Weekly Wrap-Up: Airtel Wynk, PayZippy, Redmi 1S, Yebhi, Snapdeal & More…


It is Monday morning, start of yet another week. Before we move forward, let us look at some of the buzzing posts published on trak.in last week.

Trak.in weekly news wrap-up

Technological world is abuzz right now with speculations that WhatsApp may introduce free voice calling feature very soon. Here are 4 reasons why we think this may actually be true…

The threat report H1 2014 released by F-Secure Labs found that in the second quarter 295 new mobile malware threat families and variants were discovered – 294 on Android and one on iOS.

A Bangalore-based startup, MangoMan Consumer Electronics, has come up with a desi alternative to Chromecast that is tailor made for Indian audience. Called TEEWE, the device is very similar to Chromecast and has additional features that are suited for Indian audience.

India’s leading mobile recharge platform Freecharge has raised USD 33 million funding (about INR 200 cr) from their existing investors Sequoia Capital along with new investors that include Belgium based Sofina and Russian investment firm ru-Net.

The SpotNSave band is a smart wristband that is allergy and water proof that has a Bluetooth device embedded in it which connects it to your smartphone.

GE Global Innovation Barometer study points that innovation is happening at healthy pace and over half (56%) of executives who were surveyed believe that Innovation is thriving in India.

Bharti Airtel has now launched “Wynk Music” mobile music streaming app that offers millions of free Bollywood, Regional and International songs to users. The app is currently available on Android and iOS.

In a letter to users, Flipkart has decided to shutdown PayZippy payment gateway and wallet from November 20th.

txtBrowser, world’s leading SMS search engine by Bangalore based Vavia Technologies has found problem to the solution. They have launched a feature that allows you to get directions just by sending an SMS.

Keeping in tradition with its elder sibling, Redmi 1S didn’t take more than a few seconds to become unavailable from the market. With registration of around 2,50,000 people for the phone, it was bound to be a quickfire sale.

Basically someone who coined the word “multitasking” didn’t really think it through. If there’s anything that multitasking does, it only skews up your priorities and slows up tasks without you realizing it.

Nimble is a light flexible ring that encloses your index finger and helps you gesture-motion-to-control your Smart TV, computer, virtual reality handsets, AC and many other devices from a distance of 15 ft.

According to a report on Digital Advertising in India by IMRB and IMAI, theonline advertising market in India is increasing at yearly growth rate of 30%. It was pegged at Rs. 2,750 crores for 2014, and if the current trend continues then it will be worth Rs. 3,575 crores by the end of March, 2015.

Yebhi’s homepage dons a new look that clearly suggests thatthey have moved away from pure play eCommerce to a aggregator and couponing site.

if you are looking at having the hottest job at the coolest workplace and have the passion to do something different and think laterally, ecommerce is the place to be…

Wharton, World’s best business school, will soon be starting a Free online course on How to start a social enterprise!” that every entrepreneur should seriously think of taking..

Snapdeal.com seems to have come up with something that no other e-Commerce player has ventured into – They are planning to launch a dedicated TV shopping channel to woo more customers.

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