Statistics show Twitter may never have more users than Facebook

BY STEVE KOVACH

Facebook and Twitter are two of the biggest social networks, but Facebook is so huge that it’ll be nearly impossible for Twitter to ever catch up.

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Pakistan beats India to Cern memebership

LONDON: Pakistan is all set to beat India in becoming an associate member at Cern (European Organization for Nuclear Research), the world’s largest particle physics laboratory that recently found the God Particle.

A senior official of Cern told the TOI in London that bureaucratic red tape in India had slowed down the country’s intentions of joining Cern . . . → Read More: Pakistan beats India to Cern memebership

GSMA 2014 awards Pakistan’s Easy Paisa as the best mobile money product

Best NFC /Mobile Money Product or Service

Telenor Pakistan & Tameer Micro Finance Bank for Easypaisa

Easypaisa is a joint venture between Telenor Pakistan, and Tameer Micro Finance Bank, one of the largest MFIs operating in Pakistan and the first bank to acquire a branchless banking license issued by the State Bank of Pakistan (the . . . → Read More: GSMA 2014 awards Pakistan’s Easy Paisa as the best mobile money product

Wikipedia: Why bots are better than people

Half of all edits to Wikipedia are made by bots. That stat, from a new studymonitoring the site’s revisions, might seem like cause for alarm. But according to Wikipedia researchers, it’s key to the crowdsourced encyclopedia’s success.

For a paper in the physics journal arXiv, Thomas Steiner, a Google engineer and Université Claude Bernard Lyon post-doctoral . . . → Read More: Wikipedia: Why bots are better than people

Easy to use is not always good

In the history of marketing, there’s a classic tale that centers on the humble cake mix. During the nineteen-fifties, there were differences of opinion over how “instant” powdered cake mixes should be, and, in particular, over whether adding an egg ought to be part of the process. Thefirst cake mixes, invented in the nineteen-thirties, merely required . . . → Read More: Easy to use is not always good

3G test use to commence in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Good news for mobile phone users looking forward and waiting for 3G to be launched in Pakistan is that trial of 3G spectrums is to start from upcoming week (starting from tomorrow) with effect to the grant of approval by Cabinet Division to Frequency Allocation Board (FAB) to commence test use of 3G . . . → Read More: 3G test use to commence in Pakistan

Is man just a soft machine

Aristotle’s definition of man as a rational animal has recently taken quite a beating.

Part of the attack comes from neuroscience. Pretty, multicolored fMRI maps make clear that our mental lives can be observed in the activity of our neurons, and we’ve made considerable progress in reading.

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Banning Modernity

YouTube in Pakistan

While the whole world embraces technology and races towards innovation (and 21st century improved lifestyles), Pakistan belligerently turns its back to modernity and causes huge losses (detriment) to national development

As recently as two days ago, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) chairman, Dr. Syed Ismail Shah, urged the Senate Functional Committee on . . . → Read More: Banning Modernity

WhatsApp becomes part of Facebook

With Facebook’s massive $19 billion purchase of WhatsApp earlier today, any possible marriage between Facebook and Snapchat appears to be dead. After spending $20 billion on a photo sharing company (Instagram) and messaging company (WhatsApp), can Facebook really justify spending billions more to acquire an ephemeral photo messaging company?

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India’s space program more cost effective than NASA

While India’s recent launch of a spacecraft to Mars was a remarkable feat in its own right, it is the $75 million mission’s thrifty approach to time, money and materials that is getting attention.

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