Weekly Wrap-Up: #Budget2014, Xiaomi Mi 3, Website Blocks & More…


Here is a quick wrap-up of the posts published on Trak.in last week.

Trak.in weekly news wrap-up

As per the latest figures shared by BSE, the total market capital of the 4 companies listed under Reliance ADAG Group now stands at Rs 1,01,832 crore, which is an increase of 100% compared to last year when it has touched low of Rs 50,000 crore.

Motorola India has kept on its promise of swift updates and and now have announced Android 4.4.4 update to all their 2 smartphones including Moto E, Moto G And Moto X

Cisco is building Asia’s first Internet of Things hub in the Electronics City, Bangalore. This state of the art hub will provide a ‘smart city environment’ to IT and Electronics companies and help them create the next generation IT enabled solutions.

YouTube has tied up with telecom operator Tata Docomo to introduce the first-of-its-kind online video streaming plan in India

It seems that many popular free file hosting and torrent websites are currently unavailable and inaccessible in India due to a blanket block carried out by DoT

Xiaomi has announced their first smartphone MI 3 in India for a price of Rs. 14,999/-. The sale on these phones will start from July 15th. This is one of the best value for money phones you can buy in the market today

In the recently updated Fortune Global 500 List for 2014, Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has emerged as the largest Indian company as it’s the only Indian company to be included in the top 100 ranking, positioned at 96th rank. Compared to last year, it has lost 8 places.

While there were number of things that were announced in the Railway budget, we will touch upon important points that will affect common man traveling on Indian Railways.

Technology investors and venture capitalists are betting big time on India: $1.3 billion or Rs 7800 crore worth of investments have already been done in the last 12 months, with 82% of all investments going to startups and early stage investments.

TRAI released their telecom subscription report for month of May 2014, and according to it India had a total of 910.16 million mobile subscribers a rise of 0.30 percent over previous month.

Capitalizing on people’s zeal for taking selfies, Sony has launched a new phone – The Xperia C3 – that focuses on this aspect of the phone best. While most front cameras are still only 2 MP, Sony has notched it up to 5 MP “selfie-friendly” front camera.

Some really creative folks from Jodhpur based GeekyBudha Games have come up with an unofficial version of Google Cardboard VR kit and have put it up on their website for sale.

Indian car aggregator and mobile booking app company, Olacabs has raised Rs. 250 crore in fresh round of funding led by Steadview Capital and Sequoia Capital

The Budget infographic lets you know the comparison of how the tax slabs have changed and what will be the max payout for various income categories.

We bring you 7 key initiatives of the Union budget 2014-15 that are focused on startups, SMEs, and entrepreneurs, especially in tech space.

Trainman.in, a site created by a IIT Roorkee graduate, Amir Mohammad has come up with a solution that predicts availability and confirmation chances of your waitlisted ticket.

Pune Police has recently launched a comprehensive new app for Android smartphones called the “Pune Traffic App”. At present only the Android version of the app is available and the iOS version is under review.

As per reports coming in, ever since Flipkart started selling Motorola smartphones (Moto G, Moto X and Moto E), more than 1 million (10 lakh) units have been sold.

Xiaomi’s Entry in India may spell doom for other smartphone brands in India. The recently announced Mi 3 is a better Value For Money phone even compared to Moto G. Will it play the wrecking ball for other smartphone brands in India?

Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) has launched a job portal especially targeted for the skilled, unemployed professional. There is no registration fee to be able to use the features of this job portal which is currently providing jobs across more than 250 categories as of now.

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