Weekly Wrap-up: Micromax Beats Samsung, Biggest Internet Hack & More…


Here is a quick wrap-up of the posts published on Trak.in last week.

Trak.in weekly news wrap-up

Who knew a larger phone would have the power to save a man’s life, but that what has exactly happened. Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3, a phone which had been reviewed as being “too large” for a phone at 6.3 inches (16 cms) has just saved a life in China.

when it came to online shopping, Delhi people beat the rest of cities in India. Over 67% Delhiites prefer online shopping over the regular shopping with available deals online than in brick and mortar. Mumbaikars (60%) came in second, Ahmedabad (52%) third and Bangalore (50%) fourth in their preference for online shopping.

Besides creating billion dollar ecommerce companies, Internet in India has opened up another interesting industry: Internet de-addiction centers. And looking by the response they are getting, it seems everything is not ok with Indians.

GoQii, a fitness platform that is a combination of a wearable band and personalized coaching to bring about a healthier lifestyle in citizens, has raised undisclosed amount of funding from Neeraj Arora and Marco Argenti VP both of whom have invested in GOQii in their personal capacity.

Arjit Kansal, 16 year old teenager from New Delhi has been hailed as Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 World Champion for the year 2014. He was awarded by this title after beating 400,000 competitors from all over the world

The inevitable has finally happened: Made in India brand Micromax has beaten Korean vendor Samsung to become biggest mobile handset vendor in India.

Honda has just announced their big Indian plan: World’s largest scooter plant in Ahmedabad, Gujarat which will roll out 12 lakh units a year.

For most business owners, audit is a necessary evil. It irks them in paying a large chunk to the auditors for tracing the inherent loopholes in their businesses, Here is how you can save your business from Internet Control Fiasco

A new mobile app called Nanu seems to have come up with a solution that could potentially cause a lot of worry to telecom operators across the world. Nanu Android app allows you make free VOIP phone calls to any normal phones (mobile and landline).

RBI had recently come out with a circular that may create lot of problems for IT products and services companies especially small startups and SMEs. Circular mandates that exporter of software products/services must get their each and every export invoices certified from STPI

Described as one of the biggest hacks Internet has ever seen, a Russian gang of hackers have stolen whooping 1.2 billion usernames and passwords from 420,000 websites all over the world.

TRAI may charge a ‘connecting fees’ for messaging/VOIP apps for using telecom bandwidth without actually being ‘connected’ with the telecom industry. TELCOs peg the loss at Rs. 5000 crore a year

In a historic first for India, Doordarshan will be now available across Europe, Africa and Australia as a DTH free to air channel.

Rumors are rife that Snapdeal may raise investments from none other than Ratan Tata, who is looking to personally invest in Snapdeal.

Pune based Druva, a security and cloud backup solutions has announced $25 million series-D funding from their existing investors Sequoia Capital and Nexus Venture Partners and Tenaya Capital

146 year old Tata Group is India’s #1 brand as per a research conducted by consulting firm Brand Finance. The research estimates that the top 100 Indian brands are worth $92.6 billion.

Everyone can charge a mobile using a charger; but have you ever wondered what if you are stranded on an island, and there is no electric power? Here are 5 ways you can charge your phone without electric power

Microsoft is said to be considering setting up a cloud computing data centre in India. If it does so, it will be Microsoft’s first data centre established within India.

Reserve Bank of India has proposed setting up of a national integrated platform for bill payment: Bharat Bill Payment System, a service through which consumers can pay their bills from anytime, anywhere.

Times Internet is bringing yet another online publication to India – this time it is Ad Age, a leading source of news, intelligence and conversation for the global marketing and media community

For Entrepreneurs, having problems and issues in their business is a daily thing, however, overcoming them is what sets successful entrepreneurs apart from others. Here we list down 3 Creative Strategies to solve any business problem

In a unique public-private partnership platform ever developed in the country, Government of India has joined forced with Tata Group, Flipkart, Raymond and Gujarat Industrial Power Company Ltd (GIPCL) to empower youth and encourage entrepreneurship.

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