in-car experience for users on the go like never before. Ola Play is powered by proprietary in-car and cloud technologies from Ola, by bringing advance car controls, choice of personalized content and a fully connected interactive experience for the user. The platform hardware is a first of its kind solution built by Ola in partnership with Qualcomm. With this, Ola raises the bar globally, on a connected in-car experience.

Beyond offering a highly personal, experience for users during their rides, Ola Play also allows various partners like Apple Music, Sony LIV, Audio Compass and Fynd to build a high quality interactive experience for users. Mahindra and Mahindra, as part of its strategic partnership with Ola, is deeply integrating this technology in its vehicles, enabling both companies to build holistic solutions for the ridesharing world.

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Speaking at the launch, Bhavish Aggarwal, Co-Founder and CEO at Ola said “The entire Ola team is proud to launch Ola Play, the world’s first connected car platform for ridesharing. I believe this will completely transform the consumer’s ride experience, giving the user the power to control the interactions within the car, and usher in a new era in the ridesharing industry. With over 60 million minutes spent in Ola rides every day, the impact on consumer comfort, convenience and productivity can be transformative. This will further propel ride-sharing as the first choice of mobility for many more millions.”

He added,As a young Indian company, we’re proud to be at the forefront of the Startup India movement. Ola Play is a world first, built in India by an Indian team, which showcases that we can do better than the best in the world, and be global leaders in technology and innovation.”

Mr. Jim Cathey, Senior Vice President and President, Asia Pacific and India, Qualcomm International, Inc. said, “We continue to invest in developing solutions for the next generation of connected cars. The latest advances in telecom infrastructure and data connectivity have redefined how individuals and machines interact with each other. We therefore wanted to create in-vehicle communication solutions that take advantage of this. We are proud to work with Ola for this unique offering and believe that this is a step forward towards a comprehensive connected vehicle solution that will become reality in the not so distant future.”

Mr. Veejay Ram Nakra, Senior Vice President Sales and Customer Care, Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd said, “At Mahindra, we recognize the need to adopt technology to develop new ecosystems for our consumers who are increasingly consuming mobility differently. The launch of Ola Play is one such manifestation that will bring in a radically new approach and cutting edge technological innovation to the ride-sharing world. We are excited to partner Ola to realize the possibilities towards enhancing the experience for drivers and customers alike. We are confident that this will revolutionize the way our customers will interact with their vehicles and define the future of shared mobility.”

Uday Sodhi, EVP and Head – Digital Business, Sony LIV said, “With Ola Play, we are offering unique content that is tailored to the needs and preferences of viewers on the move. As a brand, Sony LIV is the first premium Video on Demand (VOD) service, providing multi-screen engagement to users on all devices; and is the first amongst its competition to provide original exclusive premium content. While we are the country’s first digital video-on-demand (VOD) platform; our association with Ola Play will allow us to further customize popular shows, movies and more, for Indians to consume in a highly engaged way, while on the move.”

Ola Play transfers the control of the in-car experience to users from the Driver Console, which enables seamless interfacing with the consumer’s device, once a ride begins. Customers can enjoy the immersive Ola Play experience from their own devices or from the large screen devices mounted in-car, along with car’s surround sound systems. This intelligent, context aware system uses customer preferences and current ride information like time and destination to offer personalised recommendations during the ride. Ola Play will be made available on Ola Prime in Bengaluru, Mumbai and Delhi for select customers and will be rolled out across other cities and to over 50,000 vehicles by March 2017.

LeEco brings one of the biggest online shopping extravaganzas – EPIC 919 SuperFans Festival – to India

Offers worth Rs 495 million+ up for grabs 

Bangalore, September 15, 2016:  Ever since its launch, global internet and technology conglomerate, LeEco is known to bring industry-first innovations to India. The biggest testimonial of this is the Superphones and SuperTVs that have been introduced in India with breakthrough technology at a truly disruptive prices. It is the only company in the world to have an innovative ecosystem-based business model. Continuing its tradition of innovating in India, LeEco is now bringing its EPIC 919 SuperFans Festival to India.

The EPIC 919 SuperFans festival has been phenomenally successful in China. Last year, EPIC 919 emerged as the third largest B2C online shopping festival and resulted in record-breaking 500,000 Le Superphones being sold in a single day! LeEco is known to offer innovative products and services in order to win customers and it is the first brand to bring a festival of this magnitude and scale in India. Indian consumers love to purchase technology devices and gizmos for their personal use and loved ones. The uptake of these devices is especially high during the festive season and LeEco through its EPIC 919 SuperFans festival is providing a perfect platform for consumers to shop till they drop.

The EPIC 919 offers will be available for 24 hours starting midnight of September 19, 2016 on LeMall.com and Flipkart. During this festival, LeEco will be extending fabulous offers worth Rs 495 million.

Commenting on the Epic 919 SuperFans Festival in India, Atul Jain, COO, Smart Devices, LeEco India, said, “We have always strived to offer unparalleled innovative offering to our customers and brining in the EPIC 919 SuperFans Festival is a step in the same direction. We continue to create new benchmarks of customer satisfaction.  We hope this one of its kind Shopping Festival will enable our consumers to experience our Superphones, SuperTVs and accessories at never- before prices”.

“We also aspire to make new industry sales records on our EPIC 919 SuperFans Festival Day,” Mr. Jain added.

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EPIC offers on Superphones

  • As a part of the EPIC 919 SuperFans Festival, the best-in-class LeEco Superphones will be offered at a great price on Lemall.com as well as Flipkart. Offers worth a whopping Rs 453 million will be up for grabs and it will go beyond all customer expectations.
  • LeEco has also tied up with Make My Trip as a special gift partner for the EPIC 919 festival and will be extending exciting offers on purchase of every Le 1s Eco, Le 2 and Le Max2.

EPIC offers on SuperTVs

  • Users can take home the Super3 X55 at cost free six months EMI on LeMall.com and Flipkart. On buying this TV through LeMall.com, users will get a 2.1 Ch SoundBar with Wireless Subwoofer worth Rs 19,999 free, while on Flipkart users can avail PREXO (Product Exchange Offer) up to Rs 25000.
  • On the Super3 Max65 or Super3 X65, users will get cost free six months EMI on both LeMall.com and Flipkart. Additionally, Flipkart will be offering exchange offer, where in users can get PREXO (Product Exchange Offer) up to Rs 25000.

As a countdown to the mega day, LeEco is partnered with Uber and giving users a chance to win gift vouchers and second generation flagship Superphone – LeEco Le Max2. To avail this offer, all the user has to do is take two uberPOOL rides between Saturday, 10th September to Friday, 16th September and use the promo code ‘EPIC919‘. All users stand to win a LeEco voucher worth Rs 500 that can be redeemed on LeMall.com. This offer is only valid for rides taken in Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Chennai.

This is just a teaser and LeEco will be coming out with more irresistible deals to excite the users and enable them to buy the next-generation LeEco Superphones and SuperTVs at a great price through its EPIC 919 SuperFans festival day.