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Weekly Wrap-Up: Flipkart Funding, Google Street View, Twitter IPO & More…

It’s Monday morning and time to quickly do a wrap-up of some of the buzzing posts featured on Trak.in last week.

Trak.in weekly news wrap-up

Entrepreneurship is like creating their own world with their own rules, but there are some standard things that Entrepreneurs should always stay away from… Here are 6 of them.

Microsoft has released its Transparency report for first half of 2013. Indian Govt made  321 requests asking for information on 515 user accounts.

Delhi Medical Association has said that radiations from Mobile phones or towers is too low to cause any harm to human beings…

Flipkart has raised USD 381 mln till date, with latest USD 200 mln funding in July of this year. They are now in talks to raise another USD 125 million from new and existing investors.

Mobile & Gaming Apps are seeing unprecedented growth in India – Here are all the stats and numbers that you will want to know on Social, Local and Mobile in India

Very few Google offerings run without ads and one of them was Gmail for Android. Even that will have clutter of advertisements now. Hopefully they will not be too intrusive!

Oct 2nd was Mahatma Gandhi’s  144th birthday. We bring you 5 global personalities who were deeply inspired by the great man’s teachings.

Google Street view is back in India, but it will currently be available only for about 100 monuments in India.

This year will see nearly 40 percent less shopping by middle class consumers compared to last year if the ASSOCHAM survey is to be believed. This is due to the fact that prices have gone sky high.

According to Comscore’s latest report, Online news consumption in India has increased by 34 percent. Times of India tops the category with over 12.7 million unique visitors a month!

A lot is happening in the auto space, especially for online players – Zoom Car raised USD 1 mln funding, Zigwheels launched an android app and BusIndia plans to raise INR 200 crore in PE Funding.

We have started relying on internet and Google specifically to such an extent that we are becoming dumb. A recent study showed that majority of people do not remember date of significant events in history.

Dayhalt.com wants to bring in unique proposition that is not too popular in India – booking of day use hotels. A traveler can book a hotel only for the day and does not need to spend extra for the night stay with dayhalt.com.

We have started a new feature on Trak.in called The Appwire – It will feature latest mobile app launches made by Indians and for the Indian audiences!

While India is better than many other countries when it comes to internet freedom, our situation is progressively getting worse thanks to ambiguous Section 66 of IT Act.

By now the world knows that Twitter is filing for a billion dollar IPO. Here are 9 Amazing Facts About Twitter Revealed In their IPO Filing.

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