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Fitbit launches duo of new products

0 2The Versa features health and fitness features like 24/7 heart rate tracking, onscreen workouts, and automatic sleep stages tracking.

Dubai-based Bithereum to “revolutionise” Bitcoin mining

0 4Bitcoin isn’t currently scalable for widespread adoption and involves high transaction fees in addition to slow transaction processing speed, which is what Bithereum hopes to change.

Dubai launches research platform to assess security of IoT devices

0 4The platform, established by DESC and the University of Sharjah, allows organisations to verify the effectiveness of existing cybersecurity measures on their IoT enabled devices.

Cybersecurity a top concern for UAE millionaires: report

0 6The report found that concerns centre on societal challenges: rising healthcare costs, cybersecurity, and terrorism are today’s top three fears.

What Dubai consumers can expect from Huawei’s new AI camera

0 77Powered by Huawei’s built-in Kirin 970 processor, Huawei's new Mate10 Series offer an intelligent camera designed to change the way we capture our favourite moments.

Customer service may look very different in 2020

0 17Twenty-five percent of customer service and support operations will integrate virtual customer assistant (VCA) or chatbot technology across engagement channels by 2020, up from less than two percent in 2017, according to Gartner. 

Omani firms believe cloud can help to displace competitors: study

0 3C-level executives and business leaders in Oman overwhelmingly agree on cloud computing’s positive and transformative impact, according to new findings released today.

Mastercard lays out five-year roadmap for contactless payments

0 4Mastercard has announced an initiative to create greater payment consistency by making “tap and go” standard in the next five years.
Morten Illum, vice president, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Aruba

“Dubai digital culture outstrips Berlin or Barcelona,” says Aruba VP

0 5Aruba’s vice president for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, Morten Illum, explains why Dubai is a city that …
DP World group chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem

“Tech innovation to shape our future,” DP World CEO

0 6DP World CEO and chairman Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem has said that the global trade and logistics firm will rely …

ABB sets sights on UAE solar goals

0 0The UAE plans to invest $163 billion in generating half the country’s power needs from renewable sources and increase clean-energy contributions at 50 percent by 2050.

Samsung to spend $7 billion on memory chip production

0 0Samsung Electronics is reportedly planning to build a new memory chip production line in China in late March.

New platform for women e-Traders launches in UAE

0 2Dubai Women Establishment (DWE) is set to host, in collaboration with the Department of Economic Development (DED), ‘Insta Hub – a platform for women e-Traders’, as the first of various initiatives and projects which the two parties plan to launch over the coming months.
Jihad Tayara, du

Dubai’s digital success should be taught in schools: Du

0 10“Dubai government’s smart and digital initiatives are ideal cases to be taught in schools,” says Jihad Tayara, VP, Business Development …

Smart tech helps drive DP World’s growth, says chairman

0 0DP World has recently announced that it achieved strong financial results in 2017, with revenue growing 13.2 percent at $471.5 million.
BlackRidge Technology, cyber

Shariah-compliant investment note for cybersecurity firms launches in UAE

0 4Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) has recently announced a 100 percent capital-protected, Sharia’a-compliant equities basket note which captures the growth potential of companies operating in the cybersecurity sector.

Saudi Arabia accelerates digitisation drive for healthcare sector

0 1The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health and GE have delivered the first phase of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) focused on digital transformation in the Kingdom’s healthcare sector.

DEWA first government entity to join WEF’s Fourth Industrial Revolution Centre

0 2Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has joined the Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution of the World Economic Forum (WEF) as a partner.

Sharjah forum to spotlight role of women in inspiring digital progress

0 3The International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2018) has invited a host of Arab and international luminaries to shed light on the leading role women play in inspiring digital communities.

Microsoft to build duo of UAE data centres

0 23Microsoft has announced plans to build its first Middle East and North Africa data centres in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Egypt's digital industry is predicted to be worth $3.5 bllion in 2017

Egypt cracks down on cybercrime

0 3The new lab, the first of its kind in the MENA region, is mainly designed to resolve business software and internet-based piracy cases.

Digital P2P remittances to soar past $300bn by 2021: report

0 41A new study from Juniper Research has found that international digital P2P remittances conducted via mobile and online platforms will exceed $300 billion globally by 2021, up from an estimated $225 billion in 2018.

Saudi Arabia approves nuclear power programme policy

0 5Saudi Arabia has reportedly approved its national nuclear programme policy as tabled by Khalid Al-Falih, energy minister and chairman of the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy.

Broadcom to move ahead with US plans

0 2Singapore-based Broadcom is planning to scrap its bid for Qualcomm, following US President Donald Trump ordered to block the chipmaker’s proposed acquisition on national security grounds earlier this week.

France to sue tech giants for ‘abusive practices’

0 3France will reportedly take Google and Apple to court over contractual terms imposed by the tech giants on startups and developers, according to a report by Reuters.

AI and people make a more productive workplace

0 5Kronos Incorporated has launched its new artificial intelligence (AI) powered Workforce Dimensions solution during the KronosLive event in Dubai.
Alasdair Kilgour, Nuvias

Nuvias to double up expansion plans

0 10Alasdair Kilgour, vice president Middle East and Africa, Nuvias, reiterates how employees are the weakest link in an organisation’s security …

Exclusive: Competition lies in tech firms – not fintechs, says ENBD CDO

0 6In an exclusive interview with Tahawul Tech, Evans Munyuki said that “tech-fins” – companies that are technology focused, but are now considering the potential of financial services, could offer serious competition to traditional non-digitised banking.
Microsoft has announced plans to build its first Middle East data centres by 2019

Microsoft to build first Middle East data centres in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

0 17Microsoft has announced plans to build its first Middle East and North Africa data centres in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. …
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