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Weekly Wrap-up: IBM Jobs Cuts, Rail Budget, Dhingana Shutdown & More…

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It’s Monday morning and time to do a quick wrap-up of the posts that we published on trak.in last week. Here it isTrak.in weekly news wrap-up

‘Chai pe Charcha’ is the latest campaign by the Bhartiya Janta Party with a target of reaching two crore people. here are 10 Marketing Lessons every marketer should understand From Chai Pe Charcha Campaign!

Pune and California based real time bidding and online advertising PubMatic has announced that it has raised USD 13 million funding led by Nokia Growth Partners.

Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) sector, which is currently valued at $1.31 trillion is all set to create huge opportunities in India; and some financial experts are claiming that this sector will create around 20 lakh jobs in the next 10 years.

Auto Expo 2014 is a bumper hit this year as more than 3.2 lakh people have thronged the Expo Mart campus in Greater Noida to witness World’s second largest Auto Expo, live in action.

HTC have lost their way and had a very disappointing last 2 years. Even their chairperson Cher Wang said that the problem with them was they only concentrated on flagship models and missed out a huge chunk of the mid-tier market.

Flappy Bird, one of the most successful mobile games in the history was taken down by its developer when it was at the peak of its popularity, and was making over $50k a day. What was the reason behind pulling down such a successful game?

TRAI had employed some independent agencies to find out how well Indian telecom operators score when it comes to customer satisfaction. Here is what they found..

Amazon has recently added a new feature to its iOS app which will make the life even more difficult for these retailers. The new feature is ‘Flow’, a kind of augmented reality scanning app, which was earlier available as a stand alone app on the iTunes and Play Store.

Microsoft Ventures in India have announced names of 16 startups who have made it to the final list of their 2014 summer batch. Interestingly most of the startups are not early stage, but ones who already have some traction in the market.

According to latest Gartner report, Indian PC Market Witnessed a Sharp Decline falling nearly 20 Percent in fourth quarter of 2013 compared to same quarter in 2012.

Panasonic is re-entering Indian mobile phone market by launching two feature phone models: EZ240 priced Rs 1790 and EZ180 priced Rs 1350, designed to provide affordable mobile solutions to entry level customers.

Union railway minister Mallikarjun Kharge presented the Indian Rail Budget 2014 last week. Here are Highlights of Railway Budget 2014!

As part of Safer Internet Day, Google India has introduced “Good to Know” campaign in India along with DEF and VOICE Organizations. It will be a nationwide campaign aiming at making people more aware about the security and dangers pertaining to online connections.

Have you ever thought what is the value of an idea that comes to your mind, that you think can become the next multi million dollar business? It is in cents… An idea does not have any standing without proper execution.

Linked announced last week that they have crossed a milestone of 50 million members in Asia Pacific region. In an announcement made on their blog, Linkedin mentioned that they have nearly tripled in a span less than three years.

Just to give you a perspective of comparison between Android and iOS – For every 2 iOS devices shipped there are 9 Android devices that went out. Android has a smartphone market share of 78% as against 17.6% for iOS.

In a move which has been described as slaughtering and bloodbath, IBM India has axed a number of employees from its Systems Technology Group located in Bangalore office. All that they sent was a notice to a union representing IBM workers.

HP has launched a Phablet Tablet combination in form of  Slate 6 & Slate 7 Voicetab at a price of Rs. 22,990 and 16,990 respectively. Can these tablets gain traction in India?

According to a ASSOCHAM report, Love struck Indians would be spending Rs 18,000 crore this Valentine’s Season which started from February 7th and will end today on February 14th.

The much talked about and much awaited 2G spectrum auction completed on the 10th day, and Government stands to take a large bounty. 2G auctions have garnered them Rs. 61162 crores, out of which Delhi and Mumbai alone accounted for 57%!

One of the leading Indian music streaming services, Dhingana has shut down. If you visit Dhingana website you will get Goodbye message.

Brian Tracy in his book “Eat That Frog” suggests a very practical and easy guide to set priorities right by using a method known as “ABCDE” which has helped a lot. We will learn to implement this method in our daily lists, and increase our productivity to new levels.

World’s most popular mobile phone development and discussion forums now have an India specific site called XDA.in, which will cater specifically to Indian phones like Micromax, Karbonn, Lava and others.

LoginRadius, a API based Social login SAAS offering founded by 2 Indians has raised USD 1.3 million funding from a syndicate comprising of Accelerate Fund, Yaletown Venture Partners, Real Ventures, BDC Capital and several Angel investors

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