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Microsoft Buys Bethesda's Parent Company For $7.5 BN

September 23 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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Microsoft on Monday announced it will acquire ZeniMax Media for $7.5 billion, adding muscle to its Xbox arm ahead of a fierce battle in the market for new gaming consoles. ZeniMax is the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, publisher of popular game franchises including Dishonored, Doom...
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Govt Moves To Launch `Safe Drive’ App To Avert Accident

September 21 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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The government in collaboration with a private sector automotive maintenance startup, Zantrik, has developed an AI-based app `Safe Drive’ to avert accident on the...
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Facebook Plans AR Smart Glasses With Ray-Ban

September 20 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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Facebook on Wednesday announced it would launch its own smart glasses next year which connect to smartphones as part of an alliance with eyewear titan EssilorLuxottica. The Ray-Ban branded eyewear, a move by Facebook into wearable tech is a...
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Microsoft Says Small Xbox S Game Console On The Way

September 15 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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Microsoft on Tuesday confirmed that it will launch a small Xbox S game console priced at $299 in November.

The US technology firm posted a video and fired off a tweet about the Xbox S after word leaked that the hardware is coming as part of a new-generation console line-up expected late this year. "Let's make it official," the Xbox team said in a post at its Twitter account.

Xbox Series S. Next-gen perfo...
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Apple Revises App Store Guidelines, Loosening Some In-App Payment Rules

September 14 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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Apple Inc on Friday published a revision of some of its App Store review guidelines, loosening some restrictions on streaming game services, online classes and when developers must use its in-app purchase system, which c...
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SCB, BKash & Valyou Launch Bangladesh’s First Blockchain Remittance Service

September 13 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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Standard Chartered Bank, in partnership with bKash of Bangladesh and Valyou of Malaysia, today announced the launch of the first blockchain-based cross-border remittance service in Bangladesh, facilitating instant transfers from Malaysia.

The service is powered by innovative blockchain technology from Ant Group.

Through this service, Bangladeshi expats in Malaysia can send wage remittance via V...
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How Key Bangladeshi Industries Are Adapting To The Digital Transformation

September 12 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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Bangladesh has seen the good and bad of this pandemic, where the 'good' only implied the rise of opportunities for tech-based businesses. Organizations that chose to invest in digital inn...
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Apple To Delay Privacy Change Threatening Facebook, Mobile Ad Market

September 07 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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Apple Inc said on Thursday that it will delay until early next year changes to its privacy policy that could reduce ad sales by Facebook Inc and other companies targeting users on iPhones and iPads.

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Samsung Note 20 Ultra: Killing It With The Camera And The S Pen

September 06 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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The Note 20 Ultra is ultra-expensive because it promises you more camera than you thought possible. It's also a gaming console/computer ready to tackle 5G while fitting in for your pocket. Well, your pockets have to be rather large because this is a massive phone.

First impressions: Camera modules being flush and hidden is a thing of the past. This one conspicuously sti...
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Bangladesh Seeking Swiss Investment In ICT: Foreign Minister To Swiss Ambassador

September 01 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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Bangladesh has sought more Swiss investments in the country's hi-tech parks, taking advantage of various incentive packages that the country offers, a large, trained youth population, and a growing middle class.

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen made the request as new Swiss Ambassador t...
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ASUS VivoBook S Series Laptops Launched In Bangladesh

August 31 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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ASUS VivoBook S14/S15, the latest models in the VivoBook S series and designed to appeal to a younger audience, have been officially launched in Bangl...
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Fitbit Unveils Stress-Tracking Smartwatch

August 27 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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Fitbit Inc on Tuesday unveiled a fitness tracker and two smartwatches, including one that purports to help monitor users' stress levels, as the company's pending sale to Alphabet Inc's Google remains mired in antitrust reviews globally.

The Fitbit Sense, priced at $329, replaces the Ionic as the 13-year-old company's most expensive smartwatch, excluding a limited edition model. It also is the first to...
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