Wednesday , 14 November 2018

Science & Tech

Cheaper medicine?: New generic drug rules in Abu Dhabi will boost market, but wider integration requires public awareness – analyst

Zawya Express presents the top story, topic or trend highlighted by our editorial team as recommended reading to start your working day By Yasmine Saleh, ZAWYA A recent decision in Abu Dhabi aimed at increasing demand for generic medicine – drugs that use formulas similar to branded drugs, but sold at cheaper prices – needs time to gain public acceptance …

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Cryptocurrencies and their place in mainstream finance

Has the world of money changed and will continue to do so? Cryptocurrencies are now irrefutably part of mainstream finance. They are capturing our focus more than ever before during a time when financial technology is taking centre stage. Major digital currencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, Lite and Dash are being thrust into the world of mainstream finance at …

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Job privilege: Who can get 10-year visa in UAE?

New reforms such as 10-year visa, 100% foreign ownership of firms to help attract best talent, FDI. The UAE’s new reforms will be focused on professions and industries that meet the country’s strategic needs. (Reuters file) Technology entrepreneurs, influencers, high-end individual investors and specialists in certain fields such as science, space and medicine would be eligible for the 10-year visa …

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Etisalat sells 28.04% stake in Thuraya for $37.32mln

The stake has been sold to Star, a subsidiary of Al Yah Satellite Communications Company Etisalat completed the sale of its stake in Thuraya Telecommunications company for AED137 million (US$37 million) to Star Satellite Communications, the UAE-based telecom firm said in a statement to the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange Thursday. The stake has been sold to Star, a subsidiary of …

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Saudi Arabia appoints Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak as tech ambassador

Wozniak is considered as one of the most important minds that have changed the history of the world The Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming and Drones (SAFCSP) has named Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak as an ambassador for the creation of a “Saudi Tech Hub.” Saud Bin Abdulla Al-Qahtani, the head of the federation and an adviser to the Royal Court, …

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Krypto Labs announces EdTech Innovations Startup Contest 2018

$270,000 in funding will be awarded to the most innovative startups in Education Technology Abu Dhabi, UAE – In its continuous search for innovative ideas and concepts, Krypto Labs, the global business technology incubator with a unique ecosystem for funding ground-breaking startups, has set a global challenge by announcing its newest contest, the EdTech Innovations Startup Contest 2018, aiming at …

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Will the next cryptocurrency revolution be green?

Source: Zawya-Ammar Radhi   If bitcoin were a country, it would be 41st in the world in terms of energy consumption, just behind Chile and Austria Last year’s bitcoin frenzy appears to have run its course. The cryptocurrency’s near-vertical ascent to more than $19,000 was followed by an equally precipitous decline as speculators fled the market as fast as they …

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Dubai RTA launches Apple Pay feature in its app

Customers using iPhones can process payment of several fees in a quick and safe environment The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has launched Apple Pay feature enabling customers using iPhones to process the payment of several fees in a quick and safe environment via RTA Dubai app. The RTA has thus become one of the first government departments …

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Padmini Gupta on the app that aims to help improve the lives of low income workers in the UAE

In the latest of our Business For Good series highlighting the philanthropic work of business families, we speak to the founder of the Rise app aimed at improving the lot of the UAE’s domestic workers When an earthquake shook Nepal at noon on Saturday, April 25, 2015, it killed nearly 9,000 people and ruined the lives of more than eight …

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Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre to host AngelHackathon Dubai Hackathon 2018

The Dubai edition will run on August 3 and 4, 2018 Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre (Dtec), DSOA’s wholly owned technology startup center that is the largest of its kind in the Middle East, today announced that it will host the Dubai edition of AngelHack’s Global Hackathon Series 2018. Conceptualized by AngelHack, a leading global entrepreneurial community based in San Francisco, …

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