Weekly Wrap-Up: Uber Ban, Xiaomi Ban, Youtube Offline & More…


Here is a quick weekly wrap-up of articles published on trak.in last week. If you were offline for some reason, here is a quick way to catch with what happened in Online tech and mobile space in India.

Trak.in weekly news wrap-up

Mark Zuckerberg and Tim Cook are trading barbs with each other in regards to their core business. Cook has pointed fingers are privacy policy of companies like Facebook and Google, while Mark says bring down prices of their devices!

IBM Researchers in India have come up with an exciting solution which can kill two birds with one arrow: UrJar, which is a “A Lighting Solution using Discarded Laptop Batteries.”

Reliance Jio is offering 3 months of free 4G ultrafast broadband services, JioFiber to housing societies in Mumbai. They will also be announcing their official rates on December 28th 2014.

Cyanogen is going back and forth in regards to OnePlus One OTA updates in India. First they said Indian devices will get the update and now they have made a U turn.

Uber, the popular cab service is in midst of a storm a one of their cab drivers was arrested for rape. This incident goes to show that background checks from Uber are very porous

Year In Review by Yahoo India is considered one of the most awaited lists by news enthusiasts, as it demonstrates the pulse of the nation. As per the Year In Review lists prepared for 2014, there are several new faces, exciting stories and tales of bravery included.

This is great news for Indian online shoppers. RBI is mulling doing away with 2 factor authentication for smaller Ecommerce transactions of upto Rs. 3000 to Rs. 5000!

Year 2014 gave us some really great TV commercials. We have put together that we thing are the Best TV Ads of 2014. Check it out and let us know if we missed any

Google has officially launched much awaited Chromecast in India for a price of Rs. 2999/-. The device is launched in partnership with Airtel and Is exclusively available on Snapdeal.

Before you go for online shopping, ensure that you avoid these 7 things to get great deals and discounts.

Karnantaka 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.

GOSF 2014 gave online shoppers a chance to get great deals and discounts on something big this time – New properties. Over 35 Real Estate companies offered huge discounts on properties.

Paytm has clarified that report appeared in Business Standard is wrong. Uber customers can withdraw money from Paytm wallet without any issues.

Most of the Smartphone users have atleast one weather mobile app installed. But did you know how they worked? If not, read this to know more about how they gather and forecast weather.

What can be a better way to understand India in 2014, than analyzing the top moments of Twitter India? Here is what Indians did on Twitter in 2014. A grand recap!

Xiaomi has been banned from selling and importing phones in India because Ericsson has sued Xiaomi for infringement of Standard Essential Patents (SEP) and Delhi high court has granted an ex parte injunction against Chinese operator Xiaomi for infringement of these patents.

The woes of taxi service app Uber refuses to die down. After Delhi banned Uber services, it’s the turn of Karnataka, Maharashtra, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and Chandigarh to ban it’s services.

To put it very simply Instamojo.com enables you to collect payment by simply creating a link. Anyone can go to their website, create a link for a product, service or event and send it across to prospective buyers or simply embed them on their website and start collecting payments.

Finally, Youtube Offline is here. In an official announcement, Google has said that Indians can now view Youtube videos even when they are offline. The new feature will be available inside Youtube mobile app.

According to a new EY report, 95% Indians Feel Bribes Needed to Get Legitimate Work Done, 87% Willing to Turn Whistle Blowers.

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