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Patari: Revolutionizing the Pakistani Music industry.

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Pakistani music site a game changer:

Pakistan’s entrepreneurs are building worthy products .A new arrival in the market has turned things around .While the US and UK have Spotify, Pandora ,TIDAL and India has Saavn,Pakistan now has music streaming website Patari, which has recently gone viral on social media. Patari has an Impressive ,Overwhelming collection of Pakistani music from over the decades. After inking deals with over 80 Pakistani music labels, they currently have the biggest content library of Pakistani music ever assembled in one place. All this content is organized, tagged and made accessible through a breathtakingly simple interface.

Patari has been fortunate to received seed funding from a venture capitalist firm Sarmayacar which has made its first investment last month. It poured US$200,000 into music streaming app Patari, a Pakistani alternative to Spotify. The brains behind this venture is Rabeel Warraich, who’s a vice president at private equity firm GIC Investment Management and based in London.

The journey towards Patari is tainted with sweat, blood, tears and failure,” Khalid Bajwa, one of the co-founders of Patari .

“We thought up the idea about three years ago during a caffeine induced discussion at Gloria Jeans, and a four-month sprint of coding later, we were pitching it to TV networks” .

The Patari ideology: 

An initiative by the Punjab Government known as Plan9 Incubator.The website currently has a collection of over 600 artists and 20,000 songs, which is expected to grow to 40,000 soon. The team has continued to dig deep into Pakistan’s music ecosystem, it occurred to them as to how acute of a need for something like Patari was.

Pakistani music is so wonderfully diverse, so brilliantly textured into layers of magic and it has formed an integral part of those who lived through the ’80s, ’90s and 2000s. Yet, except for the ever-vibrant indie scene, mainstream music had come to a standstill .The aim of Patari is to provide users with a one-stop-platform for all local music and enable them to discover new songs.With the help of the content team, music fans can explore various playlists and recommendations on the site.

Musicians can also promote and monetize their songs on the website. Artists get a 30% cut from Patari revenue. While Patari promotes their music and help them reach their audience. They also plan to make money through Audio Ads; users will get to hear an ad after every 4-5 songs. Patari also offers Premium Subscriptions, so users pay a small amount of money to hear music in higher quality, be able to download it and listen to it ad free. Finally they plan to have sponsored playlists.

The fact that Patari would hit a nerve with music lovers isn’t surprising. What is refreshing is Patari’s commitment to ensuring access to these precious songs.A  lost heritage of the Pakistani nation.Now you can stream it on the go .

Source: Website ,Android ,Apple, Twitter, Facebook

GDG Kolachi Presents Tensor flow.

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GDG Kolachi teamed up with The Nest I/O incubator ,for a Tensorflow live viewing party. The Team of Eric & Harris along with friends at Love for Data joined hands and presented the future of data ,deep learning and machine learning to a group of enthusiast.

TensorFlow is an open source software library for machine learning in various kinds of perceptual and language understanding tasks. It is currently used for research and production of different teams in dozens of commercial Google products, such as speech recognition, Gmail, Google Photos, and search. TensorFlow was developed by the Google Brain team for Google‘s research and production purposes and was later released under the Apache 2.0 open source license on November 9, 2015.

TensorFlow is a stand out powerful, accessible, functionality, coupled with the stunning growth of its user base. The release of TensorFlow 1.0, Google has pushed the frontiers of machine learning further in a number of directions Smartphones , cloud services. One of the most impressive new capabilities of TensorFlow is that its models can be run on many smartphones. It has been successfully implemented in automated image captioning software, such as DeepDream. Google officially implemented RankBrain on 26 October 2015, backed by TensorFlow.

GDG Kolachi : Twitter , Facebook .

Tensorflow : Twitter , Github .

Role of Startups in the US Presidential elections.

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This new age has been all about smashing the barriers and expanding the Horizons of human thinking. People back in the days refereed a cozy, secure corporate job and follow the same old boring routine day in day after , the smart age millennials are keen on venturing out of their comfort zones and experimenting with new ideas . Startups have become an essential for catering to every single need of a new age millennial, be it for a household requirement or a long-term goal, buying stuff online an or to help politicians win elections. There is a barrage of e-commerce startups serving the former purpose, the political domain is an untapped domain for startups.

Its seen that between the concept of self-driving cars and the Internet of Things, the fruits of innovation seem to be everywhere ,only except the voting booths.Recently a Bandwagon of startups and non-profits have paved way to help make registration easier for voters and to provide them with information about candidates and ballot measures.

Some of the startups taking up lime light include :

1. GroundWork :The Startup Partly funded by Alphabet Inc.’s chair person Mr Eric Schmidt, the startup makes vital use of data analytics and digital outreach to earn votes.

2. Timshel: The aim of the startup is the connection of big data and politics , Timshel is backed by Eric Schmidt, it boasts two dozen clients, including NGOs like the U.N. Refugee Agency, and is an important engine powering the high-tech voter platform for building community, fundraising, and measuring impact.

3. Agora: The Product was a master plan of a five employee startup which spawned at Harvard’s i-lab and is in the process of raising capital. It can be for web and conferencing technology to create the virtual equivalent of a town hall with a candidate or elected official.

4. Follow My Vote The company has developed an online open source voting platform that will allow voters to independently audit the ballot box.

5. BallotReady : BallotReady, is a UChicago-born startup it is a resource for all the candidate information you need heading into the election day. Type in your ZIP code and it promises instant information on every candidate on the ballot in the area

6.  Center for Tech and Civic Life: The Center for Tech and Civic Life is a non-profit organization that looks at ways that technology can modernize how local government engages with the people it serves, and vice versa

7. Brigade: is an “ideas-based” social network that will  asks for provocative questions inorder to generate debates and help users find a suitable candidate. Co-founded by Sean Parker, who founded Napster and also Facebook.

8. Tinder for Politicians :With Tinder founder Sean Rad as an adviser Voter.xyz, users swipe right if they agree with a political statement and left if they don’t. The app offers matchmaking with presidential, senatorial, and gubernatorial candidates, along with personalities like Megyn Kelly and Stephen Colbert.

Following in the buzz the good news is those days are not . when we’ll be fully interacting with elected officials and government digitally . when it comes to voting or communicating with those officials representing us on the world stage .

Source : Inc. , ChicagoInno .

Exponential Medicine the Pulse of “Medtech”.

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If you’ve ever had to go into the hospital for a major medical procedure, your memory of the experience is probably pretty unpleasant. Even when all goes well, the hospital is a nerve racking place for most of us , we would rather choose not be there . But did you know that just by being treated in a functioning hospital and having access to modern care, As stated in the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery’s 2015 report that quotes of over five billion people lack access to safe, affordable Medical care.

How technology can democratize care:

Founded by Dr Daniel Kraft in 2011, Exponential Medicine is an immersive, hands-on program focused on the implications of breakthrough developments such as 3D printing, personalized stem cell lines, point of care lab on a chip diagnostics, robotics, augmented, artificial intelligence, machine learning, large scale bioinformatics, synthetic biology, low cost genomics, gene editing,Sex and Exponential Tech, Drone delivery of medicine ,Mobile health support ,Remote robotic surgery ,block chain and more. These rapidly developing technologies are discussed in the context of the current explosions of digital information, big data, and connected, on demand, distributed healthcare.

Designed for the clinicians, innovators, investors, executives, and makers driving progress in smart ways. Exponential Medicine gathers world class faculty, organizations, and startups from across the biomedical and technology spectrum to present an engaging series of faculty talks, interviews, hands-on experiences, demos and in-depth exploration of what’s currently in the labs, what’s evolving clinically, and what game changing technologies are emerging in the next 2 to 10 years.

Conclusions

The disruption and transformation of medicine is happening right now.

That’s why each year Dr. Daniel Kraft, head of the medicine track at Singularity University, to bring all of the coolest and most powerful technologies together at Exponential Medicine. Singularity University’s annual conference highlights the future of medical technology, and its annual MEDy Awards that’s Medical Entrepreneurship and Disruption help gauge the pulse of medtech startups.

Startups, organizations, and governments are all identifying the needs for consumer oriented medical technology.

Sources:  Twitter  , Med Talks  , Facebook , Youtube 

Bionic hybrid age may well be flickering to life. Naweed I Syed

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Dr. Naveed I Syed is a world renowned scientist of Pakistani origin and the Head of the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy at the University of Calgary’s Hotchkiss Brain Institute in Canada.He is the first scientist to connect brain cells to a silicon chip. Dr. Syed has travelled worldwide giving lectures and presenting presentations about the human mind and his mini chip. One of the most important contributions of Dr Naweed was to ‘connect brain cells to a silicon chip’, the first scientist to do so.

This opened up a field of unimaginable potential bringing artificial intelligence to the next stage. He estimates that science fiction type ‘Machine Men’ may be developed in one or two decades, with the use of his silicon chip.The discovery ‘Brain on a chip’ is a major step in the research of integrating computers with human brains to help people control artificial limbs, monitor people’s vital signs, correct memory loss or impaired vision.

Live Stream on campus:

Being able to monitor the dialogue between cell and silicon chip is a crucial step toward one day manipulating it, raising the possibility of neurochip implants that can help restore sight or language after a stroke, or repair neurons that malfunction in a wide range of brain disorders, from Parkinson’s disease to Alzheimer’s.

Until now, the Calgary group had conducted most of its research on cells taken from rat and snail brains. Snail neurons, Dr. Syed said, are four to 10 times the size of human brain cells and easier to manipulate on a chip one millimeter square.

“That’s what the dream really is all about .where a man made device can be integrated into living human tissue and become part of it,” Dr. Syed said.The humbling part, he said, has been the complex wiring of the human brain.”A lot of people still think bionics is science fiction,” Dr. Syed said. “It’s not. It’s already here.”

More in the feild of Neuro Genetics. The Man Who’s Building a Computer Made of Brains ,IBM cracks open a new era of computing with brain-like chip .

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.

Download the App Here :

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.

Source : Twitter ,Facebook ,Website.