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    Youtube Blocked In Pakistan Software Engineers

  • News channels go off air, Facebook and YouTube blocked in parts of Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday afternoon issued a notification prohibiting live coverage of the operation to end the Faizabad sit-in, following which most private news channels were taken off-air in Islamabad and other parts of the country...

    Additionally, Facebook, YouTube, DailyMotion, Twitter and Instagram have been blocked in some parts of the country...

  • Despite localisation, YouTube remains blocked

    ISLAMABAD: Despite having been launched globally, Internet users in the country still cannot access ‘YouTube PK’, the popular video-sharing website domain localised specifically for Pakistan...

    On Tuesday, Google announced that YouTube was now also available in Urdu...

  • No reason to keep YouTube blocked, PTA tells SC

    ISLAMABAD: Even though the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) acknowledges that Google has made it possible for the Pakistani government to ask for the removal of objectionable videos from YouTube, the site’s Urdu version still remains largely inaccessible inside the country...

    The PTA told the Supreme Court on Saturday that YouTube was blocked because it was not possible to remove or block an offensive video from the website...

  • Junaid Jamshed tribute film blocked on Youtube in several countries over copyright issues

    Singer Salman Ahmed on Wednesday said that the short film made to pay a tribute to singer turned preacher Junaid Jamshed has been blocked on Youtube in several countries...

    The former bandmate said that the short film, Khwab, has been blocked over "copyright issues with Universal Media Group India, to which the song Khwab from Junoon's silver anniversary album Door is licensed, and VEVO, the American multinational video hosting...

  • POPARAZZI: WHERE ARE PAKISTAN’S YOUTUBE STARS?

    For children of the ’90s, AIB represents one of many ways in which Indian culture has seemed to catch up with and overtaken Pakistan’s...

    In contrast, Pakistan’s electronic media industry developed later and almost immediately after its arrival became preoccupied with the news of covering a near constant state of war and upheaval...

  • Youtube turns 'local' for Pakistan

    KARACHI: World's largest video-sharing website, Youtube, on Tuesday announced that it has launched localised versions of the site in Pakistan...

    According to a media release issued by Youtube's parent firm Google, visitors to YouTube from Pakistan will see their country-specific YouTube site by default...

  • YouTube returns to Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: After over three years of being told to ‘Surf Safely’, Internet users in the country were able to access the popular video-sharing website, YouTube, following orders from the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) that the website be unblocked...

    YouTube was blocked in September 2012, after a blasphemous film, ‘Innocence of Muslims’, triggered global protests...

  • YouTube Pakistan officially launched

    KARACHI: Like Zaid Ali T and Shaam Idrees, who have over four million likes on Facebook and more than 300,000 views on YouTube, any Pakistani man, woman or child can now have their own channel and make money from it on YouTube...

    At a press conference held at the DHA Golf Club on Wednesday to launch the video-sharing website in Pakistan, it was learnt that if one is in the YouTube partner programme one can monetise videos on one’s...

  • YouTube releases list of Pakistan's most watched videos

    YouTube Pakistan on Thursday released a list of the most watched videos and music videos in Pakistan for the current year with Commander Safeguard taking the top spot, said a press statement from the world's most popular online video community...

    YouTube is the world's most popular online video community allowing millions of people to discover, watch and share originally created videos...

  • NYT accuses software firm of running fake degree empire

    The lead story — Fake Diplomas, Real Cash: A Net of Made-Up Schools — by veteran reporter Declan Walsh and carried on the front page of the Times described Axact as a “secretive” Pakistani software company that offers “everything from high school diplomas for about $350, to doctoral degrees for $4,000 and above”...

    Axact employs over 2,000 people and calls itself Pakistan’s largest software exporter...

  • SBP to facilitate software exports

    KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan has decided to facilitate software exporters by reviewing instructions related to the export of software and removing hurdles, a circular issued by the SBP said on Friday...

    The State Bank regulates movement of foreign exchange to and from Pakistan under the powers conferred on it by the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act...

  • Android software creator unveils ‘Essential’ phone

    SAN FRANCISCO: A creator of the Android software powering smartphones around the world steps into the hardware market with a handset that promises to tackle the clutter, complexity and rapid obsolescence of current devices...

    Google makes Android software — which powers most of the world’s smartphones — available free to device makers...

  • Apple to set up software lab in India

    MUMBAI: Apple Inc will set up a software laboratory in India to help Indian startups and developers working on the company's iOS platform, Apple said hours after Chief Executive Tim Cook began his first official visit to the country...

    The company is also expected to unveil plans to expand its software development centre in the southern city of Hyderabad, also home to Microsoft's first India office, where engineers are working on...

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