The Internet industry in Pakistan is at an extremely exciting point, and the outlook for local entrepreneurs and venture capitalists is strong in the mid to long run. As the sixth largest country in the world in terms of population, Pakistan has an ever-expanding web base which currently stands at 22 million users, with 8 million now on Facebook.
Just stumbled across this amazing video of Marco Tempest, who combines technology and magic to produce some amazing mind-blowing results. At age 22, Marco captured the prestigious New York World Cup of Magic, launching him into international prominence. Marco Tempest has been featured in his own theatrical shows and as part of numerous television specials which have enjoyed well in excess of 500 million cumulative viewings across the world. Marco’s (…) Read more
Marriott announced its new Moxy Hotels brand on Tuesday, appealing to the “millennial traveler” with a technology-focused design. The budget-friendly hotels target techies, and are set to open exclusively in Europe next year. Rooms will feature built-in USB ports in each wall socket, and guests can check in via their phones. What’s more, guests need not be concerned about overpriced, spotty Wi-Fi, as the chain is set to offer free connection (…) Read more
Found this pretty interesting video on Facebook earlier today by the Akanksha School Project. (Thanks Hari Prashanth) The mission of The School Project is to create a model for high-performing schools that redefines what is possible for children from low-income communities, and has the potential to drive wider systemic reform. In India today, 96% of primary school-age children are enrolled in school. The quality of learning indicators, however, is of (…) Read more
Adobe’s in hot water in Australia. Adobe’s global chief executive Shantanu Narayen has been forced to defend why his company charges Australians $1800 more for some its software when compared with what it charges in the US. Many have questioned why Adobe and others have such wildly different prices across different countries in the age of digital distribution.
I stumbled across this interesting website – http://pitchin.my It’s a Malaysian based website where project owners raise funds for their creative projects through crowd funding. Not a new concept but a pretty decent site. The owners have summarized the website in the paragraph below:
I guess you must have already heard it by now. Pope Benedict XVI has resigned.He says his vast age prevented him from carrying out his duties, an unprecedented move in the modern history of the Catholic Church. The last Pope to resign willingly was Celestine V in 1294 after reigning for only five months, his resignation was known as “the great refusal” and was condemned by the poet Dante in (…) Read more