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PAKISTAN:

IPHONE 8 COULD FEATURE A HORIZONTAL EDGE-TO-EDGE DISPLAY – AIRPODS COULD BE BUNDLED:

The iPhone 8 might be using a different set of materials in its building to deliver new features that have not been present in any iPhone before could set the consumers back by a lot of funds.

GALAXY S7 ACHIEVES ANOTHER MILESTONE- BECOMES MOST USED SAMSUNG DEVICE:

The improvement of Samsung Galaxy series is pretty impressive as their market share is, both successor of Galaxy S6 the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge represent the best of the best smartphones in Android smartphone industry.

HOW TO CONNECT SAMSUNG DEX TO THE EXTERNAL DISPLAY:

You may have heard the phrase “smartphones are as powerful as a PC”, but are they really? Samsung also thinks it’s true and with Galaxy S8 and S8 Plug company announced its Project Samsung DeX it turns the concept of smartphone-as-PC to reality.

SPECTURM AUCTION MOBILE OPERATOR’S DEMANDS REJECTED:

The government has rejected the demands of mobile operators of further delay and cut in the base price of $295 million fixed for the upcoming spectrum auction (4G), it is learned. Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has scheduled to hold auction for Next Generation Mobile Services (NGMS) spectrum (3G/4G) on May 24, 2017.

A SELF-STYLED STOCK MARKET GURU HAS BEEN CAUGHT RED HANDED BY THE SECP:

In the wake of a sophisticated surveillance operation and a detailed investigation, Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has been able to unearth and act against a financial cybercrime.  A self-styled stock market guru who gave self-serving investment tips to the public on Facebook has been caught red handed by the SECP.

BANK ALFALAH ROPED IN IBA-PUTO EXPAND INDUSTRY- ACADEMIA COOPERATION:

Expanding its endeavor to promote linkages with academia,  Bank Alfalah Limited (BAFL) has entered into a strategic partnership with ,Institute of Business Administration, University of Punjab (IBA-PU). The agreement comes as an extension of Bank Alflalah’s recent endeavor for strengthening industry and academia by promoting mutual cooperation for creating and imparting relevant, effective and new forms of knowledge and expertise.

TELENOR MICROFINANCE BANK AGREEMENT WITH INVO TECHNOLOGY:

Telenor Microfinance Bank, Easypaisa, and Inov8 Limited have signed a strategic agreement to offer Easypaisa’s  network to all commercial banks who are signed up with Inov8 technology.  The agreement was signed by the President & CEO Telenor Microfinance Bank, Ali Riaz Chaudhry and Co-Founder and Co-CEO Inov8 Limited Bashir Sheikh, in presence of respective management teams.

174,184 ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS IN THE NADRA SYSTEM:

The Senate Standing Committee on Interior assailed the management of the National Database Regulatory Authority (Nadra) for issuing identification cards to thousands of illegal immigrants, noting that there was no punishment for the officials involved in this crime.

IQRA UNIVERSITY SPURS STUDENTS’ CREATIVE GENIUS THROUGH COMPETITION:

Iqra University, Karachi held a competition for its students, titled ‘IU Creative Genius’ to hunt for hidden talent in the realm of art and craft. The competition solicited entries from students of media sciences in various categories to compete for the coveted title. Aimed at galvanizing creative capabilities, the competition prompted students into exploring their knack for advertising, Film & TV, Animation, Audio & Video, Still photography, Painting and more to showcase their flairs before industry experts.

INTERNATIONAL:

UBER FACES CRIMINAL PROBE IN US OVER ‘GREYBALL’ CODE:

Ride-sharing firm Uber is facing a criminal investigation by the US government. The scrutiny has started because the firm is accused of using “secret” software that let it operate in regions where it was banned or restricted.

HIGH-TECH POLLS, ROBOT HELPERS:

On this week’s Tech Tent we ask whether new technology can provide better ways of assessing the state of public opinion in the run-up to elections. We also meet a robot which promises to guide us around airports and we hear about a court battle between two big Silicon Valley names over self-driving car technology.

DEBENHAMS FLOWERS DATA BREACH HITS 26,000:

Retailer Debenhams has said that up to 26,000 customers of its Flowers website have had their personal data compromised following a cyber-attack. Payment details, names and addresses were potentially taken during the incident, which targeted Ecomnova, a third party e-commerce company.

DONKEY KONG AND POKEMON JOIN GAMING HALL OF FAME:

Donkey Kong and Pokemon Red and Green have been inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame. Halo: Combat Evolved and Street Fighter II were also honoured with places in the permanent exhibition at The Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, New York.

‘REAL-TIME SURVEILLANCE’ IN DRAFT UPDATE:

The “live” surveillance of British web users’ internet communications has been proposed in a draft technical paper prepared by the government. If made law, such access would occur via the Investigatory Powers (IP) Act, which includes provisions for the removal of encryption on content.

CAN AMAZON’S ASSISTANT STAY ON TOP?:

Amazon surprised everyone when, in late 2014, it unveiled a standalone digital assistant that was not only good, but blew away the competition in both quality and aesthetics.

USA TODAY ASKS FBI TO FIGHT FACEBOOK BOTS:

The Facebook page of US newspaper USA Today has been swamped with fake users, its parent company has said. Gannett Co has now asked the FBI to investigate, after it estimated that half of the newspaper’s Facebook following was automated.

GOOGLE DOCS PHISHING EMAIL ‘COST MINNESOTA $90,000’:

A phishing email that targeted Gmail users is estimated to have cost the state of Minnesota $90,000 (£69,400). About 2,500 state employees received the email, according to the state chief information security officer.

GUARDIAN SOULMATES USERS HIT WITH SPAM AFTER DATA EXPOSURE:

Users of Guardian Soulmates have been targeted with sexually explicit spam emails after their contact information was accidentally exposed on the dating site. Information from users’ profiles was included in the spam messages.

FACEBOOK MUST DELETE HATE POSTINGS, AUSTRIA COURT RULES:

A court in Austria has ordered that Facebook must remove postings seen as hate speech, in a ruling that is set to have international implications. The case was brought by the country’s Green Party after its leader was targeted by a false account.

GOOGLE STREET VIEW USED TO DISCOVER ‘LOST’ CYCLE WAYS:

A vast network of forgotten cycle ways across the UK has been rediscovered with the help of Google Street View. Historian and cycling enthusiast Carlton Reid found the routes, which were created between 1934 and 1940, after scanning for evidence of them online.

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