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Pickaboo.com Partners With Solar Electro Bangladesh, Authorized Distributor Of Xiaomi

August 29, 2017 |
Pickaboo.com Partners With Solar Electro Bangladesh, Authorized Distributor Of Xiaomi

An agreement signing ceremony was held at Pickaboo’s office in Gulshan 1, Dhaka recently. Present in the ceremony were Shahrear Satter, Chief Operating Officer, Pickaboo.com; Dewan Kanon, Chief Executive Officer, Solar Electro Bangladesh Ltd.; Morin Talukder, Assistant General Manager (Product & Campaigns), Pickaboo.com and Alamgir Chowdhry, Head of Business Development, Solar Electro Bangladesh Ltd. among...

Sonia Bashir Kabir bags prestigious Microsoft Founder Award

August 2, 2016 |
Sonia Bashir Kabir bags prestigious Microsoft Founder Award

Sonia Bashir Kabir, Managing Director of Microsoft Bangladesh has won the highly prestigious Founders award given by Bill Gates. This award is the highest honour any Microsoft employee can win and 15 people among 100,000 employees of Microsoft won it this year. Sonia was chosen from Asia Pacific and was given the award at Microsoft’s...

Is Megaupload Coming Back in 2017?

July 18, 2016 |
Is Megaupload Coming Back in 2017?

Megaupload, the popular online file sharing service may just be making a return. At its best, the website had an average of 50 million users logging in per day until it was shut down in 2012 due to allegations of online piracy. Kim Dotcom, the internet mogul and founder of Megaupload tweeted last week that...

East Dhaka In Telecom Blackout

June 30, 2016 |
East Dhaka In Telecom Blackout

WASA, Water Supply & Sewerage Authority yesterday cut down several fiber optic cables belonging to Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited (BTCL), the state-owned telecommunication company. The cutting of these important cables sent the Eastern parts of Dhaka city into a state of no-connectivity since last week. The areas that were affected are Shahjahanpur, Shahidbagh, Malibagh, Madartek,...

Microsoft Buys Linkedin For $26.2 Billion

June 13, 2016 |
Microsoft Buys Linkedin For $26.2 Billion

Microsoft is buying LinkedIn for $26.2 billion, the company announced on Monday. Microsoft will pay $196 per share for the company. LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner will remain CEO of the social network for professionals, reporting directly to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Under the terms of the acquisition, LinkedIn will maintain its “distinct brand, culture, and independence”...

Huawei, Apple Reach Agreement Over Patent Licensing

June 1, 2016 |
Huawei, Apple Reach Agreement Over Patent Licensing

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei and Apple Inc. have reached an agreement over patent licensing issues. Recent data, released by China’s State Intellectual Property Office, revealed that Apple will have to pay its Chinese counterpart hundreds of millions of dollars over patent licensing for 2015. According to a report from Guangdong Intellectual Property Office, Huawei licensed...

60,000 Foxconn Employees To Be Replaced By Robots!

May 26, 2016 |
60,000 Foxconn Employees To Be Replaced By Robots!

Foxconn, the largest contract electronics manufacturer in the world, says it has automated away 60,000 jobs in one of its factories, according to the BBC. The cuts are part of an ongoing process to replace humans responsible for “many of the manufacturing tasks associated with our operations” with robots, the company said in a statement. Foxconn helps...

CloudWell Secures $2M From Indian Investor

May 25, 2016 |
CloudWell Secures $2M From Indian Investor

CloudWell, a last-mile payments startup headquartered in Bangladesh’s capital city, Dhaka, announced today that it has secured US$2 million in series A funding from Indian VC Aavishkaar Frontier Fund. Valuation figures were not disclosed. CloudWell, which was founded in November 2012, offers a number of payment solutions under its brand name PayWell, including point-of-sale systems, prepaid...

Rocket Internet Wants To Accelerate The Construction Of Digital Bangladesh

May 20, 2016 |
Rocket Internet Wants To Accelerate The Construction Of Digital Bangladesh

Investment by foreign companies like Carmudi, foodpanda and Kaymu will help the country in accelerating the dream of Digital Bangladesh, said ICT Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak while speaking at a round-table event organized by Rocket Internet in Gulshan yesterday. The round-table bought together key practitioners from the Bangladesh e-commerce space to discuss the role foreign...