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ISSUE # 6

60mins Day 3 – PM (2018)

What’s Inside

Duke of Cambridge rebukes social media firms

0 24Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, has accused social media companies of not being adequately proactive when dealing with fake …

UAE-based Yahsat launches MYSAT-1 CubeSat to the ISS

0 40Yahsat, UAE-based global satellite operator, wholly-owned by Mubadala Investment Company, and Khalifa University of Science and Technology, a research university …

Alphabet Verily stops glucose-detecting contact lens project

0 103Image credit: hitconsultant.net Alphabet Inc’s life sciences division Verily said on Friday that it was putting on hold one of …

Tesla opens up Model 3 orders in China

0 82Tesla Inc has started taking orders for its Model 3 sedan in China for a deposit of 8,000 yuan ($1,153.60), …

Volkswagen to invest billions on developing electric cars

0 99Volkswagen’s chief executive Herbert Diess said that the firm is expected to become the most profitable manufacturer of electric cars …

Whirlpool launches new initiative to bridge tech gap in the Middle East

0 132In a first-of-its-kind initiative aimed at bridging the widening technology gap in the Middle East region, Whirlpool Corporation has launched …

Zayed University to host inaugural Drone Synergies Global Conference

0 116Zayed University will host the first edition of the Drone Synergies Global Conference, according to a report in WAM. The …

How Spire Solutions is leading the disruptive distribution space

0 155Avinash Advani, newly appointed CEO of Spire Solutions, elaborates on how the firm is revolutionising the regional distribution space.   …

Healthigo unveils channel partner programme via Medicnlogy partnership

0 132Sameh El-Salhy and D.Mohamed Abou Al-Ela, Medicnlogy; Joseph Debs and Anirudh Gupta, Healthigo Healthigo has announced the launch of their …
Aisha Al Abdooli, director of the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Green Development department

How the UAE is using AI to fight climate change

0 236Aisha Al Abdooli, director of the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Green Development department The human race faces …

Nokia 3.1 Plus is coming to the UAE

0 153HMD Global has announced the Nokia 3.1 Plus, a smartphone which goes big on content experiences thanks to its 6-inch HD+ display and a weekend busting two-day battery life.

Sony takes noise cancellation technology to the next level

0 146Sony Middle East and Africa has launched its WH-1000XM3 headphones, the newest addition to the highly-accredited Sony 1000X family, in the UAE.

XTOUCH introduces range of new lifestyle products

0 177XTOUCH has announced the launch of XBone Bluetooth bone conduction headphones.

Facebook’s Zuckerberg orders execs to boycott iPhones

0 162Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly "ordered" members of his management team to stop using iPhones in favour of Android devices.

Careem to develop “curated routes” to promote Abu Dhabi tourism

0 188UAE-based ride-hailing firm Careem has reportedly signed a partnership deal with Abu Dhabi to collaborate to enhance the tourist experience in the capital.

UAE-based VR startup could be the next Arab unicorn

0 203UAE-based VR startup 360 VUZ is making waves in the North American startup tech scene as it takes part in Harvard Business School’s Start Up Pitch Competition in Boston.

Uber eyes Middle East growth as revenue slows

0 114Ride-share company Uber on said that its net loss topped a billion dollars in the recently ended quarter as it …

Connected cars to propel IoT payments market to reach $410 billion: study

0 157Internet of Things payments market will grow at an average of 75 percent per annum over the next five years reaching $410 billion by 2023, according to a recent study by Juniper Research.

Microsoft’s “hyper-portable, ultra-affordable” hybrid device now in the UAE

0 541Microsoft has announced the general availability of the Surface Go – the smallest, lightest, most affordable Surface device to date – in the UAE.

AI, intelligent cloud empowers efficiencies in energy sector: Microsoft

0 208Microsoft has demonstrated the power of digital transformation to the region’s oil and gas industry, as the company participated in the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) 2018.

“Data is the new oil,” says UAE AI minister

0 190Emerging technologies including artificial intelligence, blockchain and Internet of Things are going to radically change the energy industry, says UAE Minister for AI Omar bin Sultan Al Olama.

UAE makes giant leap in global ICT competitiveness

0 155The UAE has made a new leap in the Global Competitiveness Index, GCI, according to the recent Global Competitiveness Report issued by the World Economic Forum (Davos) 2018, WAM reported.

Calling all music lovers: Spotify now available in Middle East

0 189Popular paid music streaming service, Spotify, has officially launched in the Middle East and North Africa, Reuters reported.

Saudi Arabia announces first-ever “smart mosques” initiative

0 153Saudi Arabia has reportedly announced a new initiative to introduce “smart mosques” in the Kingdom.

A10 Networks inks global reseller deal with NEC

0 231A10 Networks has announced a global system integration and reseller partnership with NEC Corporation.

Kaspersky grows in Middle East amid North American woes

0 177Publicity over cyberespionage has not stopped the Russian cybersecurity specialist Kaspersky Lab from growing rapidly in the Middle East in 2018, with business linked to enterprises increasing by nearly 30 percent.

Dubai launches “world’s first smart park”

0 176Dubai Municipality has completed the development of Mamzar Park to become the first of its kind smart park, WAM reported.
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