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Weekly Wrap-Up: Google Search Update, iGate Acquisition, OLA Groceries & More…

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It’s Monday morning and time to do a quick wrap-up of posts published on trak.in last week. If you were offline for any reason, this wrap-up is a good way to catch-up with everything that happened in Tech-Mob-startup space in India.Weekly Wrap-up of Tech, Mobile & Startups

Now, Google Search has integrated few more features that should be tremendously helpful to all Android phone user. According to new update, you can now send directions, send notes and even set alarms and reminders directly from your desktop computer to you Android Smartphone.

WOW! TRAI has offered over 10,50,000 Net Neutrality supporter email IDs of users all across India to Spammers and advertisers on a platter.

Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan & Chairman Emeritus of $100 billion Tata Sons, Ratan Tata, has become the first Indian to invest in the Chinese mobile startup Xiaomi.

Nepal experienced one of the worst natural disasters ever and While one company Lenskart botched it up, many Telco’s and startups extended genuine help to affected victims

It seems that landline is slowly making a comeback in India, as top telecom players have introduced sizzling plans, which can give mobile plans a tough fight.

Lenovo has unveiled a power-packed smartphone ‘K80’ with 4GB RAM and humongous 4000 mAh battery. While it is currently available only in China, it is soon expected to come to India priced around Rs. 18000.

Capgemini is acquiring iGate for $4 billion, which makes it the largest merger and acquisition of any IT company founded by Indians. Globally, this will be the largest acquisition of any IT Services based company.

Quikr, India’s leading online classified listing platform is now slowly taking steps to get into eCommerce marketplace business where users can directly make purchases of products listed. They have now introduced a “Buy” button through which a visitor can directly pay cash to Quikr representative for making purchases.

300 million gadgets which can access Internet will be sold in India during 2015, but sadly only 44% of Indians can afford to buy one as of today according to research reports by 2 leading agencies.

Ola is everywhere… Literally. Just a few days back they announced launch Ola Café, an online food delivery business and now it seems they are also entering into a vertical in which more companies have entered the space in last 3 months than previous 10 years – The Online Grocery business.

The basic premise that a video generates more buzz than a simple text post is universally acknowledged. Video Marketers are using this syllogism world over to alleviate their brands by rightly syncing social media and online video presence

After Samsung, Sony and Ford, reports are coming in, World’s largest software company Microsoft and one of the biggest phone vendors Motorola are planning to set up their manufacturing base in India very soon.

On the occasion of World Labor Day, Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) introduced a major reform for entrepreneurs in India. Effective May 1st, incorporation of a new business will require only one form to be filled, against 8 earlier.

Indian born Micromax, which has recently overtaken Samsung in India and have sold more than a million units in the last 12 months, are now looking for diversification. And the ever green Personal Computer market seems to have caught their fantasy.

In a latest blog post, Uber has announced the introduction of an ‘Integrated SOS Alter Solution for Law Enforcement’, which promises a better, robust and integrated security system for riders.

Google has launched a platform which gives you a chance to sell your patents and inventions. They made an announcement that, “The ‘Patent Purchase Program’ is an experimental marketplace for patents that are simple, easy to use and fast.

Very seldom you come across stories when a 60 year old entrepreneur establishes a start-up, which is aiming for $100 million revenues within 4 years! We are talking about Happiest Mind Technologies…

Government seems to be on mega urbanization drive, they have approved Rs. 48,000 crore rupees for building 100 smart cities across India.

Good news for Indian Entrepreneurs – SEBI is ‘Alternate Capital Raising Platform’ For Indian Startups.

Major telecom operators in India including Idea, Vodafone, Airtel and Reliance communication have decided to reduce mobile roaming charges by upto 75 percent.

Although India is the second largest mobile market in the world, 65% Of Smartphone Users Face Network Issues, while 48% Can’t Differentiate Between 3G & 2G!

India’s largest Digital and mobile wallet company Paytm has partnered with IRCTC, and going forward users will be able to book their train tickets to Paytm wallet.

In another initiative, IRCTC has announced that they are launching Mumbai Darshan tours by Air. Now, you can cover entire Mumbai in Helicopter for a price of Rs. 5580.

The long standing partnership between Cyanogen and OnePlus has ended. Future Oneplus phones will not come with Cyanogen on it!

Airtel and Idea cellular announced their quarterly results last week and their Profits have Surged On High Mobile Data Usage. So all the talk of Low Profits Due To OTTs has been completely Debunked!

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