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INTERVIEW: JadoPado founder planning cryptocurrency exchange launch

Omar Kassim backs away from blockchain-based real estate venture, citing lack of regional infrastructure Esanjo’s founder Omar Kassim. The new start- up leverages block chain technology to facilitate real estate transactions The founder of the JadoPado e-commerce platform has revealed plans to launch a cryptocurrency exchange. Omar Kassim, who sold JadoPado to regional e-commerce giant Noon last year, told Zawya …

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UAE Space Agency highlights Mars Mission challenges at CABSAT 2018

Importance of the country’s space programme highlighting challenges faced by his team in the region. DUBAI- Dr. Mohammed Nasser Al Ahbabi, Director-General of the UAE Space Agency, has delivered a keynote session on the importance of the country’s space programme highlighting challenges faced by his team in the region, while planning for their mission to Mars. The talk was given …

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Six-fold hike: Saudi steps up renewable energy targets in 2018

Zawya Express presents the top story, topic or trend highlighted by our editorial team as recommended reading to start your working day ACWA Power’s three Solar PV projects for 165.5MWp under Round 2 of Egypt FiT program II reach financial close By-Nada Al Rifai, ZAWYA Saudi Arabia has raised its target for renewable energy tenders to 4.125 Gigawatts (GW) in …

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Sunny side up: Solar will be cheaper than conventional power by 2020, says IRENA

Utility-scale renewable energy projects will generally produce cheaper power than fossil fuels by 2020, says the International Renewable Energy Agency. Staff Writer, ZAWYA Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week is underway, with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) opening its eighth annual assembly on Saturday, publishing a report which argued that renewable energy projects that were commissioned last year “largely” fell within …

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Work on $3bln Saudi Arabia’s New Taif energy project begins

TAIF – A major solar energy plant will be established in the techno valley of this summer resort as part of the SR11 billion New Taif project. The King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology (KACST) has started building 600 bases for the plant. The energy project includes establishment of solar panels on the bases and construction of management and security …

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UN launches tech innovation lab in Egypt

The United Nations (UN) has announced the opening of its African Technology Innovation Lab (UNTIL) in Egypt, in line with its framework to deploy a global network of such labs. The launch of the new lab was announced on the sidelines of the latest Cairo ICT Conference, held under the auspices of Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. The UNTIL in …

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Alibaba Cloud to open its second data centre in Dubai next year

Company’s long-term goal is to establish cloud computing as digital foundation for new global economy Dubai – Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, is set to open its second data centre in Dubai next year, a top company official said. The company opened its first new data centre in the Middle East in Dubai …

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Meeting of Arab Ministers of Higher Education and Scientific Research concludes

The Arab Ministers of Higher Education and Scientific Research have highlighted the importance of coordinating plans for higher education and scientific research to cope up with the needs the labour market in the Arab countries and the priorities of their respective national plans for sustainable development. Concluding their 16th meeting at the Arab League HQ on Wednesday, the ministers urged …

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Competitive Advantage: UAE start-ups invest in cloud computing tech

72 per cent of all start-ups spend less than $50,000 on IT annually Startups across the UAE are increasingly looking to invest in cloud computing technologies to help themselves gain a competitive advantage in the market, new data by the Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) has shown. The Cloud Report 2017, commissioned in partnership with IBM and produced by Thomson …

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Careem Launches Student Ambassadors Program in Jordan

Careem, the leading ride-hailing service in the MENA region, Turkey, and Pakistan, has announced the launch of its Careem Ambassadors Program, which provides university students in Jordan with the opportunity to learn invaluable skills and take their career prospects to new heights. Students from a number of local universities – including the University of Jordan, Princess Sumaya University for Technology, …

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