Weekly Wrap-Up: 2G Auction, Moto G India Launch, Facebook India Traffic & More…


Before start yet another week, lets do a quick wrap-up of the posts that we published on trak.in last week.Trak.in weekly news wrap-up

If rumours are to be believed, another Indian startup acquisition story is slowly building up as companies like Adobe and WPP seems to be interested in acquiring another Bangalore based startup Simplify360.

Rajasthan has become the second state after Delhi to ban FDi in multi-brand retail in their state. Rajasthan was among the 12 states that had previously agreed to it, but now have retracted in that regards.

Navi Mumbai-based Divide by Zero Technologies is one of those firms, lead by CEO Swapnil Sansare, the company has produced Accucraft S 150 3D Printer. Using FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication), the printer accurately creates the design or 3D model given to it.

The tests conducted by London based car-safety watchdog Global NCAP showed that all the best selling Indian cars, Tata Nano, Maruti Suzuki Alto 800, Hyundai i10, Ford Figo and Volkswagen Polo, got zero ratings in their crash tests!

Twitter is exploring ways to sell products directly from the 140-character tweets, the one-to-many text messaging service site is famous for. This development of Twitter is reportedly going through in partnership with an e-Commerce site Fancy.com.

Now, after the companies were freed by a recent legal deal with government lawyers, the tech firms have released some new data – It shows that thousands of Americans’ records have been shared till date, which were not part of transparency reports released earlier.

Hyderabad born Satya Nadella has been named CEO of Microsoft. He  pipped Ford boss Alan Mulally and Nokia chief Stephen Elop to replace Stephen Ballmer as the new CEO of Microsoft. The only third chief executive in the company’s nearly four-decade-long history.

According to ET report, Apple has for the first time in history resumed production of a defunct phone. They are restarting iPhone 4 production for India, Indonesia and Brazil

Here are 6 mobile apps that were developed by Indians that tasted global success. With thousands of apps launching everyday, the success of these apps is all the more commendable!

Paytm has today announced launch of a unique mobile marketplace app that allows users to bargain for a deal before they buy. Yeah, exactly how you do it in the offline world.

Motorola has given Indian consumers a pleasant surprise – 8GB Moto G will come for Rs. 12,499 and 16GB Moto G will come for Rs. 13,999! The sale of started at midnight yesterday, and looks like within first few minutes all the phones were exhausted. Yes, the 16GB version was not available by 12:15, and 8GB was also sold out after some time!

Finally we have an official confirmation from Myntra on the investment. Release sent to us by Myntra has confirmed that they have raised $50 million Round Of Financing Led By Premji Invest. Funds will be used to drive business growth and strengthen core technology and product offerings.

A Chinese telecom Company Huawei  has hacked into BSNL’s network, and Government has ordered a probe into this incident. This is not a rumor, as the Parliament was informed about this incident.

We have received a press release from Arise India, according to which Star Sports is no longer title sponsors of Asia Cup – 2014. It has gone to Arise India.  The tournament will now be called “Arise Asia Cup 2014”

Sony is reforming it’s PC and TV business, all over the world. And the first step has already been taken: They are selling it’s Vaio PC & Laptop business to Japanese electronics giant Japanese Industrial Partners (JIP).

Gaana.com, one of the leading online music streaming service from Times Internet has today announced acquisition of Independent music streaming songs portal Musicfellas.com. The acquisition is aimed at brining Independent music on Gaana.com.

The much talked about and much awaited 2G spectrum auction is now underway. After the end of fourth day of Auction, all 3 circles in 900 MHz band and 10 out of 22 circles in 1800 MHz band saw price increase, led by Delhi.

Meritnation, India’s leading online K-12 education portal for students have now launched app that will make studying on mobile & tablets much more fun and interactive. Meritnation App has been launched on both Android and iOS platforms.

#ProductivityHacks Series: In this chapter, we will discuss some practical implementation of how 80/20 rule can be applied in our daily life, so that we concentrate only on the most important tasks, which results in real output.

We did a quick research on the number of user growth and traffic in India for Facebook. We found that in last 6 months, Facebook user growth has been stagnant and their traffic has dropped by over 10 percent!

Microsoft seems to be fighting hard against piracy and claiming huge losses due to piracy. But the fact is that the biggest beneficiary of software piracy has always been Microsoft. Here are some reasons for the same.

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