Weekly Wrap-Up: BBM Android, Mobile Trends, Firefox OS, Richest Indian & More…


As is customary with trak.in, here is a quick wrap-up of the articles that we published last week. A good time to see if you missed anything!Trak.in weekly news wrap-up

Mobile Commerce is growing in India and it is evident from the fact that 30 percent of their Rs 2000 crore revenue comes from mobile devices and it is growing further at hectic pace!

Customer Service is an area that carries lot of myths around it, especially by first time entrepreneurs. Here are the most common 5 myths busted in regards to customer relationship management

For an entrepreneur, product launch is one of the most important aspects for his or her startup. Here is the Ultimate Cheatsheet for an Entrepreneur To Make A Spectacular Product Launch

Google Hotel Finder has now started aggregating and showing data from Indian OTA’s. While this is great for users, it is not so great for various Indian online travel agencies!

The yearly Doodle 4 Google India contest is back and this time students across India have to doodle around the theme – “Celebrating Indian Women”

BBM for Android is finally arrived and registered over 5 mln downloads in first 8 hours. However, it seems the BBM team is still not geared up for the huge demand, as users still can’t register for BBM ID.

Google has launched Google Media Tools, a centralized hub aimed at empowering journalists of various skill levels with more ways to connect with their audiences and communities.

Mobile technology is advancing at a breakneck speed right now, with unique and innovative ideas hitting the market almost on a daily basis. Here are 3 such mobile apps that will surprise you!

IT spending in India is projected to reach $71.3 billion in 2014, a strong 5.9 percent increase from the $67.4 billion expected in 2013. IT services sector will witness strongest growth of 12 percent in 2014.

Gaana has revamped itself into Gaana 3.0, which uses HTML 5 technology that brings consistent user experience across devices. We spoke to their Business Head Pawan Agarwal to find more on this revamp.

While Augmented Reality has been around for quite some time, it now brings some real advantages to online retailers and other online applications. Here is how AR is helping Online retailers in India.

Homeshop18.com has raised USD 14 mln from GS Shopping and its parent company Network18. Intel Capital has invested USD 65 mln in 16 companies spanning 9 countries including 2 Indian companies.

Currently there are Android phones like Micromax A27 and Josh Fortune square that are available for around Rs. 3000. Though cheap, are these phones good enough to be used by masses? If not, what is the barrier for it?

Nimbuzz, has forged a partnership with Spectranet to launch “Spectranet hello IP”, a legal VoIP calling platform that will allow Nimbuzz users in India to make international calls at super cheap rates.

According to latest report from Symantec, Indians spend a total of Rs. 24000 crore to fight cyber criminals and Ransomware is the currently the biggest threat where users need to pay up to get their data freed!

GSMA has released an in-depth report on how Indian mobile ecosystem is growing and it’s affect on Indian GDP. The report also presents interesting stats on mobile revenues, 3G subscribers and its job contribution in India.

Handwriting input is now available in Google Docs for over 20 languages and in Gmail for over 50 languages, including Chinese, Japanese, Hindi and Russian.

Radix Registry, founded by Directi in 2012 has won the right to operate .website generic top level domain name (gTLD). The .website gTLD was won for an undisclosed amount on the basis of a private auction conducted on 23rd October.

According to the latest rich list released by Hurun, Mukesh Ambani is India’s richest Indian with assets worth $18.9 billion. India as a country ranks 6th when it comes to number of billionaires residing.

Funding Digest: TicketGoose Raises Rs.18 Cr, Mumbai Angels Invest In SkillWiz & MangoSense

On October 25th, we celebrated RTI Day. We republished a post on trak.in that shows you how you can file an RTI in under 10 minutes online. Everyone must go through it to see how easy it all is!

India’s first Firefox powered smartphone, ZTE Open has been launched at a price of Rs. 6999, and is exclusively available on Ebay India website.

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