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UAE cyberattacks down 48%

There were 155 cyberattacks against UAE websites in the first four months of 2018, down from 297 over the same period last year According to state news agency WAM, this decrease could reflect the success of the “National IT Emergency Response Team” of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) in deterring hacking attempts. Cyberattacks during the first four months of the …

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UAE Space Agency reviews new satellite design

The satellite will provide valuable insight into the concentration of nutrients in the coastal waters of the Arabian Gulf The UAE Space Agency, working in partnership with Khalifa University of Science and Technology and the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (Aurak), has reviewed the preliminary design of the MeznSat 3U CubeSat, which is being developed to monitor and study …

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Dubai Aerospace signs $480mln loan deal

The $480mln loan, which includes both conventional and Islamic finance tranches, has “accordion facility” allowing it to be increased to $800 mln By Davide Barbuscia, Reuters News DUBAI- Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), one of the world’s largest aircraft lessors, said on Monday it had signed a four-year loan deal for $480 million. DAE, a government-controlled company set up in 2006, …

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Gateway Gulf concludes with focus on technology-led future growth

Manama, Bahrain: The final day of investment forum, Gateway Gulf, highlighted opportunities for foreign direct investment being driven by economic diversification across the GCC. At the forum, H.E. Eng. Ibrahim Al-Omar, Governor, Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA), spoke about the growing inward investment opportunities in Saudi Arabia and the region: “13 per cent of the world’s trade passes through …

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500 Startups invests in 12 Middle East and North Africa (MENA) startups as part of the second ‘MENA DOJO’ series a program

Silicon Valley based 500 Startups, the most active early-stage Venture Capital firm in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, has announced twelve pre-Series A regional companies participating in the second edition of the MENA Dojo Series A Program following a very rigorous selection process. The startups in this batch include : Eyewa, online glasses and contact lenses retailer; …

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in5, Oracle collaborate to drive Dubai startup growth through digital transformation

Global technology leader to provide 120+ startups with meet-up sessions, training on emerging technologies. in5, an enabling platform for students, startups and entrepreneurs, has entered into an agreement with Oracle to help startups in Dubai explore new growth avenues, introduce innovative services, and deliver an exceptional customer experience through driving digital transformation. In its first phase of implementation, the program …

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ENOC planning service station of the future as Expo 2020 Dubai’s Official Integrated Energy Partner

Dubai Government energy company appointed latest Expo 2020 Official Partner. ENOC sees World Expo as ideal platform for focus on future of integrated energy Group’s retail chain ZOOM to offer diverse products and services to Expo visitors DUBAI – Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) has been appointed Expo 2020 Dubai’s Official Integrated Energy Partner with plans to set up a …

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Microsoft is designated driver of the tech world

Quarterly results show the company earned $7.4bln, an increase of 35% over the same period last year. By Robert Cyran, Reuters News NEW YORK, (Reuters Breakingviews) – If the tech sector is in perpetual party mode, Microsoft is its designated driver. The software giant is vying with retailer Amazon to be the planet’s second-biggest firm by market capitalization, at nearly …

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Dubai among world’s top 3 model smart cities

Emirate has been taking a pioneering role in self-driving cars, automated ports, testing of delivery robots and drones and social robots among others. By Waheed Abbas, Khaleej Times Dubai has been chosen among the world’s top 3 model smart cities, pioneering in different public and private services for the betterment of its residents. This thanks to a host of initiatives …

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Digital transformation of Service Economy can drive growth across Middle East and Africa says World Bank

Rabah Arezki, Chief Economist for Middle East and North Africa Region (MNA) at the World Bank will be addressing this subject in a Keynote Speech: “A new economy for MENA – how the service economy and digital transformation can drive growth and job creation across the region” Investment into digital transformation in the major Cities of the Middle East and …

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