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Japanese tech giants invited to invest in digital development drive

Views - 173 Friday, 23 February 2018 00:00

A Government MP on Tuesday extended an open invitation to Japanese technology companies to explore different ways in which they

Artificial intelligence poses risks of misuse by hackers, researchers say

Views - 20 Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:00

Frankfurt (Reuters): Rapid advances in artificial intelligence are raising risks that malicious users will soon exploit the technology to mount automated hacking attacks, cause driverless car crashes or turn commercial drones into targeted weapons, a

Sri Lanka’s first VoLTE roaming network on Dialog 4G

Views - 42 Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:00

Following the introduction of VoLTE (Voice over LTE) ultra-high-quality voice and video calls over its 4G LTE Networks for the first time in South Asia, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, Dialog Axiata PLC announced the launch of VoLTE serv

OPPO hosts meet and greet with Angelo Matthews

Views - 22 Thursday, 22 February 2018 00:00

OPPO, the global Smartphone Selfie expert and leader held a meet and greet featuring OPPO ambassador and popular cricketing star Angelo Matthews, to coincide with the recent launch of the Limited Edition OPPO Dashing Blue model in Sri Lanka. In true

EDB holds seminar for electronics and electrical sector

Views - 24 Wednesday, 21 February 2018 00:00

The EDB organised a seminar for the electronics and electrical sector exporters and potential exporters in Sri Lanka

Malicious cyber activity cost US up to $109 b

Views - 23 Wednesday, 21 February 2018 00:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters):Malicious cyber activity cost the U.S. economy between $57 billion and $109 billion in 2016

Indian software services sector to grow 7-9% in FY19L NASSCOM

Views - 27 Wednesday, 21 February 2018 00:00

HYDERABAD, India (Reuters): India’s software services exports will see revenue growth of 7-9% in constant currency terms in the fiscal year to March 2019

UN chief urges global rules for cyber warfare

Views - 9 Wednesday, 21 February 2018 00:00

LISBON (Reuters): U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres called on Monday for global rules to minimize the impact of electronic

EWIS Peripherals partners leading printer manufacturer and solutions provider Pantum

Views - 61 Wednesday, 21 February 2018 00:00

EWIS Peripherals Ltd, a pioneer in introducing industry-leading digital printing, imaging and power solutions to the local market

Sri Lanka’s digital transformation will boost innovation and economic growth

Views - 58 Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:02

The digital transformation underway in Sri Lanka’s economy was the theme of discussion at an event hosted by the Australian High Commission and Australia Sri Lanka Alumni (ASLA) on 15 February at Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo. Two high-profile Austra

SLT opens new contact centre in Bandarawela

Views - 31 Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:02

As a means of strengthening its services and broadening the organisation’s reach across the island, Sri Lanka Telecom has recently announced the opening of a new ‘Contact Centre’ in Bandarawela. Thus strengthening the SLT 1212 hotline, whilst a

Artificial Intelligence powered Dialog Voice Agent now on Google Assistant

Views - 102 Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:00

In line with its continuous efforts to advance technology and consistently provide users with a world-class customer service experience, Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, launched an app for Google Assistant. The app wi

Adapt new technologies to maximise profitability, Susil tells biz leaders

Views - 155 Monday, 19 February 2018 00:00

The SCG-Pace Wisdom platform went live on 16 February in Colombo, inaugurated by Science, Technology and Research Minister Susil Premajayantha.

Are Sri Lanka and the SAARC region capable of tackling any cyber threat?

Views - 125 Monday, 19 February 2018 00:00

Sophos, one of the key leaders in the cyber security space, shares key insights to the challenge of cyber threat in Sri Lanka and South Asia.

CSSL offers support for tech startups to empower ICT industry

Views - 46 Monday, 19 February 2018 00:00

Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) has announced that they are offering support and resources for tech startups as a new initiative

Hackers stole $6 m from Russian bank via SWIFT: Russian Central Bank

Views - 52 Monday, 19 February 2018 00:00

Magnitogorsk, Russia (Reuters): Unknown hackers stole 339.5 million roubles ($ 6 million) from a Russian bank last year

Mobitel named Fastest Mobile Network in Sri Lanka by Ookla

Views - 49 Friday, 16 February 2018 00:00

Ookla, the definitive source of internet metrics and analysis, has declared the national mobile service provider Mobitel

Blockchain for Enterprises forum on 26 February in Colombo

Views - 217 Friday, 16 February 2018 00:00

The internet has revolutionised the way we approach commerce, communications, financial services, entertainment

Singer records over Rs. 1 b worth sales of Huawei smartphones in 3 consecutive months

Views - 24 Friday, 16 February 2018 00:00

Singer Sri Lanka, the exclusive national distributor for Huawei smartphones has successfully recorded over 1 billion

Airtel enriches customer experience with new app and extended services

Views - 26 Friday, 16 February 2018 00:00

Airtel Lanka introduced a series of additional tools and services to its growing customer base across Sri Lanka, in its continued

nCinga to digitalise Bangladesh’s garment manufacturing industry

Views - 127 Thursday, 15 February 2018 00:27

Sri Lanka’s software maker nCinga opened office in Bangladesh, in partnership with RobiAxiata Bangladesh providing next generation smart factory solutions, with the launch of nFactory its Industry 4.0 aligned manufacturing execution software at an

Serendib Technologies unveils new Mi brand smartphones and accessories

Views - 57 Thursday, 15 February 2018 00:27

Serendib Technologies Asia Ltd., the official national representative and distributor of fastest growing smartphone brand Mi, has recently announced the expansion of its existing portfolio with further products. To the delight of tech enthusiasts in

Telegram app was targeted by crypto mining malware, Kaspersky Lab says

Views - 18 Thursday, 15 February 2018 00:26

MOSCOW (Reuters): Previously undetected malware directed at users of the desktop version of the messaging app Telegram has been discovered by the Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab, Kaspersky said on Tuesday. The malicious software has been used to

​​ESET named as the only challenger in 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms

Views - 21 Thursday, 15 February 2018 00:26

ESET – a global player in information security – has been named as a Challenger in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms (Source: Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms,” Ian McShane, Avivah Lit

Google to debut emails that automatically update

Views - 31 Thursday, 15 February 2018 00:26

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters): Gmail is about to get dynamic. Alphabet Inc’s Google on Tuesday plans to demonstrate a software programming system that would enable emails to feature continuously updating information and greater interactivity. Users could

Huawei rises to 25th spot on Brand Finance Global 500 2018

Views - 26 Thursday, 15 February 2018 00:24

Brand Finance, the global authoritative consulting agency, released its ranking of the most valuable brands around the world in 2018. Huawei ranked twenty-fifth on Brand Finance Global 500 2018 with a value of 38.046 billion dollars and its brand val

Learning to love AI

Views - 59 Wednesday, 14 February 2018 00:00

This Valentine’s Day, millions of people across Asia – and around the world – will express their feelings and celebrate the special

Holiday gifting, brought to you by cloud technology

Views - 34 Wednesday, 14 February 2018 00:00

With the holidays just behind us and the Lunar New Year fast approaching, APAC families living in different places are preparing to share holiday

OPPO launches all new Dashing Blue Limited Edition

Views - 41 Wednesday, 14 February 2018 00:00

OPPO, the selfie expert and leader, unveiled a Dashing Blue Limited Edition of OPPO F5. This striking new colour edition continues

British watchdog tells computer traders to tighten controls

Views - 13 Tuesday, 13 February 2018 00:00

London (Reuters): Some firms using computers to trade at ultra-fast speeds are not applying safeguards required to avert market meltdowns, Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority said yesterday. Algorithmic or high-frequency trading uses computers to

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Tamil actor Kamal Haasan stars in new role as political leader

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Srinivasan Kamal Haasan is one of India’s foremost film actors. Known popularly as Kamal, the talented and versatile thespian has not only excelled as an actor onscreen, but has successfully engaged in other cinematic spheres too. The multi-faceted

Yameen’s economic offensive to counter political adversity ahead of presidential poll

Saturday, 24 February 2018

The embattled Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen, who is facing intense political opposition both in and out of the country, hopes to win the September, 2018 presidential election using a combination of political belligerence and a strong economic pr

In the end, there was nothing

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Much more than a storm in a tea cup! To a non-discerning person, it all seemed like the final battle of the counter revolution. President Sirisena was up in smoke trying to oust Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe for no articulated reason. He asked

Shouldn’t Govt. prevent parliamentary system from decay and destruction?

Friday, 23 February 2018

The wrong people teach us the best lessons. As a clever nation, we had always used our ballot and chased the wrong people

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