National food security ministry partners with USAID to enable agri-technology

KARACHI: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Pakistan Ministry of National Food Security and Research (NFS&R) launched USAID’s 'Pakistan Agricultural...

Huawei Marine commences survey for PEACE submarine cable

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Uber’s misery continues amidst data breach revelation

SAN FRANCISCO/TORONTO: A newspaper advertisement for an Uber Technologies Inc stock sale was juxtaposed on Wednesday with a report that the ride-service provider had...

Work on National E-commerce Policy underway

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Governor Ashraf Mahmood Wathra has announced on Thursday that the Ministry of Commerce and SBP are devising a national...

Telenor stops deducting withholding tax in Gilgit-Baltistan

ISLAMABAD: Telecommunication company Telenor has informed its subscribers through SMS that the deduction of withholding tax in Gilgit-Baltistan will be stopped from January 15.The decision...

EU seeks social protection for Uber like jobs

Brussels: The European Commission wants more social protection and rights for casual workers, such as those in the “gig economy”, and others with non-standard...

Saudi sovereign wealth fund pumps in $1 billion in Tesla’s electric car

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund invested over $1 billion Monday in an American electric car manufacturer just weeks after Tesla CEO Elon Musk...

Softbank buys robotics leader Boston Dynamics from Google

Softbank acquires robotic pioneer Boston Dynamics from Google Tokyo: Japanese internet, solar and technology company SoftBank Group Corp. is buying robotics pioneer Boston Dynamics from...

NTC to build Pakistan’s first ‘G-Cloud’

ISLAMABAD: VMware Inc, a leading innovator in enterprise software, signed an agreement with the National Telecommunications Corporation (NTC). The agreement will enable the IT...

FBR approaches FIA regarding phishing scam

Islamabad: A spokesman for the board said FBR has taken exception with regards to the fake and fraudulent emails targeting taxpayers with mistaken information...

After conquering the heart of Pakistan, Uber turns its wheels towards its commercial hub

After a resounding success in Lahore, Uber – the ride-hailing giant from San Francisco – is now gearing up to enter Karachi, Pakistan Today...

PM Imran, Bill Gates discuss cooperation in social, IT sectors

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan and Bill and Malinda Gates Foundation Co-chairman Bill Gates held a telephonic conversation on Wednesday.Bill Gates, one of the world’s...

Alibaba almost broke the internet, sales exceed Pakistan’s total exports in a span of 24 hours

LAHORE: Alibaba Group broke all records at the Singles’ Day event on Saturday, generating record sales of $ 25.3 billion (168.2 billion yuan). The...

SoundCloud averts cash run-out as it receives much needed funding

Frankfurt: SoundCloud, the world's most popular streaming music app, but one that has struggled to find a profitable business model, said it received new...

Bitcoin rollercoaster ride derails, falling to $16,390

SINGAPORE: Virtual currency bitcoin dipped slightly from the previous session’s record highs on Tuesday, after a month of whirlwind and volatile gains leading up...

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