Weekly Wrap-up: Train Tickets On SMS, SEBI Angel Investment Rules & More…


Here is a quick wrap-up at some of buzzing posts that we published on Trak.in last week.

Trak.in weekly news wrap-up

Bharti has slashed their rates on 4G plans by nearly half – Now customers can have 4G on their devices starting at Rs. 450/-. The lowest plan previously was at Rs. 999!

Instagram recently added short video sharing feature to its uber popular image sharing app. It is now in direct competition with Vine. Which one do you think wins? Here is a comparison of both of them.

Flipit, a global money saving voucher / coupon platform, recently launched in India. We spoke to Flipit founder to understand why they launched Flipit in such a saturated Indian Coupon / deals site market. [Sponsored Post]

Google Search Pages now directly show Flight, weather, ATM and other information as rich snippets to searchers. Check out some of the examples.

Amazon.in has expanded its offering with launch of Mobile phones, electronic gadgets etc. Unlike the book pricing, where they were quite cheap, prices on electronic items are not very cheap.

MTS has announced launch of Unlimited Voice Plans called “Always Talk” For just Rs. 199. Will this trigger yet another round of Tariff Wars, when operators are actually struggling to increase their ARPUs?

Did you know that Rural Indians spend much more money on Food items as compared to Urban Indians. On the other hand Urban Indian spends about 84 percent more money than Rural Indian!

This is BIG news for Indian startup Ecosystem – SEBI today released amendments that will allow Startups to be listed on ITP. SEBI also announced set of rules to standardize Angel investments in India.

So, you must have heard about UK classifying India as a “High Risk” nation and introducing hefty cash bond for entering the country. Here is what we think is the real reason

It is a great day for gamers to rejoice. The mighty game – Age of Empires – that has enthralled a whole breed of college students is now coming on Android & iOS.

Indian Govt. and released an order to all Indian ISPs to do a blanket ban number of websites and forums hosting pornographic materials.

This is great news for Airtel Subscribers – Bharti Airtel and Google have joined hands to bring various Internet services completely free to their mobile users!

According to a job listing put up on Google, it looks like Amazon’s next expansion of their catalogue will go to fashion vertical.

Google’s Transparency Report has now started including stats on malware and phishing sites across the world. India has alarming numbers with Tata Communication & Web Werks Data centers having 1 in 5 sites infected with malware.

Microsoft is planning to launch Windows “Experience Zones” in large multi-brand retail superstores and malls across India. This comes close to similar announcement made by Google for their Android stores!.

Sony has announced launch of its next generation of Smartwatch. Dubbed as Smartwatch 2, Sony is pushing it as 2nd screen to your smartphones.

The much beloved Google Reader will breathe its last on July 1st 2013. Here is a great infographic that shows list of some of the awesome projects that Google has killed mercilessly

If the New proposed Immigration bill gets passed and becomes a law, it threatens to disrupt Indian IT Business Model. Here is a thorough analysis of the same.

Here is a detailed guide that shows how proper Integrated Digital Marketing can help you drastically in increasing your traffic and conversions!

Micromax has started Pre-booking of their much awaited Canvas 4. Customers can book Canvas 4 phones for Rs. 5000 and delivery of these phones will start from 10th July!

Flipkart seems to be really worried about Amazon’s entry into India. They have significantly jacked up affiliate commissions across the board, as high as 10 times compared to previous!

IRCTC has activated Train Ticket Bookings Thru SMS & Menu based dialing . They have implemented this in partnership with various partners including BSNL and Airtel Money.

In a bid to sharpen focus, Yahoo has decided to shut down 12 products which do not align with their future directions!

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