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Apple launches iPad Air and Mini ahead of March 25 event

On March 25 Apple is expected to launch next-generation AirPods, an AirPower wireless charging mat and a new affordable iPad Apple Inc, in a surprise move on Monday, launched a new 10.5-inch iPad Air and updated its iPad Mini ahead of a March 25 event where it is expected to launch a television and video service. So far in its …

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Blackboard continues to deepen its commitment with the Middle East

The UAE is racing ahead in its adoption of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and technology companies such as Blackboard could play a great role in helping the UAE and other countries in the region achieve their goals Blackboard continues to deepen its commitment with the Middle East. The three-day Teaching and Learning Conference (TLC) for Russia, Middle East and Africa …

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Firm launches first hearing device with AI in UAE

The premiere of the unique product in the UAE is the first in the Middle East after its launch in the US and Canada. Starkey Hearing Technologies recently launched the world’s first multipurpose hearing device that tracks brain and body health, with artificial intelligence (AI) and integrated sensors with 29 language translations, including Arabic – performing tasks that normally require …

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Looking to make an entry into the UAE and MENA markets? startAD’s Venture Launchpad can help accelerate your journey

In 2018, the total amount of investments made in startups in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region was $893 million, 31 percent higher than in 2017, according to a report from MAGNiTT. As governments in this region are taking a proactive approach, it has seen a surge in startup activity in the last few years. With plenty of …

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Technology must drive positive change, school students agree at second Expo 2020 Dubai Next Gen World Majlis

We must ensure technology is for us and not against, say 21 school students from across the UAE Effects of technology on creativity, empathy, mindfulness debated in latest edition of Majlis series Next Gen World Majlis programme enables students to discuss topics that will affect their future DUBAI: Juggling the positive and negative impacts of technology is one of the …

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More Gulf institutions turning to education technology

A shift from lecture-style classrooms to active-learning environments not only increases student engagement but also improves retention and recruitment rates, say experts Technology is playing a key role in transforming the learning process in the Gulf region as educational institutions are investing heavily to shift from lecture-style classrooms to active-learning environments, say experts. According to Patrick Hayes, Director at British …

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Innovation is not just new technology, retailers told they must remember to communicate with customers

Disruptive brands come into sharp focus at The Retail Summit in Dubai Being innovative does not simply mean embracing the latest technology, adopting AI, utilising AR and replacing humans with robots. That was a recurring message delivered to the 900 senior executives at The Retail Summit held in Dubai in mid-February. The event featured 80 speakers and saw hundreds of …

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Dubai Silicon Oasis Raises Global Benchmark for Technology Excellence: German Delegation

Members of German Parliament and German Consul General in Dubai visit hi-tech park, gain insight into DSOA’s digitalization strategy Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), the regulatory body for Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the integrated free zone technology park, today received a high-ranking German delegation led by Hansjörg Durz, Member of the German Bundestag. The meeting at the Dubai Technology Entrepreneur …

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Gartner predicts global IT spending to reach $3.8 trillion in 2019

Global IT spending is anticipated to increase by 3.2 percent and reach $3.8 trillion in 2019 due to growth in the cloud, Internet of Things (IoT), and data centre markets. According to Gartner, spending is shifting from mobile devices to the cloud and data centres. “Despite uncertainty fuelled by recession rumours, Brexit, and trade wars and tariffs, the likely scenario …

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Dubizzle will not change its brand name after sale to Naspers: Company GM

Naspers’ subsidiary OLX bought remainder of dubizzle for $190mln last April; news about the deal was reported in the UAE by Wamda and other media outlets earlier this month Dubizzle, a leading online market place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will not change its brand name after its South African majority shareholder, Naspers, which also owns the OLX online …

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