Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

Geo blocked over news of shoe hurling at Zardari

Update [9th Aug 1:54 PM] : ARY & SAMAA also blocked.

It is being reported by many sources all over Karachi that Geo channel is facing the wrath of PP gov. and its being blocked over news of shoe hurling at Zardari by a British PAK Mr. Shamim Khan. Looks like PP still lives in 70s when the nation was fooled on 71 disaster. Geo reports that : ” Some of PPP’s leaders and government officials have issued threats and warnings to cable operators across country against continuation of Geo News transmission, pressurizing them to shut Geo News transmission but most cable operators refused to do so, sources said.”

Geo can be accessed here:

Pakistan’s first ever Blog Awards

It wasn’t lights, camera, action but lights, camera, tweet/blog! At Kohinoor Hall of Regent Plaza on 28th May, 2010 in Karachi, the first of its kind Annual Blog Awards were organized by CIO and Google. Most of the KMB bloggers were present at the event either as nominees or part of the organizing committee (special mention of Rabia Garib) that has now become a stepping stone for the blogosphere of Pakistan.

The first Blog Awards received 207 entries for 41 defined categories, which were judged by 14 industry experts. Welcoming around 300 guests that not only included nominated bloggers but tech gurus and industry specialists whose input made the evening intellectually riveting.


Nokia Calling All Innovators (CAI) Competition

One of the exclusive Nokia’s market research revealed that Pakistani Software Applications Industry possesses a huge potential and growth prospects and its local developers can do wonders in the industry if their exceptional piece of work is put forward at the global level. Thus, to recognize and promote the creative excellence of Pakistani developers, Nokia offers an excellent opportunity for them to participate in the globally launched, Nokia Calling All Innovators (CAI) competition by submitting their applications now and win the exciting rewards.

CAI competition is open to anyone in Pakistan with bold ideas and tremendous talent.  Whether it is someone new to mobile or an experienced coder, Nokia is offering new opportunities for local developers to grow their business.  The competition challenges mobile and web application developers to submit entries for locally relevant content in English or Urdu in any of these four categories; Eco/Being Green, Entertainment, Productivity and Life Improvement. Details about each of these categories are available here


Telenor “Karo Mumkin” Bloggers Meet-up

Telenor Pakistan, a few days back called upon a number of bloggers, at there regional office in Karachi to introduce, and discuss their new campaign “Karo Mumkin“. First of all I was glad to realize that the company seriously believes in the potential of the immerging new media (social media) and respect’s the bloggers and the young generation who are busy day and night generating content over the internet for the sake of it and not for any financial gains, there are a lot of other companies who don’t realize the true potential of the social media, and how strong it has become over the days and completely ignore this aspect of marketing .

Coming back to Telenor’s new campaign “Karo Mumkin”, the idea is to give the nation some hope and ignite a fire in them to think of social change and actually making an effort for it by sending in their ideas to the company which will then take these ideas to a TV show where the selected few will be carried forward and a finalist will be chosen who will earn the company’s support to bring the idea into action. (more…)

CCTV Footage of MA Jinnah road Violence – Help Police Catch terrorist

I would like readers to share other video links in comments. Thank you Technology. Spread this CCTV footage and help LEA to catch terrorists. In the end all i want to ask is Who won in all this ? Hussaniat or Yazeediat ?



Intel Education Initiative Pakistan Awards

Intel_logo2Intel Pakistan organized an award ceremony in recognition of schools and teachers who are using technology for learning. This was part of the Intel Education Initiative. Department of Information Technology Sindh has been working with Intel for this purpose. These awards are held annually in Pakistan under Intel Teach programme which provides professional development and guidance to teachers on how to use technology to enhance student learning in the digital world. To date, the programme has trained 220,000 teachers in Pakistan, reaching out to over 60 cities and districts. In addition to the teacher training, the Intel Teach Programme also hosts forums and workshops to enhance the use of IT in learning environment, and so far has reached more than 28,000 teachers and principals. [The News]

HP Bloggers meetup

HP Pakistan is arranging Blogger’s Meetups in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad to discuss blogging, social media and technologies effect on marketing to the next generation of technology consumers. The event will discuss how technologies can be more interactive to build their brands in developing countries.

Karachi : Royal Rodale (Royal Room II) – > 13th December  (4pm – 6pm)

– Lahore: Holiday Inn ->10th December -> 3 – 5 PM
– Islamabad: Hotel Crown Plaza – Boardroom I -> 11th December -> 5 – 7 PM

Click here for registration :

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Green Technology Initiative by Warid Pakistan

LghtbulbWith ever growing POWER crisis the news below comes as a fresh hope that our corporate players are not far behind in thinking initiatives to share their responsibility for the country.

Warid has recently commenced an outstanding project of implementing Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution based on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V. This initiative was taken as part of Microsoft’s early adoption Program for this cutting edge virtualization technology. Warid Telecom was amongst the pioneer customers in the MEA region in implementing VDI solution under this program.

Microsoft held a commercial launch of Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 in Pakistan. The event was held in Sheraton Hotel Karachi on 22nd October 2009. It is the largest outreach to IT Decision Makers, IT Professionals and Developers in Microsoft’s history. . (more…)

Google Earth Karachi – Latest Satellite Imagery

Google Earth Karachi had no (significant) update for a long period (3/4 years?) though CDGK had given the city a relatively different look. GOOD news is, they are now updating KARACHI and recently one can see all major updates (starting with an over-due Nursery flyover map/patch) and almost all changes in last 4 years now incorporated. Keep in mind, the visibility might be a question but GOOGLE has this layered approach when updating maps so places will get more visible and clear with time. Thank you so much Team GOOGLE (Earth).Here are some screen-shots. See if you figure out the places correctly.

[ If you mouse-over the image it will give you the answer ]



Show me the money – Internet Abracadabra

The internet is no longer restricted by the IT professionals. The new wave for internet marketing has made it accessible for housewives, students, retired people, or even professionals looking for extra cash

Scheduled for November 7th, 2009

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