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  • Shahriar Rahman

    A big guy who sits in the tightest cubicle in The Daily Star, Shahriar has a strong knowledge of all things related to digital security, mobile gadgets, apps and related tech. He is an electrical engineering graduate ( and also State Department Fellow) working as a Sub-Editor & Feature Writer for Bytes (our tech supplement) and occasionally does test drives for Shift (automotive supplement). In between, he regularly takes on interviews for Next Step (the career supplement). If any of your everyday gadgets are acting fishy, then Shahriar is probably your go-to-guy!

  • Will it fold?

    Let’s face it: the smartphone design industry is going through an all-time low now. With no radical design change in the horizon, most of the smartphone manufacturers are playing peek-a-boo with the front camera.
  • Google Maps of Bangladesh

    Google Maps adds new features for Bangladesh

    Google, with its global to local approach, has introduced three new features for Bangladeshi users. Some of the features had been made available for the local users recently but the formal announcement came today. In a press conference today, Google's regional officials showcased the new three features. Google also informed it has added more than 50,000KM of roads, more than 8 million buildings, and more than 600,000 points of interests on Google Maps across Bangladesh since January 2018. ​
  • PAPERFLY: The story of a ‘to-your-doorstep’ startup

    Paperfly, a startup that claims to be the first true homegrown logistic-tech venture, shares how they were able to scale from a one-room business to a mammoth logis-tech startup that delivers to over 4400 unions.
  • Pathao Food

    Pathao downsizing on fund shortage

    Pathao, a ride-hailing company and one of the fastest growing tech startups in Asia, cut more than 50 percent of its workforce in the last two days as it struggles to raise funds amid waning popularity for its services.
  • Pathao Downsizing

    Pathao undergoing massive downsizing

    Local ride-sharing startup Pathao underwent a massive downsizing today. According to several sources currently working in Pathao, nearly three hundred mid to top-level employees including the Head of Pathao Food and Ride Core Service were handed their letters of termination.
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