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UAE and Saudi Arabia lead GCC digital transformation interest online

Search for strategic digital terms increases throughout GCC New results released by SEMrush, the award-winning all-in-one digital marketing suite, identifies the UAE and Saudi Arabia as clear leaders in GCC-wide online searches relating to digital security and transformation over the last 12 months. The back-data study covered four key strategic digital terms: ‘digital transformation’, ‘digital marketing’, ‘cyber security’ and ‘computer …

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Badir Program to launch the first agriculture-tech hackathon in Saudi Arabia

The agriculture sector contributes to the provision of 25% of all food available for consumption, $14.13bln to the gross domestic product King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), represented by the Badir Program for Technology Incubators and Accelerators, and in collaboration with Faisal bin Mishal bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Community “Mojtamae”, will launch the first agricultural hackathon in …

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Saudi Arabia announces plans for largest 5G roll-out in Middle East

Announcement at Mobile World Congress will see 10,000 5G base stations provide Saudi consumers with region’s fastest and most extensive 5G coverage Saudi Arabia has announced the largest 5G commercial roll-out in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), with an additional 400 MHz in mid-band (3.5Ghz) spectrum being released to commercial operators in March 2019, according to Abdullah Alswaha, …

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Coding drive reaches 1mln people

1,025,971 participants completed courses in the MakeCode, JavaScript, and Python programming languages The Misk Foundation, a non-profit philanthropic foundation, recorded more than one million participants in the second edition of Saudi Codes, the largest initiative of its kind ever held in the Saudi Arabia, at an event in Riyadh. The courses in the MakeCode, JavaScript, and Python programming languages were …

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Lenovo appoints Data Center Country Manager for Saudi Arabia

Emad Aldaous new Data Center Country Manager for Saudi Arabia Dubai: Lenovo, a global technology leader in driving Intelligent Transformation today announced the appointment of Emad Aldaous as the new Data Center Country Manager for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In his new role, he will be responsible for growing Lenovo Data Center Group’s (DCG) business in the Kingdom, while …

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Softbank, Mubadala aim to bring investee companies to UAE and Saudi Arabia

Softbank Investment Advisers says “number one goal” of new office is to bring portfolio companies to the region The head of investment giant Softbank’s new Middle Eastern offices has said that its new regional bases in Abu Dhabi and Riyadh will be used to bring some of the portfolio companies within its $100 billion Softbank Vision Fund to the region. …

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MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf outperforms emerging market slump, late sales hit Saudi

Big banks boost Abu Dhabi and Qatar Gulf stock markets mostly rose on Monday, outperforming emerging markets globally, though Saudi Arabia closed lower because of a wave of selling in the final hour. MSCI’s emerging market index was down 0.9 percent. Gulf markets have been weakened by the global downturn but many fund managers think that with Brent oil above …

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Saudi Vision 2030 ‘will boost competitiveness,’ WEF says

Saudi Arabia has committed to significant changes to its economy and society as part of its Vision 2030 reform plan Countries across the Middle East are struggling to create diverse opportunities for their youth, according to the latest World Economic Forum (WEF) Arab World Competitiveness Report. However, a number of countries are innovating and creating new solutions to previously existing …

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UAE’s Shuaa Capital to boost foothold in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt

The Saudi market is so important and full of growth potentials and opportunities Shuaa Capital is seeking to collaborate with Saudi Arabia’s Jabal Omar Development Company (JODC) to launch and manage real estate investment funds in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The partnership is directed towards managing the development and expansion of centrally located real estate hotspots across the Kingdom, …

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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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