Weekly Wrap-Up: GoCricket, Micromax Customer Support, Digital Universe Growth & More…


It’s Monday morning and before we move forward, it is time to do a quick wrap-up of the posts published on Trak.in last week.

Trak.in weekly news wrap-up

According to Facebook Transparency report released for 6 month period between July-December 2013 shows that India leads all the countries in the world when it comes to blocking of content.

Unconfirmed reports coming in from the Silicon Valley suggests that by the end of this year, Amazon may unveil its new smartphone that will sport a 3D Display.

Does it makes any sense for SME’s in the emerging markets to pay attention to global markets? The answer finds itself in the grey spectrum and points towards thinking a wee bit long term than usual. Here are 5 reasons that your business should be gearing up for global market

Times Internet has launched a new cricket portal – GoCricket.com –  that will offer original, editorial cricket content that is deeply integrated video features. The new platform will offer live scores, upcoming fixtures, results, exclusive photos & videos among other cricket related content.

Flipkart has come up with a new offer to promote the sales of Moto G phone. Under this new scheme, one lucky buyer will get a gift voucher of Rs. 1,00,000 and 100 lucky buyers will get 100% cashback!

Micromax’s is trouble due to their bad levels of after sales customer support. Their customers are fuming with anger and dissatisfaction, and they are quite vocal as well.

According to a report by EMC, by 2020, the Digital Universe will expand to 44 Trillion GB of data. Right now, we are producing 4.4 Trillion GB of data, which is doubling every two years.

Baggout.com (a social commerce and cashback website) conducted a survey amongst its users to dig deeper into online shopping trend in apparel space and the survey produced some deep insights into the underlying reasons as well as possible risks to this growth story.

In a bold but likely move, Google has acquired Titan Aerospace, which builds solar powered atmospheric satellites, which was previously rumored to be in talks with Facebook for a possible buyout.

There is some bad news for the socially connected, new-generation of voters who want to share everything they do with their virtually connected friends: Clicking selfies inside polling booth may land you in jail.

TimesCity.com, the restaurant review and food guide portal from Times Internet stable has today announced acquisition of Dineout.co.in, a restaurant reservation and booking service that operates in Delhi and Mumbai currently.

Reliance communication has announced increase of their mobile tariffs for all its pre-paid customers. This comes close to heels of Airtel increasing their mobile and internet tariffs on select pre-paid packs. While the latter increased the rates only on certain packs packs, Reliance has gone ahead and increased it on all packs applicable pan-India basis.

Slideshare, world’s largest platform for viewing and sharing online presentations has finally arrived on mobile. They have launched a native mobile app on Android and is now available on Google play store to download.

If you are an Indian and feel deeply about your voting rights, you should be in the know of what’s happening around, it’s time, many Indian IT majors and Online Companies have come to your aid in this elections 2014. Here are a few most talked about features and apps that will help you be a responsible and informed voter.

Google has launched 2 apps yesterday that number of Android users across the world will find it very useful – The Chrome Remote Desktop App and Standalone Google Camera App.

According to Randstad, Microsoft remained the most attractive company for fourth year running with over 89% of respondents saying that they would like to work for the company. Google India came in at 2nd spot with 86% and Sony came in at 3rd with 85%.

John Sculley, the former Apple CEO has launched his brand Obi mobiles in the Indian market. Singapore based Inflexipoint will initially invest $20 million in the company. The OBI Android handsets will be in Rs 5000 – Rs 8000 category.

Oxigen Wallet organized a small blogger’s meetup at Gurgaon where they demonstrated the usability and functioning of their mobile app. We happened to be present there, and were quite impressed with the way Oxigen Wallet can actually make my life easier.

In the Indian Smartphone market, things are developing in an interesting manner. Although Apple and Samsung are instantly recognizable brands and their latest creations in the smartphone field are revered by the media and by the customers, a crop of local smartphone brands are making waves and challenging the big players for a sizeable share of the Indian smartphone market.

We present before you 10 billionaires who used technology to make their fortune and changed the world forever.

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