Friday , 17 August 2018

Science & Tech

UAE MoF launches its Unified Smart Platform Service to link all e-revenue collection systems of the Federal Government

The platform was designed to connect all revenue collection E-Systems Abu Dhabi: The Ministry of Finance (MoF) launched a smart unified platform service (a unified e-service system) that links all e-revenue collection systems of the federal government, during a workshop held by the Ministry, which included more than 20 federal government entities. The platform was designed to connect all revenue …

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Abu Dhabi launches crypto asset regulatory framework

The new ADGM crypto framework instils proper governance, oversight and transparency over crypto asset activities Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, has launched its framework to regulate spot crypto asset activities, including those undertaken by exchanges, custodians and other intermediaries in ADGM. This follows the successful completion of a public consultation on the introduction …

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DIFC collaborates with France’s Finance Innovation to promote fintech growth

The collaboration will support the development of the fintech ecosystem in both markets Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Finance Innovation, France’s official innovation cluster for the financial industry, based in Paris. The collaboration will support the development of the fintech ecosystem in both markets and facilitate knowledge sharing and collaboration between their …

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UAE, Russia sign pact to send first Emirati to space

First Emirati astronaut will travel to space within a year of the UAE Astronaut Programme creating a final shortlist of candidates The UAE and Russia have signed an agreement to send the first Emirati astronaut to space to participate in scientific research as part of the Russian space mission to the International Space Station aboard the Soyuz-MS spacecraft. The cooperation …

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UAE leads Middle East in digital competitiveness

Emirates ranking jumped one place to 17th globally The UAE’s global ranking in digital competitiveness continued to improve as it secured the 17th position in IMD World Digital Competitiveness 2018 report. The region’s second biggest economy also maintained its lead in the Middle East chiefly due to Dubai’s strong push towards digitisation and embracing new technologies to make the emirate …

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Accelerating Entrepreneurship: Sharjah’s Sheraa grants $50,000 to tech start-up

The UAE’s Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa) awarded $50,000 to Solva Technologies, a tech start-up that offers environmentally-friendly solutions to electric motorbikes, Sheraa said in a press release on Sunday. The Emirates, over the past two years, has been increasing efforts to support tech start-ups and entrepreneurs, it sees as vital to the country’s growth and prosperity. Late last month, Sheikh …

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No connection: Online apps and social platforms struggle to establish bonds with UAE users – study

A new study has shown that mobile apps and online social platforms are “struggling” to create strong bonds with consumers in the United Arab Emirates, despite their widespread use. A survey of 1,000 UAE residents carried out by MBLM, a brand consultancy firm, said that last year apps and online social networks in general ranked lowly, coming 13th on a …

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Technology will help drive the next wave of growth in UAE

Boost in efficiency with leaner organisations, resources to invest in other areas of growth Commonly, businesses require a great deal of support to process government and corporate transactions such as licensing, leasing, visa issuance and customer care. The level of support received has become a fundamental factor in evaluating any business environment, as it enables companies to get their business …

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UAE’s smart services help save $2.17bln over three years

The savings generated can be attributed to reducing the time it takes to process transactions and cutting fuel costs. Smart Government applications generated savings of AED8.00 billion in three years, according to a study conducted by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, (TRA). The study addressed the impact of the UAE Smart Government on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) from 2015 through …

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Saudia launches complimentary WhatsApp data package on flights

Expanded free WhatsApp package onboard all flights SAUDI Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA), the national flag carrier of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has listened to the overwhelmingly positive feedback from its guests on a recently launched complimentary onboard data connectivity package. WhatsApp needs no introduction. A global application that connects people and places, it is one of the most popular social …

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