Weekly Wrap-Up: Free ATM Usage, IoT Policy, Snapdeal Funding, Xiaomi Growth & More…


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

Trak.in weekly news wrap-up

Delhi Police Lost Report” mobile app has become a huge success. As per a statement released by Delhi Police, since launch, more than 5.5 lakh Police complaints have been registered through it.

In a move which showcases the seriousness of the ‘Digital India’ vision shared by the Modi government, Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEITY) has just released nation’s first Internet of Things (IoT) policy document.

Emaar MGF Land Ltd. has tied up with leading online payment platform PayU Money to offer a unique and secured payment gateway on its customer service portal, ‘e-Services’

Are you planning too get into Affiliate Marketing. If so,  this post will give you a complete overview of affiliate marketing landscape in India. The What, Why and How!

Also, if you are already an affiliate marketer, you should not forget that Affiliate Marketing scams and frauds could get the better of you. Here are 5 Tips to Spot Affiliate Marketing Scams.

Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra has mentioned that given the security and data privacy concerns about the user data, they will be setting up a separate data centre in India in 2015 specifically for Indian Mi phone users.

The news of Snapdeal raising funding from Softbank has been confirmed. Snapdeal’s CEO Kunal Bahl has confirmed that it has raised $627M funding from Softbank.

Ministry of Tourism has launched the official Android application for Incredible India’s unique tour planning and destination discovery platform: Tripigator.com. The app is currently available in the Google Playstore.

Within Asian cities, Mumbai has been ranked #4 with 28 billionaires, having combined assets worth $97 billion. Hong Kong with 82 billionaires is ranked #1 within Asian cities.

Nick named “e-bhasha” platform, it will translate digital content in many local languages. The good news is, the e-bhasha platform is actually now in a polishing stage, so one may find it available soon.

If you thought that the vendor offering goods for the lowest price would get a lion’s share of the market, you need to wake up and Read this report that shows customers are willing to pay large premium for Good Customer service.

A Mumbai based startup is aiming to offer fully functional, portable washing machines for only Rs 1500. This washing machine is made for the needy and the poor in Third World countries

Google owned YouTube, which is the world’s largest online video sharing platform is exploring the possibility of giving viewers the option to move on to an ad-free UI after charging them a subscription fee for the ‘facility’.

The government is looking for simplification these days. To make traceability more authentic and genuine, the government now wants to link a person’s SIM with the Aadhaar card.

According to latest Doing Business report by World Bank, India has slid further to 142, 2 ranks below last year. Unfortunately, India seems to be going downhill, rather than other way around!

Last week, Larry Page, co-founder CEO of Google transferred absolute powers to Sundar Pichai, making him the most powerful Indian inside the world’s largest Internet Company.

Indian startups have started coming on radar of Global companies, the rate of acquisitions of Indian startups has increased significantly. Now, in last week alone 3 Indian tech startups have been acquired by Global companies.

India has been found to be the third largest startup ecosystem in the world, behind only the USA and UK and also the fastest growing one according to India Start-up Report 2014.

Microsoft has announced that it will offer Unlimited Cloud Storage For Office 365 Users. With this offer, Microsoft seems to have literally sabotaged the whole industry.

In a time-frame of 2 years, Xiaomi has gone from no-where to become the 3rd largest smartphone company in the world according to the latest IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report.

Here are 6 actionable and practical steps which will help us to replace a bad habit with a good one, and stick with it.

Google just introduced FREE one minute international voice calling on Google hangouts for users across 25 countries (including India), using its Hangouts app

The new RBI policy regarding ATM usages would be applicable effective November 1st, which will effectively curtail free ATM usage

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