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The Pokébible : Pokémon Go

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What Are Pokémon?

”Pokémon“ is a combination of the words “Pocket” and “Monsters,” and you might remember them from the last time they sparked an international craze. The first Pokémon games were released in 1996 on the Game Boy .Basically, the game takes place in a world full of Pokémon, monsters of various sizes that can be captured by tiny red balls and tamed by Pokémon trainers.The game, which marries a classic 20-year old franchise with augmented reality, has taken the world by storm despite having been launched in only five countries the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Britain and Germany.

So What’s Pokémon Go? 

Last week, Niantic Labs released a new augmented reality game featuring the monsters from the video game series, and it’s called Pokémon GO. The basic premise is the same as the normal games: players have to capture, train and fight Pokemon. The big difference is that thePokémon are now located in the real world, at least, sort of. Pokémon GO is a GPS enabled game that asks the players to walk around their neighborhoods and hunt down Pokémon. Allows you to take photos of Pokémon in all sorts of weird places and then share them.

 It’s geocaching, basically, which you might be familiar with, just with game mechanics and visuals layered on top of it. The CEO of developer Niantic Labs is John Hanke, who is one of the original chief architects of Google Earth. The head of the developer behind Nintendo Co Ltd’s (7974.T) Pokemon GO said he wanted to launch the smash-hit mobile game in roughly 200 countries and regions “relatively soon” and was working on bolstering server capacity to enable the wider rollout.

The Fandom was perfectly set up for Pokémon Go:

 Nintendo has something called the “same generation hypothesis,” which says that certain audiences stick with their childhood games even after they’ve grown out of the perceived target audience. Pokémon was one of those games, and Nintendo saw it in the dataPokémon has been a hugely popular brand for two decades, and that recognition, combined with the novel idea of hunting in your backyard, has caught hold. So when Pokémon Go came out, it already had a massive built in audience of people who had devices that could play the game.

Pokémon GO: Tips, tricks and cheats : 

If you’re looking to get an edge on other players, here are a few tips and tricks that you might find useful.The most common pokémon are found in the 2km eggs, with the rarest in the 10km eggs .which means you’re in for a lot of walking if you want to advance in the game. But that’s where Rusty Cage’s hack comes in. for more on the hacks visit. PokéStops and the world.

Finding Gyms and Pokestops

The portals from Ingress and the Pokestops and gyms from Pokémon Go are at the same locations.Therefore, using the ingress intel map will provide you with your Pokémon Go map. I haven’t found an official map yet, but this has served the purpouse so far.

Or just look for any of the following, as they are typically great hubs:

  • Shopping centers
  • Parks
  • Museums
  • Churches
  • City Landmarks (city hall etc)
  • Historical Landmarks (statues etc)
  • College Campuses
  • Any other tourist location

Pokestops and Gyms in Pakistan

Started by Imdad Khan, a number of helpful Pokemon Go players have pooled their information together to plot all the known Gyms and Pokestops on a map. As of yet, it contains around 65 locations in Karachi, 35 in Lahore, 63 in Islamabad/Rawalpindi, 3 in Multan, 1 in Rahim Yar Khan, 3 in Bhera and 3 in Abbottabad. You can click on the link below to head over to the map.

‘Pokémon Go’ Craze Raises Safety Issues

Advancing in the game involves collecting items such as “Poké Balls,” which are needed to catch monsters, and can be found at “PokéStops.” Players use captured creatures to fight other players at “gyms.” Social media is full of reports of players hurting themselves by tripping and falling while glued to their phone screens.The authorities have warned people not to drive while searching for characters .

The game “could be potentially leading people into areas where they don’t belong,” such as construction sites or shuttered storefronts.Which may lead to trespassing /breach. Law enforcement has warned people to be mindful while exploring. Pokemon Go app craze could be used by pedophiles to lure unsuspecting young players.

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Pokemon Go (iOS):
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Pokemon Go (Android):
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Wukla.com Pakistan’s First Online Legal Solution’s Paltform.

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Pakistan’s First Online Legal Solution Portal . Is bent upon making Law Easy for people . At Wukla, they wish to change things by combining law with technology to make legal services more affordable, simple to use and open to more people than ever before.At Wukla they spend time and resources to make it easy for people to get the legal help they need. They are proud of the service built and hope many people come to rely upon Wukla.

They are offering growing number of customized legal documents, through online resource’s .All you have to do is Creat Agreements, and get them delivered directly to your door across Pakistan, printed on stamp paper ready to be signed. We also know there’s no replacement for qualified advocates.so they have also launched an Ask a Lawyer, your legal problems are passed onto a panel of leading advocates who are there to help. In future, they are to provide even more exciting and useful services but if you need something personalized for your self, get in touch and they will work with you to bring convenient technology based solutions for your legal problems.

Affordable and accessible legal services are at the core of what we do. Many would agree that much can and should be done to improve access to the law by reducing cost and complexity.They invite you to try the service and see Wukla.com.

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Uber and Careem batteling for the crown of South Asia.

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Uber Technologies Inc. launched its ride hailing app in Pakistan on Thursday, as a part of the company’s $250 million investment drive that also includes expanding into Middle East and North Africa. Uber’s launch comes shortly after rival service Easy Taxi, backed by German firm Rocket Internet, pulled out of Pakistan amid a broad exit from Asia, where competition from local ride start ups including Singapore based Grab Taxi and China’s Didi Kuaidi is strong.It launched its low-cost uberGo service across Lahore at Rs13.7 per kilometer.The cost is added to a base fare of Rs100. The safety of both passengers and drivers will also be a major challenge where high crime rates and an intractable militant insurgency are prevalent. Abdellatif said all Uber drivers would go through rigorous screening, as well as undergo mandatory training aimed at raising awareness about sexual harassment. Uber will be launched in Karachi and Islamabad during next few months. Uber said that its launching the service in Pakistan with a cash as well as the usual electronic payment option – one of the first Uber cities globally to do so.

Careem, the taxi booking mobile application launched in the UAE,Founded in Dubai in 2012, Careem currently operates in 25 cities, from Morocco to Pakistan, has secured US$ 10 million investment in a second round of funding led by Al Tayyar Travel Group and existing investor STC Ventures.The cab service has made way to Pakistan .Careem, has signed an important agreement with the Pathfinder Group, Pakistan’s largest private security group, to conduct detailed background checks on the company’s ‘Captains’ (drivers).Coming back to the App ,You Choose the car type that best suits your needs then select from the class required First, Business, or Economy class cars and they will automatically locate your address using GPS.You’ll be able to message or call your Captain, or just sit back and follow them on the map. They’ll be at the location you requested in just a few minutes. We’ll send you an SMS to let you know they’ve arrived.Select your payment method by choosing to pay cash or with a credit card when setting up your account. You won’t have to wait for the Captain to process your credit card. We’ll just put the charge on your file.

Just recently Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Istanbul Mayor Kadir Topbas inaugurated A-Taxi cab service in Pakistan ,Lahore on Tuesday. Albayrak Group has launched the service with a fleet of 100 cabs.Similarly to Careem a smart phone application developed for the cab service could be used to book rides.To take up the challange the E Rikshaw is making way to the streets of pakistan .Zar Motors, an environmentally-responsible company that provides Electric Rickshaws and Loader Vehicles with non-combustible engine in Pakistan.All the positives are a graet jesture they are committed to bringing Pakistan’s public transport system at par with international standards.

Uber : Facebook , AndroidApple

Careem : Facebook  ,Twitter

Use the app or Call hotline to book a car.
Helpline: 042-35909393 | 021-35699275
iOS Download link – https://goo.gl/fXOzEd
Android Download Link – https://goo.gl/JVnnA1
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Hello Alfred killing it in the running errands business.

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Hello Alfred is a weekly subscription service that handles your grocery shopping, laundry, dry cleaning and house cleaning so you can spend your time doing the things you love. Alfred is a smart way to take care of errands without doing them yourself. Your carefully organized, Alfred weekly visits learns to anticipate what you need before you ask. one of the co founders Marcela S says ,

“We built Alfred to find time to do the things we love. With Alfred, we can fundamentally change the way people help each other and get things done.”

By taking care of the many to-dos and errands that come up in life, we allow our members to focus on other facets of their life, like family, friends, work, and play.Having a little extra help in your life should be an affordable luxury for everyone. Extra help equals extra time, and extra time means the freedom to live your life doing exactly what you want to do.You can learn more about pricing here .You’ll only be charged for the cost of goods – no service fees or hidden costs, ever. By combining intuitive technology with human intuition, the longer you have Hello Alfred, the better it gets.

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Sukoon.pk equals home improvement solutions.

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Pakistan’s start up community has shown Blitz speed growth in recent years though there is still vast potential for development , For the initiative, Pakistan Software Houses Association tech incubator Nest I/O is partnering with Google and Samsung and the US Consulate General to support the organisation.

Sukoon.pk a venture of Nest I/o has a mission which is simple to provide a world class experience by offering the broadest range of products and services such as stand by carpenters, plummers ,painters, masons along with superb technical home improvement expertise.  Sukoon.pk  they intent to serve the customers with the highest level of integrity. These core values define the culture and can be experienced each and every day in the way they conduct business with various customers, vendors and fellow associates.

Sukoon.pk Has secured its seed investment, making it the highest valued startup .The round was led by Crescent Ventures as the lead investor, followed by TIE Islamabad Angel Fund and Dotzero Ventures.

Mr Humayun Mazhar, who is also the lead investor, shared his thoughts while signing the deal. “Sukoon is a project founded by passionate entrepreneurs and offers a compelling and much needed innovative solution for a need in the home and office space

Contact Person: Shoaib Iqbal ,Company Name: Sukoon.com.pk

Phone Number: 03242026370 ,Email Address: shoaibiqbal@sukoon.com.pk

Website: https://www.facebook.com/sukoonpakistan/

The Thiel Deal #ZerOtoOne.

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Peter Thiel hardly needs an introduction; his name has been tied to some of the most successful companies of our time ,He is an American entrepreneur, venture capitalist,hedge fund manager, and social critic.He also co-founded Palantir, of which he is chairman. He was the first outside investor in Facebook .Over the span of his career, he has had the chance to watch companies make it and break it, he taught a class at Stanford University covering everything he knew about startups.The class,was developed out of Founders Fund and specifically, notes taken by a student led to the publication of his book, Zero to One.

Here is its description of “zero to one”: 

“Zero to One” describes the process of creating something radically new and taking it to the first step (Horizontal or intensive growth). The phrase is used in contrast to the term “1 to n” (Vertical or extensive growth), which means creating incremental improvements to what is already familiar. The aim of the phrase is to encourage more “zero to one”, or entrepreneurial, behavior. There are Three kinds of innovation:

  • Performance-improving innovations that replace old products with new and better models.
  • Efficiency innovations that help companies make and sell mature, established products or services to the same customers at lower prices.
  • Market-creating innovations that “transform complicated or costly products so radically that they create a new class of consumers, or a new market.”

By Contrast Market creating innovations are the most important of these, because they usually generate whole new industries, new jobs and new economic growth.Peter-Thiel-Zero-to-One-700dpi

Thiel speaks from experience. He was involved in a number of successful market creating firms. He cofounded PayPal, which was sold in 2002 for $1.5 billion. The team that he put together at PayPal is known in Silicon Valley as the “PayPal Mafia.” It included a number of entrepreneurs who have gone on to launch successful startups. “Elon Musk has founded SpaceX and co-founded Tesla Motors; Reid Hoffman co-founded LinkedIn; Steve Chen, Chad Hurley , and Jawed Karim together founded YouTube; Jeremy Stoppelman and Russel Simmons founded Yelp; David Sacks co-founded Yammer. Thiel also helped fund the launch of Facebook.

The core philosophy of his book is ,If  you do what has never been done and you can do it better than anybody  else, you have a monopoly and every business is successful exactly  insofar as it is a monopoly. But the more you compete, the more you  become similar to everyone else. From the tournament of formal schooling  to the corporate obsession with outdoing rivals, competition destroys  profits for individuals, companies, and society as a whole.The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. Tomorrow’s champions will not win by competing ruthlessly in today’s marketplace. They will escape competition altogether, because their businesses will be unique.Not all truly innovative design is completely “zero to one”, however. Facebook was not completely “Zero to One”, as it built on ideas that were improvements over Friendster and Myspace. But it is important to note that Facebook’s improvements were not incremental improvements rather it started doing things differently from a new zero ground.

I think we can all agree that some types of work have more “zero to one” characteristics than other types of work. For example, the creation of the Thiel Fellowship was definitely a “zero to one” event, and Peter Thiel’s creation of the fellowship was partially inspired by the need to inspire more people to do truly “zero to one” work.

Socio Economic Startups,Profiling The Latitude Project

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The two sisters Alanna & Jennifer Tynan grew up in the small mountainous town of Nelson, Canada BC .Causing trouble and playfulness of the mountains, rivers and lakes. As children they had spent many winters in small villages in latin America, Mexico seeing firsthand a reality much different from their own. Though the culture was vibrant and the people were jovial, it was impossible to ignore the poverty.

They came to understand that things are done differently around the world but we recognized that basic needs transcend physical borders. The need for clean water. Sanitary living conditions. Access to health services. Basic education. Basic human rights that people in many areas of the world do not have the means to access. This lead for them to start the Latitude Project so that they could partner with communities and do what they can to help.

There Adventurous personalities lead them to go on ventures the love for  campfire, spontaneous road trips and being part of something much bigger than there selves. They clame not to be a couple of Mother Theresas there imperfect humans with a desire to leave the world a little better than it was when they got here. There lovers of this fragile and wonderful life and staunch believers in the sentiment that to improve and enjoy the world are not mutually exclusive. And luckily,There not the only ones.

They explore, listen and respond. Communities express what they need and they work together to achieve that change. This way, projects are locally embraced and sustained over time. Each unique project is reflective of differing customs, cultures, and ever-changing needs. 100% of public donations fund projects on the ground without trickling through administration fees: from education facilities to medical initiatives, roofs to clean water, Latitude helps people meet their basic needs so they can live their own adventures.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/thelatitudeproject ,Email info@thelatitudeproject.com,