Weekly Wrap-up: Facebook Home, Flipkart Marketplace & More..


It’s Monday morning and time for us to do a quick wrap-up of the posts that were published on trak.in last week.

Trak.in weekly news wrap-up

MOOCs or Massively Open Online Courses are gaining huge popularity across the world. While many people register for these online courses, only very few complete the. Here are 6 things that you should avoid to get  success!

According to the latest IRS report, Times of India leads when it comes to circulation of Indian Top dailies, but as far as overall publication goes Top 3 spots are taken by Hindi Publications. Internet is the fastest growth Media channel for news consumption.

Last week started on April 1st, The April Fool’s Day. Here are 6 hilarious pranks played by some of the well know online companies and websites on this day. My favourite is the Iron Man Suit!

Here is our way of contributing to the April Fool’s Day – But, unlike other pranks, the message that this toon actually offers may be quite real.

Snapdeal announced launch of International Magazines on its catalogue last week. When we checked for the first time, magazine listings also included subscription to International dailies, but at ridiculous costs. [We updated the post after they removed more than half of those magazines from catalogue.]

If you are an android phone user and tired of spammy SMSes and calls, here is a solution. DND Manager and India Against Spam are 2 Apps that really can help in solving the issue of Spam Calls and SMSes. Users can easily report the numbers using these Android apps.

H1B Visa was this year allotted by lottery for 2013 quota. From April 1st, US started accepting the applications for Visa for the coming year and in 5 days that quota was fully over.

Here are 5 Business Success Stories on Twitter. These are the companies that have utilized Twitter as a marketing channel to excellent effect.

Here is a complete guide to making most of this IPL season. The article offers complete details on how to watch IPL live on various different platforms including Television, Mobile, Online and Social Media.

Sony has done well in the Indian market over the last decade. It has cemented itself as one of the best consumer electronics brands in the country, but in last couple of years, their share is falling. The question to be asked is, whether Sony can win back Home Entertainment Market in India.

Google has launched Nexus 7 3G and 32GB versions in India, but surprisingly they are not available in India through Google Play store. They are selling it through retail channels!

Have you spent time at a Kirana Store shopping for groceries. If you have watched closely, there are so many things to learn from them. Here are 7 Entrepreneurship lessons I learned from my Kirana Store Owner!

Myntra last week announced acquisition of San-Francisco based fitiquette, a company that has developed a technology which allows online shoppers to virtually try a particular piece of clothing online exactly as they do it in a trial room in a physical store.

Finally the much awaited Facebook Home was announced last week – While some people have really liked the deeply integrated Facebook Android Launcher, some do have a few concerns about it.

Another big news for last week was Flipkart’s launch of Marketplace for third party sellers to sell their products online. This is a win-win proposition of buyers, 3rd party sellers as well as Flipkart.

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