Weekly Wrap-up: Union Budget 2013, Cyber Fraud Stats & more…


Last week was big week with union budget getting announced, and that event dominated the media. However, there were also number of other important news that got covered on trak.in. Here is a quick wrap-up of those stories.

Trak.in weekly news wrap-up

Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, announced launch of ubuntu for tablets. Now, with this launch Ubuntu is available for all screen sizes including smartphones, PCs as well as tablets.

Here are some interesting statistics on Cyber Frauds taking place in Indian banks over past 3-4 years. ICICI bank leads the chart on number of cases as well as their value.

Online reviews are great to find out about products and services, however, do online reviews give you a complete picture?

Railway Budget was announced last ahead of Union Budget – Here are some of the important highlights of the Railway Budget 2013-14 announced in the parliament today.

Though worldwide, the aura of Apple is falling off the cliff, according to Comscore’s Mobile Future in Focus 2013, Apple still maintains the leadership position in US Market, however, Android is growing as well and may surpass Apple soon!

UCLA researchers may have (accidentally) found answers for our Battery problems. They have come up with Graphene based super-capacitors that may end our battery woes!

A forbes journalist last week wrote an article on Ankit Fadia, the so called popular ethical hacker from India. The question remains whether Ankit Fadia is a master fraudster or a brilliant brand builder.

Here are 10 most important highlights on Indian Economy. The articles offers stats and graphics on how Indian Economy is performing currently.

If you have questions about Union Budget 2013, here is your chance to get your answer straight from Indian Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, who will be coming to google+ hangout on Monday (4th March 2013). Ask your question using #askthefm hashtag.

Google has launched its Play book store in India and is also available on Android, iOS as well as on the web. Indian users can purchase books from the store using their Google Play account.

We live blogged through the entire union budget and at the same time we did comprehensive coverage of key highlights of Union Budget 2013 presented in the parliament today. We have also featured a union budget infographic, that simplifies it further for readers.

One of the key announcements during the budget – India’s first public sector bank for Women will be coming up this year, and we dedicated a toon to it! Another interesting announcement was free wi-fi access to travelers on train, and yes made a Toon on that as well!

IIPM has now taken a body blow with Gwalior court ordering an unblock to over 70 urls that were blocked earlier. This unblocking has come about due to review petition filed on behalf of Dot.

Google’s has released Hindi as well English to Hindi transliteration keyboard that has made it extremely easy for anyone to type text in Hindi language on their Android smartphones.

Even though company is losing both the precious bandwidth and the time the person is watching live streaming of sports in office, it is a general phenomenon that companies, while strict about watching anything else, are quite lenient about sports.

Here is a post budget analysis from a Finance expert and he calls the budget “a dull and non-event budget

And finally our weekly features – The top 10 business and top 10 tech news of the week.

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