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Seminar on Bangladesh’s IT sector held in Tokyo

January 30 2019 | TW News Correspondent

A seminar on the prospect of Bangladesh’s IT sector in Japan was held at Fujitsu Research Institute in Tokyo on Friday (Jan 25).

Embassy of Bangladesh and Fujitsu Research Institute jointly organised the seminar where over 100 representatives from different Japanese companies took part, said a press release.

Rabab Fatima, the ambassador of Bangladesh to Japan, presented the keynote p...

Facebook to merge WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger

January 26 2019 | TW News Correspondent

Facebook plans to integrate its messaging services on Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.

While all three will remain stand-alone apps, at a much deeper level they will be linked so messages can travel between the different services.

Facebook told the BBC it was at the start of a "long process".

The plan was first reported in the New York Times and is believed to be a personal project...

'We don't sell people's data': Mark Zuckerberg

February 26 2019 | TW News Correspondent

Ahead of Facebook's 15th anniversary, CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg is trying to clear up some misconceptions people have about his company.

In an editorial for the Wall Street Journal, Zuckerberg defended Facebook's business model and the 'clear benefits' of how it operates.

The editorial, titled 'The Facts About Facebook,' comes after a tumultuous year for Facebook, in which experts, use...

Students design driverless solar powered bus

January 26 2019 | TW News Correspondent

Indian researchers have unveiled a first-of-its-kind bus -- an autonomous vehicle powered by solar energy. Globally, most autonomous vehicles developed till date are powered by petrol, diesel, CNG or charged using grid-based electricity. Therefore, this Indian innovation has a double advantage.

The bus can run for 70 km on a single charge. The prototype has been made on an entirely new chassis and the cost was only ₹ 15 lakh. The bu...

WhatsApp restricts message-sharing

January 22 2019 | TW News Correspondent

WhatsApp is limiting all its members to forwarding any single message up to five times in an effort to tackle the spread of false information on the platform.

The Facebook-owned business had already introduced the policy in India six months ago.

The move followed a number of mob lynchings that were blamed on fake report...

China's Chang'e-4 sends video of landing on moon

January 12 2019 | TW News Correspondent

The China National Space Administration (CNSA) has released a mesmerizing video from its Chang’e 4 lander showing the moment it landed on the moon’s far side on 3 January.

The craft had to perform the landing autonomously, since it could not communicate in real-time with mission control. It i...

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie divorce

January 10 2019 | TW News Correspondent

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, are to divorce after a 25-year marriage.

The pair announced the move in a joint statement on Wednesday on Tw...

Zuckerberg plans public tech discussions

January 10 2019 | TW News Correspondent

Mark Zuckerberg is to hold a series of public discussions on the subject of technology and its future in society.

The Facebook boss plans to tackle issues such as artificial intelligence (AI) and jobs, free speech on the net and the growth of online communities.

He said he would talk to "lea...

China Moon mission lands Chang'e-4 spacecraft on far side

January 03 2019 | TW News Correspondent

China says it has successfully landed a spacecraft on the far side of the Moon, the first ever such attempt and landing.

At 10:26 Beijing time (02:26 GMT), the unmanned Chang'e-4 probe touched down in the South Pole-Aitken Basin, state media said.

It is carrying instru...