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  • Zarif Faiaz

  • How a group of rural freelancers made internet available at flat rate across the country

    On June 6, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC), fixed the maximum tariff for broadband internet across the country at Tk 500 a month for using a broadband connection with a minimum internet speed of 5 Mbps. Behind the scenes, the credit goes to a small community of freelancers in Kushtia who have been campaigning for internet equality for the last 5 years or so. This is their story.
  • It’s all about finding your worth

    This week, we ask an ages-old question: are unpaid internships worth it? Do you really want to spend your valuable time (and money, in some
  • Microsoft Excel is now an e-sport, watch out for the Excel World Cup

    The e-sport arena has a new unlikely contender. It’s Microsoft Excel. For the first time ever, Microsoft Excel, the software used for crunching numbers around the globe, is being considered an e-sport and Microsoft is even orgainising a Microsoft Excel Financial Modeling World Cup. The global competition is currently underway, starting June 8, featuring 8 participating countries: India, Malaysia, Canada, Poland, Australia, South Africa, the USA and the UK. 8 champions are representing the 8 countries in the Multiplayer Battle Tournament, called ‘888 Battle’, which is being streamed live on the official YouTube channel of the Financial Modeling World Cup .
  • Army of the Dead: Zack Snyder’s new zombie flick is ridiculously fun to watch

    It’s 2021, and shooting a zombie in the brain is still fun. Throw in a little Dave Bautista, a dash of mindless action, and a bit of slo-mo, and you have Zack Snyder’s latest Netflix flick, Army of the Dead.
  • The Palestinian struggle on the tech front: A case for digital apartheid

    Since the beginning of the conflict, Palestinians have taken to Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #SaveSheikhJarrah to protest and highlight the extent of the brutality by Israeli forces in Sheikh Jarrah. But many found their posts, and even their accounts blocked.