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PAKISTAN:

ZONG ENTERS INTO STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH UBL:

Zong has entered into a strategic partnership with United Bank Limited. The two companies signed an MoU for Mobile Broadband (MBB) under which UBL credit card customers and UBL employees will get MBB devices with upfront purchase of 12 months MBB bundles. This offer will be available for Zong Bolt, Bolt+ and Bolt Ultra devices.

MS REHMAN MET ALIBABA IN GENEVA:

Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunication Anusha Rahman discussed developments in Pakistan’s information and communication technology sector (ICT) with Chairman and Founder of Alibaba Group Jack Ma.

NOKIA CORPORATION INTERIM REPORT FOR Q1 2017:

This is a summary of the Nokia Corporation interim report for first quarter 2017 published today. The complete first quarter 2017 interim report with tables is available at www.nokia.com/financials. Investors should not rely on summaries of our interim reports only, but should review the complete reports with tables.

CANON LAUNCH OF ITS EXCLUSIVE BRAND RETAIL STORE CALLED CANON IMAGE SQUARE:

Canon in Pakistan, today announced its foray into the retail space with the launch of its exclusive brand retail store called Canon Image Square. The first store in Karachi, located in The Zamzama Street, Karachi was inaugurated by Director MBM Int. Mr. Manzoor Khan, Canon Singapore President, Ms. Noriko Gunji & Mr. Sarshar Ali Country Manager Canon.

LG ANNOUNCES FIRST-QUARTER 2017 FINANCIAL RESULTS:

LG Electronics Inc. (LG) announced first-quarter 2017 revenue of KRW 14.66 trillion (USD 12.70 billion), an increase of 9.7 percent from the same period last year. LG nearly doubled its operating income to KRW 921.5 billion (USD 798.3 million) with the Home Appliance & Air Solutions Company posting its highest quarterly operating income in eight years.

MICROSOFT RECOMMENDS NOT TO INSTALL THE LATEST WINDOWS 10 UPDATE:

Although the advertisement and expectations which introduced it, it seems that the latest Windows Creators Update is having a bad start. However, mainstream users may not be influenced by this directly. And the users, who have installed a latest Windows update have been facing issues.

CHROME WARNS YOU WHEN TYPING ANYTHING INTO NON-SECURE SITES:

Google’s one of the main quests is to ensure that all websites are using the secure HTTPS protocol, Chrome 62 will flash out more warnings whenever a user tries to visit HTTP sites. About a few months ago, Chrome 56 had begun labeling the unencrypted websites as “not secure” just in the beginning of the address line iff they are asking for passwords and credit card details.

GOOGLE IOS SEARCH NOW FINDS STREAMING MOVIE, MUSIC AND TV:

Now, it is very easy to search for stream contents on your iPhone. On Wednesday, Google announced that its latest update to its search app on iOS devices allowing users to search for particular TV shows, movies and songs on streaming services including iTunes, Hulu, Amazon Video, Google Play, Youtube, and Spotify.

MICROSOFT UNVEILS WINDOWS 10 S TO BEAT GOOGLE’S CHROMEBOOKS:

Microsoft officially announced Windows 10 S previously rumored as Windows 10 Cloud. The Windows 10 S is a new and lightweight version of Windows 10 which will be powering the Microsoft’s educational devices.

LG ANNOUNCES FIRST-QUARTER 2017 FINANCIAL RESULTS:

LG Electronics Inc. (LG) announced first-quarter 2017 revenue of KRW 14.66 trillion (USD 12.70 billion), an increase of 9.7 percent from the same period last year. LG nearly doubled its operating income to KRW 921.5 billion (USD 798.3 million) with the Home Appliance & Air Solutions Company posting its highest quarterly operating income in eight years.

IKEA OPENS UP AN OUTLET IN PAKISTAN:

After some bargaining, I placed an order for two single beds and paid an advance for the total purchase of Rs12, 000. After one week, I got my beds delivered after paying further Rs500 to the delivery van.

INTERNATIONAL:

UK ‘IRON MAN’ DEMONSTRATES FLYING SUIT:

A British inventor, who built an Iron Man-style flight suit, has flown it at the Ted (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference in Vancouver. Richard Browning’s short flight took place outside the Vancouver Convention Centre in front of a large crowd.

POLICE TO USE FACIAL RECOGNITION AT CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL:

Police in Wales plan to use facial recognition on fans during the Champions League final in Cardiff on 3 June, according to a government contract posted online. Faces will be scanned at the Principality Stadium and Cardiff’s central railway station.

CASHH OFFERED AFTER DRONES DISRUPT FLIGHTS IN CHINA:

Chinese drone maker DJI is offering up to one million yuan (£112,000) for information about drones that disrupted scores of flights at a Chinese airport. On four days this month – 14, 17, 18 and 21 – drones were blamed for stranding thousands of passengers at Chengdu Shuangliu International.

HACKERS USED MICROSOFT WORD BUG ‘FOR MONTHS’:

A bug in Microsoft Word was exploited by hackers for months before it was eventually fixed, according to security researchers. The flaw allowed attackers to take control of a computer via malicious document files.

TURKISH AUTHORITIES BLOCK WIKIPEDIA WITHOUT GIVING REASON:

Turkey has blocked all access inside the country to the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia. Officials said “an administrative measure” had been taken, but gave no reason why. Turkish media said authorities had asked Wikipedia to remove content by writers “supporting terror”.

PRIVACY ISSUES HELP END NSA SPYING PROGRAMME:

The US National Security Agency (NSA) is to end surveillance on messages sent by US citizens that mention foreign intelligence targets. The NSA was allowed to collect this information without a warrant thanks to a US law passed in 2008.

HACKER STEALS AND SHARES URELEASED TV SHOWS:

A malicious hacker has reportedly released 10 episodes of the new series of TV show ‘Orange is the New Black’. The episodes are believed to have been uploaded to file-sharing sites across the net after US media firm Netflix refused to pay a ransom.

TWITTER SIGNS DEAL WITH BLOOMBERG ON ROLLING VIDEO NEWS:

Twitter is working with media firm Bloomberg to create a 24-hour rolling news channel for the messaging service. The live video stream will be made up of original programming as well as feeds from Bloomberg bureaus.

APPLE SEES SURPRISE FALL IN IPHONE SALES:

Apple sold fewer iPhones than a year ago in the first three months of 2017, the company said in its latest results. The California firm, which is due to release a new phone later this year, said it sold 50.8 million iPhones in the period, down 1% year-on-year.

‘WE SOLD OUR HOME TO BUILD A SOCIAL NETWORK’:

The Hughes family in Manchester have quit their jobs and put everything they own into building a social network aimed solely at sports fans. But can they take on the giants?

MICROSOFT UNVEILS NEW SURFACE LAPTOP:

Microsoft has unveiled a new Surface laptop to compete with the Macbook Air. The device will go on sale on 15 June with a starting price of $999 (£770). It has a 13.5 inch (34cm) screen and 14 hours of battery life, the firm said.

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