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Uber launches 50-cent rickshaw rides in Pakistan

Global taxi-hailing giant Uber has begun offering rides for the equivalent of as little 50 US cents in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore with its new rickshaw service.

Pokemon Go launch in China given hope with new technology venture

A ban on Google Maps means that Pokemon Go is still unavailable in China months after being launched in other parts of the world. However, local fans may finally be able to join the craze if a new...

All in a day's work: Singaporean gamer turns Pokemon Go professional

Some gamers in Singapore are willing to hire outside help to catch Pokemon. Enter 25-year-old gaming star Brandon Tan.

Indonesia seeks to block gay dating apps

Indonesia is seeking to block gay-friendly mobile applications, an official said Friday, adding to a series of measures targeting sexual and gender minorities in the country.

EU lawmaker accuses Pokemon Go creators of data privacy breaches

Pokemon Go, the latest mobile gaming craze, could be in breach of EU data protection rules, one of the bloc's lawmakers warned Wednesday, calling on the European Union's executive to look into the...

Paris, Berlin seek EU access to encrypted data in terrorism fight

European law enforcement agencies should be able to access encrypted messages on services such as Telegram, as part of efforts to fight terrorism, the interior ministers of France and Germany said...

Islamic authorities ban Malaysian Muslims from playing Pokemon Go

Islamic authorities in Malaysia banned Muslims in the country from playing Pokemon Go, the popular augmented reality smartphone game, which became available there on Saturday.

App for virtual walk along Croatian beaches launched

The Osijek-based Pointers company has recently presented a free-of-charge application for virtual walking tours of the most famous Croatian beaches, and this is an addition to the existing...

Messaging service Line surges after Tokyo listing

Japan’s leading messaging application provider Line made a robust debut on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Friday in Japan’s largest initial public offering this year.

Fast-rising Telegram eclipses 100 million messaging users

The cloud-based messaging industry is gaining another competitor as Telegram eclipses the 100-million-user mark and continues to grow. 

Germany presents refugee app to support integration

The German government has presented a new smartphone app that aims to provide basic information about how to navigate life in Germany to the throngs of migrants entering the country.