Weekly Wrap-up: Micromax A116, Aadhar Card, Mobile App Universe & more…


Before we start the new week, its time to take a look at some of the buzzing posts that were published on Trak.in last week.

Weekly Popular Post wrap-up

One of the most talked about news in the mobile world last week was Micromax’s announcement of A116 Canvas HD, the quad-core 5 inch display mobile phone priced at under Rs. 15,000/-.

With this announcement form Micromax, there is no doubt that the biggies are taking note of Micromax’s popularity among Indian consumers. Due to A116’s pricing, it may be imperative for others to come down on their smartphone pricing!

You can also check out a Trak.in Toon on how Micromax is hunting down the competition!

Aadhar is now becoming mandatory for number of initiatives, and Indian citizens are scrambling to apply for it. We created a poll last week to find how many people have actually applied for Aadhar and why many of them have not even though about applying. Take this Aadhar poll, so we can come up with more comprehensive statistics.

Citibank has announced launch of their new paperless payment solution world-wide in partnership with an Indian startup called Ezetap. The solution is expected to help retailers to a large extent, as it will bring down the cost of card readers tremendously.

Airtel launched its Dynamic Mobile exchange solution for enterprises last week, that is expected to help enterprises manage the BYOD trend that is catching up fast in Indian companies.

Here is a great article that all professionals as well as entrepreneurs should read – If you want to reach professional heights, it is imperative that you escape your comfort zone.

MSM has announced launch of Sony LIV – an online portal that offers videos of all the previous popular shows and programming on various Sony channels.

Has Aadhar card become mandatory in schools? According to a notice put up by a large Pune based school, if a school needs to take advantage of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, students need to have Aadhar card, based on which the funds will be transferred to schools!

Snapdeal.com has started selling automobiles online. They have entered in a partnership with Mahindra and Mahindra to sell their Rodeo two-sheelers online.

Audiobooks, or books that are offered to readers in Audio format are gaining traction, especially due to rise of smartphones and tablets. Are they just a fad or a real deal?

If you are a mobile developer, you must check this out – The growth, Trends and Economics of Mobile App development.

Google updated their transparency report and India is second country in the world based on number of requests made for user data and removal requests.

E-Commerce is becoming main-stream and nearly every major brands are selling their products online. CoD or Cash on Delivery is one of the most popular payment options in India but e-tailers need to really think whether they should persist with the existing CoD model.

Last week, rumours were abuzz that Samsung will soon be launching Galaxy Note 8.0, a tablet. Is Samsung trying to create dual flagship brands in tablet space as well?

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