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Logo Adzine Adzine, A Pakistani Startup Experimenting With Whats Already In The BoxAdzine is a new startup based in Pakistan focused on a more traditional business of Print Ads, however the founders have taken this initiative primarily as a study and have plans on taking a Digital Route with their Startup. We think it is quite logical for them to experiment with something that’s already in the box before attempting a new approach, especially in a market that is still adopting (fast) to the startup culture. Following is an interview with the Co-Founder, Khurram Salahuddin Khan:

Q.1  Who are you and what’s your background?

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ss100809pakistan04.ss full IBM Capable Of Predicting Floods 100 Hours In Advance

Floods have been devastating recently. Especially the ones last year in Pakistan that flooded an area that was larger than many European countries combined. Many lives were lost that could have been saved, had there been a flood forecast. Early warning systems can prove to be absolutely essential, especially in densely populated regions where whatever time that can be bought saves as many lives.

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You call it luck or good timing, Sohaib Akhtar of Pakistan might not have known that he would be a part of the Web history as the only person Live Tweeting the Abbottabad operation which involved US armed forces and the Pakistani Intelligence Service killing Osama Bin Laden. The guy is an IT consultant and was probably on a break in the quite of Abbottabad. But things changed and I am sure the atmosphere will not be as peaceful in the city as it had been.

Following are a few tweets he sent last night. Thanks to TC for compiling these up.

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image thumb1 Osama Bin Laden Dead At Last, Barrack Obama Confirms, Social Networks Go Crazy

So Osama Bin Laden is dead? That’s the worst news you can hear early in the morning, that too in the country you are a citizen of. I am not a political analyst nor is this a political or anti-terrorist blog but what makes it worth its mention is that the whole is crazily taking over the Social Networks. Read More »

image thumb36 Zong Telecom Introduces The Cheapest Android Smartphone: IDEOS On Froyo At Less Than $200 In Pakistan

When you say Android or Apple iPhone people by default think it’s about high priced only for rich smartphones. They aren’t wrong initially, especially in Pakistan where people would want a nice phone with maximum features but affordable enough for everyone. I mean iPhone 4 can cost you a good $1,000 and the cheapest Android Handset from HTC would be $350 plus. These phones, being really worth the price aren’t one meant for everyone’s pocket. However Zong Telecom, keeping the whole price factor and user demand in sight has introduced an all new handset running on the Android version 2.2 aka Froyo.

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image thumb18 Ways You Can Assist The Flood Victims In Pakistan As Flood Displace 3 Million People

I am residing in Pakistan and as the world might be aware that is has been hit by one of the worst floods in the history of the region. The torrential rains in the last couple of weeks have wreaked havoc in the country, devastating the North West Frontier Province [now called Khyber Pakhtunkhwa] with floods affecting more than 3 million people. As of current stats, close to 1,500 people have lost their lives, [the number which is unbelievable seeing the destruction it has caused].

More rains are expected to hit the country in the next week or two as the flood water ravages to the southern areas to Punjab and Sind. We at Startup Meme are sharing possible ways on how our readers across the globe can help the affected people.

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image thumb84 China Hammers Another Ban: Google Suggest Feature Now Un Suggested

Google is getting some kicking in China and Pakistan by the authorities. I had been experiencing a block on certain Google Search Suggestions on random sites by the PTA and I kept ignoring this until I came across news from Cnet. While it’ about China extending its impenetrable firewall further.

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image thumb81 Face2Face: Bringing Proximity Based Social Networking To The Web [From Pakistan]

Finally! something really worth mentioning in Pakistan for the Web 2.0. I have been complaining a lot about how the events need to be planned and what exactly they should be focused more on. Late, very late but a very important move to bring out a startup from Pakistan by our countrymen.

Welcome Face2Face, the application bringing proximity base social networking. I have had a conversation about this with Umer Umair Aziz late last year and I was impressed by the idea, today the global launch with an event worth mentioning. What’s best about it? It a cross platform social network, removing the need for you to register yourself on a new social site and runs on almost all existing smartphones. From the iPhone, Android to Nokia’s standard Symbian and the J2ME, which pretty much means all devices out there.

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 image thumb57 The Draw Mohammad Day Ugliness Set To Get Even Uglier As Pakistani Attorney General Tries To Ensure Action Against Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Boy o’ boy! It appears that things are set to get ugly after the Draw Mohammad Day controversy that surfaced last month and led to the social network being banned in Pakistan. The ban was lifted on May 31 and we thought the ugliness of the situation has been long hidden. Not really. Pakistan’s Deputy Attorney General has launched a criminal investigation against the social network’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg.

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image thumb35 Motors.pk: Buy And Sell Automobiles Anywhere In Pakistan

I was looking to a buy a motorbike for conveyance earlier and had to go through a lot of real search, roaming the markets to find the right thing. Especially because I was looking for a second hand model. I couldn’t find one helpful site that was interactive enough to help me with finding the right thing in Pakistan. I guess many face these issues and usually come across substandard, spammy forums. Motors.pk, however rises above the norms to provide, at least a neat interface to begin with.

It isn’t anything close to CarDomain or others in the category, but when it comes to Pakistan, it is a big step forward. The idea is to provide car or bike lovers a place to sell and buy automobiles. You can search for models, narrow your search to pricing and cities where you are looking forward to make the purchase.

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