Weekly Wrap-Up: Bitcoins A-Z, Adsense EFT Payments, Amazon, India Post & More…


It’s Monday morning, and time to have a quick look at posts that were published on trak.in last week!Trak.in weekly news wrap-up

I am sure you have heard of Bitcoin, and you may have also heard that it hit a value of USD 1000 in 1 year. Here is everything you need to know about the world of this virtual currency called Bitcoin.

There is a rumor among the Industry experts that  Microsoft has narrowed down the search for its next CEO to three persons, one among them is an Indian named Satya Nadella!

Airtel has joined hands with Shopify to offer latter’s DIY (Do It Yourself) hosted ecommerce solution to SOHO and SME users in India.

Here are 4 visa options that Indian startups can use to enter US and conduct their business. Generally, these visa’s are used by larger companies, but any startup can take advantage of these as well!

Breaking the tradition, Apple has decided to introduce iPad Air in India sooner than expected. The sleek device  would be available for Indian buyers starting December 7, 2013.

This is great news for Indian web publishers who rely on Google Adsense for monetization.  According to a Google Product forums thread, payments to Adsense publishers will be done through EFT rather than cheques, which will drastically cut down on time taken to deliver the payments to them

Betaout, Shimla based startup who are focused on creating solutions for web publishers have come out with a new product called Amplify Connect that helps online brands and website owners to engage and converse with their website visitors.

OneAssist , the Sequoia and Lightspeed funded company, has announced launch of the new service called WalletAssist, a unique protection plan which provides cover against any kind of fraud on your credit and debit cards.

Popular mobile messaging client Whatsapp and Tata Docomo have joined hands to bring unlimited whatsapp usage for Rs. 15. At Rs. 1 per day Tata Docomo users can use unlimited Whatsapp on Tata Docomo Network.

Amazon India has started a pilot with India post to test feasibility of Cash on Delivery model with them, where India post personnel will not only deliver the package, but also collect payment on Amazon’s behalf.

Today are Delhi Elections – We decided to scan election manifestos of the top three political parties which are contesting Delhi’s election: Congress, BJP and AAP (Aam Aadmi Party), and here is our observations from a Businessman’s point of view

TRAI has come up with an amendment in Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preference Regulations, 2013. The amendment puts forth lowering of charges for telemarketer registration to accommodate smaller dealers and agents

Funding Digest: Flatpebble Raises undisclosed amount, MeritNation Raises 10 Crore, Eventifier raises USD 500k, Portea Medical Raises Rs. 48 Crore

Bank account holders can look forward to videoconferencing with bank executives directly through ATMs with NCR Corporation India unveiling its new ATM machine which it describes as an interactive teller.

Close to heels of HCL closing down their personal computer manufacturing business, Wipro also announced yesterday that it will discontinue manufacturing of Wipro branded desktops, laptops and servers.

Amazon becomes the first Indian online retailer to introduce guaranteed duration shipping in India. For 1 day guaranteed shipping customers will have to pay Rs. 99, while Rs. 79 per order for 2 day shipping.

According to a report by Spider Labs, more than 2 million (20 Lakhs) passwords and login credentials of social media users have been hacked. It includes passwords Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn and more social networks.

Tata and Maruti may soon enter electric vehicle market as Government of India plans to do a pilot project for electric four-wheelers and push more eco-friendly vehicles in India.

According to latest ComScore report on online advertising landscape in India, total of 96 billion impressions were served on Indian websites and OLX was the biggest advertiser with 1.38 billion ad impressions.

Nelson Mandela, the great anti-apartheid revolutionary is now dead. Here are 7 facts about him that you may have not known.

Here are 4 Email hacks that you should implement if you are a Gmail user. There is no doubt that it will increase your productivity

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