Weekly Wrap-up: Aakash Tablet, Blackberry servers, MCX IPO, HDFC Mobile payment service & more…


If you have not already noticed – We have a new fresh look and feel for trak.in. We were busy in migrating old theme into this new theme last couple of days, so trak.in saw less than expected number of posts published. Here is a look at some of the popular posts of last week.

BusinessBlogpopularposts1 Weekly Wrap up: No Social Media Censor, Positive Stock Markets, Smartphone Growth & more…

This article will be very useful for foreigners who travel to India – 5 iPhone apps to better familiarize foreigners with India.

If you are in market to buy a car, you should read this article – Advantages of buying a used car in India.

Indians look at cities like Mumbai & Delhi to be most expensive to live in – however, on a global scale they are ranked one of the least expensive cities to stay (though we have our doubts)

Government has ambitious plans to make Aakash fully indigenous – It will no happen overnight. And though we reported that Datawind was kicked out of Aakash project, that is not the case. Infact, it’s the opposite, they are not only very much there, but also are doing a good job of it!

Here are 5 things that we want Indian Government to do to promote tourism in India.

Finally, after 2 years of intense speculation, Blackberry has setup their servers in Mumbai. This will allow security agencies to easily intercept the BB messenger data. So be careful if you are using BBM – Security agencies have full access to it!

MCX IPO came out last week and it was probably the most heaviest subscribed IPO ever (by retail investors). It got over 55 times over-subscription. The question is whether this IPO will revive the Primary market in India?

Social Media has become one of the most important platforms for businesses and individuals alike. However, NGO’s and non-profit organizations are using Social Media to raise funds successfully as well

Finally after consistent fall in rankings for past few years, Indian Business Schools are finally climbing international rankings table.

The 2nd largest private bank in India – HDFC – has partnered with Movida to bring Mobile payment service in India

Even after Samsung’s foray with Android’s & Windows’ Mobile Operating Systems has been very successful, they are still persisting with Bada OS. Here are the reasons why!

TRAI has once again come up with directive for Telecom Operators – Do Not reject MNP port-out requests, even if subscribers cancel it after applying!

And it was Steve Jobs’ Birthday last Saturday – One of our guest authors wrote a wonderful Tribute for the great man. Must read for everyone

Here is an innovative way of tackling traffic and reducing traffic overloads – Swap Homes!


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