Saturday, 22 Jan, 2022

Tech

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 tcontest.diit.info or banglait.biz.In

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

Samsung introduces Galaxy Tab3 Lite

DHAKA: Samsung Electronics has introduced Galaxy Tab3 Lite, combining the experience of the Galaxy Tab3 series with a slimmer, more portable design. The Samsung Galaxy Tab3 Lite runs on Android 4.2 and features a 7-inch WSVGA display, a 1.2 GHz dual core processor, a 2-megapixel

Yahoo’s chief operating officer in surprise departure

DHAKA: Yahoo’s chief operating officer has unexpectedly departed the company just over a year after he was hired to turn its advertising business around.Henrique de Castro, Yahoo’s second most senior executive, is leaving this week. No reason was given, reports the BBC.His departure

Lack of IT skills threatens to delay Saudi projects

DHAKA: A shortage in skilled workers threatens to delay high-tech projects being planned across Saudi Arabia, a market research executive told Al Arabiya News.The difficulty in recruiting staff with the right information technology (IT) skills ‘can increase the challenge in

Motorola to bring Moto X to Europe in Feb

DHAKA: Motorola announced its new Moto X smartphone will be available in the UK, France and Germany from February 1.The Android phone will retail for GBP 380 or EUR 399 unlocked.Launched in North and South America last year, the Moto X is Motorola’s second major device, after the

Foxconn ships iPhones to China Mobile

DHAKA: Major Apple iPhone assembler Foxconn has shipped around 1.4 million iPhone 5S devices to China Mobile recently.This initial shipment, which does not represent the total sales at China Mobile for January, comes ahead of China Mobile’s iPhone launch on 17 January, the Wall Street

Sony targets emerging markets with new smartphones

DHAKA: Sony Mobile has unveiled two new Android smartphones, the Xperia E1 and T2 Ultra.The E1 is a low-end phone with a 4-inch WVGA (800x480) display, HSPA+, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 4GB internal memory and the Walkman app with a 30-day trial of the Sony music streaming service.The

10 tech trends on the way

Here are some of the highlights and trends seen at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas:WearablesFrom connected socks and bras to baby clothing, wearable technology with the ability to transform computing was an overriding theme at the huge electronics fair. There was no

Ericsson Bangladesh gets new MD

DHAKA: Indian born British national Rajendra Pangrekar has taken the charge of LM Ericsson Bangladesh Ltd from February 2014 replacing Managing Director Gary Dewing.He has expressed his vision to empower Bangladesh with world class technologies by EricssonRajendra Pangrekar joined

Egypt’s Samsung exports computer monitors to Europe

DHAKA: Plant in Egypt’s Beni Suef has sold 10,000 computer monitors to Europe since last November.Egypt is positioned to become a regional export hub for Samsung products, with locally-manufactured computer monitors being shipped to Europe.Kinam Lee, president of Samsung`s factory in

Google sells Motorola unit to Lenovo

DHAKA: Google has sold struggling US mobile phone company Motorola Mobility to Chinese computer maker Lenovo for $2.91bn, in a surprise move.Google had paid $12.5bn for the company less than two years ago.Lenovo plans to build up its smartphone unit through the Motorola purchase, which