Friday , 17 August 2018

Science & Tech

Popular Arab social media stars talk about success and social messaging on YouTube

The final session of Sharjah Ramadan Majlis at al Majaz Amphitheatre last night (Sunday, June 3) was dedicated to the new generation of YouTubers Sharjah Government Media Bureau – If YouTube has emerged as one of the most powerful modern media platforms with massive impact on public perceptions and attitudes, a great deal of credit goes to social media stars …

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Building a new way of operating: The use of blockchain technology in construction, real estate

Zawya Express presents the top story, topic or trend highlighted by our editorial team as recommended reading to start your working day A lot of hype surrounds cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, one of the largest public blockchain networks, but cryptocurrencies represent only one application of blockchain technology. From a construction and real estate industry perspective, especially real estate finance, blockchain’s …

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Emirates NBD to launch EasyHub integrated digital kiosks

Access branch services beyond banking hours, any day of the week Partners with Diebold Nixdorf to offer multi-functional interactive terminal Open an account and get a debit card instantly Access branch services beyond banking hours, any day of the week Dubai: Emirates NBD, a leading bank in the Middle East, has partnered with Diebold Nixdorf, a world leader in driving …

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Pearson VUE enters into computer-based exam agreement with Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council

Pearson VUE will deliver the exams via its network of highly secure and convenient test centers ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Pearson VUE has entered into an agreement with the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) in Abu Dhabi to develop and deliver its skills verification examination programme across a wide range of sectors. The new agreement means …

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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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