Learning @ Home with Girls4Tech™ Connect

MasterCard Empowers Teachers and Parents to Develop Children’s Educational Skills via E-Learning The New Platform Provides Free Online Interactive STEM Lessons MasterCard has extended access to its signature Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) curriculum, Girls4Tech™, through a suite of new online, creative educational resources. The program has been designed to help parents and teachers […]

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Keeping WhatsApp Personal and Private

With billions of people unable to see their friends and family in person due to COVID-19, people are relying on WhatsApp more than ever to communicate. People are talking to doctors, teachers, and isolated loved ones via WhatsApp during this crisis. That’s why all your messages and calls on WhatsApp are end-to-end encrypted by default […]

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Easypaisa joins hands with Zakat and Ushr Department to disburse PKR 1.5 Billion

Easypaisa, Pakistan’s leading provider of digital financial services has partnered with Zakat and Ushr Department of the Government of Punjab to digitally disburse funds to those who are being affected by the lockdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The collaboration is aimed to disburse Zakat funds of PKR 1.5 billion to more than 170,000 beneficiaries who […]

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Digiskills- Preparing Youths for Challenges of Digital Revolutions

Recently there has been a surge in AI, IOT and AR in Pakistan signalling the inception of the fourth industrial revolution. Over here at Ignite we have funded start-ups in these areas that have reduced electricity transformation line loses, saved irrigation water, and provided high quality educational tools to customers in the country and the […]

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“It feels really meaningful to go to work”

Empty streets are the new normal, but behind-the-scenes, people are going to unprecedented lengths to make sure that we can still meet, talk, work and interact. Bård Flaarønning used to work with top politicians in Norway, but he recently moved to telecoms. The VP of Communications strategy was curious as to whether he would feel […]

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“The coronavirus outbreak could lead to rising demand for IT products”, Huawei CEO, Ren Zhengfei

Ren Zhengfei says company will likely meet new financial goals and boost R&D budget this year by $5.8 billion to more than $20 billion Most employees at Huawei Technologies Co. are back at work following the coronavirus outbreak, though the pandemic is likely to hit the Chinese telecom giant’s financial results this year, the company’s […]

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NHSRC launches Messenger experience to aid locals in fight against Coronavirus

Yesterday, Pakistan’s Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations & Coordination (NHSRC) launched a Messenger experience, with support from Facebook and Botisfy.com, to ensure people are kept up to date, and have access to the right information. The automated experience will help people determine if they need to be seen by a doctor for coronavirus, and […]

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Microfinance Beneficiaries breaking Stereotypes

Focus on women is one of the overarching themes of all Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company (PMIC)’s interventions. As the apex institution and sector developer, PMIC advocates for gender equality with the central objective of improving the socioeconomic status of the women. In line with this year’s theme – Each for Equal, PMIC held Women’s Day […]

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Stay connected with Jazz and Nestlé Fruita Vitals

Pakistan’s two leading brands have joined hands to provide free unlimited mobile data to millions  Jazz, Pakistan’s leading digital communications company with 60 million users, and Pakistan’s leading juice brand – Nestlé Fruita Vitals have partnered to offer consumers an opportunity to win free data for up to 300 GBs a year. This partnership lets […]

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Saturday happens to be the Most Forgetful Day in Pakistan: Uber

Whether you’re in a hurry, busy checking your messages or chatting with a friend, it seems to be a common occurrence for riders to leave behind their personal belongings at the end of their Uber rides. While the retrieval of these lost items from Uber cars is quite easy, a newly released Lost & Found […]

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