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Pakistani woman gets ‘Google funding’ on her first try

Umaimah Mendhro is one of the very few people who won funding from Google on her first pitch. It sounds like a lucky break, but she had been putting together an extensive plan for a very long time! Umaimah’s childhood aspirations Even when she was young, Umaimah wanted to build and lead her own multinational…

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Google marks ICC Champions Trophy 2017 start with addictive doodle

With the advent of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, Google has come up with a new doodle that is not only interesting to watch but an addictive game as well.  Featuring a crickets versus snails game, you can control the batsman once you’ve clicked on the doodle. Hit the bowler into the stands for a…

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Google challenges Apple’s Siri by opening digital assistant to iPhone

Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google said on Wednesday it would make its digital assistant available on Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) iPhone, making a play for the higher end of the smartphone market and challenging Apple’s Siri feature on its own devices.

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Researchers see possible North Korea link to global cyber attack

WASHINGTON/TORONTO: Cyber security researchers have found technical evidence they said could link North Korea with the global WannaCry “ransomware” cyber attack that has infected more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries since Friday.

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Google live streams Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s performance

Google, the search engine giant, has streamed the performance of world-renowned Sufi singer Rahat Fateh Ali live on video-sharing website YouTube from its global headquarters in Mountain View, California, US. “We’re excited to welcome Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (RFAK) for a Talks at Google event hosted by VP Anwar Akram,” Google announced. Rahat Fateh…

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OMD, Google launch Pakistan’s first programmatic campaign for Telenor

KARACHI (PR): With the rapid growth in the digital universe and digital media buying continuously finding its way towards automation in Pakistan, OMD Pakistan, part of Omnicom Media Group, along with Google became the first agency to launch a Programmatic Campaign locally, using DoubleClick Bid Manager, a next-generation demand-side-platform (DSP) which enables advertisers to programmatically…

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Rahat Fateh Ali Khan to speak in ‘Talks at Google’ event live today

MOUNTAIN VIEW: Pakistani singer and Qawwali maestro Rahat Fateh Ali Khan will speak and perform at US Google offices on Friday and the event will be live streamed. According to details, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan will perform and speak at the Talks at Google event which will be held at Google’s Mountain View, California headquarters…

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Pakistan, Afghanistan to use Google Maps to settle border row

KANDAHAR: Pakistan and Afghanistan plan to use Google Maps to help settle a border dispute that led to deadly clashes last week, officials from both sides said Monday. At least eight civilians were killed on both sides in fighting that began when a Pakistani census team accompanied by soldiers visited disputed villages along the southern…

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The bold voice of humanism: Abeda Iqbal Azad

  By:Shazia Tasneem She was not a Sorojini, not Emily Dickson. Not even Perween Shakir or Meera Bai but Abeda Iqbal Azad was an activist of her own genre—a reason that has made the society of Urdu literature mourn five years after her death on April 20, 2012. If you haven’t heard that name, or…

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No more ads for YouTube channels under 10,000 views

YouTube has announced that creators from now on will not be able to monetize their content until their channel achieves 10,000 lifetime views. The YouTube Partner Program (YPP) was setup in 2007 allowing content creators to instantly create a channel, upload videos, and immediately start making money. With this business model, You Tube grew into…

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Google ad boycott could aim ire at ad-serving software

SAN FRANCISCO: Google’s money-making foundation is strong enough to endure a current boycott by advertisers, but the movement could rattle the practice of software “programmed” ad placement, analysts said on Thursday. The internet giant’s core business of serving up advertising along with online search results appeared to be safe from the boycott, motivated by companies…

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Google apologizes to ad clients for YouTube content fiasco

Google apologized on Monday for allowing ads to appear alongside offensive videos on YouTube as more high-profile firms such as Marks & Spencer (MKS.L) and HSBC (HSBA.L) pulled advertising for British markets from Google sites.

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Google sorry for adverts alongside extremist content

LONDON: A top Google executive on Monday apologised after UK company and government adverts appeared alongside extremist content on its Internet platforms. The apology from Matt Brittin, president of Google’s Europe, Middle East and Africa division, came after UK banks HSBC and RBS, along with major retailer Marks and Spencer (M&S), decided to suspend their…

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Google to help publishers find malicious comments on articles

BRUSSELS: Alphabet Inc’s Google and subsidiary Jigsaw launched on Thursday a new technology to help news organisations and online platforms identify abusive comments on their websites. The technology, called Perspective, will review comments and score them based on how similar they are to comments people said  were “toxic” or likely to make them leave a…

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Apple, Google, Facebook join hands against Trump travel ban

WASHINGTON: Nearly 100 companies, including some of high-tech’s biggest names, joined a legal brief opposing President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban, arguing that it would give companies incentives to move jobs outside the United States. The companies – including Apple, Google and Microsoft – banded together late on Sunday to file a “friend-of-the-court” brief with…

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Facebook, Google join drive against fake news in France

Giant Internet firms Facebook and Google joined forces with news organizations on Monday to launch new fact-checking tools designed to root out “fake news” stories in France ahead of the country’s presidential election.

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Over 1.7 billion ads blocked by Google

Billions of misleading ads and websites have been taken down by Google in 2016, the tech giant said. In the recent blog, Google stats that, “We have a strict set of policies that govern the types of ads we do and don’t allow on Google in order to protect people from misleading, inappropriate, or harmful…

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5 ways to make money online!

Written By: Noman Naushad Lalani As the use of internet is snowballing around the world, “how to earn money online?” has become one of the most frequently asked question. It is really not that challenging, just choose a niche you think you are proficient in, build a strategy and get ready to put in continuous…

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Qandeel Baloch, Momina Mustehsan top Google’s list of most searched persons

Slain Pakistani social media sensation Qandeel Baloch was the most searched person by the Pakistanis, revealed Google on Wednesday in its annual ‘Year in Pakistan Search’ list. The DG Khan-born model was allegedly murdered by her brother in an apparent honour killing in Multan on July 16, 2016, a crime which drew strong condemnations from…

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Caterpillar to Butterfly

By: Zara Maqbool After writing a series of blogs on serious, hopefully thought provoking issues I felt it was time for some much needed comic relief especially in these trying times where Trump becomes the most powerful man in the world in his full blown orange glory and Pak-India tensions continue to brew. My attempt…

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Fallen smartphone brand Nokia challenges Apple, Samsung again

FRANKFURT/HELSINKI: Nokia smartphones are poised for a comeback after former managers at the Finnish company licensed the handset brand from Microsoft and struck up partnerships with Google and phone manufacturer Foxconn.

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