Tuesday , 24 October 2017
Breaking News

Science & Tech

Tech savvy: 50% online users in MEA trust social media- survey

Today’s connected world is driving a ‘consumer trust divide’ between suspicious minds in developed nations and more accepting attitudes in emerging countries, according to Kantar TNS’s latest Connected Life research. Kantar TNS surveyed 70,000 people across 56 countries and conducted 104 in-depth interviews as part of the 2017, Connected Life study. The research explored consumer trust in brands in relation …

Read More »

ADGM, Yes Bank collaborate to further advance FinTech opportunities

ABU DHABI- Abu Dhabi Global Market, ADGM, the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, and YES BANK have signed an Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, to further foster cross-border exchange between the FinTech (Financial technology) ecosystems of the UAE and India. The collaboration will enable fintech innovators from the Middle East region and India to apply into YES FinTech programmes and …

Read More »

Artificial intelligence: GCC schools show more interest in adopting education technology-CEO

The Gulf region is showing more interest in adopting new technologies in the education sector, a chief executive officer (CEO) of an Abu Dhabi-based software company said. “Education is always a pillar of any economy,” Saleh Al Hashemi, the CEO of Alef, a privately-owned firm that sells education software to schools told Zawya in an interview on Monday on the …

Read More »

UNESCO Launch of Global Education Monitoring Report confirmed at Innovation Africa 2017

The Government of Mozambique is now gearing up for the high level Innovation Africa Summit that will take place at the Gloria Hotel, Maputo 23 to 25 October. In an important development it has now been confirmed that UNESCO have official partnered with Innovation Africa to launch their Global Education Monitoring Report on the 24th October. The UNESCO Global Education …

Read More »

Amazon’s technology head to speak at next week’s GITEX

Amazon’s chief technology officer, Werner Vogels, has been recruited to deliver a keynote speech at this year’s GITEX Technology Week. Vogels is set to discuss Amazon’s growth from a start-up to the world’s fourth-biggest company by market capitalisation, according to the Financial Times Global 500 rankings. Amazon has also taken a major stride into the Middle East this year following …

Read More »

District cooling key to energy storage in future

District cooling and tri-generation will play an increasingly vital role in the storing and integration of intermittent renewable energy sources in the future, said an engineering consultancy expert. “We are all aware that renewables are on the way to becoming the dominant source of energy. But because of the intermittent nature of renewables particularly solar and wind as a power …

Read More »

Amazon to open data centers in Middle East by early 2019

Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company, has announced that it plans to open an infrastructure region in the Middle East by early 2019. The new AWS Middle East Region (Bahrain) will consist of three Availability Zones at launch. Currently, AWS provides 44 Availability Zones across 16 infrastructure regions worldwide, with another 14 Availability Zones, across five AWS Regions in …

Read More »

New $250 million Dubai tech fund to target 15 investments

The new $250 million technology investment fund launched on Wednesday by Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP) will invest in about 15 companies, including a number of its existing portfolio companies, CEO Walid Hanna has said. Speaking to Zawya on the sidelines of the launch in Dubai, Hanna said he was “absolutely confident” of being able to source enough investible businesses. …

Read More »

Smartphone users buzzing after Saudi Arabia unblocks Internet calls

Saudi smartphone users were calling out with joy this week after the government lifted a ban on apps that allow video and voice services. Minister of Communications and Information Technology Abdullah Al-Swaha earlier this month issued a directive to unblock calling apps that have met regulatory requirements, with users able to access them from Wednesday. The move will make the …

Read More »

Apple v Samsung: Can new iPhone launch help revive sluggish GCC smartphones sales?

The Gulf’s mobile phone market remained flat in the second quarter of this year, but Apple will be hoping that sales of its new iPhones will help it overtake its rival Samsung and give the market a new lease of life. The new iPhone 8, launched last week, is already available for sale online in the United Arab Emirates, with …

Read More »