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Connate, a Native Ad Tech Firm, Launches Services in Pakistan

By | July 24, 2014 One Comment

Connate – a native ad tech firm – has announced the commencement of its operations in Pakistan. Dubai based Connate – with focus on premium content monetization, production and delivery – entered Pakistani market when Dettol and Warid wanted to build upon their relationship with consumers but not through regular tried and tested route of advertising. Native advertising is a non-intrusive and in-content online advertising [...]

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Meet Sehat.com.pk: An Online Pharmacy Store!

By | July 23, 2014 6 Comments

The interest of global online groups in the talents of Pakistani youth and e-commerce industry suggest that in the future, the e-commerce sector is likely to hold a significant share in Pakistan’s economy. Various online portals are maturing multiple transactions daily. With the arrival of 3G/4G technology in smartphones and the more common use of plastic money, the online transaction ratio is expected to increase [...]

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Pakistani Entrepreneur Wins mBillionth Award in India

By | July 22, 2014 21 Comments

Abdul Muqsit, a UAE based Pakistani IT professional, has won mBillionth Award South Asia for his Online Pastho Dictionary in “m-Culture & Heritage” category. Awards were held earlier this week in New Delhi, however, Abdul Muqsit couldn’t make it to the event to receive his award because of visa security issues. mBillionth Awards South Asia is a platform for recognizing innovations in Telecom and Mobile [...]

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Asani.com.pk Aims to Take on OLX in Online Classified Market

By | July 21, 2014 15 Comments

In this era of digital advertising, online procurement, selling and marketing, the idea of businesses dependency on their physical presence has changed altogether. A physical address is no more deemed as a requirement for doing business, especially if you are selling a product. With the advancement of our e-commerce sector, several businesses in Pakistan have successfully made their impression by making the customers visit their web portals. Regarding [...]

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Asim Shahryar Joins PSEB as its MD

By | July 18, 2014 5 Comments

Asim Shahryar Husain has joined Pakistan Software Export Board as its new Managing Director with immediate effect, said a statement issued by the board. Asim is a technocrat and brings with him over 20 years of professional experience in technology marketing and business planning. Prior to joining PSEB, he remained CEO of COMSATS Internet Services for four years and is well known for successfully restructuring [...]

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Patloon.net: Getting Perfectly Sized Pants at Doorstep.

By | July 15, 2014 16 Comments

So far, it is quite amazing that we are observing an avid growth in list of start ups in our country and that’s too just in a span of few years. Be it a field of technology, gadgets or house chores; we have witnessed several startups that are going vibrant. In the list, a new addition is a Patloon.net ; a start up appeared with [...]

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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf Website Gets Hacked

By | July 14, 2014 83 Comments

Official website of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf was hacked last night by a Pakistani hacker group that wants to be known as “Muslim Cyber Group”. PTI’s website remained defaced for several hours showing a message from hackers for Imran Khan that argued that PTI Leader should be more vocal for the people of Gaza. Defaced page read: Hacked by W3b_dR1ft3R Muslim Cyber Army Hello Dear Imran Khan [...]

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Unilever Announces Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneur Awards 2014

By | July 11, 2014 3 Comments

To add to their last year’s success of Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards spree, this year Unilever has announced the submission date and eligibility criteria to let the future leaders take part in this award giving campaign for which they will be given a hefty amount of money to hop the financial hurdles they are facing and much desired mentorship from the professionals. Sustainability is [...]

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Google Introduces Two Games on Maps to Keep You Busy

By | July 11, 2014 4 Comments

What is the best thing you can do when you’re in command of the world’s best mapping service? You turn the whole world into a game, of course. That’s what Google is doing: turn the whole world into the game and in return also get a bit of publicity. For that, it has added two new games to Maps, called Smarty Pins and GeoGuesser. The [...]

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Nokia X Portathon Concludes in Karachi

By | July 11, 2014 One Comment

Microsoft Devices kicked off the Nokia X Portathon across various universities of Karachi. Nokia X Portathon, is a unique application porting program where developers port their Android applications onto the Nokia Store getting the advantages of Nokia X platform along with the range of Nokia X devices. Nokia X Portathon garnered much traction from students and graduates belonging to University of Karachi, IBA, FAST, FUUAST, [...]

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Brazil vs Germany Semi Final Was the Most-Tweeted Event in History

By | July 10, 2014 8 Comments

The unexpected, shameful 7-1 beating which Brazil got at the hands of Germany on Tuesday did cause an explosion on social networks, in particular at Twitter. The incident took over Super Bowl (whatever that is) as the most-tweeted sporting event in the world. To make it further special, Twitter released a heat map (produced below). Watch closely how after the scoring of the fifth goal, [...]

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First Ever Pakistan Start up Report Reveals Great News for Investors

By | July 10, 2014 4 Comments

We Pakistanis are witnessing a quick rise in the field of entrepreneurship and marketing. With all these workshops and growing startups the future scope of Pakistan does seem fine and concrete. And to reinforce it, a report has been published by the “World Startup Report” about Pakistan named as Pakistan Startup Report. It is basically a compilation of a brief encyclopaedia of the country’s startup culture, the document, [...]

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Internet Society Survey Shows key Policy Concerns for Stakeholders in Asia-Pacific

By | July 10, 2014 One Comment

A region-wide survey of 1,800 Internet Society members in Asia-Pacific revealed stakeholder attitudes towards Internet policymaking and policy issues in the region. Conducted by the Internet Society’s Asia-Pacific Bureau, the Asia-Pacific Regional Policy Survey solicited user perceptions on a wide range of Internet policy themes, from privacy to Net neutrality to the availability of local content.  The study found that despite the rapid growth of [...]

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Save a Life with this Smartphone App

By | July 9, 2014 8 Comments

We are a part of middle era which is all about living your own life and earning a living for your own sake. We are so indulged in ourselves and our problems that we often forget or do not feel the need to look around and sympathize with the underprivileged and unfortunate people who are deprived of the basic necessities of life, who are somewhere [...]

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Exclusive: Telenor Soon to Launch its App Store with Direct Operator Billing

By | July 8, 2014 15 Comments

Telenor Pakistan is reading itself for post-3G times with the launch of its own app and game store for its around 35 million customers in Pakistan. Smartphone ownership in Pakistan is estimated to grow – mainly due to emergence of 3G service — by 50% this year and is currently around 15%. With increasing number of smartphone users having internet connectivity through 3G, there is [...]

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