Weekly Wrap-up:Yu YuPix, Zomato Whitelabel, QuikrHomes, Snapdeal 60min Refund, AmazonBasics & 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 last week for any reason, this is a great way to catch up with all the tech-buzz.Weekly Wrap-up of Tech, Mobile & Startups

All Delhi based online retailers are henceforth mandated to pay Value Added Tax (VAT) to the Delhi Government; failure of which can result a fine of Rs 50,000.

Yu Televentures has launched a Unique pocket-size portable photo printer called Yu YuPix, that will enable you to print physical photos on paper in 60 seconds from the time you have clicked them on your Smartphone.

This is a big leap for Digital India – Andhra Pradesh has beaten states like Gujarat, Karnataka and Telangana when it comes to executing state-wide e-Governance framework.

Indian Patent Office (IPO) has issued new guidelines, which makes software and business methods patentable in India, and this is not good news. This is a dangerous move, as it can unleash a new rush to patent popular computer software and tools, and killing innovation forever.

Zomato, Worlds leading restaurant review and rating platform has launched a new platform called ‘Zomato Whitelabel’ that empowers Restaurants and food establishments to create a digital presence by way of creating full-service native apps.

After having unveiled the new logo, Google has now introduced many new features to its Google Docs office suite including Voice Typing that supports 40 languages and Google Research

More Make in India Updates: Sony Will Now Make Xperia Phones In India, Dell Looking For Investing in Smart Cities and Aricent Will Invest $500 Million In The Next 3 Years.

Indian Corporates are a huge disappointment on two fronts – One is that huge gender discrimination still exists and salary disparity remains very high even in today’s age!

HDFC bank has got all the rights to brag about itself now. It is newly crowned winner of this year’s Best Asian bank award, making it a standout among the 15 winners of 2015 Finance Asia’s country awards program.

Indian publishing market is abuzz with rumors that Flipkart is exiting ebooks business. At a time when Indians are finally warming up to the notion of reading books via digital ink, this is certainly negative news for the industry as a whole.

Quikr is now focusing on automobiles, jobs, services, customer-to-customer sales and now with QuikrHomes, they are firmly into Real Estate as well.. This new addition will help the company generate more revenues, or even probably multiply the existing.

Germany based Siemens AG, which is the largest engineering company in Europe having net worth of €104.879 billion, has announced that they will invest €1 billion in India, which is almost Rs 7400 crore based on current exchange rates.

Googled By God ..In Search Of Money” is an interesting maze of a story, set across a canvas of 30 odd years, taking the reader into a whirlpool of financial world, thereby introducing a whole new segment of fiction.

Ola has confirmed that they will soon be launching bus shuttle service in cities of of Bangalore and Gurgaon. The service is expected to go live from 21st September.

Amazon India today announced that it has added seven new Fulfillment Centres (FCs) across India to meet the growing needs of its fast-growing seller base. The new New Fulfillment Centres have been opened in Ahmedabad, Delhi, Kolkata, Nagpur, Gurgaon, Pune and Mumbai.

Now large and small advertisers will be able to run campaigns on Instagram starting this month, and ads are now available in more than 30 new countries, including India, South Korea and Mexico.

In a move that can turn out to be a big boon to manufacturing Industry, the Union Cabinet is likely to take a decision on allowing foreign and domestic companies with manufacturing units in India to sell their products through online portals directly to consumers.

Indian Railways and Google has joined forces to create India’s largest network of free WiFi across 400 railway stations, pan India. As per the details obtained, first 30 minutes of this service would enable high speed Internet, after which the speed will drop, but the connection remains active.

Rahul Yadav is attempting to ‘make this world a better place’, by launching a data analytics and visualization startup. He has already received support from Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal and Micromax co-founder Rahul Sharma;

Maharashtra branch of The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cracked down on steroid based fairness creams which are openly sold in Mumbai and nearby areas.

Amazon is in expansion mode now, as it has launched AmazonBasics in India and Amazon Kindle Scout Publishing platform in India and 10 other global locations.

Gionee has officially announced their foray into the red hot ‘Make in India’ vision. Gionee now joins other Chinese phone makers : Lenovo, Oppo, Xiaomi, Phicomm and Huawei to kickstart domestic manufacturing of their handsets.

E-visa facility initiated by the Modi Govt. last year is continuing to break all existing tourism records. In the month of August this year, 724% more International tourists entered the country, compared to last year in the same period.

Now, the leaders of the Chinese mobile markets like Baidu, Cheetah Mobile, and Apus Group too have announced plans to seek Indian partnerships and hire Indian developers, besides making some major investment plans

Snapdeal has now launched Indian ecommerce’s fastest refund policy till date – customers will now get their money back in flat 60 minutes (once the returned item is received by Snapdeal). Earlier, it used to take 7-10 days to refund the money

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