Category: ICT & Science
Digital innovation fair starts in Khulna Jan 10
A three-day digital innovation fair will begin in Khulna on January 10. The fair will be held on the collectorate building premises beside the Khulna district administration and it will remain open from 3:00pm to 9:00pm every day.
6th Gen ASUS Transformer Book Now in Bangladesh
ASUS has recently introduced 6th Gen Transformer Book TP300UA in Bangladesh. It features a 360 degree rotating touchscreen. The Transformer Book comes with Intel 6th Gen Core i5 6200U, 8 GB DDR3 RAM, 1 TB HDD Hard Disk and 13.3” HD LED Backlight display. It also has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI..
Another contagious form of cancer discovered
In an indication that transmissible cancer may not be as rare as generally believed, researchers have identified a second, genetically distinct variety in Tasmania devils, iconic small dog-sized carnivores that are only found in the wild on the Australian island state of Tasmania. Scientists had earlier discovered one form of..
Daily mobile recharge capped at Tk 500
The telecom regulator yesterday directed all mobile phone operators to cap daily recharge at Tk 500 for a single prepaid mobile number in order to prevent illegal calls overseas. However, mobile phone operators say the directive will create inconvenience for their different existing services and also have an impact on..
Experts for utilizing opportunities in Japanese IT market
Terming Japan as one of the most potential markets for Bangladeshi IT companies, experts at a seminar today suggested for adopting effective measures to grab the opportunities. Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) organized the seminar on Sunday in city. BCC Executive Director Ashraful Islam chaired the seminar..
Uptick in cosmetic surgeries linked to social media
There has been a sharp increase in the number of youngsters undergoing cosmetic surgeries just because they want to look better on social media platforms, doctors said. About 40 percent of the youngsters choosing to undergo cosmetic surgeries in recent times cite their appearance in the pictures and videos on..
Experts see Bangladesh as next outsourcing destination
As Bangladesh has a huge number of young population, the country is the next outsourcing destination, if it creates efficient workforce on online outsourcing, officials and IT experts told a function here on Monday, reports BSS. Bangladesh has already been recognized as one of the leading outsourcing destinations by various..
Joy asks for public hearing on Robi-Airtel merger
The prime minister’s ICT affairs adviser has directed the telecom regulator to take opinion of the public before finalizing its recommendations on the merger of Robi and Airtel, telecom division officials said. Speaking at a meeting on December 15 at the secretariat, Sajeeb Wazed Joy also asked the regulator to..
Apple’s new COO, Jeff Williams
Apple announced “Jeff Williams” their new COO (Chief Operating Officer). Since 2010 he has overseen Apple’s entire supply chain, service and support, and the social responsibility initiatives which protect more than one million workers worldwide. He also oversees the development of Apple Watch, Apple’s most personal device yet, and is..
Google’s new messaging app: WSJ
Google, part of Alphabet Inc, is building a new mobile messaging application to better compete with rival services such as those offered by Facebook Inc., The Wall Street Journal reported. The new service would tap into Google’s artificial intelligence know-how, integrating catbots, or software programs that answer questions, inside a..
Japan’s Yuasa batteries to make Bangladesh debut in Jan
Japan’s leading automotive battery maker GS Yuasa International has teamed up with its local partner to enter the Bangladesh market. GS Yuasa, the third largest manufacturer of automobile and motorcycle batteries in the world, will start production in January at a plant of Japan SolarTech (Bangladesh), a Chittagong-based joint venture…
Mobile internet use drops after Facebook bar
The number of mobile internet users dropped by a significant amount in Bangladesh after last month’s ban on Facebook and other internet mobile apps. Bangladesh’s telecom regulator registered a drop of 8.63 lakh active mobile internet connections last month – what was 5.23 crore in October-end. The current standings stood..
Huawei joined 100 Million Club
Huawei has announced that it has shipped more than 100 million smartphones this year. The announcement was made by the Chinese company through its official Weibo account today. With this, Huawei has joined companies like Samsung and Apple in the 100 million club. This comes nearly five months after the..
BlackBerry market share increases at last
BlackBerry market share has been down for couple of time now on. But the market share has increased recently after releasing “BlackBerry Priv” handset. After a prolonged period of steady decline it now appears that the company’s damage control and course correction are finally starting to work with a new..