Weekly Wrap-Up: Windows XP Usage, Delhi Free WiFi, Wealth Insights, FIFA Apps & More…


Let us do a quick wrap-up of all the buzzing posts that we published on trak.in last week.

Trak.in weekly news wrap-up

India’s largest online retailer, Flipkart has said that they are not in favour of opening up of FDI in online retail sector! And the reason given for that is “It will help only one company”, which was obviously a reference to Amazon.

Reliance Communication has once again unleashed a tariff war across the Indian telecommunication industry with the launch of One Inda One Rate plan. As per this new initiative, there would be no more roaming charges for Reliance customers all over India – they can make and receive calls as per their local tariff plan.

Over 25 percent Indians still use the outdated Windows XP as their desktop operating system. Worldwide, the same percentage stands at around 16 percent. China has the biggest userbase of Windows XP users in the world with over 41 percent still using it.

Here are 50 highlights of what Modi led Government Wants To Achieve during its tenure at the helm. President Pranab Mukherjee presented the 50 point agenda!

Microsoft has officially announced the unveiling of Xbox One gaming console in India: It would be priced Rs 39,990+ and would be available from September 23, 2014.

ASCI or Advertising Standards Council of India has taken a strong note of this unethical and totally biased advertisements, and have cracked the whip on such companies.

Gionee, one of the youngest mobile brand in India, has become yet another company to caution customers against purchasing Gionee devices from various online platforms.

Now, Delhi is going to get a taste of WiFi hotspots as well. That too in the markets of CP (Connaught Place), Khan market and Karol Bagh.

Flipkart has pleasantly surprised all by offering “Flipkart First” service quite competitively at Rs. 500. With that kind of pricing even some of the moderate buyers of Flipkart will be tempted to go for it.

Now you can shop at your favourite international sites such as Google Play, Amazon.com & more with HDFC Bank Debit Cards

Here are some insightful 12 Global wealth insights as per the report released by Boston Consulting Group. Also, India is slated to be fastest wealth creating nation by 2018

India’s largest public sector bank, State Bank of India, last week announced that it has chosen Bangalore based Ezetap Mobile Solutions to launch the largest mobile Point-of-Sale (mPOS) deployment in India to date.

Here are 5 Best Mobile Apps To Follow Everything On FIFA World Cup. The list includes Android, iOS and Windows phone apps. You can also sync your calendars on your Desktop with one of the apps!

Mozilla is planning to bring ultra-low cost Firefox OS based smartphones to India this year according to a WSJ report (paid). These low cost smartphones will be specifically launched in emerging markets like India and Indonesia!

Times Internet have announced that they have partnered with Say media, a leading digital publishing agency to launch Indian versions of two popular online magazines – ReadWrite and Remodelista.

Swiftkey, one of the most popular smartphone keyboards on Android has gone free. At the same time they have also updated the keyboard with plenty of new features including themes and more

Freshdesk has raised new round of Series D funding led by existing investors such as Tiger Global and Accel Partners along with Google Capital in the tune of $31 million, taking the startup’s total funding to a whopping $44 million.

Tata Consultancy Services recently conducted an interesting survey on the Generation Y of our country, and have shared their findings on Social Networking habits, Gadgets use, information access & more . Here are some of the highlights of the report.

Under fire from all the quarters due to deteriorating law and order incidents in Uttar Pradesh, CM Akshilesh Yadav organized a special “Investors Conclave” in New Delhi, and the results are fascinating to say the least. As per reports coming in from various sources, big corporate have pledged to invest Rs 54,000 in the state, during the next 2-3 years.

After recently launching their subscription service, Flipkart First, they have now announced a new feature called “Scheduled Deliveries” that enables buyers to choose specific day and time for product deliveries

Indian engineering talent has finally been recognized globally, as India gets entry into the exclusive Washington Accord, which will help Indian engineers to get lucrative jobs in developed countries.

Google Fit, a health tracking mobile platform will allow users of Android devices to keep a track of various health metrics through wearable gadgets (such as fitness bands or smartwatches) and a simple app.

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