Weekly Wrap-Up: Myntra Premji Deal, Motorola Sale, RaGa Interview & More…


It’s Monday morning, and before starting off, it is time to do a quick wrap-up of the posts we published on trak.in.Trak.in weekly news wrap-up

Bangalore based Video conferencing solutions company Turtle Yogi Technologies that owns iClick.io has raised seed funding from Blume Ventures, R Narayanan & Rahul Garg.

Last Friday, Gmail was down for 25 to 30 minutes, and there was large scale hue and cry about it. Yahoo on the other hand had to make an apology for a silly mistake they made.

Air India wants to become first Indian aviation company to offer Internet access on their aircraft. State owned Air India is talking to vendors for deployment of internet services on their Aircrafts which fly domestic as well as international routes.

CCAvenue has started offering plenty of new features that include multi-currency support, dynamic routing , storage of payment details for 1 click checkouts, DIY storefront builder, CCAveneue S.N.I.P, easier iFrame integrations & multi device support.

#ProductivityHacks Series: Here are Four Ways To Relax Your Mind To Boost Productivity. These mind tricks help us to overcome this state of indecision by infusing more courage, more ideas and hence subsequently, more productivity.

Rumours were flying thick and fast in regards to Myntra investments, with media reports first saying that Flipkart may acquire Myntra, and latter was considering the deal, however, by the end of the week, it became clear that they chose to go with their initial Premji Invest $50 million deal.

Samsung & Google have entered a global patent cross-license agreement that will cover wide range of areas from technology to business. This agreement is not just for the current patents as well and would continue for any patent filed in the next 10 years

Leading online Job portal Hired.com and Sequoia Capital have come together to launch a unique online career marketplace, that will allow Indian engineers to not only apply for a job, but also go through the entire process of giving interviews, getting offers and even getting their visa done.

According to IDC’s Worldwide Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors have shipped a total of 1004.3 million smartphones worldwide in 2013, a growth of 38.4 percent from the 725.3 million units in 2012.

Terra Motors Corporation, the No.1 manufacturer of electric two and three wheelers in Japan, has announced their presence in India by introducing Kiwami – India’s first ever 1000cc electric superbike in India.

Apple has just announced it’s fiscal 2014 first quarter results which ended on December 28, 2013. The company has generated revenues of $57.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $13.1 billion, which makes around $14.50 increment on each diluted share

The Supreme Court of India has realized the importance of keeping updated with the times and has released an Android app for users to access information about the operations of the court.

Compared to last year, Airtel’s net profit has increased 115% at Rs 610 crore. After 15 consecutive quarters of decline, this is for the first time that Bharti has actually posted growth in profit.

We are not here to judge a person’s oratory skills or his way of handling questions by a journalist; but we are here to share what actually happened when a Rahul Gandhi decided to give his first interview to Arnab Goswami

India added 5.65 million new mobile subscribers, second highest addition since July 2012. The total tally of reached 881.13 million by end of November 2013.

The finalists of SeedStars World who have competed and cleared the regional events and have been chosen for the finals in Geneva. Bangalore Based HackerEarth made it to the finals of this prestigious startup event.

Google has finally sold off Motorola to Chinese PC manufacturer Lenovo for USD 2.91 billion. They had acquired the company in 2012 for USD 12.5 billion

Facebook has just released its Q4 2013 results, and going by the numbers, it’s excellent. In fact, this was the first billion dollar mobile ad revenue quarter as Facebook generated staggering $1.25 billion from mobile ads.

Google has taken one more step to propel Chrome apps in the mobile arena. Google has created a tool chain based on Apache Cordova. Apache Cordova is an open source mobile development framework for building native mobile apps using HTML, CSS and Javascript.

According to a new study by Brand Trust Report, India Study 2014 (BRT 2014), it has been found that Samsung is the most trusted brand in India right now. Last year, Nokia held #1 position but it has since slipped down to 5th position.

There are 2 Revolutionary Indian Cars that will be showstoppers at this years Auto Expo 2014, Maruti Celerio and India’s First Electric Sports Car, Mahindra Reva Formula E!

Getting a new PAN card (Permanent Account Number) was supposed to be tougher from February 3rd, 2014 as new rules for same had been announced, but later these new rules were put on hold.

Bangalore based Embrace Innovation has come up with an an innovative, low cost infant warmer for vulnerable new born babies in developing countries. This could save lives of millions of children across developing nations.

#ProductivityHacks Series: Here is the 11th chapter in this series that talks about the Law Of The Vital Few and the importance of 80/20 Rule in Productivity

Amazon, Yahoo and Google, three of the biggest web based companies reported their Q4 2013 earnings report this week. Yahoo and Amazon failed to cheer up the Wall Street; while Google was able to meet market expectations and deliver stunning results.

Here are 15 #Search Codes that will come in tremendous help when you do not have internet working on your mobile. Because these are SMS based, you do not even need a smartphone to use them!

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