Technology

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 […]

 
 

Souq.com launch ‘White Friday’, Middle East’s Biggest Online Shopping Day

Souq.com launch ‘White Friday’, Middle East’s Biggest Online Shopping Day

Souq,com gets “Black Friday” to Middle East, refuses to import the name. Watch out for “White Friday” Deals November 26th will be your day to shop Souq.com’s White Friday deals through mobile app. The next days, 27th – 28th November, watch out for some deals at Souq.com. Big brands such […]

 
 

Meet asamies.com, the Domain Branding People

Meet asamies.com, the Domain Branding People

Interview with Abdelraziq, Co-founder & Managing Director – asamies.com – Middle East and North Africa’s first marketplace for brandable business and domain names.   To start a business, you need a catchy domain name, branding and a nice logo. Ever thought that an online venture can provide you all that and if in confusion, […]

 
 

Dubai aims to become a Global Innovation Powerhouse in 5 years

Dubai aims to become a Global Innovation Powerhouse in 5 years

Sheikh Mohammed’s AED4.5 billion vision for Dubai’s Internet City and Media City will create a global innovation powerhouse, according to Dubai Holding’s Chairman, Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi. Al Gergawi has confirmed that new projects representing an AED 4.5 billion investment for Dubai’s Internet City and Dubai Media City will be […]

 
 

Dubai to invest Dhs4.5bn in Internet and Media Zones to foster Innovation

Dubai to invest Dhs4.5bn in Internet and Media Zones to foster Innovation

Mohammed bin Rashid launches new vision for Internet City and Media City with AED 4.5 billion (US $1.2bn) for innovation projects His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has launched a new vision for Dubai’s internet and […]

 
 

Sony to open The World’s First Xperia Aquatech Store in Dubai

Sony to open The World’s First Xperia Aquatech Store in Dubai

Sony Mobile set to launch The World’s First Xperia Aquatech Store in Dubai Sony Mobile Communications AB Middle East and Africa is excited to announce that The World’s First Xperia Aquatech Store is nearing completion. The store, set to debut off the coast of Dubai on the 3rd December, will […]

 
 

IIT Delhi bags top prize at the GITEX competition

IIT Delhi bags top prize at the GITEX competition

Indian students shine at the GITEX Technology Week Student Lab competition with their innovative women protection device. A team of five from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi bagged the top award at the GITEX Technology Week Student Lab competition for ProtectMe, a product which enhances women’s safety by […]

 
 

UAE aims to become one of the Most Innovative Countries in the World

UAE aims to become one of the Most Innovative Countries in the World

The UAE will become one of the most innovative countries in the world through a focus on seven sectors: renewable energy, transport, education, health, technology, water and space. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched a […]

 
 

Cisco to Power Dubai Design District Smart City Pilot

Cisco to Power Dubai Design District Smart City Pilot

Cisco to Power Dubai Design District Smart City Pilot Dubai Design District (d3) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Cisco to explore potential joint opportunities in deploying new smart services and applications in the Dubai Design District based on Cisco’s Smart+Connected City (S+CC) solutions portfolio and overall ICT […]

 
 

Silicon Valley Start-up TINT Set to Invigorate Digital Engagement in the Middle East

Silicon Valley Start-up TINT Set to Invigorate Digital Engagement in the Middle East

TINT is the first social media hub launching in the Middle East to allow brands to collect and curate all social feeds and #hashtags to display them anywhere. Silicon Valley start-up working with the region’s top brands and marketing agencies to create campaigns for Ferrari World, du and Dubai Mall. […]

 
 

Social Business – The New Trend in the Middle East

Social Business – The New Trend in the Middle East

Deloitte: Is social business the new trend in the Middle East? 2014 Research report lately released by Deloitte and MIT Sloan Management Review reveals that nearly two thirds of surveyed companies globally find social business initiatives —including social media, social software and social networks—are positively impacting their business outcomes. Based […]

 
 

Mangalyaan: History-making Mission to Mars

Mangalyaan: History-making Mission to Mars

There is often a thin line between success and failure that tends to overlap one another. In case, of India’s maiden Mission to Mars (MOM) via the unmanned rocket – aptly named – Mangalyaan, there were no lines crossed between success and failure, with the former absolutely thumping the latter. […]

 
 

Mars Mission – Cheaper than an Oscar-Winning Movie

Mars Mission – Cheaper than an Oscar-Winning Movie

Indian scientists exult over the first ever maiden successful mars mission costing lesser than the Oscar-winning movie “Gravity” about astronauts stranded in space.  INDIA’S MOM India’s population of 1.2 billion is celebrating the scientists of the space agency, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) who registered India’s name among the elite […]

 
 

Souqalmal.com – Making Sense of Business

Souqalmal.com – Making Sense of Business

  Middle East comparison website Souqalmal.com , which is based in Dubai, aims to make the market easier for all of us to understand when it comes to financial and insurance products, schools and nurseries. Following an investment of USD 1.2m by Hummingbird Ventures in its second round of funding, it is set […]

 
 

IT Services Providers Urged to Become Strategic Advisors

IT Services Providers Urged to Become Strategic Advisors

IT service providers need to become strategic advisors as the UAE market gears up for a sustained period of growth, says IDC in their latest report. UAE IT services market set to grow 15.5% year on year in 2014 UAE IT services revenue set to reach $3,356.44 million by 2018 […]

 
 

Mobile Subscriber Data Usage Trends in the Middle East

Mobile Subscriber Data Usage Trends in the Middle East

Latest Citrix Mobile Analytics Report Reveals Subscriber Preferences and the Impact of Video on Mobile Networks in the Middle East Today, Citrix released the Citrix Mobile Analytics Report for the second half of 2014 providing insight into subscriber behavior and related factors that determine quality of experience (QoE) for mobile […]

 
 

Social Media: Four Steps To an Outreach Program

Social Media: Four Steps To an Outreach Program

Influencer Program on Social Media: The Value of one Passionate Fan In this article Danielle Kamar provide details on how to define influencers, how to build a connection with them as a brand and how to eventually use them as a launch pad for product awareness. Sneezers. Or as they […]

 
 

Meet UAE’s Top Video Blogger

Meet UAE’s Top Video Blogger

Youth these days find it particularly hilarious when older people, (and by older I am referring to those of us who witnessed Y2K), narrate how life was before social media, apps, iDevices and platforms like YouTube. The whole notion of life without such platforms is deemed outlandish. But you know […]

 
 

UAE Ranks Top 3 in World in Mobile Banking Adoption

UAE Ranks Top 3 in World in Mobile Banking Adoption

Global Banking Sector Increases IT Spend to Meet Customer and Regulatory Demands, with 65% Saying Mobile is Most Important Tech Trend: SAP Study The UAE ranks as one of the world’s top three countries in mobile banking adoption, according to a new global SAP study on technology in banking. Mobile […]

 
 
 
 
 

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