Weekly Wrap-up: IRCTC E-Commerce, Electronic Toll, Colourful iPhones & more…


Its Monday morning and time for a quick wrap-up of some of the buzzing news that were published on trak.in last week.

Trak.in weekly news wrap-up

Cloud Storage is getting popular, but will it ever manage to beat good old external hard disk drives?

Ola Cabs, an online cab rental services company has launched in Pune. Ola Cabs offers one touch cab rental bookings via smartphones and allows travelers to track the cabs in real time.

There are rumours that Apple will be releasing colorful iPhones soon – According to me their recent decisions are making iPhones a generic brand rather than the elite feeling that Apple products gave earlier.

Smartphones are growing in India – According to IDC, India will become 3rd largest Smartphone market in the world with shipments equaling 156 million by 2017. Only China and US will have more smartphones than India.

As per Forbes’ 2013 Billionaires list, 55 Indians made it to the list, with Mukesh Ambani being the richest with a total fortune of USD 21.5 billion!

This is a great news for frequent road travelers – According to statement made by Union Minister for road and transport, All Indian National Highways will get RFID based Electronic Toll Collection booths by end of March 2014.

India is diverse in every way… The recent TSMG report states that Chennai is most well-to-do urban area in India, while Delhi remains least secure place for women!

While Chinese made mobile phones were a rage couple of years back, arrival of Micromax on the scene has changed the scenario completely and now they are moving up the ladder.

Pirated software will cost consumers $22 billion and 1.5 billion hours in 2013, estimates a study by the world’s largest software maker Microsoft

Last week we had international women’s day and it was celebrated with much fanfare world over. We did our bit as well – We published an infographic based on findings from Accenture which says, 80% of women say that having a flexible work schedule is either very important or extremely important to their career success.

In a breakthrough announcement, IRCTC is planning to get into E-Commerce. They will soon start selling books and mobile phones on their website to take advantage of over 2 crore registered members.

We announced our 3rd week winner of HP Hotspot Giveaway – and today we will be announcing 2 lucky winners for the same. If you have not entered the giveaway till now, be sure to do it now… Just comment, and you could stand a chance to win!

And like every week we also did a round-up of Top 10 Indian Business and Technology news of the week!

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