Weekly Wrap-Up: Airtel Rate Hike, Flipkart To Go App-Only, Microsoft Firing & More…


It’s Monday morning and time for our quick wrap-up of the week gone by. Our Weekly wrap-up gives you all the buzzing stories published on trak.in in the previous week.

Weekly Wrap-up of Tech, Mobile & Startups

The tax filing season has started. Don’t you dare to forget to check Form 26AS prior to filing your Income Tax Return. Form 26AS, a consolidated tax statement, is issued to PAN holders. Also referred to as Annual Statement or Tax Credit Statement, it has every tax related details like TDS deducted, Refund issued, TCS collected, etc.

As part of the Digital India week DoT has announced launch of 4 highly advanced tech products, which will enable Internet accessibility in the remotest part of India. One among them is solar powered WiFi set-up, which promises to be a one of its kind in India.

Google Tata Trusts and Intel have come together to create a initiative called Internet Saathi, that will bring internet to their doorstep to educate the rural women.

Housing.com homepage was defaced last week and a mocking message was displayed on its website in support of sacked CEO Rahul Yadav.

As per new Governance code, big corporates in India have revealed the MD/Chairman’s salaries. According to it, ITC Chairman gets a salary that is 439 times that of company’s median salary, For Mukesh Ambani it is 205 times

Hyderabad has done it again; but this time, it’s more spectacular because despite legal sanctions from Central Govt., the State Government has allowed Uber to invest in Hyderabad.

India’s leading cab services provider Meru Cabs which partnered with Citrus Wallet last year for e-wallet payments, has now tied up with Paytm and MobiKwik digital wallet services for letting its customers pay via any wallet of their choice.

It’s finally, official now. Flipkart is ditching their website and embracing app-only shopping experience for their customers. Flipkart’s Chief Product Office Punit Soni, in a recent meeting with employees, declared that from September onwards, Flipkart will only sell via mobile app and their website would stop functioning.

Indian ecommerce market was pegged $13.6 billion last year, and by the time 2015 ends, it will cross $16 billion mark. Ecommerce transactions grew by 53% last year, and 61% of all transactions happened in the travel niche.

ICICI Bank, India’s leading private bank has announced an all new and upgraded iMobile Banking application that offers over 100 different services to their banking customers on mobile

E-commerce companies are not only setting trends in terms of innovation but are now shelling out big money in acquiring brains that innovate. E-commerce companies are now paying mid-level project managers far more than what they could earn in a senior profile in technology companies.

App based taxi service provider, BookMyCab has been given licence by Delhi Government to operate in the capital city. However, there is no word on licence applications submitted by Ola Cabs or Uber.

According to report, Meru cabs is trying a hand at commercial carpooling service. It is the first Indian taxi service provider to tread on a path that many Indians still think they’re not ready for- Carpooling.

To make your experience better while browsing the news feed, Facebook is experimenting with ‘Floating Videos‘ in its News Feed. Now users can see videos even while they scroll

BSNL was the first telecom company to increase its voice calling tariff, and now Bharti Airtel has joined the voice-tariff hike bandwagon and increased the voice calling rates in its Kolkata telecom circle.

Truecaller, which claims to be world’s largest community of mobile phone users with 150 million+ users globally, has launched a new messenger app called Truemessenger, which aims to replace your native SMS app on Android phones.

Microsoft has said that around 6% of their workforce or 7800 employees would be terminated. Besides, they are writing off $7.8 billion which they spent on acquiring Nokia in 2013.

If ICANN’s Plan To Remove Anonymity For Domain Name Registrations is implemented, all commercial website owners will be required to submit their real name and address under the WHOIS records.

SpeedFetch, a Delhi-based startup aimed at providing free and instant access to internet videos via its app, has tied up with Ozone WiFi for expanding its services.

If you had applied for a position with one of the dream companies and got rejected after multiple rounds of interviews, here are the 5 stages you will got through after you got rejected

MusicAlly, a leading publication for music business, shared that Facebook maybe working on their new online music streaming service, similar on the lines of Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora and other such services.

Wipro Digital’s shares are trading on the green side ever since the company announced acquisition of Denmark based Strategic Design company called Designit.

You may have that correct passion, but smart management is what will make your business stand out from others. Here is the list of 10 must use tools that may make your startup life easy

Here are 5 Myths that exists about Indian Online Insurance Market. The findings are based on ICICI Lombard and Google Research

The Gadget Buzz Wrap-up

The Gadget Buzz 1: OnePlus 2 Pricing, Redmi 2 Price Drop, Fujifilm Instax launched, GoPro Hero4 Session and More

The Gadget Buzz 2: Xiaomi Mi5 /Mi5 Plus Specs leaked, Lenovo K3 Note Gets 500k Registrations, Apple Watch’s Sale Dismal and More!

The Gadget Buzz 3: 47.5k Units of Lenovo K3 Note Sold in 5.2secs, Moto G (2nd Gen) Price Drop, LG G4 Beat and Xolo Era Launched

The Gadget Buzz 4 : iOS 9/OS X EI Captain beta Now available, Android M Developer Preview Update Is Out, Xiaomi Libra Benchmark Test And More

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