Wednesday, 29 Sep, 2021

Tech

Microsoft In $10 Billion Talks To Acquire This Business

Microsoft Corp is in talks to buy messaging platform Discord Inc for more than $10 billion, Bloomberg News reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Discord has reached out to potential buyers and Microsoft is one of them, the report said, citing people familiar with the

ISRO chairman says India, France working on 3rd joint space mission

NEW DELHI: India and France were working on their third joint satellite mission as the bilateral space collaboration is entering into multiple domains, including the human spaceflight program, officials said Saturday. The information was shared by Indian Space Research Organisation

Facebook to pay News Corp for content in Australia

Facebook has agreed to pay Rupert Murdoch's News Corp Australia for journalism from its local mastheads. The deal has been secured just weeks after Australia passed a controversial world-first law aimed at making tech platforms pay for news content. News Corp has not disclosed

iPhone 12 production to soon start in India: Apple

New Delhi: In yet another fillip to the Make in India and domestic manufacturing dream of the Indian government, Apple said on Tuesday that its flagship and environment-friendly iPhone 12 smartphone will soon be produced in India for the local customers. The news comes at a time when

Chinese cyber-espionage unit on US hacking spree

SAN FRANCISCO: At least 30,000 US organisations including local governments have been hacked in recent days by an "unusually aggressive" Chinese cyber-espionage campaign, according to a computer security specialist. The campaign has exploited recently discovered flaws in

US Big Tech firms jostle for India’s huge digital payments market

Technology giants Facebook Inc., Amazon.com Inc. and Google and credit-card providers Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc. are among those vying for unprecedented access to India’s burgeoning digital retail payments market.The companies are part of four consortia preparing to apply for

John McAfee charged with fraud over cryptocurrency

Businessman John McAfee, creator of the McAfee anti-virus software, has been charged in the US with conspiracy to commit fraud and money laundering. Mr McAfee and his bodyguard Jimmy Gale Watson Jr are accused of promoting cryptocurrencies to Mr McAfee's large Twitter following to

Bangladesh: A Surprise Digital Leader in Asia

More than a decade ago, Bangladesh pledged to transform itself into a technologically advanced nation by 2021, the 50th anniversary of the nation's founding. Not many people believed we could do it. After all, when Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina–the project's chief

Japanese billionaire seeks eight people to fly to moon

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has invited eight members of the public to join him for a trip around the moon on Elon Musk's SpaceX flight. "I want people from all kinds of backgrounds to join," he said in a video via Twitter, where he also shared a link

Nasa releases video of Perseverance rover landing on Mars

Nasa has unveiled a first-of-its-kind video of its car-sized rover Perseverance making its sensational landing on Mars, and released the first audio recorded on the surface of the red planet. The American space agency shared the footage on Monday, days after the spacecraft made its

Facebook reverses ban on news pages in Australia

Facebook has announced it will restore news content to its users in Australia. The tech giant has blocked news to Australians on its platform since last Thursday amid a dispute over a proposed law which would force it and Google to pay news publishers for content. Australian

Facebook takes down Myanmar Military's main page

A Facebook page run by the Myanmar junta's "True News" information service was kicked off the platform Sunday after the tech giant accused it of inciting violence. Security forces in the country have steadily increased violence against a massive and largely peaceful civil

Nasa's Perseverance rover in 'great shape' after Mars landing

There's a new robot on the surface of Mars. The American space agency has successfully landed its Perseverance rover in a deep crater near the planet's equator called Jezero. "The good news is the spacecraft, I think, is in great shape," said Matt Wallace, the

Facebook blocks Australian users from viewing or sharing news

Facebook has blocked Australian users from sharing or viewing news content on the platform, causing much alarm over public access to key information. It comes in response to a proposed law which would make tech giants pay for news content on their platforms. Australians on Thursday

Jaguar cars to go all-electric by 2025

Jaguar Land Rover’s luxury Jaguar brand will be entirely electric by 2025 and the carmaker will launch e-models of its entire lineup by 2030, it said on Monday, as it joined a global race to develop zero-emission vehicles. JLR, owned by India’s Tata Motors, said its Land

Australia's largest news media company strikes Google News Pay deal

Seven West Media has become the largest Australian news media business to strike a deal with Google to pay for journalism in a partnership announced Monday before the nation’s Parliament considers draft laws to force digital giants to pay for news.  Google and the publicly

Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon chief executive

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is to step down as chief executive of the e-commerce giant that he started in his garage nearly 30 years ago. He will become executive chairman, a move he said would give him "time and energy" to focus on his other ventures. Mr Bezos, the

News24 receives YouTube Golden Play Button

Popular satellite television channel of the country and a concern of East West Media Group Ltd (EWMGL) News24 has been awarded the YouTube Golden Play Button.  News24 Head of News Rahul Raha, flanked by other senior officials of the channel, handed over the Golden Play Button to

Google threatens to withdraw search engine from Australia

Google has threatened to remove its search engine from Australia over the nation's attempt to make the tech giant share royalties with news publishers. Australia is introducing a landmark law to make Google, Facebook and potentially other tech companies pay media outlets for their

Deal signed for consultancy service to launch Bangabandhu Satellite-2 

Bangladesh Satellite Company Limited (BSCL) has signed an agreement with a France-based company, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Advisory, SAS for consultancy services to launch Bangabandhu Satellite-2. BSCL Managing Director (Additional Charge) Shahriar Ahmed Chowdhury and PwC Space