Technology

Step Conference returns to Dubai

Step Conference returns to Dubai

STEP Conference shifts gear to beyond technology If you have got anything to do with technology, you got to be here! The top three tech speakers of the world are marking their presence– Dave McClure of 500 Startups, Mike Butcher of TechCrunch and Jeremiah Owyang of Crowd Companies. What started […]

 
 

15 Annoying LinkedIn Behaviour That Can Lead to Career Disaster

15 Annoying LinkedIn Behaviour That Can Lead to Career Disaster

Today business is no longer about boring board room meetings or random cold calling. It is all about social selling, relationship building, conversations, and creating a buzz. LinkedIn is a powerful tool to engage in such meaningful conversations with prospects and tap hidden business and career opportunities. While LinkedIn is […]

 
 

Cyberattack is easier than Cyberdefence – Bruce Schneier

Cyberattack is easier than Cyberdefence – Bruce Schneier

“We’re living in a world where Cyberattack is easier than Cyberdefence” – Bruce Schneier Cybersecurity guru Bruce Schneier to reveal lessons learned from the Sony hack scandal at the Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC) Cybercriminal attacks around the world will continue to rise as long as personal data […]

 
 

Impact of Social Media on Future of Journalism

Impact of Social Media on Future of Journalism

Social media breaks news but traditional media is more important today to filter the noise, says Reddit co-founder. Discussing the effect of social media on the future of journalism at the Arab Social Media Influencers Summit in Dubai, Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit lauded social media for bringing breaking news […]

 
 

‘Social Media in the Arab World’ 2015 -report

‘Social Media in the Arab World’ 2015 -report

Facebook and WhatsApp are region’s most popular social networking sites: Social Media in the Arab World Report • ‘Knowing about the most influential tools will enable decision-makers to invest optimally to serving the community,’ says HE Mohammed Al Gergawi • 89% Facebook users in the Arab world access it daily […]

 
 

10 Top Tips to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile For Success

10 Top Tips to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile For Success

LinkedIn is a 300 million strong professional network which can go a long way in helping you network with great people and find amazing business leads, job offers and collaboration opportunities. I’ve used LinkedIn effectively for the past few years and have reaped the rich rewards of having an active […]

 
 

Samsung boosts wireless charging industry

Samsung boosts wireless charging industry

100 million wireless charging enabled receivers predicted to be shipped by industry in 2015 By David Green, Analyst, IHS Technology Key points: -The Samsung announcement is the first large step in 2015 for wireless charging in what looks to be a breakthrough year for the technology. -IHS expects dual-mode (PMA/Qi inductive) […]

 
 

Analysis: Samsung Uses Its Innovative Edge to Revive Premium Momentum

Analysis: Samsung Uses Its Innovative Edge to Revive Premium Momentum

Analysis on the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, and Samsung Pay follows from IHS Technology’s Head of Mobile Analysis Ian Fogg.   Key Points: Samsung is able to leverage its display division capabilities to create the twin curved screen which make the S6 Edge unlike any other smartphone. Importantly, this differentiator […]

 
 

Solar Impulse 2 Soars Across the Skies of Abu Dhabi

Solar Impulse 2 Soars Across the Skies of Abu Dhabi

Solar Impulse 2, the solar aircraft of Swiss pioneers Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, soared across the skies of Abu Dhabi during its first test flights in the emirate on Thursday. With Piccard and Borschberg taking turns in the cockpit, the revolutionary single-seater sustainable aircraft will attempt the solar-powered flight […]

 
 

Adobe Photoshop Turns Twenty Five

A Cultural Icon, Photoshop Shapes the Way we View the World Adobe Photoshop, the imaging software that continues to redefine creativity in the digital age, turns 25 today. Photoshop touches virtually all the inspirational imagery that surrounds us: the high-impact logo on your morning cup of coffee; the new app […]

 
 

Outrageously Amazing Dubai Time-lapse Video

Outrageously Amazing Dubai Time-lapse Video

There are time-lapse videos and then there are time-lapse videos. A new stunning Dubai time-lapse video has raised the bar all the way and a bit further. So much so that it might make you go breathless! Hence, viewer discretion is advised UK based time-lapse photographer Rob Whitworth has taken the […]

 
 

Region’s first video interview platform MyInterview.org launched

Region’s first video interview platform MyInterview.org launched

Urban Associates Ltd today announced the launch of the My Interview platform (www.myinterview.org), the region’s first video interview platform, that allows sustainable hiring for all types of organizations and takes talent acquisition to the next level of precision. The My Interview is also the web’s first video interview platform supporting […]

 
 

Samsung CEO BK Yoon Shares Innovation Strategy

Samsung CEO BK Yoon Shares Innovation Strategy

The President and CEO of Samsung Electronics, BK Yoon, today delivered a speech at the Government Summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, outlining Samsung Electronics’ innovation strategy and its vision for the future. The Summit convenes thousands of the world’s foremost leaders in the public sector to share and discuss […]

 
 

Flyability wins first Drones ‘World Cup’

Flyability wins first Drones ‘World Cup’

Flyability’s “crash-happy” Gimball drone won the US$1 million grant in the International Competition in ‘UAE Drones for Good Award‘ Etisalat and Wadi Drones wins the UAE Government Entities Award and the National Competition respectively The winners of the first ‘UAE Drones for Good Award’, the largest award of its kind […]

 
 

Media Fragmentation Presents Opportunity For Marketers

Media Fragmentation Presents Opportunity  For Marketers

The ever-increasing number of media channels presents an opportunity for marketers to differentiate how they mix and play the media, according to a recent study from Connected Life by TNS, the world’s largest custom market research organisation. This observation throws cold water on the notion that media fragmentation is one […]

 
 

House needs cleaning? Book it online!

House needs cleaning? Book it online!

Helpling will now take online booking for professional cleaning in the UAE      Helpling, the first global online platform for home cleaning services, has announced its launch in Dubai today. The innovative location-based service enables people to book professional cleaners within 60 seconds. The launch in the UAE reinforces Helpling’s […]

 
 

UAE Drones for Good award short-lists 39 contestants

UAE Drones for Good award short-lists 39 contestants

UAE Government-led initiative, the ‘UAE Drones for Good’ award has short-listed 39 contestants from over 800 applicants. Here is why you should change your perception towards drones. They are not just some annoying flying objects, but can do wonders in the fields of healthcare, safety, disaster relief and even agriculture. […]

 
 

Apple celebrates an incredible quarter, posts record $18 billion profit

Apple celebrates an incredible quarter, posts record $18 billion profit

Apple celebrates an incredible quarter, posting record quarter profit of $18 billion Company posts record quarterly net profit of $18 billion – biggest quarterly profit in history of any company iPhone sales set a new record (74.5 million sold in Q1) Apple’s record iPhone results prove no mobile market leader’s position […]

 
 

London-based Design and Product Studio Brilliant Basics opens office in Dubai

London-based Design and Product Studio Brilliant Basics opens office in Dubai

Design and Product Studio Brilliant Basics Makes Life Simply Better in the Middle East Brilliant Basics establishes Dubai office to serve regional customers Brilliant Basics (bb), a global design and digital product studio headquartered in London, United Kingdom, today announces the launch of its Dubai studio. bb creates intelligent, simple-to-use […]

 
 

UAE Hit by New Breed of Crypto-Locker Ransomware

UAE Hit by New Breed of Crypto-Locker Ransomware

  In the last couple days, IT security solutions vendor ESET has been observing a surge in a new type of cyber-attack. Dubbed CTB-Locker, it is a new variant of the ransomware family and is affecting organizations withing the GCC and in particular the UAE with ESET having recorded multiple […]

 
 

Dubai 360 launches the world’s first online interactive city tour [Photos]

Dubai 360 launches the world’s first online interactive city tour [Photos]

Experience the city’s renowned landmarks and exclusive locations with the click of a button At midnight on January 19, 2015, Dubai 360 officially launched www.Dubai360.com with the first of its kind online interactive tour. The site allows viewers to explore every angle of the city from the comfort of their […]

 
 

Dubai 360 – World’s Largest Interactive City Tour

Dubai 360 – World’s Largest Interactive City Tour

Dubai 360 is touted as the world’s largest interactive city tour   Dubai 360 project is a fully interactive tour of Dubai utilizing the state of the art 360 degree panaromic photos, videos, and timelapses. Through the use of state of the art technology, ‪‎Dubai 360‬ will redefine how cities […]

 
 

The Growing Menace of Fake LinkedIn Profiles

The Growing Menace of Fake LinkedIn Profiles

Most of us use social networking media to ‘consume’ and disseminate information. In this day and age, these networking sites are vying with each other to provide greater levels of innovation for social interaction, information exchange, dialogue and collaboration. The interconnectedness of the global village has never been more intense. […]

 
 

What Your Future House Will Look Like [Infographic]

What Your Future House Will Look Like [Infographic]

With the increasing number of smart devices about to enter your homes, ever wondered what your future house will look like? check out the neat infographic! From the moment you wake up in the morning, the house reacts to your needs. The automated lights turn on slowly to wake you […]

 
 

Zomato acquires Urbanspoon in an all-cash deal

Zomato acquires Urbanspoon in an all-cash deal

India-based restaurant search and discovery company Zomato acquires Urbanspoon, enters the US, Canada and Australia markets. Zomato, the restaurant search app, announced today that it has acquired Urbanspoon for an undisclosed amount in an all-cash deal. The acquisition marks Zomato’s entry into the United States. However, TechCrunch reports that the […]

 
 

Insights on UAE Digital Consumer Habits: ‘Connected Life’ study

Insights on UAE Digital Consumer Habits: ‘Connected Life’ study

Adults in UAE own at least four devices each, bringing the UAE in line with the global average, according to a recent study from Connected Life by market research company TNS. The Connected Life study shows UAE users as spending an average of five hours a day on devices whether […]

 
 

Solar Impulse 2 Arrives in Abu Dhabi

Solar Impulse 2 Arrives in Abu Dhabi

Masdar Sets the Stage for Inspiring Innovation Solar Impulse 2 (Si2), the world’s first solar-powered plane able to fly day and night without a drop of fuel, arrived in Abu Dhabi by cargo plane from Switzerland. Si2’s crew of 80 technicians, engineers and a communications team will spend the next […]

 
 

8 Digital Predictions For 2015

8 Digital Predictions For 2015

Top Digital Predictions For 2015  We have been thinking about our digital strategy for the New Year and what we predict will happen in 2015. You won’t be able to just copy your 2014 digital strategy. Times are changing and so are trends, you need to stay ahead of the […]

 
 

 “Enterprises Need Social Media Strategy” : Glen Gilmore

 “Enterprises Need Social Media Strategy” : Glen Gilmore

An interview with Glen Gilmore Glen D. Gilmore is one of the Top 10 Social Media Influencer according to Forbes. A graduate in law from Widener University School, former two-term mayor for Hamilton and a professor of social media law has many more hats to don. He is also the […]

 
 

Snapchat Ads – Review & Predictions

Snapchat Ads – Review & Predictions

Snapchat Ads | Review & Predictions The increasingly popular image-based app has garnered nearly 100 million active users since its conception in 2011. Currently valued at $10 billion, Snapchat has decided to join its predecessors Facebook and Twitter in capitalizing on its users. In October 2014, the first-ever ad was […]

 
 

Revealed: UAE’s Top Marketers on LinkedIn

Revealed: UAE’s Top Marketers on LinkedIn

The UAE’s Top Marketers on LinkedIn   Marketers in the UAE who are most engaged aren’t just the best connected or the most branded. They are significant assets to the brands that they work for and represent. They are also prolific contributors of information to their peers and network, sharing […]

 
 

10 Hot Consumer Trends for 2015 and Beyond [Infographic]

10 Hot Consumer Trends for 2015 and Beyond [Infographic]

Consumers want technology 24*7!  Ericsson ConsumerLab’s annual report shows that consumers want technology and connectivity to be integrated into all facets of daily life – in everything from bathroom mirrors, to sidewalks and medicine jars • Consumers are becoming more comfortable with ideas that once seemed beyond imagination – like […]

 
 

MENA financial institutions in war against cyber crimes

MENA financial institutions in war against cyber crimes

The outgoing Year 2014 presented a major threat of cyber crimes including hacktivism and spread of western cyber issues to the financial institutions operating in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and future challenges keep haunting the bigwigs of the U.A.E. financial sector. The questions in the minds […]

 
 

Lockheed Martin’s new innovation facility in the UAE

Lockheed Martin’s new innovation facility in the UAE

Global security and aerospace leader Lockheed Martin celebrated the opening of a new innovation centre in Masdar City to explore innovation, advance security and help to achieve the UAE’s vision of building a strong resilient economy. The Centre for Innovation and Security Solutions (CISS) is the first of its kind outside […]

 
 

E-commerce in the Arab World [Infographic]

E-commerce in the Arab World [Infographic]

The Arab World overtakes Asia-Pacific region in e-commerce growth According to recent reports, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is registering a fast growth rate in the e-commerce sector. Statistics put the volume for e-commerce at  $10 billion per year by 2018, an increase from $2.5 billion per year currently. Interestingly, the MENA […]

 
 

Worldwide Smartphone Growth Forecast to Slow: IDC

Worldwide Smartphone Growth Forecast to Slow: IDC

According to a new mobile phone forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, worldwide smartphone shipments will reach a total of nearly 1.3 billion units in 2014, representing an increase of 26.3% over 2013. Looking ahead, IDC expects 1.4 billion smartphones to be shipped worldwide in 2015 for […]

 
 

Philips: Towards sustainable future

Philips: Towards sustainable future

Philips is making a clear move from being a “bulb company” to shouldering corporate social responsibility Philips is reinventing itself as something more than just a light bulb manufacturing company. It is donning the hat of being a corporate giant looking towards technologies of tomorrow, which will better people’s lives and the […]

 
 

UAE among most dynamic countries: ITU report

UAE among most dynamic countries: ITU report

UAE jumped 14 places to the 32nd position, among countries with above-average ICT development index The International Telecommunication Union’s flagship annual Measuring the Information Society Report has identified the UAE among the group of ‘most dynamic countries’, which have recorded above-average improvements in their ICT Development Index (IDI) rank over […]

 
 

Interview: Alexander Rauser, CEO Prototype Interactive

Interview: Alexander Rauser, CEO Prototype Interactive

The first Facebook bank branch in the Middle East was pioneered by Prototype Interactive “As Google continues to get better at connecting related search queries, long, in-depth content will become more of a trend. These pages will rank for both broad head terms and long tail terms Pages that are hyper-targeted […]

 
 

Nokia returns to devices through a bold technology licensing strategy

Nokia returns to devices through a bold technology licensing strategy

Nokia returns to devices through a bold technology licensing strategy Nokia has returned to device market through a bold technology licensing strategy, according to a new analysis from Ian Fogg, Director of Mobile Analysis at IHS Technology. Key points: This is an audacious move by Nokia, and Nokia has a […]

 
 
 
 
 

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