Tuesday, 16 Aug, 2022


Nokia seeking new CEO

Nokia is reported to be searching for a new chief executive as its CEO for the past four years, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, struggles with the company\\\`s falling profits and market share, notably in the smartphone market. The Finland-based company\\\`s board of directors could make a decision

Facebook reaches half a billion users

The social networking site snagged its 500 millionth user , according to Facebook Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who announced the news in a blog post.   The site, which launched in 2004, has gained around 100 million new users in the last six months. The UK currently has around 26m

iPad goes to nine more countries

Apple Inc plans to start selling the iPad tablet PC, its latest hit product, in nine new international markets, making the device available in a total of 19 countries.   The new markets are Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand and

E-book sales outstripping real books

Sales of digital e-books have outstripped real books for the first time, according to Amazon. The firm said that it has sold 143 e-books for its Kindle e-reader for every 100 hardcover books over the past three months. That rate has accelerated with Amazon selling 180 e-books for every

Paul the Octopus now an iPhone application

Paul, the psychic octopus who predicted World Cup matches with uncanny accuracy, is now an iPhone application. Paul, an octopus at an aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany, earned worldwide attention during the World Cup with his predictions, which included Spain`s victory in the final against

Boeing unveils spy plane

Boeing has unveiled an unmanned hydrogen-powered spy plane called Phantom Eye, which can fly for days on end without refueling.The hydrogen-powered Phantom Eye unmanned airborne system, a demonstrator that will stay aloft at 65,000 feet for up to four days. The aircraft is designed for

Google buys Metaweb

Internet giant Google said Friday it has purchased database company Metaweb to help improve its search engine Terms of the transaction were not disclosed."We`ve acquired Metaweb, a company that maintains an open database of things in the world," Jack Menzel, a Google director of product

Unmanned solar-powered plane smashes records

A British-designed, solar-powered aircraft has broken the endurance record for an unmanned air system.The Zephyr, currently flying over Arizona in the US, has passed the seven-day mark and is expected to fly for another week. UK defense technology company QinetiQ, has developed the

India to invest Rs 40,000 cr in e-governance

The government of India has planned an investment of up to Rs 40,000 crore over a period of 4 years to roll out all the planned 1,100 e-governance services by 2014."We estimate an investment between Rs 30,000 to Rs 40,000 crore over period of 4 years for rolling out all the planned

2.5 million Muslims threaten to leave Facebook

Angry over the removal of certain Islamic pages from Facebook, more than 2.5 million Muslim users are likely to quit the social networking website, according to a media report.A template letter that has been pasted into numerous Facebook pages accuses founder Mark Zuckerberg and other

German minister calls for Internet `honour code`

BERLIN - Germany`s consumer minister, who vowed to delete her Facebook account in protest at the networking site`s privacy policies, called Monday for an Internet "honour code" to protect personal data."We need an honour code... 10 golden rules -- short, sharp and clear," Ilse Aigner told

Law On Internet Usage Soon, Qamrul Tells Laptop-Show Audience

Dhaka: Hot On The Heels Of A Cyber-Scandal, The Government Moves To Enact A Specific Law Soon On The Usage Of Internet So Nobody Can Post Any Objectionable Matters On The Social Networking Sites.A Few Days Back, The Government Shut Down The Face-Book After An Idle-Brained Boy Had Posted

SMS charge highest 50 paisa

DHAKA: Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has cut down Short Message Service (SMS) charge to highest 50 paisa. For international SMS, the charge would be maximum Tk 2. Following the latest decision by the watchdog on the telecom sector, the mobile operators of the

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Sex domain gets official approval

Official approval has been given for the creation of an internet domain dedicated to pornography.The board of net overseer Icann gave initial approval for the creation of the .xxx domain at its conference in Brussels.Icann`s approval will kick off a fast-track process to get the porn-only

Pakistan court wants Google, Yahoo, You Tube blocked

LAHORE: A Pakistani court has ordered the authorities to block access to nine websites including Google, Yahoo and YouTube for allegedly offending Muslims with blasphemous material.Judge Mazhar Iqbal ordered Pakistan`s Telecommunications Authority to block the websites due to "material

Nasir Hossain is One of The Top Fashion Photographers in Bangladesh

A boy in his prime with a camera floating about the antique premises of Old Dhaka, who would have known he was to become a top-tier photographer today? Old Dhaka is acknowledged for harboring an air of ruddy and ambient antiquity resonating with the Mughal period. It is only natural

China Unicom in talks to launch iPhone 4, iPad in China

SHANGHAI: China`s second largest cell phone operator is in talks with Apple to launch the iPhone 4 and iPad in the country, reports said on Thursday, as the new smartphone went on sale.China Unicom Vice President Li Gang said formal talks with the US giant had already started, the China

Listening to MP3 can cause deafness

Just one hour`s listening to an MP3 player can damage hearing. It causes temporary changes in hearing sensitivity which may lead to long-term harm, say scientists.   A new study reveals that over-stimulation of hair cells within the ear occurs even at varying volume levels for short

VOIP imbroglio

DHAKA: A Dhaka court Sunday granted bail to 21 accused, including chairman of National Phone Amisur Rahman Sinha and its Managing Director Mohammod Jahangir, in a case of illegal international call termination surreptitiously using VoIP (voice over internet protocol) technology. The