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Digital Living

‘Bad Boys, Bad Boys, What You Gonna Do’: Police is Using Technology to Bring It On

‘Police ka hai farz madad ap ki,’ and it seems that they are taking it seriously now.  Punjab police has taken the initiative to change the image of police and to fight crimes more efficiently by using the latest technology. “We are not a model police force as of yet, but we have just started…

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2 days ago

Technology

Mobilink Cash’s in on Our Passport Fees!

Now this is something really nice. Although it is just a pilot project right now I am keenly awaiting a large scale roll out of this service. Technology is finally being used to help the common man in Pakistan. This is a blessing for people who regularly visit passport offices (renewals, new family additions, etc.)…

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2 days ago

News

FIA Ropes in OLX Fraudsters

Whenever there is the element of “online” in a transaction, there is always a high risk of fraud. Even when you are dealing with a top notch online entity, the risks of fraud may be minimized but never eliminated. Some people had to learn this lesson the hard way when they were defrauded on OLX, a very…

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3 days ago

Digital Living

YouTube Goes From Being Banned to Streaming PSL Live!

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls and children of all ages. The Pakistan Super league is here! After surmounting many hurdles, venue changes, delays and other problems, the Pakistan Super league has finally begun. With 80 players, including international stars such as Chris Gayle, Shane Watson, Kevin Pietersen, Dwayne Bravo, Kumar Sangakkara and Angelo Mathews,…

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4 days ago

Digital Living

Lamudi Cashes in a $31.4 million Cheque

Last year we saw some interesting developments in terms of the online real estate market in Pakistan. We heard of Zameen.com cashing in a cheque for $20 million USD and now the news is in that Lamudi has locked in a fresh investment of $31.4 million USD. Lamudi the company The company was launched in…

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4 days ago

Digital Living

Tenderwala.pk – A Decent Concept but Still Needs Work!

When it comes to getting procurement requirements fulfilled, one of the most time consuming and cumbersome tasks is tender management.  The traditional way of publishing requirements in newspapers and other print publications is fairly time consuming and labor intensive.  With the rest of the world, Pakistanis have also embraced the digital revolution. We are increasingly…

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5 days ago

Digital Living

Google Says You Need Expert Writers: Content Standards From the New Search Guidelines

If you’re in the world of SEO, copywriting, or inbound marketing, it’s likely that you’ve already heard about Google’s release of the Search Quality Evaluator Guidelines in November 2015. Designed to help Google’s own site evaluators master their jobs and wade through Google’s complex ranking system, these search guidelines are 160 pages of pure SEO goodness. But…

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1 week ago

News

Pakistan Posts gets a Facelift – Now it’s a Logistics and Mobile Financial Company

You might be wondering, ‘What in the world would a blog post about Pakistan Post be about?’ Until recently, Pakistan Post may have been the most obsolete means of sending packages in the world. I remember a few years ago I had to send something by Pakistan Post and my package was put in a…

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2 weeks ago

Opinion

2015 Was A Game Changer For Pakistani Tech Industry

Pakistan’s information technology industry was pretty nascent five years ago, with the concept of ‘online business’ alien talk to many. There were a mere eight internet users per 100 people and of a total 100 million cellular service subscribers, only 14.4 million were using mobile internet. But the country has come a long way from…

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3 weeks ago

Apps

Put this white button on your desk and kiss distractions goodbye

It’s time to get some work done – but before you open up Excel or your email, maybe a quick check on the ol’ Facebook? And Instagram, of course. Any maybe YouTube, while you’re at it. And why not a quick browse through Twitter? A few hours pass, and that blank spreadsheet or email is…

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