Weekly Wrap-up: Google Helpouts, India Mars Mission, Zomato Funding, Whatsapp Growth & More…


Here is a quick wrap-up of the posts that were published on trak.in last week. Hope you had a great festive last week!Trak.in weekly news wrap-up

Gecko is most probably the first Indian born hardware device which is getting unprecedented global attention. It has successfully raised Over USD 100k through Indiegogo and it’s preorders have beaten the expectations!

Vodafone has announced a massive 80 percent cut on their mobile internet tariffs. According to the new rate plans, Vodafone customers will be charged at 2 paise per 10kb of data that too without any roaming charges when customers are out of their home circle.

India will become Asia’s first and world’s 4th country after US, Russia and Europe to launch a Mars Orbiter Mission. This is something that should Make Indians immensely proud!

Google has launched Helpouts – It is a service that allows anyone and everyone to get or give help on live video through Google hangouts platform. The help could be free or paid!

Income Tax Department seem to have come up with a Novel method to track Tax evaders. They are now tracking high value COD online transactions, which they will map with their user database to find tax evaders!

Reliance has deactivated over 10.5 million unused mobile numbers from their network, while Idea added 1.2 million new subscribers in month of Sept making them 3rd largest telecom operator in India.

This was on cards – Physical store owners have got together and launched a site called wewillact.com that protests against the price undercutting done by Indian ecommerce sites which is severely affecting lakhs of offline retailers in India.

Zomato, the online restaurant listing, search and review service today announced its fifth round funding of USD 37 million led by Sequoia Capital and participation from its pervious investor Info Edge (India) Limited.

Apple Fans seem to have gone into a tizzy – iPhone 5S has been sold out completely within 24 hours of its launch, and there is a great demand of this handset everywhere.

Delhi Based Webhosting Company UCVHost have ceased their operations, but the big thing is that they have done it without informing their 1200 odd customers leaving them in a Limbo!

According to a report released by IAMAI, Mumbai has 12 million active internet users three times more compared to Bangalore who have 3.8 million users.

Fear of Failure is one of the most important emotion that human being have and it is magnified when it comes to entrepreneurs when they are about to start a company or launch a product. Here is why Fear is important and how to deal with it.

Videocon Telecom has launched a new and specialized Ayurvedic Mobile Value Added service, M-health which been developed in collaboration with JIVA Ayurvedic Group.

It is unbelievable the kind of growth Whatsapp has seen over last couple of years. According to some estimates, Whatsapp is now clocking nearly 14 Billion Messages A Day, Nearly 70% That Of SMSes!

Fortune Magazine recently came up with a list of the most powerful Indian businesswomen, who have made a mark on the corporate scene, and leading their companies to incredible growth and development. Here is the list!

Suhail Rizvi, a mysterious Indian origin investor has made a killing from Twitter IPO. With 17.9 percent equity stake in Twitter, his company Rizvi Traverse made USD 3.8 billion from it! Here is the twitter equity holding chart!

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