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10-second video clip sold for $6.6m

Dhaka, March 2 -- In October 2020, Miami-based art collector Pablo Rodriguez-Fraile spent almost $67,000 on a 10-second video artwork that he could have watched for free online. Last week, he sold it ... Read More


Prince Harry worried history would repeat itself

Dhaka, March 2 -- Prince Harry, who shocked Britain last year when he and his wife Meghan stepped back from royal duties, told US interviewer Oprah Winfrey that he had worried about history repeating ... Read More


Diversity, Netflix dominate Golden Globes

Dhaka, March 2 -- Drama 'Nomadland' and satire 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm' on Sunday won movie honours at the Golden Globes in a mostly virtual bicoastal ceremony that was marked by impassioned calls... Read More


Reimagining collaboration for a hybrid future

Dhaka, March 2 -- The pandemic has made businesses realise they have to adopt a hybrid model to recover, sustain and disrupt. Collaboration is the key to a hybrid future. Multiple surveys show only a... Read More


US panel recommends export 'choke points' to prevent Chinese dominance in semiconductors

Dhaka, March 2 -- A US national security commission has recommended Congress tighten up "choke points" on chipmaking technology to prevent China from overtaking the United States in semiconductors in ... Read More


New WTO chief calls for tripling of vaccine production

Dhaka, March 2 -- The new chief of the World Trade Organization (WTO) urged its member states on Monday to work with pharmaceutical companies to license more COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing in developi... Read More


AstraZeneca sells stake in vaccine maker Moderna for nearly $1.0b

Dhaka, March 2 -- AstraZeneca sold its stake in rival COVID-19 vaccine maker Moderna for roughly $1 billion over the course of last year as the Anglo-Swedish drugmaker cashed in on the meteoric rise i... Read More


Research and industry-oriented education system

Dhaka, March 2 -- Admittedly, Research and Development (R&D) in Bangladesh is a much neglected sector of the economy. A look at the poor condition of research, especially, at the universities or at th... Read More


Gucci owner Kering invests in resale platform Vestiaire Collective

Dhaka, March 2 -- French luxury group Kering has taken a 5 per cent stake in Vestiaire Collective, a leading platform for second-hand clothes and handbags, betting that the booming resale market will ... Read More


US Democrats backpedal on raising minimum wage, but hopes for hike alive

Dhaka, March 2 -- The US Senate will start debating President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill this week, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Monday after Democrats backed do... Read More