IT News

‘Smart cards for 100,000 Bangladesh workers in Malaysia’

Live Correspondent:  At least a hundred thousand smart cards would be provided to Bangladesh workers now working in Malaysia, state minister for foreign affairs Mohammad Shahriar Alam said today, assuring the card would act as a legal shield for two years for the workers. "They (Bangladesh workers) would get an opportunity to work there (Malaysia) up to two years and upon their return... details

Robot reporter gets first article published

IT Live: Reports are out that a Chinese robot has written and published its first newspaper article. That's right... a robotic reporter. The news comes the same month as a Japanese insurance company announced it was replacing 34 workers with an artificial intelligence system. "This is absolutely a wake-up call," said Zeus Kerravala, an analyst with ZK Research, who added that it's time... details

Microsoft tries to get people off Windows 7

IT Live: Not for the first time, Microsoft is casting aspersions on Windows 7, the highly successful version of its OS that was a nice rebound after the Vista disaster, saying the aging OS is becoming increasingly hard to secure. It's not an unreasonable or incorrect statement. Windows 7 shipped in 2009. Eight-year-old OS versions are going to be harder to maintain than new ones, no... details

All Bangladeshis to get internet by 2021: Palak

IT Live: State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak has said all Bangladesh citizens will be provided internet facilities by 2021. Palak was addressing a focus group discussion titled ‘innovation to connect the unconnected’ at the 47th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday, where he said around 40 percent of the Bangladeshi population were now... details

Robi & 10 Minute School to work together for digital education

IT Live: ICT Division, Robi and the country’s largest online school 10 Minute School are going to work together for promoting digital education in the country. A tripartite agreement was signed among these organizations today at the Janata Tower Software Development Park located at Karwan Bazar in Dhaka. ICT Department’s Director General (Additional Secretary), Banamali Bhowmick;... details

Bangabandhu Silicon City construction work launched

IT Live: Construction work of much-awaited Bangabandhu Silicon City was kicked off at Haragram-Nabinagar area of Rajshahi city. State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak inaugurated the construction of roads of the silicon city on Friday. After the inaugural event, the state minister told the media: “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina promised to set up a... details

Comming soon ASUS Storage Server in Bangladesh

IT Live: Global Brand Private Limited is introducing ASUS high speed storage server with extreme performance and expandability. In Bangladesh market for the first time ASUS is introducing the complete server. It is a Taiwan based server (country of origin: Taiwan, country of assembles: Taiwan). Basically it’s a Rack Server and its model no: RS270-E8-RS24-ECP). It’s a Dual CPU server... details

Yahoo to be named Altaba

IT Live: Yahoo Inc said Monday that it would rename itself Altaba Inc and Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer would step down from the board after the closing of its deal with Verizon Communications Inc. Verizon executives have said that while they see a strong strategic fit with Yahoo, they are still investigating the data breaches. Five other Yahoo directors would also resign... details

RanksTel launches lastmile gigabit network

IT Live: Private Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) operator RanksTel has launched the fastest internet in Bangladesh through its last-mile gigabit network. As the chief guest, State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim formally launched the fastest internet by RanksTel at Radission Blu Water Garden hotel in the city yesterday. Stressing on quality services and... details

UCC launches MSI 200 series motherboard

IT Live: Technology product marketing company UCC launched the MSI 200 series motherboards in Bangladesh with a colorful event at a Dhaka hotel on Thursday. UCC Head of Channel Sales Senior Assistant General Manager Shahin Mollah, Senior Product Manager Joynus Salakeen Fahad, Micro Star International (MSI) Asia Pacific Region Sales Specialist Ken Sung, Account Manager Garry Chue were,... details

ICT knowledge in reaching services to people

Live Correspondent: Speakers here stressed on acquiring more expertise and knowledge on information and communication technology (ICT) in reaching services to the people's doorsteps. The opinion came the day-long district level 'Innovation Circle and Social Media Dialogue' held at conference room of the Deputy Commissioner of Nilphamari on Monday. The Nilphamari district administration... details

PM delighted holding Walton Laptop

IT Live: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today inaugurated the month-long 22nd Dhaka International Trade Fair 2017 at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in the capital`s Agargaon area. The premier visited Walton Pavilion at the fair venue and was delighted when she held a laptop made by Walton. She praised the initiatives of manufacturing tech items inside the country. The officials of Walton who were... details

PM opens dot bangla domain

IT Live: The much-awaited dot bangla (.bangla) domain was unlocked for the people today as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated it at a function. The premier opened the dot bangla (.bangla) internet domain at a ceremony at her official Ganabhaban residence in the city this noon. State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim spoke at the function, while Information... details