Weekly Wrap-Up: RCOM Internet.org, Digital Locker, RBI Funding Startups & More…


It’s Monday morning and time to do a quick wrap-up of the posts we published on Trak.in last week. Hope you had a great weekend watching India’s thumping win over Pakistan in World Cup opener for India.

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Trak.in weekly news wrap-up

Before we start our wrap-up, do check out two new features that we have launched. Trak.in Toons is back and you check out all the previously published toons here. It is funny take on all things internet. From the start of this year, we have created a Indian Startup Funding list that is continuously updated and brings you latest startup funding deals that have happened in India.

Micromax has just launched their cheapest phones: Joy X1800 and Joy X1850 which are priced at Rs 699 and Rs 749 respectively. These are basic feature phones, which have been packed in a pouch, instead of a box, a first for any phone!

Xiaomi has taken a unique business and marketing approach, which is enabling them to soar newer heights of success and growth. It seems that their sole focus right now for Indian market is : Think Global but Act Local.

Did you know that customer satisfaction is directly proportional to the employee satisfaction within your company. In fact, it has been observed that employees who work in service-based industries are directly responsible for influencing customer satisfaction rate.

Did you know that your much beloved Smart TV could be relaying sensitive and private data to 3rd party. Yes, that’s what happens if Samsung’s own privacy policy is to be believed.

December 2014 saw addition of 6.92 million new mobile subscriber additions. India now has a total of 843.97 million subscribers, and in 2014, a total of 57.67 million new subscribers were added

With Ratan Tata himself now becoming active in startup funding space, many others are taking inspiration from it. Lets take a look at some of the active VC funding firms and angel investors that are driving startup success in India.

Ecommerce will be nearly equal and match the modern brick and mortar retail in next 5 years according to a extensive report released by Knight Frank Research

Last week, Reliance Communication launched Internet.org initiative with Facebook that will provide free internet access to masses. However, you will have to be Reliance subscribers.

What if Internet and Social Media could have a deeper penetration into the country offering multilingual communication to semi-urban and rural areas? It would mean that one billion people have access to a common platform and an opportunity to bring together India’s diversities!

In an effort to bring back all the Indian entrepreneurs from overseas and curb startups from move from Indian shores , RBI plans to set aside Rs. 2000 crore for funding Indian startups.

Delhi Elections were won by AAP and history was created. AAP slayed giant BJP. Here we analyze and bring you 6 primary reasons how AAP could attain sensational victory

BookMyShow, a Big Tree Entertainment, company is acquiring a majority stake in event Social Media aggregator company Eventifier for over $2 million or roughly Rs. 12 crore in all cash deal

The Twitter transparency report of 2014 (July 31 to December 31) shows that government requests have gone up by a whopping 40 percent. Total number of such requests increased to 2,871, up from 2,058 during the first six months of 2014.

Twitter has launched a dedicated Timeline #CWC15 for Cricket World Cup 2015, which users around the world can follow to get latest scores, commentary, photos and videos of this popular event

Uber App users can now look forward to 3 new features. They have launched in-app safety features like “Send Status” and SOS. Also, users can now book Uber cabs directly through Google Maps.

Jeff Bezos backed Remitly has started offering remittance services from USA to India, and has ignited the $11 billion market with aggressive pricing and forex rates.

Xiaomi has made slew of announcements for Indian customers in regards to availability of Redmi 4G, Mi Band and Mi TV in India. Along with it, they have also announced OS updates for Note 3G and Redmi 1S.

The department of electronics and information technology has now rolled out a beta version of the ‘digital locker’ which is being labeled as one of the most ambitious aspects of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India programme.

Recently, a Samsung Smart TV user was watching streamlined online media when suddenly a pop-up advertisement from Pepsi covered his screen for few seconds. After every 20-25 minutes, one such ad appeared, which left him bewildered and confused.

Keen to tap the huge opportunity in Home WiFi segment MTS has announced its entry into this segment with MTS MBlaze ultra Home WiFi Homespot solution.

A recent Infographic published by TrustedCompany.com reveals what most of us Indians spend our money on. The Infographic discloses what the billion plus Indians are spending their disposable income on.

With number of Smartphones growing at hectic pace, Apps are taking center stage, but did you know that more than 8 out of 10 apps are vulnerable and are prone to hack attacks?

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is now just a day away. If you are unable to watch your favourite team play on television, check out these resources where you can watch matches online or smartphones for free.

Two scintillating, and hard hitting psychological studies have been conducted on the human psychology behind Facebook usage, and the results are surprising. Your Facebook Likes Can Reveal Your Emotional Instability & Desire For Alcohol.

Google’s project Loon, the powered-by-balloons internet may be available to Indians by 2016. Google is said to be in talks with Indian Government to bring Project Loon and their Kite-powered wind energy into the country next year.

Two incidences occurred last week, involving world’s most widely used social networking site Facebook and messaging app Whatsapp, which tells us how vulnerable their security structures are and how easily our privacy can be attacked.

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