Two teens take on Facebook and Google+ with ‘Scapehouse’

Two classmates have come up with a new social experiment, which they call Scapehouse. Scapehouse is the brainchild of two Dubai residents, Ali Razzouk and my good friend Abdullah Khan.
Ali describes Scapehouse in the following words:

 “I’ve been using Facebook and Twitter for a long time, and I have things that I like and
 dislike about both. Facebook’s privacy issues drive me crazy. On Twitter, the discussions
 are a mess, and 140 characters are just not enough for me to express myself most of the
 time. So we decided to combine the two models and came up with a whole new
 experience”, says Ali.

This is not ‘just another social network’ as you may feel, in fact this little thing carries immense potential. Following are some of the highlights of Scapehouse which makes it stand out from the competition.

The registration is fairly easy and simple, in fact if you already have a Facebook account, you can register via Facebook too. There is also a mobile site, so if you’re using one, just point your device to Scapehouse.com and you’ll be automatically be taken to the mobile site.
Also, Scapehouse is open to all feedback and criticism which can be given at http://scapehouse.com/corporate/contact 

Go ahead and give it a shot, and don’t forget to add me on Scapehouse > MAK009X.

Internet Growth In Pakistan

An interesting slideshow by Ali Hadi, regarding the growth of internet users in Pakistan.

View more presentations from Ali Hadi.

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The Complete List of Apple Dealers/Resellers in Pakistan

Here is the complete list of Apple authorized resellers in Pakistan, categorized by city.

Karachi:

Bawany Technologies
23 C, 4th Zamzama Commercial Lane
DHA V, Karachi
Tel: 021 5302143-4 Email: info@bawanytech.com

Marsons USA Corporation – Apple Authorised Distributor, Apple Authorised Service Provider
515 Clifton Centre Clifton, Karachi
Tel: 021 5875431
Fax: 021 5873460 Email: nakhtar@marsons.com.pk Web: http://www.marsons.com.pk/

e:Store – Apple Authorised Reseller, Apple Authorised Service Provider
Shop # 6, Ground Floor 3-C 10th Street Stadium Commercial
Phase 4 DHA
Karachi
Tel: 021-5248777, 5248778
Email: e-store@e-store.com.pk

e:Store – Apple Authorised Reseller, Apple Authorised Service Provider
24 Ground Floor, Clifton Centre
Main Clifton Road
Karachi
Tel: 92 21 5362916
Email: e-store@e-store.com.pk

MediaCenter – Apple Authorised Reseller, Apple Authorised Service Provider
Shop 5-C Main Kh-e-Ittehad road
DHA, Phase 2 Ext. Karachi
Tel: 021 5891394
Fax: 021 5396813
Email: info@mediacenterpk.com
Web: http://www.mediacenterpk.com

MediaCenter – Apple Authorised Reseller, Apple Authorised Service Provider
Ground Floor, The Forum Mall,
Clifton, Karachi
Tel: 021 5891394
Fax: 021 5396813
Email: info@mediacenterpk.com
Web: http://www.mediacenterpk.com

Channel-Tek (Head Office) – Apple Video Authorised Reseller, Apple Authorised Service Provider
# 302, 3rd floor, Plot # 131/II, Speedy Towers
DHA Phase ” 1 “, Main Korangi Road, Karachi
Tel: 021 111-567-111
Fax: 021 539-0434
Email: info@channeltek.com
Web: http://www.channeltek.com/

iTech – Apple Authorised Tier 2 Reseller
28-29 Ground Floor, Clifton Centre Block 5
Clifton Road Karachi
Tel: 021 5362916
Email: itech@max.com.pk

Lahore:

iRaffles – Apple Premium Reseller, Apple Authorised Service Provider
5-A, P-Block, M.M. Alam Road
Gulberg II Lahore
Tel: 042 5757402, 5757417
Fax: 042-5873888
Email: info@iraffles.com.pk
Web: http://www.iraffles.com.pk

Marsons USA Corporation – Apple Authorised Distributor, Apple Authorised Service Provider
11, 1st floor, Hafeez centre, Main Blvd, Gulberg-III
Lahore
Tel: 042 5713859
Fax: 021 5873460
Email: nakhtar@marsons.com.pk
Web: http://www.marsons.com.pk/

Raffles (Pvt) Limited – Apple Authorised Distributor, Apple Authorised Service Provider Apple Authorised Distributor, Apple Authorised Service Provider
57-D-1 Gilberg III, Lahore
Tel: 042 5871201, 5871202, 5871215
Fax: 042-5873888
Email: Ibrahim@rafflesystems.com
Web: http://www.rafflesystems.com

Concept Computers – Apple Authorised Reseller, Apple Authorised Service Provider
27 Main Commercial Area
Cavalry Ground, Cantt
Lahore
Tel: 92 42 6610061
Fax: 92 42 6610448
Email: concept@nexlinkx.net.pk

iStore – Apple Authorised Reseller, Apple Authorised Service Provider
5 Ground Floor Pace Pakistan Liimted
Main Boulevard Gulgerb III Lahore
Tel: 042 5757508
Fax: 042 6610448
Email: concept@nexlinkx.net.pk

Pak Mac Links – Apple Authorised Reseller, Apple Authorised Service Provider
Suite No. 2, 2nd Floor, Gaba Building
19-Abbot Road Lahore,
Tel: 042 7241160
Fax: 051 2822322
Email: info@pakmac.com
Web: http://www.pakmac.com/
Bitflow – Apple Authorised Tier 2 Reseller
30 G Latif Centre Main Blulavard
Gulberg III
Lahore
Tel: 042 5019323
Fax:
Email: tariq@bitflowonline.com
Web: http://www.bitflowonline.com

Islamabad/Rawalpindi:

Marsons USA Corporation – Apple Authorised Distributor, Apple Authorised Service Provider
7/8 Abbas centre, 87-W, Fazl-e-Haq Road, Blue Area
Islamabad
Tel: 051 2829174
Fax: 021 5873460
Email: nakhtar@marsons.com.pk
Web: http://www.marsons.com.pk/

Raffles (Pvt) Limited – Apple Authorised Distributor, Apple Authorised Service Provider Apple Authorised Distributor, Apple Authorised Service Provider
Block # 53, Mezzanine 1,2&3, Fazal-e-Haq road, blue area
Islamabad.
Tel: 051 2873973, 2873974, 2873975
Fax: 051- 2873976

Raffles (Pvt) Limited – Apple Authorised Distributor, Apple Authorised Service Provider Apple Authorised Distributor, Apple Authorised Service Provider
Office # 512, 5th floor, Business Avenue, Main Shahra-e-faisal. Karachi
Islamabad.
Tel: 021 4392512, 4392513, 4392514
Fax: 021 4392517

Pak Mac Links – Apple Authorised Reseller, Apple Authorised Service Provider
Mezzanine 1, Chughtai Plaza
35 Blue Area, Fazal-e-Haq Road, Islamabad

Tel: 051 2821177, 2874332, 2829874
Fax: 051 2822322

Electroline – Apple Authorised Tier 2 Reseller
7 Azeem Mansion, Fazal ul Haq Road
Blue Area
Islamabad
Tel: 051 2274348,2274384
Fax:
Email: electronline@yahoo.com

Mac Business Network – Apple Authorised Tier 2 Reseller
Mezzanine #3 Taimur Chambers
Blue Area
Islamabad
Tel: 051 2279186,2279187
Email: macbusiness_isb@hotmail.com

MacKare – Apple Authorised Tier 2 Reseller
Office #10 2nd Floor Masco Plaza
Blue Area
Islamabad
Tel: 051 2274784
Fax:
Email: khalid@mackare.com
Web: http://www.mackare.com

iRaffles – Apple Authorised Reseller, Apple Authorised Service Provider
Shop # 10,11,21 Ground Floor
Midway Centrum
Rawalpindi
Tel: 92 51 8434121
Fax: 92 42 5873888

Pak Mac Links – Apple Authorised Reseller, Apple Authorised Service Provider
Office 132 , Dubai Plaza
Murree Road, Rawalpindi
Tel: 051 4455061
Fax: 051 2822322

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Motorola Droid To Be Available in Pakistan By Feb, priced at 50k

From now on, apart from writing on the political situation I will now also cover the technology related developments in Pakistan.

Blogger Haris Nadeem of SizzledCore, who got his hands on the Motorola Droid recently tweeted that according to his sources the Motorola Droid, the much hyped iPhone competitor will be available by February ’10 and is ‘expected’ to be priced around 50,000 [PKR].

Apparently, there is currently only one Droid handset  in Pakistan, which is with Google Pakistan’s representative, Badar Khushnood.

The price of 50,000 is very reasonable, keeping in mind that a 16gb unlocked iPhone 3GS sells here for not less than 60k. It won’t come as a surprise if Droid manages to steal the local market share.

Do you plan to buy the Droid ? Tell us about it in the comments box.

Note: 50,000 is the expected price tag, however the final retail price may change.

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Musharraf Joins Facebook!

Thats right, our very own former general-turned-politician, Mr. Musharraf has joined Facebook, the largest social media network in the world- (Zardari take note).

Former president Pervez Musharraf has joined the Facebook, a social networking website, to connect with Pakistani youth, asking the young members of the cyber community to reach out to all their friends and those whom they know to join the community.

Although I may not approve of Musharraf’s policies or agree with his modus operandi, it is great to see our politicians joining social networks in an attempt to get in touch with the people, especially the youth and listen to their views.

Oh and by the way, this is not a hoax, it is indeed the official Facebook page of the retired general. You can check it out here.

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3G Is Coming To Pakistan!

I have got some great news for all my fellow citizens, and no, the taliban haven’t been defeated, but the good news is that 3G technology is finally coming to Pakistan!

According to ProPakistani, “Mobilink is going ahead with 3G Swap in Pakistan these days, Currently in the Punjab Region.” Mobilink is the largest cellular service company of Pakistan.
Telenor had already begun upgrading from 2G to 3G of the cell sites in the Punjab.

It is up to the PTA (Pakistan Telecommunication Authority) now to give the 3G licenses on time.

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Windows 7 launch event: Karachi

As you all know, the much awaited Windows 7 will be finally launched today. Like all other places, Pakistan will also have a Windows 7 launch ceremony, right here in Karachi, while the grand ceremony will take place in New York, hosted by chief executive of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer.The launch event will be held at the Sheraton Hotel, on 22nd October, at 8:45 AM (PKT). Bloggers Taimur Asad of RedmondPie, Imran of ithinkdiff and Umair Khan Jadoon of ProgrammerFish will be covering the event live, using only their iPhones. You can also follow the hash tag #Win7PK to keep yourself updated from the event.

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