Weekly Wrap-up: Mobile Subscriber Stats, PC Shipments Fall, Flyte Closure & More…


Its that time of the week again, when we do a quick wrap-up of some of our buzzing posts published  last week. So here is it is…

Trak.in weekly news wrap-up

Here is the last installment of our 3 part series on 12 Big Ideas that could lead to next Billion Dollar Companies. This part talks about 5 Ideas that have big potential!

While we were slightly late on this one, we did a toon on one of the most talked about subjects of last week.. The IPL Spot fixing.CSK was first thrashed by Mumbai Police and then by Mumbai Indians.

UniCommerce, the makers SAAS based E-Commerce/retail order management and fulfillment platform today announced its funding from Nexus Venture Partners.

3G has seen nearly 200 percent growth over past year as compared to 2G’s 66 percent. Even 3G data consumption is nearly 4 times that of 2G. It points to a single fact that 3G is currently driving growth in India!

Intuit and NIESBUD have collaborated together to create a financial literacy programme for startups and SMEs in India. And this programme seems to be quite promising!.

Sony Xperia has created a fiasco with their previous Android Flagship phone – Sony Xperia S – First they went around saying they will have the update, but retracted the statement later. Will this cause a PR headache?

Tandem Accelerator, Silicon Valley based mobile industry focused Accelerator has decided to go international with India being the first country targeted for expansion. Mobile Startups apply fast!

According to the latest IDC report, Portable PCs like Tablets and smartphones are now becoming the preferred computing device, while traditional Desktop Computers are going out of fashion!

IRCTC is planning to upgrade its server infrastructure so that it could support over 7200 ticket bookings per minute, nearly 3.5 times more than 2000 bookings that it supports currently!

Google Play for Education announcement at Google I/O 2013 may not have been talked about much, but it has power to transform the k-12 education space across the globe!

Growth of Indian IT services companies has considerably slowed down as compared to previous years, however, they are still growing faster than their global counterparts.

India has finally snapped 8 month loosing streak of new mobile subscribers. According to latest TRAI report, India added 6.14 million new subscribers to take the total tally to 867.8 million

Flipkart Flyte MP3 store will be shut down soon. The reasons given on the website were simply put as “due to business reasons”. They could not achieve the profitability as people still prefer free pirated MP3 downloads!

Mercedes has announced pricing for its much talked about Luxury small car – A-Class. Priced around 22 Lakhs, it would be interesting to see how many people lap it up. My guess is …Very few!

Indian Government has launched its own appstore called “eGov AppStore“. It will be a repository of apps developed by various states with a aim that other dept/ states could re-use them!

Google’s Penguin 2.0 is one of the most talked about subject by online marketers and SEO guys in last few days. But in everything, there is one common thread – (Quality) Content always matters!

  1. Anuj Sharma says

    Stats are highly fluctuating across the different markets. Introduction of phablets has changed the phone-tablet scenario completely.

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