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Startup Dhaka Launches Its Second Film

Startup Dhaka premiered its second documentary, Startup Dhaka Part 2, at ICT Tower on 11th November to an audience that included startup founders, startup community members, and sponsors. Honorable Kazi M. Aminul Islam, Executive Chairman of Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA), Prime Minister’s Office was present at the event as the chief guest. IDLC Finance was the presenting sponsor, with supporting
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Microsoft purchases code-sharing platform GitHub for $7.5B

Upon approval from EU a week ago, critics argue, Microsoft has cemented its sign of doubling down on courting developers by acquiring GitHub, Git-based code sharing and collaboration service with 31 million developers. The Redmond, WA-based software behemoth first said it would acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion in stock in June of this year, and after the acquisition closed it would continue
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Microsoft’s market capitalisation outperforms that of Amazon

Microsoft has overtaken Amazon last Friday to become to the second most valuable US company after Apple. The overtake took place after a disappointing quarterly report by Amazon. It wiped $65 billion of the online retailer’s market capitalisation. Apple Inc tops the list at over $1 trillion after crossing that threshold in September. Microsoft's market capitalisation was Wall Street's highest in
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Microsoft solutions implemented in 5 entities by eGeneration

Microsoft’s only Licensing Solutions Partner, eGeneration successfully implemented Microsoft's significant solutions in 5 leading companies. Bangladesh Army, Dutch-Bangla Bank Ltd., Bank Asia Ltd., Anwar Group and bkash Ltd. have implemented messaging solutions, Office 365, Azure Hybrid and Cloud Solutions, System Center Products and Solutions, Microsoft Dynamics 365, PowerBI, SharePoint etc. Recent figures indicate that organizations going through digital transformation have developed
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Microsoft Bangladesh, Shakti Foundation and the PMO aim to train and support female entrepreneurs

Microsoft Bangladesh, Shakti Foundation and the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has been signed a partnership to train and support female entrepreneurs to run their own IT repair centres across Bangladesh. Microsoft Philanthropies yesterday announced a financial award from the Microsoft YouthSpark grant to Shakti Foundation for Disadvantaged Women, according to a press release floated to media yesterday.
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Microsoft Bangladesh Is Initiating Coding For Local School Children

Microsoft Bangladesh is initiating coding for local school children to teach students the basics of computer programming. As a part of the initiative, Microsoft Bangladesh will organize a two-hour workshop titled “Coding for Kids” tomorrow at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre as part of the BASIS SoftExpo-2017. The event is open for all school children from class I-VIII.
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Microsoft Acquires Maluuba

Microsoft has acquired The Montreal-based startup Maluuba. Maluuba focuses on natural language processing, in service of pursuing general artificial intelligence, or building computers that can think like people. Microsoft notes in a blog post that its work will help with Microsoft’s broad goal of making AI more accessible and useful to the general public.
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Microsoft Bangladesh & PlusOne Teamed Up To Provide Virtual Access To Healthcare

Microsoft Bangladesh and PlusOne, a cloud-based telemedicine platform, have recently teamed up to provide more people with virtual access to healthcare in Bangladesh. The Microsoft Azure cloud-based platform powered by RingMD will enable patients and doctors in Bangladesh or abroad to take part in live video and audio consultation, take appointments online and share encrypted medical records.
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