Weekly Wrap-Up: GOSF, Microsoft Free Internet, FDI in Railways & More…


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

Trak.in weekly news wrap-up

Delhi Government’s unique initiative to address complains and issues against Ration Shops and Fair Price Shops by using Facebook as a medium has hit the right nail.

Were you wondering how Airtel 4G performs. We carried out thorough speed tests using Airtel 4G dongles and here are the results. It could surely work as a replacement for your broadband connection

Pune based startup has come up with an open source hardware called “Tah” that offers endless possibilities when it comes to controlling things from your smartphone.

Microsoft has done the unthinkable – They have made Microsoft Office suite for mobile free for iPhone and Android tablets. If we go by rumors, then Android smartphones would also be soon included in the list.

The market is abuzz with rumours that India’s largest online retailer, Flipkart, could well be on its way to begin with a third round of mega fundraising this year, valuing the e-commerce retailer at nearly $10 billion

Times Internet, who have been quite aggressive on inorganic growth this year have made yet another acquisition – they have acquired cricket news portal CricBuzz for an undisclosed amount .

If you are running a small business or a Pvt Ltd company pay attention to these 5 compliances that are easy to miss out but can attract hefty penalty.

Content Marketing remains to be the most effective marketing strategy for B2B startups. Here are the 4 reasons why you should take it seriously

Keeping that in mind, the interests of online shoppers, consumer affairs department has moved a Cabinet proposal to bring Online Retailers under the purview of Consumer Protection Law.

We are less than a month away from GOSF or the Great Online Shopping Festival. And this time this mega online shopping event from Google promises to be unprecedented in terms of buzz, deals and discounts.

Scientists Invent Battery That Can Be Fully Charged Under 3 Mins & Lasts 20 Years. Luckily Scientists from NTU in Singapore have developed a battery, which can be fully charged in 2.8 minutes; and can last 20 years.

Taking a cue from the Internet.org initiative by Facebook, Microsoft has come up with a brilliant plan to use the ‘white space’ technology and work towards providing free wireless internet connectivity to rural and remote areas of the country.

Addiction to Smartphone is the real thing. Many Smartphone owners cannot live without it. But so what, these devices are the need of the hour, and I don’t mind being addicted to it!

This post gives you an overview of logic of scarcity and how an entrepreneur can use it effectively to sell their products or services to a larger audience.

Indian Railways has received a major financial boost as 100% Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is now allowed for developing infrastructure and improving safety features

While the service tax issue is still wide open, Uber has now resolved the primary issue by partnering with India’s leading online and mobile wallet provider Paytm for collecting payment from cab riders.

Café Coffee Day (CCD), India’s favorite coffee shop has announced a tie up with Oxigen Wallet – a move that will allow coffee lovers to pay for their cuppa using a mobile wallet app.

Indian Government wants to ban all types of porn websites in India. They have asked various Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to create a blueprint, upgrade their infrastructure and implement a nation-wide ban on porn related websites.

Gujarat Government has just announced a new Electronic Policy for the period 2014-2019, which aims to establish the state as the number one destination for electronic manufacturers.

Facebook has announced that it has launched Privacy Basics that has made Facebook privacy policy shorter and easier to understand. However, please note that privacy policy has not changed!

Tata’s investment in eCommerce over last few months has shown they want to aggressively get into Indian ecommerce space. And now with new management reshuffle, it has confirmed that they have huge plans.

Xiaomi has obtained a permanent injunction against Indian InfoSec Consortium and Taiwan based security expert Mr. Chen Huang that restrains them from disclosing any information in regards to Xiaomi user accounts that they may possess. We also have updated the post with statement from Xiaomi officials.

Boston tech startup Spritz has created this wonderful speed reading app called Spritz which can increase your reading speed to over 400 words per minute very easily.

Yahoo India Homepage today shows up a new section called “Shopping” and if you click on it, you will be led to Flipkart’s site, albeit with a purple-blue header which says – Flipkart.com in association with Yahoo India.

When 8 year old Reuben Paul was invited to the podium to speak at Ground Zero Summit in Delhi yesterday, he left all the experts in amazement with his knowledge and understanding

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