Estonia’s Taxify has reportedly raised $175 million in funding from a group led by German automaker Daimler, which will enable the firm to step up its fight against global rival Uber across Europe and Africa, Reuters reported.
Saudi Arabia reviews plans to boost government systems with tech
Saudi Crown Prince Crown Prince, Vice President of the Council of Ministers and Chairman of the Council for Economic Affairs and Development Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz has recently chaired a meeting of the Council of Economic Affairs and Development focused on plans to enhance the traffic systems and integrating technology to boost government resources.
Saudi Arabia mulls facial recognition tech at airports
Saudi Arabia’s General Directorate of Passports has introduced eye-scan and facial recognition technology to keep track of visitors and residents.
DEWA to develop sustainable solutions with startups
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has recently signed partnerships with three start-ups to work with them in the 4th Dubai Future Accelerators Programme.
RTA tops Smart Dubai’s data compliance report
Smart Dubai has discussed the first report on government entities’ compliance with the Dubai Data Policies during the past year, at its 15th Board meeting. The meeting was held to discuss the progress of Smart Dubai’s strategic initiatives.
Uber in talks to resume service in Abu Dhabi
Mohamed Darwish Al Qamzi, General Manager of The Center for Regulation of Transport by Hire Cars (Transad), told reporters he was confident Uber would resume services.
Abu Dhabi issues region’s first AI control policy for healthcare
All healthcare providers, drug producers, researchers and insurers must now comply with the regulations set out by the capital.
Smart real estate system lets Dubai landlords trade “anywhere, at anytime”
As part of its contribution towards the Dubai 10X initiative, the DLD has introduced the Real Estate Self Transaction “REST” – a platform for conducting real estate trading and transactions with multiple parties, anywhere and anytime.
E-commerce sales peak during Ramadan: study
Criteo has recently released data that showed that the highest rise in online retail sales and website visitors was seen in the week before Eid-al Fitr.
Saudi Arabia’s Al Khobar becomes first Middle East city to get 5G network
Al Khobar, a city in Saudi Arabia’s oil-rich Eastern Province, became the first city in the Middle East and North Africa to test 5G wireless connectivity after it launched a pilot project last week, according to a recent statement released by the Kingdom’s Ministry of Culture and Information.
WHO examines digital technology’s impact on public health
Member States endorsed on Friday the WHO Global Action Plan on Physical Activity (GAPPA), various initiatives aimed at increasing participation in physical activity by people of all ages and ability to promote health, beat noncommunicable diseases and improve quality of life.
New e-system enhances Dubai Health Authority operations
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has announced that it has achieved a significant leap in its smart transformation initiative for its purchasing and contracts operations.
RAK accelerates e-commerce drive
Ras al-Khaimah Economic Development Department has launched a range of recent incentives that include the “Virtual Merchant Licence Initiative,” WAM reported.
UAE’s Etisalat teams up with startups to develop future technologies
Etisalat Digital has announced that it has signed strategic partnerships with four scale-ups as part of the ‘Dubai Future Accelerators Program,’ the world’s largest government supported accelerator.