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Weekly Wrap-Up: VAS Activations, Snapdeal Funding, Diwali Shopping, Androidland & More…

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

Trak.in weekly news wrap-up

According to a recent survey done by ASSOCHAM and Economic Research Bureau , India will be creating 1.36 Lakh new jobs in this quarter. Pune tops the list of Job creation, while Ahmadabad registers 31% growth!

According to latest numbers released by TRAI, Mobile Value added services activations have fallen by over 60 percent, thanks to VAS activation/de-activation procedures mandated by TRAI in July 2013.

Airtel and Reliance have announced that they will be launching iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C in India. Interested customers can pre-register these phones from their retail outlets.

Google and Spice have joined hands and have come up with their first offline Android store in India called Androidland. We took a tour of the store and here is our review of the same!

Did you know that Innoz is World’s Largest Offline Search Engine? It has Answered 1.3 Billion Searches Till Now and has found its name inside Lima Book of World Records for being the largest offline search engine.

Google has updated its India Nexus 7 page and are now showing it as “coming soon”, a sure-shot indication that the new version of Nexus 7 will soon be arriving in India.

Vodafone India has launched an annual developer contest – Vodafone AppStar – that will enable a Indian mobile app developers to showcase their talent to a larger global audience.

Pune based security solutions company Druva has raised USD 25 million third round funding led by Tenaya Capital and participation by existing ones.

Tata Sky is soon launching a new mobile application that allows watching live television programs on mobile phones as the company looks to monetize the rapidly changing trends of Indian consumers.

After Flipkart’s bumper USD 360 mln funding, Snapdeal is on it’s way to raise a fresh round of USD 200 million, that may take Snapdeal’s valuation to nearly USD 750 million!

Diwali is upon us, and shopping goes synonymous with Diwali. Here are some of the basic points you need to keep in mind, before you bring that credit card out for making purchases online!

Here are 5 commandments for an entrepreneur who is restless and wants to succeed. Follow them, and your journey may be a bit smoother!

Explainer videos are a great way to introduce your business to your potential customers when they visit your website. Here are 6 reasons, why every online business should have one!

India’s broadband adoption is dismal and lowest in APAC region. Even countries like Philippines and Vietnam fare much better than India.

A whopping 83% of of Indians that participated in the survey admitted that they will shop Online this Diwali and nearly 92% of those will spend under Rs. 25k in shopping!

LG has released ads for its latest flagship phone LG G2, which takes jibe at it’s competitors based on which phone the advertisement is seen.

Micromax has now gone truly global – They have roped in Hollywood Superstar Hugh Jackman as Brand Ambassador for their Canvas brand of phones.

Kobo has announced launch of eBook readers in India and in process have taken on mighty Amazon’s Kindle reader. The Kobo reader features are comparable to Amazon, but lack 3G connectivity.

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