A bird’s ‘tech’ view of 2011

January 1, 2012

The world population hitting 7 billion, an old NASA satellite falling to Earth in pieces in September, the revolution in the Middle East, the growing concern of Bangladesh regarding climate change — these are few of the instances, among the other notable ones, that come to our mind while rewinding the year 2011.
2011 has also been a notable year in the world of tech, with the release of smart phones, Read more

Third Bangla Blog Day observed

December 24, 2011

The word Blog is one of the most spoken words of the year 2011 in the field of social media and communication. Blog has gained increased notice and exposure for their role in breaking, shaping, and spinning news around the world.
It is being considered as one of the most alternative powerful tools of the social movement Read more

Samsung to roll out Galaxy Note

December 24, 2011

Samsung rolls out Galaxy Note, latest addition to its Galaxy family, in the local market next week, says a press release.
The Note is a combination of tablet and smartphone that reflects the South Korean tech giant’s continuous implementation of innovative ideas. Galaxy Note has been designed for the Read more

Qubee gets 100,000 likes on FB

December 24, 2011

Qubee, a WiMax internet service provider, has crossed 100,000 fan base of Qubeezone, its Facebook page. The feat said to be the first for any corporate house in the country.
Officials said in addition to traditional ways of promoting (press, radio and billboards), they chose Facebook as it is the perfect way to reach the mass. And the top of that they always thought focus Read more

Nokia brings entry-level smartphone

December 16, 2011

Nokia announced the introduction of Nokia 500, an entry level touchscreen smartphone, in the local market, said a press release. Despite being an entry level smarphone, Nokia 500 is said not to have compromised with quality or performance.
It has the Nokia’s fastest processor to date, a 5MP camera, a music and entertainment Read more

Galaxy Y to hit the market

December 3, 2011

Galaxy Y, the latest from Samsung’s Galaxy series, is set to be released in the local market from this week, says a press release. The world’s leading smartphone company has designed it especially for the young generation at an affordable price.
With 3-inch QVGA display, the phone has an 832MHz processor and runs on Android’s Read more

WiMax operators set to go aggressive

December 2, 2011

With the promise of high-speed internet connectivity at an affordable cost, the country’s two existing WiMax operators have geared up to secure greater market penetration in the years to come.
Equipped with advanced 4G technology, the WiMax operators are determined to sustain their already achieved success and intensify service operation. “We are focusing to expand our service network Read more

Nokia N9: All it takes is a swipe

November 29, 2011

Nokia N9, the much-anticipated smartphone from Nokia will hit the local market next week. Let’s have a look at the N9, the first ever pure touch phone with no buttons.
So far this is the best-looking and slickest device from Nokia. Its awesome design, display and ease to use make it reasonable alternative to Android and Read more

Google launches music service

November 18, 2011

Google Inc has turned on the music at its new online store, aiming to wrest the lead from Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc in audio entertainment distribution despite the absence of a major record label.
Google Music, with more 13 million songs, will be integrated with Android Market, the company’s online store for smartphone apps and videos as it plays catch-up with its rivals. Apple, Read more

Internet users kept at bay

November 14, 2011

Speed of Internet now as slow as a snail
The absence of guidelines to ensure a fixed subscriber base under a certain bandwidth (Internet speed) has prompted internet service providers (ISPs) to provide too many connections, which has resulted in decreased speed at the subscriber’s end.
Officials of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) said they have Read more

‘Sky is the limit for Banglalink’

November 10, 2011

Orascom Telecom Group CEO reflects his thoughts on Bangladesh market
The view from Orascom Telecom Holding’s group CEO’s office is breathtaking. You can see the mighty river Nile flowing right through the Egyptian capital Cairo. You can tell why they call this longest river in the world the lifeline of the country and watch the city expand by its shores.
Just like the view from his office, Ahmed Abou Doma, Group CEO of OTH, has a bird’s eye view Read more

150 software firms await 3G boon

October 25, 2011

Dhaka: About 150 software firms have been waiting for more than a year for the launch of the 3G technology. The government launch of the 3G technology will not only prove to be good news for telecom operators, a number of firms that develop software for 3G-enabled mobile phones for foreign buyers, at cheaper prices, could also offer a better rate for millions of local users, software industry Read more

Our own laptop

October 14, 2011

Telephone Shilpa Sangstha (TSS), Bangladesh, where analogue phone sets were manufactured long before the digital dominance, will now be the hub for assembling Doel netbooks and laptops.
Named after the national bird, Doel is the first ever laptop brand to be assembled in Bangladesh, which is believed to revolutionise the high tech industry of the country. With the aim to bridge Read more

First super bus made in Holland

October 6, 2011

The first super bus has been developed in Holland costing 7 million pounds and was flown to the United Arab Emirates where it will be used by a sheikh.
The super bus crafted with state-of-the-art materials which seats 23 passengers and had a top speed of 155mph. The hi-tech bus means the sheikh will be able to complete the 75-mile commute Read more

IBM 2nd in tech ranking

September 30, 2011

For the first time since 1996 IBM’s market value has exceeded Microsoft’s. IBM’s closing price on September 29 was $214 billion while Microsoft’s was a shade behind at $213.2b. The values cap a sustained period in which IBM’s share price has moved steadily upward as Microsoft’s has generally been in decline.
The growth means IBM is now the second largest technology company by market value. Apple Read more

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