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Pakistan to shut down BlackBerry services by December over "security"

The Pakistani government plans to shut down BlackBerry Ltd’s secure messaging services by Dec 1 for "security reasons", the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority said.


Video gamers win millions of dollars in Seattle championship

Teams of video gamers playing characters ranging from wizards to monsters exchanged virtual punches, fireballs and lightning strikes over the past six days, battling at the main event of the Dota 2 International 2015 tournament in Seattle.


No phone signal in a disaster? Solar network 'in a box' to the rescue

Pakistani researchers have developed a portable, solar-powered mobile phone network for use in disasters like floods and earthquakes when regular communications are often disrupted.


Pakistani entrepreneurs launch ‘Uber for rickshaws’

A group of young Pakistani entrepreneurs have launched an Uber-like rickshaw app service that is quickly growing popular with commuters struggling to find transport in the teeming eastern city of Lahore.


Uber aims to launch in Pakistan by end of 2015

Online taxi-hailing service Uber will launch in Pakistan by the end of the year, a spokeswoman said, part of an aggressive push targeting megacities in the Asia Pacific region.


Workers trapped in collapsed Pakistan factory plead for help on mobile phones

Survivors trapped in the rubble of a collapsed Pakistani factory pleaded for help on their mobile phones even as rescuers said they feared the death toll of 18 could rise in the latest tragedy to spotlight poor safety standards in south Asia.


US trade body cannot block Internet transmissions

A US trade agency does not have power to regulate digital data, a federal appeals court ruled in a case involving a dental brace company's effort to block a rival's electronic transmissions from entering the country.


Potato to Web: Internet outsourcing in Pakistan’s mountainous north

When a landslide created a huge, turquoise lake that cut them off the world, the farmers of Gulmit were left destitute and unable to sell their potatoes. Their solution: to drag their Himalayan valley in Pakistan’s far north into the Internet age.


Bangladesh bans Facebook, chat apps for security reasons

Bangladesh authorities insisted an almost week-long ban on Facebook and mobile messaging services would remain until security in the tense country improved.


Pakistan to invite PayPal, Alibaba to start e-commerce services

Pakistan is set to invite global online payment giants PayPal and Alibaba to offer their services in the country, the IT ministry has said, after easing its e-commerce rules.