Technology

How To Make Billions From Your Startup

How To Make Billions From Your Startup

Ever wondered if there was a road map for startups to become successful? Here’s how you can learn it through an Infographic. Startups are born not only because of a novel idea, but also because of dissatisfaction. Many big brands of today were startups of yesterday; Google, Facebook, Amazon…the list […]

 
 

Analysis: Middle East IT Spending Trends 2014

Analysis: Middle East IT Spending Trends 2014

Middle East is one of the fastest growing IT markets in the world, providing UAE with opportunities to leverage its diverse foreign human capital in IT related areas. Recovering global economy has improved IT spending, which is anticipated to be USD 3.8 trillion in 2014, an almost 3.2 percent increase over […]

 
 

MENA Banking and Securities companies increase Software spending

MENA Banking and Securities companies increase Software spending

Middle East and North Africa banking and securities companies’ software spending to hit $12.8 billion in 2014 Software spending for the Middle Eastern & North African banking and securities Firms is forecast to grow at 10 percent in 2014, thanks to the expansion strategies of banks and modernizing projects. IT research and […]

 
 

Souq.com’s US$ 150 million Backing Crests Middle East e-commerce Wave

Souq.com’s US$ 150 million Backing Crests Middle East e-commerce  Wave

In an even bigger push for the e-commerce domain in the Middle East, Souq.com, the region’s first e-commerce and online shopping portal, has raised a hefty financial backing of about US$ 150 million or about 551 dirham, with US$ 75 million recently being invested into it by its investor, Naspers. […]

 
 

UAE leads Middle East e-commerce Trends

UAE leads Middle East e-commerce Trends

Ever since electronic commerce or as the popular acronym goes, e-commerce, has come into existence, there has only been positives being raved about it. The concept’s dynamics have been explored thoroughly over the course of the years and with newer technological stimuli making inroads into the commercial spectrum, the relevance […]

 
 

Play, Eat and Sleep well with the new Jawbone UP24

Play, Eat and Sleep well with the new Jawbone UP24

New real-time experience for the UP system Jawbone today announced the launch of UP24 in 29 countries around the world. UP24 is the newest hardware option for the UP system – the wristband, app and data service that helps you understand how you sleep, move and eat so you can make choices to […]

 
 

All you need to know about the new HTC One Smartphone

All you need to know about the new HTC One Smartphone

The new HTC One (M8) smartphone, a followup version of its 2013 version has been getting good reviews from experts. “HTC is hoping to build on the well-received HTC One with its new flagship smartphone, which shares more than just a name with its predecessor. The new One M8 also […]

 
 

Whatsapp’s Proposed VoIP under Security Scanner in UAE: Reports

Whatsapp’s Proposed VoIP under Security Scanner in UAE: Reports

When Facebook acquired Whatsapp, it really was a humongous bit of news that quite forcefully indicated the progressive way of the way social media networks were being consolidated and taken into the future. But for residents and social media users in the Middle East, namely the United Arab Emirates, things […]

 
 

Virgin Mobile Middle East to Launch Services in Saudi

Virgin Mobile Middle East to Launch Services in Saudi

Virgin Mobile Middle East & Africa (VMMEA) today announced that the Board of Directors of the Communications and Information Technology Commission of Saudi Arabia (CITC) have approved the grant of a MVNO License to Virgin Mobile Saudi Consortium. The CITC started the MVNO licence application process in early 2013, and […]

 
 

Middle East and Africa Lead in IT Infrastructure Spending: More Revealing Gartner Trends

Middle East and Africa Lead in IT Infrastructure Spending: More Revealing Gartner Trends

Middle East & Africa IT Infrastructure Spending will Reach $3.5 Billion in 2014 Towards the end of the 20th century – the 1900′s so to speak – there emerged this new fad to call the new millennium as ‘Y2K.’ It was a technological reference that eluded many except for those […]

 
 

Biometric Technology in Healthcare for EHR Data Integrity

Biometric Technology in Healthcare for EHR Data Integrity

The digitization of healthcare is upon us. More hospitals and healthcare providers are implementing computerized patient records, physician order entry systems (CPOE), treatment histories, and even billing information. An Electronic Health Record (EHR) system has major benefits such as: Increasing patient safety by reduction of medical errors Improving organizational outcomes […]

 
 

Dubai launches AED1.1 Billion ‘Silicon Park’ Project

Dubai launches AED1.1 Billion ‘Silicon Park’ Project

‘Silicon Park’ Project to be Completed Q4 2017 Silicon Oasis First to Build Smart Community Spanning Over 150,000 Sq. Metres Buildings to Feature 50% Green Roofs and 50% Solar Energy Generating Photoelectric Panel Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), the regulatory body for Dubai […]

 
 

Samsung to ‘Milk’ Music with New Free and Ad-Free Radio

Samsung to ‘Milk’ Music with New Free and Ad-Free Radio

Samsung has introduced Milk Music a new, free and ad-free radio service. According to Samsung, Milk Music is the the Next Big Thing in Music Free Radio Service with 200 Ad-free Stations Offers Fully Customizable Experience to Your Taste The new radio service offers an effortless and entertaining way to […]

 
 

Shedding Preconceived Notions: The Influence of Technology in MENA

Shedding Preconceived Notions: The Influence of Technology in MENA

Technological penetration in MENA has been quite extensive and all encompassing accounting for very positive trends There’s a lot that the world knows about MENA (Middle-East and North Africa) just as there’s so much more that the world doesn’t know about the region. Suffice to say that what the world […]

 
 

Mozilla to launch $25 Cell Phones: To Crack into the Smart Phone Market Smartly

Mozilla to launch $25 Cell Phones: To Crack into the Smart Phone Market Smartly

Mozilla to launch $25 smart phones in up and coming cell phone markets as a unique way of carrying out market penetration and capitalisation. There was a time, not so long ago that cell phones came and revolutionised the global telecom sector. But as revolutionary as these were, when compared […]

 
 

UAE achieves Nuclear Milestone

UAE achieves Nuclear Milestone

UAE has set a unique precedent in the Middle-eastern region by installing the condenser for its nuclear power plant at Barakah. While many countries are involved in the bid to come out as ‘nuclear super powers’, the United Arab Emirates has set a unique precedent by installing the condenser for […]

 
 

Peering through Google Glasses: The Future of Aviation Sector

Peering through Google Glasses: The Future of Aviation Sector

Virgin Atlantic piloting Google Glass and Sony Smartwatch technology – A pioneering singular technological employment by one of the world’s leading aircraft operators sure to change the face of the global aviation sector If the Wright brothers revolutionised the domain of transportation by inventing the world’s first plane in the […]

 
 

UAE to use drones for government services delivery [VIDEO]

UAE to use drones for government services delivery [VIDEO]

The United Arab Emirates has announced that it plans to use unmanned aerial drones for government services such as to deliver official documents and packages to its citizens and residents. “The UAE will try to deliver its government services through drones. This is the first project of its kind in […]

 
 

Saudi Arabia – 5 year jail term and $800,000 fine for abusive tweets

Saudi Arabia – 5 year jail term and $800,000 fine for abusive tweets

Saudis could face a five-year jail term and up to $800,000 fines for sending offensive tweets Saudi based lawyer Humoud Al-Khaldi told Arab News that “penal action would be taken against offenders in compliance with Article 6 of the Anti-Cyber Crime Law, which stipulates that anyone involved in the production, […]

 
 

Social Media in the MENA region [Infographic]

social media. Photo-Gavin Llewllyne

Social Media usage in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is growing at a fast pace. Majority of the Arab Internet users are less than 40 years old, and almost all of them are on at least one or more social media networks — for several hours a day.  […]

 
 

Google exits handsets, Lenovo gains major mobile boost from Motorola Mobility buy

Google exits handsets, Lenovo gains major mobile boost from Motorola Mobility buy

Lenovo is to buy Motorola Mobility from Google for $2.91bn, including the Motorola brand, current devices such as the Moto X and G, as well as the future product roadmap. Previously, China-headquartered Lenovo purchased IBM’s PC client business in 2005, and IBM’s server business in January 2014. Ian Fogg, Analyst and […]

 
 

Smartphones, tablets, PCs, TVs and gaming consoles to exceed US $750bn

smartphones and tablets

Deloitte 2014 TMT Predictions: Global sales of smartphones, tablets, PCs, TV sets and gaming consoles to exceed US $750 billion -Deloitte: Text message revenues are projected at about US$100 billion in 2014 The top global technology, media, and telecom trends for 2014 include 50 million homes doubling up on pay-television […]

 
 

Samsung’s new generation of TVs – A guide to UHD

Samsung’s new generation of TVs – A guide to UHD

Samsung’s latest Ultra High Definition (UHD) TV offers great image quality. Read this guide to find out why UHD shines when it comes to picture quality. If you haven’t yet discovered the world of Samsung’s Ultra High Definition (UHD) TVs, otherwise referred to as 4KTV, we’ve compiled the following guide that […]

 
 

2014 Dubai Lynx 7-day brief competition opens

2014 Dubai Lynx 7-day brief competition opens

The Dubai Lynx 7-Day Brief, powered by YouTube, has released the 2014 brief and is now accepting entries into the film competition which puts the region’s creative powers to the test. The brief has been set by UNHCR, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Founded in 1950, UNHCR is […]

 
 

How to protect yourself against Creepware

How to protect yourself against Creepware

Symantec defines emerging cyber threat – Remote Access Trojans, and provides best practice tips Often consumers stick a piece of tape over the webcam on their laptop. Many have heard the stories about people being spied on using their own computer or people being blackmailed using embarrassing or incriminating video […]

 
 

How to Take Stunning Smartphone Photos

How to Take Stunning Smartphone Photos

Great tips on taking stunning photos using your smartphone As the cameras on our smartphones become increasingly advanced with each passing generation of mobile technology, the lines between professional-grade and amateur photography are increasingly blurred.  Today, savvy smartphone wielders can snap shots that rival the work of artists who lug […]

 
 

6 Good Reasons to Never Stop Working on Your SEO

6 Good Reasons to Never Stop Working on Your SEO

Expert opinion by Yassine Aissaoui on how to beat your competition and remain ahead in the ever-evolving SEO game. After working on the design and the content of your website, after acquiring inbound links for a few months, you have achieved great SEO results. A lot of your pages are positioned on […]

 
 

Guinness World Record Fireworks show Dubai, Jan 1

Guinness World Record Fireworks show Dubai, Jan 1

Guinness World Record Fireworks Display will take place in Dubai. Dubai will stun the world with the biggest ever fireworks show on New Years Eve! Biggest, Tallest, Largest – are all synonymous with Dubai. The glittering Middle Eastern city has announced its plans to break the Guinness World Record for […]

 
 

Energy Efficiency and Savings a UAE Priority

Energy Efficiency and Savings a UAE Priority

Energy Efficiency can save consumers and businesses money. No matter how ‘green’ the energy supply is — it is not as ‘green’ as conservation. Turning the lights ‘Off” or lowering the demand on the air conditioning unit, always results in real savings. Newer buildings have dramatically lower energy costs per […]

 
 

Mobile Apps – The Key to Forging Stronger Ties between MENA Governments and their Constituents

Mobile Apps – The Key to Forging Stronger Ties between MENA Governments and their Constituents

In today’s increasingly technological world, governments in the region must aim to create well-designed apps that spur citizens and other customers to connect more frequently and directly with the government – maximizing transparency, engagement and participation. The question is: what is the recipe for success? New technologies such as smart­phones, […]

 
 

LinkedIn’s Top ‘Misused’ Keywords [Infographic]

LinkedIn’s Top ‘Misused’ Keywords [Infographic]

LinkedIn’s most overused buzzwords for 2013 and tips on how to make a top LinkedIn Profile  LinkedIn, the world’s top professional social network revealed today the most overused buzzwords in members’ profiles. If ‘creative’ dominated the most overused word in 2011 and 2012, this year ‘responsible’ came at the top. […]

 
 

Solar panel canopy to make 50% of Expo 2020 power

Solar panel canopy to make 50% of Expo 2020 power

by Nicholas Brown. At the centre of Dubai’s 2020 Expo, a flexible canopy of solar panels will be installed above the crowds to generate electrical energy and to provide shade. Solar canopies are one of the most sustainable solar applications because the solar panels not only offset fossil fuel energy […]

 
 

Smartphone apps: Democratisation of photography?

Smartphone apps: Democratisation of photography?

The sheer number of photographs that are taken today are at an all-time high. The question is, can today’s photographs be considered art, or simply millions of ‘captures’ of the mundane? Will billions of new photographers achieve artistic greatness? In previous decades, photographers were required to master the complicated mechanics […]

 
 

Sustainability, lights the way for business

Sustainability, lights the way for business

It was recently announced that Dubai will be the first Middle Eastern city to host a World Expo trade convention, which happens in 2020. With sustainability set to be one of the three core themes at the event, the World Expo site will be built using the latest cleantech available. […]

 
 

With the PS4 release, does social life cease?

With the PS4 release, does social life cease?

With the PS4 Release, Does Social Life Cease? The much anticipated Sony Playstation 4 is to be released in the UAE on December 13th and is widely expected to smash all kinds of one-day sales records upon the initial launch. To celebrate the forthcoming release, a PS4 launch party was held […]

 
 

Website Designer or SEO Expert? Or both?

Website Designer or SEO Expert? Or both?

“The best place to hide a dead body is page 2 of Google search results” ~ Infopixels.com To explain this, we need to delve into the buzzword that is convergence. So what is convergence then? Well, the best example I can use to explain this is the smartphone: We used […]

 
 

2014 Cybersecurity Predictions from Symantec

2014 Cybersecurity Predictions from Symantec

2014 Cybersecurity Predictions from IT security company Symantec By Kevin Haley, Symantec Security Response Whispers. The secret to predicting the future is to listen for the whisper. By the time you’ve heard things in a loud, clear voice they have already come true. I’ve been listening to the whispers in […]

 
 

Web and Technology – The Next Wave

google glass

The future of the web and technology is in constant revision around the world. Several innovations have recently hit the street and it is worthwhile to stay ahead of the changing landscape, or at the very least, learn the latest terminology. While Google Glass, touch screens and Cloud Computing have […]

 
 

Balance of Power: When Machine controls Man

Balance of Power: When Machine controls Man

There’s a growing concern that the advancement of technology will eventually outpace humans’ capacity to keep up. A man named Alvin Toffler wrote about this during the 70’s in his book titled ‘Future Shock’, a term he coined, defined succinctly as ‘too much change in too little time’. This can […]

 
 

SAP helps SAMA improve bill payment efficiency

SAP helps SAMA improve bill payment efficiency

Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) announces step-change for bill payment efficiency with implementation of SAP’s ERP solution The new system to boost SADAD Electronic Bill Presentment and Payment System Project Set To Deliver “Considerable Benefits to Residents Across Saudi Arabia” The Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) today revealed it will […]

 
 
 
 
 

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