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NEW YORK--India's newly elected prime minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, has accepted an invitation from the Indian American Community Foundation (IACF) and a coalition of diverse Indian-American organizations to address a mammoth crowd at Madison Square Garden in New York City on September 28, 2014.

An expected 18,000 people are expected to welcome Mr. Modi, the crowd is considered among the largest to hear an address by a foreign leader in the United States.

A spokesperson for the IACF announced: "We are extremely excited to organize what will be a truly historic event for the Indian community across the entire United States. This event will serve to exemplify to Minister Modi that he has the support of not only India, but an entire Indian diaspora here and around the world."

WAYNE, PA--LiquidHub, a digital integrator that partners with businesses to improve customer engagement and drive growth, announced the appointment of Sean Narayanan as Chief Business Officer (CBO). LiquidHub has experienced rapid growth, doubling its revenues over the past three years. 
Advances in technology have made the use of credit and debit cards even more important when it comes to small business commerce. If you are considering accepting credit or debit cards as a form of payment for your business, it is important to take a real look at the pros and cons first:
SAN FRANCISCO--Gap Inc. announced plans to enter India through franchise-operated Gap brand stores in 2015. Gap is partnering with Arvind Lifestyle Brand Limited, a subsidiary of Arvind Limited, which is one of India's largest textile companies. The first stores are expected to open in India's two largest cities — Mumbai and Delhi — starting with Gap's Summer 2015 collection for adults, kids and babies. The brand plans to open about 40 franchise-operated Gap stores in India. 
Harvard Business School (HBS) has named Sid Misra among its 2014-2015 Blavatnik Fellows in Life Science Entrepreneurship. These fellows, five outstanding HBS alumni who graduated from the School no more than seven years ago, will work with inventors from Harvard University's research laboratories to promote the commercialization of innovative life science-oriented technologies.
WASHINGTON, DC—Educating, empowering, and employing the largest-ever generation of young people is vital to ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity—the World Bank Group's twin corporate goals. New impact evaluation (IE) briefs by the World Bank Group (WBG), released ahead of International Youth Day 2014, shed new light on what works in development interventions targeting girls and young women, who still account for a disproportionate share of the world's poor and face persistent inequalities at home, school, and work that help keep them and their families in poverty. 
WESTON, MA-Kipin Hall, the award winning company, has another achievement to add to its long list. They have been named semi-finalists at the ongoing $5 million Robin Hood Foundation Education Competition. Being a semi-finalist means that Kipin Hall will receive an additional $40,000 in grants that will be used to improve its education platform. 
BOSTON--Venkat Srinivasan, president and CEO of RAGE Frameworks, a growing leader in Big Data and Business Process Automation, has been named 2014 CIO of the Year in Emerging Business by the Boston Business Journal and Mass High Tech. Recognizing the challenge of running a company efficiently in today's world of technology, the CIO Award honors top innovators who are ahead of the curve and playing a vital role in New England's economic success.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sacramento Kings Major Owner Vivek Ranadivé, the first Indian-born owner in NBA history, to serve as Grand Marshal for the world's largest India Day Parade in New York City. The parade, which honors India's 67th Independence Day, will be broadcast in over 40 countries and reach over three million Asian-Indians in America. 

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BANGALORE, India & EAST BRUNSWICK, New Jersey---A new study by Forbes Insights and Wipro Limited confirms that if companies are not taking advantage of digital technologies to improve marketing efforts, they are falling behind their competitors. According to the study, 65% of executives say their companies need to do more to harness digital technology to improve marketing effectiveness.

CUPERTINO, Calif.--CloudByte, the first provider of secure, multi-application storage for Enterprise applications, announced the worldwide release of CloudByte ElastiStor Appliance (ESA), a complete self-managed storage solution a couple of months back in three variants: A10, A50, and A100. CloudByte has tailored the current release to meet the strong demand for all-flash appliances in India.

NEW YORK and NEW DELHI -- The Huffington Post Media Group and The Times of India Group, India's largest media conglomerate, announced their partnership to launch an Indian edition of The Huffington Post, a leading global source of breaking news, opinion, entertainment, and community.

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