Weekly Wrap-Up: Moto E 2 Launch, Zomato AMA, Housing.com Fiasco & More…


It’s Monday morning and time to do a quick wrap-up of the posts we published on trak.in last week. If you were offline for any reason, here a good way to catch up with everything that happened in Tech-web-mob space in India.

Weekly Wrap-up of Tech, Mobile & Startups

In a historical decision, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu has approved FDI project worth Rs 2400 crore for manufacturing world class diesel and electric locomotive factories in Bihar.

This paper seeks to provide a bird eye’s view of the taxation structure in India. The topics broadly covered here are Direct Taxes (Income Taxes) and Indirect taxes (At Central Government level and State Government level). The other level of classification can be based on who levies the taxes.

Qualcomm, the leading semiconductor and chipset manufacturing company has tied up with Cyanogen, one of the most popular custom OS & ROM maker of Android phones.

Here are the 5 brand trademark violation cases which Apple has fought or currently fighting across the world. These cases include one from iVoice Ventures, a company from Tamil Nadu, India.

A new startup is on the block – Numbertank. Using their service, one can make free calls from web to traditional phone numbers including mobile phones quite easily.

As per the recent wealth report created by London based real estate consultants Knight Frank, India’s high net worth individuals (UHNWI) are heavily investing in real estate in other countries; and their numbers have grown 166% in the last 10 years.

I remember the days before I started Trak.in – GigaOm was one of my favourite blogs, and also one of the inspirations as to why I started trak.in. So, to see GigaOm shutting down due to financial troubles is really sad to hear.

Myntra.com, India’s top online fashion retail and marketplace has announced that they will soon ditch their website all together and focus only on their mobile app, as 90% of their traffic is mobile and 80% of their sale results from their mobile apps.

When an Indian biochemistry student applied for internship at the historic 609 years old Leipzig University in Germany, he was appalled and shocked to know that he was denied admission because of rape incidents happening in India.

The biz world as per its researches believes that women make better leaders and run better performing businesses than menfolk. Here are the 5 reasons why females make better-easier-merrier bosses!

In a reply to a question posted by Dr. Bhalchandra Mungekar who is a Rajya Sabha member, Ministry of Corporate Affairs has revealed the top 10 Indian companies based on their assets.

There is a strong rumor going around the Indian startup scene right now: Acquisition of Indian Mobile advertising startup InMobi by Google.

Amazon India is losing approx. Rs 1 crore every day but it hasn’t deterred them from their focus. As per a recent filing with Registrar of Companies (RoC), it has been revealed that Amazon India is raising the money through a rights issue to its parent.

Ola Cabs, fresh out of acquisition of one of their biggest competitor, TaxiForSure, have today announced launch of cashless rides on their platform. And, it is not only for the cabs on their network, but has been extended to Auto rickshaws and Kaali-Peeli taxis as well!

Delhi Police has decided to embrace technology in a big way. As per a recent notification, all Delhi Police vehicles would now be equipped with a Audio/Video device which can capture traffic violations.

A two year long research and spying by a US-based IT firm FireEye has affirmed that a Pakistan-based cyber security firm has stolen crucial information from India, that of its government and defence establishments

There is a sad truth behind this shining example of wealth creation as well: Indian millionaires are leaving the country at an alarming rate.

This week Indians will get their hands on three probably the best Value For Money Smartphones available in India market – The Moto E 2nd Generation, Xiaomi Redmi 2 and Huawei Honor 6 plus.

When Deepinder Goyal, founder of Zomato, announced that he is going to do an AMA session on Reddit, there was intense excitement and speculation. The replies given by Deepinder to questions posted by Redditors were ridiculous, pretentious and completely weird.

As per a reports, it appears that Rahul Yadav may be ousted as CEO of housing.com after the public spat with Sequoia Capital and asked to work only as head of their products department.

As on March 9th, Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled a new line of MacBook, along with the highly anticipated Apple Watch. Here we bring you 4 things that Apple got wrong with the New MacBook

Hailed as India’s biggest and fiercest Telecom battle, auction for telecom spectrum for both 2G and 3G airwaves have started as on March 4th, 2015. Government has already received commitment of Rs 1 Lakh crore on Day 8 from the qualified telecom companies who are part of this auction.

Congress and BJP both joined forces to pass one of the most historic economic reforms bill in the Insurance sector, which will now allow foreign direct investors to infuse upto 49% in the Indian insurance companies.

State Bank of India, India’s largest bank has decided to e-auction seized properties worth Rs 1200 crore across 26 Indian cities. More than 350 properties which includes warehouses, office premises, residential complexes and small shops would be offered to potential buyers.

A BJP MP has now absurdly demanded that Gmail and Yahoo Mail be now declared ‘untrustworthy’ for all Indian citizens.

Ratan Tata has invested an undisclosed amount in Paytm, India’s largest mobile ecommerce company. This makes Ratan Tata’s 5th venture into ecommerce space.

January 2015 was yet another positive month for mobile subscriber growth in India – It registered highest additions in last 12 months at 8.37 million taking the total mobile subscriber base to 952.34 million.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has informed the legislature assembly that the Maharashtra Govt. has signed a pact with Ikea regarding opening their exclusive outlets in the state. As per the statement issued, Ikea will open 2-3 outlets, with an investment of Rs 600 crore in the state.

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