Weekly Wrap-Up: GOSF Performance, Snapdeal, PayZippy, Per Capita Income, 2013 In Review & More…


So, we are into the last week of year 2013 and let us look at the posts published on trak.in last week. We also need to inform you that this week some of us will be on vacation and hence the updates and articles coming on trak.in will be sporadic. We will be back with renewed vigour in 2014!Trak.in weekly news wrap-up

Some of the GOSF participants have announced their sales during GOSF, and they are quite impressive. It is safe to say that others also saw similar kinds of jump during GOSF days.

With emergence of smartphones, our spending on Accessories has increased multi-fold. When features phones were around hardly any accessory was needed, but with smartphones, accessories have gained major importance.

Notion Ink Adam II, the dual screen 10-inch screen tablet has been launched and unlike its predecessor, it is available in India only!

After Flipkart, Snapdeal also seems to be launching their own payment gateway. With the kind of growth they are having and the number of transactions on their site, this sure is the logical way to go

According to a report by Global Financial Integrity, Corrupt Indians siphoned off Rs. 21 Lakh Crore Black Money from India to Foreign countries. See what could have been achieved with that kind of money

Netra or NEtwork TRAffic Analysis has been developed by India’s Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (CAIR), a sub-division of DRDO with the purpose of internet surveillance.

In an interesting move, Reliance Retail has decided to shut down over 100 Reliance Delight stores in India. The reason – They do not want to remain in Non-Veg business due to religious sentiments.

According to the latest Government release, Delhi has the highest per capita income in India. Delhi’s per capita income for 2012-13 stood at Rs. 2,01,083 as compared to Bihar’s 22,890.

Google Zeitgeist for 2013 is out and it reaffirms the fact that Sex sells! Sunny Leone was the most searched people by Indians in 2013, while Narendra Modi was topped 2 charts – Most popular politician and most popular news event.

According to latest ASSOCHAM report, Online Matrimony services in India are exploding right now and are threatening traditional classifieds. By 2017, the online matrimony market will triple to Rs 1500 crore from Rs 520 crore at present.

Airtel mobitude found 2 important trends with their mobile users – 400% rise in Mobile TV consumption and that data traffic is driven by iOS and Windows users rather than Android

Finally, the Lokpal and the Lokayuktas Bill that has been making headlines for past 2 years has been passed by Lok Sabha after Rajya Sabha gave its nod yesterday in the Winter session.

TESCO, World’s 3rd largest retail chain, has filed its application to open its chain in India. It has partnered with TATA’s Trent retail operations, and has promised that it will invest $110 million into this joint venture.

PlayStation 4 has been launched in India and will be available in stores from January 6th. An improvement over the previous PlayStation 3, the console is priced quite steeply at Rs. 39,999. The games for the console will be sold at Rs. 3,499.

Flipkart’s PayZippy Wallet option, which allows the user to store their credit card and use it on multiple stores with ease is now available on 10 leading Indian stores for online payments.

Here is a look at what Indians did on twitter in 2013 – The country loved tweeting about cricket, TV and politics this year, with some of the top trends including #ThankYouSachin, #IndvsAus, #IPL, #BB7, #ThePerfectBachelor and #KoffeeWithKaran

Check out these 5 innovations that are set to change how we live our lives in next 5 years. IBM’s 5 in 5 gives us a glimpse of what our lives will be in future!

China has announced that it has banned new deposits of Bitcoin in their country. This had major effect on Bitcoin valuations which dropped over 50 percent to less than $550!

We are nearing the mega Consumer Electronic Show which will be held on Jan 7th. And the flavour of this years show will be largest and curviest gadgets from the likes of Samsung and LG

WhatsApp has just announced a milestone – They now have 400 million monthly active users, out of which 100 mln were added in last 4 months alone.

Confederation of Indian Industry, a not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization, has launched a job portal specifically dedicated to specially-abled people. The job portal has been setup at http://www.ciispecialabilityjobs.in/.

BTW… Happy Festive Season to All!

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