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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 […]

 
 

Etihad Airways Partners With Google to Make Flight Search Easier

Etihad Airways Partners With Google to Make Flight Search Easier

Etihad Airways today announced that it has partnered with Google to make it more convenient for travellers to view the airline’s flight schedules and fares on the search engine’s flight search tool. Using Flight Search, travellers in the US, Canada, the UK, the Netherlands, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Poland and […]

 
 

How Ramadan impact MENA Workplace [Infographic]

How Ramadan impact MENA Workplace [Infographic]

Business is slower in Ramadan, reveals survey 94.5% of professionals say that Ramadan lifts their morale at work as it is a peaceful, spiritual, and very special month. 44.5% of respondents say that employee efficiency does not drop during Ramadan; 85% claim higher levels of socialisation between colleagues The Bayt.com […]

 
 

Twitter Diplomacy: How World Leaders Connect on Twitter

Twitter Diplomacy: How World Leaders Connect on Twitter

The annual global study of world leaders on Twitter, Twiplomacy, by Burson-Marsteller, a global public relations and communications firm has revealed that governments and political leaders from around the world has increased their online presence through social media networks. Twiplomacy aims to identify the extent to which world leaders use […]

 
 

QSE Opens Enormous Solar Panel Factory In Qatar

QSE Opens Enormous Solar Panel Factory In Qatar

Qatar Solar Energy has launched an enormous solar panel factory in Qatar, and they even want to expand production further to 2.5 GW. Qatar, a country located halfway down the west coast of the Arabian Gulf, has an arid climate and long summers. Qatar receives 11 hours of sunshine per day […]

 
 

Singapore unveils building blocks of Smart Nation vision

Singapore unveils building blocks of Smart Nation vision

New Smart Nation Platform will provide the technical architecture in Singapore’s ICT blueprint Singapore is gearing up to be the world’s first Smart Nation, building on the achievements of the intelligent Nation 2015 (iN2015) masterplan. To support the vision and enable a Smart Nation, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) will […]

 
 

UAE Prime Minister Launches Arab Social Media Award

UAE Prime Minister Launches Arab Social Media Award

The award will highlight successful examples in Arab social media and use them as a basis to maximise the benefits for society. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, launched a prize award scheme today to reward those who harness […]

 
 

Cybercrime in the Middle East: A Peep Into Future

Cybercrime in the Middle East: A Peep Into Future

Cybercrime appears to be the second most common form of economic crime in the Middle East; Read on to find out how the cyber-security services and laws help you brace against cybercrimes. A study by Cisco’s Middle East ICT Security Study 2014 noted strong adoption of smart devices in the […]

 
 

Middle East Mobile Networks Easy Target for DDoS Cyber Attacks

Middle East Mobile Networks Easy Target for DDoS Cyber Attacks

Mobile Networks in the Middle East are an Easy Target for DDoS Cyber Attacks, says Arbor Networks. Debilitating Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks will be increasingly targeted towards mobile networks in the region as Mobile Network Operators struggle with proper visibility into malicious activity on their networks. Mobile networks […]

 
 

How Mobile and Internet is Transforming the Arab World  

How Mobile and Internet is Transforming the Arab World   

The ongoing mobile and technology revolution will integrate the physical and virtual world, blurring their distinctions and reshape our society way beyond our imagination. The Arab world “With 135 million internet users in the Arab region today – of which 71 million actively use social media platforms, we are witnessing […]

 
 

The 5th Edition of the ArabNet Digital Summit Kicks off in Dubai

The 5th Edition of the ArabNet Digital Summit Kicks off in Dubai

1,000+ participants explore the latest trends and opportunities in digital business The 5th edition of the ArabNet Digital Summit 2014 kicked off this morning at Atlantis the Palm in Dubai. Held with the Strategic Partnership of Digital Media Services (DMS), the conference drew in more than 1,000 participating digital professionals, […]

 
 

Dubai to set up largest entrepreneurship centre in the MENA region

Dubai to set up largest entrepreneurship centre in the MENA region

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), today announced plans to set up Dubai Technology Entrepreneurship Centre (DTEC), the largest entrepreneurship centre in the MENA region within Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the integrated free zone technology park. Set to be launched in Q1 2015, DTEC will encompass over 3,600 square metres that […]

 
 

WhatsApp versus BBM: The Diffusion of Innovation

WhatsApp versus BBM: The Diffusion of Innovation

With Facebook’s recent acquisition of WhatsApp for USD 19 billion, it is only fitting to examine the reasons behind the extensive reach & popularity of this messaging application. With just over 450 million users worldwide, WhatsApp clearly surpasses the 85 million user base of BlackBerry Messenger (BBM). If we go […]

 
 

Google Glass Teardown reveals manufacturing cost to a mere $152

Google Glass Teardown reveals manufacturing cost to a mere $152

Google Glass costs $150 to manufacture but sells for $1500  Teardown analysis is a useful tool for understanding the component and manufacturing cost of electronics devices—but it doesn’t always tell the whole story of the value of a product. IHS teardown of Google Glass reveals that hottest wearable-technology gadget is […]

 
 

MENA Gaming Market: A Highly Optimistic Sector

MENA Gaming Market: A Highly Optimistic Sector

Ever thought about the backstage dynamics driving the games that you are so deeply engrossed in on your mobile, laptop or tab? Read on to understand how your addiction to online games is shaping the industry. Gamers will be inclined towards online and mobile games, weaning away from the consoles […]

 
 

Wearable technology: a Cybersecurity Risk on your Wrist?

Wearable technology: a Cybersecurity Risk on your Wrist?

Computing devices have evolved remarkably in this century. They have moved from our desktop to our laps, then to our pockets and now onto our bodies. Research and market intelligence company, IDC estimates that the wearable devices market will reach a total of 19.2 million units in 2014, driven primarily […]

 
 

The World of Connected Cars and its Burgeoning Apps Economy

The World of Connected Cars and its Burgeoning Apps Economy

By 2020, 191 million vehicles worldwide will be enabled for Google Projected Mode or Apple’s CarPlay; the car is the new frontier for Apple’s and Google’s mobile competition. Smartphone apps integration software from Apple and Google are forecast to be sold in more than 55 million cars by 2020 in […]

 
 

Understanding the ROI in Usability

Understanding the ROI in Usability

How do you define ROI for usability and user experience (UX) in design, and how do you measure the ROI? RBBi’s Amol Kadam discuss these in this insightful article. In our 2.5 years at RBBi and in my career of 15 years before that, what I have seen is that […]

 
 

IHS Forum Identifies Key Points for Middle East Economic Growth

IHS Forum Identifies Key Points for Middle East Economic Growth

As far as economic prosperity is concerned, one doesn’t have to look towards the otherwise conventional Western countries nor towards the Far East, in China. It’s in the Middle East that the treasure trove of economic prosperity lies with new highs being expected in the forthcoming two decades. Scott Key, […]

 
 

Top Tech Buyouts [Infographic]

Top Tech Buyouts [Infographic]

Did you know that big tech companies like Google or Facebook acquire promising start-ups not only to get their ideas and products, but also to take over the brilliant people that created them. For example, Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus Rift allowed them to hire John Cormack, a pioneer in 3D […]

 
 

Virtualization, Cloud-based solutions hamper MEA Enterprise Hardware Market Growth

Adoption of virtualization in datacenters and cloud-based infrastructures are causing the Middle East and Africa (MEA) enterprise hardware market, comprising servers and external storage, to remain in a passive state.   The Middle East and Africa (MEA) enterprise hardware market, comprising servers and external storage, remains in a passive state according […]

 
 

The psychology behind the Google Glass backlash

The psychology behind the Google Glass backlash

Love it or hate it, everyone seems to have an opinion about Google Glass. With the product recently making headlines through a one-day sale, the introduction of a free trial period, and major changes in product design, this surge in attention is only fitting.  A significant portion of the consumer […]

 
 

Samsung Galaxy S5: Previewing the Unparalleled Visioning of Mobile Phone Technology

Samsung Galaxy S5: Previewing the Unparalleled Visioning of Mobile Phone Technology

The fifth-gen of Samsung’s uber-elite Galaxy S series was launched in Dubai by the South Korean technology giant on the 2nd April 2014. The Smartphone looks to provide an enriched mobile phone usage to the end consumers with highly pioneering up gradation to the most sought-after Smartphone features.   According […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 
 
 
 

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