Telecom

Pakistan becomes first South Asian country to achieve G4 rank

Pakistan has become the first South Asian country to be ranked as 4th Generation Regulator (G4) by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). According...

Google to help Pakistani businesses with remote working

Google has announced a free virtual workshop in a bid to help Pakistani businesses cope with remote working and transition into digital...
Softbank

Softbank fund warns of $16.7bn loss due to coronavirus

SoftBank expects to lose $16.7bn (£13.3bn) on firms it has invested in through its tech start-up fund. The Japanese conglomerate is the world’s...

ePay Punjab fetches Rs1bn revenue in five months

LAHORE: ePay Punjab, the first-ever government payment aggregator for citizens’ facilitation and ease of business, has collected over Rs1 billion in tax...
IT exports

IT export remittances surge 24pc in 6MFY20

ISLAMABAD: The Information Technology and IT Enabled Services (ITeS) export remittances were increased by 24.71 per cent to $550.503 million during the...
Dr-Atta-ur-Rahman

Rs50bn to be spent for IT sector development, says Dr Attaur Rahman

KARACHI: Prime Minister’s National Task Force on Science and Technology Chairman Dr Attaur Rehman has said the incumbent government has planned to...
Software industry

PRA urged to reduce sales tax on BPO services

'Software houses are currently paying 16pc tax on their services, which should be brought down to 5pc'

Tania Aidrus’s big bet on creating a Digital Pakistan

It started, as things often do in Pakistan, with a WhatsApp forward. On Thursday, December 5, a group of Pakistanis living in...

Facebook suspends app pre-installs on Huawei phones

Huawei has said it was prepared for the U.S. action and vowed to work around any disruptions. But some customers at stores in Europe and Asia have told Reuters that they are reluctant to buy Huawei phones in the face of uncertainties

Why Google has a target on its back in Washington?

WASHINGTON: The US Justice Department is preparing an investigation of Alphabet Inc’s Google to determine whether the technology company violated laws to...

Review: TCL’s S6500 yay or nay?

The latest edition by TCL has been dubbed as the 'Mid Range King'

HBL collaborates with Visa to launch QR payments service in Pakistan

HBL, Pakistan's leading bank in the digital space, and Visa, the world leader in digital payments, have collaborated to launch Visa on...

Samsung announces folding phone with 5G at nearly $2,000

All of the Galaxy series of rigid phones except the 5G will be available from March 8, with the S10+ priced from $1,000, the S10 priced from $900 and the smaller S10e from $750.

Global e-commerce sales will skyrocket to $3 trillion by 2022: Fitch Solutions

China is the largest e-commerce market globally with total e-commerce sales forecast at $834 billion in 2019 and projected to further rise to $1.24 trillion by 2022

Active social media users in Pakistan grow by 5.7%: Report

As of January 2019, the total number of active social media users was recorded at 37 million and active social media users as a percentage of the population were 18%