Weekly Wrap-up: Best Of 2013, Bank ATM Charges, Snapdeal US Listing & More…


We are firmly in 2014 now – Last couple of weeks Trak.in has infrequent postings as most of us were out on much needed vacation, but we are now back fully energized. We have lot of new things in store for our readers in 2014. In some respects, 2013 was a tough year for us, but we are positively looking forward to 2014. Before we move forward, let us look at some of the popular posts we published on trak.in last week.

Trak.in weekly news wrap-up

We present to you the top 10 free and paid iPhone Apps for 2013. While few of them were regulars like Facebook, Instagram and Angry Birds, there were a few that you may not even have heard about.

There have some great product launches in 2013, some awesome gadgets being introduced and a great year in terms of consumer spending. But for every great product launch, there have been some very serious and funny technological failures as well. We present some of the major technological failures of 2013, which made the companies bite the embarrassment pill.

In 2013, National Government E-Transactions count crossed 2 billion over 100 times more compared to 2012. In terms of top states, Gujarat led the pack with close to 400 million etransactions!

Here are our predictions of the top 6 trends which should make a positive impact on Indian eCommerce industry for the year 2014. Do let us know what you think.

Snapdeal has implemented Klickpay as a priority payment gateway on their platform. Prima Facie, it looks that Klickpay does not have any connection with Snapdeal. Is KlickPay Really Snapdeal’s New Payment Gateway?

Election Commission of India has entered into a key partnership with Google to help it manage online voter registration and facilitation services ahead of the gigantic democratic exercise, one of the biggest in the world.

Snapdeal will be one of the first major companies that may take advantage of changed FDI Policy. They are planning to list themselves on US bourses. Along with it, there are also rumours that they may raise a $150 million new funding round.

India-made super computer PARAM Yuva II has been ranked 44th in the prestigious Green500 List for Super Computers. Created by C-DAC, PARAM is now India’s most power efficient computing system; Asia’s 9th and 44th in the World ranking of such powerful computing systems.

Very soon you may be levied fees next time you withdraw cash from you nearby ATM center. RBI deputy governor has commented that RBI will not have any issues if Banks charge a reasonable amount to customers for using ATM machines.

If reports are to be believed, then Vodafone is trying to buy controlling stakes in Tata Teleservices; and if this happens, then it will create India’s biggest telecom company!

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