Weekly Wrap-up: Flipkart Adoption Policy, Purchase With Google, Foxconn India Plans, Net Neutrality Dot Recos & More…


It’s Monday morning and time to do a quick wrap-up of the posts published on trak.in last week. If you were offline for any reason, the wrap-up will give you all the buzz in tech-mob-startup space!Weekly Wrap-up of Tech, Mobile & Startups

Credit card payment mode is now back at Uber. In a press release sent to us, Uber has announced that they will resume accepting credit card payments from their customers across 18 Indian cities.

India Post for 2014-15 have dramatically increased their parcel revenues by 37%; all because of partnerships with Ecommerce portals such as Amazon, Snapdeal and PayTm.

In a series of Tweets, Zomato founder Deepinder Goyal has expressed his severe displeasure over the treatment meted out to him by his alma mater: IIT Delhi. Without naming anyone, he criticized the campus placement procedure, and accused IIT Delhi of partiality (to some extent).

In Monday edition of The Gadget Buzz, we covered launch confirmation of Xiaomi Mi Box and Mi TV in India, Apple to soon launch new iPods, Moto G 3rd generation images have been leaked and Mi 5 and Mi 5 plus launch dates have been announced.

The low-cost Aakash tablet project rolled out by Government and managed by IIT Bombay was shut down in March 2015 suggests a reply to an RTI query.

Posting a disappointing first quarter dip in profits, TCS seems to have found one of the reasons- Employee Attrition. And, the company plans to reduce it by ensuring that the employees are rotated between the projects faster

Flipkart, $15 billion worth largest Indian ecommerce company has announced India’s first Adoption Assistance Program, which can actually positively disrupt the India job market for ever. Flipkart employees can now get upto Rs. 50,000 as allowance for adopting a child.

Researchers at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have successfully developed a system, through which 30 mobiles with power capacity of 1 watt each or 5 laptops with power capacity 6 Watt can be charged wirelessly and simultaneously

Apple has sent an email to all developers, informing them about their new pricing structures. As a result, developers in India can now price their apps as low as Rs 10. As of now, developers in India can either offer their app for free or charge a minimum of 99 cents of Rs 63.46

In Tuesday edition of The Gadget Buzz, we covered Mi 4i open sale, Nexus 5 benchmark results, Multilingugal Panasonic T33 and arrival of new Moto X Kinzie.

Cops in the country are set to go fully digital with passports. The hard copies of the passport verification report (PVR) will be sent online to the Police Commissioner’s office from November onwards. The earlier procedure, which took around 20 odd days, will now be conducted in less than a week.

Last week, Uber had partnered with Droom, a leading online market place for cars, to provide free ride upto 15 minutes in any super car including Ferrari, Lamborghini or even Hummer. This special ride is only valid for Delhi users, and between 1 PM to 4 PM.

Finance Ministry has issued a clarification regarding service tax and service charge; and now, it makes clear that customers are being duped. Service Charges are Not Service tax and are charged arbitrarily by Restaurants. Money is basically enforced tips..

It seems that Flipkart is in advanced talks with MakeMyTrip to start online ticketing business . Known that the Online Travel Agents (OTA) are currently basking in decent profits and huge volumes, Flipkart wants to dive in and see how much profit it can fetch out of it.

Various Indian Govt. departments held high level meetings last week to sort out the issues which are hampering it’s all-out growth. A definitive policy framework is expected to be announced, along with clarifications pertaining to FDI, VAT and other taxes.

Blackberry has been the center of a lot of rumors in the recent past regarding the company’s plans to adopt the Android OS. Now, these rumours are fueled as they have registered two new domain names related to Android OS as AndroidSecured.com and AndroidSecured.net.

In Wednesday’s edition of the gadget buzz, we have Intex iRist Smartwatch launched for 11,999, Refurbished OnePlus One For Rs.12999 on Overcart, Mi5 will come with Wireless Charging and Nexus 6 Successor Specification revealed

Here is a complete statistics on Mobile subscriber additions in India in Month of May 2015. The detailed report gives you a complete overview of how Indian telecom market is performing.

In a masterstroke, Snapdeal has re-launched Shopo as an app based market place with zero commission; which means that Shopo will not charge any commission on the transactions which are happening there.

The Dot committee panel has strongly recommended that Net Neutrality principles should be upheld, and Internet should be free and fair from any enforced manipulation. They have said, “the core principles of Net Neutrality must be adhered to..”

Times Internet has decided to jump into the lucrative financial tech domain with the launch of Smartspends, a new smart money and expense management app.

In Thursday’s edition of The Gadget Buzz, we covered Xiaomi’s launch of Smart Shoes, Samsung’s launch of J5 and J7 in India, Price details of new iPod Touch and release dates for Moto G (2015)

Google has made it official. ‘Purchases on Google’ will be rolled out in The U.S. in the next few weeks and will let the shoppers buy directly from mobile ads shown in the web search results.

India’s largest telecom operator, Bharti Airtel, has decided to join Make in India initiative by locally manufacturing HD set-top boxes. Currently, they will only be HD boxes and will be expanded later

Akodara, a tiny village with 200 households, which is situated 90 kms from Ahmedabad was adopted by ICICI Bank and leveraged technology to make positive changes in the lives of villagers there. Here is our experience.

A recent survey conducted by Monster revealed that 56 percent of the respondents could not find a job that meets their passion. Only 13 percent of the respondents consider themselves fortunate to follow their passion in their current job

Mainland China’s biggest private sector company Foxconn, has announced that by 2020, they will build 12 new factories and generate employment for 10 lakh workers in India. Also, Huawei has got government sanction to start manufacturing in India

Indian Businesses in the US have invested a whopping $15.3 billion (Rs.97,139 crores) on tangible investment and have created more than 91,000 jobs helping to improve the US economy.

In Friday’s edition of The Gadget Buzz we bring you OnePlus two Dual Sim leak, Moto X (3rd Gen) pictures, Huawei Honor 4A Teaser, New YU sturdy Phone, Galaxy Note 5, S6 Plus, A8 certification done

We have also re-started a new weekly feature called Trak.in AppWire, where we bring you the 5 latest and the best apps for Indians.

PC sales have decreased for the first time in India. During 2014-15, only 10.6 million PCs (desktop + laptop) sold in the country, which is a decrease of 10% compared to last year.

IRCTC has announced several new updates and programs this week. They have said No IDs are needed for Tatkal bookings, they will train Auto & taxi drivers and IRCTC has also requested banks to provide OTPs for bookings

Also, don’t forget to check out our Indian startup funding updates chart as well the latest Trak toons that we update often.

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