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Competition with TikTok: Facebook parent Meta reports revenue down

Facebook parent Meta on Wednesday reported that its revenue declined for a second consecutive quarter, hurt by falling advertising sales as it faces competition from TikTok’s wildly popular video app. The quarter’s weak results raised fresh questions about whether Meta’s plans to spend $10 billion a year on the metaverse — a concept that doesn’t quite exist yet and possibly never will — is prudent while its main source of revenue is faltering. Read More...

Mark Zuckerberg's wealth dropped to $71 billion this year: Report

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg's wealth has dropped by a whopping $71 billion this year, the maximum for a billionaire being ranked on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. The Meta CEO now ranks 20th among global billionaires, the lowest spot since 2014, Bloomberg reported. Read More...

Meta sees first ever quarterly drop, misses estimates

Meta Platforms Inc has issued a gloomy forecast after recording its first-ever quarterly drop in revenue, with recession fears and competitive pressures weighing on its digital advertisement sales. Read More...

Digital nomads seek sun, sea and sustainability as remote work booms

Sitting on the terrace of a cafe in the heart of Lisbon one morning in June, sales specialist Victor Soto was busy at work communicating with colleagues across Europe and the Americas. Read More...

5G internet within December: BTRC

BTRC Chairman Shyam Sunder Sikder said 5G internet will be introduced by all mobile operators within December next. He said grassroots people, a technology-based education system, women, physically challenged people, and informal sectors have been prioritized to form Bangladesh Broadband Policy 2022. Read More...

Sandberg steps down as COO of Facebook parent company Meta.

Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook and its parent company Meta, has announced she will step down from her role, ending 14 years in the job that made her one of the most powerful figures in the tech world and saw the company weather a meteoric rise and multiple controversies. Read More...


Sandberg steps down as COO of Facebook parent company Meta

Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook and its parent company Meta, has announced she will step down from her role, ending 14 years in the job that made her one of the most powerful figures in the tech world and saw the company weather a meteoric rise and multiple controversies. Read More...

Shareholders await Musk's next move in Twitter takeover bid

Twitter has dropped a major roadblock in front of Elon Musk’s effort to take over the company, leaving investors to wonder about the mercurial Tesla CEO’s next move. The social media company has adopted a “poison pill” defense that makes it difficult for Musk or any other investor to buy Twitter without the board of directors’ approval. Musk, who currently owns about 9% of the company, last week disclosed an offer of about $43 billion, or $54.20 per share. Read More...

Google is accused in lawsuit of systemic bias against Black employees

A lawsuit filed on Friday accuses Google of systemic racial bias against Black employees, saying the search engine company steers them to lower-level jobs, pays them less and denies them opportunities to advance because of their race. According to a complaint seeking class-action status, Google maintains a "racially biased corporate culture" that favors white men, where Black people comprise only 4.4% of employees and about 3% of leadership and its technology workforce. Read More...

eSIM in Bangladesh: All you need to know

As we move further into the digital age, our works and lives are getting internet-oriented in a more diversified way. This trend is especially apparent in the mobile industry, where technology is constantly evolving to make our lives easier. With that note, Global System for Mobile Communications (GSMA) had been working on the software-based SIM since 2010. Eventually, it became real, and Samsung Gear S2 Classic 3G smartwatch implemented eSIM in 2016. So, what is eSIM, and how does it work? Let's get to know everything about eSIM. Read More...

China expresses serious concerns on India banning Chinese apps

China on Thursday expressed serious concerns regarding India's ban of Chinese apps over security reasons, adding that it hopes India would treat all foreign investors, including Chinese firms, in a transparent, fair and non-discriminatory manner. Read More...

Meta shares sink 20% as Facebook loses daily users for the first time

Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc's shares plunged more than 20% late on Wednesday after the social media company posted a weaker-than-expected forecast, blaming Apple's privacy changes and increased competition for users from rivals like TikTok. Facebook's global daily active users declined from the previous quarter for the first time, to 1.929 billion from 1.930 billion. Read More...

Classic BlackBerry phones to stop performing from 4 January

Classic BlackBerry phones is going to go out of date from 4 January, 2022. The company will stop running support for its classic devices running BlackBerry 10, 7.1 OS and earlier starting from Tuesday, reports CNN. This means all of its older devices not running on Android software will no longer be able to use data, send text messages, access the internet or make calls, even to 911. While most mobile users have moved on from BlackBerry -- the last version of its operating system launched in 2013 -- the move to discontinue support for its phones represents the end of what was once considered bleeding-edge technology. Read More...

Apple iPhone 13 To Be Made in India Now

Based on a recent report, Apple has started the trial production run of the 3-months new iPhone 13 in India. This will add on the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 that are also manufactured locally. With the addition of the iPhone 13 to its Indian manufacturing plans, Apple now makes 70 percent of its iPhone smartphones locally. It is said that Apple's contract manufacturer Foxconn has begun manufacturing the iPhone 13 at its Tamil Nadu plant near Chennai. This same plant also manufactures the iPhone 12 and iPhone 11. However, this is just a trial run and the full-on commercial production will begin from February 2022, suggest the industry insiders. Read More...

Bangladesh enters the era of 5G

Teletalk has launched the fifth-generation (5G) mobile network service in six sites of the country on a trial basis on Sunday. Sajeeb Wazed Joy, the ict affairs advisor of the Prime minister inaugurated the service virtually at the ‘New Era with 5G’ program held at Radisson Blue Hotel on the eve of the fifth Digital Bangladesh Day. Initially, the service will be provided at the Prime Minister's Office, parliament, secretariat, Bangabandhu Museum at Dhanmondi 32, Tungipara in Gopalganj, and the National Martyrs' Memorial in Savar. Read More...

Bangladeshi team 'Mohakash' wins NASA Space Apps Challenge

NASA Space Apps Challenge is an annual global contest held by NASA that features ground-breaking concepts for space exploration created by aspiring space engineers. This year, the contest had over 28,000 participants from 162 countries and included 28 challenges and over 2,800 projects. Among them, the team 'Mohakash' from Bangladesh won Global Finalists in the category 'Best Mission Concept'. Read More...