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PAKISTAN:

CCP IMPOSES PKR 10 MILLION PENALTY ON COLGATE-PALMOLIVE PAKISTAN:

The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has passed an order imposing a penalty of PKR 10 million on Colgate-Palmolive Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd. for running a deceptive marketing campaign for one of its products, ‘Max All Purpose Cleaner’ (Max APC), in violation of Section 10 of the Competition Act, 2010.

CIS AND KPITB SIGNED AN AGREEMENT FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF TELEMEDICINE CENTER:

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board and COMSATS Internet Services (CIS) signed an agreement today for establishment and operation of Telemedicine center in District Mansehra, KPK. The ceremony was chaired by the Senior Minister for Health and IT, Mr. Shahram Khan Tarakai.

LG V30 TO ELEVATE SMARTPHONE CAMERA TO NEW HEIGHTS:

LG Electronics (LG) will incorporate an F1.6 aperture camera and glass lens in the dual camera of its upcoming V30 flagship smartphone, introducing industry-leading innovations that bring a new level of photographic innovation to the mobile industry.

JAZZ BECOMES “PAKISTAN KA TEZ TAREEN AUR BEHTEREEN DATA NETWORK”:

Jazz, propelled by a strong and illustrious legacy of enablement and fortified by the best 4G spectrum, the company’s promise for a digital Pakistan is even more closer to fulfillment as it launched the new identity ‘Pakistan Ka Tez Tareen aur Behtereen Data Network’ today.

ZONG 4G CREATES A VIRTUAL TOUR OF QUAID’S BIRTHPLACE:

Zong 4G, under its Corporate Social Responsibility program has amazed all of Pakistan with a special 70 year anniversary present to the nation. This Independence Day, Zong 4G’s ‘New Hope’ volunteers pay homage to the greatest hero of our Independence, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, by creating a virtual tour of his birth place, Wazir Mansion, Karachi.

PAKISTANI DIGITAL ENTREPRENEURS CREATE SOCIAL VALUE THROUGH DIGITAL INITIATIVES:

This International Youth Day, the world celebrates young people’s contributions to inclusion, social justice and peace – and two digital innovators from Pakistan Haroon Yasin and Fatima Rizwan are doing more than their share. Haroon and Fatima are using digital technology to enable and empower the underserved segments of the society.

DESTINY 2 PC BETA 4K@60FPS GAMEPLAY VIDEO SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS UNVEILED:

Once again Destiny 2 PC Beta 4K@60FPS gameplay video was shared today by NVIDIA which has been working actively with Bungie and Activision to bring the game to PC platform for the first time. The Destiny 2 PC beta will be available on August 28th and if you pre-order game on 29th Aug- 31 Aug NVIDIA also shared beta system requirements and confirmed that they will have an official Game Ready driver ready before 28th of August.

ZONG 4G OFFERS REMARKABLE DISCOUNTS ON POSTPAID PACKAGES:

Zong 4G, Pakistan’s No. 1 Data Network has introduced a remarkable 27% discount on its postpaid packages. Under its latest offers, customers will be able to avail special discounts on Z500, Z900 and Z1500 postpaid packages.

AMD RADEON RX VEGA 56 AND 64 UNBOXING ROUNDUP:

So AMD’s marketing department is trying a lot of unique things this time around. Not Only Ryzen Threadripper press kit was fantastic they have added another date into NDA contract. The unboxing embargo is the date where reviewers can freely show off their cards to build up anticipation regarding RX Vega GPUs.

 

INTERNATIONAL:

OBAMA TOLERANCE TWEET BECOMES MOST LIKED:

It may be President Trump’s communication tool of choice – but it’s a tweet by former President Barack Obama that has become the most liked in Twitter’s history. The tweet, the first in a series of three, quoted Nelson Mandela and was accompanied by a picture of Mr Obama smiling with a group of children from different racial backgrounds.

WEB FIRM FIGHTS DOJ ON TRUMP PROTESTERS:

A US service provider is fighting government demands for it to hand over details of millions of activists. The Department of Justice (DoJ) wants all visitors’ IP addresses – some 1.3 million – to a website that helped organise a protest on the day of President Trump’s inauguration.

CAN TECH GIVE US FRICTIONLESS BORDERS?:

Can tech give us frictionless borders? The truth, according to those who have studied the issue, is somewhere between the two. Whatever the nature of the UK’s trading relationship with the EU after we leave, it seems certain that there will be added bureaucracy for both companies and the government, but technology should lighten the load.

AL SEEKS FANTASY FOOTBALL CHALLENGERS:

Computer scientists at University of Southampton are testing an artificially intelligent tool for predicting Premier League football results. The machine learning algorithm has managed to beat BBC football commentator Mark Lawrenson’s predictions for two seasons in a row.

GOFUNDME REMOVES CAMPAIGNS FOR CHARLOTTESVILLE SUSPECT:

GoFundMe and other crowdfunding sites have taken a tough stance on campaigns for a man arrested following violence at a far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. GoFundMe removed some campaigns, saying they fell foul of its rules regarding hate speech and abuse.

RECORD-SIZED DATA CENTRE PLANNED INSIDE ARCTIC CIRCLE:

Plans to build the world’s “largest” data centre are being made public. The facility is set to be created at the Norwegian town of Ballangen, which is located inside the Arctic Circle.

DJI DRONES TO GAIN PRIVACY MODE AFTER US ARMY BAN:

The world’s best-selling drone-maker is adding a privacy mode to its aircraft to prevent flight data being shared to the internet. The announcement comes a fortnight after it emerged that the US Army had prohibited its troops from using the Chinese firm’s equipment because of unspecified cyber-security concerns.

NHS CYBER-DEFENDER MARCUS HUTCHINS BACK ONLINE:

A British cyber-security researcher charged in the US with creating and selling malware has been allowed back online after a court appearance. Marcus Hutchins tweeted a message of support to his followers – his first tweet since being arrested on 2 August.

LINKEDIN TOLD IT CANNOT STOP THE BOTS:

So you’re considering changing jobs and quietly make a couple of changes to your LinkedIn profile to ensure it is looking its best for any potential new employer. But then a third-party service spots that change and alerts your bosses.

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