Friday, 23 Feb, 2024


BASIS president meet Johannes Zutt

DHAKA: Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) president Shamim Ahsan met the World Bank’s country director to Bangladesh Johannes Zutt at the WB office in city’s Agargaon area on Tuesday.BASIS delegation asked for help from the WB officials about creating

DI launches ‘Narir Joye Shobar Joy’ website

DHAKA: Democracy International (DI) has launched a new web site under its ‘Narir Joye Shobar Joy’ (When Women Win, We All Win) campaign to increase political leadership among women in Bangladesh.The website ( features a database of female political leaders

Samsung Galaxy S5 full specs leaked

DHAKA: An alleged leaked image of the Samsung Galaxy S5 retail box packing has been spotted on the Internet, days before the expected launch of the smartphone.Leaked box image suggests a 5.25-inch QHD (1440x2560pixels) Super AMOLED display, 2.5GHz quad-core processor, 3GB RAM and a

Nokia to launch Android smartphone

DHAKA: Nokia plans to introduce later this month at the Mobile World Congress its first smartphone powered by Google’s Android OS.People familiar with the matter told the Wall Street Journal, reports engineers had been developing the Android phone before Microsoft

GP to introduce free internet prog for students

DHAKA: GrameenPhone (GP), a leading mobile phone operator in the country, will provide opportunity to use 2.1 million hours internet service to the students free of cost with the help of BRAC in February.Chairman of GP board and Director and Executive Vice President of Telenor Group and

‘Uddokta Haat’ from Feb 10

DHAKA: For the second time, Bangladesh Open Source Network (BdOSN) and a facebook based group ‘Chakri Khujbo Na Debo (We won’t look for job, we’ll provide job)’ arranged a three-day ‘Uddokta Haat’ (entrepreneurs market) from February 10.Following the program the organization

Google marks start of Sochi 2014 with doodle

DHAKA: Google has celebrated the launch of the Sochi Winter Olympics with a special doodle which takes a swipe at Russia`s controversial laws on homosexuality.The doodle - in rainbow colours - features figures taking part in some of the Winter Games` most high profile sports, including

Sony to cut 5,000 jobs worldwide

DHAKA: Sony on Thursday said it would cut 5,000 jobs from its workforce, saving more than US$1 billion annually.This cut will come as the Japanese electronics giant undergoes a painful restructuring, The Straits Times reports.The job losses, about 1,500 in Japan and 3,500 overseas, were

EU accepts Google’s latest anti-trust pledges

DHAKA: The European Commission accepted on Wednesday the latest proposals by US giant Google to remedy complaints it abuses its dominant position in the Internet search market, opening the way to a settlement.‘I believe that the new proposal obtained from Google after long and difficult

Indians cheer appointment of homegrown Microsoft chief

  DHAKA: India on Wednesday cheered the appointment of Satya Nadella as the new chief executive of Microsoft, the latest example of an Indian-born exec rising to the top of the US corporate world. Nadella, who became the giant company’s third CEO on Tuesday, was born and grew up in

BD mobile operators add 16.604 mln in 2013

DHAKA: The number of Bangladesh’s mobile-phone subscribers reached nearly 114 million at the end of December 2013 with addition of 16.604 million new users in the immediate past year, statistics of the country`s telecom regulator showed Monday, reports Shanghaidaily.  With 1.042

Facebook copes with growing pains

  DHAKA: As Facebook celebrates its 10th anniversary, the world’s biggest social network is finding its path as a maturing company, adapting to an aging user base. The company created in a Harvard dorm room in 2004 has established itself as a phenomenon, securing its place in the

Twitter developing e-commerce service

DHAKA: Twitter is exploring ways to sell products directly from the 140-character missives the one-to-many text messaging service site is famous for, a technology news site has reported. Re/Code on Friday posted a screen shot of what this new service could look like, integrated into the

Kaspersky launches ‘Small office Security’ in Bangladesh

DHAKA: Kaspersky Lab launches the latest version of ‘Kaspersky Small Office Security’ in Bangladesh.This award winning IT protection for business aims at protection for small offices having one Server and 5 or 10 workstations in a Windows Server network environment, a Kaspersky

Google close to settling EU antitrust probe

DHAKA: Google and EU regulators are close to settling a three-year antitrust investigation into the company’s suspected anti-competitive behavior after it offered improved concessions to allay competition concerns.Two sources said, reports The Straits Times.A settlement under the

Bharti Airtel drops international CEO

DHAKA: Bharti Airtel announced further changes in its international management, eliminating the role of CEO International.Following the appointment of Christian de Faria as head of the African operations last year, Gopal Vittal, currently managing director and CEO of the India activities,

Yahoo! Q4 profits better than expected

DHAKA: Yahoo! reported fourth-quarter revenues down 6 percent year-on-year to USD 1.266 billion.Excluding traffic acquisition costs, revenue fell 2 percent to USD 1.200 billion, in line with the company’s outlook.Display revenue fell 6 percent to USD 553 million, as lower prices offset

Apple quarterly profit flat, iPhone sales hit new record

DHAKA: Apple reported revenues of USD 57.6 billion for its fiscal first quarter to December, up from USD 54.5 billion a year earlier.The growth was in line with the company’s outlook and supported by the release of the new iPhones from September.The company’s gross margin dropped to

‘Angry Birds apps used for spying’

DHAKA: When a smartphone user opens Angry Birds, the popular game application, and starts slinging birds at chortling green pigs, spy agencies have plotted how to lurk in the background to snatch data revealing the player’s location, age, sex and other personal information, according to

‘Japanese bra only unhooks for true love’

DHAKA: In a long-awaited fusion between hot-blooded hormones and cold-headed engineering, a Japanese lingerie company has produced a bra they claim will only unlock when the wearer is really in love.The ‘True Love Tester’ uses sensors and a special gadget linked to a mobile device to