1. Recent Articles

    1. Smartur app helps you click selfie with Isro’s Mangalyaan

      City-based start-up Smartur has developed a mobile application (app) built on augmented reality that allows users of Android phone users and iOS mobile devices to click a selfie with Indian spaceship Mangalyaan that is due to land on Mars next week.

      The Smartur app will provide the mobile users a platform to experience and participate in India’s most important space programme milestone – the historic arrival of Mangalyaan on Mars on September 24, according to a release here today.

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    2. Xbox One to launch in India tonight

      Microsoft is all set to launch its latest gaming console Xbox One in India at midnight tonight. The company has inked a deal with e-commerce giant Amazon India to retail the console exclusively in the country.

      The Xbox One is already up for pre-orders on Amazon India, and will start shipping starting tomorrow. The Xbox One bundle with Kinect is priced at Rs 39,990, whereas the Xbox One with Kinect motion detection system will set you back by Rs 45,990.

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    3. Telecom industry relieved over court ruling on mobile towers

      The latest verdict of the Gujarat High Court that base stations for wireless data and mobile communications pose no threat to health if prescribed norms are followed will have far-reaching impact on erasing people’s fears, say industry experts.

      The 25-page order of a Gujarat High Court bench of Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya and Justice J.B. Pardiwala said authorities concerned must also educate people that they had no reason to fear for their health due to radio frequency emissions from these base stations in their vicinity. The order came in the light of a civil appeal by some residents ...

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    4. ‘Mission Rabies’ app to help sterilization, vaccination of stray dogs

      Imagine an android application that can help in successfully carrying out the sterilization and vaccination process of stray dogs!

      This may soon be a reality using mobile application, “Mission Rabies”, which has so far helped in sterilizing and vaccinating 20,000 street dogs in just over six months in Goa.

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    5. Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 featuring 6-inch display, quad-core processor and Android KitKat is now official

      Samsung has finally unveiled the successor to last year’s Galaxy Mega 6.3 and Galaxy Mega 5.8. Called the Galaxy Mega 2, the smartphone has been listed on the company’s Thailand website, and has gone on sale in a couple of Asian countries.

      As far as specifications are concerned, the Galaxy Mega 2 flaunts a massive 6-inch HD 720p display, and is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core processor paired with 1.5GB of RAM.

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    6. OTT players fuelling data growth in India: Hike messenger

      Over-the-top (OTT) messaging applications might be cannibalizing SMS traffic but they are fuelling data growth which is creating a new revenue source for telecom companies, says Hike messenger founder and CEO Kavin Bharti Mittal.

      “I think we are in this middle phase where OTT messaging might be cannibalizing SMS traffic… but because of services like us, Whatsapp and Facebook, people are buying data packs and the real growth is almost like monstrous,” he told PTI.

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    7. Bombay High Court restrains Apeejay Surendra Group from using Candy Crush Saga images – Spicy IP

      by Devika Agarwal

      King.com, the company which owns intellectual property rights over Candy Crush, was recently embroiled in a copyright infringement suit against the Apeejay Surendra Group, a business conglomerate in India.

      King.com (which was represented by law firm Khaitan & Co.) had filed a copyright infringement suit against Apeejay Surendra Group after King discovered that the latter had used the images of King’s Candy Crush game; the images had been used in online advertisements for a live music gig to be held at Apeejay Group-managed Park Hotel at Vishakhapatnam. It was later learnt that Park Hotel was ...

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    8. AIR adds five Indic languages to its free news alerts via SMS service; More planned

      After launching text updates for news via SMS in English last year, All India Radio has extended the service to include 5 regional languages including Hindi, Marathi, Sanskrit, Dogri, and Nepali, reports AIR. Information and Broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar said that more regional languages added to the service over the coming years. The SMS service was initially launched in September 2013.

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    9. Yahoo Acquires Bangalore Based Startup Bookpad

      Indian Product startups are slowly coming of age – After Facebook acquired Little Eye Labs and Google acquired impermium, Yahoo has made their first Indian acquisition. They have bought Bangalore based startup company Bookpad, makers of Docspad, a HTML 5 document embedding, editing and annotations API provider for web and mobile apps. [Via]

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    10. Weekly Wrap-Up: Android One, Offline Youtube, Amazon Tax Troubles & More…

      It’s Monday morning and time to do a quick wrap-up of posts published on Trak.in last week.

      Indian Taxi fare wars have begun. Ola recently slashed their fares to Rs. 10 per kilometer, while SFO based Uber has introduced there affordable segment in 3 more cities of Pune, Mumbai and Chennai!

      Google in an event last week announced 3 Android One phones – Micromax Canvas A1, Karbonn Sparkle and Spice Dream UNO Mi-498 all priced at Rs. 6399.

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    11. Newshunt raises Rs 100 crore from Sequoia Capital India; On Ver se’s pivot

      Mobile content application NewsHunt (Ver Se Innovations) has announced a fund raising of Rs 100 crores, in a Series B round led by Sequoia Capital India, with existing investors Matrix Partners India and Omidyar Network also participating. We weren’t aware of Omidyar Networks’ previous investment in Newshunt.

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    1. The use of cloud services is often not approved because there is a feeling that cloud service security is insufficient universally.
      By Rajiv Gupta
    2. We found that our employees were using multiple file-sharing services and that many of these services posed a risk to the organization.
      By Brian Lillie
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