Weekly Wrap-Up: RTI Goes Online, Top Indian M&As, Nokia Death & More…


The Diwali week is over – I hope everyone had a great and joyful Diwali. As you would expect, last week we were slow on stories, but we still had a few that were quite buzzing. Here is a quick wrap-up of those buzzing stories that we published on trak.in last week.

Trak.in weekly news wrap-up

India’s largest ecommerce portal has just inked India’s largest office space deal in Bangalore. 3 million square feet of office space in Bangalore would now be used by Flipkart to house its ever-burgeoning staff.

Indian Railways have, taking an innovative step, tied up with Citibank and introduced Equated Monthly Installment (EMI) system for Ticket bookings on IRCTC website.

According to TRAI report for August 2014, Indian Mobile operators added a total of 5.6 million new mobile subscribers in month of August. Active subscriber base has now reached 807 million.

With Millions of Indians purchasing expensive gadgets, and mishandling them at the same time, a new insurance niche has come up which was unheard of in the last few years Gadget Insurance & Extended Warranty.

Habits synchronize our minds and make us feel safe. But the problem is, habits are easier to form, but almost impossible to break. Just ask a smoker, and he will tell the truth. Here is the easiest way to break a bad habit.

Here is a list of some of the most happening and Top 10 mergers and acquisitions in India in the year 2014. This year the deals were some of the most talked about in media.

India’s first integrated digital television has just been jointly launched by Airtel and Samsung. The USP of this high definition digital TV is that there would be no requirement of installing a separate set-up box to access the broadcast of channels.

Diwali – 2014 is witnessing unprecedented sales of various consumer good products all over the country. And the good news is that both ecommerce and brick-and-mortar stores are witnessing excellent sales volume.

Labeled as a ‘Medium Severity Rating’, which is considered quite a threat to national security, Indian Air Force (IAF) has released a fresh warning against using Xiaomi mobile phones.

Indian eCommerce market, which is currently pegged at Rs 78,000 crore ($13 billion) is all set to cross Rs 5,40,000 crore ($90 billion) by 2019, an increase of 700% in 5 years.

Government has announced that starting next month all replies given under RTI by various ministries will be posted online and will be accessible by anyone and everyone.

Microsoft has made official announcement that the brand Nokia will be killed forever, and all future phones from Microsoft will be branded as Microsoft Lumia.

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