Weekly Summary : Central government Launches MoS for Entrepreneurship as the State of Kerala Bans E-commerce

In the news, government continues to function as it always has. The central government launched a ministry for entrepreneurship for the first time.
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In the news, government continues to function as it always has. The central government launched a ministry for entrepreneurship for the first time. The state of Kerala, meanwhile has a mind of its own, as it blocks e-commerce in the name of taxes. 

 If the Honorable Minister for entrepreneurship, Sarbananda Sonowal, is reading :

Dear Sir,

The country would do well with a uniform tax law.

With humble regards

Team NextBigWhat

In other news, we have had Indian startup Octro of the Teen Patti fame and IIT Bombay incubated Covacsis securing funding. We have also published an insightful take on company incorporation in India with a legal perspective. Here is a list of reads you shouldn’t miss:

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Of Startup Failure And A BraveTalk By First Time Entrepreneur

Funding

 Former Infy Exec’s Tech Startup Fund Exfinity Closes Rs 100 cr Round

Aakash Maker DataWind Files For $27.4 mn IPO in Canada

Funding Roundup: FortunePay, Nykaa, AdSparx & Bombay Shirt Company Secure Funding

Indian Startups

Manufacturing Focused Tech Startup Covacsis Targets Rs 100 cr in 3 Years

LogiNext Wants to Make Real Time Tracking Easy & Foolproof For Logistics

Mobile Payments Startup iKaaz Launches in Kenya 

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And Now You Can Sell Physical Goods on Instamojo. But Why?

 Technology

Karnataka Govt Readies Rs 4 cr Free Laptop Scheme for Visually Impaired Students

This Twitter Handle Is Why Twitter Is Cool [Future of Online Media?]

A Quick Early Take on Apple’s Swift: Why a Language, Of All Things?

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India Online

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How UC Browser is Tapping the Indian E- Commerce Boom With UC Shopper & Price Comparison

Amazon India Launches Fashion Store; The NextBig Battle is ON

Misc

This Changes It All: Everything Developers Must Know About Apple’s WWDC

Why you shouldn’t buy Nokia X+ and XL (also Nokia X) handsets

Yahoo Gets Tough on Sign-ins; No More Facebook and Google Login for Flickr

Demystified: One Person Company For Entrepreneurs

WWDC: The Once-in-a-lifetime Event [An Indian Entrepreneur’s Perspective]

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Electronics Payment Picks Up in India, POS Sales to Grow 17.2% CAGR by 2015

Vodafone Admits It’s Been Wiretapped in India (among other nations)

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India goes the smartphone way – IDC report


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