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Weekly Wrap-Up: Yu Yureka Plus, Amazon Investment, Ola Store, IRCTC KFC Deal & 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 last week, this wrap-up will bring you up to date with all the tech buzz

Weekly Wrap-up of Tech, Mobile & Startups

According to Indian IRIS, only 12% of the respondents believed and trusted the news showcased by the mainstream media news channels, with 80% of them stating that they completely dissatisfied with them.

The debate and the fight over Net Neutrality has further intensified, as ASSOCHAM (The Associated Chambers of Commerce of India) has demanded all messaging and VoIP apps be regulated. With this, they are not only violating the net neutrality principles, but also acting as lobbyists for Telcos.

Yahoo LiveText went live on Hong Kong iTunes App store earlier this month and offers video messaging without an audio stream. It’s basically a traditional IM supporting text messages along with GIF like video messages.

In Monday’s edition of The Gadget Buzz, we covered news of launch of Yu Yureka Plus at 9999, Launch of Glalaxy Tab S2 8.0 & 9.7, LG Bello II launch, leaked photos of Note 5 and Yu Fit sale and registration details.

Yu Yureka Plus launched today for price of Rs. 9999. Few days back Lenovo K3 Note also launched with very similar specifications and price. We do a detailed comparison of both these devices. Nothing much to choose from between the two though.

The season of filing Income Tax Return has arrived, and now it’s time to take up the responsibility of filing the tax return seriously. Here is a list of 5 serious errors committed by tax payers which not only affects their tax liability but also increases the probability of getting a notice from the Income Tax Department.

Ola has decided to start offering bus bookings on their platform. As per initial reports coming in, Ola will initially aggregate tourist and private bus operators and create a marketplace for such services.

A new report says that India is projected to have 236 million and 314 million mobile internet users by 2016 and 2017 respectively. Also, by 2016 while in the indirect sense, the app economy is looking at creating 600,000 jobs

Amazon is pumping in another $5 billion into their Indian operations, to unleash a blitzkrieg of new offers, features and campaigns. They have already crossed $2 billion in revenues in India, and overtook Flipkart to become India’s most visited ecommerce portal.

Government last week launched National Career Service Portal  which lists over 4.5 Cr Job Seekers Across 959 Employment Exchanges. Candidates registering on this portal can Apply for Govt As Well As Private Jobs

Cortana will also be available to the customers in the Windows Insider Program in several other countries over the coming months. It will be available in Australia and Japan, and in English in India and Canada

The already crowded online grocery market in India has found it’s new competitor: Ola Store. Taxi aggregator Ola has now diversified into providing on-demand grocery deliveries with their new hyperlocal app.

KFC fans have now another reason to choose Indian Railways! Indian Railway and Yum Brands, which own KFC brand have partnered to provide rail passengers an option to order KFC meals right from their train seat. As of now, this service has been made available across 12 trains which pass through New Delhi.

In this Wednesday’s edition of The Gadget Buzz, we talk about launch of Xiaomi Mi 4i 32GB variant, OnePlus 2 Leaked Images surface only, Note 5 prototype landed in India & Moto G (2015) Official Photos

In a unique initiative to increase its popularity and public outreach, the e-commerce giant Amazon has planned to offer free WiFi internet with unlimited usage across select bus stops in Hyderabad, Pune, and Chennai.

LocalOye, an upcoming and popular marketplace for local services, has returned to desktop model within 3 months of going app-only mode. Out of 43 odd services which are offered on their app, close to 13 services are now available on their desktop.

For the first time in history, the growth of Apple products, especially iPhones, has been more in India compared with China. For the period between April to June, 2015, iPhones recorded a growth of 93% in India, which more than growth in Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Turkey and China.

Zomato, a leading global restaurant search and discovery app has announced that they have extended their online food ordering service to 14 Indian cities including Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Indore, Chandigarh, Kochi, Jaipur and Coimbatore.

According to a TRAI report, Idea Cellular has highest call drop rates in Mumbai, Whereas Reliance has worst numbers in Delhi. On the other hand, Airtel has best numbers in Mumbai, and Tata in Delhi

Sony has launched their first Android TV in India, under the brand Bravia. Packed with several unique features, and exclusive apps, Sony Bravia Android TV has left no stone unturned to distinguish themselves from the already available plethora of Smart TVs.

NASSCOM has just released a report concerning tech sector (IT-BPO), which enlists top 20 companies in India. As per the report, these 20 firms hired 1.25 million workers during the fiscal year 2014-15, which is little more than 30% of the total workforce hired by the industry.

Last week, we covered apps like Vaccination Reminder, Minute Video and SayHi in the Trak.in AppWire. This week we have come up with another list of useful apps for the Indian users to make your tasks easier and entertain you.

Some startling facts about Youtube were shared by YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki while speaking at Vidcon event currently being held at Anaheim, California.

A new directive of DeitY (Department of Electronics & Information Technology) might worsen the phone launch scenario in India. BIS certification has now been made mandatory in India

In Friday’s edition of The Gadget Buzz we have Leaked video and images of Moto X & Moto G 2015, Launch of New Lava Android One Phone, Leaked photos of Note 5 & S6 Edge and iPhone 6s News & More

According to a Google Deloitte report, Digitally Connected Small Businesses Are More Successful and Grow 27% Faster Than Offline Businesses

WhatsApp, in their latest Android update, have added a feature which makes it possible to save all your messages on Google Drive; which can be then accessed on desktop or mobile, as per the needs.

Global consulting & IT services conglomerate Accenture has decided to get rid of annual performance review for all their 330,000 employees, and in the process, they have demolished the Industrial era practice for ever.

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