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BURLINGTON, MA--Demandware Inc., a provider of enterprise cloud commerce solutions, has acquired CQuotient, a next-generation cloud personalization provider that was founded by Rama Ramakrishnan.

"Our mission has always been to transform retail by applying rigorous predictive science to consumer data across channels," said Ramakrishnan, founder and CEO of CQuotient. "We are thrilled to join the Demandware team and look forward to leveraging CQuotient predictive technology and data science expertise to deliver data-driven solutions that help retailers personalize the shopping experience and accelerate revenue growth."

Ramakrishnan, a leading data scientist focusing on personalized retailing and the optimization of retail merchandising and marketing, will become Demandware's Chief Data Scientist and will lead the company's data-driven research and development initiatives.

NEW DELHI--Persons of Indian Origin will get life-long visa to visit India, the government has notified, days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the concession at the Madison Square Garden rally in the US, according to Deccan Herald and a news report from Press Trust of India and other news sources.
WELLESLEY, MA—Babson College has released a new study on venture capital funding for women entrepreneurs, identifying enormous, untapped opportunity for venture capitalists to drive new growth and innovation by investing in women entrepreneurs. Lakshmi Balachandra is one of the authors of the study.
MEDFORD, MA--There are currently 2.9 billion Internet users in the world. While a staggering number, businesses and governments have an opportunity to expand their reach by bringing the remaining 60 percent of the global population online. Successfully supporting those consumers will depend on knowing which countries are leading digital growth. 
BOSTON--Ameeta Soni has joined Chief Outsiders, LLC, one of the nation's leading strategic marketing firms comprised solely of C-level marketing executives focused on addressing the growth challenges of mid-sized companies. Based in Boston, Soni will work with CEOs in New England and throughout the U.S. to address their business issues and take their companies to the next level of business performance.
WASHINGTON, DC--As India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi readies for his first encounter with President Barack Obama next week, the Indian pharmaceutical industry, U.S. health care providers and life sciences companies, think tanks and policy experts, academic and research institutions, U.S. insurance companies and pension funds, NGOs and Trade Associations, have launched today a website for their Coalition for Affordable Care.
SILICON VALLEY, Calif— In 2014, 172,500 people applied for H1B visa. Out of those 51% were rejected through a lottery process. Another 1/4th of the applicants will be denied due to lack of documents or improper filings, according to USICS and National Foundation for American Policy. 
GURGAON, India---GoDaddy, the world's largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, announced the completion of its second year of operations in India this week. The company has already exhibited phenomenal success in the market. Providing stellar customer care is at the core of GoDaddy's global strategy. 
CAMBRIDGE, MA -- The Future of Diplomacy Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School has appointed Farah Pandith and Jairam Ramesh as fall 2014 Fisher Family Fellows.  Pandith will be in residence in September and will teach a series of study groups on shifting national security paradigms since 9/11 and the language and tools of extremism. 

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NEW DELHI & LONDON--The Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre (OIFC), a public private partnership between the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) formed to facilitate the economic engagement of the Indian Diaspora with India, is all set to host the 24th OIFC Diaspora Engagement Meet in London on 16th October 2014. The Meet will be bringing together industry leaders from India and UK to discuss business opportunities for both trade and investments between the two countries.

WASHINGTON---The U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) hosted its 39th Anniversary Leadership Summit in the wake of Prime Minster Narendra Modi's historic visit to the United States. The summit, entitled "A New Chapter: Fast Tracking Growth," brought together industry and government leaders from both India and the U.S. to continue the work of furthering economic ties between the two nations.

NEW DELHI — Humane Society International/India's BeCrueltyFree campaign is celebrating a historic victory for animals as India bans the import of animal tested cosmetics. Coming just few months after implementation of a national ban on cruel cosmetics testing in India's labs, the import ban now makes India the first cruelty-free cosmetics zone in South Asia and an example for other nations to follow.

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