IIT Kharagpur Student Startup BetaGlide Wins $1 Mn Rice Business Plan Competition Prize

Cloud based app testing platform BetaGlide has won $1 Mn prize via the Rice Business Plan competition (RBPC).

Facebook Take Downs Highest in India [Reason: Religion & Criticism of State]

Facebook revealed that between July- December 2013, the Indian government or law enforcement agencies made a total of 3598 requests asking for details of 4711 user accounts on the social networking site.

Ingredients Needed for a Gourmet Meal: The Internet & Startup Cookfresh

Delhi based Cookfresh, will help make gourmet dishes at home without the hassle of choosing and cutting ingredients. All you have to do is pick a recipe.

10 Great Accounts Indian App Developers Must Follow on Twitter

In this post, we’ve curated a few people who are keen on apps or have a bearing on the industry. We plan to grow this list as we go forward.

Weekly Summary

Here’s a quick recap of all the great stuff we published this week.

This Engineering Student Plans to Save You 40% Fuel

Delhi based Nikhil Khurana and his Folks Motor Company are attempting to do what auto giants have been trying very hard– save fuel for the automobile owner by going hybrid.

78% Digital Marketers Focus Spending on Social Media [Report]

The study found that over 78% of digital marketers are now focusing their budgets on social media.

Still Don't Believe There Are Global Indian Startups? Somebody Else Does.

And Indians (VCs/startup babas) are still wondering where are the global Indian startups? Zendesk has acknowledged, but not the local ecosystem.

Why I Stopped Using Zomato (And That Shouldn't Matter To Them)

That is, the new design is a prelude to next set of actions, which surely involves a possible acquisition deal (isn’t Yelp already in touch with Zomato?). And Zomato needs to start preparing for the A-day (A = acquisition) today!

Tech & Tech Enabled Companies Raised $437 mn Funding in Jan-Mar 2014

VC Funding in India: Technology and tech enabled companies raised over Rs 2626 cr ($437 mn) in the first 3 months of 2014.