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  • Venturas and UIU signs MoU to host robotic contest

    Venturas Ltd signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with United International University (UIU) to organise the first ever Robotics Contest.

  • Book detailing the progress towards Digital Bangladesh launched recently

    How the concept of Digital Bangladesh is taking shape in different sectors is depicted in a book titled "Ekti Shopno Ekti Desh: Digital Bangladesh” written by Professor Dr Hafiz Md. Hasan Babu, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, National University. It is the first of its kind in Bangladesh which attempts to record almost all the initiatives and works taken or is being implemented by the government of Bangladesh.

  • Samsung Galaxy s9+

    Galaxy S9+ pre-orders begin March 8

    Mobile phone giant Samsung announces to start the process of receiving pre-orders for its next-generation flagship device Galaxy S9+ in Bangladesh from March 8.

  • aamra wins “Polycom Partner of the Year 2017– SAARC Region” award two years in a row

    aamra wins “Polycom Partner of the Year 2017– SAARC Region” award two years in a row

  • NSU IEEE's flagship event POWERBUZZ held

    On 9th and 10th of February, IEEE North South University Power and Energy Society Student Branch Chapter

  • Seminar on electronic payments for driving e-Commerce in Bangladesh

    e-Commerce Association of Bangladesh (e-CAB) and Software Shop Limited (SSL Wireless) jointly organised a seminar

  • Tech happening

    Crypto, a fintech startup, is providing the document archiving services to the telecoms, medical industries, banking, and financial

  • Apple apologises after outcry over slowed iPhones

    Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is to slash prices for battery replacements and change its software to show users whether their phone battery is good, following lawsuit and consumer outrage after it said it slowed older iPhones with flagging batteries.

  • Grameenphone launches M2M Service

    Grameenphone has launched a new package for its corporate clients known as M2M Plan to manage their M2M solutions more efficiently. This is first of such offerings in Bangladesh. The operator’s new M2M Plan includes various Data Packs, M2M self-service portal, Industrial SIM cards, and Telco-grade Security Features to empower the customers with more choices, control and visibility.

  • ServicEngine Ltd wins ICT Day Award for recognition in ICT sector

    ServicEngine Ltd has been awarded for its contribution in the ICT sector by the ICT ministry for being the highest

  • Security robot fired for ‘harassing homeless people’

    Authorities terminate the operation of a security robot in a San Francisco neighbourhood after locals brought allegation of harassing homeless people in public spaces against it.

  • Story of Khaas Food

    Dhaka-based pure food e-commerce 'Khaas Food' and its digital marketing agency GEEKY Social have generated a successful campaign; racking it as a success story in Facebook’s global platform called Facebook Business. In this platform, Facebook publishes credible and verified business success cases achieved using the advanced marketing features and tools created by Facebook.

  • Venture Capital to Help Achieve Sustainable Development Goals

    The VIP roundtable titled “Disruptive technologies venture capitalists are investing in” was organized by TiE Dhaka and Venture Capital and Private Equity Association of Bangladesh (VCPEAB) at the Green View hall of Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) in Dhaka. Mr Abul Kalam Azad, Chief Coordinator of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) attended the session as the Chief Guest. Mr Kazi M Aminul Islam, Executive Chairman of Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) was present as a Special Guest while Mr Shameem Ahsan, President of TiE Dhaka and Chairman of VCPEAB chaired the session. The multi-stakeholder VIP round-table had the participation of key personnel from different sectors.

  • Priyo MuktiPin: a new digital archive of Liberation War

    Priyo Limited has taken steps to build a digital archive of liberation war. They plan to archive every minute's incident, all in a single map called 'MUKTIPIN'. Priyo has unveiled this 'Priyo Pins' map with a unique feature- “Mukti Pin” in the month of December 2017. People can create pins on the map of Bangladesh to describe the liberation war in any specific location with the help of this feature. The system will allow entering only the events on any spots during the liberation war of Bangladesh in 1971.

  • Seminar on e-Government master plan held during DW2017

    Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) and KOICA jointly organised a seminar on “e-Government Master Plan for Digital

  • Bijoy Itihash app

    Bijoy Itihash app to display country's glorious history

    Innovative app "Bijoy Itihash", which would display the glorious historical events that led to the emergence of independent Bangladesh in 1971, is launched.

  • DellEMC launches experience centre in Bangladesh office

    DellEMC recently unveiled their experiences centre in DellEMC Dhaka office. It was inaugurated by Chue Chee Wei, Vice President of Asia Emerging Markets and APJ new Business. He mentioned DellEMC customers will be able to test their mission critical applications from this DellEMC experience centre

  • Net Neutrality: Why we need it

    Net neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers must treat all data on the Internet the same, and not discriminate or charge differently by user, content, website, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or method of communication.

  • Ericsson Bangladesh celebrates 20th anniversary

    Ericsson Bangladesh recently showcased the technological transformation Bangladesh is envisioned to go through in agriculture, health

  • First ever digital challenge on peace held

    Democracy International and Prenerur Lab initiated the project 'Tech for Peace' to bring youth innovations to solve social problems with

  • Firefox releases new ultra-fast web browser to take on Chrome

    Mozilla launches its latest, ultra fast web browser in a bid to overtake Google Chrome to become the primary browser of the average internet users.

  • Hatekhori celebrates half a million downloads at Bishwo Shahitto Kendro

    Android App Hatekhori celebrates its 500,000 downloads at the Bishwo Shahitto Kendro recently. Professor Abdullah Abu Sayeed was present as the Chief Guest of the event where Architect Mubashhar Hussain and writer journalist Rajib Hasan were present as special guests.

  • TECNO Mobile has inaugurated their brand shop in Bashundhara City

    Recently, Transsion Bangladesh Limited's mobile phone brand TECNO and itel Mobile has inaugurated their exclusive brand shop at Bashundhara City shopping mall (Level-6) in the city of Dhaka.Mr. Rezwanul Hoque, CEO of Transsion Bangladesh Ltd. officially announced this inauguration. Among others on the occasion COO of Transsion Bangladesh Ltd. Mr. Shyamal Saha, Head of Sales Management Mr. Rezaul Hasan, Divisional Sales Head Md. Shafiul Alam and many other prominent media journalists were present on the occasion.

  • Is Apple on its way to be a $ 1 Trillion company?

    Just a couple days back, Apple's net market value crossed $900 billion for the very first time- thanks to the long

  • How dual lens camera phones became all the rage

    Dual Lenses & the OMG factor

  • Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway

    Call for ending the digital disparity

    Countries in the Asia-Pacific region have made great strides towards implementation of the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway (AP-IS) at Dhaka, Bangladesh this week which was co-organised by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Government of Bangladesh. Held at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel from 1 to 2 November 2017, the 2017 APIS conference brought together delegates from countries in the Asia-Pacific region with the common goal of encouraging and fostering easier, more affordable access to broadband internet. Topics like the role of Artificial Intelligence in streamlining international trade, the role of connectivity in providing assistance to people affected by natural disasters and others were discussed at the two-day conference.

  • Kazi IT to hold Career Boot Camp on November 11

    Kazi IT Center, in collaboration with ICT Division and Leveraging ICT for growth, employment & governance project (LICT), is holding the largest career boot camp in Bangladesh on November 11, 2017. Nearly six thousand job seekers participating in a daylong event to learn from the best corporate trainers. At the end training, you will prove your skills by preparing a presentation on what you learned there. People can participate via Kazi IT’s Facebook Fan Page ( and get a fair shot at getting a job.

  • Maiden ethical hacking conference held in Dhaka

    First ever ethical hacking conference, HackTag2017, held in Dhaka last Saturday. Bangladeshi cyber security firm, Beetles Cyber Security Ltd, organised the conference to inspire ethical hacking in the country. Sumon Ahmed Sabir, Chief Strategic Office of Fibre at Home, Beetles Chief Executive Officer, Md. Muqeet Halim, Directors, Nahidul Kibria, Shahee Mirza and Tarek Siddiki, among others, were present on the occasion.

  • ‘Wizards AdNetworks’ launched

    Local Ad Network company Wizards launched a Digital Ad Platform made for Bangladeshi publishers and brands last Saturday 14th October 2017, Hotel Le Meridien during the ‘Digital Marketing Summit 2017’.

  • Chalo expands service outside of Dhaka at an affordable rate on eco & sedan cars

    After covering area city of Dhaka, Chalo has expanded its services to different places of the country. At the same time, the company has introduced Eco-Car service at Tk. 2,490/- taka including all costs for a day.