Friday, 24 Mar, 2023


Yahoo now 800 million users

DHAKA: Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer says the internet company now has about 800 million worldwide users, a 20% increase since she was lured away from Google 15 months ago to steer a turnaround.The gain disclosed Wednesday at a technology conference in San Francisco is the latest evidence of

iPhone 5C is not cheap as expected

The cheaper 5C, the other device unveiled, was described by Apple`s chief designer Sir Jonathan Ive as "beautifully, unapologetically plastic", and will cost $549 (£469) without a contract.The 5C comes with a choice of five back cases in a spectrum ranging from coral pink to yellow. It

Apple launches iPhone 5S, cheaper 5C

Apple has for the first time unveiled a cheaper smartphone, named the iPhone 5C. It has almost the same specifications as iPhone 5 which was launched as the company`s flagship device last year, but in a plastic body.The iPhone 5C is cheaper than all iPhones launched till last year, and is

3G for Robi subscribers by October

DHAKA: Mobile phone operator Robi will launch 3G network in Dhaka and Chittagong divisions in October for providing faster internet services to its valued subscribers.Robi CEO, also Managing Director Micheal Kuehner came up with the disclosure in a press briefing in a city hotel on

Airtel BD selects Huawei for 3G network

DHAKA: Airtel Bangladesh, which recently won 3G license, has selected Huawei Technologies as its network partner for the upcoming launch of 3G services in Bangladesh.Last week, Airtel received 3G license with 5 MHz of spectrum in 2100 MHz.Based on International Telecommunication Union

`World`s largest volcano discovered beneath Pacific

DHAKA: A team writing in the journal Nature Geoscience says the 310,000 sq km (119,000 sq mi) Tamu Massif is comparable in size to Mars` vast Olympus Mons volcano - the largest in the Solar System.The structure topples the previous largest on Earth, Mauna Loa in Hawaii.The massif lies

GP,Robi,Airtel,Banglalink get 3G

DHAKA: Private mobile operators GrameenPhone, Robi, Banglalink and Airtel got the Third Generation (3G) mobile-phone services licenses in the much-awaited auction.The auction took place at Ruposhi Bangla Hotel in the capital on Sunday.Grameenphone bagged the 3G license for 10 MHz spectrum

Amazon to give smartphones for free!

DHAKA: Online retail giant Amazon is considering offering its much-anticipated smartphone for free, it has been reported.The retailer is understood to be aiming to `undercut rivals` and `grab a meaningful market share` by tempting consumers using iPhones and Galaxy phones - which normally

Samsung unveils Galaxy smartwatch accessory

DHAKA: Samsung has unveiled a smartwatch with a colour screen that can show alerts, be used for voice calls and run apps.The Galaxy Gear had been highly anticipated since the firm is currently the world`s bestselling smartphone maker and has beaten Microsoft, Apple and Google to unveil

Panasonic to retreat from consumer smartphones

DHAKA: Panasonic will pull out of the smartphone market in Japan and pare its smartphone operations to outsourced production in emerging markets like India.The company’s president said on Wednesday, reports The Straits Times.The Japanese electronics company, which has suffered US$15

New iPhone expected as Apple invites media

DHAKA: Apple Inc sent official invitations to a September 10 event at which it is expected to unveil the latest version of the iPhone, possibly in colours other than its trademark black and white.‘This should brighten everyone`s day,’ the typically cryptic invitation read, under

Yahoo stops services in China

DHAKA: Yahoo’s news and community services have shut down in China, following the closure of its email service last month.The Yahoo China home page now redirects users to a site run by Alibaba, which manages Yahoo’s Chinese operation.In a farewell message which appears before the

Microsoft buying Nokia

DHAKA: Microsoft has agreed a deal to buy Nokia`s mobile phone business for 5.4bn euros ($7.2bn; £4.6bn).Nokia will also license its patents and mapping services to Microsoft.The companies said that the deal would be finalised in early 2014, when about 32,000 Nokia employees will

Android executive leaves Google for Chinese firm

DHAKA: There’s been a little shakeup in the smartphone industry this week, with the announced departure of Hugo Barra, one of the team leaders for Google’s Android mobile operating system.Barra said Wednesday that he was leaving the tech titan after more than five years to join

BD cell phone users reach 107 mln

DHAKA: The mobile-phone subscriber in the country reached nearly 107 million at the end of July with about 10 million new users in the first seven months of this year, official data showed Thursday.According to Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC), the total number of

Skype confirms 3D tech research

DHAKA: Skype has confirmed it has developed 3D video calls.The news was revealed by a senior executive in an exclusive interview with the BBC to mark Skype`s tenth anniversary.There had been speculation about the possibility after the firm posted an advert in April saying it wanted to

Facebook rolls out shared photo albums

DHAKA: Next time you host a soiree, you can collect photos of the event from your guests in one album on Facebook.The social network has added shared photo albums so people can throw photos from an event or of a common subject into a single spot. The new shared album feature, first

32 CPUs seized in the city for piracy

DHAKA: A joint force of RAB and Anti-Piracy team Thursady seized some 32 computers for allegedly producing pirated audio and video CDs from a city shop. “The law enforcers raided the electronics market of Karwan Bazar and confiscated the computers and CDs,” said an official of law

Gamers shun stores for downloads

US sales of PC games via downloads have exceeded shop sales for the first time, suggest figures. In the first six months of 2010, 11.2 million full games for the PC were bought online compared to 8.2 million physical unit sales, said NPD Group. Topping the list of download sites was

Extremist websites skyrocketing, says Interpol

The sharp growth in extremist websites is making recruitment much easier for al-Qaeda, according to Interpol head Ronald Noble. "The threat is global, it is virtual and it is on our doorsteps," he said. Mr Noble told a conference of police chiefs in Paris there were 12 sites in 1998 and