Weekly Wrap-up: Kindle Devices in India, IRCTC SMS Ticket Bookings, Apple iOS7 & More…


It’s Monday morning and time for a quick wrap-up of some of the articles we published on Trak.in last week. And, also, I hope all our readers are enjoying the Monsoon rains, which has probably set a record for June  in most parts of India!

Trak.in weekly news wrap-up

So much has been talked about US security agency NSA spying on communication taking place over the web across the world… I fail to understand why such a big Hullabaloo?

Shycart.com is a new unique personal online shopping platform that sells items online that people are usually shy to walk into a convenience store and ask for.

Flipkart has stopped delivering items over INR 10k to UP. If COD returns were the issues, they should have stopped COD in that area, why stop all deliveries? What do you think is the real reason?

Indian Railways plans to launch SMS based On-site Passenger Complaint Redressal System (OPCRS) to address Passengers’ on-train housekeeping woes!

The Gaming consoles such as PS3 and XBOX One are now implementing Always-On DRM. User needs to be connected to internet to play the game. This surely will kill Console gaming atleast in countries like India.

Right now is probably the best time to be a mobile developer. The Mobile Development Jobs Demand is at all time high and currently far outstrips the Supply. HTML5 Jobs are seeing maximum growth!

iOS7 got a major overhaul yesterday for the first time since it was launched. However, their designs and cosmetic changes have received much flak.. Here is our Toon of the week dedicated to that!

HERO Electric Bikes are now available on Snapdeal.com for online purchases. They also have some great discounts available, so if you are in market to purchase a bike, you should look at this option seriously!

Google has acquired Israel based Waze Navigation for over USD 1.2 billion. It sure does not want to relinquish its superior mapping advantage to its competitors!

According to IDC, Smart connected devices are seeing a huge surge in emerging markets with nearly 1 billion units expected to be shipped in 2014.

Pune Based food delivery site, Tastykhana has mopped up USD 5 million strategic funding from Deliveryhero, a leading network of food delivery site in the world!

Kindle Devices and eBooks have now been listed on Amazon’s India site Amazon.in, however, they are not directly selling it. Croma sells devices, whereas parent site sells eBooks!

Samsung has launched another phone in the market, but it not actually a phone, it is a camera called Galaxy S4 Zoom Camera… What is Samsung trying to do here?

Gaana.com has launched online karaoke app called SingAlong. This interactive feature allows users to sing their favourite songs with scrolling lyrics and music.

IRCTC will start offering Train Ticket bookings through mobile text messaging from July 1st. Using USSD technology, even basic mobile phone without internet will be able to book tickets!

Here is a great example showing how Mobile Internet is positively impacting lives of even the most underprivileged Children.

Microsoft to announced launch of their MS Office Mobile App for iPhone users and it is completely free to Office 365 subscribers..

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