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  • 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, 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 ( 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

  • 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

  • NSU IEEE's flagship event POWERBUZZ held

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

  • 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