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Hacktivists Deface Pakistan.gov.pk to Support Protests in Red Zone

By | August 31, 2014 2 Comments

Hactivists decided to play their role in the on-going political situation in Islamabad. A hacker group, without revealing its identity, has defaced Pakistan.Gov.PK – country’s official website – and replaced its content with weird images of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari, former President of Pakistan. In its unique instance, the hacker didn’t leave a credit note [...]

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Zameen.com Launches its iOS App

By | August 28, 2014 No Comments

Zameen.com has launched its mobile app for iPhone users to explore its extensive property database on the go. “Zameen.com is proud to present the Zameen App, which is available for download from the App Store. We are always looking for new and innovative ways to add value to our users’ experience, and this app is a great new avenue for us to do that,” said [...]

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PASHA Announces ICT Awards for 2014

By | August 27, 2014 2 Comments

  PASHA has announced its ICT awards for 2014. According to PASHA, these awards aim to provide recognition to software and service applications that have been developed in Pakistan, by providing companies an opportunity to gain local, regional and international exposure through on-going promotional activities. Not to mention, the winners of PASHA ICT Awards regional categories get an opportunity for participation at the international Asia [...]

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Mobilink Offers Free Mobile Internet in collaboration with OLX

By | August 27, 2014 One Comment

Mobilink in collaboration with OLX has launched its second-wave of sponsored internet offer for its customers. This initiative will provide 6 hours of free Internet to Mobilink customers using the Opera Mini Browser. Customers simply have to visit webpass.opera.com/store. Aamer Manzoor, Head of Data Mobilink said, “Mobilink believes in continuously bringing forth new and innovative promotions for its customers. Our collaboration with OLX is a [...]

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Intel Pakistan signs MoU for Digital Literacy of Youth

By | August 26, 2014 No Comments

Intel Pakistan has said that it is piloting a new initiative, under the Intel Easy Steps program. This was undersigned in a MoU with Memon Industrial & Technical Institute (MITI) to increase the relevance of computer devices as a tool for learning and providing quality basic digital literacy opportunities to underprivileged section of the society. MITI, is a vocational and technical training institute for youth [...]

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djuice Pakistan Ranked as Most Socially Devoted Brand During July 2014

By | August 21, 2014 6 Comments

Telenor Pakistan’s youth centric brand djuice has been named the most socially devoted Facebook brand in the world in telecommunications industry during July 2014, according to recent stats published by Social Bakers. According to analytical data released by Socialbakers.com, djuice was in the lead in telecom sector with 100% response rate with over ten thousand user questions answered in July 2014. According to Socialbakers.com, Telenor Pakistan’s [...]

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Maro Tandoors Aim to Provide Health Friendly Roti in Pakistan

By | August 20, 2014 27 Comments

Pakistani starups are taking the lead and we are witnessing some of the most innovative and creative ideas every year. Our young lot was accused to follow the western trends but the good news is that they are coming up with localized ideas to cater local community. MARO is a startup idea that aims to bring about change with their modernized method of providing people [...]

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Going Mobile: Enterprises Need to Transform and Innovate

By | August 18, 2014 No Comments

By Ahsen Javed, Managing Director, Oracle Pakistan and South Asia Growth Economies West We are in the midst of a revolution where mobile is upstaging PCs, laptops and tablets to emerge as the device of choice for Internet connectivity. In fact, the entire user experience is undergoing a dramatic change – with the “carry it anywhere, everywhere” convenience and accessibility offered by mobile phones. Together [...]

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Microsoft Announces Windows Phone Hackathon on ITCN 2014

By | August 18, 2014 5 Comments

Microsoft Pakistan has announced a three day Windows Phone Hackathon on the occasion of ITCN Asia – country’s largest IT Expo – starting August 26th, 2014. Microsoft said that all sorts of startups, students and professional developers are invited to participate in the Hackathon and win amazing Windows Phone devices. As mentioned above, almost anyone can participate. Each team can have a maximum of two [...]

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Google Celebrates Pakistan’s 68th Independence Day with a Doodle

By | August 14, 2014 One Comment

Continuing its customary annual traditions, Google has celebrated Pakistan’s 68th Independence Day with a doodle. Its the fourth consecutive year in which the tech-giant has posted one of its customized logos. This year’s doodle is arguably the most elegant of the lot. This year the inspiration comes from the amazing Pakistan Monument in Islamabad, which represents a blooming flower. Below the animated landmark lies the [...]

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Zameen.com Hosts Bloggers’ Meet-up

By | August 11, 2014 No Comments

Zameen.com recently organized a blogger meet-up in Lahore with the aim of connecting with some of the best and most popular writers in the city. Several notable bloggers representing some of the most popular blogs from around the city descended on The Café Upstairs on Jail Road, where they met up with members of Team Zameen for a round of great conversation, networking and some [...]

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Meet Markhor, the Makers of Leather Accessories for Modern Gentlemen!

By | August 11, 2014 8 Comments

“Hometown Shoes” is a well known start up incubated at Plan9 along with other startups and has witnessed success period and credibility in the technology sectors. The startup helped hundreds of individuals find jobs and stabilize their income by exposing local artisans and craftsmen to a way of earning money and rehabilitating the positive image of Pakistan and its diverse culture. Previously, Hometown Shoes were known [...]

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Askari Bank Launches World MasterCard Credit Card

By | August 7, 2014 3 Comments

Askari Bank in collaboration with MasterCard announced the launch of Pakistan’s first World MasterCard Credit Card. The Card is specifically developed for the bank’s customers seeking extravagance and high class service worldwide. The Askari Bank World MasterCard Credit Card will offer a host of unique privileges like invitations to exclusive events, access to airport lounges and priority reservations at top restaurants around the world. Cardholders [...]

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PTCL Launches E-Learning Program for Underprivileged Youth

By | August 7, 2014 4 Comments

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has launched an online education program ‘Illuminating Learning Movement (ILM)’ aimed at providing customized and interactive e-learning solutions to underprivileged students. The program is being launched in collaboration with Click2Learn, which is a comprehensive adaptive online education platform. The initiative, in the preliminary phase, shall enable 5000 talented and underprivileged students to access and benefit from this customized platform of [...]

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World’s Largest Online Photography Competition Comes to Pakistan

By | August 5, 2014 9 Comments

For the first time this September, Wiki Loves Monuments (WLM), the world’s largest online photography competition is coming to Pakistan. This competition, known as Wiki Loves Monuments Pakistan (WLMP) is organised nationally by Wikimedia Community User Group Pakistan (WCUGP), the official affiliate of Wikimedia Foundation in the country. Wikimedia Foundation is the entity behind the popular online encyclopaedia, Wikipedia, amongst the top 10 most visited [...]

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