Sunday, 25 Feb, 2024


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

BD-Egypt tech-exchange deal signed

DHAKA: Bangladesh and Egypt signed a deal on bilateral cooperation and exchange in the field of technology at Secretariat in the city on Tuesday morning.This five-year long deal includes exchanges of experts, scientists and researchers in technology sector. It also includes joint

BD-based hacker defaces BCCI website

DHAKA: A Bangladesh-based hacker who calls himself Ashik Iqbal Chy hacked the official website of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).The website, BCCI.TV, was defaced with an image of Bangladesh’s national cricket team.The ‘About Us’ section of the site also displayed a

Samsung sets smartphone sales record

DHAKA: Samsung Electronics sold a record 86 million smartphones in the fourth quarter and widened its lead over Apple even after the US firm reached a new iPhone sales high, data from research firm Strategy Analytics showed.Samsung took 29.6 per cent of the global smartphone market in the

Google to buy artificial intelligence firm DeepMind

DHAKA: Google said on Monday that it had agreed to buy British artificial intelligence start-up company DeepMind for an undisclosed amount.‘I can confirm that the acquisition has indeed gone ahead but unfortunately we are not commenting beyond that for now,’ a Google spokeswoman told

BD ends December with 113.8m mobile subs

DHAKA: Bangladesh ended December 2013 with 113.78 million mobile users, up from 111.80 million in October. Grameen phone led the market with 47.11 subscribers, up from 46.66 million two months earlier, and Banglalink ended December with 28.84 million customers, versus 28.39 million in

Apple set to release bigger-screen iPhones

DHAKA: Apple is planning to release two new versions of its iPhones with larger screens this year to meet competition from rival handset makers.The Wall Street Journal reported Friday, The Straits Times says on Saturday.The report, which follows rumors circulating for several weeks on

Samsung Q4 operating profit lower as smartphone sales slow

DHAKA: Samsung Electronics reported a drop in fourth-quarter operating profit, as the company increased marketing in an attempt to fight off growing competition in the smartphone and tablet market. While revenues increased to KRW 59.28 trillion from KRW 56.06 trillion a year earlier,

Nokia results down sharply in Q4

DHAKA: Nokia reported a double-digit drop in sales and profits from its continuing activities in the fourth quarter, while its handset business to be sold to Microsoft also remained in the red. The continuing operations, which include the network equipment business Nokia Solutions and

Microsoft quarterly revenues increase 14%

DHAKA: Microsoft reported record revenue of USD 24.52 billion for the quarter ended 31 December, up 14 percent from a year earlier. The company`s operating profit for the fiscal second quarter rose 3 percent to USD 7.97 billion, and net earnings were also up 3 percent, to USD 0.78 per

Lenovo to buy IBM`s low-end server business

DHAKA: Chinese computer giant Lenovo will buy IBM’s low-end server business for USD 2.3 billion, it said today, giving it a platform to compete in that sector with US giants Dell and Hewlett-Packard.IBM will receive USD 2.07 billion in cash and the rest in shares for the x86 business,

Samsung Galaxy S III Neo+ launched

DHAKA: Samsung has launched its latest Galaxy S III Neo+ smartphone for the Chinese market, but for now, has not revealed the pricing and availability details. There is also no word on whether Samsung will announce the new smartphone outside China, reports NDTV.The Samsung Galaxy S III

WhatsApp Doubles Active Users in 10 Months

DHAKA: WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum announced Monday that the cross-platform mobile-messaging app now has 430 million active users. That`s up from 200 million in April 2013, which means its user base has more than doubled in less than a year.The number of messages sent and received via WhatsApp

IT Talent Contest registration begins

DHAKA: Online registration for ‘Bangladesh IT Talent Contest 2014’, organized by Bangla Business Partner (BBP), Japan in association with Daffodil Institute of Information Technology (DIIT), begins.For registration, interested persons can visit or

ZTE returns to FY profit after strong Q4

DHAKA: ZTE reported a sharp improvement in profitability for the fourth quarter and full year.The Chinese equipment maker said it expects to report an annual profit of CNY 1.2-1.5 billion for 2013, compared to a loss of CNY 2.84 billion in 2012.It earlier reported a profit of CNY 552

Intel to Cut 5,300 Jobs in 2014

DHAKA: Intel plans to cut five percent of its global workforce in 2014, the company said Friday.The announcement comes a day after the company released its fourth-quarter earnings report. That report reaffirmed what we all know: PC shipments are in rapid decline.Earlier this week, Intel