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SWIPE, DRAG, BREAD N’ ROLL – THE ON-DEMAND MEAL DELIVERY INDUSTRY: WHAT IT IS, WHAT IT’S NOT, FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Textile industry professional Ahmad AD and his friends often found themselves sitting together for meetings, as most professionals do. The decision making and the brainstorming felt incomplete without food at those sessions. Ahmad felt that easy access to food, in meetings or elsewhere, matters to them significantly and he thought

GETTING A GRASP OF THE ‘H’S AND ‘W’S OF THE FOOD DELIVERY BUSINESS

With more families supported by working parents and younger, single people favoring convenience above all else, cooking after “long day” isn’t exactly the option urbanites prefer these days. Banking on that, two things have happened: restaurants have mushroomed and food delivery services—an age old system but re-packaged with a crunch of

QR CODE PAYMENT: MONEY IN BLACK AND WHITE DOTS

The Chinese people can easily make you feel foreign, if not alienated. I realized that well enough during my visit to the Chinese industrial city Guangzhou last year. While I was carrying Yuan—the Chinese currency—and was struggling to communicate with vendors, shopkeepers and restaurateurs in making payments, people around me were

FOUR KEYS TO BRINGING MORE WOMEN INTO THE TECH INDUSTRY

The discussion about gender equity in the workplace is nothing new. It’s been ongoing for decades, but we’ve made a good deal of progress overall. However, we still have a lot of problems encouraging diversity in tech. Varied perspectives make for a more dynamic, in-touch and ultimately sustainable organization, meaning that

BANGLADESH WITNESSES INCREASED PARTICIPATION OF WOMEN IN TECH

For long, women were being left out of the conversation when it comes to technology. They’re led to think tech is insular and antisocial and they’re barely given a chance to correct those perceptions. Because of this reason, when we think about ‘women entrepreneur’, the pictures of a boutique shop owner

NO BANK, NO WORRIES: THERE ARE MFSs

Abdus Sattar, a sugarcane farmer of a remote village in Gaibandha—a sleepy northern district of Bangladesh—always get daunted by the spic and span ambience of a bank branch. In places like Govindaganj, the nearest upazila from Sattar’s village that has branches of few of Bangladesh’s commercial banks, the buildings housing the

DIGITAL WORLD 2017: SHOWCASING THE FUTURE BANGLADESH

Digital World 2017 was a success. One random quip that was heard by this correspondent inside the venue of Digital World is good enough to realize how successful it was. “It seems like a larger crowd than Banijjo Mela (trade fair),” said one young person to another on the Third day

USHERING IN THE ERA 4G

Call it 4G insanity. It's the ceaseless stream of news and updates that you find in newspapers, online media and TV. Those somehow tout the magical properties of this newest wireless network, one that promises to do everything but sweep your floors and cook dinner. They say – these service providers and

BANGLADESH ICT EXPO 2017: THE DREAM OF MAKING BANGLADESH THE NEXT HARDWARE MANUFACTURING DESTINATION

It all started in 2010. Intel built its $1 billion chip manufacturing plant in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam and the country’s coveted electronic manufacturing dream had begun with that. Their days of complete dependency on textile and food export started to go away and people there were getting ready

THE BUSINESS OF STORING BITS AND BYTES

When it comes to IT infrastructure requirements, data centers are a top priority now. It is seen as a key business parameter, and not as an external facility for storage of information and business operation models. Cashing on this thriving need for storing data, Bangladesh too is witnessing a boom

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