Technology

Infographic: UAE Online Consumers Shopping Trends Revealed

Infographic: UAE Online Consumers Shopping Trends Revealed

– The Global Cross-Border report shows Middle-East as one of the regions with the highest incidence of cross-border online shoppers  –  UAE consumers continue to increase their online shopping. In 2016, 68% of adults in UAE shopped online in the past 12 months, increasing from 63% in 2015  – UAE […]

 
 

Six Key Marketing Trends for 2017

Six Key Marketing Trends for 2017

Six key marketing trends identified for 2017 Warc, the global marketing intelligence service, has today released Toolkit 2017, an annual examination of forthcoming challenges faced by marketers around the world. The report identifies six topics which marketers will be looking to in the coming year. “We’ve reviewed the best of […]

 
 

Middle East Startups facing Funding Crunch despite Great Ideas and Opportunities

Middle East Startups facing Funding Crunch despite Great Ideas and Opportunities

ICAEW: investors should have more confidence in regional start-ups Raising funds in the Middle East remains challenging despite the great start-up ideas and the myriad opportunities that the region has to offer investors, according to accountancy and finance body ICAEW. This was the consensus during ICAEW’s Corporate Finance Faculty roundtable […]

 
 

A2Zarabia.com aims to create the First Online Ecosystem in the Middle East

Dubai-based entrepreneur is on a mission to make life easy with a one stop portal for all online needs, in the AED 9.2 billion industry A Dubai-based entrepreneur team has launched A2Zarabia.com as the first online ecosystem in the Middle East. A2Zarabia.com is a comprehensive one stop shop for all […]

 
 

Brndstr seeks to be your creative branding solution

Brndstr seeks to be your creative branding solution

Brndstr is an innovation house for brands and agencies. Think of Brndstr as an extension to your company’s creative team, and providing with technical solutions. They also help companies with their social tech campaigns. Here is an exclusive interview with Simon Hudson,  CEO and Founder – Brndstr.com. How will you explain […]

 
 

Cybercrime hits 2.5mn UAE consumers last year

Cybercrime hits 2.5mn UAE consumers last year

Norton Cyber Security Insights Report shows hackers are honing their skills to take advantage of complacent consumers Norton Cyber Security Insights Report released by Symantec revealed that 2.53 million consumers in the UAE have been victims of online crime in the past year as hackers take advantage of consumer complacency. […]

 
 

Middle East braces itself for the biggest White Friday 2016 on SOUQ.com

Middle East braces itself for the biggest White Friday 2016 on SOUQ.com

As the region’s avid online shoppers get set for another record-breaking 4-day shopping festival, SOUQ.com ensures a seamless and exciting shopping experience for customers • 25K exclusive new deals to be launched on the website and mobile app • SOUQ.com gears up for 20 million visits during White Friday • […]

 
 

Presenting Alpha 7R II- The smallest and lightest full-frame digital camera from Sony

Presenting Alpha 7R II- The smallest and lightest full-frame digital camera from Sony

Arabian Gazette’s review of Sony Alpha 7R II mirrorless DSLR camera Sony has definitely hogged limelight and got the industry talking about its game-changing innovations in lens and sensor technology. Now, it is slowly creating its mark in the professional photography segment too, with the introduction of a new line-up of products including professional DSLR’s […]

 
 

Noon.com to revolutionize ecommerce in the Middle East

E-commerce marketplace set to boom with the launch of Noon.com in Dubai and Riyadh An online shopping platform featuring 20 million products has been launched in Dubai and Riyadh. Emirati billionaire and businessman Mohamed Alabbar will surely be calling the shots of the new and improved face of ecommerce in the region. Ecommerce, […]

 
 

Blockchain Conference comes to Abu Dhabi

Blockchain Conference comes to Abu Dhabi

Blockchain Conference Abu Dhabi will be held on December 8 at Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi. Many people know it as the technology behind Bitcoin, but block chain’s potential uses extend far beyond digital currencies. Blockchain’s admirers include Bill Gates and Richard Branson, and banks and insurers are falling head over heels […]

 
 

Careem partners with Apple – now you book a ride via Siri

Careem partners with Apple – now you book a ride via Siri

Careem, the region’s leading app-based car booking service, today announced a new strategic partnership with Apple Inc. whereby Careem users or “Careemers” can now order a Careem ride in just seconds, through Siri, a computer program that works as an intelligent personal assistant and knowledge navigator, part of Apple Inc.’s […]

 
 

Panasonic’s Drone shaped BalloonCam hogs limelight at the Tech Week

Panasonic’s Drone shaped BalloonCam hogs limelight at the Tech Week

GITEX Technology Week has been a proving ground for technological innovation like 3D printing, virtual reality, and drones and this year it has even set a guiness world record for the most number of participants riding in a virtual reality roller coaster. At the backdrop of the tech week this […]

 
 

UAE’s First 3D-Printed Car Launched at GITEX

UAE’s First 3D-Printed Car Launched at GITEX

UAE-based robotics company DigiRobotics launched WiGo – UAE’s first 3D-printed autonomous vehicle at the GITEX Technology Week.  The first unmanned vehicle manufactured, assembled, and programmed in the UAE – WiGo is ideal for mega-events, and was used during the Technology week to ferry passengers from the metro station to the […]

 
 

Etisalat’s Unveils its advanced future-defining wearable – The ‘Etisalat Smart Ring’ at Gitex Tech Week

Etisalat’s Unveils its advanced future-defining wearable – The ‘Etisalat Smart Ring’ at Gitex Tech Week

Etisalat announced the use of its advanced future-defining wearable – the ‘Etisalat Smart Ring’ to enable enhanced customer interaction for GITEX Technology Week 2016 visitors. The event was held at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) starting October 16-22 2016. The ‘Etisalat Smart Ring’ is an NFC (near field communication) enabled […]

 
 

Another world-record for Dubai and this time for Virtual Reality

Another world-record for Dubai and this time for Virtual Reality

From the largest Fireworks Display to the highest base jump to longest graffiti scroll, Dubai holds some of the world’s most interesting records. Now it has successfully achieved another Guinness World Record last week at Dubai World Trade Center for most participants riding in a virtual reality roller coaster in one hour. […]

 
 

Facebook holds social media workshops for SME’s at Gitex Tech Week

Facebook holds social media workshops for SME’s at Gitex Tech Week

The social networking giant Facebook recently organized a series of workshops at the Startup movement in the backdrop of GITEX Tech Week 2016. The workshops raised much attention and interest from participants not only from the region, but also from across the globe. Facebook has, over the years become a much […]

 
 

Thought Leaders at PHD’s BrainScape 2016 look at the technologies that define the future

Thought Leaders at PHD’s BrainScape 2016 look at the technologies that define the future

Media network’s annual conference draws over 400 delegates with future-shaping trends Alwyn Toffler the noted American Author and Futurist back in the technologically less-advanced 1970 predicted a communication revolution in his international best-selling book Future Shock. In the book he argued that accelerated rate of advancement in technology and social change would leave […]

 
 

Startups Disrupting Middle East’s Digital Economy

Startups Disrupting Middle East’s Digital Economy

SAP Launches Talent Search for Innovative Startups Across MENA One of the world’s largest technology companies announced a talent search for entrepreneurs across the Middle East North Africa region to support groundbreaking ideas with a long-term impact for the region and beyond. Startups and entrepreneurs are disrupting the Middle East’s […]

 
 

Snacking on Technology – Freedom Pizza

Snacking on Technology – Freedom Pizza

Pizza, US Roadtrips and Geeking out on technology = Freedom Pizza Founder & CEO, Ian Ohan Week 2 of 52 weeks of inspiration and SwissGulf Partners were lucky enough to catch up with Freedom Pizza CEO, Ian Ohan. We chatted about the incredible success of Freedom Pizza and Ian’s outlook […]

 
 

Syfy celebrates regional debut on OSN with VR hybrid series

Syfy celebrates regional debut on OSN with VR hybrid series

Syfy celebrates regional debut only on OSN with unveiling of Virtual Reality hybrid series and new programming line-up The only science fiction-focused TV channel in the region delivers brand new sci-fi content, including genre-defining movies & iconic TV shows, along with new series New series includes: Hunters – From the […]

 
 

UAE based Luxury Online Retailer The Luxury Closet Raises $7.8mn Series B Funding

UAE based Luxury Online Retailer The Luxury Closet Raises $7.8mn Series B Funding

The Luxury Closet Raises $7.8 Million Series B Financing Led by Wamda Capital and MEVP Investment will help accelerate regional expansion and enhance user experience Theluxurycloset.com, the fast-growing online marketplace that buys, sells, and consigns personal luxury goods, mostly pre-owned and at a discounted price, announced today that it has […]

 
 

The Internet of “Threats” Expands with Connected Devices

The Internet of “Threats” Expands with Connected Devices

With expanding Internet of Things comes expanding Threats. Here’s the latest research from Symantec on the ever-evolving threat landscape and what you as a consumer can do about it Symantec today revealed new research demonstrating how cybercriminal networks are taking advantage of lax Internet of Things (IoT) device security to […]

 
 

Panasonic Develops LUMIX GH5 with 4K/60p Video and Breakthrough 6K Photo

Panasonic Develops LUMIX GH5 with 4K/60p Video and Breakthrough 6K Photo

Panasonic Announces World’s First 4K 60p/50p Video Recording Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera LUMIX GH5 Featuring ‘6K PHOTO’ Panasonic has announced that it has developed a new Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) Camera LUMIX GH5 that is capable of recording smooth, high-precision 4K 60p/50p and faithful 4:2:2 10-bit 4K video*3 for the […]

 
 

Analysis: Apple iPhone 7 and Apple Watch 2 Launch

Analysis: Apple iPhone 7 and Apple Watch 2 Launch

Apple is takings risks with the iPhone 7 & Apple Watch to return to smartphone growth – Analysis by Ian Fogg, Head of Mobile Analysis, IHS Technology iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus feature breakthrough new camera systems, the best battery life ever on an iPhone, and water and dust […]

 
 

Mobile & Social Networks: The Big Profit Mantra For Businesses [Infographic]

Mobile & Social Networks: The Big Profit Mantra For Businesses [Infographic]

If internet opened up a pandora’s box of opportunities for businesses, internet on mobiles have amplified it many times over for both buyers and sellers. Customers now have their favourite brands just a click away with most brands opting for apps or presence on social network sites. As the realtime […]

 
 

UAE Based Startup Revolutionizes Corporate Marketing through its Brand Engagement Platform-Cwikwin

UAE Based Startup Revolutionizes Corporate Marketing through its Brand Engagement Platform-Cwikwin

UAE Based Startup Revolutionizes Corporate Marketing through its Brand Engagement Platform-Cwikwin Cwikwin celebrates its second anniversary. Cwikwin team has successfully given away over AED 100,000 worth of free prizes to its users. Cwikwin has attracted 100,000 users and shown 200 Contests since its launch. Cwikwin has secured US$1 Million in […]

 
 

Blockchain Revolution: Digitizing Economy

Blockchain Revolution: Digitizing Economy

Blockchain technology is fast emerging as a key enabler for innovation. But there is still a lot of ambiguity around it. Global consulting and technology firm Booz Allen Hamilton demystifies this generational-disruptive force and explains why it matters in the GCC New and emerging blockchain technologies are integral to supporting and realizing a digital […]

 
 

NASA-Inspired Technology Ignites Digital Product for Muslims

NASA-Inspired Technology Ignites Digital Product for Muslims

NASA-INSPIRED TECHNOLOGY IGNITES DIGITAL PRODUCT FOR MUSLIMS  TIMEZ5 launches Muslim Physiology course as a digital product after years of excessive demand to help reach millions globally. TIMEZ5 is offering the $49 course for free throughout the month of Ramadan and Eid 2016. TIMEZ5 Global Inc., the creator of the world’s […]

 
 

Facebook now has 114m monthly active users in MENA

Facebook now has 114m monthly active users in MENA

Latest numbers revealed by world’s biggest social networking company shows that more than 100 million people connect, discover and share on Facebook on mobile across the MENA region Regional mobile growth results in 114 million monthly active regional users Every day Facebook has 8 billion video views globally Facebook in […]

 
 

Etisalat launches High-speed public WiFi, Free for mobile data customers

Etisalat launches High-speed public WiFi, Free for mobile data customers

  Etisalat announced today the launch of ‘UAE WiFi by Etisalat’ – the telco’s high-speed public WiFi in the UAE. It lets UAE’s residents connect to the Internet using their mobile devices in more than 250 major public locations across the country at topmost speeds and the highest available quality […]

 
 

Remarketing on Facebook is the in-thing: Hania Hoss

Remarketing on Facebook is the in-thing: Hania Hoss

Interview with Hania Hoss, where she talks about all things digital and social media Hania ElSolh Hoss is a social and digital media manager based out of Dubai. She has been associated with the world’s most sought after brands such as Nike, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Crocs. During her free time, she develops mobile applications […]

 
 

YouTube goes premium!

YouTube goes premium!

From an amalgam of short clips on the web in 2005, Youtube has grown exponentially in the past decade since its founding. The video czar recently took its next big step with the announcement of YouTube Red – a premium service that will eliminate ads and provide exclusive original contents […]

 
 

Middle East towards digital transformation

Middle East towards digital transformation

  Simplifying operations through real-time analysis of data from different divisions is very important Middle East enterprises must recruit higher level strategists to drive digital transformations, global CIOs urged during GITEX Technology Week 2015’s conferences program. As the Internet of Things era advances in the Middle East, Frost & Sullivan […]

 
 

Meraas and AliCloud launch joint venture—Yvolv

Meraas and AliCloud launch joint venture—Yvolv

Yvolv will provide scalable and flexible customized solutions in cloud computing, digital consulting, and system integration in the MENA region. Dubai Ruler owned entity Meraas and the China-based Alibaba Group’s cloud computing subsidiary, AliCloud, plan to launch their joint venture Yvolv at GITEX Technology Week 2015. “In line with the […]

 
 

UAE readies for personalized gourmet food experience

UAE readies for personalized gourmet food experience

Foodiac – the new “Airbnb for chefs” challenges the dining market in UAE Foodiac, a Finland based start-up marketplace for high-end professional private chefs and allied services, expands its base in UAE. Supported by Turn8-accelarator, the start-up aims to bring together host of new, local, national and international chefs at […]

 
 

An online Arabic content revolution in the making?

An online Arabic content revolution in the making?

Middle East’s Top VC predicts Arabic content revolution in the making BECO sees great opportunities in Arabic digital content in the region Arabic: 4th most popular language globally 60% of Arabic speakers prefer browsing internet content in Arabic 97% in Saudi Arabia and Egypt BECO Capital, a regional venture capital firm […]

 
 

Region’s First Ever Tech Innovation Lounge Opens in Dubai Media City

Region’s First Ever Tech Innovation Lounge Opens in Dubai Media City

CREATIVE INDUSTRY FIRST: DUBAI TO GET A TASTE OF FLUX INNOVATION Engage Works and StartJG unite to launch Dubai’s first ever tech innovation lounge Interactive technology group Engage Works and strategic brand design agency StartJG bring the Flux Innovation Lounge to the Middle East Engage Works and StartJG have today […]

 
 

Infographic: Water Means Business in the Middle East

Infographic: Water Means Business in the Middle East

Efficient water management can drive long term business success Dow Water & Process Solutions, the global leader in sustainable water separation and purification technologies identifies water trends and warns businesses to invest in water management to save bottom line Water is one of the most precious elements on our planet, […]

 
 

MENA Venture Capital Market Gaining Momentum

MENA Venture Capital Market Gaining Momentum

BECO Capital, a regional venture capital firm focused on technology investments in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, today said that the Venture Capital (VC) market has gained momentum in the last 12 months, boosted by successful fundraising by the “Big Four”, a much deeper startup ecosystem across the region, […]

 
 

Zomato gets funds from Temasek and Vy Capital

Zomato gets funds from Temasek and Vy Capital

Zomato has $60mn more on its plate Zomato, the restaurant search and discovery app, announced today that it has raised USD 60 million in a fresh round of funding that is being led by Singapore investment company, Temasek with participation from existing investor Vy Capital and will use the investment to further […]