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Dubai-based Wrappup bought by Silicon Valley firm

Company’s co-founders will all join competitor Voicera. By Michael Fahy, ZAWYA A Dubai-based technology company started at a hackathon event three years ago has been bought out by a Silicon Valley-based competitor. Wrappup, which has been developing an app using artificial intelligence (AI) to record and automatically note action points in meetings, has been acquired by Voicera, which has also …

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ATM 2018: Technology, sustainable tourism set to be event highlights

GCC tourism industry grows ten-fold and more since first show opened New hospitality projects, advanced technologies and sustainable travel trends will be discussed and highlighted during the 4-day Arabian Travel Market 2018, which opens today at Dubai World Trade Centre. The 25th edition of the ATM, the largest gathering of region’s hospitality and tourism companies and professionals since its inception, …

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Software sector witnesses highest talent turnover in MENA: Study

The trouble with retaining tech talent is high-demand and rising compensation within the industry. By Staff Writer, Khaleej Times The technology sector, retail and media industry witnessed the highest talent turnover in the Mena region as employees moved to search for better opportunities, a study by LinkedIn has revealed. The findings, based on LinkedIn’s data on half-a-billion professionals, show that …

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Bahrain is about to collaborate with a country to support the FinTech sector, find out who it is

According to the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) Financial Services Executive Director, David Parker, Bahrain is planning on collaborating with Malaysia’s financial sector since both markets are in similar development phases when it comes to the FinTech sector. “We can work on our strengths because Malaysia and Bahrain both have relatively newly implemented policies when it comes to fintech. I …

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Forbes Middle East hosts its first healthcare event

Three panel discussions discussed future of healthcare. Forbes Middle East has held its first healthcare event highlighting the current trends and potential opportunities in the healthcare sector, built around a series of panel discussions and keynote speeches by industry leaders. Moderated by PwC, conversations centered around shaping the future of healthcare, finding a balance in pharma and implementing machine medicine. …

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Dubai Internet City Hosts Over 6,000 Visitors During Step 2018 Event

Dubai Internet City (DIC) concluded two days of hosting the STEP Conference held on its premises. The event, which saw more than 6,000 visitors, including professionals, startups, entrepreneurs and students visiting the Dubai Internet City community, brought together over 300 speakers from across the technology ecosystem. STEP, which comprised four different conference streams running in parallel, took place across different …

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HBKU Holds Education City’s First PhD Defense

The College of Science and Engineering celebrates the achievements of its students A new milestone in the two decades of Qatar Foundation (QF) for Education, Science and Community Development history was achieved when Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s (HBKU) College of Science and Engineering (CSE) hosted Education City’s first-ever PhD thesis defense session. The momentous event comes ahead of HBKU’s schedule …

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Seed investments: The ideas the UAE is backing to help boost rainfall levels

Zawya speaks to the three scientists whose ideas have received $5 mln via this year’s Rain Enhancement Programme. By Nada Al Rifai, ZAWYA As the United Arab Emirates navigates the path to raise its water security levels, the arid Gulf country is funding a number of new research ideas aimed at boosting rainfall. The UAE’s Rain Enhancement Programme this year …

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World Finance Magazine awards Temenos “Best Islamic Banking & Finance Software Solution” at their 2018 Islamic Finance Awards

IslamicSuite, Temenos’ scalable innovative technology, scores highly in both reader votes and judges panel to come out on top at this year’s Islamic Finance Awards The banking software company, today announced that it has won “Best Islamic Banking & Finance Software Solution” in World Finance magazine’s annual Islamic Finance Awards (goo.gl/zPXo9E). Temenos’ IslamicSuite (goo.gl/TuLPJe) was first nominated by World Finance …

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Etisalcom appointed as Huawei’s First Channel Service Partner in Bahrain

Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider has recognized Etisalcom as its first Channel Service Partner (CSP) in Bahrain. Manama, Bahrain: Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider has recognized Etisalcom as its first Channel Service Partner (CSP) in Bahrain. The certification will open doors for Etisalcom to offer vendor-backed services such as design and deployment of Huawei certified solutions …

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