Weekly Wrap-Up: Visa On Arrival, Redmi Note Launch, Airtel 4G Rates & More…


Here is a quick wrap-up of the posts published on trak.in last week. If you for some reason you were offline last week, this wrap-up will a great way to catch up with all the things that happened last week.

Trak.in weekly news wrap-up

Time Magazine has announced its yearly list of top 25 inventions of 2014 which redefined the world in their own unique way, and India’s Mangalyaan has been featured at #2 position in that list.

Flipkart has raised another $500 to $600 million in funding from it’s existing investors at a pre-money valuation of whopping $10 billion! The funding was finalized at the company’s board meeting that occurred in Singapore recently.

TRAI has now made it possible for basic handset users in India to get Mobile banking on their handsets and carry out various transactions. The handset will not need internet and can be carried out on USSD technology

Xiaomi announced launch of 2 variants of Redmi Note – The 3G Version and the 4G version. The 3G version is priced at Rs. 8,999 and 4G version comes to you at Rs. 9,999.

Tata Value Homes and Housing.com have partnered to bring 4 Tata housing projects online. They will be showcased using Housing.com’s new Slice tool and customers can purchase the homes online

I Got Garbage” is new platform that hopes to bring a revolution in how Garbage is segregated, collected and dispersed by ensuring that it also brings livelihood to many rag picker.

Here are some very interesting statistics about how when and what Indians watch when it comes to Adult content.

Now, Xiaomi seems to be taking one more step to increase it’s presence in India. They plan to manufacture some of its devices in India, which has now become their largest overseas market.

Motorola is on a roll in India since they launched – They have sold over 25 lakh Motorola handsets in the last 9 months. This sales figure boils down to 9216 mobiles per day or 6.4 mobiles per minute

One of the highest grossing Indian Mobile games, Teen Patti has now got carrier billing option through Fortumo. Now player can buy chips without need of a credit card

Google’s decision to launch Android One devices Online-Only seems to have miffed off the Indian offline retailers as they have decided to boycott them and not stock them in their stores!

Next few months may witness two mega deals in India. Amazon may acquire Jabong and Alibaba may partner with Snapdeal. If this happens, Flipkart may move to 3rd place from currently at top!

Airtel has slashed their 4G rates and have made it on par to 3G, and lower incase of high consumption users. This is is to thwart off any possible challenge from Reliance Jio Infocomm who will soon be launching 4G LTE.

If you are planning to apply for a loan in coming days, then your history of paying utility bills including your phone bills can become of the deciding factors.

Here is a look at the man who made Softbank what it is today – Mr. Masayoshi Son. His roller coaster ride if how he became the richest man in Japan is sure to inspire you!

Indian Tourism has got a big push from Indian Government. Nationals from 43 countries can now get Visa-On-Arrival and they can get e-Visa approved online in 96 hours. A dedicated website has also been launched for the same!

Opera has now announced launch of Opera Subscription Mobile app store, that will allow users to access and download thousands of premium apps at a fixed weekly subscription cost

Sparking yet another round of data Tariff wars, Reliance has offered unlimited mobile Internet for only Rs 999 per month with no download limit.

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of Indian (TRAI) has recommended an increase in reserve price for 800 MHz (CDMA) spectrum by 15.6% percent.

According to report by International Data Corporation (IDC), Indian tablet market reported the strongest year to date growth in 3Q2014. Samsung Tops the market followed by Micromax & iBall

Reserve Bank of India has finalized the guidelines and norms for Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS), which will enable every citizen to pay their different bills under the same window.

A small team out of Chandigarh has launched Jugnoo, a mobile app for India’s first on demand auto rickshaw service, where you can call auto rickshaws in the neighborhood

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