Weekly Wrap-Up: IRCTC Email Spam, 10 Indian ECommerce Platforms, Metro Wifi Access & More…


It’s Monday morning and before we bring this week’s most buzzing stories to you, it is time to do a quick wrap-up of the posts published on Trak.in last week.

Pune based TripHobo, a Pune based online travel planning portal announced their series A funding from Bangalore based Kalaari Capital. TripHobo has not disclosed the amount of funding. However, we have a official confirmation that funding is between USD 1 million to 3.5 Million.

Facebook has conducted some secret psychological research on it’s users, without informing them. Termed as a ‘disturbing emotional experiment’ users and social media experts are demanding apology and justification from world’s biggest social network.

The New 2014 Ford Fiesta was unveiled with a new sleek design, superior technological features and a powerful engine. Trak.in recently got an opportunity to test drive this new version of Ford Fiesta in Bangalore, and the results have blown us away.

A new android mobile app called FreeCallApp offers unlimited free calling across 15 countries… And the calls can be even on a normal 2G network. And yes it has unlimited voice HD calls!

Here is list of Top 10 SAAS eCommerce Platforms in India. The list includes the features provided by these sites as well as the pricing offered by them..

Mobile App ecosystem is growing exponentially. Millions of people use Android apps on a daily basis, so we came up with 3 mobile apps that can make you some easy money which can be used for buying stuff online or probably topping-up your prepaid mobile!

Here are 8 interesting facts about Orkut which, in a way, is a tribute to one of the largest social networks we ever saw

In the just released State of Internet Report for the first quarter of 2014, Akamai has said that Indians continue to have slowest Internet connection in the whole of Asia. Even tiny countries like Vietnam and Thailand has better Internet speed than Indians.

Apparently, User Email IDs registered with IRCTC are being shared or sold with internet marketers. Here is a clear proof of it!

Walmart has finally made their ecommerce debut in India. They have launched a B2B wholesale eCommerce site – http://www.bestpricewholesale.co.in/. The products sold on the site are currently available for cities of Lucknow and Hyderabad.

State Bank of India has embraced digital in a big way. They have conceptualized ‘SBI Intouch’ banking paradigm, which has been described as the ‘next generation banking initiative’.

As per latest data coming in, 2014 FIFA World Cup has broken all records for social media engagement and interactions. On Facebook, more than 200 million soccer fans have already had 1 billion+ interactions, breaking all existing records of social media usage.

Facebook is now experimenting a new type of advertisement feature in India. and it is the “missed call” Ad feature where users can place a missed call to get a call back from advertiser

Vishal Sikka, the new CEO of Infosys will take home a salary of Rs 30 crore or $5 million every year, making him the highest paid CEO in Indian corporate world.

Mumbai Metro has now started offering free Wi-Fi access of Metro stations and trains. And based on the initial feedback received from some metro travelers, the wi-fi connectivity works quite well too.

In order to provide better health care to rural Indians and to save lives, HP has teamed up with Narayana Health to open 14 eHealth Centers, which would be powered by Cloud and IT infrastructure from HP.

With 18 million fans, Indian PM Narendra Modi is World’s second most popular & India’s most popular politician on Facebook and he had an interesting visitor Sheryl Sandberg, who is the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook.

I’ve put together 10 awesome startup / entrepreneur tools that I use regularly and I think they will be extremely useful for other entrepreneurs as well.

Gurdial Singh Sandhu, secretary at the finance ministry’s department of financial services has asked all nationalized banks to issue debit cards which are RuPay enabled! MasterCard and Visa are surely feeling the heat right now!

Indian Air Force (IAF) has just become the first military establishment from India to launch to their mobile 3D game. Named as Guardians of the Skies (GOTS), this game has been developed to inspire and motivate nation’s youth to join IAF and serve the country.

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