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iFarmer to work with Winrock for farmers’ climate resilience

TechLife ReportAgro-tech platform iFarmer has partner with Winrock International to work on a range of initiatives through AugroJatra climate change project of US Department of State.The partnership singed will encompass both agriculture and aquaculture by ensuring farmers’ benefit with information on climate-smart farming practices and tailored financial assistance, says a press release.  iFarmer CEO Fahad Ifaz and B-PEMS AugroJatra project director Nasir Chowdhury signed the agreement on behalf of respective sides recently.Regarding the initiative, Fahad Ifaz said the partnership with Winrock International marks a significant step towards achieving vission aligned with climate-smart agriculture.Winrock senior technical lead Zakia Naznin, livelihood and skill development specialist Layel Md. Zahirul Islam and communication and knowledge management specialist Nusrat Khan, iFarmer vice president Forhad Jufiker Rafel, head of farmer financing operators Kallol Kumar Roy, development project coordinator Deb Kumar Nath, impact analyst Mohammad Adeeb Sharif and assistant manager Mayesha Binte Mahbub were present on the occasion.Winrock Internationals B-PEMS AugroJatra Climate Change Project intends to generate evidence on the intersection between climate change and human trafficking to assist farming and fishing households in becoming more climate resilient from 11 districts.The collaboration with iFarmer aims to leverage climate-resilient agriculture and aquaculture in 5 climate-vulnerable districts in southern and northern Bangladesh.

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ASUS Bangladesh launches 6 new laptops

TechLife ReportASUS Bangladesh has unveiled six new laptops combining artificial intelligence, dual screen and sixteen inches display.The lineup includes dual-screen laptop Zenbook DUO, Zenbook 14 OLED, ROG Zephyrus G14, ROG Zephyrus G16, ROG Strix G16 and ROG Strix SCAR, says a press release.ASUS Bangladesh Business Development Manager Md Al Fuad said that the company is dedicated to unleashing innovation without limits.“In our latest 2024 lineup, each ASUS and ROG laptop transcends the ordinary and offers experiences of boundless possibilities. We believe our new laptops will keep users on a journey of exploration and creativity, as always,” he added.Global Brand Managing Director Rafiqul Anowar and Director Jashim Uddin Khondaker were also present at the launching event at a city restaurant on Tuesday.

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Toyota posts record yearly revenue

TechLife ReportToyota has registered record net profit of 31.9 billion US dollar in the year to March on revenues of 45.1 trillion yen, which was also an all-time high.But the world's largest automaker by sales warned net income would fall 27.8 percent this financial year to 3.57 trillion yen because of investments, according to a statement.The results for 2023-24 were helped by foreign currency effects, in particular the weak yen, as well as brisk sales, notably of hybrid vehicles. They exceeded the firm's forecast given in February of net profit of 4.5 trillion yen on revenues of 43.5 trillion yen.Toyota's previous record annual net profit was 2.85 trillion yen in 2021-22. For revenues it was 37.15 trillion yen the following fiscal year. Last month Toyota said it sold 11.1 million vehicles across all brands in the 2023-24 fiscal year, up five percent and the first time they have exceeded 10 million.A big factor was a 31-percent jump to 3.7 million in sales of hybrid vehicles -- combining internal combustion engines and batteries -- like the Corolla compact car and the RAV4 sports utility vehicle.

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Banglalink completes 3G phase-out

TechLife ReportBanglalink has successfully completed the phase-out of its third-generation (3G) network as of yesterday, making it the country’s first telecom operator to have completed the process.The third-largest telecom operator in Bangladesh initiated the process of phasing out its 3G network in 2021 to bolster its 4G services by reallocating resources, according to a press release.Regarding the move, Banglalink CEO Erik Aas said that the operator looks forward to enhancing customers’ 4G experiences and accelerating ‘Smart Bangladesh’ vision.  “Maximising Banglalink’s investment by embracing advanced 4G services is now the mobile operator’s top priority,” he said.Banglalink has doubled its network capacity to ensure superior speed and coverage across the country, the press release reads.

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Messaging app imo gets ‘security badge’

TechLife ReportInstant messaging app imo has been recognised as a trusted app on Google Play through a security badge complying with global security and privacy standards for mobile apps.This recognition showcases imo’s unwavering commitment to providing top-quality security and privacy protection to its users, says a press release. Regarding the badge, imo messenger’s Business Director Mehran Kabir said the recognition signifies imo’s commitment to users with reliable security features."The imo has been continuously striving to create a safe digital space for users, and we are pleased to receive recognition for it. We hope to continue working towards innovating new features for our users and fostering better communication experiences,” she added.Google is highlighting secure, privacy-driven apps in its Play Store with a security badge in the Data Safety section, and now, imo is officially recognised with this badge.

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Mercedes-Benz launches widest EV lineup

TechLife ReportRancon Motors has launched six different models of Mercedes-Benz EQ Lineup in Bangladesh.There was held a day long motor show featuring both modern and classic cars from Mercedes-Benz at International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) on recently, says a press release.The EQ lineup was launched in a separate gala event in the presence of prominent opinion leaders and business tycoons of the country. The cars were unveiled with a dramatic laser show followed by a fashion show featuring live music by Nemesis and Xefer.Group Managing Director Romo Rouf Chowdhury, Divisional Director Imran Zaman Khan, CEO Redwanul Zia were present in the ceremony.The 4 SUV and 2 Sedan models launched during the event are: EQS 450 4matic SUV, EQS 450+ Sedan, EQE 350+ SUV, EQE 53 AMG SUV, EQE 350+ Sedan and EQB.Imran Zaman Khan said in his speech, Electric Vehicles are the future of the automotive industry. He also said Mercedes-Benz Bangladesh, in collaboration with Genex Infrastructure Ltd, is working to develop a nationwide charging station network.A total of 7 charging stations are currently live in Dhaka, Chittagong, Coxs Bazar and Sylhet with a projection of 21 station by end of Q2 2024.Mercedes-Benz is the latest addition to join the EV revolution in Bangladesh following other brands like Audi, BMW and BYD. With the total of 6 new EV models offered by Mercedes-Benz, it is currently offering consumers the widest EV model range to choose from.

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PayPal XOOM Connectivity Launch Speech of Mr Sajeeb Wazed

Honorable ICT Affairs Adviser to the Hon'ble Prime Minister, Mr Sajeeb Wazed addressing at the "PayPal+Xoom Connectivity Launch in Bangladesh & Freelancers' Conference Inauguration Ceremony...

PayPal XOOM Connectivity Launch

Honorable State Minister for ICT Division, Mr. Zunaid Ahmed Palak addressing at the "PayPal+Xoom Connectivity Launch in Bangladesh & Freelancers' Conference Inauguration Ceremony"


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