Weekly Wrap-Up: IRCTC Tender, iPhone6 Pre-orders, Yahoo Layoffs, #BigBillionDay & More…


It’s Monday morning and before we move forward it is time for a quick wrap-up of articles published last week on Trak.in.

Trak.in weekly news wrap-up

Richard Branson founder of Virgin Airlines has declared unlimited vacation policy for all Virgin Staffers. This is an excellent move and reason why you should also implement it in your company.

Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, during his visit to India, had announced that Amazon India will soon be introducing Amazon Fresh in India, an online food & beverage store.

Persuasion Techniques can be compared with dynamite: It can literally catapult an entrepreneur into achieving greatness and everything he or she desired at any point of time. But just like dynamite, this skill can be used for destruction as well. so it has to be used wisely

IRCTC has gone ahead and floated another tender inviting bids for selection of vendors who can partner with them to create a co-branded online marketplace.

Flipkart had not left any stone unturned while advertising their ‘The Big Billion Day Sale’ on October 6th. But at the end, it proved to be a huge disappointment for those who ventured out into their portal for #BigBillionDay sale.

Finally the wait is over for Apple fans. Infibeam.com, one of the leading eCommerce site in India has started taking pre-orders for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus from 7th Oct 2014. Interestingly, Flipkart and Amazon both have listed iPhone 6 for pre-orders on their site as well.

Indian Mobile Market is flooded with Cheap Android Smartphones. Here are top 10 cheapest Android Smartphones currently available in India. We have picked out the best for you.

FlatChat app is newly launched Android and iOS app that will help users to find best shared accommodation or flatmates by matching them according to their requirements

With increasing FDI inflows in the real estate market of India, you may now expect a range of residential spaces that will at par with the global design standards.

SBI, in collaboration with Ezetap has announced the launch of ‘Chota ATM’, which can literally transform the mechanism of payments and ATM withdrawals all over the country.

In a latest, the government employee live biometric attendance system (BAS) is now online and open to public. Attendance of nearly 50,000 government employees from 148 departments can be viewed online.

$16.8 billion worth Yahoo has fired around 400 employees from its Bangalore office in the last few days. This is almost one third of its workforce in India and 3.5% of its overall workforce.

Here are 10 Crazy Interview Questions that will make you laugh and equally quirky answers given by the candidates that were quite impressive as well.

Amazon has launched their own payment solution: ‘Pay With Amazon’ in India, which has been targeted for both merchants and customers. Originally termed as ‘Login And Pay With Amazon’, this service was launched in the USA last year, which has been extended to India now.

Xiaomi, which has already created waves in the Indian market with some awesomely designed and brilliantly performing phones in the Indian market, looks all set to release its next an much awaited product, the Redmi Note .

Brands are now considering taking legal action against Flipkart & others who are resorting to predatory pricing as they are killing the organized offline retail market and it is harming their brand image

ASSOCHAM has predicted that online shopping will rule to roost this Diwali. As per their estimations, more than Rs 10,000 crore worth of online shopping would be done this Diwali, which is 350% more than previous year.

Here are the top 10 secrets from Robin Sharma that will lead you to the path of more successful and happy Business Life.

Amazon’s product price comparison site, Junglee.com has now added a new feature similar to classified sites Olx and Quikr, wherein you can sell your used goods on Junglee itself. A new but calculated move by Amazon.

If you are carrying out any kind of business, there is a strong likelihood that differences between clients, customers, suppliers, collaborators, employees or even business partners will arise. Here are 3 strategies to prevent and resolve Business disputes quickly

If a business make a mistake (like issues encountered by customers during Big Billion Day sale), it is advisable to publicly apologize to your customers. Here is how and why to do it!

Insider reports suggest that Amazon is interested in acquiring Jabong, one of India’s leading fashion portals, as part of its plan to promote its presence in the Indian fashion industry.

Satya Nadella made a statement about working women where he mentioned that women should rely on good karma to get a raise at work place. Here is an open letter to him in that regards.

The entrepreneur, who is also the leader of his tribe, the head of his organization, needs to understand the complex mechanism which goes behind praising . Here are 5 Secrets on how to praise employees

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