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10 Pakistani startups that made a mark in 2016

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PHOTO: P@SHA While Pakistan’s contribution to startup culture may appear negligible by global standards, for a country far removed from the concepts of incubators and accelerators till long, progress on the front is more than promising. In a recent poll by the Thompson Reuters Foundation, Pakistan was ranked among the world’s major economies where social entrepreneurship has been gaining momentum. Local […]

Pakistanis can now make money on YouTube

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Youtube enables Monetization in Pakistan. PHOTO: REUTERS YouTube content creators in Pakistan can now monetize their videos. Ahead of YouTube’s planned launch event in Pakistan it has been announced that content creators in the country can now make money on the video-sharing website. YouTube doesn’t allow monetization in all markets making this is a significant development towards Pakistan’s […]

You can stop WhatsApp from sharing your data with Facebook

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WhatsApp to share phone numbers with Facebook PHOTO: AFP WhatsApp, Facebook Inc’s popular messaging service, on Thursday announced it will start sharing users’ phone numbers with its parent, however, there is a way to prevent data being shared. There are two methods to avoid Facebook from getting your number. The first way is that when the messaging app […]

Advancements, pitfalls of IT in education sector

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  PESHAWAR: Information technology (IT) is, without a doubt, playing a critical role in development initiatives. It helps conserve energy, requires limited manpower to achieve targets and has transformed the world into a global village in the truest sense of the word by bridging the divide between countries. Countless have reaped the benefits of IT, those […]

PM Nawaz Sharif put up for sale on eBay

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was put up for sale on eBay with bids soaring to more than $90,000 Thursday after an anonymous user gave vent to frustrations with the prime minister over the Panama Papers leak. “Useless Pakistani Pm Nawaz Sharif for Sale” stated the post by long-time user mastavis on the popular e-commerce […]

Instagram extends video length to 60 seconds

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With the number of Instagram users on the rise across the globe, the popular photo sharing app is about to make video sharing a lot more interesting. Instagram in a blog posted on its page announced that it would be bringing its users fun, creative and flexible ways to watch and share videos. To announce the upcoming […]

WhatsApp strengthens encryption in wake of iPhone case

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WASHINGTON: Facebook on Tuesday announced it had bolstered the default encryption settings for the more than one billion users of its popular WhatsApp messaging service so that all messages will now be accessible only to the sender and recipient. The update arrives amid a heightened international debate over how much access law enforcement should have to […]

Uber parks in Lahore, announces start of operations

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Uber’s launch will help spur competition in the taxi business that has the likes of Careem, Al-Bayrak and Savaree in its sphere. PHOTO: SHAHRAM HAQ/EXPRESS LAHORE:  In a development that would definitely spice up the transport business in Lahore, Uber Technologies – a global taxi-dispatch service app – has formally begun operations in Punjab’s provincial […]

Apple to launch new iPhone, iPad in March

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Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is on target to introduce its next iPhone and iPad models on March 15, and aims to start selling the devices in the same week, technology blog 9to5Mac reported, citing sources. Apple, which will introduce a new 4-inch iPhone, dubbed the “iPhone 5se”, and a new iPad Air at a launch event, […]