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Five Hot Idea Memes for Startups in 2011

Tweet Rafe Needleman at C|net just published an interesting piece on the best startup ideas from 2011. Net-net, he says the following trends made it big through a variety of startups: 1) A focus on bringing technology to the physical world: Products that reach outside the digital realm and enable interactions with the physical world in [...]

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Tweet Lahore-based¬† has been in the news quite a bit recently and that’s only because they’ve been doing newsworthy things! They’ve just completed a previously unparalleled feat – their third application, Ninja Fruit Bash, has hit World #1 on Blackberry Appworld. With over 25,000 applications now listed on the marketplace, this is no small achievement [...]

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Startups in Pakistan: Getting the mindset right

Tweet The following is a guest post submitted by Hassan Baig of Islamabad-based, White Rabbit. More about the author at the end of the post. Foreword: Social psychologists have long known that any social set-up has a tendency to stifle dissenting voices and bring about conformity. This tendency, seen in the context of the tech [...]

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LUMS students launch an internet based radio station

Tweet I recently heard from Farrukh Jawed over at LUMS. He wrote to me excitedly about a project that he and his LUMS compadres have been working on for quite some time now. No, it’s not a souped up dialup network for people in developing countries, or a submission to an MIT contest. It’s actually [...]

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Hello Silicon Valley! OPEN introduces Pakistani startups to our friends in the Bay

Tweet The Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs (OPEN) in Silicon Valley recently hosted the PSEB delegation that is currently touring the US. Among the companies that were introduced to entrepreneurs, VCs and potential customers, were: Alp Business Service Management, CTO 24/7, Digital Prodigy, Digital Processing Systems, GoodCore Software, Intagleo Systems, Invaterra, Palmchip Pakistan, Prislogix, Post Amazers, [...]

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Dot-Bust 2.0: how will it play out this time?

Tweet The craziness is beginning to scare me just a little now. reports on how insane the new outflow of VC money in the valley really is. When it gets to the point where VCs fund companies that should find it hard to even convince themselves of the value they bring to the market, [...]

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