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Oman thwarted over 800M cyber-attacks: ITA
Oman has reportedly warded off over 880 million cyber-attacks on government networks in 2017, three times more than 2016 when the country recorded 279 million such attacks.
Power of 4 Forum: HTC Vive regional head to discuss the Middle East’s VR boom
With the ability to affect healthcare, construction and retail, virtual reality will save lives in the future, as well as delivering unrivalled user experiences across the world.
Lost luggage no longer a worry for Emirates passengers
Emirates will now be able to diligently track bags that flow through its Dubai hub for departing, arriving and connecting customers.
Amazon.com’s Bezos becomes the richest man in modern history
The Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ net worth broke $150 billion on Monday morning, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, making him the “richest man in modern history.”
Dubai’s Noon to take on Amazon, mulls online grocery business
UAE-based online shopping platform Noon aims to enter the online groceries business in the next six months, said the company’s founder Mohamed Alabbar said in a recent interview with CNN.
Russia blocked 25M cyber-attacks during the World Cup: Putin
Russia became the target of nearly 25 million cyber-attacks during the FIFA World Cup tournament, according to President Vladimir Putin.
UAE to lead the world in VAT innovation, says software experts
The introduction of Value Added Tax (VAT) this year, UAE is all set to incorporate innovation across VAT legislations to be able to lead as a global VAT player.
Vuclip names new general manager for Middle East
Abe Shady Aboul Naga has joined the regional leadership team at Vuclip, a PCCW Media company.
Dubai Chamber on-boards “360 Doctor” to foster health and wellness
Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has revealed the latest initiative designed to ensure the well-being of its team members.
Facial recognition tech poses “human rights risks”: Microsoft president
Microsoft called for government regulation of facial recognition technology and for laws governing its acceptable uses.
New mobile-based payment app launches in Saudi Arabia
Visa has partnered with mada to bring mada Pay, the first mobile payment solution that supports contactless (NFC) transactions in Saudi Arabia.
Abu Dhabi to launch student-made satellite this year
Khalifa University of Science and Technology and Yahsat have jointly announced that the Yahsat Space Lab has successfully completed the Assembly, Integration and Verification (AIV) of the engineering model of MYSAT-1.
Are mobile apps spying on UAE residents?
The monitoring capabilities of mobile apps are becoming a concern for users, with 58 percent of UAE residents saying they are uncomfortable with sharing their location information with websites and apps.