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Weekly Wrap-up: #ProductivityHacks, Google Smart Lens, Moto G Launch & More…

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It’s start of the week, and time for a quick wrap-up of some of the buzzing stories that were published on trak.in last week.Trak.in weekly news wrap-up

We started with an interesting series last week on Trak.in – #ProductivityHacks – which should be of great help to entrepreneurs and professionals alike.  The series will bring you various hacks for Entrepreneurs that will help them to their productivity and efficiency to next level. Here are the first 5 chapters in the series:

There are 5,096,300 citizens in Norway, and based on the current sovereign wealth fund which Norway has created, every citizen has theoretically become a millionaire.

In last week’s episode of Funding Digest: SureWaves Raise funds from Canaan Partners, ChargeBee Raises From Accel and Priababa raise funds from 500 startupwallah.

Aam Aadmi Party, the ruling political party under Arvind Kejriwal has written to Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) stating that Delhi will no longer be host to FDI in retail of any kind.

State owned BSNL has partnered with Champion computers to launch 2 Android smartphones that are ultra-cheap and targeted at the masses.

Delhi Government, now run by Aam Aadmi Party has decided that they will start using Free Software for all Government requirements. They have also met up with Richard Stallman, the avid open source software promoter in this regards.

During the recently concluded CES – 2014 in Las Vegas, Motorola officials leaked this information to Times of India reporters, stating that the company will launch their  fully featured Android powered smartphone Moto G in India“last week of this month”.

After Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal launched same day product deliveries in select metros, online shopping marketplace eBay just started a 9 hour delivery service in Mumbai at no cost!

The Book – Sahara: The Untold Story – authored by Tamal Bandyopadhyay, a senior business journalist at Mint, has attracted Rs. 200 crore defamation suit according to a Calcutta court.

Diabetes is one of the most prevalent diseases in the world with over 370 mln people afflicted with it. Google X has introduced  Smart Contact Lens Project that will help measure blood glucose. Closer homes, Indian Govt has launched indigenously built and much cheaper Glucometers.

Microsoft, the world leader in software and solutions, has come up with an initiative called Microsoft Academia Accelerator for college students that aims at bridging the gap between the technology corporate wants and what the students have.

Chrome, the most popular mobile browser in India has now implemented data compression for Android and iOS browser versions. Google claims that the data usage will reduce by up to 50%.

Tata Docomo has become the first telecom operator in India to let users buy a new connection completely online, where the sim card will be delivered free of charge at customer’s door step. Surprisingly, no other operator has a similar service like this.

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