Weekly Wrap-Up: HDFC PayZapp, Mobile Tariff Hikes, NaMo App, Mi4 Price Cut & More…


It’s Monday morning, and time to do a quick wrap-up of 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 buzz in Indian Tech space!

Weekly Wrap-up of Tech, Mobile & Startups

Gurgaon and Mussoorie are all set to carry the flame of free WiFi expansion in the country. Airtel will be the telecom company giving free Wifi in Gurgaon, and vendor for Mussoorie is yet to be decided.

As per news coming in from India Post, around 5 lakh new RuPay enabled debit cards would be issued in the next 60 days. They have inked a deal with CMS Info Systems to churn out 1.5 crore new RuPay enabled debit cards for their account holders.

After Idea Cellular and Airtel hiked their mobile internet rates, Vodafone and MTS have become yet another telecom operator to announce the rate hike. Vodafone has significantly increased it by nearly 47%

Good news for gamers – Google has announced a dedicated video platform for gamers called Youtube Gaming. And along with it Google also announced Free app of the week feature on Google Play.

India’s leading private Bank, HDFC Bank last week announced launch of PayZapp, an all-in-one mobile payment and money transfer app that promises to make any sort of payments in a single click.

Here is everything you need to know about much talked about Reliance Jio 4G services. The bouquet of Jio services will have some awesome apps, cheap 4G devices and more…

Recently, we got in touch with a new content marketing and branding Startup, based out of Delhi and Germany. An ex-McKinsey nerd, a former Noida resident from Srinagar, Upasna is the rare breed of tech-women diving nose ahead into a Startup starting a self-styled pro-originality war

SEBI has clarified that foreign venture capital firms incorporated outside India can now register as Foreign Portfolio Investor or FPI inorder to initiate investments in India startups. However, this is subjected to certain terms and conditions

The much speculated consolidation in the Indian telecom sector may begin sooner or later as reports are emerging that Anil Ambani led Reliance Communications is in merger talks with Sistema Shyam.

Xiaomi is launching more and more products into the Indian smartphone and accessories market as times passes by – They have now launched Ultra-portable Mi LED light for Rs. 199

After Google launched their standalone photo app Google photos, Facebook also announced their own app called Facebook moments, which allows you to share the photos privately with your friends.

If Gaana.com is one of your favourite music apps, you will be delighted to know that the music library of Gaana will now have over 10 million songs.

Google has launched prepaid vouchers for purchasing digital content on its app store. These vouchers will be available starting today across select outlets of Vijay Sales and Spice Hotspot across India.

Microsoft has partnered with Snapdeal to come up with an exclusive Microsoft branded store on their platform. And, rumours are making rounds that Alibaba and Foxconn are jointly picking up 10% stake in Snapdeal at a valuation of USD 5 billion!

Indian taxi aggregator apps like Ola and Uber are leaving no stone unturned to grab media attention in today’s hyper-active times of short attention span. They are going at lengths to keep their drivers happy.

As it was widely anticipated, the free unlimited night calling from BSNL landline to any phone (wireless/fixed) within India, has infused growth and charm into the loss-making PSU telecom operator- BSNL.

Lately, Hyderabad has been in the limelight as new age entrepreneurs as well as IT czars from all over the country have chosen this city over others when it comes to launching new projects and establishing new campuses.

Central Board of Direct Tax is now ready to launch its new data mining tool working on PAN-based data next year. The tool will be called as Income Tax Business Application and will allow the authorized personnel to access all PAN related data about any taxpayer in India.

Indian telecom subscriber base has touched 1 Billion subscribers out of which 973.4 million are mobile subscribers, whereas 26.4 million are landline users according to TRAI report for month of April 2105.

Stepping up his digital governance initiatives and for improving his interactions with the Indian citizens, the PM Narendra Modi has launched his own official app for Android users in the country.

An anonymous Indian hacking group named AnonOpsIndia has shared sensational evidence, which points to a very dismal and alarming scenario: Reliance Jio chat app is allegedly sending sensitive user data to a Chinese IP.

Xiaomi has announced price cut of Rs. 5000 on Mi 4 16 GB model to Rs 14,999. It will be effective immediately on Flipkart and mi.com and soon available across all other channel partners

While Flipkart had announced express deliveries earlier this year, it seems that finally they are getting ready for service where packages will be delivered in a few hours to customers.

Thejesh, the programmer and InfoActivist, who exposed Airtel spy-code injection in their customer’s browsers and websites has decided to strike back against the Israeli firm which sent him a Cease and Desist Notice for exposing their modus operandi.

The latest troll war is going on between 2 biggest ECommerce sites in India – Flipkart and Snapdeal. The latter has trolled Flipkart on their #AcchaKiya Campaign

Leading professional services company Towers Watson’s Data Services Practice (TWDS), it was revealed that Indian employees received highest salary increase amongst all APAC (Asia Pacific) nations.

Real estate advisory firm CBRE has found that Connaught Place, New Delhi is India’s most expensive and World’s 5th most expensive location for having an office.

In an effort to bolster is GoDigital initiative, India’s second largest private sector bank, HDFC Bank has launched instant 10-second paperless loans for its existing customers.

HTC, the Taiwanese company now has one more thing to worry about – an anti-HTC campaign being run by mobile phone retailers in the capital city of Delhi.

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