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  • 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.

  • Over 1 lac people served by Doctorola

    Doctorola.com, a doctor appointment service, has already served more than 1 lac 20 thousand people. According to a press release issued recently, Doctorola added more than 8 thousand registered doctors in its account. Anyone who wants to take appointment from any of the doctors can easily now make an appointment using any of the following three systems: Mobile App, Website (Doctorola.com) or their hotline 16484.

  • ACM ICPC Kolkata-Kanpur regional site judge from Bangladesh

    Kazi Hasan Zubaer, BUET CSE Graduate and currently working in Kona Software Lab as R&D Engineer joined as a judge in ACM ICPC regional contest of Kolkata-Kanpur site recently. He participated in different national level programming contents and is passionate in solving problems. He represented Bangladesh in the prestigious event of ACM ICPC regional contest.

  • Facebook Data Leak Fiasco

    One of the hottest news in the tech-arena is how Facebook, world’s largest social media, has divulged piles of confidential psychographic data to the political consultancy group 'Cambridge Analytica'. The data was used to influence voter opinion on behalf of politicians who hire them. Following the breach, Facebook apologised and experienced public outcry and lowered stock prices, calling the way that Cambridge Analytica collected the data "inappropriate." The breach was significant for inciting public discussion on ethical standards for social media companies, political consulting organisations, and politicians. Consumer advocates called for greater consumer protection in online media and right to privacy as well as curbs on misinformation and propaganda.

  • Liter of Light Bangladesh hosts an introductory event in New York

    Liter of Light Bangladesh, a Chittagong based social development initiative hosts an introductory event named ‘Giving the Gift of Light’ in New York. Liter of Light Bangladesh is a part of Philippine-based global community initiative Liter of Light, an initiated by Lights Foundation in Bangladesh.

  • Team Bijoy turns into ‘Team Durjoy’

    Team Bijoy, a panel announced for BASIS general election has been renamed to ‘Team Durjoy’ led by Flora Telecom Managing Director Mustafa Rafiqul Islam Duke.

  • 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

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