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  • Youth Opportunities launches iOS mobile app

    ​Youth Opportunities, the largest global opportunity discovery platform for young people across the world, launches its iOS Mobile Application to provide users equal and easy access to different opportunities to the global youth for free.

  • Officextracts discontinued Kaspersky’s distribution

    Officextracts, distributor of Kaspersky Lab in Bangladesh and Bhutan has decided to stop the distribution operation on issues of disagreement in business policies following notification as on September 20, 2018. The announcement was made in a press release sent out by Officextracts recently. According to the press release, Officextracts requested to direct all the queries related to business and tech-support of the customers to Kaspersky Lab.

  • BRAC Saajan customers to get Push SMS notification upon receiving remittance

    SSL Wireless has signed a Push SMS Service agreement with BRAC Saajan Exchange Ltd at BRAC Saajan’s Dhaka Office. With this agreement, the receivers in Bangladesh will get Push SMS notification while receiving remittance via BRAC Saajan.

  • Pre-order of a techno-romance novel detailing the world of outsourcing started

    A techno-romance themed novel by Rahitul Islam titled 'Outsourcing O Bhalobashar Golpo'. The novel is to be published by Shiri Prokashon. The book will be available in the Bangladeshi market on 20th and in Calcutta on the 31st of this month. The price in Bangladesh is Tk 200 and in Kolkata is worth 185 rupees. The book can be pre-ordered from rokomari as well.

  • Coderstrust opens door of its 3rd campus at Dhanmondi

    CodersTrust recently inaugurated its new training centre in Dhanmondi. Apart from the new one, CodersTrust is running its operation through the main campus at Banani & another campus at Mirpur. During the inauguration ceremony, CodersTrust showcased its plan to expand its operation outside of Dhaka through new campuses.

  • EMK Centre to celebrate World Space Week 2018

    World Space Week, is an international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition. The EMK Centre is organising a four-day long celebration of the World Space Week this year, starting from 3rd October 2018 and will continue till 7th October 2018. This year has been very significant for both USA and Bangladesh in terms of space endeavors, as NASA is celebrating its 60th anniversary and Bangladesh launched its first satellite Bangabandhu-1. The 4 day-long events will be hosted by the EMK Center and facilitated by different science and astronomical organizations among which are SPSB, Bangladesh Bigyan Jonopriyokoron Shomiti, Onushondhitshu Chokro, Science Organization, Inclusion X, Cartoon People, Bangladesh Olympiad Blog, Bangladesh Astronomical Society, Universe Awareness, and IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach and many more.

  • Microsoft for Start Ups launches tomorrow

    Microsoft for Start Ups, a project of Microsoft, is set to launch in Dhaka on September 30.

  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk sued for fraud

    The US Securities and Exchange Commission accuses Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk of fraud and seeks to remove him from his role in charge of the electric car company, saying he made a series of “false and misleading” tweets about potentially taking Tesla private.

  • Brain Station 23 hosts event on AI & machine learning in collaboration with Microsoft

    Brain Station 23 Limited arranged an event in collaboration with Microsoft (Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing Platform & Services) for industry professionals on Tuesday 25th September 2018. The event took place in Hotel Lakeshore, Gulshan-1, Dhaka.

  • XeonBD awarded ‘BRAND LEADERSHIP AWARD’

    Team XeonBD is truly honoured to share the information with all of you that today XeonBD has been awarded the most prestigious “BRAND LEADERSHIP AWARD” by the World Federation of Marketing Professionals endorsed by CMO Asia.

  • China's doctor shortage prompts rush for AI health care

    Chinese companies are learning from other countries to develop and implement AI-assisted care such as medical imaging diagnosis, robot surgical systems, and drug research and development.

  • Robi and CodersTrust to work together to train Freelancer

    On last Tuesday 18th September, a MoU was signed between CodersTrust Bangladesh & Robi Axiata Ltd at Robi's corporate head office. According to the MoU, CodersTrust Bangladesh and Robi will work together to create skilled freelancers in Bangladesh.

  • ShopUp Tech successfully hosted Hackathon “Codeahead”

    ShopUp Tech hosted their first two day Hackathon event Codeahead this September 14 and 15. The theme of the Hackathon was to create new solutions for small and medium-sized businesses while keeping in mind the challenges they face in day to day activities. 9 teams were selected to participate from different universities, who got to work closely with mentors and experts to bring their ideas to life.

  • Banglalink and Facebook jointly launch ‘Learn Internet, See the World’ program

    Banglalink and Facebook recently announced the launch of ‘Learn Internet, See the World’, a digital empowerment program to enable people of Bangladesh, by providing access to the Internet, to use the Internet and benefit from it in their daily lives. The announcement was made by Ritesh Kumar Singh, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Banglalink at a press conference recently. Also present at the event were Taimur Rahman, Chief Corporate and Regulatory Affairs Officer, Banglalink, and other high officials of Banglalink and Facebook.

  • Questioning Facebook's “Fair Play” Policies and Biases

    Facebook's privacy and data handling practices have been under major scrutiny ever since the Cambridge-Analytica scandal came to

  • New GSMA report highlights impacts of reserve spectrum prices in Bangladesh’s February 2018

    In Developing countries better spectrum pricing policies are needed to improve the economic and social condition of billions of people who have no connections to mobile broadband services, this revealed in a new report by GSMA entitled “Spectrum pricing in developing countries”. The study also shows that the final spectrum prices in developing countries are three times higher compared to developed countries. The high spectrum pricing is a major obstacle for increasing investment and mobile penetration. The report also finds that high spectrum prices and poorer coverage, and more expensive and lower quality mobile broadband services are interrelated, which hinder the consumers to take up services.

  • SANOG32 commences in Dhaka

    Internet Service Providers Association of Bangladesh (ISPAB) has hosted the 32nd Conference of South Asian Network Operators Group (SANOG) from 2nd to 10th of August 2018. SANOG32 will provide a valuable opportunity to contribute to discussions about Internet operations, technologies and development.

  • ePassport: All you need to know

    A few days back, the Directorate of Immigration and Passport, Major General Md Masud Rezwan signed a 10-year long contract with

  • Our digital commerce policy in a nutshell

    The much awaited digital commerce policy has been the Cabinet approved a draft of “National Digital Commerce Policy 2018” earlier this month. The policy aims to restore trust in e-commerce websites in Bangladesh by making safer digital transactions. The policy has been quite well accepted by the e-commerce community of Bangladesh.

  • ‘Prottay’ an ERP solution to digitise apparel industry

    Newgen Technology Limited (NTL), a concern of Babylon Group, has introduced an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software based on their research and development for the apparel sector called 'Prottay'.

  • Sheba partners with Microsoft

    Sheba dotxyz, an online on-demand services platform, recently has partnered with Microsoft to upgrade its service engine by introducing business intelligence features.

  • Flora to support the deployment of national e-passport project

    Flora Telecom, a local IT firm, will be providing technical solutions to implement the electronic passport project with German firm Veridos GmbH. The government on last Wednesday awarded German firm Veridos GmbH for providing e-passports to Bangladesh for whom Flora will maintain the data centre, disaster recovery sites and regional passport offices utilising its own manpower.

  • A glimpse of last week's Smartphone & Tab Expo

    The latest iteration of the Smartphone & Tab expo marked it's end with the huge turnout on last Saturday. The three-day long

  • Space travel

    Jeff Bezos plans to charge at least $200,000 for space rides

    Jeff Bezos' rocket company plans to charge passengers about $200,000 to $300,000 for its first trips into space, two people familiar with its plans told Reuters.

  • The future of smartphone tech

    The biggest smartphone trends heading your way

  • Jobike to serves in Rohiyanga Camps

    For development activists to better server the Rohingya population of Cox's Bazar, JoBike, country’s first bicycle sharing app, has taken steps to assist them. To ensure easy access to transport, JoBike Founder Mehedi Reza handed over ten bicycles to Senior Assistant Secretary Muhammad Saiful Islam at Nayapara Rohiyanga Refugee Camp on Saturday.

  • Samsung Galaxy s9+

    Samsung Galaxy S9+ offer sure cashback

    Samsung is now offering cashback offer on Galaxy S9+ smartphones. Customers can now get cashback of BDT 15,000 with a chance to win up to BDT 30,000. Along with the cash back offer, by purchasing the Galaxy S9+,

  • Grameenphone works to shape future of Bangladesh mobile games

    Grameenphone announced recently its intent to consolidate the digital ecosystem further by introducing two exciting new mobile games – 'Battle Rage' and 'Sketch Journey' – for customers.

  • TECNO unveils flagship smartphone duo Camon X, Camon X pro

    TECNO Mobile has announced the release of its latest flagship smartphone duo – the CAMON X and CAMON X Pro. The CAMON X Pro debuts 24MP + 16MP selfie and rear cameras. Also, it dons a 6-inch FHD screen with 2.5D

  • Hardware industry should implement MRP policy soon

    In a seminar titled 'Challenge of the computer hardware industry of Bangladesh: Recommendation for Improvement' hosted by Bangladesh Computer Council, C News and IT Business Promotion Council, the speakers spoke about the how hardware industry is booming in Bangladesh and how this is the right time to think of a MRP policy. It was attended by relevant top brasses from all the stakeholders including public private and government.

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