Tuesday, 25 Jan, 2022

Tech

‘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

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