Weekly Wrap-up: Nexus 5 Launch, Infosys Fine, Diwali Giveaway, Reliance iPhone Offering & More…


Hope you are having a great Diwali. As is customary, lot of new product launch news come in during these days and last week was no different. Here is a quick wrap-up of all the buzz that was published on trak.in last week!Trak.in weekly news wrap-up

Speculations are rife that Youtube will be trying out a paid premium version for around USD 10 per month, where users will have features like offline viewing, Google glass integration, no advertisements and streaming of full albums.

Google is coming up with more iterations for reCAPTCHA that will make it even more tougher for bots to recognize them!

Google is planning to place huge banner advertisements on its homepage, for some specific branded queries. This is a complete U turn from what Marissa Mayer had promised back in 2005.

Here is the latest mobile subscriber addition data for month of August 2013, as per TRAI report. Total Mobile Portability requests have now crossed 100 million!

The Ericsson Consumer Lab study throws out some known and some unknown facts about what consumer expectations are from Indian Telecom Operators. Telecom industry also has one of the lowest levels of customer service satisfaction ratings.

In today’s world, money is not the only motivating factor for employee retention and motivation! Here are  5 Ways to Keep Your Employees Motivated Without Money.

Airtel & Wikimedia Foundation Join Hands To Provide Free Wikipedia Access via SMS & USSD. This service will currently be available to Airtel’s subscribers in African countries like Kenya and South Africa.

Infosys has paid a record fine to the tune of USD 34 million for the ongoing H1B VISA fraud case put against them by US Department of Homeland Security.

Airtel, India’s largest telecom operator announced their quarterly results and it once again affirms the fact that Indian have significantly increased their mobile internet usage. Airtel’s mobile internet revenue more than doubled in last 1 year.

Is quality control of products manufactured in India upto the mark? Is it because in western world, things are more automated and in India, due to cheap labour, quality of our products take a dip, as they tend to cut corners?

So, you want to convert this Diwali into even more happening one? Participate in our iPhone 5S Giveaway contest and stand a chance to win a brand new iPhone 5S!

According to the recently released survey by Vuclip, young Indians prefer watching movies and TV serials on mobiles rather than short clips. This is quite a change in consumer behavior from what was present earlier.

Sachin Tendulkar is not only the greatest cricketer, but he is a smart investor as well. Recently, he has acquired 7.5% stake in online travel business Musafir.com

Snapdeal has recently launched nifty feature that may help hordes of offline shoppers this festive season. They have come up with  ‘Product Price Search On Sms’, where shoppers need to just send an sms with product name and they get back price via SMS.

Govt of India will be launching India’s first Integrated Travel Portal BusIndia.com. It will aggregate bus ticket bookings from various State Transport Corporations making it largest Indian Bus ticket booking site. Does this pose a threat to private players like redBus?

Google Announced Nexus 5 today globally. Although, they have not officially announced their India launch date, their Google play store page is up and showing Nexus 5 priced at Rs. 28,999!

The above guide was prepared when I bought Google Nexus 4. However, the same guide can be used to buy Nexus 5 from US playstore. What’s more, it actually works out much cheaper than buying it here in India.

Reliance is now offering iPhone 5S and 5C in India on subsidy model, exactly the way it is in the US. For a monthly price of 2.5 to 3k they will offer unlimited voice, data and iPhone 5S on a 2 year contract.

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  1. Rahul says

    When will you announce winner of giveaway?

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