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Graduate student at UT Austin. Interested in international technology and energy trends, and other things. Twitter: @iamhummayun

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4 days ago

Technology

Comparison of Internet Speeds: US vs Pakistan

One can safely state that Pakistan is way behind its peers and developed countries in terms of the connectivity of internet available to its population. A simple example of this lag is the timing of the launch of 3G in the country – at a time when the rest of the world is starting to…

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speeds

1 week ago

Education

The World of Free Online Courses

LinkedIn’s upcoming acquisition of Lynda.com for $1.5 billion shows not only the potential for synergies between the world’s largest portal for professionals and an online training portal, but also the potential for online training and education programs on their own. While Lynda.com charges money for the training that it provides online, there are several online…

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The World of Free Online Courses

1 week ago

Entrepreneurship

6 Pakistani Startups that received foreign funding in the last 2 years  

The startup dream that often alludes entrepreneurs in Pakistan goes in one of two directions. The first hope is to develop a product or service that monetizes the Pakistani market’s potential – be it the 180 million large population, growing number of mobile or internet users or the rising youth in the country. The second,…

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6 Pakistani Startups that received foreign funding in the last 2 years

1 week ago

Marketing

4 Top AdSense Alternatives for Publishers

Google’s dominance of the advertising space means that its AdSense service for publishers outranks all the other providers in terms of its payouts, access to advertisers and quality of ads. They do, however, have program policies that need to be met before an AdSense account gets approved. There is also the case of getting banned…

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4 Top AdSense Alternatives for Publishers

2 weeks ago

Android

Noticeable Lawsuits Against Google

Life as one of the world’s leading technology companies isn’t all fun and games. Google, which provides leading services as the Google search engine, Gmail, Google Maps and YouTube (among many others) has had its fair share of time in the courts. As the saying goes, with great power comes great responsibility, it would be…

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Noticeable Lawsuits Against Google

2 weeks ago

Business

Pakistani Government Sells 42% of HBL

The Pakistani government announced its sale of a 42% stake in Pakistan’s largest bank (HBL). Here is all of what you need to know about the latest sale of HBL shares by the Pakistani Government: 1. What is HBL?  HBL (previously Habib Bank Limited) is Pakistan’s largest bank by a number of measures: assets, deposits…

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HBL-Bank

2 weeks ago

Smartphones

Budget Tabs in Pakistan

When you are looking for affordable tablets in Pakistan, there are a few things that you should know about how the market works. Unfortunately, things don’t work the same way they do with phones and tablets’ prices and quality is dependent on features that are not key to phones. Understanding Specifications: Battery Time and Connectivity…

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Budget Tabs in Pakistan

2 weeks ago

Smartphones

5 Great Budget 3G/4G Phones in Pakistan

With 3G and 4G finally available in Pakistan and expanding in terms of their coverage within and across cities, it is definitely time to get a phone that can leverage this opportunity. The great increase in the numbers of brands manufacturing smartphones means that getting a 3G/4G enabled phone does not have to mean that…

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5 Great Budget 3G/4G Phones in Pakistan

2 weeks ago

Incubators

The Nest i/o – P@SHA’s Tech Incubator

As the title reads out, the Nest i/o is P@SHA’s tech incubator. Looking from another angle, it is Karachi’s tech incubator with the current leading spaces for tech incubation located in Lahore and Islamabad. One could say that this was a long time coming, and it is great to see the entrepreneurs and the business…

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The Nest I/O

4 weeks ago

Business

Art from Pakistan: Pixels, Silver and Canvas

Social media and the internet is said to have democratized business – breaking the usual barriers of entry to start up businesses and ventures. If you have the talent and the right idea, you no longer need to invest in a brick and mortar outlet to display your work to prospective clients or break in…

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Art from Pakistan

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