Twitter unveils improved tools to report harassment

Published : 12:18 am  December 10, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  209 views  |  

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation): Twitter announced on Tuesday improvements to simplify the way users report abuse and harassment on the social media platform. Electronic cables are silhouetted next to the logo of Twitter in this September 23, 2014 illustration photo in Sarajevo – REUTERS   The company said it will now require less information from users flagging inappropriate content and that it will be easier to submit tweets and accounts for review, even when wrongful behaviour is simply observed and not received directly. “We are nowhere near being done making changes in this area,” Shreyas Doshi, director of product management and user safety said in a message posted... 


North Korea says pro-Pyongyang supporters behind Sony cyber attack

Published : 12:18 am  December 10, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  249 views  |  

SEOUL (Reuters): A crippling cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment may have been the work of pro-North Korean supporters, and allegations that the isolated country was to blame are “wild rumour”, state media said on Sunday. An article in the state KCNA news agency said North Korea had “called on the world” to defend it from a forthcoming Sony Pictures Entertainment comedy, ‘The Interview,’ which features a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. North Korea has described the film as an “act of war”. “The hacking into Sony Pictures might be a righteous deed of the supporters and sympathisers with the DPRK in response to its appeal,” the article said, using... 


Rohan Jayaweera joins Microimage Mobile Media

Published : 12:17 am  December 10, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  790 views  |  

Rohan Jayaweera, former Country Consultant to Google, Sri Lanka, joined Microimage Mobile Media as the Chief Operating Officer. Rohan was the first representative for Google in Sri Lanka where he spearheaded all initiatives to and from Sri Lanka. Prior to Google he worked in Singapore as a Business consultant. Rohan has represented other technology companies such as Cisco Systems, IBM and Lenovo in his career. He is a renowned industry personality where he speaks/moderates in numerous industry events. He is also a former TedX speaker. “We are absolutely thrilled to have Rohan on board as the Chief Operating Officer of our Media, Mobile and Digital convergence business,” said Harsha Purasinghe,... 


Leading global BPM provider Newgen Software signs up with Just In Time Group

Published : 12:00 am  December 8, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  458 views  |  

Just in Time Group, a wholly Sri Lankan owned flagship ICT systems integration company, recently signed up with a leading global provider of Business Process Management solutions, Newgen Software, as a strategic partner towards boosting the upward trend of the ICT landscape in Sri Lanka. The inauguration of this strategic partnership was marked with a forum on ‘Leadership in Emerging Trends of Credit and Trade operations,’ which was attended by key personalities from the banking industry in Sri Lanka. Just In Time Group CEO Dr. Vickum Senanayake, delivering the keynote, spoke of the key challenges the industry faced while striving to keep pace in servicing the all-important customer and... 


Lanka IT sector to hit $ 1 b mark next year: EDB

Published : 12:00 am  December 8, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  406 views  |  

First IT Export Forum begins in Jaffna London Stock Exchange, HSBC praised Lankan IT: EDB$ 5 b IT revenue by 2022: SLAASCOM’s Sekaram 123% IT growth in five years: EDB’s Maldeni 20 Jaffna IT SMEs in first Northern Export Forum 2103 IT exports at $ 719 m Virtusa Head of Digital, SVP and General Manager Madu Ratnayake, EDB Director – Export Services Saman Maldeni, Hayleys Industrial Solutions and Hayleys BPO Managing Director Dr. Arul Sivagananathan, hSenid Mobile and Founder Member of Yarl IT Hub B. Sayanthan, ICTA CEO Reshan Dewapura and SLASSCOM Vice Chairman Mano Sekaram inaugurate the pioneering IT/BPM Export Forum and Entrepreneurship Workshop event on 5 December at Tilko Hotel... 


Avian holds Corporate Partner Awards 2014

Published : 12:00 am  December 8, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  510 views  |  

Victory and success comes with dedication, fortitude and firm resolute on targets in a highly competitive corporate world. Then, the celebration should also be befitting with such a magnanimous success. It is in this light that Avian Corporate Partner Awards 2014 was held in a gala event at Waters Edge in Battaramulla. Top 10 winners: DMS Software Engineering Group Manager Vijayaruban Nadarajah, H One Account Manager Shakya Moragaspitiya, Softlogic Information Technologies Sales Manager Samudra Amunugama, Univell Micro Systems Director Winsly Wickramasinghe, Avian Technologies Director Ranil Francisco, Avian Technologies Director Buddhika Liyanage, Sri Lanka Telecom Services CEO Prasanna Perera,... 


Airtel launches its first 4G service in Africa

Published : 12:00 am  December 3, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  640 views  |  

Bharti Airtel (Airtel), a leading global telecom services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, has launched Africa’s first 4G service in the Seychelles. Airtel has launched the service on a state-of-the-art network based on FD-LTE, making the Seychelles amongst the first countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to commercially deploy this cutting-edge technology. This is Airtel’s first commercial LTE network in Africa. The infrastructure is a new, nationwide LTE (Long Term Evolution) 800 MHz network, which will more than meet the growing customer demand for mobile broadband services while delivering superior network performance. The network is expected to cover 10,000 LTE... 


Acer unveils 2-in-1 Aspire Switch10

Published : 12:00 am  December 3, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  733 views  |  

Notebook and Tablet in one flexible device   Acer unveils its 2-in-1 Acer Aspire Switch 10 that’s a notebook and tablet combined in one flexible device with four modes for touch, typing, viewing, and sharing at any time. The smart device is meant for all ages and purposes from kids to busy businessmen. The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is the ideal companion that helps users stay a touch more connected wherever they go. From students who want a device for study and play, to business travellers needing multi-functional methods of working and staying socially connected on the go, the Acer Aspire Switch 10 fits smartly anywhere with four modes of usage – notebook, pad, display, and tent. As a notebook... 


Microimage HCM Asia confirms partnership with 8common of Australia

Published : 12:00 am  December 3, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  1 views  |  

Microimage HCM Asia (MIHCM Asia Sdn Bhd) and 8common Limited of Australia have confirmed a partnership where 8common will act as the channel partner for a suite of leading-edge HCM (Human Capital Management) solutions from the Microimage portfolio. Microimage CEO Harsha Purasinghe said, “Our portfolio of HCM solutions helps organisations manage all aspects of their human capital management to deliver cost and operational efficiencies. We are delighted to enter the Australian market in partnership with 8common and we look forward to working closely with the 8common team to extend their enterprise solutions offering with our leading-edge HR technology.” 8common Limited CEO Nic Lim said, “HR... 


EU lawmakers urge regulators to break up Google

Published : 12:00 am  December 3, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  834 views  |  

BRUSSELS (Reuters): European Union lawmakers overwhelmingly backed a motion last week urging anti-trust regulators to break up Google, the latest setback for the world’s most popular Internet search engine. Google has been in the EU’s regulatory sights since 2010 and is also grappling with privacy issues, requests to scrub search results to comply with a court ruling, copyright concerns and tax controversies. The non-binding resolution in the European Parliament is the strongest public signal yet of Europe’s concern with the growing power of US tech giants. It was passed with 384 votes for and 174 against. German conservative lawmaker and co-sponsor of the bill Andreas Schwab said it was... 


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