Careem revises fares, days after changing ways customers can pay

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After Careem and Uber, will the next boost to Pakistan’s ride hailing market come from a women-only service?

Both Paxi and Safr want to create a safe environment for women using this mode of transportation, but it is unclear if both management teams will be able to create businesses that can scale

Innovation, technology key to sustainable growth for economy: Bizfest18

LAHORE: Google Business Group (GBG) on Saturday held the #Bizfest18 where experts from various industries participated in panel discussions about the state of technology,...

Online education that matters – from distant dream to applicable reality

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Ever wonder how WhatsApp makes money? Here’s how.

With a reported user base of more than 1.5 billion by February 2018, WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging applications available today. The...

Good news for micro-entrepreneurs in Pakistan – the startup bubble is here to stay!

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ICCI asks govt to provide interest free loans to youth for business startups

ICCI president said that 60 percent of our population was comprised of youth and government should create an enabling environment to engage youth in entrepreneurial activities

Pakistan’s leading lock screen app Slide set to be acquired by S.Korean Buzzvil

The application that raised $1.2 million as seed round and $3.6 million in Series A funding had over 7 million users as of February 2018 since its launch in Pakistan and India in 2015

New digital exchange seeks to host Islamic finance startups

OneGram also plans to list its own sharia-compliant cryptocurrency on the exchange by mid-September

Global Unicorn Club lists startups with market valuation of $1bn or more

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NIC Lahore extends application deadline for 2nd batch of startups

LAHORE: The National Incubation Centre (NIC) Lahore is now accepting applications for its 2nd batch of entrepreneurs aiming to make it big through their...

Startups can now apply, participate in Google’s first Asian Demo Day

Google is bringing its Demo Day event to Asia for the first time this September and now the search giant has opened applications for...

PM Abbasi announces extension of tax holiday on IT exports for six years

The IT industry is the fastest growing sector of the Pakistan economy, with annual growth rates more than 30 percent and expected to double in size over the next 3-4 years

Data Security – issue of morality, business ethics, or inept governance?

In the murky world of numbers and big data, Pakistan, must not lag behind.

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