Dhaka, Nov 4 (UNB)- World famous all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, on Saturday handed over ‘Huawei Y9 2019’ to the customers who gave pre-orders to buy the handset.
Soon after launching ‘Huawei Y9 2019’ in the local market, Huawei has evoked huge response of customers.
An event styled ‘Huawei Y9 2019 First Day Sales Celebration’ was organised at the Jamuna Future Park’s Central Court in the capital on Saturday evening to mark the first sale of the latest edition of Y9 Series.
A cultural programme was held where popular band Shironamhin’s ex-vocalist Tanzir Tuhin and his band Abhas presented song and Ridy Sheikh and her team performed dance.
The pre-order offer of the phone began on October 25 and ended on Friday.
The interested buyers will be able to buy
The smartphone will be available from Monday across the country at Huawei brand stores and authorised distributors and the price of the new phone is Tk 22,990.
Dhaka, Nov 3 (UNB)- Robi, a digital services provider held a day-long ‘Robi Career Roadshow’, in association with Career Club of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) on its campus recently.
More than 600 students attended the event.
The core objective of the program was to make the students aware of the career opportunities available in Robi and the industry at large in this digital era. During the day-long program, an overview of Robi as an organisation and its contribution to both the industry as well as the socio-economic development of the country was shared.
BUET career roadshow kicked off with a display and demo session. There were two separate sessions titled Industry-Academia Technology Dialogue and Demo in digital services. Robi’s IT and Technology team provided a practical demonstration to the students about the cutting edge technology that is shaping our future. The students also got a glimpse of some exclusive technologies invented and used by Robi.
One of the most interactive event of the day was the mock interview session. A total of 222 students attended this session. Some of the students faced the interview for their internship. After that students got the opportunity to meet with BUET alumnus from Robi. Alumnus shared their work life experience in Robi in this session.
Dr. Satya Prasad Majumder, Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Director, Directorate of Students’ Welfare, BUET, delivered welcome speech of the most exciting part of the day- ‘Meet the leaders’, an exclusive interactive session with Robi’s Managing Director and CEO Mahtab Uddin Ahmed.
Mahtab was accompanied by Robi’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Medhat El Husseiny, Chief Digital Services Officer, Shihab Ahmed, Head of IT, Asif Naimur Rashid and Head of HR, Faisal Imtiaz Khan.
Speaking on the occasion, Robi’s Managing Director and CEO, Mahtab Uddin Ahmed said, “Robi, being a leading digital company, is playing the lead role in enabling digital life for a better future. As part of this process, Robi has transformed itself into a next-generation digital company, where people are encouraged to take risks without the fear of failure. “
The career road show concluded with prize giving ceremony for the SMS quiz contest winners. In the evening, students interested to work for Robi took part in a written examination. Final year students as well as students who completed their final year, attended the exam.
New York, Nov 2 (AP/UNB) — When Google employees staged a global walkout Thursday to protest the company's treatment of women, they made themselves the most visible example of a surprising trend: high-paid engineers emerging from their comfortable bubbles to speak out.
For much of the past two years, elite technology employees have been stirring and in some cases organizing —first in internal workplace meetings and messaging boards, then in signed protest letters and ultimately in company walkouts such as Thursday's street demonstrations.
Among the issues they've championed: Better handling of workplace sexual harassment and discrimination, opposition to the Trump administration's travel ban, and avoiding harmful uses of the products they're helping to build and sell.
"For tech workers, I think the dreams about what it means to work in Silicon Valley — to disrupt, to innovate, to connect people and make the world a better place — have crashed up against a much bleaker reality," said Kade Crockford, who tracks how new technology affects civil rights for the ACLU of Massachusetts.
Worker unrest helped scuttle Google's Maven project to help the U.S. military scan battlefields using drones and artificial intelligence. Workers have also protested Google's plans to launch a censored search engine in China, and work by Amazon and Microsoft to assist police agencies and federal immigration agents with facial recognition and other tools.
It is, in many ways, a Revolt of the Haves. One that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago at cheery corporate campuses best known for flexible work schedules, free meals and snacks, and Wi-Fi equipped shuttle buses, where software engineers can earn $125,000 or more right out of school.
"These people are not easily replaceable and as a result they have a significant amount of power," Crockford said. Much of their "political awakening," she said, stems from President Donald Trump's election, including concerns that his administration will misuse tools built by the tech industry.
Microsoft executives, who have sought to position their company as a moral leader, have defended the company's immigration contract despite a protest letter that circulated through the company over the summer and tough questions for CEO Satya Nadella at an employee meeting. "We don't see unplugging government agencies in America from email as a step that's likely to make the country better," Microsoft President Brad Smith said in an interview with the Associated Press earlier this fall.
Hundreds of Google workers marched on a mild Thursday in New York to a nearby park to hear speeches, hold signs and show solidarity, joining similar office walkouts from Tokyo to Europe to the San Francisco Bay Area. Signs reading "90 million reasons for change" expressed discontent about a New York Times report that executive Andy Rubin received a $90 million severance package in 2014 after Google concluded that sexual misconduct allegations against him were credible.
Organizers noted that while many of the protesters are privileged, they walked out in solidarity with contract employees and others with less influence.
Walkout co-organizer Meredith Whittaker, who researches artificial intelligence for Google, said in an interview that workers' demands for better treatment at the company are intertwined with their larger concerns about a "general abuse of power" that includes how Google's business ventures affect society.
"This is part of a pattern of unethical decision-making," she said.
Tom Kochan, professor of management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said the protests were a "sign of the times," pointing out that the walkout was globally coordinated.
"Workers are saying they want a voice over this broad range of issues, not just wages and compensation, but protections against harassment and discrimination and getting rid of sham arbitration agreements they're forced to sign," he said.
Because of the size of the protests, there is no way that Google management could have been anything but understanding, he said.
While workers at companies from Amazon to Walmart protest all the time, usually over wages, the Google walkout was the "biggest, broadest and most encompassing of multiple issues that I've ever seen," Kochan said. Which is not to say that it will necessarily lead to lasting change such as unionization or an advisory body of Google employees.
One reason the protest was so big and well-coordinated, he said, is that Google largely employs white-collar technical and support workers. That's a more homogenous workforce than, say, Amazon, which employs both high-paid engineers and warehouse and grocery workers who earn much, much less.
"But I think American management in particular is being sent a message that workers are ready to stand up for their rights and each other in a way we haven't seen in a long time in this country," he said.
Dhaka, Nov 1 (UNB) – Grameenphone handed over the first ‘iPhone Xs’ and ‘iPhone Xs Max’ on Thursday to the customers who had pre-ordered their handsets.
Micheal Foley, CEO, Grameenphone and brand ambassador of the company Tahsan Rahman Khan handed over the handsets at the Grameenphone Lounge in Gulshan, said a press release.
Sardar Showkat Ali, Head of Device, of Grameenphone along with other officials were present on the occasion.
The iPhone Xs and Xs Max are the newest additions to Apple phone series and are powered with the smartest and the most powerful chips available on a smartphone.
Both models are available in Grameenphone Centers, GP Online shops and enterprise channels from today onwards across the country.
San Francisco, Nov 1 (AP/UNB) — Hundreds of Google engineers and other workers are expected to walk off the job Thursday morning to protest the internet company's lenient treatment of executives accused of sexual misconduct.
It is the latest expression of a backlash against men's exploitation of female subordinates in a business, entertainment and politics. In Silicon Valley, women also are becoming fed up with the male-dominated composition of the technology industry's workforce — a glaring imbalance that critics say fosters unsavory behavior akin to a college fraternity house.
The Google protest, billed "Walkout For Real Change," is unfolding a week after a New York Times story detailed allegations of sexual misconduct about creator of its Android software, Andy Rubin. The report said Rubin received a $90 million severance package in 2014 even though Google concluded the sexual misconduct allegations again him were credible.
Rubin derided the Times story article as inaccurate and denied the allegations in a tweet .
The same story also disclosed allegations of sexual misconduct of other executives, including Richard DeVaul, a director at the same Google-affiliated lab that created far-flung projects such as self-driving cars and internet-beaming balloons. DeVaul had remained at the "X'' lab after allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced about him a few years ago, but he resigned Tuesday without severance, Google confirmed Wednesday.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai apologized for the company's "past actions" in an email sent to employees Tuesday. "I understand the anger and disappointment that many of you feel," Pichai wrote. "I feel it as well, and I am fully committed to making progress on an issue that has persisted for far too long in our society. and, yes, here at Google, too."
The email didn't mention the reported incidents involving Rubin, DeVaul or anyone else, but Pichai didn't dispute anything in the Times story.
In an email last week, Pichai and Eileen Naughton, Google's executive in charge of personnel issues, sought to reassure workers that the company had cracked down on sexual misconduct since Rubin's departure four years ago.
Among other things, Pichai and Naughton disclosed that Google had fired 48 employees , including 13 senior managers, for "sexual harassment" in recent years without giving any of them severance packages.
But Thursday's workout could signal that a significant number of the 94,000 employees working for Google and its corporate parent Alphabet Inc. remained unconvinced the company is doing enough to adhere to Alphabet's own edict urging all employees to "do the right thing ."
A Silicon Valley congresswoman tweeted her support of the Google walkout using the "metoo" hashtag that has become a battle cry for women fighting sexual misconduct. "Why do they think it's OK to reward perpetrators & further violate victims?" asked Rep. Jackie Speier, who represents an affluent district where many of Google's employees live.