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Weekly Wrap-up: RedBus Acquisition, Roaming Tariff Cut, Project Loon & More…

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It is Monday morning, and time for a quick wrap-up of some of the buzzing topics that we published on Trak.in last week.

Trak.in weekly news wrap-up

The new proposed US Immigration bill will be tabled in front of congress on June 30th. If it gets passed and becomes a law, it threatens to disrupt Indian IT Business Model. Here is a thorough analysis of the same.

Timely pruning of resources in a organization is one of the key to growth and success. A Leader needs to understand the importance of timely pruning!

According to a Govt. directive, All telecom operators in India will have to provide location details of calls made by every mobile subscriber in India by 2014!

E-book reading is on the rise and so are the ebook readers. But Kindle stands tall amongst all the other readers due to features like Whispersync!

After launching their Karaoke Feature, Gaana has now updated their Android App to bring premium features like offline singing and playlist 320 kbps downloads.

You are already aware that RedBus.in is rumored to be acquired for Whooping USD130 Million. Here are the repercussions and effects this acquisition is going to have on Indian Startup Ecosystem!

Airtel Digital TV seems to have taken a leaf out of how local cable TV operators used to work. They will be offering latest blockbuster movies monetized by continuously running ads at bottom

TRAI has reduced National Roaming Ceiling Tariffs, so going forward roaming charges will be cheaper. However, roaming charges may not completely go off as was announced earlier!

Google recently introduced Product Listing Ads in India – They look very similar to what Product price aggregation sites provide.. Should they be worried?

List of Top 500 Supercomputers in the World was out last week. Chinese supercomputer top the list, while India’s fastest computers ranks at lowly 36th. India has 4 Supercomputers in Top 100 as well!

Here are some interesting insights about Gadget and Digital preferences of Indian School Students as per the recent report released by TCS.

Facebook announced launch of “Photos in Comments” feature to go along with recently released #hashtag support. Both these new features are going to make FB conversations more engaging & lively!

Indian Broadcasting Ministry has Issued a strict advisory to number of Indian TV Channels showing Astrology, Vastu & Religious Content!

This is great news – Google has partnered with Spice Global to bring Brick and Mortar Android stores to India – They will be called Android Nation!

Idea Cellular becomes 3rd operator to slash their 2G data rates by 90 percent. Earlier, Vodafone and Bharti Airtel has announced similar data rate cuts.

This is the most OUTRAGEOUS Idea I have ever heard – Google’s Project Loon is trying to bring Internet to every human being on this earth using Balloons in the Sky!

Facebook today sent emails to over 6 million people telling them that their private information (Mobile No. & Email IDs) has been shared with others due to bug in their recommendation engine. Did you get any such email?

  1. Satish Kandukuri says

    Arun,
    I have been following your website for more than an year now, I should say you cover almost everything thats worth knowing. Thanks for such a wonderful website.

    1. Arun Prabhudesai says

      Hi Satish – Thanks.. I am glad to know that you like Trak.in :)

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