Weekly Wrap-up: Google Plus growth, Top Indian Brands, Flipkart, Worldspace radio, Indian developers & More…


The online world was abuzz with launch Google Plus (and its invites) last week and what a launch it was. Apart from Google Plus, there were quite a few other buzzing news as well – Here is a quick wrap-up.

Google Plus has seen such a growth that even Google executives were surprised with the rate of adoption – Even though we are about 10 days into the launch many users are still scampering for Google Plus invites. There is no doubt that Google Plus has had a bumper launch – Can it be equally attractive package for an enterprise ?

With tremendous rise of Smartphones across the globe, Augmented Reality Gaming getting popular which is acts as a gaming console for the masses!

This weekend India witnessed 2 premium startup events proto.in and unpluggd – It is sad that they were scheduled on the same day – something that should have never happened!

Third year in a row Amul has ranked as the Top Indian Brand and 83rd in Asia!

Recently, a company shifted its BPO operations from India back to its home country in UK, citing that it is more cost-effective to have operations there. Could the Indian BPO sector be in trouble ?

If you are an Android phone user, you should atleast give this app a try – RTI Android App!

Flipkart has been growing fiercely over last couple of years and it is taking Over The Indian E-Commerce, One Category At A Time?

Indian Railways recently came out with an announcement which will essentially render ticket booking agents redundant. Is Indian Railways flushing out ticketing agents from the system altogether?

With expiry of Google – Twitter search deal, Google has stopped showing twitter real time results in its search index. Is it to early for that ?

So, you cannot afford a smartphone right now – Here is a neat and cost effective way of converting your feature phone into a smartphone using shorthand browser!

Here are the reasons why India would never decouple from the Global Economy!

Here is an excellent news for all music lovers – Erstwhile, Worldspace Radio is back!

Did you know how much is Global Gaming Market as of today? It is whooping USD 74 Billion dollar market.

Here is another useful Android App you should have if you are staying in Metros – Google Maps Transit app for Android phones.

Do you know that Indians are ahead of US developers in Maths and Logic, but fall behind at Web Programming!

Here is an innovation led by Indian Professor at MIT innovation lab – NETRA – A cheap device that enables checking of eyes using your smartphone!

Here are the list of top 5 companies in the world using Renewable Power!

With launch of Google Plus, Google is dangerously close to having a monopoly on internet. You are not an author of your own content until you have a Google Profile (gradually Google+)!

Freemium Vs Premium – Freemium is the way to go forward for most app developers!

India added relatively lower mobile subscribers in May 2011 – The current tally of mobile subscribers in India stands at 840 million!

And, Finally here are the first impressions of Google Plus from a Non Geek point of view!

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1 Comment
  1. kiran chavan says

    i have a BPL Worldspace radio resivear
    can u please tell how is recharge r activate it agean
    is world space statead in indea r yet to start

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