Weekly Wrap-Up: Youtube on DTH, Flipkart Funding, Chromebooks In India, AppWire & More…


Here is a quick wrap-up of posts we published on trak.in last week.Trak.in weekly news wrap-up

Why Do Indians shop online? How much of their total shopping is done online? How many of them use coupons or deals for shopping? If you want to find these answers, here are survey results that will shed some light on it.

So you want to have a productive day – Here are 4 things that super productive entrepreneurs do before they have their breakfast every morning!

Line Messaging app has now crossed 10 million registered users in India. Not only that, they are expecting to double that number by the end of the year.

Evomo was the winner of Power of Ideas competition jointly held by ET and Dept of Science & Tech and IIM-A CIIE invested in them.

Amazon is aggressively pushing Kindle ereader in India, and they have launched a festive offer that bookholics would not want to pass – 99 eBooks under Rs. 99 each!

Google is currently in talks with Indian DTH providers to bring Youtube to Indian television viewers through DTH or cable channel. If it becomes a reality, it will usher a new era in Television viewing!

The much sought after streaming device from Google, Chromecast is now available in India through Amazon.com using their international shipping option!

Human Resource Development Ministry will soon launch Direct-To-Home educational channels, fifty in total initially, which will be increased to a mind-boggling 1000 later on.

According to latest UN report, by the end of 2013, there would be 6.8 billion mobile users all over the world, which is almost equal to the world’s population!

Flipkart has raised USD 360 million dollars in latest round, which means an addition of USD 160 million to go with previous 200 mln that is closed in July 2013.

Indian movies are now increasingly creating mobile games using the tried and tested template of popular mobile games like temple run or subway surfer. Is it the new mantra for them?

Here is a Trak.in toon dedicated to Flipkart Funding and how they have changed e-commerce space in India. Rather that doing a humorous take, we decided, to simply show you the situation as-is!

Sprite has now grabbed 15.6% market share in India; thereby overtaking Thums Up and becoming India’s largest selling soft drink brand.

Snapdeal.com has partnered with Indian 2 year old Indian recommerce platform reglobe.in. The platform allows users to sell their used handsets online.

According to a IAMAI report, Social media will have a significant influence on Lok Sabha 2014 elections. It has power to sway votes as much as 3 to 4 percent, which may be a decisive factor!

Google announced availability of 2 variations of Chromebooks in India, Acer C720 Chromebook for Rs. 22,999 and the HP Chromebook 14 for Rs. 26,990. They also announced bundled internet offers from Airtel & Tikona to go along with them!

Last month Big Bazaar Direct was launched by Kishore Biyani led Future group. Here is our analysis on whether Indians will adapt to this new business model.

Samsung Understands Indian consumer’s mind, and they have rightly sacrificed margins to garner market share. They have significantly dropped their pricing on Galaxy S3 and S4 mini models!

This is the second Edition of Trak.in AppWire that features 6 wonderful apps that we think mobile users should check out!

Indian Post has tied up with Wall Street Exchange, a subsidiary of Emirates Post Group to enable International Money Transfer Service for Indians living abroad.

As per the latest TRAI report for July 2013, India added 1.52 mln new mobile subscribers taking total tally to 874.88 mln. However, active subscriber base showed marginal fall to 731.4 mln!

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