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Weekly Wrap-up: Flipkart First Service, Visa Stats, RuPay Doing Business In India & More…

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Here is a quick wrap-up of the posts published on trak.in last week.Trak.in weekly news wrap-up

Qpeka is a new way to cut down on money on books. Users can signup and start reading all the listed books and other form of writing published there. They can earn points by reading books from new authors and then use this point to read content that is tagged premium.

Human Media Lab at Queen’s University, Canada has created this unique smartphone, aptly called “Paperfold”. It can be described as “A Shape Changing Mobile Device with Multiple Reconfigurable Electrophoretic Magnetic Display Tiles”.

Last week we reported on ED’s investigation of Flipkart. Now, it looks like even Myntra is being investigated. What is the reason that these top ecommerce players are being targeted?

Here are 16 weird and crazy things that People Are Searching right now On Google. Some of them will make your head spin for sure!

Intel is looking magical wearable tech ideas for their Wearable Technology Challenge, which has just started. If you have any path breaking idea regarding wearable technology, then this is your chance to win prizes upto $50,000!

Amazon has launched new integration with Twitter. Targeted for exclusively Twitter users, using this feature, you can directly add items into your Amazon shopping cart without leaving Twitter.

UN’s IITU has released their latest report on Internet users across the world. According to it, there will be almost 3 billion internet users globaly with nearly two-thirds coming from developing countries like India by end of 2014. On the other hand mobile broadband subscriptions too have seen a steep rise and will reach 2.3 billion.

RBI has come up with two Brilliant RBI Initiatives: They have now allowed Bank Accounts For Minors over 10 years old & Banks have been advised not to charge penalty On Dormant Accounts

CRMnext, one of the leading global CRM (Customer relationship Management) product company have today announced a strategic investment of USD 7 million (INR 42 crore) from Norwest Venture Partners (NVP).

RBI has come out with a directive that puts Aadhaar Biometric Authentication For credit Cards On Hold. It is also running a pilot which will allow Cash-Out Facility for eWallet / prepaid card holders.

We recently came across a versatile, fast and yet a full featured home launcher – MoboLive. In its previous avatar, MoboLive was called 91 Launcher, but has since been upgraded with new features and host of customizations. [Sponsored Post]

Here are 11 very Interesting Statistics On H1B Visa & Green Card Applications for 2013-14

Flipkart has announced “Flipkart First”, a soon-to-be-launched paid annual subscription service for shoppers who wish to get exclusive benefits and have access to priority service.

Xyra has developed a smartphone charge card called “XS Powercard”that is built to fit in your wallet without making it more thick. Xyra also packs in a data storage and inbuilt charging/data cable so you do not need to carry an extra cable.

Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Industries is India’s most powerful public company, as per the recent Forbes ‘Global 2000 List’, which ranks world’s most powerful and influential public companies.

According to a survey conducted exclusively for IT Administrators, a shocking truth has been revealed: 79% of IT Admins want to quit their jobs owning to work related pressure!

Gaana has updated their Android and iOS app to bring in two new features – Music videos and lyrics. Both these options are now integrated seamlessly within the application offering users a more richer music listening experience.

Startup founders can now face heavy fine and/or jail term in case the guidelines outlined in the new Companies Act 2013 are not being followed.

Sanskriti Dawle and Aman Srivastav, 2 students from BITS Goa have hacked the Raspberry Pi to take advantage of the digital nature of Braille hardware set to create what they call a “dicta-teacher”.

President of India Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated India’s very own payment gateway: RuPay which will directly compete against global biggies such as MasterCard and Visa.

World Bank & International Finance Corporation have come out with their annual report for “Doing Business” for 2014 and things don’t look good at all. India has fallen further in rankings by 3 places. India now ranks 134th among 189 nations when it comes to ease of doing business. India ranked 131st in 2013, as against 134th this year

Here are the top 10 technology trends and drivers that Indian companies should factor into their strategic planning processes starting today!

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