Saturday, 24 Feb, 2024


LG grows smartphone shipments 19% in Q1

DHAKA: LG Electronics announced a sharp improvement in first-quarter net profit, to KRW 93 billion from KRW 22 billion a year earlier. Operating profit rose to KRW 999 billion from KRW 806 billion, and the Korean company’s sales were up 1.2 percent year-on-year to KRW 14.3 trillion.

Microsoft sets original TV shows for Xbox One

DHAKA: Microsoft in June will begin airing original television shows on Xbox consoles as it continues a quest to anchor the boxes at the heart of home entertainment. Xbox Originals programs ranging from dramas and comedies to documentaries and live events will air with interactive

GP avails 3G service in Joypurhat

JOYPURHAT:  Grameenphone, one of the leading mobile phone operators of the country, brought 3G internet service to provide maximum internet speed to the users of the district.   Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Yeasin officially inaugurated the service as chief guest at Grameenphone

Kaspersky Android Security tops test

DHAKA: Kaspersky Internet Security for Android earned top marks in the independent testing of mobile security products conducted by AV-Test in March 2014.   Kaspersky Lab’s solution successfully blocked all threats and its performance received the highest rating from the test lab.

2 training courses of BITM end

DHAKA: Two courses of training programme on ‘Web and Data Security’ and ‘Software Design and Architecture’ organized by Basis Institute of Technology and Management (BITM) ended Sunday.      Bangladesh High Tech Park supervised the programme, says a press release.      

RIP Google+

DHAKA: Google is reportedly planning to dismantle its social network, Google+. The Times of India publishes this report on Sunday. It said that Google will turn Google+ into a platform instead of a product, TechCrunch reports citing "multiple sources”. This means that it will no

Cabinet division’s website recovered

DHAKA: The website of the cabinet division, (, which was hacked by ‘Bl@Ck Dr@GoN’ on Saturday, has been recovered.Bangladeshi hacker group Cyber71 recovered the site.Cyber71 informed the matter in their fan page.Earlier in the day, the homepage of the cabinet

Cabinet division’s website hacked

DHAKA: The website of the cabinet division, (, has been hacked by ‘Bl@Ck Dr@GoN’ on Saturday.The homepage of the site is showing ‘Hacked BY Bl@Ck Dr@GoN’ while opening it.The site is showing Indian flag.It also warned Bangladeshi hackers saying, “It is

‘BD is 2nd in world in piracy’

DHAKA: Bangladesh is at the second position in the world in piracy. Copyright holders in the country are facing serious economic crisis as a large number of dishonest businessmen are copying thousands of products and services without paying any royalty to them.The experts came up with

Microsoft, Nokia complete mobile phone unit deal

DHAKA: Microsoft has completed its purchase of Nokia’s mobile phone business for 5.44bn euros.The deal between the two firms should have been completed earlier this year but it was delayed by a hold-up in regulatory approvals.The sale will see the end of production of mobile phones by

App to protect your credit card from hacking

DHAKA: Bad news for credit card hackers. Here comes a ‘remote control’ app that can help you turn your credit cards on and off with the click of a button, and control when, where, and how they are used.Run by two Indian American entrepreneurs, a San Jose-based start-up OnDot Systems

36.86 mln internet subs in Q1

DHAKA: Internet subscribers in the country had reached to 36.86 million at the end of March, compared to 36.12 million at the end of the previous month. The mobile internet base reached 35.33 million, up from 34.60 million in February, according to figures from the Bangladesh

Microsoft beats Wall Street on new CEO debut

DHAKA: Microsoft Corp`s (MSFT.O) new chief executive got off to a winning start with Wall Street on Thursday as the world`s largest software company eased past analysts` profit estimates despite the pressure of falling computer sales.Its shares rose almost 3 percent in after-hours trading

Amazon`s revenue increases

DHAKA: Inc`s revenue grew more than expected for the first quarter, largely offset by a sharp increase in spending on technology, content and new warehouses as the e-commerce company branches into new businesses.Amazon`s international unit, which accounts for 40 percent of

Apple, Google to pay $324 mln to settle

DHAKA: Four major tech companies including Apple and Google have agreed to pay a total of $324 million to settle a lawsuit accusing them of conspiring to hold down salaries in Silicon Valley, sources familiar with the deal said, just weeks before a high profile trial had been scheduled to

Facebook launches FB newswire

DHAKA: Facebook has launched FB Newswire, the company announced Thursday, which is a product of a partnership with News Corp-owned Storyful and which promises to offer journalists a repository of verified, real-time content for use in covering breaking news stories. Storyful’s entire

Facebook revenues surge

DHAKA: Facebook reported first-quarter revenue of USD 2.50 billion, representing a significant year-on-year increase of 72 percent from USD 1.46 billion.Revenue from advertising rose 82 percent to USD 2.27 billion, with mobile representing approximately 59 percent of advertising revenue,

WhatsApp passes half billion active users

DHAKA: WhatsApp announced that it has passed the milestone of half a billion active users.This puts it well on track to meet the prediction of Facebook CEO Marck Zuckerberg, who said when Facebook bought the messaging app that it was set to be a billion-user service.At that time, in late

Apple posts revenue increase

DHAKA: Apple’s second-quarter revenue rose year-over-year to USD 45.6 billion from USD 43.6 billion.Net profit for the three months to March was up to USD 10.2 billion or USD 11.62 per diluted share, from USD 9.5 billion or USD 10.09 per share a year earlier.Gross margin in the quarter

Laptop fair at BICC from May 15

DHAKA: With slogan ‘Laptop for all’, a 3-day long Laptop fair will begin from May 15 at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC).    Expo Maker will organize the fair which will start from May 15 and will continue till May 17.          Many companies will take