Weekly Wrap-up: IBM Layoffs, Pan-India MNP, Mi4 Launch, Flipkart IPO & More…


Here is a quick wrap-up of the posts published on Trak.in last week. If you were offline for any reason, this is a great way to catch up with all the tech-biz buzz of last week.

Trak.in weekly news wrap-up

In an official announcement, TRAI has said that Pan-India MNP will be implemented by May 3rd and they have also launched an Android app for taking customer feedback.

From the reports coming in, it appears that IBM is all set to execute world’s largest layoff event as 26% or roughly 1,12,115 employees from all over the world can be fired in coming days.

Team Indus, a space startup from Bangalore has made history as becoming the first and only Indian team to win $1 million as part of Google Lunar Xprize.

Facebook has now released a extremely lean and light-weight app called Facebook Lite, which is optimized for low-end Android devices and developed specifically for users in emerging markets.

Did you know that at the turn of the millennium, India accounted for 30% of World GDP and was largest economy. We look at how our ancestors could provide the Key to ‘Make in India’ Success

During US President Barack Obama’s India visit, several crucial business and financial deals were approved – Here is a look at top 9 business takeaways from Obama’s India visit.

It’s definitely not a good start for Flipkart this year, as the Kerala State Sales tax department has slapped a fine of Rs 54 crore on them along with Jabong, Myntra & Zovi.

India’s very own instant messenger, Hike, had a unique gift for all its users on the occasion of 66th Republic Day, 2015. Hike Messenger has now enabled free voice calling in the latest update!

To encourage students in top-notch universities to become entrepreneurs, PayPal has extended its Start Tank initiative for aspiring students to bring their tech ideas into reality

While most internet players concentrate on adult consumers, very few brands concentrate on how they can effectively connect with kid consumers on the internet. Here is how you can do it..

After huge success of Xiaomi Mi 3 in India, they have now launched Mi4 the latest flagship in India. Here are all the specifications, pricing and availability details of Mi4.

Apple has smashed Wall Street expectations and predictions of technology observers by posting $18 billion profits during their fiscal 2015 first quarter, ending December 27, 2014. It is the most profitable quarter any company ever had, globally.

The Delhi Transport department seems to have deferred approval of Licenses applied by Uber, Ola and TaxiForSure citing gaps in the applications filled by these cab hiring apps.

Zomato’s acquisition spree is not over yet – They have today announced acquisition of Turkey’s leading restaurant discovery and review service, Mekanist for undisclosed sum.

Wickr, an encrypted messaging app for privacy lovers, announced a new tool called Wickr Timed Feed (WTF, in short) which allows users to share pictures in an Instagram like feed inside their messaging app.

According to reports, Flipkart founders Sachin and Binny Bansal are meeting many investment bankers from the US to help them raise atleast $5 billion through an IPO on Wall Street.

Attention Flipkart, Snapdeal and Amazon. India Post plans to launch an ecommerce portal, and here are 3 reasons why it has potential to become India’s largest online marketplace

Here we present 9 hard-hitting cartoons by R.K. Laxman, who will be always remembered as fearless, honest and witty cartoonist, who touched lives of millions of Indians.

OnePlus has announced launch of their new Android Lollipop based mobile Operating system – OxygenOS . Here is everything you wanted to know about the new Oneplus OS!

Infibeam has launched ShipDroid, a logistics aggregation SAAS platform that will help merchants to deliver their packages across 20,000 pincodes and over 600 cities in India.

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