Weekly Wrap-up: Free Incoming Roaming Calls, Aakash 4 Specs, Cyber Security Policy & More…


Here is a quick wrap-up of all the posts that we published on trak.in last week.

Trak.in weekly news wrap-up

Here is a great example that shows that Government is taking Hacking Threats seriously. Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) proactively lets you know when your site gets Defaced/Hacked, and offers solutions to it as well!

Airtel became the first Telecom Operator to launch Free incoming on national roaming as per the mandate given by TRAI. Customers can avail this facility for Rs. 5 a day.

MHRD last week released detailed proposed specifications of Aakash IV tablet and from what I can say, Aakash 4 is going to be a decently powered tablet. The question is at what cost?

India has successfully launch, indigenously built, Navigation Satellite (IRNSS-1A) into space aboard PSLV. It is first of 7 near identical satellite that will give India fully operation Global Positioning system by end of 2015!

Desktop clients are now a dying breed – “Always available” web apps that can be accessed from everywhere are now becoming a norm!

The much awaited Indian National Cyber Security Policy 2013 has been Published, Here are the Key Highlights of the documents.

This is one of the most unique and probably fun mobile app I have come across – Rando. It is a photo exchange app on Android & iOS, where you just send and receive Randos.

In the recently released Global Innovation Index Rankings, India has dropped 2 places to rank 66th amongst 142 economies in the world.

The much awaited and much talked about payment gateway from Flipkart has been launched. Christened as PayZippy.com , it is now available for Indian merchants for transactions!

Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) has approved 8 FDI proposals amounting to a total of Rs. 1311.54 crore. Telenor AC & Mahle Holdings were 2 biggest proposals among the ones approved, While Jet Airways Proposal was deferred!

Though consumers are happy that roaming voice call tariffs have been reduced or made free, here is a bummer. Airtel has started charging incoming SMS on Roaming at Re 1 per SMS!

Zoho has now introduced a new free plan on their Zoho Support platform with unlimited user agent accounts. And Yes, there is really no catch in it. So, if you are startup or small business wanting to setup a helpdesk platform for your customers, Zoho might be the best choice!

Extra Mobile app permissions given by the user while installing a mobile app on Android phones is the biggest reason why malware spreads on Mobile phones!

Vodafone became the 3rd telecom operator after Airtel and Idea this week to announce new plans that will offer customers Free incoming calls on roaming.

In April mobile subscriber additions witnessed marginal fall of 0.78 million subscribers. Sistema and BSNL were the biggest losers, while Vodafone and Idea were biggest gainers!

Spice Mobile has announced launch of “Spice Cloud” – A android based cloud storage and sync mobile App (?) that enables consumers to wirelessly store and secure data from their devices.

Cleartrip has announced an update to their Android App which now supports train ticket bookings. It is the first App that natively supports train ticket bookings.

CommonFloor.com, a leading online real-estate and property portal in India has raised USD 7.5 million Series C funding from their existing investors Tiger Global and Accel Partners.

Asus has launched a powerful Laptop-Tablet Hybrid at Rs. 91,999. This is a beast, but a separate Laptop and iPad looks a better proposition!

And Finally, don’t miss this list – 20 TV advertisements released by 10 Indian Online Companies.

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