The Ministry of Finance and the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) signed an agreement to activate e-transactions between them.
Online home rental giant eyes Middle East growth
International rental platform Airbnb is reportedly eyeing Saudi Arabia as the next “very exciting” emerging market.
Saudi Arabia launches first robot-operated pharmacy
Saudi Arabia has inaugurated its very first smart pharmacy, a robot-operated facility at King Fahd Specialist Hospital.
Excessive technology use to blame for child obesity in UAE, Saudi Arabia
Nine in 10 children across UAE and KSA have access to tablets, smartphones or other handheld electronic devices with screens.
Saudi Arabia’s Sipchem promotes education and technical innovation
Sipchem has launched its innovation club ‘Sipchem Tech’ in Saudi Arabia with the aim of building the capabilities of the youth in various fields, including artificial intelligence (AI), programming, 3D printing and robotics.
Saudi Arabia to host first ever Hajj hackathon next month
The event promises to attract leading programmers from around the world to innovatively leverage technology to enrich and enhance the Hajj experience for pilgrims.
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.
GCC trio in talks to drive regional fintech industry
Saudi Arabia is reportedly in talks with UAE and Bahrain to establish a coordinated approach to the regulation and nurturing of fintech startups in the region.
Saudi Arabia to host biggest-ever hackathon next month
The event is a 36-hour long event, which will commence on 1st August onclude on 3rd August will be the largest ever hackathon held to date in the Kingdom.
Saudi Arabia issues first-ever fintech licences in the Kingdom
The move, according to the report, is part of a drive to develop a fintech sector in the Arab world’s biggest economy under reforms designed to reduce reliance on oil.
IBM and Elm to implement Riyadh Municipality’s Blockchain roadmap
Elm has announced today that IBM has been selected as the strategic partner for the integration of the blockchain technology …
Saudi Arabia introduces robotic technology to treat spinal injuries
The Medical Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL), a robot treatment device for spinal injuries, has been approved for use in Saudi Arabia.
SANS ramps up local cybersecurity skill development in Saudi Arabia
SANS has announced its return to KSA with ‘SANS Riyadh July 2018‘. The event follows the success of SANS’ training …
Saudi female drivers receive positive feedback from GCC Twitter users
SEMrush analysed the sentiment of more than 20,000 tweets in KSA and the UAE during the week Saudi women were officially permitted to start driving on the Kingdom’s roads.