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SBP and social media

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 7th July 2015

SBP and social media -BR Research On July 1st, 2015, the State Bank of Pakistan sent out its first tweet: “SBP is pleased to join the social media on its 67th anniversary. Governor SBP,” it tweeted from “@StateBank_Pak” account. And with that it took its first step into the world of social media. This is indeed a good step,...


Your selfie will soon verify online payments

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 6th July 2015

Your selfie will soon verify online payments WEB DESK: MasterCard is experimenting with a smartphone app which allows people to confirm their identity and authenticate online transactions via a facial scan. Users will have to download the MasterCard phone app and at checkout they will be asked to hold up their phone to stare and blink at it. “The new generation, which...


Facebook to Share Ad Revenue With Video Creators

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd July 2015

Facebook to Share Ad Revenue With Video Creators WEB DESK:Facebook said it would begin sharing ad revenue with video creators, a move designed to attract more polished content and more ads, the Wall Street Journal reported. If successful, the effort will make Facebook a more serious threat to Google Inc.’s and Youtube in online videos. Facebook users watch videos four billion times a...


EU says Google hurt consumers and competitors in Internet search case

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th April 2015

EU says Google hurt consumers and competitors in Internet search case BRUSSELS:  The European Union accused Google Inc on Wednesday of cheating consumers and competitors by distorting Web search results to favor its own shopping service, after a five-year investigation that could change the rules for business online. It also launched another antitrust investigation into Google’s Android mobile operating system, a key element in the U.S....


Cyber Criminals on target!!

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 3rd April 2015

Cyber Criminals on target!! Obama vows to punish the cyber criminals by creating a first ever US sanction program to penalize the groups or individuals who are causing a malice by cyber attacks. The US president announces such actions as a “National Emergency” and passed an order to seize the assets and other financial transactions of the organizations and...


A good sign for the News Sites??

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th March 2015

A good sign for the News Sites?? Now a day’s social sites have more sway in any matter than any other Mediam i:e TV, Newspaper etc. Plus with more than 1.4 billion users hitting the social networking sites every day has gained the interest of news sites, as reported that facebook is in talks with some of the leading media groups to...


After Celebrities, Swatters put Online Gamers On Notice !

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st March 2015

After Celebrities, Swatters put Online Gamers On Notice ! Online Video Gamers have made it to the list of Pranksters, who in past have had been causing problems for law enforcement agencies and the celebrities by their horrid display of Pragmatic Jokes. They are attracting Horde of people by pulling pranks on online gamers. A recent victim was Joshua Peters from St.Cloud Minnesota. As...


6 million Users Access Facebook through Mobilink

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th February 2015

6 million Users Access Facebook through Mobilink Islamabad: Mobilink has announced that 6 million of its subscribers now use Facebook through one of the many social media friendly internet packages. Since the launch of 3G services in Pakistan, Mobilink has introduced affordable and youth centric internet packages which have resulted in an almost 90% growth in Mobilink’s Facebook user base. Aamer Manzoor,...


Visa Europe plans credit card cloaking that could pave way for Apple Pay

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th February 2015

Visa Europe plans credit card cloaking that could pave way for Apple Pay FRANKFURT: Visa Europe said on Tuesday it would offer a secure way for consumers to pay retailers with their smart phones while concealing credit card details, a move that could set the stage for Apple’s Apple Pay and rival payment services to be introduced into Europe in coming months. Visa Europe said it would introduce...


Google’s YouTube to launch subscription music service in ‘few months’

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st February 2015

Google’s YouTube to launch subscription music service in ‘few months’ (In Feb. 18 story, corrects headline and first sentence to show that paid subscription service is for music, not broader service; changes source to Google, not CNBC; removes reference to YouTube exploring a paid, ad-free version of its service) Google Inc is set to launch its paid monthly subscription service called YouTube Music Key in...


YouTube to release kids app next week

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th February 2015

YouTube to release kids app next week YouTube is releasing a new app for children next week, called YouTube Kids, which will run on smart phones and tablets and focus on kid appropriate content. The free app from Google Inc’s online video service will be available for download from Feb. 23 and will feature kid friendly design, with big icons and minimal...


Irish regulator of Apple, Facebook eyes power to levy huge fines

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 19th February 2015

Irish regulator of Apple, Facebook eyes power to levy huge fines DUBLIN: Ireland’s new data protection watchdog expects to win the power to levy vast fines on some of the world’s biggest Internet firms under European privacy laws, despite opposition from some larger EU countries who want responsibilities shared more widely. Helen Dixon took over late last year as Ireland’s data protection commissioner, becoming the lead...


Google boosts health search with more medical sources

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th February 2015

Google boosts health search with more medical sources SAN FRANCISCO: Google on Tuesday began tuning its mobile search application to better answer people’s questions about common ailments from tennis elbow to the measles. Google product manager Prem Ramaswami said that the Internet titan will apply Knowledge Graph technology to common medical queries, putting computing power to work figuring out the meanings behind words...


Facebook is down right now !

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th January 2015

Facebook is down right now ! Users worldwide are experiencing issues connecting to Facebook and Instagram, both on the Web and via mobile apps. It’s not clear what’s causing the outage, which first occurred around 1:10am ET. However, Facebook-owned mobile messaging service WhatsApp is running as usual. It is pertinent to mention here that the last instance of Facebook going down...


Google wishes to go ahead and takes World-wide-web straight to the billions lacking access

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th January 2015

Google wishes to go ahead and takes World-wide-web straight to the billions lacking access The breaking news is that Google hasn’t shied from novelty as well as investing big to figure out ways in order to connect a lot more individuals to the web. During the last couple of years, its concepts have included fleets involving tiny satellites, solar-powered drones which would fly all over the world as well...


‘All-out Mobile payments war with Apple’, Google is girding its loins

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 23rd January 2015

‘All-out Mobile payments war with Apple’, Google is girding its loins Softcard, a mobile payments company developed by the largest wireless carriers in the country is on the selling block now. Reports claimed that to purchase Softcard, Google has made an offer of an amount less than $100 million, meanwhile, PayPal, the e-commerce giant owned by eBay, has also submitted an offer to acquire Softcard. The...


Mark Zuckerberg apologizes to Hamza Ali Abbasi for deleting post

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th January 2015

Mark Zuckerberg apologizes to Hamza Ali Abbasi for deleting post Mark Zuckerberg has apologized to Hamza Ali Abbasi for removing a post shared by the Pakistani actor regarding the Charlie Hebdo attack and freedom of expression. When asked by a Facebook user, what Zuckerberg had to say about his network’s deletion of the post shared by the ‘Waar’ actor, Mark Zuckerberg personally responded, “I don’t...


Internet addiction affects six per cent of people worldwide

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th December 2014

Internet addiction affects six per cent of people worldwide ISLAMABAD: Six per cent of people are suffering from internet addiction worldwide, hampering their health and interpersonal relationships, a study has revealed. Researchers from University of Hong Kong presented 164 internet addiction prevalence figures, with an overall global prevalence estimate of six per cent, Indo-Asian News Service reported. Data was taken from more than 89,000...


Mobilink Provides Free Access to Twitter to Encourage Use of Live, Public Social Networking in Pakistan

By: Sumaira Alwani, Uploaded: 20th November 2014

Mobilink Provides Free Access to Twitter to Encourage Use of Live, Public Social Networking in Pakistan Mobilink has entered into a partnership with Twitter, which is the world’s leading platform for live public, conversations, to accelerate Internet usage in Pakistan and enable users to share ideas & information instantly. The partnership will allow Mobilink customers to use the innovative portfolio of Twitter’s mobile services, including Twitter SMS and Twitter Access. As...


Social Media Blunders to Avoid

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th November 2014

Social Media Blunders to Avoid Social media is a mode of social interaction among people in which they create, share or exchange information, ideas, and pictures/videos among virtual communities and networks. Now a days most of the brands/companies are focusing on Social Media to interact with their users directly. Social media is different from traditional or industrial media in many...


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...


Iran’s Internet police warn govt of Instagram ban

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th November 2014

Iran’s Internet police warn govt of Instagram ban TEHRAN: A body tasked with policing the Internet laid down a two-month deadline Tuesday for Iran’s government to regularize the use of Instagram or access to the site would be blocked. Iranian authorities regularly block Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites considered damaging to the values of the Islamic republic. Mohammad Ali Asfani, a member of...


Shale oil and its environmental impact

By: Humair Rana, Uploaded: 9th November 2014

Shale oil and its environmental impact The fledgling US shale gas exploration is making headlines not only in every media outlet ,but also every corner of business arena is feeling its trembling and economic benefits have acquired the center stage in this debate as it has revolutionized the entire energy sector raising the US gas reservoir from conventional source, and now having drilled...


Malaysians accused of hacking US news website

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 7th November 2014

Malaysians accused of hacking US news website KUALA LUMPUR- The US-based Environment News Service on Friday accused Malaysian government hackers of shutting down its website after it ran a story on a new book implicating a senior politician in alleged graft. “The attack on our site came from a Malaysian government entity as identified by their IP address,” Sunny Lewis, editor-in-chief of...


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...


UK charity launches app to scan for suicidal tweets

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 29th October 2014

UK charity launches app to scan for suicidal tweets LONDON- A British suicide prevention charity on Wednesday launched a Twitter-scanning app designed to tip people off when their friends post potentially worrying messages. The free app from Samaritans scans for tweets involving phrases such as “tired of being alone”, “hate myself”, “depressed”, “help me” and “need someone to talk to”. If the message poster’s...


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