Weekly Wrap-Up: MyGov, Amazon’s 2B Investment, BJPs Messenger & More…


It is Monday morning and time to do a quick wrap-up of the posts published on trak.in last week.

Trak.in weekly news wrap-up

Indian Government has launched a new idea-platform for Indians – myGov.nic.in, a place where Indian citizens can share ideas and act upon them.

IRDA or Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority creates an annual list of those insurance companies which have indulged in unfair business practices; and for this year, HDFC Life Insurance, Birla Sun Life and Reliance Life have topped the charts.

Flipkart is now venturing into off-beat categories to spread their ever expanding wings. Last week they launched e-learning category, and this week they announced “Sexual Wellness” category.

Here is a real user review of Xiaomi Mi 3 phone. The review is detailed from a perspective of a buyer who is going to pickup a Xiaomi Mi 3 phone.

After more than a year of Google Mapathon 2013, Indian Government has realized that this contest of mapping India was illegal and has initiated a CBI enquiry for the same

Content marketing is the buzzword these days. Here are some tips to carry out an effective content marketing campaign especially for bloggers and startups.

Given the way flash sale of Mi 3 ended in less than 5 seconds, the Xiaomi Mi3 “Out of Stock” may be one of the most hated phrases!

By 2015, Indians will collectively download more than 9 billion applications on their mobiles and tablets!

Amazon has officially announced that they plan to invest additional USD 2 billion in India. This announcement comes just a day after Flipkart confirmed their USD 1 Billion investment.

The growth of Chinese mobile brands across the world is threatening Samsung’s Numero Uno position in Smartphone Market and the signs are looking ominous. According to the latest Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker by IDC, Samsung’s market share has dropped to 25.2 percent in 2014 as compared to 32.3 percent in 2013.

Recently, a Redmi Note user from Hong Kong identified unusual data traffic from his Smartphone when connected to any WiFi network. Upon closer inspection, the owner of the device found out that his phone was sending personal info – text messages and photos – to an unknown IP address that is located in China.

However, Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra immediately posted a clarification on their Indian Facebook page as well as on his account clearly stating that MIUI (OS on Xiaomi phones) does not secretly upload photos and text messages.

Are you starting a new business? If so, you should read about the top 5 reasons which can sink a new startup!

As per the 6th Economic census report, Maharashtra has emerged as the largest employer among all states whereas Manipur had the fastest growth of employment.

National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC), a Government of India agency to promote and develop SMEs has started their own ecommerce portal: MSMEShopping.com. The website was launched today by Union Minister Kalraj Mishra.

Now, it seems BJP is planning to launch their very own messaging service. BJP’s messaging service has been described as something similar to uber popular WhatsApp!

Here are 3 business models by online companies who disrupted the status quo, and charmed us to an extent that they become legendary

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