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7-year-old asked Google for a job

Live Correspondent: A seven-year-old girl from Hereford who asked Google for a job was shocked to receive a personal response from CEO Sundar Pichai. The impression of Silicon Valley as the Neverland of corporate life, a place full of office slides and go karts, captured the imagination of Chloe Bridgewater who decided to apply for a job at tech giant Google. The 7-year-old was... details

Joy inaugurates Voice Mail Service

IT Live: Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) today introduced Voice Mail Service (VMS) for the convenience of mobile phone users in the country. Prime Minister's ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy inaugurated the VMS through sending greeting message to BTRC Chairman Dr Shahjahan Mahmood at a ceremony at BTRC office this noon. In his message Joy said: "My... details

E-library launched at NU

NU Live: NU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Harun-Or-Rashid inaugurated the library at a function at senate hall on the campus. An automated library system (e-library) has been launched at National University (NU) in Gazipur on Sunday. NU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Harun-Or-Rashid inaugurated the library at a function at senate hall on the campus, reports BSS. NU Pro-VC... details

a2i wins award for National Web Portal

  Live Correspondent:  Access to Information (a2i) Programme has been given President Award by the Open Group Forum of India for the National Web Portal of Bangladesh. a2i Programme got the award in the Open Group Award for Innovation and Excellence-2017 competition held in Indian city of Bengaluru on Wednesday. Director General (admin) of the Prime Minister's Office and Project Director... details

Telenor Chair, CEO meet Tarana

IT Live: A high-level delegation from Telenor Group paid a courtesy visit to state minister for posts and telecommunications Tarana Halim, MP at her ministry office yesterday. Telenor ASA Chair Gunn W'rsted President and CEO of Telenor Group Sigve Brekke led the delegation, said a press release. They discussed the state of the telecom industry in Bangladesh, the opportunities for digital... details

Thales to use SpaceX’s Falcon 9

IT Live: Thales Alenia Space, the Franco-Italian company that is developing Bangabandhu 1, Bangladesh’s first ever satellite, has signed a deal with US company Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) to use their Falcon 9 launch vehicle to launch the satellite. The two companies signed the deal during their kickoff meeting held recently under the Launch Service Agreement,... details

Skin Cancer Melanoma detection App

IT Live: It’s scary enough making a doctor’s appointment to see if a strange mole could be cancerous. Imagine, then, that you were in that situation while also living far away from the nearest doctor, unable to take time off work and unsure you had the money to cover the cost of the visit. In a scenario like this, an option to receive a diagnosis through your smartphone could be... details

ADATA Smart Phone & Tab Expo Hits Capital

IT Live: To bring opportunities to the users to experience and get the latest editions of smartphone and tablet computer brands, the ADATA Smartphone & Tab Expo 2017 has been started from Thursday morning.  The three-day technology gadget expo at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre at Agargaon in the capital will continue till Saturday. The expo arena open till 8PM every day.... details

ADATA Smartphone & Tab Expo Kicks

IT Live: To bring opportunities to the users to experience and get the latest editions of smartphone and tablet computer brands, the ADATA Smartphone & Tab Expo 2017 is going to be held at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in Agragaon, Dhaka from January 26 to 28. This expo of smart device is the seventh edition of its kind organized by Expo Maker. Organizers shared detail... details

‘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