Dhaka, Mar 6 (UNB) – The most common items that Uber riders in Bangladesh tend to forget while on ride are their phones and cameras, according to the world’s largest ride sharing company’s Lost and Found Index.
On Tuesday, Uber released their third annual index, revealing the most outrageous n most popular items left behind by riders.
This year Bangladeshi Uber riders are most forgetful around weekends and between 12:00pm-3:00pm, according to the index, where a snapshot reveals the things Bangladeshis have forgotten on their Uber rides.
The Uber Lost & Found Index is a snapshot the most commonly forgotten items. There are thousands from phones and cameras to keys and wallets every week, it said.
The index also provides a snapshot of some of the most unique items left behind.
Uber releases this annual index to highlight the technology enabled in app features that can help riders get reunited with their lost items.
Dhaka, Mar 5 (UNB)- Robi, digital services provider, has formed a partnership with Apigate, the global new-breed Application Programming Interface (API) platform aiming to open up international business opportunities for Bangladeshi content partners.
Robi’s Managing Director and CEO, Mahtab Uddin Ahmed and Apigate’s CEO, Zoran Vasiljev, signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organisations at recently held Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
The bilateral agreement allows Apigate’s world-class ecosystem of international content and gaming providers to seamlessly reach audiences in Bangladesh while enabling local content partners to expand their presence globally to 3.5 billion users and over 110 Mobile Network Operators with one single connection using Apigate’s open-source platform.
“This exciting partnership with Apigate enables us to expand our content rich offerings and ensures Robi customers a secure and frictionless payment experience via Robi Digital Services” said Robi’s Managing Director and CEO, Mahtab Uddin Ahmed.
Zoran Vasiljev, CEO of Apigate adds, “Local payment options are crucial for businesses looking to grow revenue internationally in emerging markets. Robi is one of the most innovative operators in South Asia and we are thrilled to launch services exclusively with them while growing the portfolio to include A2P messaging.”
Dhaka, Mar 3 (UNB)- Robi and Airtel, both brands of leading digital service provider of the country Robi Axiata Limited, have been recognised as the most “Socially Devoted Brand” for the fourth quarter of 2018 by the globally renowned online analytics organisation, Socialbakers.
Socialbakers has certified both Robi and Airtel’s official Facebook pages for achieving cent percent response rate to customers’ queries.
This means that every query that was registered by the customers on their Facebook pages has been answered promptly by these brands. Both Robi Axiata Limited & Airtel Buzz Facebook pages have also achieved the lowest response time in the Bangladesh telecom industry.
Commenting on this recognition, Robi’s Vice-president (Media, Communication and Sustainability) Ekram Kabir said: “It’s very uplifting to have both Robi and Airtel recognised as Socially Devoted Brands by Socialbakers. We believe this only reflects our efforts in transforming ourselves as the next-generation digital telco.”
Cape Canaveral, Mar 3 (AP/UNB) — SpaceX's new crew capsule arrived at the International Space Station on Sunday, acing its second milestone in just over a day.
No one was aboard the Dragon capsule launched Saturday on its first test flight, only an instrumented dummy. But the three station astronauts had front-row seats as the sleek, white vessel neatly docked and became the first American-made, designed-for-crew spacecraft to pull up in eight years.
TV cameras on Dragon as well as the space station provided stunning views of one another throughout the rendezvous.
If the six-day demo goes well, SpaceX could launch two astronauts this summer under NASA's commercial crew program. Both astronauts — Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken — were at SpaceX Mission Control in Southern California, observing all the action. They rushed there from Florida after watching the Dragon rocket into orbit early Saturday from NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
"Just super excited to see it," Behnken said minutes after the link-up. "Just one more milestone that gets us ready for our flight coming up here."
While SpaceX has sent plenty of cargo Dragons to the space station, crew Dragon is a different beast. It docked autonomously under the station astronauts' watchful eyes, instead of relying on the station's robot arm for berthing. Behnken said that's the way it should work when he and Hurley are on board; they may push a button or two and will have the ability to intervene, if necessary.
As part of Sunday's shakedown, the station astronauts sent commands for the Dragon to retreat and then move forward again, before the capsule closed in for good.
SpaceX employees at company headquarters in Hawthorne, California, cheered and applauded as crew Dragon pulled up and docked at the orbiting lab, nearly 260 miles (400 kilometers) above the Pacific, north of New Zealand. They burst into applause again, several minutes later, when the Dragon's latches were tightly secured.
The station astronauts offered congratulations to SpaceX, as they got ready to open the hatches and collect the supplies stashed aboard Dragon. The capsule's lone passenger — a mannequin wearing a white SpaceX spacesuit — also was going to be welcomed aboard. The test dummy — or Smarty as SpaceX likes to call it, given all the instrumentation — is named Ripley after the lead character in the science-fiction "Alien" films.
Dragon will remain at the space station until Friday, when it undocks and aims for a splashdown in the Atlantic, a couple hundred miles off the Florida coast.
Like Ripley, the capsule is rigged with sensors to measure noise, vibration and stresses, and to monitor the life-support, propulsion and other critical systems throughout the flight.
SpaceX aims to launch Behnken and Hurley as early as July.
Next up, though, should be Boeing, NASA's other commercial crew provider. Boeing is looking to launch its Starliner capsule without a crew as early as April and with a crew possibly in August.
NASA is paying the two private companies $8 billion to build and operate the capsules for ferrying astronauts to and from the space station. Astronauts have been stuck riding Russian rockets ever since NASA's space shuttle program ended in 2011. Russian Soyuz seats go for up to $82 million apiece.
New York, Mar 2 (AP/UNB) - NASA's newest Mars lander has started digging into the red planet, but hit a few snags, scientists said Friday.
The German drilling instrument on the InSight lander struck what appeared to be a couple of stones. It only managed to burrow between half a foot (18 centimeters) and about 1 ½ feet (50 centimeters), far short of the first dig's goal, said the German Aerospace Center.
The hammering device in the "mole" was developed by the Astronika engineering company in Poland.
"This is not very good news for me because although the hammer is proving itself ... the Mars environment is not very favorable to us," said the company's chief engineer, Jerzy Grygorczuk.
Over time, the team is shooting for a depth of up to 16 feet (5 meters), which would set an otherworldly record. The lander is digging deep to measure the planet's internal temperature.
InSight landed on Mars last November. Flight controllers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California sent commands to the lander Thursday to begin digging. It'll rest for a bit before burrowing again.
The spacecraft already has a seismometer on the surface, listening for potential quakes. The lander is stationary, but has a robot arm to maneuver these two main experiments.