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The writer is a digital media scientist, a technology buff and a cultural writer. Catch her on Twitter @mehreen_omer

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8 months ago

News

Currently ranked 22nd in the world for crowdfunding projects, Pakistan is fast riding the wave that collects like-minded people through technology for a similar cause. In the crowdfunding universe, Transparent Hands, a global crowdfunding platform, directs local and international resources towards the betterment of underprivileged patients in Pakistan. The organization helps donors contribute towards the…

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11 months ago

Analysis

In an economy that operates 90% on cash, if any company needs to gain market share, it has to operate on cash. There is still a lot of distrust in the Pakistani market regarding e-commerce in general and credit card payments in particular. Pakistanis don’t like to pay for something they haven’t seen or felt…

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11 months ago

News

Huawei opens a store in Lahore at Fortress Square. Its General Manager for devices in Pakistan, Mr. Shawn, was also present at the inaugural ceremony. He said: Huawei Brand Shop is a revolutionary business model for the Huawei retail Brand, from where all retailers can learn and emulate to build a consistent branding approach. The new brand…

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11 months ago

Events

Recently, Rozee.Pk has been very active conducting job fairs in Faisalabad, Multan, Lahore and Peshawar. And now it’s heading over to Karachi to conduct its next job fair on April 17, 2016. Gujranwala, Sialkot and Islamabad are up later. It has released a new app for employers that makes it easy for them to post…

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11 months ago

Incubators

i2i is releasing a toolkit for investors that they can use a guide to decide whether they should invest in a company or not. Starting today, it is available for free downloading. It’s a very unique information product created as part of its Insights Lab. It is basically meant for the investors but can also help entrepreneurs and…

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11 months ago

News

Iflix has hired Farees Shah, the rockstar at Rocket Internet, as a General Manager, and is preparing for launch in Pakistan. This is big news for the people of Pakistan as now they have an alternative to Netflix. Netflix, the world’s leading movie and TV-Show streaming service, launched in Pakistan back in January 2016. And now…

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11 months ago

News

WomenX joins hands with Kaymu.Pk to enable its female entrepreneurs to set up online stores. Kaymu recently invited around 30 women from WomenX who are enrolled in the 4th batch at IBA Center for Entrepreneurship Development (IBA-CED) for a Plug-&-Play session at Kaymu’s office. WomenX is a global initiative by World Bank to promote the entrepreneurial spirit of…

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11 months ago

News

Sukoon, an online portal for booking home repair services, has closed its $1 billion fundraising round at a valuation of $10 billion. The investors, that include Hillhouse Capital, Asia’s biggest hedge fund, Sequoia Capital, Alibaba, Google Ventures,  and Andreessen Horowitz,  are confident that this Pakistan-based home repairs service startup will grow as a market leader in…

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11 months ago

Events

Full of surprises, this year’s PlanX Demo Day showcased some amazing creations from the startup freaks out there. While there were many familiar faces to be seen, everyone had something new to offer to the table. Events like these illustrate PITB‘s commitment towards promoting technology in the province.  And this is why need more of these…

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11 months ago

News

Careem, the company that raised $60 million last year, has declared its acquisition of Savaree, Lahore’s home grown pioneer of car hailing services. Savaree was founded by Madeeha Hassan in January 2014 at a Code for Pakistan Civic Hackathon. She will now be joining Careem’s global product team and will serve as a Product Lead for…

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