Weekly Wrap-Up: Election Results, Moto E Launch, CCI’s Google Probe & More…


It’s Monday morning and yet again time to do a quick wrap-up of posts published on trak.in last week.Trak.in weekly news wrap-up

Indian Government is currently a worried lot as far as Gold import and smuggling is concerned. Compared to last year, gold smuggling has increased by 446%!

Moto E was yet another huge hit from Motorola. Like it’s predecessors, Moto E was also released exclusively on Flipkart. The biggest factor for it flying off the shelves was the price. Motorola gave a pleasant surprise by pricing it quite competitively at Rs. 6999/-.

Center of Media Studies conducted a research wherein they tracked the average screen time on TV for 4 leaders: Narendra Modi, Arvind Kejriwal, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi on 6 major TV channels between 8 PM to 10 PM (which is considered the prime time) for different intervals. Here are the results

WhatsApp, the uber popular instant messaging app, have now forged a tie-up with India’s largest mobile service provider Bharti Airtel to offer special data packs for their subscribers.

The TRAI telecom subscription report for the month of March 2014 is out and according to it, 1.15 million new subscribers have been added taking the total tally of mobile subscribers in India to 904.51 million.

Gmail has been testing on a new design lately and very recently some images were leaked which looks like a revamped Gmail web interface. And to much of my amazement, it yet looked email focused, which certainly is good place to start talking about it.

Here are some interesting facts and statistics for Narendra Modi and Arvind Kejriwal in Political Campaigning!

In order to solidify their position in the products market, Infosys have carved out a new subsidiary: Edgeverve Systems which will solely focus on the creation and distribution of products and platforms.

Infibeam, one of the leading ecommerce portal and global music giant Sony Music Entertainment have today announced a definitive agreement, where in Sony Music has bought strategic stake in Infibeam Digital Entertainment Pvt. Ltd (INDENT).

In this edition of Funding Digest: Helion invests INR 25 Cr in enterprise mobility company, RapidValue. iYogi Raises Series E funding of USD 5 Million From Axon Partners.  Former Infosys Director TV Mohandas Pai invests in Wearable Tech Startup GetActive. LetsVenture has raised Rs. 4 Crore seed funding from clutch of Investors.

Competition Commission of India (CCI) has ordered fresh probe against Google for investigating violations related to usage of it’s ad-space, especially for Technical Support Services companies in India. CCI says in the probe that Google has abused it’s dominant position in search space.

Here are the websites & online channels that bought you Live coverage of results update as they happen online.

As expected, Moto E flew off the shelves and went out of stock within a few hours after the sales opened. There is no doubt that in budget smartphone segment in India, Moto E has raised the bar on every front. Here are 7 Reasons Why Moto E is A Path-Breaking Budget Smartphone.

Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani’s house Antilia has been declared as World’s most expensive house by Forbes. Having estimated construction cost between $1 billion – $2 billion, this 27 floor, 400,000 square feet skyscraper in Mumbai has beaten all the houses owned by billionaires all over the world.

Flipkart selling Motorola phones exclusively has surely been a big money spinner for them. However, has Amazon missed a trick or two here?

HP has announced the launch of Helion Cloud Computing services, especially for the ever burgeoning enterprise market. Comprising an interesting mixture of public, private and hybrid Cloud model, Helion is all set to be unleash superior technology and faster delivery to give world class performance.

Samsung has today announced operator billing integration on Samsung App store. They have partnered with two Indian telecom operators Vodafone and Aircel. Samsung App store will be the first store to offer operator billing to Indians.

Here, we have compiled some of the 8 most controversial statements and words uttered by politicians, which were condemned and criticized all over.

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