Weekly Wrap-Up: IRCTC Probe & Record, Facebook Free Calls, Moto X Launch & More…


It is Monday morning, and time to do a quick wrap-up of posts we published on Trak.in last week.Trak.in weekly news wrap-up

95% of all ATMs all over the world run on Windows XP operating system, and once Microsoft decides to stop updating its security and issuing updates, then it is most vulnerable to hacking and viruses.

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has now ordered a probe against Indian Railways & IRCTC for resorting to unfair trade practices. In an official statement, they have mentioned, “that prima facie, a case of contravention of the provisions of the Act is made out against Indian Railways and IRCTC”.

IRCTC also witnessed their highest ever single day booking on March 19, when they booked 5.8 lakh tickets. Th previous highest was for 5.72 lakh e-tickets which were booked on Sept 2 last year.

Looks like WhatsApp CEO, Jan Koum has had enough of it. In a blog post titles “Setting the record straight”, he has rebuked out all the theories that have been circulating all over the net.

Although not officially announced by Facebook, users in Indian who are using Facebook Messenger app on Android OS can now call one another for free!

As expected, Flipkart has announced the launch of Moto X last week. And like Moto G, Moto X is priced quite competitively. the Moto X is launched at price of Rs. 23,999/- and was exclusively available on Flipkart from March 19th.

It was due for some time now and Google has finally delivered. Like it had done with tablets, Google is bringing a separate version for Wearable devices and it is aptly called ‘Android Wear”

A recently published report by Google India and Boston Consultancy Group (BCG) forecasts that online insurance industry in India will become 20 times its current value and will cross Rs 20,000 crore by 2020.

Pinterest, one of the most popular social sharing sites in the world has now launched Hindi language version, where users can share their “pins” in Hindi. Pinterest is now available in 24 different languages including Hindi.

Microsoft has made an announcement yesterday that Xbox One will be arriving in 26 countries from September 2014. And to the delight of console gamers, one of the countries mentioned is India.

Gujarat has been ranked #1 among all Indian states in the just released “The Economic Freedom of States of India” report – 2013. The report has analyzed and studied economic development metrics of the 20 biggest states of India.

In the 16th chapter of #ProductivityHacks series, we offer you 4 tips that will help you to get up early, and make your day super-productive. After completing this chapter, you can easily conquer your alarm clock!

Bangalore based Indian Mobile payment solutions company Ezetap has secured undisclosed amount from credit card giant American Express according to an ET report.

Amazon adds yet another new category to it’s menu – Sports, Fitness & Outdoor Equipment Store. Just 2 weeks back, Amazon had added Branded Handbags and Luggage store to their ever growing list.

India’s largest retail chain, Reliance Retail, has finally posted profit, which has been described as a rare feat. After pumping in $1 billion investment with lots of trials and errors and spending close to 7 years in the market, this is great news for Mukesh Ambani who refused to follow the set standards of retail in India.

Rajesh Adhikari is a 12th class student in the sleepy little hill-town of Nainital in Uttrakhand has come up with shoes that can easily double up as a Mobile charger, Much needed when you are out of electricity!

Google has introduced 2 new Voice commands to its Google search on Android phones which have been inspired from their Google Glass project, which people have used quite successfully

According to press release sent to us, UC browser has now surpassed a whopping 500 million users worldwide, making it the largest third party mobile browser by user base in the world. It is also the Number 1 mobile browser in India and China.

In our 17th chapter of #ProductivityHacks series, we look at 4 simple ways to make decision making process simple, fast and easy!

In a unique initiative which has never been tried before, Microsoft is offering cloud computing for small and medium business owners (SMBs) in exchange of their existing hardware.

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