The new year is off to a kick ass beginning with a few startups announcing their fundraise and Bangalore based Little Eye Labs’ getting acquired by social networking giant Facebook. The acquisition could be one of the many to come this year.

This week, we also covered some important trends in the e-commerce space. Some of the interesting articles include a look at the upcoming hybrid retail model in the country, the rise of Facebook Groups as an alternative to classifieds and a quick one on Aam Aadmi Party’s phenomenal online crowdfunding campaign. We also covered the mobile app ecosystem in detail.

In the second episode of our Growth Hacking series, we talked about how Guest Posts can be a way of growing your startup. Of course we broke some news like the coming of Asia’s first Shoppable hangouts to India.

For all the action you missed out on NEXTBIGWHAT last week, check out our weekly recap below.

Weekly Summary
Weekly Summary (image credit: shutterstock)

–––––– Editorially Recommended Articles

Ecommerce Going Offline in India : A Fad Or Market Reality?

What Changes After Facebook’s $11mn Acquisition of LittleEyeLabs

The Indian Mobile App Race: The Race Mobile Messengers Are Winning.

Of Bangalore Auto Strike and Why Chance pe Dance Phenomena is Underrated

Personal Technology Trends in India: The Great Migration Has Begun [Rewind 2013]

Bottoms Up: With New Campus Recruiters, Backbenchers Stand a Better Chance

ISRO Scientists Share Candid Thoughts on an Unofficial Reddit AMA; Including “Kitna Deti Hai”

Are Facebook Groups A Threat to Online Classifieds?

How Tint Crossed $1 Million In Revenues 11 Months After Launch [UnPluggd]

Of Guest Posts And The Art of Growth Hacking

——— Channel : Indian Startups / Resources

Indian Startups, Are Convertible Debts for You?

With Personalisation Suite, Targeting Mantra Ups Conversion Rates for Ecommerce Stores

With Their DIY Kits, CoolJunk Wants To Help You Learn Electronics

JunoTele Makes Real Time Carrier Billing Possible for On Demand Services

Edu Startup Vedantu Helps Teachers Launch Their Own Apps

To Patent Or Not To Patent!

With Interactive Sessions, Edureka Wants to Break the Monotony of Online Classes

The Online-Offline Convergence : Touch Screen Meets Digital Catalogues at Shopsense

——— Channel : India Online

India to Launch Internet Monitoring Tool Netra

Paytm Joins The E-wallet Bandwagon With Paytm Cash Wallet

Online Shopping Search Trends of 2013: Mobile, Apparel Most Searched Categories

Google Brings Asia’s First Shoppable Hangout to India With Myntra & Hrithik Roshan

A Look at India’s Social Media Landscape

AAP Online Donation takes off in a big way; Raises Rs 5 cr in Under A Month

Goibibo launches goCash; An E-wallet

Reliance Jio 4G Plans: Android Set Top Box; Jio Drive; Mi-Fi & More

Updated: E-commerce Firm Allschoolstuff To Scale Down Consumer Facing Business; Not Shutting Says CEO

Government’s e-Transactions Multiply 100X, Crosses 2 Bn in 2013

BJP Supporters Protest Twitter India News Head Raheel Khursheed’s Appointment; Says He is Anti Hindu

Web18 to shutdown In.com and Other Properties? [Updated]

State Bank of India Launches Online Marketplace for Its Card Holders, Powered by Martjack

Election Commission Severs Partnership With Google on Security Concerns

——— Channel : APPS/ Stuff

Nokia Launches Lumia 525 and 1320 in India. Gets Pricing Right.

Vodafone India Opens Up App Developer Platform With API Access

Not Able To Find The Right Typeset For Your Website? Try These 2 Tools

Startup mYwindow Pivots; Launches App That Makes Selling Digital Goods Easy

—–––– Channel: Indian Startup Funding

Exclusive: TrueCaller Secures Funding from Sequoia Capital India

It’s Official, Bangalore Based Little Eye Labs Acquired by Facebook

Online Grocery Retailer EkStop Shop Raises Funding From Ronnie Screwvala’s Unilazer Ventures

Low Cost Ophthalmology Devices Company Forus Raises $8 mn from Asian Healthcare Fund & Others

Mobile Publishing Platform MobStac Raises Series B Funding from Accel Partners & Cisco

Mobile Payment Startup, Mswipe Raises Series B Funding

Power Management Startup xSi Semiconductors Raises Funding From IAN

Healthcare Services Marketplace MedyPal Raises Seed Funds From Unitus Seed Fund

Online Supermarket LocalBanya Raises Series A Funding

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