Pakistan moves to tax US advertising space on digital giants Google, Facebook

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has proposed 5% tax on digital revenues, hitting US tech giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook, while also moving to bring offshore-controlled companies...

Is OLX feeling hot under the collar?

It’s an exciting time to be in Pakistan. We are seeing it in the numbers, in the growth we are getting, and in the...

Can ‘Bothie’ do for Nokia what ‘Selfie Expert’ did for Oppo?

With the tagline ‘Be less Selfie, be more Bothie’, Nokia launched its new line of smartphones with Nokia 8 last month. The innovation of...

Star-studded premieres of “Peek Freans presents Gluco Allahyar and the Legend of Markhor” held in Lahore and Karachi

KARACHI: Star-studded premieres of “Peek Freans presents Gluco Allahyar and the Legend of Markhor”, the latest animation movie by ARY Films and 3rd World Studios...

Cigarette manufacturer Philip Morris International decides to quit selling cigarettes

KARACHI: Global tobacco giant Philip Morris International (PMI) announced its new year's resolution to give up cigarette.In an unusual move, the tobacco company placed full-page...

CarFirst: Reinventing the used car trade through technology and infrastructure creation

With online traction gaining strength in almost every segment of the economy, the buying as well as selling of cars have also seen major...

“Buzz” from Buzzfeed fades, as Mashable searches for emergency buyer

NEW YORK: BuzzFeed has given up on going public for now and Mashable is looking for an emergency buyer. The honeymoon period looks to be over for...

Growing bigger and bigger

One day at school in the early 2000s we were ushered to the library hall for ‘TV time’. Most students assumed it was going...

Investment in electronic media to surpass $5b in FY 2016-17

There has been a cumulative investment of approximately $4b in the electronic media industry in Pakistan. According to official estimates, electronic media sector has generated direct employment...

Dar assures complete facilitation to TV channels’ owners

The Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Monday assured a delegation of the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) that their tax proposals would be accorded due...

“Newspapers are in trouble, Journalism is not”

Chapel Hill/Austin/KarachiWhen digital disruption hit newspaper businesses in the United States, most publications rushed to launch their Internet versions, some even tried paid walls....

PAS Awards 2017 honor leading marketing & advertising campaigns of the year

The 7th PAS (Pakistan Advertisers Society) awards 2017 were held at the Karachi Expo center on Saturday, 15th April. PAS Awards competition, an initiative...

Bramerz-The unique story of losing satisfied customers and then fighting back

The digital ad spend of Pakistan is almost $15 to $20 million at present and it is expected to grow by at least 40...

Nest I/O organizes Startup Weekend in Karachi

Startup Weekend was organised by the technology incubator The Nest I/O from the 24th to 26th of March in Karachi. This event is convened...

Jazz partners up with Saavn to provide free music streaming

Jazz, Pakistan’s largest telecom service provider has partnered with New York-based Saavn, South Asia’s leading audio entertainment streaming platform, to provide its customers high-quality,...

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