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SCB, BKash & Valyou Launch Bangladesh’s First Blockchain Remittance Service

September 13 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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 expat...

How Key Bangladeshi Industries Are Adapting To The Digital Transformation

September 12 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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 innovation showed promise whereas the one that had no options couldn't survive. But choosing to go digital alone isn't going to gua...

Apple To Delay Privacy Change Threatening Facebook, Mobile Ad Market

September 07 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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.

The delay could benefit Facebook, which last week said...

Bangladesh Seeking Swiss Investment In ICT: Foreign Minister To Swiss Ambassador

September 01 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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...

Fitbit Unveils Stress-Tracking Smartwatch

August 27 2020 | TW News Correspondent

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 t...

Microsoft Says Apple's Move Against 'Fortnite' Creator Would Hurt Its Games

August 25 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Microsoft Corp on Sunday said in a court filing that Apple Inc's threat to cut off the creator of "Fortnite" from Apple's developer to...

Classic BlackBerry Mobile Phone Keyboard To Live On

August 23 2020 | TW News Correspondent

The BlackBerry keyboard dethroned by touchscreens will live on in a new 5G smartphone planned for release next year, according to a deal announced on Tuesday.

Texas-based OnwardMobility will work with a Foxconn Technology Group subsidia...

Microsoft's New Flight Simulator Takes Off

August 19 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Many aircraft are still grounded due to the coronavirus pandemic, but would-be and real pilots took to the virtual skies on Tuesday with the first update in years o...

Google Turns Your Android Phones Into Earthquake Sensors

August 18 2020 | TW News Correspondent

lphabet Inc's Google's Android phones on Tuesday started detecting earthquakes around the world to provide data that could eventually give billions of users precious seconds of warning of...