Weekly Wrap-up: $35 tablet, Doordarshan DTH, Iphone 4 launch, mobile movies, IRCTC CWG food, Multinational Earnings & more…


Last weeks biggest news undoubtedly was the launch of low-cost $35 tablet by the Indian Government for Educational purposes. Trak.in saw huge surge of traffic as we managed to bring out this news before anyone else and also procured some exclusive pictures, which were used by many popular blogs like Gizmodo, Wired, the next web and and many other websites worldwide.

Here is a quick wrap-up of some of the other posts we wrote last week:

Indian Government is funding Doordarshan to push its DTH offerings. In a bid to double up their subscription base, they will be offering Free DTH set-top boxes to consumers across India. In other related news, TRAI has put a maximum cap of Rs. 150/- as subscription charges for all Cable TV as well as DTH providers. Additionally, each Television channel will have to be offered individually on a la carte basis.

It seems that people are traveling abroad lesser as, for the first time in 5 years, the demand for passports has dropped

For all those Apple fans who have been waiting for much coveted iPhone 4, it will be launched in India around Sept-October by Airtel, but be ready to shell out a princely sum of Rs. 45k to Rs. 50k for this gadget !

Tata Nano cannot be called a 1 lakh car anymore – more like a 1.5 Lakh car, as the increase in raw material prices have forced Tata’s to increase the Nano price tag as well.

Paul the Octopus hoopla is still not dying down – Now Paul the Octopus tells you who the next Russian President will be !

Expect 3G services to be launched in India later this year – However, Bollywood production houses are already gearing up to take advantage of 3G speeds, by launching Made-for-mobile Bollywood movies.

New Google Maps has been launched to depict more consistent and accurate geopolitical features of International boundaries – But, it has screwed up when it comes to Indian Northern Boundaries – It shows whole of Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh as disputed.

We have started doing Earnings round-up now – Here is the Earnings round-up of major Multinationals like Apple, PepsiCo, IBM, Goldman Sachs and Yahoo..

If you want to know what is the new GST structure all about, read this.

Here is another news of last week that will startle you – Indian Railways has parted ways with IRCTC citing low quality of food. However, it seems that same food is going to be served to International Athletes at CWG as they have procured catering services from IRCTC.

  1. Jessica Blox says

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  2. Jessica Blox says

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