Pakistan revokes YC-backed Tag’s fintech services, orders to pull apps

Pakistan’s central bank on Friday revoked the in-principle and pilot operations approval of Tag to operate as an electronic money institution in a move that poses existential threat to the firm. Sta

Pakistan central bank orders startup Tag to refund customers

The State Bank of Pakistan, the South Asian nation’s central bank, has ordered fintech Tag to “immediately” refund all funds to customers citing violation of regulatory requirements

Fintech startup Tag valued at $100 million in Pakistan’s largest seed round

Tag, a one-year-old startup that offers banking and financial services to users in Pakistan, has raised over $12 million in what is now the largest seed financing round in the South Asian market. Libe

Facebook’s AI unlocks the ability to search photos by what’s in them

Initially used to improve the experience for visually impaired members of the Facebook community, the company’s Lumos computer vision platform is now powering image content search for all use

Delicious, Former Web 2.0 Darling, Is Now Managed By New Alliance, Rolls Back Most Recent Changes

Once upon a time (maybe around 2004), the social bookmarking service Delicious was the hottest thing on the web. It hit all the right buzzwords of the time (collaborative tagging, folksonomy, AJAX), b

Microsoft Gives Up On Its Tag Barcode Service, Schedules It For Shutdown In 2015

In 2009, Microsoft launched its own version of QR codes called Microsoft Tag. Back then, QR codes were the hot new thing, but the reality, of course, is that they never caught on with consumers. Today

Gadgets Week In Review: New Space

Here are some of the past week’s stories on TechCrunch Gadgets:

Microsoft-made Tag app lands on Android

<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-163157" title="and2" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/and2.png" alt="" width="300" height="196" />In December 2008, Microsoft surprised a

Leapfrog announces new reader "Tag Junior"

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/tagjr.png" />Leapfrog makes some great educational toys, no doubt about it. In fact, my son uses the LeapPad system to read books. Once h

Japanese company develops bendable, super-durable IC smart tag

A company called KRD [JP] has developed a bendable smart tag that is resistant to heat of up to 200°C and coldness of up to minus 200°C. In the first case, the data stored in the tags is safe for 13

NEC Develops Prototype Phone To Cater To Gumby

Remember back in the late 1980s, early 1990s when some company developed those rulers that would snap around your wrist? Well NEC apparently was a huge fan and this new concept cellphone they’ve dev