Weekly Wrap-up: Aadhaar Card Mandatory, Jio Inter-Connection Issues, WhatsApp Speak & More…
It is yet another Monday, and before we move forward, it is time to do a quick wrap-up of the 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 tech buzz from last week.
India’s third largest online marketplace, Snapdeal, has launched the new logo as it overhauls its business model. It is said that this effort has been led by Rohit Bansal, Co-Founder – Snapdeal, and McCann Erickson, a global advertising company. The company has also invested $200 crore into its marketing efforts for the next two months.
The Government is planning to do something about the large number of accidents everyday in India by making over speeding alert systems and airbags mandatory in all cars mandatory. These alarms will be automatically triggered when the cars attains a specific speed.
Linking of Aadhaar cards with train tickets would be mandatory effective December, 2016, which means that passengers who don’t have Aadhaar Card, won’t be able to issue train tickets.
When it comes to receiving remittances from abroad, then India’s #1 position is still unchallenged, globally. As per a recent report commissioned by Western Union, total of $69 billion was received by India from immigrants settled abroad,
Linkedin has launched three news products, two of which cater to specific audiences. The first one, LinkedIn Lite is the stripped down mobile version of LinkedIn’s desktop site, and as it goes by the name, the mobile version will be extremely light on use. The other products are specifically for Job Seekers & Startups!
As per latest data, Jio is falling short on that plan; in fact, they are lagging behind by 50%, in terms of new customer acquisition, and this may delay Jio’s planning of breaking even their investments.
It seems Amazon is clearly ahead of Flipkart in terms of revenues, thereby setting stage for an explosive festive season. But, online vendors are still not excited? Here is why…
The new WhatsApp ‘speak’ feature will be like having an assistant like Siri read out messages for you. Currently being tested on iOS devices, the feature called ‘Speak’ will allow your phone to access the content on WhatsApp and read out your chats for you.
I have been using the Gionee S6s for more than 3 weeks to share its detailed review with you guys. The review focuses on sharing the performance and feel of the S6s that you would get if you were to buy it.
Samsung took an ethical call to recall all Note 7s, which sold over 2.5 million worldwide! However, this recall has cost company a lot – $26 billion to be precise. Because that’s the amount by which their valuation has crashed.
That much awaited change is set to take form on September 19th when Twitter will officially be done with it’s 140 character limit. Though the social networking site hasn’t officially confirmed the new revised character limit, speculations are abuzz.
Due to the lack of PoIs offered by Airtel, Idea, and Vodafone to Jio network, Jio users not only faced “all lines to this route are busy” message while making calls to these networks, but also couldn’t receive OTP SMS on their existing number (Airtel, or Idea, or Vodafone) that was required to get a Jio SIM.
The movement to fully legalize Aadhaar usage has now reached its crescendo, as Govt. notified all but one provision of the Aadhaar Bill (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services). In layman terms, this means that Aadhaar Card has now legal backing, and the Govt. of India can (and will) impose its usage forcefully, across every Govt. scheme.
Major collaboration is currently underway between Facebook and various payment processing companies such as Stripe, PayPal, Braintree, Visa, MasterCard and American Express for seamless payment process via bots.
As per reports coming in, Govt. may soon make it mandatory for all smartphone makers to include Aadhaar card based authentication system. Considering the fact that Aadhaar has already received a legal backing, Govt. can actually enforce its usage.
Transportation Minister, Nitin Gadkari informed the media that he has been in talks with Elon Musk to set a trial run for the Hyperloop. Tesla founder and futuristic entrepreneur, Musk has also agreed to trial run the Hyperloop between Mumbai and Pune.
National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has finally partnered with Paytm for selling e-Toll tags. This is a big move in terms of expanding RFID based e-toll tags for faster movement of vehicles on highways.
We analyse 4 reasons, why RCom and Aircel decided to shed their egos and merge with one another to create 3rd largest Indian telecom firm. And we will understand the role of Jio in this whole deal.
Taking a hard stand, which may not give positive vibes, WhatsApp has said that no one has forced anyone to use their services, and they are free to opt out if their privacy policies are not acceptable.
As per the Bank of America-Merrill Lynch report, Amazon India’s GMV will hit $81 billion by 2025, with $2.2 billion of operating profit. This will make India as 2nd biggest market for Amazon after USA. The report also predicts that Flipkart will remain as the Number One ECommerce player in India.
The power of networking can come even more handy for a startup founder, since he/she needs to deal with all possible stakeholders in the ecosystem – customers, investors, mentors, vendors etc. – to bring his/her vision alive. Not only does it get you noticed in the crowd, if harnessed effectively, it can fast track your road to success.
Reliance Jio has expressed its disappointment over Vodafone India’s decision to not release the required number of PoIs to Jio. The company agrees that while Vodafone India has release more PoIs for its network, the number is simply not enough and is degrading Jio’s Quality of Service (QoS).
91 year old Raymond, the iconic branded fabric and fashion retailer has embraced automation in a massive way, sending shock-waves across the legendary textile industry in India when their CEO said that they have decided to replace 10,000 employees with robots.
It was just a few weeks back, when Amazon India launched the Used Books Store and now the country’s most popular e-commerce player is ready with yet another bang. Amazon.in has now launched a used and refurbished mobile phone store.