Weekly Wrap-Up: CES 2014, Intel Edison, 30 Under 30, EC Google Tie-up & More


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

Trak.in weekly news wrap-up

Growth in Smartphone sales is severely affecting the low end point and shoot camera sales. As per latest reports, the sales now account for only 30% of overall camera sales in all segments, down from 80% from previous year!

Maruti Suzuki is introducing a revolutionary new technology, that could be termed as “Clutch-less technology”. It will allow car drivers to use gears in the car as in case of manual transmission, however there will be no clutch involved while changing gears.

Snapdeal has started same day “express delivery” that will allow buyers to get their products on the same day. However, the service is available only for buyers in Delhi & Gurgaon, and is available on select products only.

Flipkart has launched its own private label Apparel and Footwear brand called Flippd. Given the advantages with having private labels, they are also actively considering buying out private label sites like YepMe and Zovi.

Micromax has launched a 10.1” tablet at CES 2014 , aptly called “Canvas Laptab”. It comes with dual boot OS, Windows and Android. This is the first dual boot tablet launched by Micromax – all their previous tablets were based on Android operating system.

Intel Edison is a SD Card Sized Full Pentium-Class PC  that is equipped with Bluetooth and WiFi and this full-fledged computer doesn’t need an outer source for processing- an outer source like a smartphone.

Did you think Chrome was the most popular browser in India? No, that is not the case. UC Browser tops the browser popularity charts in India has 21.44 percent market share as compared to Chrome’s 19.53!

Little Eye Labs, a year old Indian startup has become the first Indian startup acquisition made by Facebook. The startup has build a tool that does Performance Analysis and Monitoring to identify and fix performance problems in Android Apps.

Snapchat DB was recently hacked and over 4.6 million usernames and passwords were published online fore everyone to see. Here are 3 things that user needs to understand while using messaging and social apps like Snapchat!

This funding digest includes Series B Funding raised by Mobstac and Mswipe, Series A Raised by EkStop and Angel Funding raised by Homeveda.

Vodafone India has announced launch of a unique developer platform that will allow an easy plug and play eco-system for Indian app developers and will allow developers to easily integrate operator billing on their apps on Vodafone network.

In the annual Forbes “Brightest Young Stars” list: 30 Under 30, there are staggering 23 Indians who have been mentioned due to their fascinating work in different streams

Here is a compilation of Anti-Corruption helplines that are available in various cities and states of India.

Google has roped in online retailer Myntra and Krrish superstar Hrithik Roshan to host Asia’s first Google+ ‘shoppable’ hangout.

Looks like online grocery store as a segment is attracting lot of VC money. Close to the heels of Ekstop raising funds, another online grocer, LocalBanya has also announced Series A funding. Interestingly both these startups are Mumbai based.

Lotus Greens, Delhi based real estate development company has become Asia’s first real estate developer to launch their own green application – A web and mobile application that can track and measure your carbon footprint and suggest ways to reduce it.

Updated: Looks like the concerns raised about national security from several quarters including Infosec Consortium have had their effect. Election commission has decided that they will not go ahead with the proposed tie-up with Google

There were 2 very interesting technological breakthroughs that were demoed at ongoing CES 2014. LiFi Technology and Laser Light Concept Car by Audi!

Google is rolling out new service to Gmail and Google+ users, which allows Gmail users to directly send email to Google+ users through their normal email compose window.

At CES 2014, Corning are showing their new Gorilla Glass with an antimicrobial agent on it. This agent will kill the bacteria that are forming on the screen in real time. There is no need to swipe anything on the screen, the glass will take care of itself.

Here are top 5 Digital Marketing trends which can dominate 2014, as observed by an Online Marketer, working full time in the industry. Digital Marketing is evolving, and everyone needs to align themselves, or be left behind.

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