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Samsung scraps unit merger on shareholder opposition

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 19th November 2014

Samsung scraps unit merger on shareholder opposition SEOUL- South Korea’s Samsung scrapped Wednesday a merger between two major units, citing the spiralling cost of buying back stock from shareholders opposed to the deal. Samsung Heavy Industries — the world’s third largest shipmaker — and Samsung Engineering had announced the planned merger in September as part of a major restructuring to smooth a...


Samsung to slash number of smartphone models

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th November 2014

Samsung to slash number of smartphone models SEOUL- Samsung Electronics has announced plans to slash the number of smartphone models it issues next year by up to one-third as it tries to cut prices in the face of intense Chinese competition. The strategy, confirmed by a company spokesman Tuesday, was unveiled during a presentation in New York by the South Korean conglomerate’s...


Samsung unveils “Galaxy Grand Prime” & “Utopia” for 3G enthusiasts

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th November 2014

Samsung unveils “Galaxy Grand Prime” & “Utopia” for 3G enthusiasts The 3G-enabled devices are inspired by the trending of the word “Selfie” and powered to deliver delightful Social-networking experiences on Facebook and Twitter, along with E-Mail With the launch of 3G services in Pakistan, the telecom enthusiasts are seeking powerful new devices to enjoy the next level of voice and data communications. Being the global...


Toyota rolls out world’s first mass market fuel-cell car

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th November 2014

Toyota rolls out world’s first mass market fuel-cell car TOKYO- Toyota said Tuesday it would start selling the world’s first mass market fuel-cell car in Japan next month and elsewhere in 2015, in what its top executive called an industry milestone. The four-door Mirai sedan, powered by hydrogen and emitting nothing but water vapour from its tailpipe, will launch with a price tag of...


Samsung Electronics Honored with 36 CES Innovation Awards

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th November 2014

Samsung Electronics Honored with 36 CES Innovation Awards With two Best of Innovation and four Eco-Design awards, accolades reflect Samsung’s achievements in improving consumer experiences through innovation Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a global leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, semiconductors and telecommunications, today announced that it won 36 prestigious International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 Innovation Awards. CES, the world’s largest consumer...


LG first to roll out Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th November 2014

LG first to roll out Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade Flagship G3 to be the First LG Smartphone to ReceiveNewest and Smartest Features of Lollipop OS SEOUL― LG Electronics (LG) this week will begin rolling out the highly anticipated Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade for G3 smartphones starting in Poland this week, to be followed by other key markets in the near future. LG, the first...


Japan’s smartphone ‘zombies’ wreak havoc on the streets

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th November 2014

Japan’s smartphone ‘zombies’ wreak havoc on the streets TOKYO- When the lights change at the Shibuya crossing in Japan’s capital, one of the world’s busiest pedestrian thoroughfares, hundreds of people with their eyes glued to smartphones pick their way over the road. Despite being engrossed in the latest instalment of Candy Crush or busy chatting with their friends on messaging app Line, most...


Yahoo buys video ad platform BrightRoll for $640 mn

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th November 2014

Yahoo buys video ad platform BrightRoll for $640 mn SAN FRANCISCO- Yahoo on Tuesday announced it is buying video advertising platform BrightRoll for $640 million to bolster its ability to make money from marketing on desktop computers and mobile devices. “Video, along with mobile, social, and native, is driving a surge in digital advertising,” Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer said. “Acquiring BrightRoll will dramatically...


Launch of the new Microsoft Lumia 535 today

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th November 2014

Launch of the new Microsoft Lumia 535 today Today, sees the launch of the new Microsoft Lumia 535, the best “5x5x5” smartphone package bringing a 5-inch screen, 5-megapixel front and rear-facing camera, and free integrated Microsoft experiences (such as Skype and OneNote) to more people at an affordable price. This is the first Microsoft-branded phone by the company. Lumia 535 comes in two...


Google takes over NASA airport in Silicon Valley

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th November 2014

Google takes over NASA airport in Silicon Valley NEW YORK: Ever-growing Google now has an airport to its name: the Internet giant has signed a 60-year lease to run a NASA airbase that comes with massive hangars for dirigibles. Google subsidiary Planetary Ventures plans to use the historic Moffett Field in Silicon Valley for research and development in space exploration, aviation, robotics and...


Hackers could trick way into Apple gadgets: researcher

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th November 2014

Hackers could trick way into Apple gadgets: researcher SAN FRANCISCO- Cybersecurity firm FireEye warned Monday that hackers could trick owners of Apple gadgets into installing applications that steal information. US-based FireEye maintained that “masque attacks” made possible by a vulnerability in software running iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices posed “much bigger threats” than a recently disclosed WireLurker flaw patched by Apple. “Masque...


Biggest threat to iOS and apple products ‘Wirelurker’

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 6th November 2014

Biggest threat to iOS and apple products ‘Wirelurker’ A new family of Malware has been discovered, and it’s targeting Apple products. A bug has been created by researchers called ‘Wirelurker’, about which the company believes that it could have already infected hundreds of thousands of users. The company just shows that ‘Wirelurker’ can be used to compromise an iOS device, rather than anything...


K-Electric and HBL Enter into Accord for E-Bill Payments

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 6th November 2014

K-Electric and HBL Enter into Accord for E-Bill Payments K-Electric and HBL recently entered into an agreement whereby K-Electric customers will be able to pay their bill at any HBL Branch in Karachi through the advanced mechanism of UBPS (Utility Bills Payment System). This initiative will help with timely processing & avoid manual delays in consumer payments, fraud control and transfer funds electronically into...


Acquisition Adds Server Storage Software Expertise to Samsung’s Next-generation SSD Solutions

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 6th November 2014

Acquisition Adds Server Storage Software Expertise to Samsung’s Next-generation SSD Solutions Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor solutions, announced today that it acquired Proximal Data, Inc., a San Diego, California-based pioneer of server-side caching software with I/O intelligence that work within virtualized systems. “We are delighted to have Proximal Data join us, which will enable us to enhance our competence in SSD-based...


LG, Google strike patent-sharing deal

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 5th November 2014

LG, Google strike patent-sharing deal SEOUL: LG Electronics said Wednesday it had signed a long-term cross-licence deal with Google as the South Korean firm tries to expand its smartphone business. The deal covers patents on a “broad range of products and technologies” that already exist and will be filed in the next 10 years, the two firms said in a...


Apple Pay fails to unify fragmented market

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st November 2014

Apple Pay fails to unify fragmented market WASHINGTON- Apple Pay, meant to inject momentum into a fragmented market for the emerging mobile payments sector, has instead highlighted the squabbles between retailers and the banking and payments industry. Since Apple Pay made its debut October 20 for US customers with the iPhone 6, several major retailers have said they would not use it....


Orbital rocket explodes after launch

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 29th October 2014

Orbital rocket explodes after launch WASHINGTON- An unmanned rocket owned by Orbital Sciences Corporation exploded Tuesday in a giant fireball and plummeted back to Earth just seconds after launch on what was to be a resupply mission to the International Space Station. “The Antares rocket suffered an accident shortly after lift-off,” NASA mission control in Houston said, describing the blast...


Google seeks way to search bodies for disease

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 29th October 2014

Google seeks way to search bodies for disease SAN FRANCISCO: Google is exploring a way to search inside people’s bodies for early signs of deadly illnesses such as cancer or heart disease. A Life Sciences team at the special projects Google X Lab are experimenting with having “nanoparticles” hunt for signs of medical trouble in bloodstreams and then essentially report findings to sensors...


China Mobile Congratulates the Government on Becoming ITU Member

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th October 2014

China Mobile Congratulates the Government on Becoming ITU Member The Government of Pakistan has secured coveted membership of ITU council paving way for progress in the ICT sector China Mobile Pakistan (CMPak), Pakistan’s first and only 4G mobile service and subsidiary of China Mobile Communications Corporation, congratulates the Government of Pakistan particularly Ms. Anusha Rehman, Minister of State for IT and Telecom, and Dr....


New Email service “Inbox” launched by Google

By: Humair Rana, Uploaded: 25th October 2014

New Email service “Inbox” launched by Google Email has become part of our life, not only to keep in touch our colleagues, kith and kin, but also getting, sending and retrieving information. So, Technological organization is either trying to improve or presenting this service in a enticing  way. Now, Google has introduced a new email service, which is named as ‘Inbox”. The...


Backoff Malware: Save your credit/Debit card data from being stolen

By: Humair Rana, Uploaded: 25th October 2014

Backoff  Malware: Save your credit/Debit card data from being stolen Everyone wants to keep its credit or debit card  data from being stolen as several sorts of malware and spyware are used to steal sensitive information or gain access to private computers this is what  happened in North America. A security company has claimed that the number of computers has been infected by Backoff malware,...


Number of Web users exceeds 18 million

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th October 2014

Number of Web users exceeds 18 million ISLAMABAD: The number of Internet users in the Kingdom reached 18.3 million this year. Subsequently, there is an increased demand for Internet and broadband connection services (both mobile and home-based). Due to this, subscriptions for broadband services across mobile networks in the Kingdom have continued to increase during 2014 to complement this, reaching approximately 20.7...


Bing with higher speed and better performance

By: Humair Rana, Uploaded: 23rd October 2014

Bing with higher speed and better performance Innovations, Upgrades and invention are so fast in the technological arena that the user finds it difficult to keep in pace with all of them. Microsoft has launched a new Marketing toolkit for its customer. Printable logos, free adds, sample email and social post are the features of new changes that have been made by...


Mobilink becomes fastest growing 3G service of Pakistan

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 23rd October 2014

Mobilink becomes fastest growing 3G service of Pakistan Mobilink 3G customers have reached 1 million mark rendering it as the fasted growing 3G service in Pakistan. Mobilink hit the 1 million mark within 90 days of commercial launch which is the fastest uptake of 3G services of any cellular operator in Pakistan. Mobilink’s 3G services were launched in July this year and continue...


Peer-to-Peer marketplace created by Tred for used cars

By: Humair Rana, Uploaded: 22nd October 2014

Peer-to-Peer marketplace created by Tred for used cars Business are facing stiff competition that’s why they always look for new ideas to elevate the size of sale.Tred,a USA based company, is working to increase the sale of new car, so it acquired  partnership with local dealer to let the customer test drive a car.After working with so many customers, Tred realized the significance...


Cars of future ‘will detect heart attacks’ in drivers

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 22nd October 2014

Cars of future ‘will detect heart attacks’ in drivers ISLAMABAD: Cars will soon be fitted with seats that trigger a “safe” emergency stop if a driver suffers a heart attack. Ford, the giant American manufacturer, said its seats will be fitted with sensitive electrodes that monitor the driver’s heart beat, through clothing, looking for irregularities. The technology will work with a camera that tracks...


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