Saturday, 22 Jan, 2022


IT students to get job opportunity in Japan

DHAKA: Bangla Business Partner (BBP), Japan in association with Daffodil Institute of Information Technology (DIIT) will organise a “IT Talent Contest-2014” to create employment opportunity in Japan for the country’s younger students in the field of information technology.In the

Bill Gates most admired in world

DHAKA: Microsoft founder Bill Gates has been named as the most admired person on the planet in a list of 30 people compiled after a poll in 13 countries.The ‘World’s most admired people poll’ was conducted by YouGov for Times by surveying almost 14,000 people in Great Britain,

Snail unveils mobile strategy

DHAKA: Chinese online game developer Snail Electronic has unveiled a new mobile internet strategy. The new strategy includes an own-branded mobile phone, a game download platform, and a mobile data package, the Marbridge Daily writes citing a DoNews report. The Snail phone is a customised

Samsung to release Galaxy S5 by April

DHAKA: Samsung plans to release its next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, by April and will present a new version of its Galaxy Gear smartwatch at the same time, said Lee Young Hee, executive vice president of the company’s mobile business. In an interview with Bloomberg, Lee said

Facebook buys Indian mobile tech start-up ‘Little Eye’

DHAKA: Facebook has bought an Indian mobile technology start-up called Little Eye Labs, the first business deal in the country by the world’s biggest social network, the Indian firm said.With Facebook users increasingly logging in from mobile phones, Bangalore-based Little Eye will help

Apple App Store tops $10bln in sales in 2013

DHAKA: Apple announced that customers spent over USD 10 billion on its App Store in 2013, including over USD 1 billion in December alone.App Store customers downloaded almost three billion apps in December, making it the most successful month in the App Store’s history.Apple said

Sony to launch cloud TV service in US

DHAKA: Sony plans to launch a cloud TV service in the US later this year, CEO Kazuo Hirai announced in a speech at CES in Las Vegas.He said the cloud-based service, building on the technology acquired with Gaikai, will combine ‘the live TV content people love most about cable’ with a

Yahoo! unveils new ad platform, content at CES

DHAKA: Yahoo announced new advertising and content services at CES, as well as another acquisition in the mobile sector.The acquisition is Aviate, an app to auto-categorize apps on Android devices and intelligently serve up apps and information based on a person’s context, using

Samsung shows off its Bendable TV

DHAKA: Samsung has shown off the Bendable TV - an 85in (216cm) prototype that allows the curvature of its screen to be adjusted by remote control.The LED (light-emitting diode) set was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.LG has also announced a smaller 77in (196cm)

ZTE to present first smartwatch, new phones at CES

DHAKA: ZTE will unveil new smartphones and its first smartwatch at CES in Las Vegas. The BlueWatch targets the fitness market, offering features such as a pedometer and recording of other physical activity and health measurements. The device connects to a smartphone over Bluetooth,

Lenovo unveils first LTE smartphone

DHAKA: Lenovo announced its first LTE smartphone, the Vibe Z. The slim device, at 7.9-mm thick, comes with a 5.5-inch IPS screen with 1920x1080 resolution. It supports LTE at up to 150 Mbps as well as 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. The phone runs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core

Zuckerberg is America’s biggest philanthropist

DHAKA: Mark Zuckerberg was the second-biggest donor after Buffett in 2012, giving $500m to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and the Breakthrough Prize in Life Science.After Zuckerberg, last year’s biggest donors were Nike chairman Phil Knight, who gave $500m to the Oregon Health

Skype’s Facebook, Twitter accounts hacked

DHAKA: The Syrian Electronic Army, an amorphous hacker collective that supports Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, claimed credit for hacking into the social media accounts of internet calling service Skype.The group also posted the contact information of Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s

Google ties up with Indian voters’ registration

While political alliances are yet to firm up for 2014 polls, the Election Commission (EC) has already entered a key partnership with US-based internet giant, Google, to help it manage online voter registration and facilitation services ahead of the democratic exercise.Over the next six

Schmidt admits ‘biggest mistake’

DHAKA: Google’s former CEO and current executive chairman Eric Schmidt has revealed what he calls his biggest mistake at the company.In an interview with Bloomberg, Schmidt said, ‘At Google, the biggest mistake that I made was not anticipating the rise of the social networking

Top 10 innovations

DHAKA: The 2013 has involved many significant scientific events and discoveries. The list sees Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System, Atlas humanoid robot, Bounce Imaging Explorer, Google Glass and so on. CNN has made a list of top ten innovations. We present the list for our esteemed

‘Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4’ specifications leaked

DHAKA: While the South Korean giant hasn’t made an official announcement, a new Galaxy tablet has surfaced on US certification agency FCC’s website.The new tablet, bearing model number Samsung SM-T320, is expected to be called the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 and positioned as a

Twitter tumbles after warning on overvaluation

DHAKA: Twitter shares tumbled after a brokerage analyst warned the popular messaging network was overvalued following a meteoric rise since its initial public offering in November.Twitter shares closed down 12.99 percent at US$63.79. But the stock has more than doubled from its offering

Apple asks US court to ban Samsung phones, tablets

DHAKA: Apple has asked a federal judge to bar US sales of Samsung smartphones and tablet computers in the blockbuster patent case involving the two electronics giants.In a court filing in California, Apple said the smartphones and tablets were found to have violated patents in a jury

iPhone 6, ipad pro coming

Rumours of new iPhone and iPad models with screen larger than current ones have been doing the rounds for a while now. The latest report indicates that the large screen iPhone 6 may launch sooner than expected.Digitimes reports citing their sources that the iPhone 6 release is planned for