Weekly Wrap-up: iPhone 5 launch, Multi-brand Retail FDI, Trak.in Toons & more…


Lets take a look at some of the buzzing posts that were published on trak.in last week.


If you have noticed, Google Search autocomplete sometimes throws some interesting phrases. While some are funny, but some may really be damaging to few. Do you think this may be a frontline in the censorship debate?

For the 1st time in history, Indian Telecom Sector saw their mobile subscriber numbers fall, that too by over 20 million subscribers. Though, this was largely because of Reliance’s deactivation of inactive numbers.

If you are an Android mobile user, check out these 4 apps that will keep your phone data safe and secure!

Here are some tips as to how you can successfully ride out the falling economy.

Smartphones have become some sort of giant killer – Many gadgets and services have become redundant due to increasing usage of smartphones. Did you know, that your roadside humble Cyber Café’s is also a victim of Smartphones!

Done be surprised, if your next door kirana store starts accepting payment for your monthly milk or grocery bill on mobile. Government has now authorized micropayments via IMPS for small merchants!

Dominos India website becomes yet another victim of hackers – The site was hacked and over 37 thousand accounts in Dominos database were compromised.

India’s IT spending is pegged at 14% in 2012, over two and half times that of global average.

Here are 5 great alternatives to using Microsoft Office, most of which are free and open source – There are reasons why you should look seriously at Microsoft Office alternatives.

Airtel has launched Smartdrive – A voice and turn by turn navigation application which includes live traffic updates based on subscription model.

Times Internet becomes yet another company to announce its foray into video streaming service of premium content in form of boxtv.com

We announced winners of 3rd week as well as questions for the last and final week of Trak.in HP Make IT Matter contest. If you have not already participate, this is the final chance to do it – you may just get lucky and win an awesome HP Laptop!

Indications are clear that Flipkart is planning to launch its Marketplace as well its own payment gateway. They have already gone ahead and registered company names and domain names in that name!

Probably the biggest news at global level last week was the launch of iPhone 5. It probably fell short of consumer expectations as many features that were expected were not present in the latest gen iPhone 5!

Although, many new smartphones have much better technical specifications and screen size, does iPhone really need to compete with them? at least not yet – That’s what we feel!

Here is a great example as to how to write a great apology letter and at the same time convert disaster into opportunity!

Here is an interesting question to all the readers – Is hiring young recruits better than retaining older employees?

Indian Government finally gave a nod to much needed multi-brand retail FDI. They also opened up FDI in Aviation, broadcasting and Power sector. These are probably the biggest reforms in past couple of decades!

Also check out the Top 10 Indian Business and Top 10 Indian Technology news of last week.

Last week, we also announced the re-launch of Trak.in Toons – A hilarious, funny or sarcastic take on some of the hot and buzzing stories in India. Do let us know your feedback on same!

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