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GraphicMail Starts Offering its Email Marketing Solutions in Pakistan

By | April 15, 2014 6 Comments

GraphicMail – a specialized email marketing company — has announced plans to expand its operations in Pakistan. The company originally based in South Africa, currently having its physical presence in more than 24 countries, is now operating with a software development centre in Islamabad. GraphicMail has recently registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) to become first registered email-marketing solution provider in [...]

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National Cyber Security Bill Introduced in Senate

By | April 15, 2014 2 Comments

National Security Council Bill 2014 – aimed at fighting the crimes committed over internet and through computer systems – was presented in the Senate yesterday. Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed tabled the bill named as Cyber Security Council Bill 2014. The bill seeks the establishment of a 30 member ‘National Cyber Security Council’, defines its functions and powers as to develop and draft policy, guidelines and [...]

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Urdu Lughat is the Most-Complete Urdu-to-Urdu Dictionary Available on Internet Right Now

By | April 9, 2014 4 Comments

Agree or not, Urdu’s online presence is pitiable. Despite being among the five most-spoken languages in the world, there are just about 10,000 articles written in Urdu on Wikipedia. (There are over 40,000 pages on Wikipedia in Urdu but only a quarter of those are complete articles). There aren’t many reputable online dictionaries either. However, there’s one option now which is a beacon of hope [...]

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Twitter Brings Radical New Changes to its Web Profile

By | April 9, 2014 2 Comments

Twitter has announced that a new major redesign will be hitting its web profiles, which started yesterday on the 8th of April 2014 . New users can get to experience it straightaway while existing ones will have to wait for a few more weeks. Upon first glance, you will notice the unmistakable resemblance with, you guessed it, Facebook. After it has rolled out to everyone, [...]

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Windows XP is Officially Dead

By | April 9, 2014 7 Comments

Microsoft, after countless warnings, has at last pulled the plug from the Windows XP. The once most-popular desktop Operating System (OS) in the world that still powers 27 percent of all PCs worldwide. The OS will no longer be getting security updates and technical support from Microsoft now onwards. Support for Office and Exchange 2003 has also ended. The 12-year old Windows XP had already [...]

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Petition Filled Against FinFisher’s Surveillance Deployment in Pakistan

By | April 7, 2014 29 Comments

The alleged use of FinFisher, a controversial surveillance technology, in Pakistan has been challenged in the Lahore High court. FinFisher, also known as FinSpy, is a trojan spyware software developed and marketed by the UK/German company Gamma Group. The petition was filed by Bytes for All chairman Shahzad Ahmad who said that FinFisher software was being used to monitor and obtain information from citizens through [...]

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Bank Alfalah and IFC Launch the SME Toolkit in Pakistan

By | April 7, 2014 No Comments

Bank Alfalah and International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, have launched the SME Toolkit in Pakistan, which is an online solutions platform. The platform provides value-added resources, including business advice, local and global best practices and opportunities, to both existing and potential SMEs to grow and improve their businesses. The SME Toolkit, available for free at www.pakistan.smetoolkit.org, offers tools and [...]

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Big Data: Helping Take Control of Asia’s Traffic Woes

By | April 7, 2014 One Comment

By Naveed Siraj Many cities across Asia Pacific are notorious for terrible traffic. In fact, just recently there were reports of a horrific jam in China that lasted for over a week. Can you imagine the frustration of being caught in that? While this is an extreme case, dealing with traffic congestion in bustling Asian cities is a daily reality. In highly populated cities or [...]

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Two HP Executives Arrested for Tax Evasion

By | April 5, 2014 6 Comments

Two senior executives of the US based Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) have been arrested by The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on suspicion of tax evasion. According to a local English newspaper the FBR has identified the individuals as Shahid Ali Khan, Country Manager, Hewlett-Packard, and Saleem Raza Rajwani, Finance Director, HP. The two individuals were arrested through a joint operation conducted by the Directorate of [...]

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VimpelCom Group CEO Jo Lunder Meets President, PM of Pakistan

By | April 3, 2014 6 Comments

The VimpelCom Group CEO, Jo Lunder in a series of meetings has met with the President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Minister of State for IT and Telecom Ms. Anusha Rahman, Chairman PTA Syed Ismail Shah, and senior management of Mobilink. During these meetings Mr. Lunder shared the Group’s vision for the region and reaffirmed its long term [...]

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ExD to Open SAP Training Centres Across Pakistan

By | April 3, 2014 2 Comments

Excellence Delivered (ExD), a Pakistani software solutions provider, is planning to open a series of SAP training centres across Pakistan. This initiative is part of the company’s commitment to the development of the country’s IT talent.  The first of these centres will be launched in Faisalabad in the coming weeks. ExD is already providing training of SAP modules at a certified SAP training academy located [...]

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Wateen to Provide Wi-Fi Services at Airports in Pakistan

By | April 2, 2014 No Comments

Civil Aviation Authority Pakistan (CAA) has selected Wateen Telecom as an exclusive Wi-Fi provider for establishing state of the art Wi-Fi/Hotspot zones at all major CAA airports in Pakistan. The Wi-Fi service was inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad bin Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, representing the Chairman Board of Directors of the Abu Dhabi Group, along with the CCMO CAA Asif Bashir Khan. GM [...]

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Illegal Gateway Exchange Seized in Lahore

By | April 2, 2014 4 Comments

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA : NR3C) Lahore jointly conducted a successful raid in Lahore and arrested a person who was running illegal gateway exchanges. Illegal voice termination activity was detected at 260-A, BOR Society, Johar Town Lahore and a raid was conducted after investigations. Illegal Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) exchanges comprising eight GSM gateways of 16 ports and two [...]

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Anusha Rehman’s Husband Gets Job as Board Member in PTML

By | March 31, 2014 7 Comments

Anusha Rehman, State Minister for Information Technology and Telecom, has managed to get her husband inducted in PTML’s board as a member, The News has reported. Mr. Shabbir Ahmed Khan, who is the husband of Anusha Rehman, is reportedly appointed as member of the board of directors at PTML, cellular arm of PTCL. The news of Mr. Shabbir’s appointment first surfaced in January, however, it [...]

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Windows Market Share Slides below 90% for First Time in 19 Years

By | March 31, 2014 4 Comments

Despite the rising share prices and revenues, the star product of Microsoft’s business – The Windows OS for PCs — is not faring well. According to NetMarketShare and StatCounter, the sales figures for March of 2014 indicate clearly that the market share of Windows has dipped below 90%. This is the first time this happened since 1995, when Microsoft launched its star product and the [...]

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