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Daraz.PK to Officially Sell Samsung Products Online

By | September 19, 2014 5 Comments

Samsung Pakistan recently entered into a partnership with Daraz.pk to become its official online retailer, said a statement issued by both the companies. With this partnership Samsung will have a dedicated ‘webstore’ on Daraz.pk, which is accessible at www.daraz.pk/samsung With this collaboration, online shoppers can browse through the full range of Samsung Galaxy smartphones, tablets and cameras, and select the products that best suit their [...]

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Techaccess Pakistan Bags two Oracle Excellence Awards

By | September 19, 2014 One Comment

Techaccess Pakistan won two awards at Oracle Excellence Awards 2014 held at ASEAN Business Forum in Bangkok, Thailand for following two categories: Oracle SI [Sustainability Innovation] Partner of the year 2014, and Oracle Specialized Partner of the Year 2014: Engineered Systems Oracle Excellence Awards program recognizes customers and partners that have excelled in driving business value together with Oracle in nine award categories. Techaccess Pakistan [...]

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YouTube Ban in Pakistan Enters its Third Year

By | September 17, 2014 93 Comments

While many Pakistanis still miss YouTube, others have either forgotten the video sharing website or they access it through proxy websites. Google’s traffic stats for YouTube access in Pakistan reveals that 4-5 percent of Pakistanis – who used to access YouTube before September 17th, 2012 – still access the website. This data doesn’t include those sessions that access YouTube via proxy websites or VPNs as [...]

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Misdirected AD Campaigns Resulting into Poor 3G Adoption

By | September 16, 2014 64 Comments

By Brandsynario The highly anticipated third generation ofa mobile telecommunications technology, 3G for short, was perceived to be the next big thing and it was largely expected that this new technology will modernize and upgrade the trend and usage patterns of high speed internet in Pakistan. While it is too early to issue a definitive verdict at this point in time, but early impressions and [...]

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SuperMeal.pk: Another Food-Ordering Portal in Town

By | September 12, 2014 7 Comments

Nowadays, many traditions have diversified food with the setting up various cuisines, various cooking methods, preferences and preparation. People have become more conscious about their taste buds and look for appetizing food to eat. Where dine outs have become a status symbol, ordering food has become a custom. In Pakistan we find many food lovers who crave for sumptuous refreshment and get it ordered from [...]

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Which iPhone Model was Most Innovative? [Infographic]

By | September 12, 2014 24 Comments

Apple’s iPhone is arguably is the most innovative device in recent year. iPhone, theoretically, packed the MACs in a device that was much smaller, mobile and equipped with cellular technology. Before iPhone, no one had ever wondered that we could do our businesses, entertainment and communication while on the go with the touch of fingers. Suddenly and conveniently we started browsing internet, made presentations, used [...]

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Revolutionizing HD Telemedicine with Satellite Connectivity

By | September 12, 2014 5 Comments

By Nadeem Safdar Imagine a rural town in mountainous Skardu in Northern Pakistan nearly 30 hours drive away from the capital Islamabad. If an elderly relative living in that remote town perceives signs of a stroke, his family would likely rush him to a nearby district hospital. Most hospitals in remote areas have limited staff. Even if the physician on duty is able to identify [...]

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Huawei and Fast-Nu Collaborate To Provide Training for ICT Professionals

By | September 12, 2014 One Comment

Huawei has announced it plans to increase its footprint of training and certifications in Pakistan and has selected FAST-National University to become its learning partner – (Huawei Authorized Learning Partner –HALP). HALP refers to a professional training organization that is authorized by Huawei to implement Huawei’s certification training programs, under Huawei’s supervision and management after passing its assessment. An agreement-signing ceremony was held on 11th [...]

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5 Million Gmail Accounts and Passwords Leaked Online, Pakistani Accounts Included!

By | September 11, 2014 26 Comments

Yesterday a Russian hacker claimed to have hacked at least five million Gmail accounts along with the passwords. Thing got worse when he ruthlessly posted the entire dump of data in a text file online, exposing the passwords of five million Gmail users. This was a huge leak and alarmingly we found instances of Pakistani internet users’ IDs present in the dump as well. This [...]

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Pakistan Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Struggles to Get Government Support

By | September 11, 2014 2 Comments

Entrepreneurial trends in Pakistan during past couple of years remained encouraging — thanks to local incubators, accelerators, co-working facilities, competitions and local associations  — however there is a clear lack of government backing for the country’s entrepreneurship ecosystem, preventing it to get to the next level, said a report published by Invest2Innovate and commissioned by the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), an office of [...]

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Branchless Banking to cross 1 Million Daily Transactions by Year End: SBP

By | September 11, 2014 2 Comments

Average daily branchless banking transactions in Pakistan are estimated to cross one million mark with-in this year, said State Bank of Pakistan in its quarterly review for branchless banking sector. State bank, in its Jan-March 2014 quarterly review, said that branchless banking transactions during the quarter stood at 68.5 million transactions that were worth Rs. 278.3 billion, showing 27% growth in volume, and 19% growth [...]

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Enterprise IT Market on Rampant Growth Trajectory in Pakistan: Report

By | September 11, 2014 No Comments

The Pakistan enterprise hardware market, which comprises servers and external storage, expanded a healthy 18.8% year on year in 2013, according to research released today by International Data Corporation (IDC). The global advisory services firm’s EMEA Quarterly Server and Disk Storage Systems Tracker shows that enterprise revenue in Pakistan has been on a consistent uphill growth trajectory for the past few years, with further growth [...]

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How to Become a Freelance Writer (the Right Way)

By | September 8, 2014 8 Comments

By Hasan Saleem of Pakwired.com Freelance writing is a trending job nowadays. Everyone wants to become a freelance writer, start a blog, and get paid simply for having an opinion. But like any other career, it’s not for everyone. There is a common misconception that freelancing — especially freelance writing — is something everyone should delve into just because they can. And while yes, we [...]

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Silicon Valley Based Founder Institute Tests a Launch in Pakistan

By | September 5, 2014 No Comments

The Founder Institute (www.fi.co) — that claims to be the world’s largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program — announced today that it is exploring a new chapter launch in Karachi, Pakistan. Based out of Silicon Valley, Founder Institute was founded back in 2009 and it currently operates with chapters across over 65 cities and 40 countries. Founder Institute is primarily aimed at providing training [...]

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Foodpanda Introduces Online Payment Options

By | September 5, 2014 12 Comments

Online food ordering service foodpanda has officially activated online payment option for its restaurant partners to become first digital food ordering platform in the country to use online mode of payment. With this new facility introduced, Foodpanda customers now have a choice to complete their order process with payment via credit cards instead of cash-on-delivery. For debit card holders, this option is valid for VISA [...]

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Shaoib Baig, Former Vice President of Telenor, Joins PTI

By | September 4, 2014 58 Comments

Muhammad Shoaib Baig, who recently stepped down from his position from Telenor, has officially announced to join Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. “I am joining PTI on the call of my leader Imran Khan to stand up for our rights and say NO to injustice forever – inshAllah together we will make Naya Pakistan!”, Shaoib was quoted as saying in an update posted by PTI’s official Facebook page. [...]

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Cyber Protests: PTV Website Gets Defaced by Hackers

By | September 2, 2014 16 Comments

On going political situation in Islamabad has triggered Pakistani hackers to protests against the government. Previously, a hackers’ group had defaced Pakistan.gov.pk and now its the Pakistan Television’s official website that was defaced today for similar reasons. Pakistan Haxors Crew, which claims the responsibility of the defacement, left multiple messages for the politicians, police department and Geo Television. Hackers condemned the actions of Punjab Police [...]

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

By | August 31, 2014 21 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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