Facebook unites mother and daughter separated 23 years ago

For 23 years, Mother’s Day was a holiday full of questions for Colette Brasseur. This Sunday will be different.

That’s because this year marks the first Mother’s Day since Brasseur reconnected with the daughter she gave up for adoption in 1991.

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Apple poised to launch affordable 8GB version of 5c

Apple will launch the iPhone 5c 8GB model in India by early June to shore up volumes and bump its average selling price (ASP). The product was first launched in Europe and China a little over a month ago and is yet to hit the shelves in the US.

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Silicon Valley origins

The surprise is how long a backlash took to come. When I was a child in a heat-hazed suburb to the north of Palo Alto, almost no one had heard the term Silicon Valley. In common with the hamlets scattered around it like points on one of my join-the-dots colouring books – Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, . . . → Read More: Silicon Valley origins

PTA tells Warid to seek approval for new services

While Warid Telecom is planning to launch 4G LTE (long-term evolution) to compete with the 3G/4G licence-holders, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority insists that the company under the law needs permission from the regulator for the introduction of new service.

Since Warid did not take part in the bidding for 3G and 4G spectra, PTA may . . . → Read More: PTA tells Warid to seek approval for new services

PTCL and Daily Motion to work together

Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL) has joined hands with DailyMotion to offer improved user experience to PTCL customers in Pakistan.

The joint venture will allow wide-range of entertainment content from Dailymotion and multi-screen viewing options for PTCL customers.

Dailymotion – one of the largest video and user generated content . . . → Read More: PTCL and Daily Motion to work together

Hacker-turned-FBI informant conducted cyberattacks on Pakistani, Irani, Syrian websites

WASHINGTON: A hacker who became an informant for the FBI directed hundreds of cyber attacks against the websites of foreign governments, including Brazil, Iran, Pakistan, Syria and Turkey, the New York Times reported Thursday.

It was unclear whether the FBI explicitly ordered the digital attacks, but court documents and interviews suggest “that the government may have . . . → Read More: Hacker-turned-FBI informant conducted cyberattacks on Pakistani, Irani, Syrian websites

Over USD 1.1 Billion raised in Pakistan 3G, 4 G auction

ISLAMABAD – The government on Wednesday raised more than $1.1 billion in its long-delayed auction of next-generation telecommunications licences, snapped up by the country’s four existing mobile network providers.

The government sold off four licences to provide 3G services, which allow broadband-speed internet on mobile phones, and one for superfast 4G . . . → Read More: Over USD 1.1 Billion raised in Pakistan 3G, 4 G auction

4 local mobile operators shortlisted for 3G auction

The bids of four mobile operators of Pakistan qualified for the auction of 3G and 4G licenses, Chairman of Pakistan Telecommunications Authority, Ismail Shah, told Dawn on Thursday.

Shah said that the four companies, namely Mobilink, Telenor, Ufone and Zong, were not defaulters of the government and the legal aspects of their bids had been . . . → Read More: 4 local mobile operators shortlisted for 3G auction

A much needed shift towards science

The most important rule in Islam is “judgment on anything is a branch of conceptualising it”. To determine whether a belief can be accepted by a Muslim or not, this is the first and most often repeated principle. However, when it comes to matters scientific, this indispensable rule for correct judgment is . . . → Read More: A much needed shift towards science

Mobile Web Surfing Has Died: People spend more time on smartphone apps than on web surfing

By Jay Yarow

Everyone is freaking out about this chart from mobile analytics company Flurry on Twitter today. It shows people spend 86% of their time on iOS and Android devices in apps. The mobile browser only accounts for 14% of our time now. A year ago, 80% of time was spent in apps, and 20% was in the mobile . . . → Read More: Mobile Web Surfing Has Died: People spend more time on smartphone apps than on web surfing