Weekly Wrap-up: Microsoft Nokia Deal, India Competitiveness, Mobile User Insights & More…


Here is a quick wrap-up of the posts that were published on trak.in last week.Trak.in weekly news wrap-up

Planning your travel properly is key to having a perfect holiday. Holidayen.com, a new travel platform will allow you to do exactly that in couple of minutes and few clicks!

Indian Govt may soon ban use of private email platforms like Gmail for use of official communication by their employees for protecting their privacy and preventing data breach

Bharti SoftBank has made a foray into mobile gaming with Tiny Mogul Games. They have released 2 games on Android Play store and are first in India to have in-app carrier billing option!

Microsoft has acquired the majority of Nokia’s Services and Devices Business for nearly USD 7.2 Billion. Here is what they are saying about it!

Future Group has now launched a unique franchisee based direct selling business model called Big Bazaar Direct.

With Mobile Ecosystem now getting 3 distinct software-hardware players, it is time for Samsung to look at Mobile OS seriously!

India has fallen further on World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index to 60th Rank. Inadequate supply of infrastructure, Inefficient government bureaucracy and Corruption are the 3 major criteria for such low rankings!

Olacabs has come up with a new offer called “Airport Ontime” where if the traveler misses the flight due to cab delay they will get a fare refund of upto Rs. 5000/-

In other news, Rest of the confectionery brand CEO’s are lining outside the Google Office waiting to strike a deal with Google for Android’s upcoming versions. [Trak.in Toons]

Indian Ministry of Tourism and Google have partnered together to create 6 week long #IncredibleIndia photography competition on Google+.

Sony has launched 2 Lens cameras  QX10 and QX100, without body – These may actually prove to be the future of Smartphone Cameras!

Vserv in association with The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) released Mobile Internet Consumer 2013 report that provides interesting insights about mobile internet consumers in India

Yahoo has unveiled its new logo, but for me, it is a big disappointment. Here is what I think!

Rural India is now bolstering the mobile subscriber growth in India. Rural India added 10 times more subscribers in June 2013 as compared to rural India

Bugs4Bounty is a new platform which allows all companies to have their own bug bounty programs

According Bookmyshow CEO, if the Bombay High court decision does not go in their favour, they may completely stop movie ticket bookings for Maharashtra

EPFO is bringing some much needed changes to Provident Fund processes. Employees can now get real-time provident fund statements online

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