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Galaxy C9 Pro pre-order begins in Bangladesh


IT Desk After launching the Galaxy C9 Pro exclusively in China last October, Samsung is gradually expanding its availability, both region-wise and color-wise. Region-wise the head-turner phone will enter the Bangladesh market soon where the device has appeared for pre-booking today. Samsung’s first 6GB RAM smartphone, the Galaxy C9 Pro has already hit the markets in Hong Kong, where it ... Read More »

Internet may remain slow till Jan 30


IT Desk The temporary disruption to internet services in the country may continue until January 30 due to the maintenance work of the submarine cable. The maintenance work of Tata Indicom Cable, which provides around half of the internet bandwidth that comes from India to Bangladesh, will take another week, Suman Ahmed Sabir, chief strategy officer of international internet gateway Fibre@Home. Bharti Airtel’s submarine cable “i2i ... Read More »

Google grabs Twitter app platform Fabric


BBC Online Google is taking over Twitter’s mobile application developer platform Fabric, a move which could give some breathing room for the social network after charting an independent path without a suitor.   Terms of the deal were not announced.   Twitter last year was in talks to sell itself with several firms including Google parent Alphabet, but without a ... Read More »

RanksTel launches fastest internet service

IT Desk Landphone operator RanksTel has announced Bangladesh’s fastest internet service with 1,000 Megabits per second (1Gbps), which can soon be availed by common users.   Initially the operator is offering internet service only in corporate segment in the capital and within next two to three months it will open the market for the mass users.   State Minister for ... Read More »

No plan to shut voice calling apps: BTRC

BTRC Correspondent Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has said on Tuesday that they have no plans to restrict internet communication apps like Viber, WhatsApp, Imo, Skype and others. In a statement, signed by BTRC secretary Sarwar Alam said, “Besides, the government didn`t issue any directive to the telecom regulator to block this OTT (over-the-top) or communication apps.” The ‘clarification’ from ... Read More »

No free talking

IT Correspondent Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission is going to develop guidelines for using communication applications like WhatsApp, Viber, WeChat and Imo which have cut the number of international incoming calls, BTRC Chairman Shahjahan Mahmood said yesterday. “Hopefully, we will be able to make the guidelines public in two or three months,” he told reporters at a press conference at the ... Read More »

Facebook to open new HQ in London

BBC Online Facebook will open a new London headquarters next year and create another 500 jobs, the leading social network said Monday, despite uncertainty over Brexit. The group said the move will take its UK workforce to 1,500 staff, adding that Britain “remains one of the best places to be a tech company”, amid ongoing jitters over the nation`s looming ... Read More »

Facebook declares Zuckerberg dead!

BBC Online Facebook accidentally declared its founder Mark Zuckerberg and many other users dead on Friday, acknowledging after fixing the problem that it had committed a “terrible error.” “For a brief period today, a message meant for memorialized profiles was mistakenly posted to other accounts,” a Facebook spokesperson said. “This was a terrible error that we have now fixed.” Media ... Read More »

6 new social business projects approved

cabinet-meetingpic Six more social business projects were approved for investment at the 329th Social Business Design Lab, organised by Yunus Centre in Dhaka on Saturday. About 150 participants from national and international organisations attended the event. All of the businesses have been launched by families of Grameen Bank borrowers, Yunus Centre said in a statement. The plans include Nishbetganj Shatoranji ... Read More »

FAO confce on social business in Rome

social Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) organized a conference in Rome to promote social business. Nobel Laureate Professor Yunus was chief guest at the event tiled ‘Social Business for Zero Hunger’. Director General of FAO organized the event to bring together the top executives of food industry to discuss the role social business can play to achieve zero hunger, says ... Read More »