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Mashreq Qatar launches Biometric Banking

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Advanced fingerprint recognition technology introduced as part of enhanced suite of features offered on the Snapp mobile banking application. Doha – Continuing its legacy of innovation in digital banking, Mashreq, one of the leading financial institutions in the GCC, has announced the launch of biometric security for mobile banking in Qatar, allowing its customers to use their fingertips as password. …

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Saudi Arabia shows highest growth in high-quality science in Western Asia

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Saudi Arabia continues to enhance its position as a regional leader in scientific research. As reported in Nature Index 2016 Saudi Arabia – published with the 28 April issue of Nature -Saudi Arabia’s contribution to high-quality research papers is growing more than any other country in Western Asia. Between 2012 and 2015, Saudi’s growth in contribution to the Nature Index …

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Microsoft Launches SQL Server 2016 in UAE

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Tap your data’s potential, Microsoft urges regional businesses, as it releases first SQL Server to be ‘born in the cloud’. 28th April 2016, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Microsoft Gulf invited UAE businesses to delve deeper into their data and harness its potential like never before, with SQL Server 2016, the latest version of the company’s flagship database and …

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Cheap device for examining eyes successfully tested

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By Inga Vesper – SciDev.Net A simple eye examining device that may offer a cheap way to improve medical care and training in developing countries has been successfully tested in Africa and Pacific island states. The Arclight is a pocket-sized ophthalmoscope — a medical instrument used to see inside patients’ eyes — equipped with an LED to provide light, a …

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Space data holds the key to a sustainable future

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By Giorgia Scaturro – SciDev.Net Better information on the planet’s ecosystems and how they are changing can feed into policy and development, and vastly reduce the risks posed by natural disasters. In our globalising world, the havoc wreaked by climate change and environmental challenges in one place can have impacts much further afield — harvest losses in Kenya can ramp …

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Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation expands initiatives to strengthen knowledge role in region

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In line with HH Sheikh Khalifa directive to mark Year of Reading in 2016. Dubai, April 28, 2016: Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF) – a member of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Global Initiatives – announced the expansion of its knowledge initiatives and projects to consolidate its efforts in the dissemination, transfer and localization of knowledge in the region. …

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Samsung Electronics Ranks No. 1 in Global Digital Signage Unit Sales for Seventh Consecutive Year

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Diverse SMART Signage Portfolio Helps Samsung Continue with a Leadership Position in the Digital Signage Marketplace. For the seventh consecutive year, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. maintained its position as the worldwide leader in digital signage unit sales. Recently released sales figures from IHS, the leading source of insight, analytics, and expertise in display technology, validate Samsung ‘s leadership in the …

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Batelco Cloud Productivity Solutions Supporting Business in Bahrain

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Batelco Grows its Cloud Solutions for the SME Segment. Manama, Bahrain: Batelco is enhancing its Cloud Solutions portfolio with the introduction of a Cloud Productivity Solution for the SME segment. The productivity solution has been developed to help small and medium enterprises enhance their productivity and efficiency by providing them with a complete set of cloud-based applications to run and …

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MAGRABi launches its inaugural Eye Care Center in Alexandria, Egypt

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State of the art retail concept resetting the standards for ophthalmology. MAGRABi, the leading optical retailer in the MENA region, has launched its first Eye Care Center in Semouha, Alexandria, Egypt, giving patients access to a one-stop-shop for eye care, where they can receive a comprehensive eye test and purchase eye wear in one location. The MAGRABi Eye Care Center …

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DubaiStartupHub enhances the emirate’s innovation environment

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Online platform, jointly launched by Dubai Chamber and IBM , provides integrated services and information for start-up. Dubai, UAE: As part of its efforts to enhance the innovation environment of the emirate under the umbrella of Dubai Smart City initiative, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry in cooperation with IBM recently launched the DubaiStartupHub an online platform on IBM …

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