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IT minister lauds Google for enabling digital transformation in country

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information Technology (IT) and Telecommunication Syed Amin Ul Haque on Friday appreciated efforts made by Google towards bringing...

Systems Limited appoints Asif Akram as chief operating officer

LAHORE: Systems Limited, Pakistan’s premier software technology and Information Technology (IT) services company has announced the appointment of Asif Akram as its...

Airlift moves into grocery delivery with a whopping $10mn in recent funding round

Company says it is committed to resuming bus service operations once pandemic abates

The retail supply chain is begging for a disruptor. Can these tech startups be just that?

New entrants Bazaar, Tajir, and Jugnu all seek to empower the retailer to make more efficient choices, but will they be able to create a scalable service?

How PTA’s corporate VPN ban could cripple small IT businesses and startups

LAHORE: Pakistan Telecom Authority’s (PTA) policy of corporate Virtual Private Network (VPN) registration by 30th June may create problems for individuals, freelancers...

Microsoft bans police face recognition sales as big tech reacts to protests

Microsoft Corp on Thursday said it would await federal regulation before selling facial recognition to police departments, making it the latest big...

Google to ban targeting housing ads based on gender, age

OAKLAND: Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Thursday it would stop allowing housing, employment and credit ads to be targeted to users based...

There’s nothing wrong with Covid-19 mobile app, govt responds to critic

LAHORE:  The federal government on Wednesday said that there was no rhyme or reason for citizens to believe reports of security flaws...

Robot built for Japan’s aging workforce finds coronavirus role

TOKYO: Mira Robotics developed its “ugo” robot to reinforce greying Japan’s shrinking workforce, but as the coronavirus threat persists, the Japanese startup...

Google Maps to alert users about COVID-19-related travel restrictions

Google is adding features on its Maps service to alert users about COVID-19-related travel restrictions to help them plan their trips better,...

E-commerce marketplace Tajir raises $1.8m for its B2B operations

LAHORE: Tajir, a B2B e-commerce marketplace for neighbourhood convenience stores, has raised $1.8 million in a recent financing round from a cohort...

Covid-19: 1LINK collaborates with Bookme to facilitate online ticketing

LAHORE: E-payment network 1LINK has partnered with online ticketing startup Bookme.pk for 1LINK – 1BILL aggregation services to simplify digital payments for...

B2B marketplace Bazaar announces raising $1.3 million in pre-seed funding

B2B ecommerce marketplace Bazaar has raised an unprecedented $1.3 million in a pre-seed round from US and Pakistan-based institutional and angel investors,...

Facebook initiates Authorized Sales Partner programme in Pakistan

KARACHI: In a bid to deepen its presence in the Pakistan market, Facebook has initiated its first Authorized Sales Partner (ASP) programme...
Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh

PM-made think tank to focus on three priority areas

--Body mulls 'digital account scheme' for overseas Pakistanis ISLAMABAD: Limiting the scope of work for the Prime Minister-formed Think Tank, the government on...