Sunday, 04 Dec, 2022

Tech

NASA returning to the Moon with mega rocket launch

After two failed attempts, NASA plans to launch its new mega Moon rocket early Wednesday from Florida, less than a week after the massive machine withstood a hurricane. "Our time is coming. And we hope that that is on Wednesday," said Mike Sarafin, the manager of the

Sajeeb Wazed Joy opens interoperable transaction platform 'Binimoy'

Prime Minister's ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy today (Nov 13) formally inaugurated 'Binimoy', an interoperable digital transaction platform (IDTP), at a city hotel. State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak and ICT Division Senior Secretary NM Zeaul Alam addressed as

Sajeeb Wazed hands over Joy Bangla Youth Award

Prime Minister's ICT Adviser and CRI Chairperson Sajeeb Wazed Joy distributed the Joy Bangla Youth Award 2022 among the winners today (Nov 12). In the sixth edition of the event, 10 youth organisations received the award under five categories at a ceremony at Sheikh Hasina National

US regulator FTC says it is concerned about Twitter

A US regulator says it is watching events at Twitter with "deep concern" after the platform's top privacy and compliance officers reportedly quit. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said new chief executive Elon Musk was "not above the law". Separately, Mr

India's first private rocket to be launched by November 12-16

The maiden mission of Skyroot Aerospace, named 'Prarambh', will carry three customer payloads and is set for launch from ISRO's launchpad at Sriharikota India's first privately developed rocket — Vikram-S — is set for a launch between November 12 and 16,

Meta cuts more than 11,000 jobs; biggest cull in its history

Meta Platforms Inc said on Wednesday it will let go of 13 percent of its workforce, or more than 11,000 employees, in one of the biggest technology layoffs this year as the Facebook parent battles soaring costs and a weak advertising market. The broad job cuts, the first in

The Indian-American 'helping' Elon Musk run Twitter

Twitter's new owner Elon Musk has whipped up a storm after he sacked thousands of employees last week. The controversial way the firings happened - with many employees discovering they had been laid off when they were shut out of their emails - sparked anger, frustration and even

Musk pledges to remove Twitter imposters after celebrity protests

Elon Musk has said he will remove Twitter accounts that impersonate others amid a backlash over the billionaire’s decision to offer the platform’s blue check mark to all users for a monthly fee. Musk said on Sunday that any accounts “engaging in impersonation”

Twitter confirms fee for blue-tick verification after Musk takeover

Twitter has confirmed plans to allow users to buy blue-tick verified status. In an update for Apple devices, the company said the feature would be open to users in certain countries who sign up to its Twitter Blue service for $7.99 (£7) per month. The policy change is

Musk defends deep cuts to Twitter workforce

Twitter's new owner Elon Musk has defended sacking about half the company's workforce, saying he had "no choice" as Twitter was losing more than $4m (£3.5m) a day. A tweet from Yoel Roth, Twitter's head of safety and integrity, referred to

Twitter says layoffs to begin Friday

Twitter said it will start laying off employees on Friday, as the new billionaire owner Elon Musk moves quickly after his big takeover to make the messaging platform financially sound. A company-wide email seen by AFP says Twitter employees will receive word via email at the start of

Elon Musk plans to eliminate half of Twitter jobs to cut costs

Elon Musk plans to eliminate about 3,700 jobs at Twitter Inc., or half of the social media company’s workforce, in a bid to drive down costs following his $44 billion acquisition, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Twitter’s new owner aims to inform affected

Elon Musk fires Twitter board, making himself sole director

Elon Musk has fired Twitter’s board of directors, giving himself unfettered control over the social media giant, according to a company filing. Musk became “sole director” of Twitter after finalising his $44bn takeover of the company last week, according to documents

Musk denies Twitter job cuts to avoid payouts

Elon Musk has denied a New York Times report that he plans to lay off Twitter workers before the start of next month to avoid having to make payouts. Replying to a Twitter user asking about the report, he said: "This is false." Last week, Mr Musk completed his $44bn

No change to Twitter moderation policy yet: Musk

Billionaire Elon Musk has said there will be no changes to Twitter's content moderation policies for now after completing his $44bn (£38.1bn) takeover of the platform. "To be super clear, we have not yet made any changes to Twitter's content moderation

Elon Musk now owns Twitter, fires CEO

Elon Musk has completed his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter, a source familiar with the deal told CNN Thursday, putting the world’s richest man in charge of one of the world’s most influential social media platforms. Musk fired CEO Parag Agrawal and two other executives,

Elon Musk visits Twitter carrying sink as deal looms

Elon Musk has posted a video of himself walking into Twitter's headquarters carrying a sink, raising speculation about the fate of his planned takeover. The billionaire faces a Friday deadline to complete the $44bn (£38bn) purchase, which he announced months ago but then

New NASA instrument detects methane ‘super-emitters’ from space

NASA scientists, using a tool designed to study how dust affects climate, have identified more than 50 methane-emitting hotspots around the world, a development that could help combat the potent greenhouse gas. NASA said on Tuesday that its Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source

WhatsApp back online after global outage

Meta Platforms said it has fixed an issue with its messaging service, WhatsApp, after users across Europe, Asia, and the United Kingdom were not able to use the application for hours. At around 0750 GMT on Tuesday, outage reporting site Downdetector showed over 68,000 users reporting

WhatsApp goes down for users around the world

Messaging platform WhatsApp has gone down for users around the world. Many have taken to social media to complain that they are unable to send or receive messages on the popular Meta-owned platform. After opening the app, users have found that while they can still access their