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Crude’s future uncertain as use of electric cars rises

With the numbers of electric cars growing, a new era is dawning. Following a five per cent decline in sales from 2014 to 2015, electric vehicle (EV) sales in the US jumped by 37pc in 2016. Globally, growth has been even stronger. Since 2014 global EV sales have more than …

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PTA lacks manpower, resources to monitor online content

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) told a Senate committee on Wednesday that it lacked the human and financial resources to monitor and control objectionable content online. Instead, PTA Chairman Dr Ismail Shah stressed the need for developing better relations with social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube …

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Behind every successful start-up, there are failures. This is one Pakistani entrepreneur’s story

Sameer Ahmed Khan, the founder of locally developed website Social Champ, had three failures under his belt before lady luck smiled at him and his current successful enterprise. Although his current venture — a homegrown startup which provides comprehensive tools to automate and manage your social media presence — is …

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Free from phones, BlackBerry posts profit, says more to come

BlackBerry is finally starting to look like a real software company. After three years of acquisitions, layoffs and trying to convince customers it could do more than build smartphones, the Canadian company’s software revenue and profit margins are growing in the way Chief Executive Officer John Chen wants them to. …

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This WhatsApp feature is proving to be a nightmare for govts

The recent deadly attack in London’s Westminster has once again highlighted the widening issue of privacy versus national security. British media outlets have reported that Khalid Masood, the attacker who killed four people in his terror rampage, was using the popular messaging service WhatsApp moments before he launched his assault. …

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Samsung store catches fire day before Galaxy S8 launch

A Samsung outlet in Singapore caught fire this morning, a day ahead of the South Korean electronic giant’s launch of its hyped Galaxy S8. According to reports, a fire broke out at the storeroom of Samsung Experience Store in AMK Hub in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Factory that …

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Google Maps already tracks you; now other people can, too

Google Maps users will now be able to broadcast their movements to friends and family the latest test of how much privacy people are willing to sacrifice in an era of rampant sharing. The location-monitoring feature was rolled out on Wednesday as an update to the Google Maps mobile app, …

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4.5G service in Pakistan to be operational June 2017

Wi-Tribe is launching 4.5G service for the first time in Pakistan, with a Wi-Tribe is launching 4.5G service for the first time in Pakistan. According to private news channels, Wi-Tribe announced a $15 million contract forming a strategic partnership with Huawei of China for advanced up-gradation of LTE services in …

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Authorities stopped from taking action against taxi service

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Friday restrained the Punjab Transport Authority and others from taking any coercive measure against a mobile network-based cab service operating in the city. Justice Shahid Waheed passed the order on a petition filed by A-One Cab Service challenging a notification of the transport authority …

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Snap shoots for the sky, promises little in $3 billion IPO pitch

Snapchat owner Snap Inc shot the opening salvo in its $3 billion initial public offering on Thursday, outlining aggressive expansion plans but offering new investors no say on how the company is run and no promise of profits. Snap’s publication on Thursday of its IPO registration document sets the stage …

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