IT / Telecom / Tech

Australia’s biggest personal budgeting firm MyBudget selects Sri Lanka as technology innovation dest

Views - 159 Friday, 2 February 2018 00:00

MyBudget Ltd., Australia’s largest and most trusted firm for providing personal budget management services has announced that


US agencies probe Apple over slowing iPhones

Views - 35 Friday, 2 February 2018 00:00

Reuters: The US Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating whether Apple Inc violated


Fortunaglobal launches Sri Lanka’s first Sinhala and Tamil news bot

Views - 69 Friday, 2 February 2018 00:00

With its ‘brand affluence’ product range having already become the benchmark for omni-channel banking in Sri Lanka’s financial


Abans Finance selects Newgen for digital transformation

Views - 102 Thursday, 1 February 2018 00:00

Abans Finance PLC has partnered with Newgen, a provider of Business Process Management (BPM), Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Customer Communication Management (CCM) platforms, to streamline its credit and loan processes. Abans Finance will


Microsoft issues update to disable Intel’s buggy Spectre patch

Views - 17 Thursday, 1 February 2018 00:00

Reuters: Microsoft Corp issued an emergency security update on Monday to plug Intel Corp’s buggy Spectre firmware patch after the chipmaker’s fix caused computers to reboot more often than normal. Microsoft said it was rolling out an out-of-band


SAP talks up cloud business, buys $ 2.4 b US sales software firm

Views - 29 Thursday, 1 February 2018 00:00

WALLDORF, Germany (Reuters): German business software group SAP’s $2.4 billion deal to buy sales performance tracking firm Callidus pushes it further into the marketing arena and positions it to better compete with rivals Salesforce and Oracle. Tec


FiNAC ERP creates a footprint in India with Star Boxes

Views - 96 Thursday, 1 February 2018 00:00

Star Boxes India Ltd. is one of the largest corrugated carton manufacturers in India and has displayed a compelling growth trajectory since its inception in October 2007. The company takes pride in its product range of corrugated boxes achieved withi


‘Not an ounce of human talent will be wasted’, PM pledges in visit to IT pioneer in Sri Lanka

Views - 836 Thursday, 1 February 2018 00:00

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has pledged not to waste even an ounce of human talent in Sri Lanka when he addressed the young employees of WNS Global Services Ltd., one of the pioneer IT/BPM operators in Sri Lanka. Quoting Parakramabahu the Gre


Omentra.com defines future of business procurement

Views - 87 Thursday, 1 February 2018 00:00

Moving in sync with rapid advancements in digital technologies that are remaking business supply chains and transforming how procurement functions deliver value, Omentra.com, the country’s pioneer online procurement service provider, has driven sup


ICTA launches e-Local Government project

Views - 232 Tuesday, 30 January 2018 00:09

By Himal Kotelawala The Information & Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) together with the Ministries of Provincial Councils & Local Government and Telecommunication & Digital Infrastructure yesterday launched an electronic local government (e-L


Avian Technologies hosts partner enablement event for Veritas

Views - 21 Tuesday, 30 January 2018 00:08

Avian Technologies Ltd., a leading provider of total unified threat management and secure content management solutions for the past 11 years, recently hosted a partner enablement event for Veritas Technologies at the Earl’s Court of Cinnamon Lakesi


Cyber Illusions marks sixth year of creativity and innovation

Views - 79 Tuesday, 30 January 2018 00:08

Live experience designer and consultant Cyber Illusions has marked its sixth year of creativity and innovation, in 2018, with the delivery of Oman’s largest projection mapping project to date.   Driven by the idea of integrating design and techno


Nokia introduces high-capacity 5G chipsets, to ship in volume in Q3

Views - 19 Tuesday, 30 January 2018 00:04

FRANKFURT (Reuters): Nokia is introducing new silicon chipsets for running next-generation 5G wireless networks that promise to cut antenna size in half, triple data-handling capacity and cut the power consumption of mobile towers, the company said o


ATM makers warn of ‘jackpotting’ hacks on US machines

Views - 20 Monday, 29 January 2018 00:00

Reuters: Diebold Nixdorf Inc and NCR Corp, two of the world’s largest ATM makers, have warned that cyber criminals are targeting US cash machines with tools that force them to spit out cash in hacking schemes known as “jackpotting.”


Alphabet unveils business unit devoted to cyber security

Views - 24 Monday, 29 January 2018 00:00

San Francisco (Reuters): Alphabet Inc launched a new business unit on Wednesday that will sell cyber security software to Fortune 500 companies, the latest move by the parent of Google to become a big player in corporate computing.


Dialog launches Sri Lanka’s first AI based personal voice service skill for Amazon Alexa enabled dev

Views - 99 Monday, 29 January 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 Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered


OPPO launches entry level A83 with AI Beauty and full screen display for realistic and natural self

Views - 38 Monday, 29 January 2018 00:00

OPPO the selfie expert and leader, has unveiled its latest entry-level camera phone – The OPPO A83. The A83 is equipped with a full screen display, a feature rarely seen in products of this price range.


Samsung Sri Lanka launches Galaxy A8+

Views - 31 Monday, 29 January 2018 00:00

Samsung Sri Lanka, the country’s biggest and most trusted smartphone brand, has launched Galaxy A8+, a stylish new smartphone with an attitude.


China’s Xiaomi beats Samsung to become top smartphone seller in India

Views - 50 Friday, 26 January 2018 00:00

MUMBAI (Reuters): Samsung Electronics has lost its crown as the top smartphone seller in India for the first time in six years


Apple to add battery features after slowdown row

Views - 44 Friday, 26 January 2018 00:00

Reuters: Apple Inc announced changes on Wednesday that make good on its promise to allow users to turn off a controversial feature that slows down iPhones


Lanka Bell connects 50,000+ homes and businesses with Bell4G as 4.5G test run continues

Views - 241 Friday, 26 January 2018 00:00

Lanka Bell, Sri Lanka’s iconic telecom operator has achieved a significant milestone of reaching 50,000+ households and businesses


Prestige Asia Technologies exclusive strategic partner in Sri Lanka for Marg ERP of India

Views - 77 Friday, 26 January 2018 00:00

Prestige Asia Technologies Ltd. has become the exclusive Strategic Partner in Sri Lanka for Marg ERP Ltd. of India.


Microsoft introduces new privacy tools ahead of Data Privacy Day

Views - 34 Friday, 26 January 2018 00:00

In a world that’s constantly evolving with new technologies like Artificial Intelligence and smart devices, our commitment to deliver


Office Network launches Foxcam in Sri Lanka

Views - 38 Friday, 26 January 2018 00:00

Office Network Ltd., the pioneering office automation solutions provider, launched the latest addition to its product portfolio,


OPPO to launch entry level A83 for ‘full-screen selfies’

Views - 20 Thursday, 25 January 2018 00:00

OPPO, the selfie expert and leader, will unveil its latest entry-level camera phone, the OPPO A83. The A83 is equipped with a full screen display, a feature rarely seen in products of this price range. Together with OPPO’s A.I. Beauty Recognition


Big data-driven solutions specialist Linear Squared ends 2017 on a high

Views - 128 Thursday, 25 January 2018 00:00

Linear Squared, specialising in data science, machine learning and Artificial Intelligence-driven advanced analytics solutions, has ended 2017 with a multitude of wins including attracting new investments, the appointing of a new Chairman, welcoming


Intel asks customers to halt patching for chip bug, citing flaw

Views - 19 Thursday, 25 January 2018 00:00

Reuters: Intel Corp said on Monday that patches it released to address two high-profile security vulnerabilities in its chips are faulty, advising customers, computer makers and cloud providers to stop installing them. Intel Executive Vice President


Facebook buys Boston software company that authenticates IDs

Views - 28 Thursday, 25 January 2018 00:00

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters): Facebook Inc is buying a software firm that specialises in authenticating government-issued identification cards, the two companies said on Tuesday, a step that may help the social media company learn more about the


Urban.lk, game-changer in the e-shopping industry

Views - 98 Thursday, 25 January 2018 00:00

The not-so-new kid on the block is Urban.lk,supplying customers with the trendiest and the newest items all around the world. Urban is driven by the ambition of ‘Revolutionising the Sri Lankan shopping experience,’ while guaranteeing the safety a


Epic Technology Group enters 20th anniversary in 2018

Views - 190 Thursday, 25 January 2018 00:00

Epic Technology group Sri Lanka’s premier and regional award winning technology leader synonymous for innovative ‘FinTech’ Solutions, commenced its 20th year of operations at a simple ceremony held at the company headquarters in Battaramulla on


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Monday, 26 February 2018

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Monday, 26 February 2018

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Monday, 26 February 2018

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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


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