Weekly Wrap-Up: GOSF, Flipkart 1-Day Shipping, 2013 Rewind, Reliance Airtel Tie-up & More…


Here is a quick look at posts that were published on trak.in last week.Trak.in weekly news wrap-up

In a major change in India’s Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) norms, Indian government has now allowed Indian companies which are not listed in Indian stock exchange to list themselves in stock exchanges of other countries.

The unthinkable has happened – Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party has brought down 128 year old Congress party in its first year of formation. This clearly points to the fact that Aam Aadmi cannot be ignored anymore!

Funding News: CitrusPay Raises $5.5M, Birds Eye Raises Series A, Ufaber Edutech Secures Seed Funding

Bharti Airtel has sacked their group Chief Information officer Jai Menon for alleged code of conduct violations. However, Jai comments that all are rumours and are baseless.

Facebook has released its yearly top trends for 2013, and if you thought NaMo wave was not real, think again. He was the most talked about topic by a fair margin followed by Sachin Tendulkar.

Nissan has taken the online route as well. They have announced that customers will be able to book their cars by making payments through an online gateway by credit card. The car will then be delivered to the customer by their nearest Nissan dealership when ready.”

Qualcomm has launched a low end chipset (entry level), Snapdragon 410 with features like support for high speed LTE networks, improved graphics and 64-bit capable mobile chip that is focused on emerging markets and low end devices.

Viber has introduced ultra low calling rates on “Viber Out”, that allow users to call internationally through VOIP.  The most appealing aspect about Viber Out is the significantly lower call rates as compared to other competing platforms like Skype Out

Flipkart has responded to Amazon’s guaranteed delivery service. They have now launched In-A-Day Guaranteed Delivery service In 7 Indian Cities and priced it at Rs. 90 per item

The 2nd installment of Google’s Great Online Shopping Festival has started, and here is what we think about it. While close to 250 etailers have participated this time, there is still a long way from becoming the Cyber Monday of India!

With Google Maps, it is now possible for users to build their own Street View experiences. Google Maps users can easily connect their photo spheres to create 360º virtual tours of the places and then share them with the world on Google Maps.

Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Jio has joined hands with Bharti Airtel in a mega deal where they will share their infrastructure with each other. This deal has potential to disrupt the Indian Telecom Market

Here is a complete in-depth review of GOSF 2013. The article dissects every aspect of including number of offers, discounts offered, best categories and deals to buy and more.

We are almost at the fag end of year 2013, and we are taking a look at some of the most creative and engaging TV advertisements of 2013. Check out and let us know if we have missed out any!

LG has introduced World’s first 55 inch Curved OLED 55EA9800 Television in India that will be available for Rs. 9,99,000 . They have also launched Android based LG F Flex Curved smartphone!

This week has seen seen 2 cyber shopping festivals in India akin to Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the US. We compare both of them to find if it was a case of Quantity versus Quality

Infibeam’s B2B ecommerce platform BuildaBazaar.com has announced that they have achieved sign-ups of over 20,000 small and medium sized retailers in India.

YatraChef is an online food ordering and delivery service that allows train travelers to place their favourite food orders online and get it delivered on their seats in the train!

Now that we are last month of the year, we will be doing review of all the significant events in various verticals. Check these 5 most talked about Indian news events that every Indian talked about!

Myntra has just announced that they have broken all sales records – They have sold 1 Lakh fashion products in 24 hours since GOSF started. Their revenue has increased 3.5 times that of regular average.

Truecaller and Twitter have joined hands to integrate the latter into Truecaller app that will enable users to see caller’s twitter account, and will be able to add them or message them through it!

Close to 5 million new mobile subscribers were added in the month of October 2013 as per the latest TRAI report. Tata has now lost out to Aircel in Market Share.

According to Gartner’s Internet of Things report, by 2020, around 26 billion units would be interconnected with one another, collectively generating business value of around $1.9 trillion.

Wipro has launched a Free Online Course called FINPro where undergraduate students can learn Basics of Finance and Accounting and also get ready for corporate world

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