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10 rising social networks you should explore

10 rising social networks you should explore

Had enough of Facebook and Twitter? It may be time to switch up your go-to social network. With the daily explosion of startups, there are plenty of new social media tools popping up. These newer platforms could be working on the next big thing, so you'll want to keep an eye out. Here's a look...

Why did Google decide to split inbox from Gmail?

Why did Google decide to split inbox from Gmail?

A couple of years ago, right around the time Google’s Gmail team decided to start working on a standalone email app — the recently announced Inbox — a major redesign of Gmail was launched. As is the case with all Google products it was first released internally as “dogfood” to let Googlers themselves...

Huge raid to shut down 400-plus dark net sites

Huge raid to shut down 400-plus dark net sites

Silk Road 2.0 and 400 other sites believed to be selling illegal items including drugs and weapons have been shut down. The sites operated on the Tor network - a part of the internet unreachable via traditional search engines. The joint operation between 16 European countries and the US saw 17 arrests, including Blake Benthall...

Down digitally

Down digitally

Many saw their mobile phones lose signal, internet users went offline, people could not get money from ATMs, and shopping centres counted huge losses during the nationwide power outage yesterday. Telephonic communication, fixed and wireless internet, and data services experienced huge disruptions due to the blackout that began at 11:30am. The power outage triggering from Bangladesh-India power substation at Bheramara had a domino effect resulting in the worst blackout in seven years. From yesterday evening, base stations of mobile phone carriers started shutting down with their batteries running out of juice. Usually when there is no power, carriers use battery and generators to keep their networking equipment going. "If the blackout prolongs the...

Monica Lewinsky: I was in love with Bill Clinton

Monica Lewinsky: I was in love with Bill Clinton

Monica Lewinsky has said she "fell in love" with Bill Clinton during a tearful speech describing the pain of being made into a figure of global humiliation. In her first ever public address, the 41-year-old said she wanted "to give purpose to my past" by campaigning against a toxic internet culture that relentlessly hounds individuals in the news. She described herself as "the first person to have [had] their reputation completely destroyed worldwide via the internet" and spoke about her part in the affair that nearly ended Clinton's presidency. "I fell in love with my boss...

Media spotlight on Zuckerberg's India visit

Media spotlight on Zuckerberg's India visit

Media are highlighting Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's pledge to provide more Indians internet access. He is on a visit to India and addressed a conference on connectivity in Delhi on Thursday. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document,...

Cheap smartphones key to 3G expansion

Cheap smartphones key to 3G expansion

Cheaper smartphones and favourable pricing for 3G spectrum are keys to the growth of internet in the country, a top telecom official said. “The more penetration we have, the more spectrum we will need,” Ziad Shatara, chief executive officer of Banglalink, the country's second largest mobile phone operator, told The Daily Star in an...

Robi offers free talk-time, internet with Samsung smartphone

Robi offers free talk-time, internet with Samsung smartphone

Robi Axiata yesterday launched a special campaign with Samsung, allowing the subscribers of the mobile operator to purchase Samsung Galaxy ACE NXT mobile sets with free talk time and internet worth Tk 8,900. The set becomes effectively free for the clients as the Samsung set has a price tag of Tk 8,900, the mobile...

No clear guidelines for ICT

No clear guidelines for ICT

The finance minister did not outline any clear guideline and specific allocation for ICT sector in his budget proposal. AMA Muhith, the minister, proposed imposition of a fixed tax of Tk 100 on every single piece of replacement SIM. But there will be no extra tax on SIM card supplied by mobile phone operators. Currently,...

Internet domain .bd vulnerable to hacking

The public domain for internet in Bangladesh is vulnerable to hacking as it has neither a robust security system, nor a mirror server and is running on an outdated version. Bangladesh's own internet country code top-level domain -- .bd -- is one of the worst managed domains, experts said. A country code top-level domain is a unique two-letter string that has been assigned to a country or a geographical area to identify it in a domain name. A domain name...

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