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Weekly Wrap-up: Mobile Subscriber Addition, Facebook Instagram Acquisition, Tablet Sales & more…

Here is a quick look at some of the articles published on trak.in last week.

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The telecom growth in India is not the same as it was in past few years. On average it had halved. According to numbers released by TRAI, in Feb, India added 7.44 mln new mobile subscribers taking the total tally to 911 million subscribers.

Delay in getting UIDAI’s Aadhar card has been the major complaint by users who applied for the same. Some have waited for months. To curb this delay, UIDAI has decided to send Aadhar numbers on SMS directly.

For the first time, Maruti Suzuki has designed a car that is made specifically keeping the Indians in mind, but it has been designed in Japan. The car is called Maruti Ertiga and will be launched in next few weeks!

Google has launched yet another unique web offering – Google Art Project. A collation of art pieces across the world. And even Modern Indian Art has made its debut on Google Art Project!

Telecom License cancellation has taken yet another toll – Loop Mobile has shut shop across India, accept Mumbai!

This is a very interesting question – Are Indian businesses insensitive to foreign cultures? What do you think?

Smartphone owners will find this infographic very interesting – Google Play vs iTunes Store vs Blackberry App World.

One of the biggest news to come out last week was, Instagram’s acquisition by Facebook for whooping USD 1 Billion Dollars. Although it looks ridiculously expensive, one has to think of synergies and not only valuation!

It also interesting to note that Facebook also made another acquisition this week – Facebook’s Tagtile acquisition

In a move to curb corruption in India, Government of India has come out with a directive that has made it compulsory for all Government department to make payments directly to payee’s bank account!

According to a recent report from Gartner, Tablet sales are expected to double in 2012 and it is not Android, but iOS, which will dominate the charts.

It’s the day and age of smartphones. Most carry smartphones, but have little knowledge about their smart device. Here is a great article that will put some light on various smartphone processors in market today!

India has ranked 6th as one of the most clean energy & environmentally friendly economies in the world.

Audi has been making great progress in India – It has now beaten Mercedes Benz to become the 2nd largest luxury car manufacturer in India.

If you own an Android phone, you must try these 2 new apps on your mobile – Flipkart’s Flyte & Bubble Motion’s Bubbly.

What form of advertising & marketing do consumers trust the most – Here is a very informative infographic!

And finally all the Indian funding deals that took place in the previous week.


About Arun Prabhudesai

Arun Prabhudesai is founder / chief editor at trak.in. He jumped the Entrepreneurship bandwagon in early 2008 after a long 13 year stint in I.T Industry. You can follow him on twitter @trakin and Facebook. Arun’s Google+ Profile

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