Technology

UAE busts Nigerian cyber criminal gang

UAE busts Nigerian cyber criminal gang

UAE busts Nigerian cyber criminal gang operating from the Emirate of Ajman, targeting victims in the US. Tools of the crime recovered in raid include electronic devices; financial remittance documents; hacking software; bank accounts; and a list of more than 5 million electronic bank accounts targeted by the gang. The […]

 
 

Middle East prefers flexible work hours over salary hike!

Middle East prefers flexible work hours over salary hike!

Almost 50% of Survey Respondents Would Choose Flexible Hours Over Salary Increase; Aruba Networks Increased mobile technology usage at work is revolutionizing the Middle East workforce, creating a generation of more efficient ‘Desk-Independent’ employees, according to industry experts. Figures from the latest International Data Corporation (IDC) study on the growing […]

 
 

Want to pick up Merlin Digital’s new travel products?

Want to pick up Merlin Digital’s new travel products?

Merlin Digital’s introduces yet another range of smart innovative products Merlin Digital, a leading technology company dedicated to making a smarter world through innovative offerings, has unveiled its range of travel products. Pioneering in introducing groundbreaking gadgets each time has enabled Merlin to be UAE’s most preferred brand in consumer […]

 
 

Internet Usage Trends During Ramadan

Internet Usage Trends During Ramadan

Ramadan online trends reveal shifting Internet consumption Ramadan is unlike any other time of the year in the Muslim world. It affects almost every aspect of people’s lives – and online time spent is no exception. During Ramadan, the digital behaviours of many consumers change significantly, requiring businesses to change their […]

 
 

Google Translate vs Human Translation comparison [Infographic]

Google Translate vs Human Translation comparison [Infographic]

Infographic compares the strengths of Google Translate vs Human Translation, which is still superior, and tell you when you should use when. With the rapid development and evolution of real-time applications and information, the ability to obtain required data has become second nature. That has evolved into instant translation services […]

 
 

In Depth: Fetchr to fuel e-commerce in MENA

In Depth: Fetchr to fuel e-commerce in MENA

Dubai-based Fetchr raises $11 million in its aim to solve logistical issues of emerging markets. Now deliver packages even to places without ZIP Codes. The primary target industry for Fetchr is technology. The Fetchr story – all about how it started Idriss Al Rifai, while at an event in Silicon Valley California […]

 
 

Jawbone Launches UP2 in UAE

Jawbone Launches UP2 in UAE

Jawbone today announced the launch of the UP2 activity tracker in the United Arab Emirates. UP2 is the successor to the popular UP24 band with an all-new industrial design that’s 45% smaller than its predecessor. The UP2 wristband offers the same stylish, new design as the UP3 band, but with […]

 
 

Apple Music, is it ready to take on the world?

Apple Music, is it ready to take on the world?

The iconic electronics company, Apple, fails to touch the word “revolutionary”. So happy for Tim, Jimmy and everyone at @AppleMusic + Beats1. I’m excited to be a part of it. ❤️💋 pic.twitter.com/SGFhWLeVTF — Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) June 9, 2015 This week of 2015 saw Apple unveil a subscription music service. […]

 
 

Fetchr to use GPS to deliver goods in the Middle East

Fetchr to use GPS to deliver goods in the Middle East

Peer to peer shipping becomes a snap with GPS enabled Fetchr app First Silicon Valley funded app in MENA does away with directions to provide intuitive shipping and logistics solution  UAE based Fetchr announced today the launch of their app that gives both the community and businesses the ability to […]

 
 

Video Streaming boom in Western Europe [Infographic]

Video Streaming boom in Western Europe [Infographic]

Video streaming is booming in Western Europe with Netflix subscribers to more than double in the region, reveals IHS Technology’s infographic. According to the statement released by the company on April 15th 2015, several major milestones were achieved in Q1: subscribers in the US surpassed 40 million; 20 million internationally; […]

 
 

IRENA sets high standards with new building

IRENA sets high standards with new building

IRENA’s new complex in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, is a fitting step forward to its energy mission The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) reinforced UAE’s status as a global energy leader with its newly inaugurated headquarters in Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City on June 3, 2015 (Wednesday). The new complex– the 32,000 m2 […]

 
 

Content Marketing gaining momentum in the Middle East

Content Marketing gaining momentum in the Middle East

Results from the Middle East’s Content Marketing survey announced  Research by Zeentee.com shows that 60% of marketers in the region plan to increase content marketing budgets over the next year. Zeentree.com has released findings from its first survey on the importance of content marketing in the Middle East.  The survey […]

 
 

Innovation, Investment and Smart Government to drive ArabNet 2015 Agenda

Innovation, Investment and Smart Government to drive ArabNet 2015 Agenda

Innovation, Investment and Smart Government to drive ArabNet 2015 Agenda 3RD Edition of ArabNet Digital Summit returns to the UAE with over 1,200 attendees expected The 3rd ArabNet Digital Summit opened today with three key themes set to drive the conference agenda, innovation, investment and smart government according to founder […]

 
 

Middle East IT spending hit by low oil prices & economic factors

Middle East IT spending hit by low oil prices & economic factors

Gartner Says Middle East and Africa IT Infrastructure Spending Will Reach $3.4 Billion in 2015 Analysts Will Examine Key Trends in Infrastructure and Operations at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2015 May 19-21, Dubai  IT infrastructure spending in the Middle East and Africa is forecast to reach $3.48 billion, a 0.9 percent increase […]

 
 

Dubai joins global Smart City App Hack challenge

Dubai joins global Smart City App Hack challenge

Dubai joins the global Smart City App Hack challenge Dubai, Barcelona, Helsinki and Ghent are the cities currently confirmed to participate in the Smart City App Hack, a new global app challenge that is just starting. The cities will join forces aiming to create a network of citizens that will […]

 
 

Mark Zuckerberg on Net Neutrality

Mark Zuckerberg on Net Neutrality

Mark Zuckerberg (reproduced from his Facebook Profile) Over the past week in India, there has been a lot written about Internet.org and net neutrality. I’d like to share my position on these topics here for everyone to see. First, I’ll share a quick story. Last year I visited Chandauli, a small village […]

 
 

Is India ready for the mobile wallet boom?

Is India ready for the mobile wallet boom?

Using yourmobile phone as a handy tool for financial transactions, instead of cash or cards, has become a reality with mobile wallets (m-Wallets), and though a relatively new concept, it is fast gaining popularity across the world. With the human race’s increasing penchant for ‘all things technology’ to make life […]

 
 

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge most expensive Galaxy S line smartphone yet built

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge most expensive Galaxy S line smartphone yet built

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is the most expensive Galaxy S line smartphone yet built, reveals IHS teardown. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone with 64GB has a BOM of $284.85, while that of Apple iPhone 6 Plus is only $236.04 Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Pricier to Build, Cheaper to Buy than Comparable Apple iPhone […]

 
 

MEFCC 2015: A Bigger, Better and Crazier Comicon

MEFCC 2015: A Bigger, Better and Crazier Comicon

The Middle East Film and Comic Con is the region’s largest popular culture festival showcasing Film, TV, Sci-Fi, Animation, Gaming, Manga, Comics, Collectibles and more. Fans can meet celebrities, buy exclusive merchandise, take part in creative workshops & competitions, compete in gaming tournaments or just relax with friends and family. […]

 
 

A Day Without Technology. Can You Imagine?

A Day Without Technology. Can You Imagine?

Over dependence on tech gadgets is something that is fast becoming a hallmark to define the present generation. The overpowering influence of  social media has found child engagement like never before. According to recent research, children below the age of 13 are increasingly visible on social media sites. 38% of […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

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 […]