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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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UNESCO Launch of Global Education Monitoring Report confirmed at Innovation Africa 2017

The Government of Mozambique is now gearing up for the high level Innovation Africa Summit that will take place at the Gloria Hotel, Maputo 23 to 25 October. In an important development it has now been confirmed that UNESCO have official partnered with Innovation Africa to launch their Global Education Monitoring Report on the 24th October. The UNESCO Global Education …

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