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Pakistan among top countries with freelancers

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ISLAMABAD: The ever-increasing broadband access in Pakistan has accelerated the growth of freelance marketplaces, according to a survey report. Due to internet proliferation, freelance jobs are growing as more than 10,000 IT graduates enter Pakistan’s market annually. Freelancing is progressing in conventional job markets and it is estimated that by 2020, one in three workers […]


Mobicash offers ‘Mobile Accounts’

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Mobicash, with the tradition of exploring new possibilities, has announced the launch of its Mobile Accounts to subscribers of other mobile networks. Through this first of its kind initiative in telecom sector, Mobicash looks to cater to the growing demand for financial services by the masses. It positions Mobicash at the forefront of cutting edge […]


FB apologises for Safety Check glitch

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SAN FRANCISCO – Facebook apologised on Sunday for a bug that sent a Safety Check notification to users around the world following a deadly suicide bombing in Pakistan. Facebook users from Honolulu to Brussels and Cairo to Hong Kong were baffled by the notification, a feature that lets users signal to friends that they are […]


Mobile App designed for emergency contact

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Islamabad – Mohafiz, a lifesaving mobile application designed by a local Pakistani software company in wake of Army Public School Peshawar attack, allows its users to broadcast life-threatening situation to nominated emergency contacts through SMS. In a world where emergency services are too few and overburdened to effectively deal with the ever growing nature and […]


FIF’s disappearing app

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ISLAMABAD: The Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) vaulted ahead of other political and religious groups when it launched a mobile app to highlight its philanthropic work among smartphone users. But the app, which was available for download for at least ten days, has now mysteriously disappeared from the Google Play store. FIF is the charitable arm of […]


Cybercrimes probe backlog dwarfs FIA’s achievements

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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency is struggling in all its assigned tasks as the number of pending cases in its National Response Centre for Cyber Crimes (NR3C) is much higher than its overall achievements. Its performance and achievement chart from January 1 to December 31, 2015 reflects huge backlogs and several pending cases which continue […]


Preserving language, culture: Poetry recitation celebrates Google Pashto translator tool

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DI KHAN: A literary society arranged a recitation to celebrate the launch of Google Pashto translator in the main bazaar of Jandola, Frontier Region Tank on Monday. The Bet Nika Pashto Adabi Tolana arranged the mushaira where a large number of Pashto poets gathered to recite poems and celebrate the global recognition of their language. […]


Lessons for Pakistan on how to gear up for cyber security

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KARACHI: While Middle East countries have faced humanitarian disasters spawned by Syria and Yemen since time immemorial, a greater problem now faces these countries; cyber-crime. Cyber war is a pretty new phenomenon with countries like Iran conducting their first cyber-attack against its rivals during diplomatic crises in the year 2012. A group of Iranians calling […]


Mobicash to introduce Mobile Account Application

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Islamabad: In line with the continuous digitization of its services to meet demands of Smartphone users, Mobilink is proud to announce an Android based Mobicash application for the facilitation of its Mobile Account users. Mobicash Mobile Account application offers a user friendly interface and a secure transactions platform. The application allows users to perform all […]


Google artificial intelligence programme beats S Korean Go pro

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SEOUL: Google’s artificial intelligence (AI) programme on Tuesday beat South Korean professional Lee Sedol in the ancient board game Go, recovering from Sunday’s loss to win its fourth match in a five-game series. AlphaGo, developed by Google subsidiary DeepMind, had already clinched a series victory with its third win on Saturday, in a result that […]


Google introduces advanced navigation system for Pakistan

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After adding Sindhi and Pashto in its ‘Translate’, the world’s search engine, Google has rolled out yet another facility for the users in Pakistan the advanced navigation system for Pakistani’s. According to local media reports, Google Navigation turn-by-turn navigation feature is presently available for beta users and can be accessed through any android phone. The […]


Mobilink partners with Uber to facilitate ride-hailing app

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Mobilink and Uber have entered into a partnership to offer a host of services to facilitate the ride-hailing app’s Pakistani customers. “Our partnership with Uber showcases our leadership in the provision of state of the art communication services to customers throughout the country,” Azfar Manzoor, VP Business Services, Mobilink, said while speaking at the signing […]


The march of the smartphone

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There is a quiet but significant revolution in the way the people of Pakistan communicate with one another, and it is having far-reaching socio-economic effects that can only broaden, deepen and accelerate in the near-to-medium-term. Smartphones have arrived with a bang and the growth in 3G and 4G technologies is generating one million new users […]


Bahria Town, Mobilink sign e-billing deal

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ISLAMABAD: One of the country’s leading real-estate developers and a mobile phone operator reached an understanding to collaborate with each other, here on Tuesday. Bahria Town and Mobilink signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to launch a digital mobile financial services platform for the residents and clients of the real-estate developer. Bahria Town Chairperson Malik […]