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About Hummayun Javed

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

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1 week ago

Events

Jumpstart Pakistan: Change Pakistan Conference 2015

Jumpstart Pakistan is an incubator with a unique vision. Rather than finding start-ups and engaging with them for a limited time period, this incubator seeks to develop an ecosystem that sustains a start-up culture by involving CEOs of existing successful businesses in the development of enterprises that are just on the verge of evolving from…

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3 weeks ago

Apps

Phone to Ride: Carpooling and Taxi Apps in Pakistan

The days of getting out and hailing a cab or coordinating manually to carpool are far behind us – multiple apps and businesses are working to bring that process to your phone. These include the famed local start-up “Savaree”, Rocket Internet’s Tripda and Easy Taxi, as well as the good old Metrocab. Savaree Savaree is a homegrown carpooling…

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4 weeks ago

Business

Brand Endorsements of Pakistani Cricket Players

The current Pakistani World Cup squad is an interesting mix of players at the end of their careers (Shahid Afridi, Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan) and young talent that haven’t really had the chance to prove themselves yet. While the older players are soon on their way to be slowly removed from the viewers’ memories, the young players…

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Brand endorsements of Pakistani Cricket Players

4 weeks ago

People

Pakistan Cricket Team on Social Media

From the selfie taken at the revealing of the new kits to the ongoing bromance on social media between Ahmad Shahzad and Shahid Afridi, the Pakistani cricket team has an on-and-off presence on social media. With the World Cup coming up, here’s a run down on the official (mostly verified) social media accounts of players…

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4 weeks ago

Apps

Quit Smoking Apps: How Do They Help?

Thinking of quitting? There’s an app (or well, multiple apps) for that. We will focus on three of the most used apps, Cessation Nation (my personal favorite), Quit Smoking, Quit Now! and try to see how they work to help you quit smoking. If you are thinking of quitting smoking, downloading an app to help you with…

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1 month ago

How-To Guides

Facebook Security Settings: A Complete Guide

Managing your privacy settings to keep your content limited to a set group of people is something that has been brought to the front by Facebook by introducing an icon on each post that specifies who the viewers are. Even the content only visible to you isn’t secure though, if you are not protecting your…

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1 month ago

Apps

5 Apps for the Cricket World Cup

For avid followers of cricket, Cricinfo (now ESPNcricinfo) is the cradle of all things cricket on the internet – scores, news, live commentary, comment section fights, stats and now streaming (available in some countries for certain matches). In the app world, however, Cricinfo isn’t as exclusive a source of cricket news and scores. Following is…

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2 months ago

Digital Living

Buying Apparel Online: What Are Your Options?

If you want to buy clothes online in Pakistan, there is not only a wide variety of options in terms of independent and outlet websites, you can also find products from different price levels, from small boutiques to large collections, from national level brands to names you would not have heard of. For a lot…

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2 months ago

Digital Living

A Look at Tech/Electronics E-Commerce Stores in Pakistan

E-commerce in Pakistan has expanded manifold since its inception a few years ago. Today, we see websites selling everything from cars to property to cosmetics – the beginning however was with electronics, and specifically, with mobile phones. Early adopters saw the opportunity of selling electronics online – an easy choice as consumers have a clear…

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3 months ago

Startup

Odd Jobber: Uber for Rickshaws, ODesk for Low-Income Workers

As Uber has grown synonymous with cab service around the world, and conventional cab services have also adopted to new technology via mobile apps, a startup in Lahore (IdeaCentricity), Pakistan is bringing the rickshaw market up-to-speed with modern technology. Rickshaws in Pakistan, and especially Lahore, are not a dying mode of  transportation competing with cars –…

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