Thursday , 22 November 2018

Tag Archives: Middle East

Innovative Solar House prototype by Baitykool competes for prestigious Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018 Award

University teams from UAE, Palestine, & France collaborate to create a remarkable energy saving prototype Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy along with the French Embassy in the United Arab Emirates are proudly supporting Baitykool, a solar house prototype project, in its bid to win the best concept and building of an ecological …

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Making the case for 5G in region: Which country’s taking the lead?

Did you know that on a 5G network, you can download the latest season of your favorite show in HD in the time it takes to board a plane? When it comes to the next generation of mobile network technology, some telecom executives have become 5G pessimists, having lost their faith in the power of technology to deliver more. A …

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Middle East and Africa Drives Future of Connectivity

CommScope shares key trends shaping the networks of tomorrow at GITEX Introducing the publication to the region, Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau, CEO and publisher, MIT Technology Review added: “Founded in 1899, the MIT Technology Review aims to bring together decision makers from all over the world to assess the current realities, in order to make better, and more informed decisions. With platforms …

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Middle East and North Africa enterprise software market to top USD 760 million in 2018

Industry experts agree that Middle East organizations are turning to digital consultancies to help solve business challenges – including budget constraints, over-extension of IT infrastructure, optimizing information management, and finding minimal time to value for digital business solutions and strategies. “As most Middle East organizations need to enhance their digital toolset, specialized channel partners are key for implementing information management …

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JadoPado founder drops plans for Middle East crypto exchange

Omar Kassim says regulators, banking sector and decline in crypto asset values made establishing BitPado as a profitable business would be a struggle Omar Kassim, the digital entrepreneur who sold e-commerce site JadoPado to competitor noon last year, has halted plans to create a new cryptocurrency exchange in the United Arab Emirates. Kassim had announced plans to launch a new …

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Blackboard and Higher Colleges of Technology Establish Digital Education Center of Excellence in the Middle East

Blackboard and the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) largest education institution, extended their partnership to create the first Blackboard Center of Excellence in the Middle East. Signed in the presence of Dr. Abdullatif Al Shamsi, Vice Chancellor of HCT, Dr. Jihad Mohaidat, Executive Dean – Ed Tech of HCT and Bill Ballhaus, Chairman, CEO and …

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All quiet on the investment front?: Middle East venture capital funding lower, but market conditions remain positive, funders say

The $112 million raised in VC funding by Mena firms is lower than 2016 and 2017 when big bets were made on Souq.com and Careem Still, Wajdi Ghoussoub, associate director of venture capitalist firm Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP), did not think that the lower value of money invested was an issue for concern. In response to questions by email, …

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China’s Xi pledges $20bln in loans to revive Middle East

The loans will fund a plan of “economic reconstruction” and “industrial revival” that would include cooperation on oil and gas, nuclear and clean energy, Xi said Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday pledged a package of $20 billion inloans and $1.6 billion in financial aid to countries in the Middle East, as part of what he called an “oil and …

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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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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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