Rocket Internet to shut down carpooling app Tripda

German startup factory Rocket Internet is set to shut down its carpooling app Tripda, Tech in Asia has learned from a source. Tripda differs from ride apps like Uber by focusing on carpooling across long distances or for regular commutes. It started out in Brazil in 2014 before expanding to several developing nations. It covers…

PTCL provides free broadband to Sweet Homes

LAHORE: Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL) has provided free broadband services to Sweet Homes, established by the Bait-ul-Mal for care of young orphans. Under the scheme, the company has provided high-speed broadband connectivity free of charge to 12 Sweet Homes located in four provinces for a period of three years. The Sweet Homes are located…

Twitter blocks 125,000 accounts linked to IS

WASHINGTON (Web Desk): Twitter suspended more than 125,000 accounts, most of them linked to the Islamic State group, as part of increased efforts to eradicate “terrorist content” on the popular messaging platform. The accounts frozen since mid-2015 were targeted “for threatening or promoting terrorist acts,” said Twitter, which is under pressure from governments to act…

Now you can do more than just ‘Like’ a Facebook post

NEW YORK (Web Desk): Within weeks, Facebook users will be able to respond to any post with ‘sad’, ‘wow’, ‘angry’, ‘love’ or ‘haha’ emotions. According to Thenextweb.com, Facebook’s chief product officer Chris Cox has confirmed that reactions are going global. He has also explained how the company chose five more internationally-recognized emotions to sit alongside…

Apple developing iPhone with over-the-air wireless charging

Apple is working on technology that could charge iPhones wirelessly over a distance, which could be introduced as early as next year. The Californian company is reported to be developing a form of wireless charging which frees the iPhone from needing to be placed on a charging mat, the most commonly used format currently, according…