Weekly Wrap-up: 300M Internet Users in India, Big Ticket Fundings & More…


Here is a quick wrap-up of some of the buzzing posts we published on trak.in last week. If for any reason you were offline, this is great way to catch up with that before starting off with brand new week.

Trak.in weekly news wrap-up

BreathingRoom is a new startup that offers on-demand work places and meeting rooms on hourly basis. Rather than having a meeting in a Coffee Shop, this becomes a great alternative.

In the recent ranking of Anholt-GfK Nation Brands Index, India has been ranked #31, out of 50 countries surveyed and worst among BRICS nations. Brazil tops the list at 21, China at 23, and Russia at 25.

Here are 5 Exciting Reasons to Work for a Tech Startups in India. If you are on the fence whether to take up a job in big organization or work for a startup, you MUST read this article!

Reliance, which is India’s most powerful public company (as per Forbes ‘Global 2000 List’) has launched their first purely ecommerce portal: RelianceFreshDirect.com

TastyKhana, a Pune based online and mobile food ordering and delivery service startup has been acquired by Rocket Internet backed Global online food delivery marketplace FoodPanda.

After their break-up with Yebhi, IRCTC is now looking for new partners to leverage their huge user base. Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal are obviously the frontrunners in the contest

Taking into account that enterprise usage of Facebook is on the rise, they have decided to launch an entirely new platform: Facebook at Work, exclusive for enterprise usage

Indian telecom industry is one of the fastest growing in the world and over next 5 years it is pegged to create over 40 lakh jobs in India

How cool would it be if you could share still pictures but with voice embedded in them. Now a new app has made it possible for you to embed voice notes to your still pictures which you can share.

Housing.com becomes yet another Indian startup is the latest one to join the ever growing list of companies who have attracted big ticket funding from Softbank

The big ticket funding in Indian tech startups just keep on rolling – Zomato, a popular online restaurant search and discovery service today announced that it has closed a fresh round of funding of USD 60 million

A recent study has revealed that iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales have broken all records, and as per the data available, they have become the bestselling iPhone ever.

WhatsApp, the most popular instant messaging app in the world, has rolled out end-to-end message data encryption for messages shared by users of this hugely popular 600 million strong platform

Micromax announced its decision to launch a new CyanogenMod based smartphone brand Yu, which will be sold online ONLY – a take-off on the popular Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi’s business model

Twitter has decided to embrace Big Data is a major way: Every tweet ever posted on the website is now searchable, and indexed in their database. For digital marketers, this is one huge announcement.

Internet Users in India will cross 300 million mark by December 2014 according to ‘Internet in India 2014’ report jointly published by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and IMRB International.

While SMSes are on a decline, it is equally true that vast majority of Indians still rely on SMSes to communicate with out side world. Here are 4 Case Studies Where SMSes Are Bringing A Social Revolution in Rural India

Popular cab discovery and rental app Uber has now launched ultra cheap cab fare under new service called UberGo. The rates are on-par or even lower than Auto Rickshaw Fares.

Teewe is a great Indian alternative to Chromecast that allows you to stream online as well as offline content from various devices on to your Big screen television.

Walnut is a intelligent personal assistant app on Android that auto-magically tracks Banks, Credit Cards, Bills, and a lot more. It reads your SMSes and gives you idea of all your expenses!

ICICI Bank is all set to introduce a brand new way to make payments: Contact less debit and credit cards. Using Near Field Communication (NFC) mechanism, contact less cards can save upto 90% of the overall time required to make a payment.

Karnataka Government will be launching M-one project , that will have a single mobile app that aims to provide single point access to all 4281 Government services.

September 2014 saw addition of 5.9 million new mobile subscribers taking the total tally to 930.2 million. September is also the straight 12th month which has witnessed positive growth.

Based on complaints registered via Twitter, Bangalore Crime Branch took action against a fake ecommerce portal Bigsop.com, which advertised too-good-to-be-true offers, and then duped ignorant customers.

As a part of Digital India project, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has identified 705 tourist locations across 45 cities in India which will be providing Wi-Fi services.

Reserve Bank of India has issued a fresh circular, warning general public against credit cards and bank accounts issued in it’s own name.

Xiaomi, which has already created waves in the Indian market with some awesomely designed and brilliantly performing phones in the Indian market, looks all set to release its next an much awaited product, the Redmi Note India today.

The much coveted and highly spec’ed OnePlus One will now be available for sale online- exclusively over Amazon in India. The exact date has not been released as yet

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